So I did some research but I still can't come to a conclusion. I feel like I should get braces, even though my teeth aren't THAT crooked (I'd say on a scale of 0-5,0 being perfect teeth, the severity of the crookedness of mine are 1.5 or something). However, I think I'm going to try and get "Invisalign," which many of you may know already as the braces that when you wear them, usually no one can tell you have them on. My concern, though, is the price and whether or not it's right for me. Even though I've read quite a few sites, they say different things on whether or not Invisalign can fix overbites. I have an overbite, but I don't really find it THAT much of a problem, and it's not a serious overbite anyway.Also, my parents lack dental insurance, so they'd have to pay full price for it... I feel guilty for making them pay more, but what I'm unsure of is how much more? What's the typical price of Invisalign without insurance? I heard the price changes based on the severity of one's problems, and that it's good to have Invisalign if you don't need that major of a change in your teeth. Anyone know the answers to these questions? I'd really appreciate it if you told me! Thanks in advance!
Well, in terms of overbite, Invisaligns won't fix that, that's what those rubber bands are for that they give people with wire braces...never really understood that though, like a rubber band can change jaw alignment.....And for price, maybe they have a website? Check there? Or call a local place-of-dentistry . I'd imaging it'd be as much as wire braces, though. Actually, if I understand their concept right, a lot cheaper...mold hardcore strength plastic to your teeth, and wear it, as opposed to glue and metal and wax and wire....shuddersBut if it's not broke, don't fix it.
Just get braces. I had them for about a year and a half. Something that helps speed up the process is Night Headgear. I know it sounds super nerdy, but it sped up my correction several months. As far as if its not broke, dont fix it...it will get worse unless you get it corrected and have permanent retainers put in (which you will have for several years to prevent slip back)Good luck
Originally Posted By: LuvMyCats
Well, in terms of overbite, Invisaligns won't fix that, that's what those rubber bands are for that they give people with wire braces...never really understood that though, like a rubber band can change jaw alignment.....
''Rubber bands or elastics contribute a lot to straighter teeth. Attached to your braces, elastics exert the force that creates the right amount of pressure to move teeth in directions that the braces alone can't. It's important to wear your elastics as prescribed and change them every day so the force is constant which the teeth like. A lack of consistency in wearing rubber bands can bring treatment to a standstill. Teeth never fail to move when elastics are worn consistently as directed.''