I Wish I Had Better Teeth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 397 People

    My Teeth Are Always Sore

    because I've ground them my entire life in my sleep.  I'll probably wind up with a bunch of root canals or implants.
    gardyngurl gardyngurl
    26-30, F
    Oct 14, 2007
    michennn michennn
    31-35, F
    Jul 31, 2014

    I'd Rather Keep My Mouth Closed

    if i could change one thing about my appearance, it would without question be my teeth. my teeth are the most awkward things you could imagine. when i was like eleven the dentist told me i should get braces, but between not having enough money and me being the worst dental...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2008

    Is this an ok, good,

    or bad gap?
    meeeeeeeee23 meeeeeeeee23
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    Not Too Bad But...

    my two front teeth cross over each other. I did have braces to try and fix the problem when I was younger but it didn't really help plus the braces were so ugly - I had ones like Betty Suerez in Ugly Betty!
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl
    26-30, F
    Jul 22, 2008

    MY Dentist Said..

    last friday, i went to see my dentist and had my teeth cleaned. i complained about an aching tooth and thankfully, she fixed it. She also told me that i should wear braces because my teeth are misaligned. Here's the catch - my total bill would be 50,000 pesos (Philippine currency...
    toph toph
    Jul 21, 2007

    i envy all people here complaining about gap

    between their teeth. i actually havent enough space in my my mouth for all of mines.
    horrorstories horrorstories
    22-25, F
    Oct 15, 2015

    Tooth Orthodontic trainer alignment.

    Can it fix an overbite?
    questions233456 questions233456
    26-30, F
    Jul 11, 2014


    I hate my braces they are so annoying. Before I had braces my teeth were even worse. I had underbite. My top set of teeth went under my bottom set of teeth. It was extremely uncomfortable.
    killthejill killthejill
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2007

    don't like mine at all.

    Why do people have such a nice smile
    itsmekar itsmekar
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2015
    michennn michennn
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    Chipped Teeth :(

    Okay so I'm nearly sixteen with 11 cavities and i keep worrying that my teeth are going to fall out and depression is starting to kick in. I don't know why I'm getting these thoughts but the Dentists told me he's going to fill them but I'm relly anxious as I suffer from aspergers...
    JoeH123 JoeH123
    18-21, M
    Dec 21, 2012

    Anti Social Behavior Has A Lot T Do With Ugly Teeth, I Want To Start A Fundraiser Or Non Profit For This Issue!

    I grew up with a very large gap between my front two teeth and hated it I felt self conscious about it and became depressed to the point that I turned to drugs at age thirteen to make myself feel better emotionally, I know now that was not the right answer as it made things worse...
    xoxoanitalynnxoxo xoxoanitalynnxoxo
    Dec 27, 2012

    My Only Insecurity

    I hate my teeth!! well not completely I just hate the spacing and the one thing that stands out the most MY GAP. I got my teeth from my parents of course they both have gaps. Most gaps i see are small and cute. but not mine, I can fit my tongue straight in the middle. My teeth...
    HiddenRose HiddenRose
    13-15, F
    Oct 29, 2012

    Im Tired of This!

    when i was little and had my baby teeth my teeth werent crooked! idk what happened when they fell out and i got my adult teeth they turned out very crooked! im so imbarassed to even talk! i have so low self esteem and i cant even laugh or be myself like when im with around guys...
    Barbi324 Barbi324
    Jun 19, 2009

    My teeth are ugly. They are yellow

    and uneven. I don't know how to tell my mom . I feel ashamed to smile.
    booklover200016 booklover200016
    16-17, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    As You Age and the Side Affects of 'conditions'

    i recall when i was a young child that my teeth literally rotted out of my head.  i had all my permanent teeth by the time my bestfriend lost her first baby tooth!  (she was a bit of a late bloomer, still yet we're talking by the time i was 8!) my mother took brother...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jul 27, 2007

    High Pallet...

    I don't know why this seems to be the factor responsible for the mess my teeth are in, but logically, it's the only thing that makes sense. I have an unusually high pallet. It's an inch or inch and a half high, starting from the top of the teeth. I could only measure by...
    VerticalM VerticalM
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2008


    I am actually embarass to admit I have bad teeth..  You can't really tell when I smile, since my upper teeth are straight and white..  Unfortunately I have bad lower teeth..  I haven't been to a dentist since I was 18.  When I paid over 2000 to have a widsom...
    CelticHeart CelticHeart
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2008

    Holes In Her Smile

    Including my wisdom teeth, I have had 8 of my teeth removed.When I was in school, I hated to smile in pictures. When I hit my 20's I was always smiling in pictures after being told I had a pretty smile. Then I had my teeth removed starting around 23. It's never far from my mind...
    30Forward 30Forward
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2011

    Hillbilly Teeth

    I say I have hillbilly teeth because I do have a few missing.  I lost one because of an accident at a rock concert, crazy night, but never did have the money or insurance to get it fixed.  The other two holes in my mouth are because of old temporary fillings that fell...
    institches1981 institches1981
    26-30, F
    Apr 21, 2008

    Hate Hate Hate Hate My Teeth

    I have always had horrible teeth ever since the first ones i got when i was a baby!!! I fell over at 3 when i had a dummy in my mouth and that meant i had a black broken tooth right at the front!!! Oh the joy! I have so many fillings and crooked teeth and i have had a fix...
    sazead sazead
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 26, 2007

    The Evil Effects Of Tetracycline Years Later.

    I have been to the dentist on a regular basis since I was 5. I was born in Palmdale, California in the 50's and the levels of Tetracycline in the water were way high and was the only water available for my mom to drink the entire time she was pregnant with me. The outcome was...
    pandasrock12 pandasrock12
    51-55, F
    Mar 24, 2011

    So Insecure About Smiling

      Just thought I'd share my story after reading about all the others. Well, I'm 24. When I was younger, I was told that they didn't think I'd need braces, as my teeth were actually quite straight. Then, as I got older my mouth stayed way too small for my teeth and forced...
    arcadian arcadian
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2008


    i wish they were whiter, brighter. i think my smile would be more attrative then.  
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    Apr 20, 2009

    Have Always Hated My Teeth

    I haven't been to the dentist in quite a few years.  I have gone off and on and haven't totally neglected them--but now I know I have to go because I'm having some pain--a chipped tooth. I've ground my teeth since I was a child.  So my...
    madmen47 madmen47
    1 Response Apr 30, 2009

    Bad, Bad, Bad!

    I have a really horrible smile. Two teeth are missing in the front, and two stick out in front. I am teased constantly about it. I did try to get them fixed, visited three dentists, but they all said the same thing. I need the two that's sticking out removed and I need a "...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jul 15, 2008

    Well I I Know What Pain Feels Like

    it started when i was pregnant all my teeth started to break and there was nothing i could do about it, and when i had my son i did not have the money to pay for it mind you my son is now 6 i am only now getting something done about it. i have had 10 teeth taken out and 3...
    tania3348 tania3348
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2008

    Nice and straight, clean

    and white...but it's no use...I eat the wrong food with braces on.
    Harlequins Harlequins
    16-17, F
    Nov 30, 2015

    No Colgate Smile

    i hate my teeth. They are crooked and overlap in the front. It makes of feel very self conscious and i dont smile so people think i am unfriendly. I cant afford to put braces on. I would love to have a 'straight' smile. I wud feel much better about myself.
    Tk03 Tk03
    26-30, F
    Jun 18, 2010

    Hate My Teeth

    I hate my smile, I tend to put my hand over my mouth when I'm laughing. My teeth aren't horribly crooked but I have fang thing going on, since we never had insurance, I didn't have the chance to get braces. I still want to get them, I just don't want the metal ones. All i'd like...
    LauraLovesYou LauraLovesYou
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2007

    I Have Bad Teeth!

    As a child I had perfect teeth, did'nt brush and had a cute smile, through my teens they were even better, white and wolfl/vampire like. At 23 I had 3 knocked out by my partner, with a hammer, then after I had been to dentist, I had to wear a very badly cut pallette, sharp round...
    New9spirit New9spirit
    26-30, M
    Oct 12, 2012

    They say bulimics rot their teeth away.

    And, I guess, to some degree it's true. For me, it's been five years of the disorder, and my teeth have definitely changed, but I don't quite have the anti-tobacco-ad set of chompers your doctor might threaten you with. (Yet.) Here's the truth. Listen up. Purging hurts your...
    asterlime asterlime
    Nov 29, 2015

    At Least The Root Is Fine

    first, there was just a clicking sound yestersday, when I was cleaning my teeth. Then, this morning, I noticed in horror that my eye-tooth has become lose. It was visibly shifting as I touched it. My first thought was about the cost: $2000 for the implant, another $2000 for the...
    AgeingThinker AgeingThinker
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2009

    One Pesky Tooth

    Well right now I wish my teeth were better. Generally they're not too bad, but just at the moment there is one pesky one causing trouble. It sprung itself on me quite unexpectadly. Friday night and looking forward to the weekend and there it was, the first little twinge in an...
    SimpleMan2000 SimpleMan2000
    61-65, M
    Aug 18, 2013

    Everyday :(

    I wish i had nice teeth. I wish i could smile with confidence and not want to cover my mouth. I'm fortunate enough to have had parents able to pay for braces when i was younger, otherwise they would have been much, much worse. They were a little crooked, then i got...
    jasminjane jasminjane
    18-21, F
    Feb 26, 2009

    Yet Another Story

    With me griping about no health care...  I haven't been able to afford to have a lot done with my teeth, and they too are mad.  When my wisdom teeth came in they literally over crowded my other teeth and some of them have broken.  Luckily they're ones in the back...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    May 21, 2009

    Ok With Mine...i Guess

     I used to refuse to smile cuz I hated my teeth, slight over bite from all the years in band, small gap in the front. I would hide behind my long hair and pretend I was not there, that I was a character in whatever book I was reading at that time.I started to accept it later...
    blackcat blackcat
    22-25, F
    Jul 27, 2007

    My Teeth Are Horrible :-(

    my teeth are, in my opinion, awful.  i used to have lovely teeth, they're straight and i didn't ever need braces.  however, years of sugar, fruit, snack consumption (i'm 31) have led them to fall apart and i've got five fillings and one root canal with a crown (which...
    realnico realnico
    31-35, F
    Apr 3, 2009

    I wish I never jumped over

    that stupid hurdle when I was seven and lost my two front teeth. I have the teeth next to them as my front teeth now and they are veneered so it doesn't look like I had the accident. I need to replace them at some point which is really worrying me as they take more of your...
    microwaveduck microwaveduck
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    But I Am Glad

    I have a really good, really really good dentist.Most of them may be capped and crowned but at least underneath they are still mine.They function well, the extra weight I want to drop off at the gym can attest to that.They could be a bit brighter, I wouldn't mind a better smile...
    outercalm outercalm
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2011

    Not So Healthy Teeth

    My teeth on the outside look okay.  I had an accident when I was a kid so some of my teeth got crooked and I lost a bunch of them but I wear a partial and no one notice.  However, now I have gum problems in my remaining teeth.  I had been going to dentist...
    Marie1979 Marie1979
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2008

    I really do wish I had better teeth,

    as a teenager growing up I had a brace to correct both my bite and the fact that my teeth overlap at the front. Unfortunately I was in a fight at school and almost choked on a retainer and decided from that moment on that I wouldn't bother wearing it anymore. I told myself that...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 17, 2014

    I wish my teeth were whiter

    and and straighter
    16-17, F
    Nov 30, 2015
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