[quote]Professor X wrote:
PB Andy wrote:
You can’t go for those invisible braces?
I had them a couple years ago when I was 17, and had to cut it short because I had to go to basic training. That sucked because now they aren’t completely 100% fixed, and it didn’t help that I never wore my retainer…
Biggest tip I have: Never miss an appointment. If you do, you’ll get delayed a week or so (at least that was the case with me), and you’ll just be having extra weeks added on with your braces.
Even bigger tip for you…if you decide to get braces again in the military, make sure you will be stationed at that base for at least two years so that specific doctor can follow your case.[/quote]
I got braces while on an AF base in Japan, and ended up moving after about 18 months. My new doc ended up doing a good job of carrying out the job, though it took longer, about 4 years total.
If your doc has you wearing bands, DO IT, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. They’re a pain in the ass, having to take them out to eat and them breaking, but it helps get everything where it needs to be.
At least you won’t need to have your jaw broken like I did.