Getting Braces at 16?

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I'm at the end of year 11 and I've been told that I'm going to need permanent braces to correct an overbite and some crooked teeth (I'm a fair bit older than people usually are when they get braces). I'm obviously a bit bummed out and I've been wondering how it will affect social life/ making friends in sixth form and elsewhere as well as getting/working part time jobs (I already work in a cafe where appearance is fairly important). All the other articles I have read online have been written by orthodontists (who obviously have a conflict of interest lol) so please be brutally honest so I know what I'm in for.
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I'm at the end of year 11 and I've been told that I'm going to need permanent braces to correct an overbite and some crooked teeth (I'm a fair bit older than people usually are when they get braces). I'm obviously a bit bummed out and I've been wondering how it will affect social life/ making friends in sixth form and elsewhere as well as getting/working part time jobs (I already work in a cafe where appearance is fairly important). All the other articles I have read online have been written by orthodontists (who obviously have a conflict of interest lol) so please be brutally honest so I know what I'm in for.
If you need bracese get them, youre better to get them now than later because they cost a lot when youre over 18
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(Original post by Anonymous)
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I'm at the end of year 11 and I've been told that I'm going to need permanent braces to correct an overbite and some crooked teeth (I'm a fair bit older than people usually are when they get braces). I'm obviously a bit bummed out and I've been wondering how it will affect social life/ making friends in sixth form and elsewhere as well as getting/working part time jobs (I already work in a cafe where appearance is fairly important). All the other articles I have read online have been written by orthodontists (who obviously have a conflict of interest lol) so please be brutally honest so I know what I'm in for.
A girl I worked with at the restaurant I was at wore braces when she was 16. She had every opportunity to do good with them. After her braces came off about a year ago, she did some modelling work for a local department store. I do remember her saying her braces were a pain in the butt but totally worth it.
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I had braces from the end of year 9 all the way until the end of the first term of year 13 and it didn't affect my social life and braces can be a good conversation starter with people who also have braces. You might get a lisp for the first few days but you get used to it and your speech will return to normal.
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I had braces from the end of year 9 all the way until the end of the first term of year 13 and it didn't affect my social life and braces can be a good conversation starter with people who also have braces. You might get a lisp for the first few days but you get used to it and your speech will return to normal.
I've never worn braces before. I know what friends have told me about them. I'm sorta looking forward to finding out if I actually need them once I start going to nursing school and get adjusted to living in a new town. BTW, I'm 18 and never had them.
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