I have to say that i'm nearing 3 years in braces. Originally I had linguals top/ceramic bottoms. I started off with linguals - a decision I regret now, all that money wasted. Note I also don't have braces on all front teeth just the front 8. I have full braces on the bottom. I feel as though I haven't received the 'full treatment', but thats another story. Its been almost a year now since I had ceramics replaced on the top on just the 8 teeth - as part of the 'finishing stage'. That stage was meant to only be a few months. The ceramics have done alot more in aligning my teeth than what the linguals had done in 2 years. That said I am still not happy with how my teeth look and they are scheduled to come off next appointment.. Note: I had also asked my ortho if I could get full brackets on top - I even offered to pay extra, but he said not neccessary. I keep thinking it will make a difference with end result. My bite still does not feel right, but he is so stubborn.
I just got told I had to wear one elastic again on the right side to help correct alignment of my bit, my jaw was shifting to the left - meanwhile at that same appointment they took mould impressions for fixed wire retainer :/ So not happy and trying not to get depressed.
click on my profile and see the threads i have started
also which orthodontist are you seeing? send me a message.
dont get braces off until youre happy
demand money back
get another opinion from a better orthodontist. dont waste any more time like i did.