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Any experience of Quick Straight Teeth?

(6 Posts)
Everyoneafter3 Sat 08-Apr-17 12:04:11

I hate hate hate my teeth. I had orthodontic treatment aged 10/11 and wasn't given a retainer once the fixed appliance on the back of my teeth was removed (this was the last bit - I had a retainer, fixed track, head gear then that). I'm now 38 and my teeth are wonky, sticky outy and just awful. I go to the dentist/hygienist twice a year and have three fillings. It's realk only the front that's wonky. My dentist offers Quick Straight Teeth (at £££) and I'm sorely tempted. I can't face the rest of my life looking at photos of myself where all I can see are my awful teeth.

Has anyone had this type of treatment? Or should I be looking at more 'traditional' orthodontics?

FamilySpartan Sat 08-Apr-17 12:15:27

Same story as you, orthodontic work as a teen but lots of movement later.

I had Fast Braces for 6 months and was very happy with the results. I didn't even mind the train tracks as they were way smaller and more comfortable than I remembered as a youngster. Also, the six months went surprisingly quickly!

It wasn't especially cheap but I felt that fixing my teeth now would mean less (and more expensive) work on them when I got older.

FamilySpartan Sat 08-Apr-17 12:42:38

Just to add (I looked at the QST website) my dentist said that clear or white ceramic braces were more expensive because of production cost but also because they pop off the tooth easier, so you may find you need to visit the dentist more frequently to have them stick back on. They generally build these extra visits into the overall price. This happened to me fairly regularly. Say, 6-7 times in the 6 months.

Also, if you have a problem with your bite, no fast brace option will fix it. Then again, no respectable dentist should suggest a quick solution to you.

differentnameforthis Sat 08-Apr-17 13:29:38

I had a quick look at their website, their forum in particular and there are a few photos that show the braces in situ. In them the long wire that wraps around the arch (usually silver metal) is clearly coated as the coating is coming away. That would concern me, as surely part of the appeal is that they are tooth coloured? Not to mention the fact that it looks unsightly. It makes the product look cheap, imo.

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Everyoneafter3 Sat 08-Apr-17 16:57:23

I'm not bothered about how it looks; it's the end result I'm concerned with. I think it's cheaper than traditional train tracks?

UnicornButtplug Sat 08-Apr-17 17:00:34

Would invsialign or 6 month smile be another option you can look into.

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