AreJay711 wrote: Stanford4Me wrote: bartleby wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:Get braces. People with jacked up teeth disturb me.
this is why i'm getting braces. some people just get bothered by bad teeth. and teeth are one of the few things you can fix relatively easily. if you're ugly / short you will stay ugly / short.
I voted for the braces behind the teeth. I think it's worth it to deal with the short-term enunciation problems they may cause.
Well they might last for years though.
OK, I voted for braces behind the teeth BECAUSE....
after the first month or two you will not have that many (if any) speaking issues. I had braces from age 13-15 (and wore headgear EVERY NIGHT for those two years-- I haven't heard of people being asked to wear headgear during the day since like the 80s). Also noone is talking about this but if you have a serious overbite you have to wear headgear, unless you want to spend all of that money and not show the bottom of your teeth when you smile.
Anyway, when I was done with braces, my orthdontist suggested I get retainers glued behind my teeth because so many of his patients forgot to wear them and ended up coming back for braces again. So, I have a little metal bar glued behind the back of the teeth that show when I smile (not the molars or anything) and I have no enunciation problems. I can't imagine it could be much worse than that, if the braces are small and behind your teeth. If each bracket is big, this could cause an issue though-- you should ask an orthodontist about your options.