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Old 07-03-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: NC
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Hey everyone,

This may be the wrong forum to post this in, and if so, a moderator is free to reroute it.

I am a 20-something professional male and I always wanted to get braces to have that perfect smile. I checked out my insurance policy and there is an allowance for orthodontics, but you have to be 18 or younger, so I'm going to have to pay out of pocket.

I was just wondering if any of you have gotten braces as adults and about how much they cost. I don't care if the amount includes a down payment or not. I just want to know what I might be getting myself into before I endure sticker shock! I know that the results will vary by city and state (I live in NC), but I wanted a general idea. Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Perhaps try the Fashion and Beauty forum? Braces are generally cosmetic.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: US
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I hope you are thinking about invisalign and not regular braces. If you want regular metal you must be a very confident soul.

I did some googling and found this place:

Invisalign: is it worth it? Invisalign reviews, cost, results, photos, side effects
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I hope you are thinking about invisalign and not regular braces. If you want regular metal you must be a very confident soul.

I did some googling and found this place:

Invisalign: is it worth it? Invisalign reviews, cost, results, photos, side effects
you can only get invisalign if you have certain problems to correct. i was not a candidate.

To OP:

i had braces in my 30's, wore them for about 14 months and the total was about $2500, however most was covered under insurance. i really found them uncomfortable and hated it while I wore them, but would probably do it again. i didn't have "regular metal" braces, I had clear brackets which are not as noticable. If you can afford it and really want a great smile, go for it! It's only a short time!
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:36 AM
 
Location: US
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They have clear braces that aren't Invisalign? Sign me up..man.
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:47 AM
 
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This thread needs to be moved
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:05 AM
 
Location: NC
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Thanks to those who have helped me out. I appreciate it. I will give the Beauty forum a shot...I'd move it myself, Joee, but I don't know how.
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