I Am Glad I Had Braces

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 People

    Easier to Eat

    Before I had braces, I had a cross bite. My teeth only met together at two small points. I couldn't chew anything thin. I constantly choked on spaghetti, the cheese on pizza, and I couldn't even think about eating a salad with lettuce. I didn't like to eat them because it was...
    aprilrain47 aprilrain47
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2008

    Certainly...

    Two years later, my teeth are perfect and straight, I couldn't be happier.
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers
    18-21, F
    Sep 15, 2011

    Just had my braces removed.

    Great changes observed. Onto my final stage, retainers. P.S those with braces, I automatically like you all.
    Ibrahim38 Ibrahim38
    18-21, M
    Aug 18, 2014

    One of My Best Investments For Myself!

    I am glad I had braces! Absolutely love the way my teeth look. When I first had my braces (as an adult) I didn't care what I looked like. I was more focused on the end result: How I was going to feel about my teeth, the way my teeth were going to look and how I was going to...
    FascinatedByDreams FascinatedByDreams
    31-35
    Jun 22, 2008

    Worth It

    I only had my braces for a year but I loathed them the whole time. I can honestly say though that it was well worth the money, painful ortho visits, wax, rubber bands, annoyance, and my year long ban of Doritos (my favorite snack!!). My teeth aren't perfect but they look pretty...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    Jun 19, 2008

    My teacher did notice

    that my braces were off! :) My friend realized it and then I was like "Yeah, and you didn't notice it!" *As I pointed to him* and then my friend goes "Yep she got her braces taken off!" Then he's like "Oh yeah I thought there was something different about you... I didn't know if...
    Hannajaneee Hannajaneee
    18-21, F
    Feb 3, 2014

    Brace Were the Best Thing That Happened to Me!

    hahahahah seriously, i would be so ugly without braces. best decision my mom ever made for me, and she doesn't have a very good track record. i had them for almost 6 years and had the worst under bite i swear i looked like i was from the trailer park or a 3rd world country.
    notinthemood notinthemood
    22-25, F
    Oct 12, 2008

    I Am Glad

    Before I had braces one of front teeth was actually rotated by 90 degrees clockwise. It was awful. The dentist told me it was because my teeth were too big and my mouth small. The braces did manage to make it a lot better although my teeth aren't really the straightest in the...
    Saigo Saigo
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2008

    4.5 Years And Over $5000 Later...

    ....I have a beautiful smile. As much as I hated having them (especially since I had to wear headgear....yuck.) I was very pleased with the end result. Probably one of the best investments my parents ever made for me.
    ErmacsSadisticDahlia ErmacsSadisticDahlia
    18-21, F
    Dec 22, 2009

    Me Too.._x

    i hated them so much while they were on. they were painful and ugly and i had them for two years, and though my teeth aren't perfect, i am glad i had the braces.
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman
    22-25, F
    Nov 26, 2007

    All of These Years Later, & I'm Still Happy

    It was over 20 years ago that I was a "metal mouth," and at the time, I thought that it would never end.  However, now that it's been this long, I must say that I am so glad I did it! I have a fun-loving smile because of all of that metal!  I see people now...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    Jul 25, 2008

    Before Braces

    Before I got braces I was talking on the side of my mouth. And now I can't even try to do that anymore. I Glad I had brace. My teeth look awesome.
    Lor4cat Lor4cat
    16-17, F
    Jun 19, 2008
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