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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 4th 2014
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    Hi Gals,

    Has anyone here ever had an 'inv!sal!gn' tooth retainer for straightening? I am down at my dentist for teeth whitening next year and wanted to discuss my options with him but wondered if anyone had an experience with one of these first?

    My teeth are pretty straight ish now....just my first front 4 on upper jaw that are a bit out of line compared to the rest and one out of line tooth on the bottom! Don't really want to go down usual train track route as I wouldn't need them long enough!

    Thanks xx
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    • AmandaK74
      CommentAuthorAmandaK74
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 4th 2014
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    Oh i hate going to the dentist for a check up so have put off having my teeth straightened however now in my 30s I do wish I had listened to my mum when I was younger. Id love to have the nerve to get something done but wasnt sure the brace look would go well on someone my age

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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
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      Posted: Dec 4th 2014
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    Thats why Id rather not go down the traditional brace route, i dont think it would look great when meeting clients etc at work :/ xx
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    • AlexN29
      CommentAuthorAlexN29
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 4th 2014
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    I'm getting a full brace for my teeth, a woman at my work has it as well and you can barely notice it. I'm only having mine on for four months and it's going to be well worth it as I can't stand my wonky teeth.
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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
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      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    You having a standard train track? The lady at work is she having what I want or train track? Xxx
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    My friend has a tooth that is slightly further back on her front top at the front, before her doing she had a brace fitted which she had to wear all the time, and I mean all the time, not even a five minute out, much to her hubby's upset. She wanted it done so that it did not cast a shadow in pictures but to be honest I don't think it did much to it, if it did it was very minimal,

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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
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      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    I just don't want to look silly or talk funny in front of clients at meetings with a normal brace lol sod it i'll just see what my dentist recommends....just really want them all to look the same :( xx
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    • JR2015
      CommentAuthorJR2015
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
     
    I had train track braces a couple of years ago but they were the white ceramic ones and you could hardly see them. They will affect your speech for a few days but you'll soon get used to them

    I now have a retainer which is an Invisalign one and it affects my speech far more than the train track ones did. I have to say that I was put off by Invisalign due to the fact you have to take them out and put them in for eating etc, I wasnt sure if I'd have the motivation to do it which is why I went for the train track ones. I had them on for 10 months (upper and lower) and it cost me just over £2000
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    • JR2015
      CommentAuthorJR2015
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
     
    By the way, I meant to say that you'd be surprised by how many adults have braces now so i really wouldnt worry about it. I have come across quite a few recently who have got train track braces. No one really pays attention nowadays.
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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    Ahhh brilliant info JR thank you :) was it an extra cost to have the white ceramic tracks? Assuming it might be as its to blend for vanity? xxx
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    • AlexN29
      CommentAuthorAlexN29
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    They are meant to be invisible and if you don't want a fixed brace they do a removable one but it's more expensive and takes longer. It is just a wire and a couple of things to fix it in place. The wire and things are like tooth coloured so you really don't notice them at all. I can give you the website if you like? For my top brace and whitening it's costing 900 pound.
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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
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      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    Thanks Alex, I'll take a look and print some bits off to go armed to my dentist with! I'd prefer him to do it as had the same guy since I was a child and never ever had anything done to my teeth other than pro cleaning and check up! xxx
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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
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      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    Ok maybe wont be using my dentist - £75 consultation, £1000 upfront on booking and £100 every 6 weeks when I go for tightening's! Gonna try to get some quotes for other Orthodontist's in my area first before I decide! If anyone knows any good ones in Lincolnshire kindly let me know - apart from Lincoln Orthodontics.....trying them now xxx
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    I've seen loads of adults with braces. Think it's more 'accepted' these days. I had braces when I was in primary school had them for years and hated them but now I'm glad my teeth are a lot better. They aren't perfect but they are straighter :-)

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    Eeek, that's a lot of money! Hope you find a better/cheaper option :-)

    I probably should have had braces when I was younger but my mum was naughty and didn't take me to the dentist very often, so it kind of slipped under the radar and never happened! It turns out I've actually got a tooth missing.. it just never grew and it's not sitting in my gum or anything.. so I'm a "gappy" haha. I don't really like it but it doesn't bother me enough to spend loads of money correcting it.. it's a part of who I am.

    I did spend a lot of money on an implant though lol. Private dentistry work is so expensive!! x

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    • JR2015
      CommentAuthorJR2015
      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
     
    CoralLeigh- no my dentist only did the white ceramic braces so the silver ones werent an option. I think £2000 is very competitive as I shopped around A LOT before I chose the orthodontist I did, I went to various consultations places like Manchester, Birmingham etc and they all wanted between £3-£5k.

    Is your dentist an Invisalign dentist? As I think Clear Step is a cheaper option - same thing but cheaper.
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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
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      Posted: Dec 5th 2014
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    No they aren't JR - done a bit more investigation on Invisalign and don't think they're the best idea - take A LOT longer to straighten and eventually my teeth will probs end up back to normal....so thinking of the ceramic track route now.....waiting a call back from Lincoln Orthodontics at the minute.....where about's did you have yours done? xx
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    • ClaireF5688
      CommentAuthorClaireF5688
      Got married 16 months ago
      Posted: Dec 13th 2014
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    I had fixed ceramic braces as an adult but would of had invisalign if I could have, invisalign its very effective and is not as noticeable as fixed braces they are easy to clean and much easier to eat with as having fixed braces is a big commitment!

    Platinum providers of Invisalign are very experience due to the number of cases they have treated and due to this they get a big discount on lab bills which can be past onto you. some providers will see you even if you live far away and can post aligners to you. IT does require commitment to wearing the retainers, but they are much better than fixed braces in my opinion. Google paul humber in soham cambridge hes the best in this region and extremely well priced and has a special over 50miles away package.

    I have worked in dentistry over 7 years and I will be having invisalign to correct my teeth due to lapse after having had fixed ceramic braces when I was 20. x
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    • AmandaK74
      CommentAuthorAmandaK74
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2015
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    since I was about 10/11 I noticed that i had an underbite and some of my top teeth began to over crowd. at the time I obviously wasnt worried about this, body image was not a my fore front of thoughts. However when I arrived at the teenage years I became embarrassed about my teeth and would avoid smiling and having my photos taken. my mum took me along to the dentist who said there was probably something that could be done but he would have to refer me to the hospital, obviously I thought it was a bit extreme and when I got my appointment through I went along to see the orthodontist. I was 17 and he absolutely scared me to death with the talk of surgery and head braces, pain long term treatment etc. Thinking back to it now I think he put me off intentionally. Since then I was terrified of the thought of changing the way I looked I tried to accept that this is just the way I am, embarrassed or not.
    17 years later I have finally got the strength to speak to my dentist about how it makes me feel, he referred me to my local orthodontist, I had my 1st consultation with him yesterday who confirmed I would need to have specialist treatment. I am obviously worried about this so last night I was browsing online to find knowledge about such procedures and it does not sound half as bad as the orthodontist 17 years had made me believe, yes im now older and understand more but he really did make it sound like hell.
    it was not until last night reading other peoples stories about their experience of corrective jaw surgery that I realised I was not alone with this issue.
    unfortunately i have left it way too late to get anything close to having some what of a perfect smile for my wedding photos but at least ive taken the 1st step i guess

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    • GemmaS8204
      CommentAuthorGemmaS8204
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2015
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    Have what you feel comfortable with I work at a dentist and as the other girls say you always see adults with braces now, I wouldn't mind having the "train tracks" if needed I'd want it done asap so whichever option was quickest lol. You can sometime get the "train tracks" but in white also which is another option. Hope you get it sorted x
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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 13th 2015
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    Thanks Gemma, at my dentist on 5th March and having all my moulds done, opting for train tracks and having the colour adapted to match my own teeth :) little bit more money but will be worth it. He told me I should have them off by Christmas 2015 so gives me plenty of time to whiten them up more after they come off :) eeeek excited xxx
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    • GemmaS8204
      CommentAuthorGemmaS8204
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 13th 2015
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    No probs but honest after a few weeks maybe less you won't notice them and once there off it'll feel weird ever though I had mine on at 16 for about 18 months but was well worth it, hope you get the result you want :) xxx
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    • LadyJ
      CommentAuthorLadyJ
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jun 26th 2015
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    I am considering *****[email protected], just worrying that it will be still noticeable for my wedding day, maybe I should wait and do it after wedding

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 26th 2015
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    Hey LadyJ, I didn't go for [email protected] because it was too expensive. Instead I went for Qu!ck [email protected] T33th. Started off with the fixed tooth coloured retainers which really weren't that noticeable and then for the last 8 weeks I was on their clear aligners which really are NOT visible. You can smile in your wedding pictures with them on and not tell. Here is a picture of my OH and I during our engagement shoot where I was wearing my aligners.

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