Will it be a bad idea to get my braces off?

I am 16, I have had braces for almost 4 years, and I have really wanted to get them off because they have caused me to feel very insecure. Will this be a bad idea if I tell my orthodontist to please remove my braces?

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Answer: Removing Orthodontics Prematurely

By BracesInfo.com Expert 10

Ultimately you need to be happy and confident with your smile. If taking the braces off prematurely will satisfy you, have a consultation with your orthodontist regarding doing so. If you have been fully banded for 4 years, surely you are coming to the end of your treatment and it may be worth it just to stick it out. The biggest fear is that you will have regrets. Once the brackets and wires are removed, if you decide down the road you want to change something, you must begin the process all over. The amount of time you spend as a youth in full brackets and bands, is worth the lifetime smile you will receive as an adult. If you are making a short term decision, it is best to weigh out the pros and cons with your orthodontist and both of you come to agreeable terms.