Adult Braces- 22 Years Old - Frankfurt Am Main, DE
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I got braces in Frankfurt Germany, I went to three...
- 12 Nov 2012
I got braces in Frankfurt Germany, I went to three dentists for consultations, two said I needed extractions, with top and bottom, and tried to blow up my problem as though it would be really expensive and complicated the last dentist said no extractions and only top braces, since my bottom teeth are perfect and I have heard nightmare reviews about hollow smiles from extractions, I went with the third. Plus, why pull out perfectly healthy teeth?
I am amazed with the results, I will be getting my braces removed in about a month, and not only do they look amazing, but I finally have a comfortable bite.
Having straight teeth has absolutely changed my out look on life. I was so embarrassed about my horrible crowding I didn't dare smile openly and talked really muffled to cover up my teeth. Now I smile with confidence and am a lot more outgoing. It was totally worth the money for me!
I will also get my teeth whitened when I am done- I'll post a picture in about a month I guess :)
So braces are coming off on thursday :) My teeth...
- 18 Dec 2012
My teeth are pretty much perfect, but I am curious to see what type of retainer I get and if it will make any further adjustments. At this point I know I'm getting a permanent retainer behind my front teeth and a removable retainer.
I posted a new pic and you can see there is a little triangle on the left side, but I think it's mainly due to tooth shape, don't know if I'll fix it with bonding or not yet. A lot of people are not really satisfied with their smile afterwards, especially with adult braces but I'm actually pretty happy! My teeth are straight, and healthy, I didn't have to have any teeth removed and my face profile has improved a lot, also I don't get jaw pain any more!!
I asked the dental assistant to print out my before and eventual after as the photo quality is a lot better than my pictures, so I'll put them up on thursday. I already saw the before last time and wow, my teeth are so much whiter now! I guess I take care of them better too. I still want to get them whitened though, but considering they are not as stained anymore I might use white strips instead.
My orthodontist is brilliant I feel so badly for people who got a bad dentist, that's why I am writing this review so people can know who to trust. Some of the techniques she uses may hurt but they definitely work, no pain no gain! She wasn't the cheapest, but she was up front with everything and did not try to overcomplicate my problem. I felt I could trust her from the start and she assured me I could achieve a nice smile. I also really liked that a lot of adults are patients at her practise, I didn't feel "too old" to have braces at all. And lastly, even though my treatment has been relatively swift I felt like she paid close attention to my progress and used all the latest techniques and devices on my teeth, and she really is a perfectionist!