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October Braces Poll

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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%
What other people think or say about my appearance
13
14%
Possible unfavorable facial changes
10
10%
Swallowing a bracket or a rubber band
2
2%
Being in braces longer than expected
14
15%
Possible embarrassing situations because of my braces
5
5%
Other (please post and tell us what bothers you!)
18
19%
Nothing scares me at all!
12
13%
The cost of braces
11
11%
 
Total votes: 96

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catfish
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Postby catfish » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:12 pm

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!
Click on WWW to see my braces story.

August 16, 2007 - Braced on top
January 3, 2008 - Braced on bottom

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ldbraced
Posts: 14
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:14 am
Location: Nevada

Postby ldbraced » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:56 pm

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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cinaminsweet
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:22 pm

Postby cinaminsweet » Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:26 pm

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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iBorg
Posts: 1877
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:34 pm
Location: West Virgina
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Postby iBorg » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:09 pm

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.

Mike
I wore braces (this time) for 1294 days or 3 years, 6 months and 17 days.
But who's counting?
Jaw Surgery June 1, 2009
Thanks for praying for me and thinking happy thoughts.

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bbsadmin
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Postby bbsadmin » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:16 pm

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I'm the owner/admin of this site. Had ceramic uppers, metal lowers ~3 years in my early 40's. Now in Hawley retainers at night!


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