I got them in fifth grade and wore them for about two years. I have a permanent retainer on my bottom teeth. Does anyone know if orthodontia is medically necessary?
I just started to wonder if it's really become so normal for people to pay such a large amount of money for something purely cosmetic. Like I said, I don't know..
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I know that sometimes they're necessary. Crowding in your teeth can lead to cavities and infections which can spread to the jaw if they get serious enough. It can also affect your chewing and such. Not to mention it can be extremely painful.
I had them from 4-6 grade and was told I'd have to get them back on my senior year of high school to my sophomore year of college. Needless to say I laughed in their faces and said my teeth are fine, it's cosmetic at this point.
They can be needed but they can also be purely cosmetic.