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January 2008 Braces Poll

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Do any of your new years resolutions involve your teeth or braces? (you must log in to vote!)

Poll ended at Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:46 pm

Yes
51
36%
No
88
62%
Not Sure
3
2%
 
Total votes: 142

lauren321
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Location: Maryland

Postby lauren321 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:02 pm

I voted yes because I just got my braces on January 10. I have always hated my smile and my teeth. Now I have decided to take the plunge and do something about it. I'm in my early 20's and I'm feeling a little self conscious right now... it has only been 2 days since I got them on. Ceramic in-ovation brackets on top and metal in-ovations on the bottom.

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Choppers
Posts: 31
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Location: Australia

Postby Choppers » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:20 pm

I voted yes as I am planning to pay off my instalments before the end of the financial year so that I can claim the maximum amount of medical expenses on my tax return.

I don't really make resolutions, but that's something I want to do so that I can get a few extra dollars in July.
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emford
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Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:37 pm
Location: Saginaw, Michigan

Postby emford » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:42 pm

Hi,

I don't have any New Years' resolutions pertaining to my teeth or braces. I am sure I will get them off this year so I guess I could have made it a resolution, but I don't think something that's immenent and going to happen anyway needs to be made a goal.

lionfish
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Postby lionfish » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:50 pm

I voted "no" because I don't believe in new years resolutions. They tend to be yet another thing to get depressed about when I break them. :oops:


:lol:

My new year's resolution was to take more holidays.

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Brittanube
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:51 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

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Postby Brittanube » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:09 pm

Hi there!

I voted yes, because even though i decided to get braces about mid last year i only got them on a week ago, so it's been a real positive way to start the new year!

i'm hoping if my treatment is only 18 months (my ortho never gave me an estimate - i think i'll ask him on my first tightening - valentines day, hehehe red and white rings next time!) i should have them off by my 21st birthday!

so something constructive for the new year!

pearlie
Posts: 29
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:29 am

Postby pearlie » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:54 am

I vote NO for '08. In '07 I wanted to get braces and I did in February. Now that I have them, I feel as if my treatment is out of my control. I just do what the ortho says.

SolarFeline
Posts: 48
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:18 am
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Postby SolarFeline » Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:12 am

I voted "yes", as after my braces are coming off on Monday 11th February, (YIPPIE), I was going to get my teeth whitened (which was a New Year's resolution anyway "After my braces come off, I'm going to get my teeth whitened" I just didn't know what YEAR...sigh), and spend more money on my appearance. 8)

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ladybug0330
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:14 pm
Location: Arizona

Postby ladybug0330 » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:45 pm

I voted yes because I've been waiting years to finally get braces and now I'm counting down the days instead of weeks and months! My braces go on Jan 30th and I resolved to follow all my ortho's instructions and keep up tons of brushing and flossing. :D

TrustMeCheese
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Postby TrustMeCheese » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:49 pm

I don't make new years resolutions either. But, seeing as I made my orthodontic appointment in december, I figure I was making a major change for the up coming new year. Plus I wanted to continue take really good care of my teeth in the next year and on.

I had some really bad infections that went bad fast. Having good oral health has now become a personal journey.

Detective Foxtrot
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:22 pm
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Postby Detective Foxtrot » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:40 pm

I got my braces 5 days ago, and at this stage I suppose my resolution is to promise myself not to pull them off with a pliers :cry:

roll on January 2010 :shock:

anyone got any words o wisdom for Ugly Betty?? (that's me....)

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Brittanube
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:51 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

hang in there!

Postby Brittanube » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:08 pm

hahaha i love your resolution, i know how you feel!

mine have been on 2 weeks & 2 days now!

my advice is just to take it one day at a time... and try and just ignore them. then when you haven't looked at them for a while you notice movement! it's great!

from ugly britty, to ugly betty

hehehe

Detective Foxtrot
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Postby Detective Foxtrot » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:39 am

Can you see movement already brittanube??!! :jump:

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Brittanube
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Location: Perth, Western Australia

yes!

Postby Brittanube » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:00 pm

yes, detective foxtrot, i really can!

on my lowers there is now a slight gap between my middle teeth & the canine that was facing the wrong way (the back of the tooth is against the side of the tooth next to it) is slowly turning around and it's so simple to notice!

also my top teeth are slowly straightening themselves out. not so cluttered!

i'm so happy!!

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HkyGrl s2k
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Location: San Jose, Ca.
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Postby HkyGrl s2k » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:44 pm

Too late to vote, but ive decided to finally look into getting my teeth straightened. Have two appointments this week to get some quotes. :D

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Brittanube
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:51 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

good for you!

Postby Brittanube » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:35 pm

good for you HkyGrl s2k!

it's a decision that can change your life for the better!

good luck with your appointments!


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