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What, if anything, scares you the most about braces and ortho treatment?
Poll ended at Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:37 pm
The pain or discomfort 11%  11%  [ 11 ]
What other people think or say about my appearance 14%  14%  [ 13 ]
Possible unfavorable facial changes 10%  10%  [ 10 ]
Swallowing a bracket or a rubber band 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Being in braces longer than expected 15%  15%  [ 14 ]
Possible embarrassing situations because of my braces 5%  5%  [ 5 ]
Other (please post and tell us what bothers you!) 19%  19%  [ 18 ]
Nothing scares me at all! 13%  13%  [ 12 ]
The cost of braces 11%  11%  [ 11 ]
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What I fear most is my debracing day. Periodontal disease has left my lower front teeth wiggly and unstable. I fear that the forces used to remove brackets and glue will completely loosen the tenuous hold my teeth currently have on my jawbone!

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I am scared that they won't be able to fix my teeth completely. My ortho assures me that he will. I am also scared that they will move back but I guess that means I will wear my retainer religiously.

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I was really scared that they would hurt. But aside from a couple of instances that were more uncomfortable than painful, having my braces wasn't painful at all.


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At first the thought of braces scared the whatever out of me. After six months and the realization I was in excellent hands I went from fear to excitement and anticipation as to what good things the next change would do. At first I was scared of the embarassment and everything else. Not anymore.

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