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I Have Braces

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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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    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 braces off im getting crest wightning strips! then in a year or two im getting them filed! (that will feel weird)
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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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 to go through this within a YEAR and a HALF!? god help me.
    iinx0loveex3 iinx0loveex3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 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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    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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    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 my replaces are at my house we live pretty close I could but its dark and I'ma scared. So I guess I'll way.
    holyflapjacks holyflapjacks 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2012

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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 4 days ago

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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 underbite, not too severe but that meant I needed a Reverse Pull Headgear... I don't really hate it, and I don't mind wearing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    whoknowsme21 whoknowsme21 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 that night i was brush my teeth when all of sudden it happen pieces of meat load was  falling out of my braces so...
    angelperson0 angelperson0 18-21, M Apr 5, 2012

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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... I never wanted them but I have a problem with my teeth. My english teacher tells me she doesn't think it's worth it...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Feb 10, 2013

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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 appointment and ran out of bands so i had to wear my bands the same way for an extra 2 times or something like that. Now I have an appointment on...
    PoisedPanic PoisedPanic 13-15, F Jun 22, 2013

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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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    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

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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 about 6 months ago. Right now I have to wear 5 different rubber bands, and they make it so that i can only chew on the right side...
    mollyclare mollyclare 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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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 1 day ago

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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 pain they cause. It will be worth it in the end though. That's what I keep reminding myself.   March 30th: I'm getting...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2007

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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'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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    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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    Stimpy101 Stimpy101 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 3

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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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    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 my mom said she'll get me braces it was like a dream come true! I told all my friends and they all thought I was weird...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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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 for 2 years,yes! it's only 1year and 10 months =)
    tummytum tummytum 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    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 years I finally had braces fitted on wednesday..  so I sit here through the dull aching and constant disscomfort, including...
    Lonelyinlove34 Lonelyinlove34 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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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 wanted invisaligns..but im super glad that i got the ceramic ones..i mean dont get me wrong yeah they suck...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F Mar 28, 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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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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

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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 mean I won't have my braces on for much longer since I got Elastics or does it not matter at all?
    BECAUSE1CAN051899 BECAUSE1CAN051899 13-15, M Feb 21

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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 hurts my gums and tongue. I really feel like that I'm getting them taken off next month because my two teeth finally came together with the...
    crepesaredelicious crepesaredelicious 18-21, F Mar 23, 2013

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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 light blue? Keeping in mind my favorite color is blue.
    bananallama bananallama 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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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 boyfriend went to get a bite to eat. We had fun talking, but then my sandwich came.... Oh my god half my...
    TheRedJester TheRedJester 18-21 Mar 15, 2012

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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 emergency room. Not to mention the constant brushing. He alsmot never brushed his teeth before and now he's...
    Tropicana55 Tropicana55 31-35, F Apr 15, 2012

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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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    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 70+ 2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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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, my teeth are straighter than before, and they look whiter, which is a good thing, can't wait to take them off! :)
    Coffeeaholic Coffeeaholic 26-30, F Jan 10

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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, but forced all my teeth into braces and tried to jam them into straightness. I had them on for six years...
    Christabel Christabel 19-21, F Jul 25, 2007

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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 school years were so hard. My mom was a single parent and at that time she just couldnt afford braces. I mean i was...
    poeticallyspeaking poeticallyspeaking 18-21, F May 30, 2008

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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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    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. But hey...I want to have beautiful teeth and a great smile so have to wait for another 6 months or so!!
    brownleaf brownleaf 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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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 of high school I started working and saved up for my dental work, oral surgery, and the braces themselves. I still have about a year...
    LoveListen LoveListen 18-21, F Nov 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    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 4 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 4 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 4 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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    I'm in my 30s and I need braces should I get them?
    uniqeuliv uniqeuliv 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    For some reason I think girls with braces are cute same with glasses why is that is it because of sympathy idk I just love it ^-^
    Fwizzy Fwizzy 13-15, M Mar 28

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    Gross and weird habit that I've never really spoken to anyone about. Happy to realize so many other people do it, and I can imagine how many do it and still don't know the name. I...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F a week ago

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    Because of my chipped tooth , and.... I might get braces
    647821097bbnmhb 647821097bbnmhb 16-17, F Mar 18

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    ...but now stuck with retainers for a lifetime. haha.. I'm just happy to finally be able to,,,. run my tongue across my teeth! (CHECK!) ...Whistle! (CHECK!!) ...and now on my way...
    smallz23 smallz23 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    So I recently got my braces off. And now I wear a retainer. It's not that bad, it's the Invisalign kind. I wear them for 6 months during the day and night. Then I can just wear...