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What would you choose if you have to get an orthodontic treatment IN YOUR REAL LIFE ?

fixed metal braces
88 (72.1%)
clear braces
7 (5.7%)
clear on top / metal on bottom
8 (6.6%)
lingual braces
5 (4.1%)
invisalign
5 (4.1%)
other
7 (5.7%)
do not know
2 (1.6%)

Total Members Voted: 122

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Offline Jonny 12

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #15 on: 28. January 2018, 22:56:18 PM »
I had removables at school,although they were in 24/7as my parents made sure the teachers checked ,and my parents made sure I wore them all the time as I've posted elsewhere on this forum.ive now come to the conclusion that if I had them again I would definitely go for fixed metal top bottom with maybe expanders and tongue crib as well.

Offline MikeB

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #16 on: 29. January 2018, 18:31:59 PM »
I'd do Invisalign. I don't have any bite issues, and only have some relatively minor alignment correction to make. I do a lot of public speaking and on-camera stuff in my job, so clear aligners would be better from a company-image point of view, in the sense that I wouldn't want to take any attention away from the products I'm paid to promote.

I'm not "into" braces on myself, just women, so that part wouldn't affect my decision.

Offline page2949

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #17 on: 01. February 2018, 20:51:00 PM »
I started with invisalign, then switched to clear fastbraces.  I wish I would have started with the clear fast braces, or lingual.  hindsight is always 20/20

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #18 on: 02. February 2018, 02:33:37 AM »
i am in process of getting braces -I wanted Invisalign, but the amount of correction prevented that,  so, getting clear on top and metal on bottom.

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #19 on: 02. February 2018, 18:50:51 PM »
I'm going for a consultation on Monday so will find out what's advised! I went for one 7 years ago and was told that only metal braces would work, wish I hadn't chickened out! These days things have come a long way...

Offline ortho218

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #20 on: 10. February 2018, 15:38:54 PM »
I'm going for a consultation on Monday so will find out what's advised! I went for one 7 years ago and was told that only metal braces would work, wish I hadn't chickened out! These days things have come a long way...

be brave! haha I guess you only get one shot :)

I'd want something faily minimal for myself like regular braces but I  would also want to know what it's like to wear headgear or a Herbst....just not permanently!

Offline mrmajestic723

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #21 on: 10. February 2018, 17:03:40 PM »
I wanted hg too but my bands don’t have the tubes. I would have ordered a set if so. I will order a facemask though

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #22 on: 24. April 2018, 19:15:39 PM »
I'm going for a consultation on Monday so will find out what's advised! I went for one 7 years ago and was told that only metal braces would work, wish I hadn't chickened out! These days things have come a long way...

To update, whilst I do apparently have an underbite (front teeth meet) and malocclusion the ortho said my bite was okay and wouldn't do braces. Shame as it would have been great to get the underbite fixed.

Offline mrmajestic723

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #23 on: 24. April 2018, 20:43:40 PM »
If you want to go for it, go to a different ortho. It is not as if they will report you to each other. Someone will take you business. 

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #24 on: 10. May 2018, 04:38:15 AM »
Metal for sure! Why would you want to hide 5,000 dollars worth of braces

Offline ortho218

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #25 on: 06. June 2018, 18:18:29 PM »
another interesting option is a device like those 'orthotropics' ones you see on youtube sometimes... anyone got any thoughts on those?

Offline Hops

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #26 on: 11. June 2018, 12:09:42 PM »
If I had the chance to be braced again it would be all metal for sure!

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #27 on: 25. September 2018, 14:31:09 PM »
I’d want to wear metal for sure. I don’t know if I could ever bring myself to do it though.

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #28 on: 06. November 2018, 06:55:51 AM »
I only got the choice of fixed metal braces bc of my situation, which is fine with me because they were the cheapest choice...not that any of this is cheap  :-\

Offline radian

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #29 on: 13. November 2018, 10:45:36 AM »
Thanks for all the answers !

I am in the final straight line. After almost a year between the decision and all I had to do, the appointment to put the braces on is scheduled on the start of december.

I am still hesitating between clear on top/metal on bottom and 100 % metal.

I think the second option is the best because I do not want the braces (the elastics arround exactly) become yellow but I am not sure to assume 100 % metal smile, mainly because of my age (36) and my job (I talk regularly in front of foreign people).

Please give me some advice to help me to make the good choice. Without talking about a thing for braces, would you really assume metal braces in your situations ?