# Ok. It's time for dental work!!!!

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Thoreau, Aug 6, 2009.

1. ### ThoreauValued Senior Member

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I've got a gap between my front two teeth (on top). I've been dealing with it my entire life and it's caused me alot of stress because I hate my teeth. I've been looking into all kind of options and have decided on getting veneers.

I looked at the Invisalign product, but I dont have $5100 to drop on a product that will take over a year to see the final results. I looked at permanent braces, but because of my job and how I deal with the public on a daily basis, I'd rather save myself the humilty of looking like I'm 10 years old again. Also, having to wear a retainer for the rest of my life really isn't appealing. So veneers it is. It's a quick fix, affordable, and will last 10-15 years. For both teeth it will cost me about$1200. Unfortunaly my dental insurance said hell no when I asked if they covered veneers. So it's going to be all out of pocket for me. I'm selling my motorcycle to cover the cost.

Anywho, anyone else here have veneers?

3. ### originalsineRegistered Senior Member

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Hey there. I went through high school with a gap between my two front teeth and had lousy hygienic practices as well. It was depressing and I felt helpless because of the costs. However just last year I did the research and really liked the InvisAlign idea. I wasn't a good candidate for that because I had to pull a tooth down through the gums, so I went with the standard braces. The payment plan is reasonable (less than \$200 a month) and I never felt like I was a 10 year old because of them. It made me much happier knowing that the problem would be resolved. That gap I had? Gone within two months. Now they're just lining things up. Granted, brushing and flossing is a pain in the ass, but I don't hate television commercials for those glowing white smiles anymore.

5. ### darksidZzValued Senior Member

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I've been considering I may need braces too, one of my teeth is out to far now :\ however from what I'm told braces merely apply constant pressure over time, and during this the teeth reposition. But as soon as you take them off the teeth will still do whatever they like, so the question is wtf you loose both ways, except veneers.