For many years now I have absolutely loathed the form of my teeth and around 5 years ago, upon reaching the age of 30, I decided that it was time to take action. In truth I had already written off my teeth and decided that veneers would be the best option and I had already started saving, then I met . This man is what I would refer to as a super dentist and he convinced me that installing dental braces could put my teeth back in line, and help me to regain my smile. I took the dentist at his word and he was right on the money. I am over the moon with the results and so I wanted to give you a quick breakdown of the pros and cons of this treatment, in case you were considering it.
I’ll begin with the not so great things about this treatment.
I won’t lie to you, there is quite a lot of pain which you will experience with dental braces and in particular on a nighttime when you are laid down. This makes sense of course given that the teeth are being pushed around in your mouth and you can take a pain killing drug to help it subside.
Whilst all of my friends, colleagues and family members were very respectful and kind to me about it, I hated the fact that I had a big metal cable across my mouth and I became very self-conscious indeed. The truth is that they are unsightly but you just need to keep in mind what the long term picture looks like.
And now the positives.
The biggest pro that I can talk about here is the fact that dental braces work, they have a ridiculously high success rate and I can attest to the difference that they will make for you. There is a reason why this treatment has been around for such a long time.
As I mentioned before I had been saving up for veneers which are very costly indeed and compared to either those or the clear aligners which you can use, the cost of dental braces is far cheaper. This means that it is a treatment option which is accessible to everyone. What is strange about the difference between aligners and braces is that the former costs more, but it is the latter which has a higher success rate.
I had never considered braces because I thought that I was too old and that my teeth were now set. This couldn’t have been farther from the truth however as I have now learned that braces can be used on adults as well as teenagers and children. As long as you still have all your own teeth, this is a treatment which can work for you.
If you do want your smile back, I’d certainly recommend dental braces.
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