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I Have Braces

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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 😄 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 💁 I've had a...
    Gabe1997 Gabe1997 16-17, T 1 Response Mar 3

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    hippiesnow hippiesnow 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    It's almost the 2 year mark

    for mine and close to getting them off for having an overbite.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 2, 2014

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    Braces

    hello, i'm emily and i'm 14 years old and i got braces yesterday(nov-21-12) i felt fine yesterday but now (9:00am) my teeth feel sore
    eh6557 eh6557 13-15, F Nov 22, 2012

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

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    Honestly I'm ready to get them off.

    They're irritating-.-
    wav3rider wav3rider 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    h4ll h4ll 22-25, F Nov 27, 2014

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    Yup. Eating? Sucks ? Brushing your teeth?

    Sucks? I guess it's a two year sacrifice to look better but I just miss being able to eat without feeling like half my burger or sandwich or pasta is in my stomach while the other half is stuck in my braces. I've had braces for about 6 months now, still have a year and a half to...
    samiaboud9 samiaboud9 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2014

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    I'm 28 and decided to get those sexy braces!

    My teeth were never that bad, just the front 2 over lapped and lower teeth slightly jagged. 12 months in these bad boys should give me a straight smile :-) 1st week was an absolute nightmare with the braces cutting up the inside of my mouth. The pain from my teeth moving hasn...
    Bubbut Bubbut 26-30, M Sep 20, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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    I do! But they come off tomorrow

    so am naturely excited!!
    Abby97 Abby97 18-21, F Dec 4, 2013

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses May 13, 2014

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    I had braces for just under four years.

    I got them on when all my friends were getting them off, and I didn't get them off until January this year. Getting them off was an awesome feeling though. :)
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    Ugh.

    and I WANT THEM OFF. UGH. Ive had them for a year and 5 months. They suck. Now don't get me wrong they have improved my teeth dramatically however.. they're still not fully corrected..Plus im in the rubberband stage... this sucks.. they hurt so ******* badly..and everytime i go...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    CollinDawg CollinDawg 13-15, M Oct 12, 2014

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    got braces today and they hurt real bad.

    like jeez they hurt but I'm excited to have good teeth
    Grace224 Grace224 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I have had braces for about 3 months

    and I don't like it. I have a appliance on the roof of my mouth and I have to get it tightened ever 3 days.
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F Nov 14, 2014

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    TeddyOrTeddie TeddyOrTeddie 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    so i just put my braces on and.

    .. I honestly don't know some of my friends liked it, my bff she has them too and she didn't pay that much attention, which is the best reaction possible, the guy that I sort of like hasn't seen them yet and other jerks just laughed but that I think I can handle bur I don't I...
    AnaRita11 AnaRita11 18-21, F Mar 5

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    I just got chains and elastics today

    and they KILL!!! I can't even fall asleep right now! Ouch... Thank goodness I'm getting them off in April! Can't wait!
    randomuser1212 randomuser1212 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2014

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    Am I the only person

    that actually doesnt mind them? I mean, I barely feel the pain anymore, and I actually like how they look. I really wouldnt mind keeping them on longer. ~ Lys ♪
    AssylaAidyl AssylaAidyl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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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

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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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    yppppp I have braces

    and I love it all girls I love it my braces In the pic
    hmkspain hmkspain 16-17, M Sep 7, 2014

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    I hate it when my orthodontist try's to start a

    conversation with me like "How are you enjoying school?" I mean seriously dude could you not do that, your hand is in my fricking mouth.
    FourEyedFreakzo FourEyedFreakzo 18-21, F Jun 30, 2014

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    So I think I look really ugly with braces.

    What do you guys think? Like your honest opinion
    LibertyFailure LibertyFailure 16-17, F 56 Responses Apr 3

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    Javier09 Javier09 13-15, M Dec 1, 2014

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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

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    Ive had gum surgery because

    if my braces lol
    FrancesFaye FrancesFaye 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I have gotten used to mine,

    but when I go in for an adjustment they bother me for a few days. 1 more year and hopefully I will be done with them.
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    I'm 28.... It's depressing.

    .. To try fix a broken jaw without surgery. I HATE THEM!!!!
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F Aug 28, 2014

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    NahilOweidate NahilOweidate 13-15, F Mar 1

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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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    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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    h4ll h4ll 22-25, F Oct 12, 2014

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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

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    40 And Have Braces

    I have always wanted to have my teeth straightened. When I was a teenager the stupid dentist said they looked attractive and my parents went with his word and left me with very squeew teeth. First had to go through the pain of 4 extractions then on with the braces. I have had...
    charliebravo charliebravo 66-70 2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 3, 2014

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    Not yet. In a few weeks they'll put some kind

    of rubber bands on my teeth, and after four months with them I'm gonna get real braces for a year. So exited to get them on and get over with it !!
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, T Apr 3

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    Today in my baseball game I got a 70 mph

    fastball to the mouth. I have 4 broken brackets. Life is great
    teddyisnotcool teddyisnotcool 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2014

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

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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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    My Braces

     I went to get my last filling today and we immediately went to schedule an appointment with the orthodontist from there.They said I could get them right then if I wanted,so I said fine.It didn't hurt until they put spacers in but otherwise the pain is negligible,to me...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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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

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    It totally ruined my smile

    but I'm getting them off in October :3
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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    whoknowsme21 whoknowsme21 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2014

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