Braces or not!!?

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So, I have a quite bad overbite and can only see a tiny bit of teeth at the bottom.
You can’t see my teeth when I keep my normal face but when I smile, it protrudes out awkwardly and I’m now 14 but has been offered to get it at 11/12 and got the space to do it at 13 but I rejected it when th orthodontist says I need 4 teeth removed now I’m kind of unsure of weather if I should have it 😖
How old do you have to be until you have to pay for braces?
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I don't think there's usually an age limit when it comes to paying for braces. It really just depends on how extreme your case is (whether you really need braces or if it's just for cosmetic purposes). But yes I do think you should get braces. It's definitely worth it. I remember hating going through that awkward phase of having braces but it really doesn't matter
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The user above is incorrect. Braces aren't free for everyone, only certain people get them without paying.

You can receive free dental care (braces, fillings, etc) if you're any of the following:
- Under 18
- Under 19 and in full-time education
- In receipt of certain state benefits

This isn't an exhaustive list but it's the ones that would apply to you. You can see more details at:
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-que...nt-in-england/
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I currently have braces and I am 15. Really, it's not too bad. Just as long as your willing to eat soft foods for a little while because your teeth are sore from moving, it should be fine. I would definitely say to go for it if your bite is really that bad. I wear rubbers at night to fix my bite and that's not too bad either
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I currently have braces and I am 15. Really, it's not too bad. Just as long as your willing to eat soft foods for a little while because your teeth are sore from moving, it should be fine. I would definitely say to go for it if your bite is really that bad. I wear rubbers at night to fix my bite and that's not too bad either
When did you get them?
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Get it while you're young (faster + easier on the body iirc, + the results will last better than if you do it when you're an old fart in your 20's)

I'm also not sure about the pricing, but I know 100% that NHS dental/etc is free under the age of 18 or your first year of Uni/don't quote me.

All I know is that being in Uni I now pay for my orthodontics and dental care. Before Uni, I didn't. Take your choice.
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(Original post by Callicious)
Get it while you're young (faster + easier on the body iirc, + the results will last better than if you do it when you're an old fart in your 20's)

I'm also not sure about the pricing, but I know 100% that NHS dental/etc is free under the age of 18 or your first year of Uni/don't quote me.

All I know is that being in Uni I now pay for my orthodontics and dental care. Before Uni, I didn't. Take your choice.
If I were you I'd have a look at https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-low-income-scheme
You can get free or subsidised dental treatment, prescriptions, eye tests etc with that scheme and it should save you a bit of money that way
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When did you get them?
I got them on January 23rd of this year.
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If I were you I'd have a look at https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-low-income-scheme
You can get free or subsidised dental treatment, prescriptions, eye tests etc with that scheme and it should save you a bit of money that way
Don't qualify >.>
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Don't qualify >.>
Too much savings I assume? Yeah they screw you a bit in that situation tbf
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Too much savings I assume? Yeah they screw you a bit in that situation tbf
16k really isn't that much considering they basically hand out 9k a year in maintenance loans for free anyway T_T
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