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Braces are used to straighten teeth, and improve bite, appearance, and overall dental health. Several versions include metal, lingual, invisible, or ceramic. LEARN MORE ›

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Invisalign Express Plus More... - Washington, DC

I brought my daughter for treatment of Invisalign Express ($3800), and I ended up getting retainers as well! The staff at Georgetown Orthodontics is very friendly and accommodating to my schedule. Dr. Oliver is patient and meticulous; she spends time talking the patient and family through the... READ MORE

I Got Braces at the Age of 26 - Damon System - Washington, DC

My smile needed a major makeover, and I decided it was not too late to do it even at age 26. I chose the Damon System braces because of Doctor Oliver's recommendation. It was the right choice because I did not think it was very painful when the braces got first installed, and I've had the wire... READ MORE

Ceramic Uppers Metal Lowers. #Bimaxillary Protrusion and crowding case - North Port, FL

After wanting to have braces all my life but never having the courage to, I finally decided to fix my smile at 40 years old! I have crowding in my teeth and have neither an overbite nor underbite or crossbite, but my upper and lower front teeth protrude in a bridge like position where they touch... READ MORE

32 year old getting braces tomorrow excited but anxious

I am going for my brace fitting tomorrow afternoon. This really has been a long time come and I am certainly excited but a little nervous too. I was a thumb sucker till about 11 I think. Unfortunately this has left me with my two from teeth sticking out and my bottom teeth don't meet my top... READ MORE

27 YOF With Clarity/Traditional Metal Braces

Welp, I was a thumb sucker for the first 13 years of my life.???????? I've struggled with my self-esteem and my smile for basically since I knew what self-esteem was. (Currently fighting back tears typing this lol) I finally made the leap and got braces! I'm scared to see how this will go, but... READ MORE

Closing all these gaps, finally! - Madison, WI

I was born with alot of diastemas. Our family was big (5 kids) and poor. We barely went to the dentist. I expressed desire to get braces as a young teen but alas it was purely cosmetic so my parents didn't let me. Burn! So, I lived my youth and into adulthood hating my gaps when apparently... READ MORE

Ceramic Braces/ Crowded Teeth/ 23 Year Old Adult with Braces - Pembroke Pines, FL

I've always wanted braces as a child but my parents could not afford them. With the help of my boyfriend, I was able to get insurance in 2014 and begin my dental work. I was told that I would have to take care of my teeth first before putting on braces so I went to Dr. Socher in Pembroke Pines,... READ MORE

My Life with Fast Braces

Hello all, I decided to document my journey with fast braces on here because I love the honesty on this site. I did have braces as a youngster but I never picked up the retainer. Dumb kid, I knowS. I received my fast braces consultation on 12/13. I think it was that day atleast. The reason I... READ MORE

Cross Bite after two years with braces.

So I've had braces for one year (1 more month for it to be two years.) and still have a cross bite! I don't know how long it's going to take because my treatment is two years. I know I trust my orthodontist and all, but is it normal to still have a cross bite after two years? I will be telling... READ MORE

Metal Braces 26yo

Hi! I'm finally going to fix my crooked teeth next week. I'll be wearing metal braces for about a year and then a retainer. I'll be waiting for this for so long, tired of feeling ashamed every time I smile. I have overcrowding on upper and lower teeth and alway been self conscious about it. hope... READ MORE

Fast Braces Question - , AR

About how long do you think it would take for my Fast braces to close my spaces? I got them November 5 2015 and I had the space at the top but the space below just opened up.I reall dont want to wear braces for a very long time. Also are dental assistant a suppose to put braces on patients? My... READ MORE

Young Professional Looking to Correct Smile - New York, NY

Originally, I wanted to go with Invisalign to correct my overbit and spacing. But after speaking with an orthodontist, I don't think I'm the perfect candidate for this. The only thing he said Invisalign could do is straighten my teeth and bring both canines forward to remove the gap from infront... READ MORE

My Review for Braces

I started seeing an orthodontist at age 6. My teeth were already crowding at a young age, so I had to get spacers to help make room in my mouth for my adult teeth. By age 10, I had braces. They were painful but at that time, kids my age were already getting them so it didn't bother me. I was... READ MORE

Almost 33 and Just Got Braces!

So I'll b 33 in 2 months & I'm finally able to take the steps I want towards a better looking & feeling me....starting with the thing I'm most self conscious about, my smile. I have an overbite with gaps in between both sides the two big front teeth! No dental insurance so I had to hope... READ MORE

Braces Finally - Austin, TX

Finally got my braces put on. After a month in a half of extractions and fillings. I've been wanting braces since I was a kid. It sucks I have to pay out of pocket until my insurance kicks in, but it's worth it. I'm really excited! I will keep y'all posted with my progression....................... READ MORE

28 with Severe Anxiety Disorder and Finally Got Braces for Severly Crowded Teeth.

I am writing this from my mobile, so this first update will be the highlights, I will come back with details in the update section. I have always been embarassed by my smile, now that I am an a financial position to fix it, I decided to finally fix my teeth. ( Due to my fear of anethesia and... READ MORE

31 Year Old, Female, Diastema, Large Gap - China, CN

So far I had a consultation they told me I need to get a Frenectomy done before I get the braces put in. I was reading online that having it done before my braces can cause scar tissue so I'm wondering if I should do it before or after. Also the dentist was saying i may need to pull teeth to... READ MORE

21 Yrs Old, Fianlly Getting Braces for my Crowded Teeth! - Helena, MT

I've wanted/needed braces for 5 years now. I have crowded teeth which causes me to get a lot of cavities despite good oral hygiene. I want these so my teeth feel clean and so i don't feel self conscious and i can finally smile in pictures. I chose to get traditional metal braces versus ceramic... READ MORE

Adult Braces Worth Every Dollar - Sydney, AU

With a growing concern over how my teeth had changed from my early 20's to newly marked 30's, I researched and eventually got adult braces. Worried about the new restricted diet I would need to avoid staining my braces, being mocked, and not being able to talk properly, I nervously visited an... READ MORE

Getting InMan Aligner - Willimantic, CT

I had braces as an adult already. But I didn't eat my retainer and my front teeth have moved. Most noticeably my front bottom teeth. The Inman Aligner is like a retainer and Invisalign but only for the front teeth. It's a re-treatment for people who have had braces with some relapse. I'm excited... READ MORE

Slanted Smile

I've had braces for 3 years now, and it seems to me that the orthodontist can't fix my smile. Every appointment I go to, they give me the same look and reaction of "Man, her smile is still slanted." This worries me since it seems like it can never be fixed. Now, I found out that they're taking... READ MORE

Got Them On, but No Where Near Done ! - Worcester, UK

Okay, so I got my braces put on, on the 4th of July, although I'm only about two months into braces I LOVE my results ! there's so much more to do to them but so far so good, before I had them on I had to get two teeth removed due to crowding... But heck I'd do anything for strait teeth, here... READ MORE

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