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Teeth bracelet, (dental brace) the Polish way to gain success in USA?


derek trotter 10 | 203  
13 Dec 2009 /  #1
I ve noticed that a lot of Poles over there praise good teeth, even blue collar workers spend a lot of money on bracelets for their daughters. Why? Not too much cash for good private education, so the best idea is invest on good healthy looking a' la potential future wife type women, like good marriage material?

Any thoughts?
Cardno85 31 | 976  
13 Dec 2009 /  #2
To be honest, from the thread title I thought you meant something along the lines of this:

The thing you mean is braces. I am not sure if it is just a Polish thing or to do with marriage. I think that the whole US dental system is almost obsessed with people having straight, white teeth. When I used to go to an American dentist he was always obsessing over a small gap in my front two teeth which no British dentist has touched.

So I think it is less to do with blue collar poles wanting their daughters married off, and more just wanting them to fit in with the rest of the US youth.
OP derek trotter 10 | 203  
13 Dec 2009 /  #3
Cardno85
sorry too much Heineken tonight.
Cardno85 31 | 976  
13 Dec 2009 /  #4
sorry

No need, don't let it take away from the question that was asked. It is an interesting one.
OP derek trotter 10 | 203  
13 Dec 2009 /  #5
BrutalButcher
is that you can say about the subject?
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
13 Dec 2009 /  #6
When I used to go to an American dentist he was always obsessing over a small gap in my front two teeth which no British dentist has touched.

Some dentists are picky because the more work they do on your teeth, the more money they make:)

On a side note, you brits really do have poor teeth. I wonder if it is a result of the british diet or bad dentistry...
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
13 Dec 2009 /  #7
If the Dentist has the ability to make your teeth or your childrens teeth as healthy and pleasing to the eye as possible, why wouldn't he/she offer it to his/her patients? It would be like an auto mechanic changing the oil in your car and noticing a nail in your tyre but not telling you about it. You can make your own choices here, If you don't want to spend the money you don't have to. My brother got braces at 40 years old. He had a gap between his front teeth that always bothered him, one day he decided to spend the money and fix it. It appealed to his vanity or improved his self-esteem or something.

I had to chuckle about braces for pesenting a daughter as good marriage material.

If the teeth are far enough gapped to present a valid jaw deformity I would certainly spend the money. Shop around, Prices can vary greatly.
Cardno85 31 | 976  
14 Dec 2009 /  #8
british diet or bad dentistry...

I honestly think it could be both. The British do have a very sweet tooth and love their fizzy, sugary drinks. Plus with NHS dentists, the onus was on making sure the teeth were fit for eating, not beautiful. So I think it's a bit of both really. Dental health is vastly improving in the UK though.

Another thing was importance of the dentist in the UK. I heard numerous tales about it being too much hassle to get little timmy or jemima to go to the dentist because they hated it and so parents wouldn't bother making them go. My cousin is a classic example and her teeth are a disgrace. I personally like my smile, few wee chips that I should get fixed but I never have the time to fix and there is still that little gap, but it's hardly noticable.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
14 Dec 2009 /  #9
like my smile, few wee chips

That just adds character.
drow21 1 | 35  
14 Dec 2009 /  #10
its the whole image is everything culture
grethomory 1 | 154  
14 Dec 2009 /  #11
Yep, I'm a Black guy and my parents had me in braces by the time I was 14. This is an American thing....I see so many people from other countries without "perfect" teeth. My brother fortunately was born with perfectly straight teeth and only needed a retainer for a very slight overbite.

Believe it or not, when I was a kid with braces...braces were a status symbol here in America. It meant your parents had money. Braces are affordable for everyone now if they want them.

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