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April Braces Poll

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Have you had any strange dreams or nightmares about your teeth since you got your braces?

Poll ended at Fri May 02, 2008 11:37 am

Yes
51
55%
No
37
40%
I'm not sure
5
5%
 
Total votes: 93

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April Braces Poll

Postby bbsadmin » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:37 am

This month's poll deals with dreams -- have you dreamed about your teeth falling out or suddenly having too many teeth?

When I was in braces I once dreamed that my brackets came loose, and my teeth all came out with them while I was driving in my car! My braces and teeth fell under the seat and I couldn't get to them! My first thought was "Oh no, I have to call my orthodontist!" :shock:

It's fairly common to dream about your teeth when you have braces, because it becomes such a big part of your life. If you've had a weird dream, share it with us!
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Postby ilovemacs » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:57 pm

Mine was just that all my brackets fell off. That didn't happen! So far that's it! :D
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Postby tazzle » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:10 pm

even before I was braced I had bad dreams about my teeth falling out :roll: :roll: :roll:

last week I had one where I dreamt that all of a sudden the wires had pulled my two front teeth to a horizontal overjet :shock: :shock: :shock: ( they are currently inclined and a deep bite covering my bottom teeth ... not in overjet)

there was more but the rest has faded :?

would yours count as humour I wonder :wink: .. well it made me smile ( am I wicked 8) )
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Postby SnowSara » Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:55 pm

I hate those dreams! I've had them over the years, but did indeed have a few after getting braces. I read somewhere that dreaming of your teeth falling out means you're worried about how others perceive you. If that's true it certainly does tie in with getting braced!

For me it's always as if my teeth are crumbling to bits into my hand, and I'm more annoyed in the dream than I am worried, it's very strange!
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Postby lilfoot1112 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:54 pm

Just a week ago I had a dream that all my bracket pop off and my over bite came back and the space between my font tooth were back and the whole time I was watching this the mirror thank goodness I woke up :D
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Postby ladybug0330 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:50 pm

I also used to have dreams about my teeth falling out, I haven't had one since getting braced though. A couple days into braces I dreamt that I broke a bracket but that's it so far. :)

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Postby kittymeow84 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:46 pm

I've only once had a dream about my braces and that was before I got them on.

I was so excited about them that I dreamt I had them on already. But they were on both rows and right now I've only got the top ones on.

Almost two months in braces now and I haven't had a single dream about them.
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Postby jenny101101 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:55 am

I've only had my braces for 1.5 months and already have had 3 that I can remember:

1. My archwire broke in the middle and my teeth just started falling out(all still attached to each other by the brackets and wires).

2. I got sick of not being able to brush my teeth properly so I just took them off(not sure HOW!).

3. My husband didn't like them so HE took them off while I was sleeping(Hmmm...this was definitely the most "disturbing" one).

Funny how our brain works :oops: .
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Postby Lisa65 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:37 am

I've had a few.

In one, my ortho said he needed to extract some molars and started doing it there and then without any anaesthetic :shock: and I had another one just last week where one of my premolars fell out while I was walking along the road.

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Postby Jillianleab » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:02 pm

I STILL have dreams about my teeth... and other people's teeth...

Most of them since being de-braced are my teeth reverting back to worse than their original condition; as in, I have teeth growing out of the middle of my mouth where my tongue is supposed to go!
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Postby jgrrl22 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:58 pm

About 2 weeks before I got my braces on, I had a dream I had my braces in already. I was at home and I had a fight with my roommate. She and I were screaming at each other and suddenly she just reached up, grabbed ahold of the archwire between my two front teeth, and yanked! I looked over and my entire top archwire was laying on the living room floor, wire & brackets fully in tact, with several BLOODY TEETH still attached.

Needless to say, I was horrified. LOL Every time she and I get into a "play fight" she threatens to rip my braces out. Ha ha :lol:

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Postby nimo » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:59 am

I had a dream that I pulled them all off accidentally, and I was wondering exactly how in the world I was going to explain it to my doctor.

I have a splint in right now from my jaw surgery. I had a dream that I had gum stuck to my teeth and I was trying to get it off with my tongue. When I woke up I was pushing on the splint with my tongue.

I also had a dream that the placement of my jaw was WAY worse after surgery. But if I moved my mouth a certain way it looked all right.
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Postby Becca » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:37 pm

Actually, no..I haven't had any dreams about my teeth. :wink:
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Postby sean83 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:35 am

Not really, until last night which was just disturbing...

Firstly, I ran into an old mate, but ended up arguing and he reached in my mouth and pulled my braces out!

Later, I was trying to put them back in but they were disgusting. I have been concerned about my cleaning but this was scary!

Then, I dreamt that I woke up and my brace had gone and my teeth were worse than they used to be!

Any dream analysts are welcome to interpret! I'm scared to go to bed tonight... :shock:
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Postby deb1 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:24 pm

I haven't had any dreams that I recall, but almost every morning as I wake up I have that "Oh,yeah, I have braces" realization.
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