Well i been asking my parents for ages about braces cause my teeth arn't straight and they just don't have the money anymore.. So i donno what to do everyone says how i have a great smile but my problem is getting white teeth i brush everyday and they just don't get whiter !!! Heres a pic of how not straight they are :(Ihttp://img71.imageshack.us/img71/3705/pic00009ir1.jpg
Well braces won't do anything about making your teeth whiter. Nor will most toothpastes, but you can get some that say they have whitening stuff in them (hydrogen peroxide, I think). Dentists can make them a lot whiter by spraying what tastes like baking soda at them, but in my experience the effect is only temporary. If you don't smoke but have yellowish teeth it's probably largely genetic.
Hey little Dude!I don't know what state or city you live, and don't really matter; my point being. In some states and major cities, they have a dental college. Here in California they have the Loma Linda School of Dentistry where the Senior's ready to graduate can work on patience. Also some dental colleges will charge you for material only, as the students do the work. You might want to check with your State Board of Dentistry and they can tell you what college will do free work or low cost. Also, if your folks are unable to pay - there are some programs that they charge according to your ability to pay (family income, etc). I hope that this was helpfull and good luck.