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Old 11-05-2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Melissa765 HB User
Angry Bonding to fix a few crooked teeth?!

Hi! I have a question about cosmetic dentistry. you see, i never had
braces (my teeth were always perfectly straight), but as i've gotten older, one
of my teeth on the bottom started to shift slightly and was about 1/32 of an
inch crooked. I know... not much. You still couldn't see it unless you looked like directly into my
mouth, when it was open, directly from the top, but for whatever reason, i went
to an orthodontist anyway. he told me that my teeth would get much worse and i
needed to do something quickly. he was WRONG!!! he convinced me to get the
"red, white, & blue" invisible braces, which are like invisalign, only wayyyy
thicker, more visible, and a terrible product on a whole. the day that i got
them, they were a completely different product than the ones he showed me (they
were thick and yellow, not to mention COMPLETELY visible and they were extremely
difficult to talk with.. worse than mouth-guards). I would have, at that point, told him that i no longer
wanted them, but he filed down all my teeth first to "make room" so there
wouldn't be crowding on the bottom, so i had no choice... i had HUGE gaps
between all my teeth on the bottom. He also told me that I had to get them on
the top too, for some odd reason (my top teeth were absolutely perfect). After
trying for months to wear them (I'd still only do it at night because they were
so noticeable and i couldn't talk), i just stopped, and since, my teeth have
gone haywire. they were all loose, got more crooked than before, and i'm
absolutely horrified at what he did. He filed down the sides of my teeth so
much that I have CONSTANT sensitivity. my dentist said that the spaces are now
"food traps". :'-( i never went back to that stupid orthadontist again.

NOW PLEASE, this is my question!!! would porcelain veneers or bonding be a good option for
me? Just on a few of my teeth that he totally ruined. I can't stand the
sensitivity any longer (do i need a root canal?), and there's no way that i'm
getting metal braces. thank you so much!

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