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    Default Braces for Adults

    Has anyone had braces as an adult?

    I'm trying to find out what people have paid to have braces (or invasilign) on their top teeth. I've been told I would only need them for 6 months to straighten my front teeth which have moved slightly because i grind my teeth when I sleep. I would then need a mouth guard to wear at night to stop grinding.

    I've been quoted $5500.00 but I dont know if that's reasonable or not.

    If you have any idea at all, please let me know.

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    Following because I'm in a similar boat!

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    Unfortunately I had my braces in UK so not sure if prices are similar but I paid the equivalent of $6000 for mine. I did have them on top and bottom for almost 3 years but I think the price was dependent of treatment rather than time (some issues sort out faster than others). I've got to say though that it was the best $6000 I could have spent as I'm so happy with the results and every time i see a photo of my smile now I think how perfect they look! I used to hate my smile before and so it's given me so much more confidence.
    I had permanent braces rather than Invisalign as my issues were quite complicated hence the long treatment time but I had the clear brackets and white bands. Although you could still see them they weren't that obvious and I even got married with them on as I didn't want the hassle of having them taken on and off. The wedding photographer just did a good job with photoshop for the close up shots.

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    Ps if you do have the treatment make sure you do wear the retainers at night as the teeth do tend to move easily. I had mine off 3 years ago and have wires on the back of the front top and bottom teeth but I still wear my overnight retainer every 4-5 days. I was told by one dentist that if it feels tight when you put it in you need to keep using it.

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    I had them in my early 20s. Cost me $5800 8 years ago (that included paying extra for clear braces rather than metal, plus retainer and as much wax/spare elastics as I wanted).

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    Subbing...I'm interested in Invisalign too.

    To get braces do you have to get any teeth taken out?

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    I've got my second set on.. Yay me! Definitely wear your retainers for LIFE!!!

    They will continue to move which is how I've wound up here again.

    I've got clear ceramics on top & normal metal on my lower teeth. $6000 for this lot. 12mth treatment. Was quote 9500-10500 for Invisalign... For such a short period in my life I thought screw the extra $$ & just rock the "tin grin" yet again...
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    Depends on the problem. I should have had treatment as a teenager when the jaw was still growing but they wanted me to wear head gear which i didn't want to do at the time. Then I went for another consultation few years later and they suggested removing a couple of teeth. The timing wasn't great so again I put it off then years later went private. I didn't end up having teeth out, my alignment is not perfect and I must admit I can't bite or chew things as well now but I got the visual result I wanted. I think they try to avoid removing teeth if possible.

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    Yup that's about right

    2 words. PERMANENT RETAINERS!

    My teeth moved, so I had brace twice and I insisted on permanent retainers this time. Best thing ever!

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    I've had braces nearly three years I've been slack with them though due to kids being sick etc! (Bands etc)

    Mine were $6,000 but then I got about $3k back on PHI. If I had my time again I would of got veneers or Invisalign as I want white teeth too


 

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