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I Have Braces

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    Stimpy101 Stimpy101 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3, 2014

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    Had my braces off today,

    can't stop looking at my teeth😬
    SarcasticCxnt SarcasticCxnt 18-21 Aug 7, 2015

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    I'm almost done, but I don't know

    if I can take anymore of it. They say you don't care about your braces after you've had them for a while, but I am still sitting here, writing this post about my hatred of them. In short, my orthodontists are complete b...es, I have the most huge appliance ever, and all of the...
    Bellkel07 Bellkel07 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I'll be going back to the ortho on the 27th

    so I guess I'll let you all know how that goes :)
    1337Cabbage 1337Cabbage 26-30, T Aug 11, 2015

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    I got rubber bands today.

    They hurt really bad. My jaw and teeth hurt because I also got a chain across all of my teeth on the top. Ugh... How long will this pain last?
    Brittni73 Brittni73 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2015

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    I actually kind of like having braces.

    When I first got my braces the pain lasted like 2 weeks for me, but now when I get my braces tightened they don't hurt at all. Some people say their pain lasts a day or two, but mine don't even hurt. They are a little annoying at times, but seeing how dramatically my teeth have...
    meowrin meowrin 16-17, F 2 Responses May 13, 2014

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    Kind of funny story for you all actually,

    from when I first got my braces and my headgear. It was wired in from the day I got it, and I was pretty bummed out, but the day continued pretty normally and went to bed as normal. When I woke up, I remembered I was wearing headgear so I went to the mirror (I have two mirrors...
    1337Cabbage 1337Cabbage 26-30, T 1 Response Jul 15, 2015

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    ScheeleXx ScheeleXx 16-17, M May 10, 2015

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    Hi again! So on the 19th of July I'll be

    heading to Wales to visit my grandparents (this is something I do every summer) and I would be returning home on Thursday the 23rd. HOWEVER, it occured to me today that the 23rd is ALSO the day of my next orthodontist appointment (he only works only Thursdays). We can't change...
    1337Cabbage 1337Cabbage 26-30, T Jul 7, 2015

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    Guess I'll be leaving now.

    I'm so happy I finally have them off.
    GvibesG GvibesG 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2015

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    They aren't that bad.

    But getting the spacers were hell! that's the only pain I couldn't handle, but other than that I feel okay with them! They even help loose weight and eat healthier ! I used to weight 121 lbs now I'm 112 and my goal is 105 and I'm sure I'll get there before May comes around...
    GGaabbyy GGaabbyy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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    arca99 arca99 36-40, M Jun 12, 2015

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    They hurt... And not like crying pain.

    Like constant aching pain. I've got springs around my teeth. And tight rubber bands and elastic chains that hold them together . Omg omg omg ongoing torture. I can only have 2 Advil a day though so I won't waste them right now.... But omg.
    Simone423 Simone423 13-15 2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    I got my braces put on 6 months ago at the age

    of 35. I wanted them as a teenager as that is the normal age that people get braces. But my parents could not afford to get them for me and my dentist didn't think I needed them. I started going to another dentist as my original dentist retired. I asked if there was something I...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    I have braces and i hate them cuz theyre

    annoying and when i smile i look like a transformer
    hollyjollyholly hollyjollyholly 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2014

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    Just got my braces put on

    and to be honest I really didn't want them but they're not as bad as I thought but still not a big fan of them, thankfully they don't hurt and didn't hurt when I got them on:) What do you think? Sorry for the bad photo lol
    Krystal666 Krystal666 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    I got my braces on January 23 last year,

    it didn't hurt when they put them on. But oh boy it did after my gums we're sore and painful, agh. It's been almost a year since I had them one. Sometimes I forget they are there but not when I get them tightened plus going to the dentist as well agh.
    JD963 JD963 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    I Love Them!

    I can understand why so many people hate braces so much, but I freakin' love them! Yeah, they can be a huge pain in the booty sometimes, when they often break or bring nothing but pain in your mouth...Nevertheless, I still think they're fun to look at, especially with a choice of...
    NuclearWarCat NuclearWarCat 16-17, F Mar 24, 2013

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    I hate braces, my parents call me freak show

    and my older brother calls me train tracks. Lets see who's the last one laughing when I have perfect teeth! MWAHAHA *cough* *cough*
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 16-17, M 1 Response May 26, 2014

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    Does anyone else like to play melodies on their

    rubber bands? Its oddly disturbing to all nearby but highly satisfying to me.
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    I'm getting them next year.

    I'm excited! I know they'll hurt but My canine will finally go down in place:D and I won't feel subconscious about my smile anymore~ XD
    Moschnyy Moschnyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    Emilybear16 Emilybear16 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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    And they hurt so bad rn I got a power chain

    today and it hurts a lot.. Also I don't really smile I'm just showing me teeth off ✌️
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F Feb 23, 2015

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    mayaandalexus mayaandalexus 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    Sssshhiiitt. I don't have braces at the moment

    but I'll have them soon. Didn't think I'd ever get them, since I'm 22 now, but turns out the oral surgeon missed one of my wisdom teeth nine years ago. Thought I had only two but turns out I had three. So now I've go under again to get the last one removed and since my teeth...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2015

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    the worst thing about braces: you cant enjoy

    salt caramels properly anymore...
    Estelle2000 Estelle2000 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 3, 2014

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    Paula98665 Paula98665 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    I've had my headgear

    for almost 3 months now and I am so tired of It. I really want it off I'm sick of not being able to sleep. Errrrr πŸ˜₯
    Emilybear16 Emilybear16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    Ugh had mine on for 23 almost 24 months now.

    in that time I've swallowed some of the metal squares and had them randomly drop off, had 4 teeth taken out, I've had to have elastic chains on and today I got a band put on too. ?? I was only meant to have the braces on 18 months and it's almost 24 and I need at least three...
    AnonymousNatalie2000 AnonymousNatalie2000 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2015

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    do i look ugly? had them

    for three months so far! people say I look cute but i think it looks bad ... :(
    valbunny valbunny 13-15, F 9 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    Scratch that last one-my orthodontist has moved

    his office to a different hospital and so I'll be going in on Wednesday instead
    1337Cabbage 1337Cabbage 26-30, T 1 Response Aug 20, 2015

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    Not anymore, but I did

    for a couple years when I was in my early teens.
    MeghanL MeghanL 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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    8 months with headgear now

    and I soooo want it out :( got rubberbands so maybe I'll get my headgear off soon
    Emilybear16 Emilybear16 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2015

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    My brackets are digging into my lip

    and it's killing me and my lip is swollen
    quagsire quagsire 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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    Getting braces was one of the greatest things

    that's ever happened to me! I would have never even imagine I was ever gonna be lucky enough to have braces πŸ˜„ I used to think my teeth were okay looking, but now with the whole transformation they were definitely not anywhere near okay back in the day haha πŸ’ I've had a...
    Gabs1997 Gabs1997 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 3, 2015

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    Hello! I am a 15 year old (almost 16)

    and I have to wear braces and headgear. I've been having treatment for 8 years now (which started with surgery when I was only 8 years old!). My braces aren't too bad, my main problem is my HEADGEAR. The problem with my headgear is that it's wired in. That means that I can't...
    1337Cabbage 1337Cabbage 26-30, T 3 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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    i just got braces today.

    They dont look bad but i dont like the way they feel.
    WolfeeJo WolfeeJo 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    Honestly I'm ready to get them off.

    They're irritating-.-
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3, 2015

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    I hate them!!! they hurt

    so much sometimes!
    emily2004 emily2004 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 29, 2015

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    Well, unfortunately all we were able to do

    about the Wales situation was cancel my appointment, so I have to have a 9-10 week gap at the LEAST between my last and next appointment which isn't good as a lot can change in that kind of time, especially when you can't take out your headgear. Think about it, if I didn't have...
    1337Cabbage 1337Cabbage 26-30, T 1 Response Jul 14, 2015

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    I got braces fitted in about September this

    year. At first, I was worried that people would notice and ask questions, however I got used to it and now people don't really notice. Yesturday, I was fitted with a few other appliances, firstly an expander placed on my top and bottom. Following that, I had forsus springs and a...
    melchua99 melchua99 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    I hate braces right now I just got 4 new

    brackets put on and thicker wire and the lady who was helping the orthodontist was new and she kept stabbing my gums and now they are bleeding and she pinched my lip in something so it's swollen. Grrrr
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F Jan 14, 2015

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    what to expect on first adjustment/tightening?

    ? I'm so excited about the color.
    noa27 noa27 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Im Tired Of Them ;(

    I've had my braces on for almost two years already, I don't think they are even close to coming off because I never wear my rubber bands. They hurt too much and I can't eat when I do. I didn't even need braces but my mom insisted that I get them because I had a tiny space between...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2, 2011