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I Have Braces

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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 16 Responses Jul 21

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    paramee paramee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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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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    I got my braces about two months ago.

    They are really annoying and painful at first, but after a while you get used to it. The pain feels like someone is pulling your teeth. Food easily gets stuck in your teeth. If you play a brass instrument, it takes you a while to get used to playing with braces. It also changes...
    KristinaL KristinaL 16-17, F Jun 11

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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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    I first had them last 2 years ago

    and next year I think I'm gonna take it off :( honestly, I love having them except for the pain that I'm enduring -.- My braces *refer to the pic up there 👆*
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F Jun 30

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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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    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

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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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    Just got them yesterday.

    They have to stay on about 4 years.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 7

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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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    I haven't got them yet.

    .. But I will have tomorrow 0.0
    Xxxshanxxx Xxxshanxxx 16-17, F Aug 10

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    Pathetic? You Tell Me

    perhaps it's a sad statement that i'm 21 years old and just added getting braces as a goal. i've shared my past orthodontic horrors in a few other groups, and lately my teeth have been bothering me more and more. they don't fit together well, i have trouble cleaning them...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I officially hate my orthodontist.

    First he says after i got rubber bands (extremely painful btw) i can get my braces off. Now he made me get yet ANOTHER power chain which hurts like hell. He says there are spaces in my teeth yet..hmm..NO SPACES!! He constantly makes promises he camt keep with ****** me off and i...
    olsonn322 olsonn322 16-17, F Jul 16

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    I just got my braces last Friday

    and the pain is actually going away
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Aug 6

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    I got braces today. I actually have previously

    had braces. Oh well, I look horrible now, oh well, guess I'm back to look like an extra ugly hairy man.
    FandJ15 FandJ15 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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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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    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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    so ready to get them off.

    had them for a year. six more months to go.
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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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

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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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    I got them on Monday(14/4/14).

    How long will they hurt for?Approximately?
    KaydieKay KaydieKay 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    so i got braces two weeks ago *havent

    experienced any pain* but my gums are becoming swollen, i brush like 4 times a day, and proxy brush every time when i brush. i cant figure out flossing and this is freaking me out
    boodlebug13 boodlebug13 13-15, F Jul 17

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    I just got my braces a few weeks ago,

    and they're not bad. It's just a bummer that I got em while I'm eighteen and I won't get them off until I am twenty but however it's better now than never (: I just wish eating nor brushing my teeth isn't such a pain though. These next two years will be worth it in the end if I...
    MiZShortiiE MiZShortiiE 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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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 Apr 14

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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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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
    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 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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    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 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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    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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    Bottoms. Dying. Please send help.

    I couldn't even eat my beloved bagels bites. This must be hell
    ItsAlexYay ItsAlexYay 13-15, T 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    2 More years for these braces to come off!

    Braces aren't all that bad for me...
    SmileWithRee SmileWithRee 16-17, F May 18

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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

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    whoknowsme21 whoknowsme21 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F 3 Responses May 28

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    Xxxshanxxx Xxxshanxxx 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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

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    FrancesFaye FrancesFaye 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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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

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    I just got mine today

    and I feel like someone kept punching me In the mouth. Does the pain ever go away???
    clover111 clover111 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I have braces.. I'm getting them off soon :)!

    I got them tightened and they hurt like a ************. Damn. I've had them on for almost going on 2+ years... I love what my braces have done for my teeth... Ive been so used to having them on that when they eventually do come off it'll be so weird to me. I'll actually miss...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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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 13-15, M 1 Response May 26

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    PAINPAINPAINPAINPAIN

    I hate these things with all of my heart and soul.They are unnecessarily painful. According to the orthodontist,I have a sensitive mouth. That appears to be a huge understatement.
    PantherShadow PantherShadow 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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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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    Stimpy101 Stimpy101 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Related Experiences

    Got them in grade 6 and had to get them off early in grade 7 because they went through my lip. I was walking with my friend and he got into a fight with this random older kid and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Im 14. When I was 11 I had braces put on, simple expect for one of the tooth's next to my two fronts is deformed and small amd jagged, as if its coming through but never does. i...
    avabelle24 avabelle24 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I need braces but I'm getting Invisalign :) way better but braces on some guys are kinda cute
    Sprinklesnstuff Sprinklesnstuff 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Just had my braces removed. Great changes observed. Onto my final stage, retainers. P.S those with braces, I automatically like you all.
    Ibrahim38 Ibrahim38 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I really want braces! I don't mind having to clean them everyday, I just want them so badddd! :P
    LightTheDarkness LightTheDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Is there any way to fix upper lip protrusion without braces? Naturally
    Iv0ry Iv0ry 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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