Adult orthodontia worth it?
My dentist is bugging me to get orthodontia done due to a messed up bite. Only some of my teeth meet and only on some of their edges. However, I eat food fine and my teeth don't hurt except some sensitivity to cold and heat. I don't grind my teeth. I do have receding gums. My dentist says my teeth will crack eventually and this will help. I've consulted with one ortho and he recommends invisalign with rubber bands for 20 months and many thousands of dollars. I'm in my 50s with lots of other expenses...what do you think? Is it really worth it? Are my teeth going to crack out of my head when I'm 70? What about having plastic in your mouth for years? That doesn't seem like a good idea. Thanks, wise ones!