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So, I am getting Braces in November, and I will be 17 by September. All of these 13 year olds are already having their braces on and off and then there is me. So, my mom and I talked, and being so old, I don't want braces for a long time, especially for my boyfriends grad next spring, and mine the following year. My bite isn't all that bad, honestly, my teeth basically need straightening. I looked around and found out it could take 1-6 months to straighten your teeth. Would the orthodontist allow me to take off my braces before my teeth are "perfect" and do you think it would cost extra? I want to take them off when I feel happy about my teeth, not when my bite is "perfect". It might sound bad, but it's hard to explain how I feel..