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 Can you use ur tongue to push your front teeth out of place? making u wear braces?
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 I want to pull several of my own lower front teeth - what's the best way to do that?
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 Is there any problems with leaving decayed teeth stumps in the gums?
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 Do you ever clean your teeth with a toothpick in public?
How do you feel about this? Does it bother you when someone else does it or where they do it? Is it like spitting or picking your nose? Are your feelings about cleaning your teeth with a toothpick ...


 Is there any way i can get rid of my lisp?
i have had a slight lisp ever since i was 3 years old. I took speach in school but that didnt work. Is there anything i can do to get rid of it?...


 Is this true?
somebody told me that there is a nerve in your tooth that is attached all the way down to your ...


 What should i do?
i had my back molar removed on wednesday and have developed dry socket, will this go on it's own or need ...


 ANYbody know how to make the pain go away!!!??
ok so i have SEVERE pain in mah right side with my teeth. I can't een explain this pain. It is making me miserable!!!Right now, i can't talkd,can't bite down.....NOTHING! it hurts too ...


 Tightening braces...........?
This seems like such a stupid question... but anyways, last September I got braces and they've only switched the wire/tightened them once and that was in January or something. Should they be ...


 Can i stop taking Amoxicillin now for a root canal in 3 days?
I have been taking 500mg twice a day for the last 5 days and now i cant really do anything besides eat, take pill, sleep, feel terrible, repeat.

originally the dentist said he might ...


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Can Meth rot fake teeth, denture?...


 My HUGE problem is that i have terrible teeth. yes, i made all possible, but still color is yellow and ugly?
yes, i cant do whitening , because its expensive for me and have no money. So, please do not advice to do whitening, i cant and that’s why i want another kind of advice.
I mean, what to do? ...


 Braces help?
ok i just got elastics and every time i eat they fall out. are u suposed to eat w/ them....


 I'm having my wisdom teeth extracted and my bottom back teeth both sides at the same time.....?
has anyone had more than two teeth extracted at same time and did you have any problems afterwards?...


 Can you get your teeth whitened for free at the dentist if your under 18?
ive got a dentist appointment in a couple of weeks time and i was wondering if you can ask the dentist to have your teeth whitened for free if your under 18.(im 17)or will they charge you??thanks ...


 This teeth whitening stuff they sell at the stores..?
i was wondering if any1 knows anything about andif it really works and works well cuz i seen this stuff at wal mart that costs like $6 dollars...it comes in like a tube its like a gel or something.....


 Apart from the dentist,does anyone out there no how to get rid of toothache?im tired of going to the dentist?
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Am I TOO OLD to get "braces?"?
I'm turning 20. I keep on telling myself I'm gonna get invisalign, unfortunately i couldn't afford it! So I'm just gonna get regular METAL braces! What do you think? Twenty Year OLD WOMAN in BRACES?? Would that make me unattractive? I keep on telling myself "I could've got braces in my HS years!"
                     





ceceruby
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no, your never too old to get braces! here in college, there are lots of kids who have braces because they couldn't afford them in high school; they can afford them now because they work or either they have extra money from loans. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking of getting braces in the fall!

I maybe if you want invisalign you could work out a plan with your dentist.
Good luck!


OU812
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No you're not too old. Go for it. We had a patient that was in her 60's. It will improve your confidence and quality of life!


joanne t
Ooooh no, of course you're not too old. However only you can decide whether you feel self-conscious and that everyone is just looking at your braces (which they're not...loads of people have braces, you're no different).
Have you consider lingual braces ? Where the brackets go on the inside of the tooth surface, i.e. facing the tongue..they're weird at first but you'll get used to them.

Alternatively, save up for the invisalign - it's a wonderful system and i highy recommend it.

You're 20...you're young. Go for it!!


chickadee_ajm
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I'm 31 and have them.


Sashamo
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I am forty year old mother of a 15 year old who is getting her braces off in the summer and I am getting braces on 2 weeks, so you are plenty young to get braces. My daughter wants me to get the kind that has the colored bands. We'll see.


Jessica W
no i dont think so


michelle080787
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im 21 and i have braces...


=]
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It depends if you're bite is bad. My friend who is turning 16 has to have surgery because he waited to long and his bite has gotten worse. Make an appointment, consiltation to find out when and where and how much it will cost. Its expensive now. $2000 to $8000.


f4rr3ll radd yo
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There is no age diffrence for braces alot of people in my dentist have them my dentist told me that there are diffrent kinds i love the 24k gold ones! or the diamond but the meatal ones are good to. the age don't matter! :))))


Barry
My dentist told me he put a set on an 85 year old lady.. I'm 59 and am considering it..


Olita
of course you´re not


tessa46
it is never to late to get braces.


Elizabeth M
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If it is going to make you feel better then go for it, age dont mean a thing. My Friends mom was 38 with breaces. Go for it!!!


Jen
No your not too old, i am 19 and actually had them fitted last year late september , have been wearing them only for a good few months.

What i recommend you to do is, youll have to see your local dentist, I hope you have registered with one right? If not this will make it harder as there is alot of paperwork.

So anyway ask your dentist. Him/her will arrange an appointment to get your teeth xrayed and they will determine weather what brace to put on, if you are thinking of train tracks well you will probably have to get more than 2 teeth extracted and there is a waiting list for this, has to be done in hospitals now. so expect a LONG wait. If the dentist decides that you dont need any taking out they will make one a make shift one for you, Which i had, and it does the job way better, my teeth are amazingly straight, my parents can't belive it. It was sore at first , although well worth it, my personal view anyway.

Hope this has helped, if you want any more info just ask.

Jen x


angie
i work in an orthodontist office. we have 60 year old patients. yea, there mostly kids, but alot of adults have braces too. also, you can get tooth colored braces that are much less noticeable. it really just looks like your wearing a retainer. my husband is 25 years old, and he just got braces in October. i think it looks cute on him. alot of our 20-25 year old female patients say that guys like it, and have actually gotten more dates since they got their braces. it really shows that you love your self, and taking care of your teeth is important to you and that is ALWAYS a turn on.


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