is 19 too old to get braces?

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My teeth are actually starting to hurt my lips because they stretch them out and its giving me loads of stress and distracting me from my work. I want to get braces but now I am 19, I heard that teeth take longer to get better when your an adult with braces. can anyone on here relate; I will have to get them or I will be in pain for a long time. Do they take longer to get better?
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Speak to your dentist. They are the expert on this.
You may have to pay though as you are over 18.
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Speak to your dentist. They are the expert on this.
You may have to pay though as you are over 18.
yes sadly I know that; its such a shame really because its just two teeth; my other teeth are fine. I guess it wont be so bad since im still technically in my teens
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yes sadly I know that; its such a shame really because its just two teeth; my other teeth are fine. I guess it wont be so bad since im still technically in my teens
It shouldnt be too bad.
It would be worse if you were in your 20's or 30's.
Check with your dentist for expert advice though.
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Ask your dentist to refer you privately to an orthodontist for a consultation. You should be seen quite quickly.

You seem to be describing buck teeth, or a similar overbite? That should cost £3-4,000 to correct, but you can spread the cost over the period of treatment.

19 is certainly not too old. People get orthodontic work done when they're a lot older than that, but as you say things can take longer.
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Ask your dentist to refer you privately to an orthodontist for a consultation. You should be seen quite quickly.

You seem to be describing buck teeth, or a similar overbite? That should cost £3-4,000 to correct, but you can spread the cost over the period of treatment.

19 is certainly not too old. People get orthodontic work done when they're a lot older than that, but as you say things can take longer.
No I don't think its an overbite; I just have two extra teeth at the bottom which caused some to move to the top. you Cannot actually see them because they are under the top of the lips but they cause pain.
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u might have to have them out to get rid of the pain
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u might have to have them out to get rid of the pain
well that's stressful considering the are adult teeth but yeah I had a feeling I will likely have to get them taken out.
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well that's stressful considering the are adult teeth but yeah I had a feeling I will likely have to get them taken out.
yeah but just remember when they are out y won't get any pain, but it will be good after trust me
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Talk to your dentist about it and if they start to hurt even more it might be best to get braces or take them out
and you might have orthodontic and you might have to get treatment for it but your 19 and people under
18 get treatment for free so talk to your dentist he/she might help you
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No I don't think its an overbite; I just have two extra teeth at the bottom which caused some to move to the top. you Cannot actually see them because they are under the top of the lips but they cause pain.
Ok, well talk to your dentist about it. An extraction with some realignment work on the bottom arch could ameliorate that pain.

Extraction without subsequent orthodontic work might not give you the best result cosmetically, but it's something to think about.
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