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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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    Paula98665 Paula98665 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 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 2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    It's gonna be 2 years

    since I have my braces on. I just got this appliance - forsus appliance in and it kinda hurts along with the power chains. Before I got the forsus appliance, i was pretty scared, how would I look in the appliance, how will eating be like etc. I'll pretty much get used to it in...
    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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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

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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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    ScheeleXx ScheeleXx 13-15, M May 10

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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 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

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    hippiesnow hippiesnow 16-17, F Feb 20

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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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    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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    Honestly I'm ready to get them off.

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

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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 54 Responses Apr 3

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    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

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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...
    Gabe1997 Gabe1997 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 3

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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 β™ͺ
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 17

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    I get them off late July this year WOOO :3 they

    gave me rubber bands today and they suck so muchh ughhhh :/
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Jun 9

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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

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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

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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

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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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    Emilybear16 Emilybear16 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 30

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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

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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

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    arca99 arca99 36-40, M Jun 12

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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

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

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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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    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'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

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    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

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

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    Had my braces off today,

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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 3, 2014

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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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    Guess I'll be leaving now.

    I'm so happy I finally have them off.
    GvibesG GvibesG 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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