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

fixed metal braces
125 (69.8%)
clear braces
11 (6.1%)
clear on top / metal on bottom
16 (8.9%)
lingual braces
9 (5%)
invisalign
5 (2.8%)
other
10 (5.6%)
do not know
3 (1.7%)

Total Members Voted: 179

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Offline bugbathe43

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #45 on: 23. November 2019, 22:18:35 PM »
I’ve had braces twice, the first was over 25 years ago and my orthodontist used full metal bands and the second time I had metal on top and bottom. I prefer metal the orthodontist I go to would rather use metal on adults. Because our teeth are harder to move.

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #46 on: 24. November 2019, 13:18:20 PM »
I had braces twice also. Fullbands first time an second time ceramic on top and metal bottom. If I could do it again I would go all metal. They are smaller and people can see you have braces either way.

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #47 on: 27. November 2019, 11:27:39 AM »
I would prefer normal removeable devices (no invisaligns) for light crooked teeth.

if a fixed device is neccessary i´d choose normal brakets. with ceramical brakets there is alwas a light difference between teeh colour and the ceramic, so it looks like you didn´t clean your theeth proper. 

Offline Headgear-compliance

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #48 on: 20. July 2020, 10:40:37 AM »
Fixed.metal braced and headgear. I would hate it, but later I would love it.

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #49 on: 29. July 2020, 04:59:22 AM »
I would definitely choose full metal. I don't like the way clear braces look (particularly from a distance), and I didn't like wearing my essix retainer, so I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like wearing invisalign.

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #50 on: 17. August 2020, 23:29:09 PM »
Depends on my age and treatment duration... rn I'm in my early 20s so I'd go for metal, but in my 30s I'd probably go for clear.

Offline bugbathe43

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #51 on: 18. February 2021, 21:17:50 PM »
I just got back from my orthodontist and I am getting braces put on April 6. I had my records today and the Assistant measured me for a headgear. I am looking forward to wearing one also I am getting molar bands and premolar bands because of prior dental work.

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #52 on: 19. February 2021, 17:23:21 PM »
Congrats. What kind of brackets are you getting? Hopefully you'll be sharing your journey!

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #53 on: Yesterday at 13:41:58 »
i have just got braces put on - metal brackets top and bottom, quad helix expander and elastics. Look like such a metal mouth and love it!

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Re: Your choice if you have to get braces as an adult
« Reply #54 on: Yesterday at 17:01:27 »
@bracey_stacey Congrats on starting your journey. How is it so far? The quad helix must be a bit to get used to...