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I would love to get braces, but I have no money and no insurance. I have crooked teeth, a severe overbite, and MASSIVE cavities. My teeth are so rotten right now, blech. If I don't get some money and get them taken care of soon, I'll probably end up like my mother (who had to get dentures at 40!).

And I always think it's awesome when I see a grown-up with braces. It means that they've graduated from that angtsy self-conscienceness into being willing to do what needs to be done to have healthy teeth. That's not silly, that's mature!

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Alot of adults get braces these days. My girlfriend had braces at 28. Gwen Stefani even had braces!

There are a wide variety now, so you don't have to be a 'metal mouth'? My girlfriend had clear ones. Yes, you could still see them, but they weren't as noticeable.

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Just get the invisible ones. They just look like you're wearing a retainer. My mom got braces when she was 24 and my aunt got them when she was in her 30's. I wouldn't worry about it!

I still have them right now (I'm a teenager but whatever) and Sure they hurt and they are a little annoying but I can't wait to get them off because my teeth are going to look amazing Lol.

Take care

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Thanks for all the replies :)I have had my braces nearly a week now and I'm already used to them. I was lucky and got ceramic ones with a white wire so they're pretty subtle. Most people have reacted very positively when they've seen them which is cool cos I was really self conscious when I first got them! Can't wait to have nice teeth lol

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Thanks for all the replies :)I have had my braces nearly a week now and I'm already used to them. I was lucky and got ceramic ones with a white wire so they're pretty subtle. Most people have reacted very positively when they've seen them which is cool cos I was really self conscious when I first got them! Can't wait to have nice teeth lol
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How are people paying for braces these days? The cost quoted for me was around $6900. Ridiculous! If most working citizens could afford it, everyone would have them by now.

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How are people paying for braces these days? The cost quoted for me was around $6900. Ridiculous! If most working citizens could afford it, everyone would have them by now.
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How are people paying for braces these days? The cost quoted for me was around $6900. Ridiculous! If most working citizens could afford it, everyone would have them by now.

Mine cost $5600. I pay them off direct through the ortho at $525 every 2 months. It's goddam expensive and I have had to wait till the age of 34 to be able to afford them and even now I am struggling to pay it off.

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How are people paying for braces these days? The cost quoted for me was around $6900. Ridiculous! If most working citizens could afford it, everyone would have them by now.
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