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    I had braces when I was 14. I had perfect teeth as a result. I stopped wearing my retainer after a year. I am now 19, a full time student at university, I had crooked teeth and I want to get braces, do I have to pay myself?
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    I would think so, my younger sister did the same thing, and has just had to pay for hers all over again, not cheap
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    Yep, I think so. I had braces up untill I was 15 and then recently my wisdom teeth have come trhough and pushed them back out of place, soo annoying.
    I'm not gonna bother having another brace though.
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    Yep, you're over 18. Expect to pay at least £2000.
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    you do have to pay for yourself regardless of whether you're in education because you're over 18
    Mine are costing £2k to get fixed but it's worth it for how much better it makes me feel. so if it will make you feel better to get it done then go for it. £2k isn't a huge amount. especially if you have someone who might loan you the money so you could pay it back slowly or go on a payment plan.
    I know you weren't asking whether to go for it or not but i thought i'd say that anyway in case you were letting the money put you off.
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    yeah, apparently it counts as cosmetic if you want them a second time, meaning the nhs won't pay for them.
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    I go private and train tracks costed £3000, and that's not including extra visit costs etc etc...
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    (Original post by ellieluna)
    Yep, I think so. I had braces up untill I was 15 and then recently my wisdom teeth have come trhough and pushed them back out of place, soo annoying.
    I'm not gonna bother having another brace though.
    ****!! i didnt know this could happen! i really dont wanna have braces again!!!!! Also i can't afford it... I don't wear my retainers any more, (not for about a year and a half) but i tried them on and they still fit (hurt a bit but are ok...)
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    Happened to me as well with wisdom teeth coming through. I can't afford it right now so I've got to wait till I can.
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    Yeh, I've never met anybody yet whos teeth have actually stayed perfectly straight. Mine are better than they used to be but have still moved abit. The bottom ones have gone back to exactly as they were before though cause of wisdom teeth. So annoying, makes u think it simply wasn't worth it...
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    Whaaaaat! Can you get wisdom teeth taken out before they come through?
    Does it cost money?
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    (Original post by Alreeeet x)
    Whaaaaat! Can you get wisdom teeth taken out before they come through?
    Does it cost money?
    hehe - i've seen videos of the surgery & i'd rather live with a few wonky teeth.

    It's because of the way they come through the gum - often it isn't exactly the same orientation as the rest of the teeth.

    search youtube & you will find them.
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    After you are 18, your condition has to be quite severe to get them for free. Chances are most of your problems will have been fixed and only mainly cosmetic problems remain, so yes you'll have to pay. I'm paying over £3,000.

    If you've already had them once for free then I think that's fair anyway - you should wear your retainer indefintely...
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    ^^ yeah fair enough, but if it's because of wisdom teeth that's not very fair... :'( awwww how much does it cost to take wisdom teeth out? And what kind of anaesthetic do you get?
    :'( awww my teeth were so horrible before i had braces, i so don't want them to move back... might start wearing my retainers again, this has scared me!
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    (Original post by starsilver)
    ^^ yeah fair enough, but if it's because of wisdom teeth that's not very fair... :'( awwww how much does it cost to take wisdom teeth out? And what kind of anaesthetic do you get?
    :'( awww my teeth were so horrible before i had braces, i so don't want them to move back... might start wearing my retainers again, this has scared me!
    Even after you have worn them for the amount of time recommended by your orthodontist, you should really wear them at night. I have read that should wear your retainters for as long as you want straight teeth

    Some people's teeth stay straight, some don't - I wouldn't take the chance.
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    I put my retainer in once a week, and some weeks I do feel a bit of pain when I wear them, so I wouldn't wear them any less.
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    Wow I just thought once you have your braces thats it no more retainers
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    What if you start treament pre 18 but turn 18 during the treatment?
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    I went private when I was 15, because the local waiting lists were too long.

    My initial consultation was £300 (moulds etc etc)
    Train tracks £1,500
    Retainers etc £300

    I have to say, it was worth every penny. My orthadontist taught other NHS orthadontists and is one of the best in London. I had treatment that was unique, because the guy invented it.

    Shop around if you do end up going for it, you don't want to end up in some scummy clinic for the same price.
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    (Original post by nnkuk)
    What if you start treament pre 18 but turn 18 during the treatment?
    I think as long as the treatment started before your 18th birthday you don't have to pay for it
 
 
 
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