I Never Had Braces

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 232 People

    I Wanted Them

    But the stupid dentist said no, until I got old enough that I'd be too self concious with them, so thanks for that. Maybe I will have them one day, when I'm rich and can afford the invisible ones ^_^ And then move on to fix all the other things I hate about me... *sigh*
    newmurderer newmurderer
    70+
    May 15, 2010

    Scam

    Braces are an expensive indulgence.  For aeons mankind survived and grew (more or less) healthy teeth without braces.  Dentists are laughing all the way to the bank.
    DarknessFallen DarknessFallen
    18-21
    1 Response Feb 23, 2010

    Don't Ever Want Them

    I was blessed with straight teeth.  Braces seem like hell.  They look painful and unnatural.  The result may pay off in the end, but I was lucky enough to not need them according to the dentist.  I think my favorite feature of mine would have to...
    BBUDS BBUDS
    18-21, F
    Jan 29, 2010

    Was As Close As I Could Get...

    I wanted them SO BADLY that I begged for a retainer for my bottom two crooked teeth...(Which were NOTHING to fuss over) but alas! My parents forked out the cash to get me a retainer...It was yellow and it glowed in the dark! Then I quit wearing it...and my teeth shifted... So I...
    BraveAndCrazy BraveAndCrazy
    18-21, F
    Aug 26, 2010

    I never had braces because my parents told me

    it was to expensive. I think I might get some when my daughter does.
    blkrhino blkrhino
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 17, 2015

    Which actually shocks people.

    Well what can I say, I'm just cool and awesome 😏
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    I Wish!

    I don't have horrible teeth, but sometimes I'm a little self conscious about the fact that a lot of my friends had braces and now have straight teeth while we were below the poverty line at tmes and definitely in no shape to get braces of all things. But at least my teeth aren't...
    Sammiebaby1016 Sammiebaby1016
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2013

    But I Need Close to or Over...

    ...ten thousand dollars of bridgework and root canal. I couldn't afford to keep up my dental insurance for forty dollars a month after i retired in 2006 and and so it was dropped in 2007, and the last two hundred fifty dollars work i could afford was in 2008 to have a tooth...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    Sep 27, 2012

    Nooope!

    The dentist told me that there'd be be no point in me having them because my teeth would just go back to the way they are now. I have a big gap between my top teeth and bottom teeth so I never show them... since it looks so weird. I guess I'm stuck with my weird teeth... I have...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2010

    Just A Poem I Found

    It was dark and I wiped the rain from my faceI ran and I ran ; I needed to W I N this raceI saw him behind me with that dark evil grinWanting my blood just to drip down his chinI came to the river filled with darkness so coldI knew it was here the end of my dream would unfoldThe...
    SaDiEx SaDiEx
    18-21, F
    Apr 6, 2012

    Because They're Stupid

    I have never had braces because my family can't afford them, but also because I am real. Braces were made so that your teeth don't hurt you, not so that you can try to be perfect. This society has made some really crappy rules about what's hot and what's not. I am not perfect and...
    rkw345 rkw345
    13-15
    May 21, 2011
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