I Have Braces

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 431 People

    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

    Well, it's only one week left

    until I go back to my orthodontist, so maybe, MAYBE, I might finally be done with my headgear (or at least have it unwired), so fingers crossed!
    1337Cabbage 1337Cabbage
    26-30, T
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015
    mayaandalexus mayaandalexus
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    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

    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

    Had my braces off today,

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

    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

    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

    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
    Paula98665 Paula98665
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014

    I go for my 3rd tightening tomorrow

    and I'm so not looking forward to it which means I probably won't enjoy the 4th of July weekend :(
    Emilybear16 Emilybear16
    16-17, F
    Jun 29, 2015

    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
    whoknowsme21 whoknowsme21
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2014

    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

    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

    Finally, finally got them off

    after 18 loooong months and to y'all who have braces atm and hate them, trust me it is so worth it when you get them off. I am now in love with my smile :D
    Minutes2Midnight Minutes2Midnight
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    So I think I look really ugly with braces.

    What do you guys think? Like your honest opinion
    LibertyFailure LibertyFailure
    18-21, F
    43 Responses Apr 3, 2015

    the worst thing about braces: you cant enjoy

    salt caramels properly anymore...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2015
    Stimpy101 Stimpy101
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2014

    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
    ScheeleXx ScheeleXx
    16-17, M
    May 10, 2015

    I have braces and i hate them cuz theyre

    annoying and when i smile i look like a transformer
    hollyjollyholly hollyjollyholly
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2014

    I am so sick of wearing headgear I want it out

    so bad :( it's so uncomfortable and I cant sleep
    Emilybear16 Emilybear16
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    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

    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

    Honestly I'm ready to get them off.

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

    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

    I like them but they're just in the way.

    Like sometimes I want to rip them off 😩 But #selfie ^.^
    Ch3y Ch3y
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2015

    I don't have braces right now,

    but when I was a teen I had them to correct my teeth. Thankfully now I have a perfect smile, the orthodontist did a great job! When I had the braces, they were very annoying because some of my favorite foods are popcorn and carrots, which are really easy to get stuck in between...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie
    31-35, M
    Jan 16

    i just got braces today.

    They dont look bad but i dont like the way they feel.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 20
    arca99 arca99
    36-40, M
    Jun 12, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2013
    Emilybear16 Emilybear16
    16-17, F
    7 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    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

    I hate them!!! they hurt

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

    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
    Loliitaaa Loliitaaa
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2014

    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

    I've had my headgear now

    for 3 months and still haven't gotten it off :( I hate it
    Emilybear16 Emilybear16
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2015
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