Knowledge is power, as they say. Here are several good articles to share with people considering getting braces, especially as an adult, and for a refresher on the latest techniques in orthodontics.
Mayo Clinic discussion about braces: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/braces/MY01344
An adults-in-braces perspective by Kevin Tetter: http://www.helium.com/items/1937508-getting-adult-braces?page=2
A super web resource about all things-orthodontic, including a cost-estimator by city/state: http://www.bracesinfo.com/dentalcosts/. Be sure to browse the FAQ section.
And, just because my family is stepping into the waters to explore orthognathic (jaw) surgery to correct my 17-year-old’s open bite, here’s a blog I found on the topic: http://www.jawsurgeryblog.com/. There are others I’ve been reading, too. If anyone is interested, email me for more links, at firstname.lastname@example.org.