thinking of copping some whitening strips
how harmful are they? How many will I have to use, and for how long, to achieve the GOAT natural-looking off white?
Well you gotta find the one that will fit you. I used to be stressed af as well and chew gums all day long (~100 per week), and now I just decided to not give a single fuck about anything anymore, I don't even do drugs on a regular basis. LIVE FREE.
My teeth are shit and it makes me want to kill myself.
I fucking hate my teeth, my smile, everything. I have a front tooth gap and my bottom teeth are crooked and crowded because my jaw is small.
Fuck my teeth.
listen mate if there's one piece of advice I can give you it would be get that shit sorted ASAP
i've inexplicably grinded my teeth my whole life which has left the enamel on my 2 front teeth pretty thin, almost see-through
go to the dentist and ask to get a mouthguard made that you can wear at night. It won't stop you grinding but it will stop you wearing down your teeth. I assume you're in the US so it might be expensive (in the UK it's like £70) but it is worth every penny. They last years
>drink coffee, black and green tea every day
>dental genes dont care
>never had work aside from getting teeth cleaned by dentist once a year
Get on your teeth gains good teeth are effay asf
I used only 15 and they helped a lot, didn't have any side effects. But it's really noticeable. If you have fairly sensitive teeth then stay away from it tho. My teeth aren't that sensitive, I've felt a slight buzzing sensation after taking them off but that lasted for like 2 hours. Overall I'm very satisfied, especially with the prices on eBay.
I never had a dental plan growing up, couldn't afford anything because we were poor and I don't remember going to the dentist since maybe I was 6 or 7. My teeth hurt often, there are quite a few that are crooked, they're discolored, one of the front 2 has such a huge and noticable black spot (cavity), they barely have any enamel and I sincerely plan on killing myself.
Orc mode underbite.
Went through 2 rounds of braces before that jew of an orthodontist told me that the structure of my lower jaw was bigger than what would fit normally behind my top row of teeth. i.e. braces didn't do shit.
At least my jawbone looks pretty good.
like I said though my family has been literally BROKE my whole life, and I don't have a job. I'm not sure on the price of teeth, but I'd have to be working for a while I'm pretty sure to get enough money. I don't have a job and I'm incredibly insecure about it which makes it hard to me to stop being a pussy bitch and go out to get a job
About $4,000 after insurance. I have the ceramic ones that are less noticeable, and a few people didn't notice until I told them. Obviously they're not invisible but I'm glad I got them over shiny metal ones.
Yeah, American. I was pretty self-conscious about my teeth, and had pretty much been wanting braces throughout all of high school. They weren't very crooked, but I had a lot of spaces between my teeth that I really didn't like. If you think they'd make you more confident, I say it's worth the money.
pretty sure i got a quote on invisalign for quite a bit less than that not long ago. my mum did it a few years ago and it worked out well for her. been thinking about going through with it but right now i'm dealing with inexplicable pain from one of my incisors. after some x-rays and a panoramic radiograph my dentist referred me to some specialist in the city, i've got an appointment next week. still have no clue what's wrong. oh well, wish me luck.
what suburb was the invisalign ortho? ive been to two consults in the city and they're asking for 7.5 - 8k and invisalign is about $700 more expensive. maybe my teeth are extra fucked up. hope your specialist gives u some hopeful news, i know that feel of fucked up teeth problems. hurts my confidence a lot.
Go with a dentist ans ask him for pic related, you have a problem and it's called bruxism.
got a quote through my local dentist, haven't bothered to get a proper consultation done with an ortho yet due to my other problems. i think my mum did it through duncan orthodontics, not sure how much she paid exactly. my teeth aren't especially bad, just a little bit of crookedness and gaps that i want sorted out. best of luck mate.
cheers mate, if you remember what your mum paid that would be great. pretty sure orthos talk with each other here and try to keep the price inflated, instead of having heavy competition like places in south korea or japan, where all prices are listed and this lowers the price through competition.
Should I get braces?
And what's up with the weird bumps on my teeth? My dentist said most people grow out of them by 18 but I'm years past that now. Is it bad, or should I get them filed down?
I haven't chipped my teeth, the bumps were always there since they erupted from my gums. It's just that mine haven't gone away yet and I'm afraid they make me look like a 13 year old kid
I got braces when I was twelve because my mom insisted on it, even though my teeth really weren't bad, I only had to wear them for six months. So they're fine but I was really lazy about brushing my teeth all throughout high school so my teeth are a bit yellowy now. It's not bad, like other other don't notice it, but I really want to get them cleaned professionally (they looked so beautiful after my ortho cleaned them after taking my braces out). Shame it's so expensive. I'll probably still end up doing it because I'm vain.
hers worked out to about $5000 paid on monthly installments, but she says it's gotten cheaper. i think due to some sort of problem with medicare classifying it as a mouthguard rather than orthodontics? it'll also depend on how severe your problems are. as far as i can recall my quote was quite a bit cheaper than that.
eh they weren't great but i'm not sure it was something i ever really considered. she did the full system though, not lite. she had 50 sets of invisalign guards over two years. i'll likely only have to do lite if i go through with it, and that's usually only one year or less.
my parent spent over $10,000 on a palette expander, braces, retainers, and fancy oral surgeon xray appointments when i was young
my adult eye teeth are like high up in my mouth so all of my dental things were done assuming they would never come down
now one of them has come down and is still moving just to where it will knock the tooth in that place out and possible the adult tooth next to it
so basicAlly, unaffordable oral surgery probably in my future
also, my teeth are still crooked, although all the work made a huge difference. pic related is something like what my teeth looked like in elementary school, although my crowding was a lot worse
>my teeth are between okay and not okay
I received an email from duncan and they said average cost of 8k for invis with $84 weekly payments. I'll just get a consult next week and see how it goes.
that's really lucky, invis lite would be wicked...
Asshole dentist removed my lower central incisor and braced them together so my teeth are permanently shit. I want to get them fixed someday, but it would be a lot of money to
-make the space.
-get the implant-
-straighten the implant.
Also I'v talked to several dentist who said they won't do it.
Shit fucked my life, I'v learned to never show bottom teeth and for several years I didn't leave house.
I really hope so. Though I didn't have much of a choice since eventually I would have grinded my teeth to dust if I didn't get the braces.
Bonus: need to get a hole drilled for a fake tooth because I'm missing one.
Terrible- yellow, a bit crooked, two bottom teeth are chipped and slightly loose
>tfw bulimia, coffee and cigarettes
I've stopped caring enough to stop my bad habits and just try to brush and floss and use mouthwash every day.