Posted about this in /adv/ but it 404d.
Maybe not the right board but are braces that big of a turnoff to most people? I had them twice as a kid for an underbite and I wasn't done growing so they shifted back. If I want it fixed I have to get them again, but I really fucking don't wanna do that. Braces are an instant turnoff for me but I want my teeth fixed.
So is it that big of a deal? I'm 18 btw
they can't fix under/over bites they're more for straightening crooked teeth
That's sorta what I was thinking. I'd rather get it over with asap but it still fucking sucks that I'll have them for a third time
Look at it like this. You can become slightly more ugly for two years and years and play life on hard mode (at least when it comes to women). Then when you take them off you'll look so much better it will feel amazing.
Nobody judges people for wearing braces , i had them and now have great smile , sure you will feel insecure for like two weeks at most , but you have to be retarded to forever have fucked up teeth
make sure you wear your retainers after, i would honestly recommend asking for a permanent bottom retainer
my orthodontist made a terrible mold for my retainers and they never really fit well, so i stopped wearing them, and my bottoms are fucked again
i'll get invisalign in a few years
Tip, wear them all the time. They're so easy to take off and put back on that I got lazy with it (would take off and put back on a few hours later when going out to eat/movies etc) and it extended my time in needing to wear them for quite a bit, don't really regret it but it's better to get it over as soon as possible. And I say take out because it's uncomfortable to eat with them, some people do but most don't, you're supposed to take them off eat then brush your teeth and put them back on a ASAP
Yeah I meant invisalign. I really wish they could fix it but oh well. About three years ago my ortho said that if my teeth shift back from me growing it'd only take about six months to fix.
I'm a skinny white dude I'll just look like a fucking neet lol
Who gives a shit dumb fuck, are you 12 ? Who the fuck would hesitate ? Having good and aligned teeths or looking slightly less better for one or two years, if not less (and again, it's implying that you're around very insecure and judgmental people that give a shit about what's inside your mouth).
Grow the fuck up. Jesus christ.
It's mostly that it'll be the third fucking time having them in ten years, and I don't know how long I'll need them this time. I'll still probably get them, I'm just bitching about it
19 turnede 20 here, OP. I just got braces again because they shifted back again as well, but lemme tell you: man the fuck up and get them again. they're not bad if you're not bad -- they do nothing for or against you, and they're visual proof that you're trying to improve yourself. if anyone judges you for braces, they're dicks. in addition, they make you seem a bit younger, which is never a bad thing. and wear your fucking retainers this time around once you finish with the braces, I regret not doing it and so should you.
I'm 21 and need braces really bad, got all my wisdom teeth removed just need the braces but stopped going to the dentist because he fucked up removing one tooth and I had to pay $800 to get it surgically removed, I'll probably go to another for the braces.
It's pretty shitty because I'm actually a pretty happy guy but rarely smile because I'm insecure as shit about my teeth. People think I'm angry all the time but in reality I'm just insecure, fuck I really need to fix this shit.
forgot to mention -- if you live near the border with Mexico, I absolutely advise crossing over for literally anything medical/dental/etc.
They'll do the same quality job and for much, MUCH cheaper. they also accept most insurances.
suck it up, wear them, fix the underbite and enjpy life with a proper jawline. its not like you're gonna wear them for the rest of your life. if anything, people and girls will assume you take care of yourself by wearing them.
I got braces few moths ago and Im 18 too. Feels like the two years of braces is not a huge investment for beautiful smile. Also there are white braces, so people won probably even notice
I'm definitely gonna wear my retainers this time.
Yeah, good point. If I get them it'll only be for a little while and if I don't I'll have shitty teeth for the rest of my life
I was just considering this.I'm 19 and had braces when i was 12 for an overbite,which is coming back, and my teeth close in such an awkward position now, that when i bite down my bottom teeth keep chipping the edges of my front teeth off and now my front two teeth are cracked and have uneven edges.
having an underbite can really fuck your teeth up. can't you get invisalign?