We’re just a couple of regular folks who just happened to be born with crooked teeth, and who went through the experience of getting retainers as kids and braces as adults.
Going through the whole process though was a bit unnerving as there are so many choices out there now. So the best way we found to make the right choice was to thoroughly research braces and their alternatives before discussing with our dentist/orthodontist.
We wanted to find answers to such questions as: How do braces work? Are they painful? How much will they cost me? Will my insurance cover the cost? Is it going to affect my speech? Will I feel self-conscious? Am I too old to have braces? How long will I have to wear them? Are there any alternatives? What are the differences between braces and Invisalign? Etc…
The questions that came up were endless.
Even after having made the decision to go ahead with the right braces, during the process of wearing them, there were still a lot of questions that would pop up regarding daily care and usage: how to take good care of the braces, hygiene issues, finding out (the hard way) what foods or dishes are friendly for braces, and so on.
So we thought it would be great to have a website where we could provide as much information and share our oh-so-wise experiences and advice about braces.
So here it is: BracesMania.com! The site will be designed to be an online magazine and quick reference, where we will try to cover all topics on all things relating to braces.
We do hope that you will find this site both informative and fun, and that we will have made at least just a little bit of difference in making you feel more at ease with having to deal with wearing braces!
Please come back often, as we will strive to keep the site regularly updated with new and current information including personal stories, and guest columns and Q&A’s from experts in the field.