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Can I get braces even if my roots and teeth are short?

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Posted by: bigteeth  (8 years ago)
Hello!

I've been to the orthodontist to consult about braces. My teeth are so messed up and I have big and protruding front teeth. I am so embarrassed to smile and laugh in public so I want to get them fixed. The orthodontist said, my teeth and their roots are really short. The braces can cause them to get even shorter and when I am older, there's a tendency that my teeth will fall out. What should I do? Should I get braces and take the risk of losing my teeth when I am older or just leave my teeth like this? Please help!
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Posted by: she_he  (8 years ago)
Hello Bigteeth!

If I were you, I would get braces to see what it feels like to have straight teeth and beautiful smile. If your teeth do fall out when you're older, you could always replace them with dentures.
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Posted by: notreallypainful  (8 years ago)
Hi!

Get braces, it is so worth it! You wouldn't want to be stuck with crowded teeth for the rest of your life.
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