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    Quote Originally Posted by Opaque View Post
    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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    So yours are $6k for top and bottom? I think I got quoted $7500k for top and bottom but my bottom teeth are fine along the front, they are crooked up the back, but I dont really care about that because you cant see it. The orthodontist did say that she would recommend a fixed retainer behind the teeth and I think that sounds like the way to go.

    BTW, your teeth are already looking perfect to me. You will have a beautiful smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    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
    I like the idea of invisalign too Monnie, but then the ortho told me that I would have to take them out to eat or drink anything that is not water and I thought it sounded like a bit of a pain, so i'm leaning towards braces.

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    $6k for top & bottom

    It definitely pays to shop around, as I found out.

    Even just "normal" metal braces were $8k where I got the Invisalign prices from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    Subbing...I'm interested in Invisalign too.

    To get braces do you have to get any teeth taken out?
    the ortho told me that I need braces on my bottom teeth because I had teeth out as a child. there was too much room left in my mouth and as such my back teeth have grown crooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nh2489 View Post
    Before and after pics.
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    oh wow, your teeth are perfect. You have a gorgeous smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opaque View Post
    $6k for top & bottom

    It definitely pays to shop around, as I found out.

    Even just "normal" metal braces were $8k where I got the Invisalign prices from.
    I have tried to ring around a couple of places but I keep getting told I have to go in for an appointment at each place, they wont tell me even a ball park figure. I might get another opinion elsewhere though and see what they come back with. I do have private health insurance through Australian Unity and they have an orthodontist at their clinic, however its about 1.5 hrs away and I'm not sure that it would be convenient to go there for the follow up appointments etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsRock View Post
    I have tried to ring around a couple of places but I keep getting told I have to go in for an appointment at each place, they wont tell me even a ball park figure. I might get another opinion elsewhere though and see what they come back with. I do have private health insurance through Australian Unity and they have an orthodontist at their clinic, however its about 1.5 hrs away and I'm not sure that it would be convenient to go there for the follow up appointments etc.
    How often do you travel to the big city? Once on it does get tightened about 3-6 months. Depending. They would want to see you because of what type of damage etc I had a huge gap in my teeth from tooth removal and it's closed now.

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    I was initially turned off by having to go to the initial appts too, such a PITA. But I am really happy.

    I get mine adjusted every 4 weeks, but another friend only gets hers done every 2mths? Different orthos I suppose...

    Are u located near any cities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsRock View Post
    I have tried to ring around a couple of places but I keep getting told I have to go in for an appointment at each place, they wont tell me even a ball park figure. I might get another opinion elsewhere though and see what they come back with. I do have private health insurance through Australian Unity and they have an orthodontist at their clinic, however its about 1.5 hrs away and I'm not sure that it would be convenient to go there for the follow up appointments etc.
    I wouldn't be too put off by the distance. I started my treatment at a clinic then moved 3 hours away about 6 months in so spent the next 2.5 years travelling every 6-8 weeks to the appointments. It gave me a chance to catch up with friends and I was happy with the clinic.


 

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