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

fixed metal braces
156 (68.1%)
clear braces
13 (5.7%)
clear on top / metal on bottom
24 (10.5%)
lingual braces
9 (3.9%)
invisalign
10 (4.4%)
other
14 (6.1%)
do not know
3 (1.3%)

Total Members Voted: 225

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Offline henkbyblos

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #60 on: 20. January 2022, 13:39:03 PM »
I have been considering a treatment on and off for the last few years.
The initial quotes I got were way too high for me and most suggested Invisalign therapy, which I do not want (obviously).

Now I found a new dentist and orthodontist and decided to give it a go.
Treatment plan will be discussed soon  ;D In the back of my mind I’m still in doubt, but I think I’ll go with it this time.

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #61 on: 20. January 2022, 17:30:06 PM »
Metal braces all the way! Ceramic and clear brackets somehow don’t look right on most people. I’ve been told metal brackets are stronger and more versatile. Personally I like the metal mouth look. It is strangely alluring!

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #62 on: 09. May 2022, 17:52:54 PM »
I personally believe that if I had to put braces on my teeth I would prefer the metal one. It is true that you can see clearly, but the transparent ones often end up being yellowed and it seems to have stained teeth. In addition, the transparent one then ends up having elastic, thick thread and in the end it is even more noticeable in my opinion.

Of course, invisalign is a nice solution but in reality now you notice the same ... I say: if you wear the braces, patience, you will see and it is better not to try to hide it, because you will notice more the strange expressions that braces

Offline henkbyblos

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #63 on: 28. May 2022, 01:11:21 AM »
Quote from: henkbyblos link=topic=11626.msg136665#msg136665 date=1642678743
I have been considering a treatment on and off for the last few years.
The initial quotes I got were way too high for me and most suggested Invisalign therapy, which I do not want (obviously).

Now I found a new dentist and orthodontist and decided to give it a go.
Treatment plan will be discussed soon  ;D In the back of my mind I’m still in doubt, but I think I’ll go with it this time.

So I went through with it. Metal brackets it is  ;D

Offline Milva

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #64 on: 22. August 2022, 11:41:55 AM »
Honestly, besides any "fantasy", I think I would coose either invisalign or metal fixed braces.

Invisalign I have heard they are pretty good, and really barely noticeable.

Clear braces are less noticeable, but you can see them anyway, so they are almost useless, and lingual... well, they are probably a pain for myself, so I would not change my personal discomfort with braces in full sight. After all, why shoud I be shy?

IMHO




I do not know how to make a poll but I simply ask the question.

You have to get a real orthodontic treatment tomorrow in your everyday life.

Honestly, considering advantage and disadvantage of all type of braces, what would you choose ?
- metal fixed braces
- clear fixed braces
- lingual braces
- Invisalign

Please, the question is not to know what would you prefer as a fantasy but in your real life, with your wife, children, family friends, colleagues, work etc.

I ask the question because I am not sure for the answer for myself (After a very long reflection, I will start an orthodontic treatment this year).

For plenty of reason (probably most of us share), I would really like fixed metal braces but despite a good amount of self confidence, I am not sure I could assume them in my everyday life, in front of my wife, my family (I have teen nieces with metal braces) and my friends. Furthermore, my job requires to speak in front of a public and everyone would see the metal braces.

That's why I would probably choose clear braces on top and metal on bottom. Lingual braces and invisalign are too expensive.

What would you do or what did you choose if you were in a similar situation ?

EDIT : I could make a poll but still very interested in your comments !