I am going to be getting braces on the 16th of this month. I never had them when I was younger and probably should have. Now my teeth are crowded. It's caused me several problems.. the biggest one is the fact that I brush, floss and rinse and still get cavities in between my teeth. Dentist says it's due to crowding. The other thing is just that I am self conscious of my smile. I smile a lot, but in pictures I try not to give a toothy smile. Which isn't me at all. I'm just ready to straighten my teeth.
I went to three orthodontists and they all wanted to pull teeth, Two dentists said four (two top, two bottom) and this last dentist said he HAS to pull two top teeth but doesn't have to pull bottom teeth. He was best with my concerns about changing my facial shape and profile. He has been the best ortho I've looked at so far.
I'm going to get braces... but I have read many horror stories online. So I think what I would love to hear is from adults who got braces and were happy with the decision. Anyone out there in this forum? My son just got out of his first round of braces and I'm very happy with his smile.. as is he. So please share your positive success stories to alleviate the nervousness I feel after too much researching on the internet!