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    There's a guy here in his mid-twenties, studying law, who has braces. Nobody gives a ****.
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    (Original post by ياسمين)
    Hi

    I'm nearly 20, and for some reason decided not to go ahead with braces when I was 16. I now really wish I had and I'm self conscious about my smile - I even had two teeth removed at the side to make room for braces but then I was too vain to go ahead with it! Ironically, the missing teeth later on are making me feel self conscious too.

    I live with my boyfriend, and I'm a first year at Uni. The stupid thing is that I don't want braces because I've just spent thousands on new clothes and makeup and I feel like if I got braces now, it will just diminish their effect (I'm stupid and vain).

    Has anyone else had braces when they're a bit older? Do you think I should go ahead with it?



    Thanks
    What about asking for lingual braces, they go behind your teeth so you can't see them best of both worlds.
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    I had them at 17, so quite a bit younger than you but still older than the average. I haven't looked back, would totally recommend it, my teeth are perfectly straight now.
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    I got braces in may, and i was really worried about it at first. Honestly though, i don't even notice them now and most people like braces in other people anyway, so you'll be fine. Just think of the lovely teeth you'll have at the end of it
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    Just do it. I got my braces in the summer between first and second year and got them off just in time for graduation (well, I still had to wear a retainer but I took that off for the day!). I was nearly 21 when I got them, and over 23 by the time I'd finished with the orthodontist- I bet he was glad to see the back of me, I'd been going to him since I was 12! Nobody cares- my friends didn't say anything, I didn't get snide comments and I met my boyfriend when I still had them on, so they can't have been that offputting. My teeth aren't perfect now but they're so much better than they were, and I can smile without feeling ashamed of my teeth. I smiled more with my braces on than I did when my teeth were all gappy and manky, because I felt less self conscious about them.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...8b&id=36910246

    That's me in the middle, and I don't think the braces look too bad, or in this one http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...79&id=36910246
 
 
 
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