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Apex Vertigo
03-21-2010, 01:55
So I have a pretty damn good looking face, just the way it is. But I have this one imperfection which is my teeth, they are a bit overcrowded on the bottom row. The only problem I really have with it is my front 2 teeth are not level, one is about a cm higher than the other. I've decided to do something about it but being in college I don't feel like dishing out 5k and a year of my life to kill my social/romantic life with braces.

So I've come up with the incredibly great idea of getting a dentist to file down my tooth to make it level, the overcrowding will still be an issue but since its not noticeable I don't mind it. I think it would be doable because they wouldn't have to file down past the enamel to level it off, at least I don't think they would. I was thinking I would try to have my college do it and use me as a practice model because I figure it'd be cheaper that way. I still have to look into how to do that and when it could be done, but has anyone else here ever done something like this? Or should I just go and pay how ever much for a real dentist to do it?

PirateGlen
03-21-2010, 02:05
You're in college and don't know how big a centimeter is?

Jangang
03-21-2010, 02:21
Go to a dentist, it won't cost much to file a tooth a bit. If one is taller than the other that's really all they can do anyway. Braces will straighten them, not shorten them.

My front bottom teeth were a little to tall, which caused my front upper teeth to be a bit crooked. When I had work done to fix that, they filled the bottom teeth so the cause of the problem would be gone and not repeat itself. They didn't charge much at all for that part of things. (Though I can't remember what the bill was for that specifically.)

They are a bit sensitive to temp after its done, but that doesn't last more than a month or so.

Your full tooth is probably about a centimeter total though, its probably closer to a millimeter difference heh.

Rossco
03-21-2010, 02:44
one is about a cm higher than the other.

Humm... riiight...

Napalm_Enema
03-21-2010, 03:09
Just going to throw this out there - but your teeth are kind of one of a kind. Don't go there telling him what to do, find a good reputable dentist and ask him what needs to be done.

Chances are you have overcrowding which means you need a tooth or two pulled to make space. You can probably get a small invisiline brace for the bottom row of teeth so nobody will call you train tracks.

Get your shit checked by a pro, then see what you want to do. Are your parents in a position to help you with this? But seriously, just going in there and filing down your tooth could lead to sensitivity to cold if they get it down too close to your root, etc..

Get a pro involved and weigh out your options. you only have one grill.

Rossco
03-21-2010, 03:27
you only have one grill.

And your barbecue only has two wheels.

StaticBlack
03-21-2010, 04:38
I'd hazard a guess that it's wisdom teeth causing the overcrowding.

Carnagel
03-21-2010, 06:38
So I have a pretty damn good looking face, But my front 2 teeth are not level, one is about a cm higher than the other.

That's not a good looking face, that's Goofy

Falokis
03-21-2010, 06:41
You could see if it could be done via retainer, so you only have to wear it when you sleep.

Rossco
03-21-2010, 07:01
You could see if it could be done via retainer, so you only have to wear it when you sleep.

You obviously don't know much about retainers if you think you only have to wear them while you sleep. Sometimes you have to wear them during the day, and take them out whenever you have to eat; if that's the case, don't fucking do it, because you cannot clean the smell off of those things or their containers. Especially not their containers! After a week of wearing it, opening the container in a public area is likely to make everybody within shouting distance start turning green and purple in 20 seconds. I'd hate to know how horrible those things smell if you didn't clean them every night.

Drock
03-21-2010, 07:02
I would advise against this. When you file down a tooth like that you destroy the enamel ruining the defensive properties of the tooth. Of course they will still cap the tooth in an attempt to seal it back up, but you can have some great problems down the road if they seal leaks by even the smallest amount. Because then you develop a cavity which grows under the cap. This can lead to the whole tooth dying and needing a root canal.

Falokis
03-21-2010, 07:33
You obviously don't know much about retainers if you think you only have to wear them while you sleep. Sometimes you have to wear them during the day, and take them out whenever you have to eat; if that's the case, don't fucking do it, because you cannot clean the smell off of those things or their containers. Especially not their containers! After a week of wearing it, opening the container in a public area is likely to make everybody within shouting distance start turning green and purple in 20 seconds. I'd hate to know how horrible those things smell if you didn't clean them every night.LOL. Sounds like you speak from experience. Please, don't breathe on me.

Rossco
03-21-2010, 07:49
LOL. Sounds like you speak from experience. Please, don't breathe on me.

I lasted 2 weeks and then I smashed that motherfucker. Turns out I only needed it for cosmetic reasons, though, so I just ignored my dentists suggestion to buy an expensive replacement.

Slypieguy
03-21-2010, 08:21
My buddy just finished dental school. His school had students doing work on local people for about half the price of going to an actual dentist. If you have a medical university nearby, you could check into that.

Apex Vertigo
03-21-2010, 09:09
You're in college and don't know how big a centimeter is?

EDIT: Oh damn, sorry meant a mm -.-. Lol, honest mistake didn't mean to put cm.

Strangia
03-21-2010, 09:17
You should just be born with flawless straight teeth, that have only a calcium deposit on one of my front teeth as a blemish.

Napalm_Enema
03-21-2010, 10:00
I would like to revise my former suggestion, and instead suggest the following: Bust out your teeth with a tac hammer, because lets face it, vanity isn't attractive. And when you smile at a girl afterwards, showing her your shattered gaping maw of pain and blood, and she smiles back...well, know that she likes you for you, and not for how you appear.

Go go!! Happiness awaits!! :ohno:

Napalm_Enema
03-21-2010, 10:01
You should just be born with flawless straight teeth, that have only a calcium deposit on one of my front teeth as a blemish.

Calcium deposit = cum stain. Lets not beat around the bush shall we?

Strangia
03-21-2010, 10:28
Calcium deposit = cum stain. Lets not beat around the bush shall we?

alright DAMN IT I WAS EXPERIMENTING!

Rossco
03-21-2010, 11:03
alright DAMN IT I WAS EXPERIMENTING!

Must've been a bit more than that if it visibly solidified onto your face.

Strangia
03-21-2010, 11:04
Must've been a bit more than that if it visibly solidified onto your face.

I take the scientist method towards experimentation: at least 30 trials for good results.

Rossco
03-21-2010, 11:08
I take the scientist method towards experimentation: at least 30 trials for good results.

And use of proper meat lockers to keep the specimens intact?

Strangia
03-21-2010, 11:15
And use of proper meat lockers to keep the specimens intact?

How did you know my nickname "meat locker"?

zato`1
03-21-2010, 18:12
invisalign is your best bet.

you want good teeth, you gotta put in the time bud... but straight teeth are also much more likely to be healthy teeth too.

i had braces for 5 years because i had a pirate grin, got them out the end of my freshman year in hs..

if you have only minor issues invisalign will be able to correct it in probably 6-18 months.. it really depends on how bad it is.

of course, if you never had your wisdom teeth removed, i laff at you because those are gonna have to go and you will be laid up for at least a week in bad pain and discomfort.

Apex Vertigo
03-21-2010, 18:18
invisalign is your best bet.

you want good teeth, you gotta put in the time bud... but straight teeth are also much more likely to be healthy teeth too.

i had braces for 5 years because i had a pirate grin, got them out the end of my freshman year in hs..

if you have only minor issues invisalign will be able to correct it in probably 6-18 months.. it really depends on how bad it is.

of course, if you never had your wisdom teeth removed, i laff at you because those are gonna have to go and you will be laid up for at least a week in bad pain and discomfort.

I had an xray and turns out I never had wisdom teeth.

Also, like I said I don't have the money to get invisalign and if I were to ever get them totally fixed I'd do it after I was out of college.

DasKapital
03-21-2010, 18:27
I had an xray and turns out I never had wisdom teeth.

Also, like I said I don't have the money to get invisalign and if I were to ever get them totally fixed I'd do it after I was out of college.

Invisalign are observable from up close.

Why not get those brackets that are on the back of your teeth?

Mr.Duck
03-21-2010, 18:28
You won't of had wisdom teeth unless they've grown yet.

Apex Vertigo
03-21-2010, 20:18
You won't of had wisdom teeth unless they've grown yet.

Some people don't ever grow them. Parents never had them either.

EDIT: Someone mentioned that braces can't rise or lower teeth, so does that mean they'd have to file it down anyways?

I've seen the invisalign up close, it's slightly noticeable. What I like about them is that you can take them out if you are going to be going somewhere. Not so sure about metal braces though, if I were to ever get those they'd definitely be on the back side of the teeth.

StaticBlack
03-22-2010, 01:46
I think braces can pull the tooth out of your gum a bit, not sure on pushing it down though.

Zadok
03-23-2010, 04:20
sounds like you need a sex change.

Muscalu
03-23-2010, 10:40
ugly people thread...
later rock-faces(feces? (http://www.menandcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/ugly-cat_1359639i.jpg))