When you first saw your brace what did you think?

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#46 Post by Megan11 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:38 pm

"no me gustaaaaa"

But, It wasn't any worse than what I was expecting. Braces are braces.

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#47 Post by Jewles » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:47 am

I got ceramic uppers and metal lowers almost 2 weeks ago now and was mortified! my bottom teeth are small and very crowded so my whole bottom jaw just looks metal! I also got bent wires on top and bottom which made it look so much worse! 4 more weeks till i get straight wires and things wont be so bad :)
Im used to them now, i can eat and talk normally and 90% of the time i forget im even wearing them.... until i look in the mirror haha but at the end of the day i know its going to be worth it in the end!

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#48 Post by AMiles » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:33 am

well I got my bottom braces on first and when I first so my smile after it didn't really bother me because my bottom lip ended up covering most of the bracket. But about an hour after getting them on I was upset. The brackets rubbed and chaffed, the wax wouldn't stay on, the loop of metal around my back teeth was ruff and was making the sides of my tongue bleed.

The top braces are what made me really freak out, they were big and bulky. I hated the feel of the metal, everything seemed sharp, the wax still wouldn't stick and this time they actually hurt. Up to this point the bottom braces had never hurt my teeth but these really did.

I really hated me braces.

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#49 Post by Lampost » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:09 am

i've linguals on my uppers and damon on my lowers.. I got the uppers first, so i couldn't really see any difference :D but 2 weeks later they put on my lowers... i was shocked :D they looked really bad, i had really crooked teeth... so i almost cried :oops: but in one month they started to look better so the only times i cried were when i had an appointment and i couldn't eat and sleep because of the pain... but i'm almost done, i have 11 days left with my braces, yey :wink:

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#50 Post by Lily » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:49 pm

I was pretty upset when I got mine on. They were a bit uncomfortable, eating was weird, flossing took forever AND I had huge coil springs on each side of my top arch.

I had no idea I was going to be getting those coil springs so it was a big shock and the main reason I was upset.. I cancelled my plans for that weekend and went into a bit of a funk for a few weeks.

Once you get to start talking a bit more normally and learn how to eat properly again it really truly does get better.

I honestly don't mind mine at the moment. Just remember that it's not forever and that you're doing a wonderful thing for yourself and your health.

I now wish I had done it years ago!

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#51 Post by danish » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:05 am

I thought: O-M-G !? :shock: I'm still in recovery.....
Never regretted starting the treatment, though. Once I'm finished it'll be great! :dance:

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#52 Post by Abbey70 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:02 pm


I just got mine on today and don't think they look too bad. We'll see.

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#53 Post by Saruki » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:06 pm

Not to mention the thing that keeps your cheeks apart hurt _a lot_ when I was getting my braces on, today, it was literally digging into my gums the first part - made me cry. I had to hold it when they were putting my top ones on since that's when I realised it was that and not the braces she was putting on..

Anyway, all I said when she handed me the miror was "Oh my god ew. This looks horrible.." Obviously I was talking to myself, the assistant didnt even reply and just walked away as I watched myself in.. well.. disgust I'd say.. Worst thing is, my teeth are already straight, I just have an inbite(or almost since my top and bottom teeth are aligned one on the other).. It was hard for me, really hard.

I'm still getting use to it since it is my first day still, and I am 20.. Older than the average? Eating food is hard, but I'm slowly telling myself it doesn't look -that- bad. I've been talking about them all day to everyone, seeking social acceptance I guess. Heh. I feel lame, but it's the least I can do to try and feel better about them.

Anyways, I've got to go attempt brush my teeth now, see how all these tooth brushes and dental flossing works out. :P

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#54 Post by JadeYoung » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:47 pm

After putting the wires on, the assistant handed me a mirror and I looked in it. My first thought is, wow, my teeth are really crooked! I had bubble gum ligs, and I think they are kinda cute :D

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