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A, on November 7, 2017 at 4:59 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 23
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I'm in adult braces, and I won't get them off for at least two years. Is it selfish of me to push the wedding date until I get them off? Anyone say "screw it!" and tie the knot in their braces? Should I wait, or should I just do it?

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Latest activity by Mary, on January 22, 2018 at 12:31 AM
  • nolegirl
    Dedicated June 2018
    nolegirl ·
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    Maybe they can remove them for the wedding?

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  • Constance
    VIP October 2017
    Constance ·
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    If your FS is cool with postponing it, it really doesn't matter what the motivation is.

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  • LillyBean17
    Master October 2017
    LillyBean17 ·
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    I don't think it's selfish, we all have our reasons for picking a date whether it's soon or far out. I wouldn't want braces on in my wedding photos so I get it.

    I had a 2 year engagement and I loved the extra time to plan, save, and put everything together stress free. I think it'll be a good thing for you to push it back!

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  • K squared
    Super October 2017
    K squared ·
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    Personally, I wouldn't wait. Then again I'm 42 and life moves a lot faster than I'd like at this point. There's not many things I push off. However, I wasn't at my goal weight at my wedding. You can see in the pictures that I'm a bit heavier than I am right now. It doesn't matter though because you can also see how happy I am. I think it's silly to put off your life for purely superficial reasons. Who cares if you have braces on your wedding day when you're marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with?

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  • VC
    Super April 2018
    VC ·
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    I would postpone for sure. Braces SUCK. You'll still be WITH the person you're marrying in the meantime. It's really not a big deal.

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  • MDEasternShoreBride
    VIP October 2017
    MDEasternShoreBride ·
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    I had invisilign and got my spacers removed right before the wedding, which was very lucky. I had problems smiling with the spacers in. I would see if you can get them removed for the wedding. If it really bothers you, it's up to you to wait or not.

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  • mtall912
    Super October 2018
    mtall912 ·
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    My friend had his removed for the wedding and put back on after.. expensive but that's an option too

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  • WED18
    July 1993
    WED18 ·
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    I read another thread where the bride was having the top wire and brackets removed on her front teeth for the wedding. I think that's a great compromise. I can tell you that my ex and I both had braces when we married and the photos are pretty bad.

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  • Annie
    VIP October 2018
    Annie ·
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    Can you switch to Invisalign? That might be an option, or asking your photographer if they can photoshop them out.

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  • Nonna T
    Master April 2014
    Nonna T ·
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    I wish I would have gotten them before the wedding. But I waited and the two years turned in to less than ten months.

    My cousin had her upper braces removed for her wedding.

    Your photographer can photoshop them out.

    Braces don't suck--they can be inconvenient and expensive but the difference in your health and smile can be life changing!

    Don't wait until you're almost 60 like I did Smiley smile


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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    Definitely talk to your orthodontist. Someone else in here's orthodontist suggested and was willing to pull the top brackets off before the wedding, which seems like a great temporary compromise. See if your orthodontist has any similar suggestions

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  • EE
    Savvy March 2018
    EE ·
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    You can have them temporarily removed for your wedding. There's an extra fee involved, but it's completely up to you.

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  • Rachel
    VIP September 2018
    Rachel ·
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    It's not selfish. I completely understand wanting to feel confident in your wedding photos. So long as there isn't a need to be married sooner (needing to share insurance benefits, being able to live with a spouse in the military, etc.), there is nothing wrong with waiting. Is your SO on board with waiting? If so, go for it!

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  • Nemo
    Master August 2018
    Nemo ·
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    I don't think that is selfish at all. I had braces for 6 years and 7 months, I understand not wanting to have braces on your wedding day.

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  • Rachelxoxo
    Savvy October 2018
    Rachelxoxo ·
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    Screw it! I had adult braces and you would had never knew looking back at pictures bc I smiled with my mouth closed

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  • A
    Savvy October 2017
    Amanda ·
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    Wait until they're off! Trust me. I got married on 10/21 and I'm currently wearing Invisalign. I didn't wear my invisalign trays for the day, but I was terribly self conscious of my teeth. I had 2 teeth pulled last year and the invisalign is working towards closing those gaps. I was afraid to open my mouth. I obviously think the tiny gaps look way worse than they actually are, but for your peace of mind I'd wait until your braces are off.

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  • FutureMrs.Px0
    Dedicated September 2019
    FutureMrs.Px0 ·
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    I have adult braces currently and I am itching to get them off.. I wouldn't want to he married with them on .. they aren't super noticeable since I have the clear ceramic on the top but I still notice them.

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  • Cassie
    Super April 2018
    Cassie ·
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    I have braces at the moment - I have about another year with them and my wedding is in six months. I am debating between whether I am going to get them removed for the wedding (my ortho quoted me as $200 per row, so $400 in total). I was 100% on board with that until I had to get my brackets taken off last month and repositioned and it freaking hurt cause they hella scrape the tooth to get all the glue off and my mouth was sore for a few days.

    After that I was like, wow, is it really a big deal to keep my braces on? I'm so used to them, I have pearl brackets so they blend it pretty well with my teeth (I do not have invisalign, I didn't qualify for that because of how my teeth were).

    I'm going to ask our photographer if they can photoshop out the braces in any photos I smile in and decide from there. I still might remove them, but I don't want my mouth to be sore on my wedding. And I don't want to have them off for more than a few days because I want these suckers off as soon as possible and the longer you have them removed, the longer it prolongs your treatment.

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  • Mozabrat
    Devoted October 2018
    Mozabrat ·
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    I personally wouldn't care.

    I can tell you de-banding and re-banding is expensive.

    I used this same answer earlier for a different scenario but it fits....

    Would taking them off, postponing for that time and the cost associated really make your wedding all that much better? Would not having braces on make your wedding better?

    **A good photographer can photo shop them out of the photos for display. Keep that in mind as well. (Mine photo shops my freaking hair roots for our Christmas photos...I am sure braces aren't a biggie).

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  • J. Clo
    Master May 2018
    J. Clo ·
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    I intentionally chose my date after my braces are scheduled to come off.

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