For years orthodontists told me I did not need braces, that if I got them they would help me cosmetically but not necessarily medically. So for years I let it go, because the way my teeth looked never really bothered me. When I got engaged a couple years ago, suddenly I was freaking out i.e. my teeth were bothering me. I wanted straight teeth in my wedding photos. I saw Dr. Hakim who fitted me for lingual braces. I was able to straighten my teeth with most people never even knowing. And my wedding went off without a hitch. Dr. Hakim and his staff were truly wonderful.