No, your parents cannot really "force" you to get braces. Few orthodontia providers will attempt to treat a patient who does not wan to be treated. Good luck!
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Aw. No, they can't. If you tell the orthodontist you do not want to be treated, he will probably speak with your parents about delaying or foregoing bracing your teeth. However, do talk to your orthodontist about less painful or unsightly alternatives if there are any and whether he or she thinks in his or her professional opinion that you would benefit from straightening your teeth with braces or some alternative.
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