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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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Braces at 28 - Columbus, OH

Preface: in about 14 months I am getting married. I have always wanted to straighten my teeth, but couldn't afford to until I started my new job in November. I immediately spoke to my dentist about straightening, and she indicated I would need to have my wisdom teeth out before starting. Had the... READ MORE

Inman Alinger Braces - Boston, MA

Before getting my Inman Alingers I did lots of research, I also met with a orthodontist to get his opinion. He wasn't too similar with the appliance, but when I explain to him he told me it wouldn't be worth it. But I'm a pretty stubborn person and don't usually let down easy. So I decided to... READ MORE

BRACES at Last! Cure for OPEN BITE

I have an open bite i.e there is a gap between the top and bottom row of my teeth Additionally, I have a tooth that is "out of line" and is noticeable whenever I smile. I am more concerned about having this tooth "fall into line" than I am about closing my open bite ;-) I had a free... READ MORE

Wisdom Teeth Removed Before Braces Can Be Put on (Ouch!) - Washington, DC

I'm going through all of the necessary steps to get my braces. Step 1: have all cavities filled, step 2: have all 4 Wisdom teeth removed (I'm currently at this step). It's been 7 days post surgery. I'm having a very hard recovery time. I originally planned to have my braces put on two weeks post... READ MORE

Married, 31 Years Old & a 3 Years Old Son - Mumbai, India

Till the age of 31, I wondered whether to go with braces or not. My teeth we popping out of my mouth every time I smiled/laughed with huge gaps. I wanted to opt for braces but after reveiwing online articles & few consulatation with different orthodontics, I wasn't ready to bear braces for 2... READ MORE

5mm Diastema + 2 MIA Permanent Teeth + 10 Y/o Extractions = Hello Ortho - Lakeland, FL

I have had a gap since birth. It's a family trait and somewhat admired (Notably not by me). I have never in my 34 years of life smiled with my teeth showing on purpose! I have been snapped mid laugh and i always felt warm inside seeing the unadulterated joy in my eyes; but a quick glance south... READ MORE

22 years old, after 14 months of treatment I have the smile I always wanted! - Saint Marys, GA

I'm finally getting braces after many years of being self conscious of my teeth, and having jaw pain. I've had severe crowding in my bottom teeth because of my wisdom teeth, which I finally had completely removed December of 2014, so now my bottom teeth(and top) are all kinds of crazy looking.... READ MORE

34 Year Old, Always Wanted Good Teeth, Headed into my 13th Month of Braces - Salt Lake City, UT

I noticed over the last few years that my mouth was getting smaller. I went in for a consultation for Dr. John Graham's office (Sugarhouse Orthodontics.) Dr. Graham advised me that I had a cross bite, which means my upper teeth were narrower than my bottom. I originally thought I would be... READ MORE

Dental Bimaxillary Protrusion Clear Braces - 27 Years

I started my braces on may 2014 , my upper teeth have a dental protrusion , they are inclined outwards . my lips also don't seal on rest. my ortho told me i will have from 18-24 months treatment . we started first to align my teeth , with no extractions till now . he begin with a very thin wire... READ MORE

36 Year Old Male, Sucked Thumb Forever. Results Severe Overbite, Crowding Teeth and Overlapping. - Richmond, VA

Motivation was to get teeth fixed to increase self esteem and to smile more. Eliminating the fear of being judged or thinking everyone is looking at my teeth when I speak. I had numerous challenges with getting braces because so many insurance agencies did not cover adult orthodontics. They... READ MORE

31 Yrs Old- Ortho Journey to Straight Teeth - Airdrie, AB

It took 30 years but I finally found the right dentist. Dr. Hubert Ng was the first one to tell me I have nice big great looking teeth that just needed to be aligned, he was also the first that didn't want to pull out my fangs for braces. I went with DaVinci metal braces and completed and ortho... READ MORE

Braces at 29 Years Old. Southampton, GB

I have always hated my teeth, after years of wanting to get it done I now am! I used a clinic in southampton uk, I have gone for a more discreet ceramic bracket, slightly more expensive but has smoother edges to help prevent sores, my check ups are every ten weeks with this brace, can pop back... READ MORE

Requested Retraction - Received Abnormal Painful Bimaxillary Protrusion Dr. David Alpan - Los Angeles, CA

I originally had perfect teeth from orthodontic treatment in college. I had 4 pre-molars extracted and he worked magic to get them to look awesome. I LOVED my smile. It was a huge asset as I modeled & performed in additional to my daytime profession. I had finished graduate school recently... READ MORE

Traditional Braces , 53 Yrs Old.

It was a great experience. I was suppose to have them on for 18 months and had them off in 15 months. I was committed to 18 months mentally so when he told me he was going to take them off early I just about died. They have been off over two months now and I love my teeth!!! I had an overbite... READ MORE

Dr.Partovi is the Best!!!!!!!!!! Westwood, CA

When I first came in to see Dr. Partovi I thought to myself it was going to cost an arm and a leg. Once I came in the staff was very friendly made me feel at home and I felt super comfortable. They explained to me exactly what was going to happen through out the exam ( did i mention it was... READ MORE

Crystal Braces is Legit- So Far! - Dallas, TX

I've always had gaps, but they only recently bothered me. Invisalign is simply not an option at $5,500 up front. Crystal Braces sounded perfect for me, especially after their staff answered all my questions and consulting pictures over e-mail. The program is affordable and can be paid monthly... READ MORE

26 Y/O Starting a Journey of Braces - France, FR

I am in France (GRENOBLE) and I never braces in my life and so when I came to France to study I saw a classmate who had braces and he told me his story and that's when I started to see that my teeth weren't in their right shape. I actually crooked and an open bite due to a tongue thrust. I also... READ MORE

19 Years Old Had Braces Since I Was 15. United Kingdom, GB

I'm getting my braces off in 2 weeks, Iv had them over 3 years just to correct two teeth that looked like thangs :') as they use to stick out. The dentist said that they can't straighten up anymore due to the shape of my tooth. It's only a bit but that annoys me more knowing they can't correct... READ MORE

One of the Best Decisions I've Made for Me-straight Teeth. Dallas, GA

It's been a process. A painful process but so worth it. I love Justice Orthodontics and the team. The outcome is going to be amazing. I have never had a bad experience there. Dr. J explains everything to me and answers all of my questions. My adjustments are always quick and painless...I just... READ MORE

Braces on Lower Teeth Only at Age 46. Fixing Myself Up for 2015! - Seattle, WA

This reviewer is affiliated with RealSelf. The views expressed here are their own and do not reflect the views of RealSelf, Inc.When I was younger (age 9 through 14) I had tons of orthodontia in my overcrowded mouth. Headgear, something on the lower teeth called a "lip bumper", one molar removed... READ MORE

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