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 :)