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    Aesthestics versus loosing you're real teeth??

    Sort of like the breast implants, IN THAT there is no reserval. And very costly longterm expense....

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    If you take out implants, at least nobody but you and whoever you decide to show your tits to will see them.

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    LOL, bad comparison on my part.

    Anyhow,
    I wouldn't have the veneers, unless they didn't shave down the tooth.

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    Imagine wanting to take them off and being left with a nubby corn kernel smile.

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    yes, that would suck.

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    Natural teeth look much, much better even if they're not perfect...
    I need braces or something lol, to straighten mine out... but I would only wear invisalignes (sp) if there was way i could afford them...
    "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way"

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    Oh bite the bullet and get good ol' fashion silver braces. They don't stay on as long. I had mine on for about a year and a half. I got mine in my late 20's. Spur of the moment decision.

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    Year and a half is not long? Late 20's? I'm 21... so... but still... ohh...
    "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way"

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    It wasn't so bad. I had no problem smiling and showing my silver teeth. I now have the invisalign as a retainer. There was a problem with the regular retainer, so I was switched to an invisalign retainer. Look into dental schools and see if you can get a deal on them. I've heard that they can go for as low as $1,000-$1,500. Only thing is that since it is a teaching school, you appointments take longer, a couple of hours.

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    I have great teeth other than a small space in the front... which i really don't mind...going through the trouble of braces for a year and half, and then the retainer for the rest of my life would not be worth it for me...or a mouth full of fake teeth? no thanks. I'd rather my small imperfection.

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    ^^^
    I learned that after I got braces. I only had two slightly crooked teeth, which I miss. It was braces or veneers, I chose braces. If I had it to do over again, I probably wouldn't. But, to each his/her own. If it will make you feel better, go for it.

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    ^definitely.

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    i had veneers put in and i cried. i realized to late that i would never have MY smile. they are not bad looking i get alot of compliments on them but damn it is not the same. i have to be careful when i eat apples, corn on the cobb, anything that you have to kinda bite and pull. i had really good insurance because i was having alot of trouble with my teeth. so it was a little easier to pick the veneers. but it is not the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honeysuckle View Post
    i had veneers put in and i cried. i realized to late that i would never have MY smile. they are not bad looking i get alot of compliments on them but damn it is not the same. i have to be careful when i eat apples, corn on the cobb, anything that you have to kinda bite and pull. i had really good insurance because i was having alot of trouble with my teeth. so it was a little easier to pick the veneers. but it is not the same.
    So, did they shave down your own teeth? Did you do that instead of getting braces to 'perfect' your own teeth?

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    yeah they shaved down my teeth and not just the front of them. they shave all of it except a little stub to glue the veneer on. my teeth were straight with an excellent bite but they were brittle.

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