If you count back from the two front teeth, I am missing the fourth on either side. They have both been out for about five years now and there has been a great deal of shifting. So now in addition to the two missing teeth I have several unsightly gaps.

I went to the dentist to inquire about braces and was informed i should get the missing teeth replaced first. My insurance will only cover one tooth so i would have to wait until the following year to the 2nd one and then get my braces. I agreed but now I'm having second thoughts.

i think I'd like to get the braces first but I'm still up in the air. Does anyone have any experience or advice they can offer?