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I Have Braces

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    I Can'T Wait To Get My Braces Taken Off - I had my braces for over 2 years, and I'm sick of them. i can't brush my teeth normally, it takes me forever just to floss, and the metal...
    crepesaredelicious crepesaredelicious 18-21, F Mar 23, 2013

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    Even More Freaking Rubber Bands - Theres 4 now!!!! My tongue can't get out of my mouth.
    holyflapjacks holyflapjacks 13-15, M Apr 11, 2013

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    33 and Wear Braces! - I am 33 years old and decided to wear braces since June....I really think they are irritating and I am still feeling them a lot, especially when I eat or talk...
    brownleaf brownleaf 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    Sooo, I just got Elastics the other day and when I first got my braces of they said I had a pretty bad overbite but my teeth are moving faster than previously thought, does this...
    BECAUSE1CAN051899 BECAUSE1CAN051899 13-15, M Feb 21

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    Evan - My son Evan has braces and I swear they seem HELLISH. He hates them. He got hit in the mouth during a hockey game and they ripped his cheek open, we ended up in the...
    Tropicana55 Tropicana55 31-35, F Apr 15, 2012

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    Not For Long! - Im getting them off in 2 months! That seems long but that day will come around the day i have been waiing for for 3 years! Finnaly freedome! As soon as i get my...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    I've only had my braces for a few months and I like them but picking colors for the elastics is hard. Should I go with black and red this time? Or should I go with dark blue and...
    bananallama bananallama 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    I've had my braces on both jaws, upper & lower for about 11 months, and i'm taking it off in two weeks from now ! I can't tell you how excited i am 😍!
    Loyalty91 Loyalty91 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I Never Wanted Them - I've had braces for only 5 months and I have to wear them for 2 years. By then I'll just be turning 17 and about to do exams and graduate. I hate these things...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Feb 10, 2013

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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...
    NuclearWarCat NuclearWarCat 16-17, F Mar 24, 2013

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    48 Hours... And Counting! - Well finally at 36 I am taking a positive step towards a more attractive and more confident me,  having lived with crooked teeth since my teenage...
    Lonelyinlove34 Lonelyinlove34 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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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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    They Will Be Off Soon! - I got my braces in December almost two years ago. They will be coming off in the next four months or so. I can't wait! I'm so unbelievably tired of the...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2007

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    I Really Need To Get These Braces Off! - My braces are sooo annoying, as a lot of you might think the same. I have 4 rubber bands and I have for the last 3 months! I missed an...
    PoisedPanic PoisedPanic 13-15, F Jun 22, 2013

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    Food - I find that sandwiches get stuck in them the most-__- I try not to eat around people, because it is very embarrassing.Once upon a time, during Valentine's Day, me and my...
    TheRedJester TheRedJester 18-21 Mar 15, 2012

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    Braces And Headgear - I have had braces and my headgear for almost 2 years now, and I was told yesterday that this would have to continue for at least another year. I have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...
    AngryBirdsLegos AngryBirdsLegos 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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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...
    charliebravo charliebravo 70+ 2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    I have my braces for almost 4 years :)
    whoknowsme21 whoknowsme21 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Two Years and Counting :( - Everytime I go my orthodontist says, "Well, we should be wrapping this up here pretty soon!" yeah. right. the first time he said that was...
    mollyclare mollyclare 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    Just got braces today and I gotta say I'm liking the way they look, however I'm not enjoying the way they feelđŸ˜đŸ˜”đŸ˜«
    13tides31 13tides31 18-21, M Mar 12

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    Getting my braces off tommorow :D
    Stimpy101 Stimpy101 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 3

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    Invisalign for 5 months, 3 more to go. I hate them already, they are not that invisible, in fact, people stare at my mouth when I talk, thinking something is weird in my mouth! But...
    Coffeeaholic Coffeeaholic 26-30, F Jan 10

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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...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2, 2011

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    I have braces for about 2months for my jaw,and its funny because my f sound become p,v to b,I cant pronounced clearly the letter s and r.I miss to sing -_-.I have to wear braces...
    tummytum tummytum 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    TWICE. - I have large teeth and a small jaw. My pediatric dentist said when I was 8 that I had to have braces. My teeth weren't even all the way in! They didn't do any extractions...
    Christabel Christabel 19-21, F Jul 25, 2007

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    Braceface. :] - well today i got my braces! im not that excited as i thought i would be. my teeth are hurting way too much and i cant even chew! it sucks alot right now. and i have...
    iinx0loveex3 iinx0loveex3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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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...
    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...
    GGaabbyy GGaabbyy 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I got my braces today (14/4/14). Any ideas what I could eat when it hurts?
    KaydieKay KaydieKay 13-15, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yes I am a brace face. It is bad in the moment but the long term outcome is positive.
    harliemo harliemo 13-15, F Dec 30, 2013

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    I do! But they come off tomorrow so am naturely excited!!
    Abby97 Abby97 16-17, F Dec 4, 2013

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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...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Braces Kisses -  braces make kissing more interesting i like go go with my tonguetip over my braces and to touch your braces. let's kiss!
    calvincassid calvincassid 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    Worth Your While - I have braces..ive had them for about 9 months now and even though it wasnt the most comfortable process im glad im going through it. Im 19 now but my high...
    poeticallyspeaking poeticallyspeaking 18-21, F May 30, 2008

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    Freaking Rubber Bands - So I have to wear these rubber bands hold my k9s together and right my mom and dad made me stay with my grandma and one of my rubber bands broke and all of...
    holyflapjacks holyflapjacks 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2012

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    I Love My Braces! - I have wanted braces since middle school but my mom could never afford them. I just got my braces like a month ago when I was a Senior (I just graduated). When...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    Does anyone have a good way to ease the pain after just having braces put on?
    jessi2289 jessi2289 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Yess I Do - I have braces..ahh yes i do..its really weird though. I have a love/ hate relationship with my braces..somedays i like them then others i ******* hate them..at first i...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Meatloaf Suprize - So yesterday my family had meatloaf and i got brace last mouth. The meatloaf was o.k i mean it needed more ketchup but that's not the point the point is later...
    angelperson0 angelperson0 18-21, M Apr 5, 2012

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    I got them on Monday(14/4/14).How long will they hurt for?Approximately?
    KaydieKay KaydieKay 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm So Grateful For My Braces. - My parents could never afford to pay for my braces. I grew up super self conscious and never wanted to smile because of my crooked teeth. Right out...
    LoveListen LoveListen 18-21, F Nov 24, 2013

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    My first college crush have braces :) and he talked to me for the first time because we had the same color of bands
    whoknowsme21 whoknowsme21 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ugh it totally ruins me! IDE be soooo much hotter w out it! I also have braces.... Maybe it's gods way of keeping me from getting preggers cuz I tots can't handle a baby lol
    casssss casssss 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I haven't been diagnosed with Hemi but I'm pretty sure I have it. I'm a 17 year old girl and I do pay attention to my body a lot. About a year a go I really started to notice how...
    thaliatjan thaliatjan 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I am getting my braces put on at the age of 35 on Tuesday the 8th. This is something I have always wanted to do since I was 14 and my parents couldn't afford to get braces for me...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    My boyfriend had recently gotten his braces off and oh god I'm more in love with his face because nows it like a manly cute but with his braces on he was a boyish adorable it was...
    Noodles9000 Noodles9000 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I miss my braces :( I'm now wearing retainers but I miss my braces :(
    Thatssoawesome Thatssoawesome 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Just got my braces , hopefully they don't hurt to and later. I was told I have calcium re absorption so can't have then in too long but they failed to mention this to me till right...
    uniqeuliv uniqeuliv 31-35, F Apr 3

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