1. There is no such thing as a cheap dental/orthodontic material.
2. I'm sure a 31 year practitioner of orthodontics would recognize the difference between shoddy materials and lying teenagers.
3. Does one go to the dentist to have dental work done, or does one go to the dentist to have sunshine blown up ones rear-end. As of yet, no one has ever been billed for extra "niceness", nor is it required by the dentist to fix a persons teeth.
4. If the cynicism of a kind old man bothers you, please refrain from staying in the following locations: the Continental United States, the European Union, the Soviet Union, and any industrialized nations not previously mentioned.