Dos and Don'ts for Unbraced People Embracing Braced People

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hj55
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#16 Post by hj55 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:28 am

ABSOLUTELY! and DON'T keep your hands in front of your mouth all the time you are interviewing me!! (also probably subconscious)

Wireless
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#17 Post by Wireless » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:01 am

To spouses of Invisalign patients and clear retainers - don't keep offering tempting snacks followed by "Oops, I forgot!!" After a year in treatment, my wife still does this ocasionally. I think there is a game here to see what is tempting enough to get me to take my aligners out!! (Gee, does this constitute spouse abuse??!!)

There was also a case of mistaken identity - a fellow bicyclist mistook my old round retainer case in my back jersey pocket for a can of chewing tobacco. The score so far - friends spotting my aligners or attachments, zero; unplanned spotting of my retainer case, one!

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#18 Post by PiscesFish1969 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:44 pm

Don't ask me how much longer until I get them off, and then tell me about someone you know who was told the same time range but ended up taking sooo muuuch loonnger.......
Hubby got his Harley - 8/07
Started researching Orthos - 9/07
Lower Pre-molar extractions 8/6/08
Braced on 8/13/08 - 39 years old
Debraced on 12/6/2010 - 41 years old
Looking forward to the next 41+ years, this time with an improved smile!

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#19 Post by PiscesFish1969 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:49 pm

PiscesFish1969 wrote:Don't ask me how much longer until I get them off, and then tell me about someone you know who was told the same time range but ended up taking sooo muuuch loonnger.......

In fact, just don't ask me when I'm getting them off. I really don't know. I waited many years to get them, and I'm paying dearly, so I'm in no hurry - I just want my teeth to be corrected when I'm done! :P
Hubby got his Harley - 8/07
Started researching Orthos - 9/07
Lower Pre-molar extractions 8/6/08
Braced on 8/13/08 - 39 years old
Debraced on 12/6/2010 - 41 years old
Looking forward to the next 41+ years, this time with an improved smile!

starzz
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#20 Post by starzz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:22 pm

Do say, "Good for You!"

Don't say, "Why didn't you have braces when you were younger?". I did and needed them again. Other people didn't have the opportunity to have them. What are you assuming about me?

Don't say, "Braces are expensive." Um yeah, and I wouldn't spend the money if I didn't need them, especially when I don't make a lot of money! Would you like to contribute to my braces fund?
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classII
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#21 Post by classII » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:30 pm

Don't say when staring at your teeth "you have braces?"

Answer when that does happen is of course.

"no" :roll: :lol:

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#22 Post by jiggawatt » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:50 am

Don't tell me my teeth really didn't need to be braced -- I"M the judge of that.

tacoma braced
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please don't say....

#23 Post by tacoma braced » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:28 pm

especially now since I just started wearing reading glasses

" Have you seen that TV show? You know, the girl with braces and glasses....What is that called? Oh yeah, Ugly. something"

It's going to be a long year! :shock:

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#24 Post by LB » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:48 am

Don't look at me with a pained expression and say "Oh, I liked your teeth as they were, I think they suited you." Particularly when you were fortunate enough to get your own teeth sorted with braces when you were younger!

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#25 Post by iBorg » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:54 pm

I'll have to add my related t surgery.

Why? Are you only doing this for appearance?

Mike
I wore braces (this time) for 1294 days or 3 years, 6 months and 17 days.
But who's counting?
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FrockyHorror
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#26 Post by FrockyHorror » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:24 am

Don't point at me and then tell your child that if they don't stop sucking their thumb then that is what they will look like (it may be true in some cases but not mine and why do braces have to be portrayed as such a negative thing?!!) :roll:

Don't just stare at my teeth, I will answer questions (so long as they are not the inane ones that we are listing!!!) :lol:

Do tell me that my teeth are already looking so much better and that I have inspired you to do something about your own!!

PS Love this thread, I agree with all of the posts so far!
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#27 Post by virgoan » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:47 am

classII wrote:Don't say when staring at your teeth "you have braces?"
So true!

Also, don't come up to me at a bar and tell me I look like I'm 12 with the braces. Thanksssssssss. :oops: :evil:

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#28 Post by hal2me » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:54 pm

Don't ask me how much I spent on my braces.

Don't tell me I look like a 12 year-old.

Don't ask me questions about what kissing my husband is like with them on. (Yes, I have been asked this and other personal questions related to this topic :lol: )

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#29 Post by rhxy » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:44 am

Don't tell me I'm being vain.

Don't tell me I'm going to get a lot of spaces between my teeth because I floss after each meal.

Don't tell me my estimated treatment time of 1/1/2 years is very long.

:)

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#30 Post by acidcookie » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:29 am

Don't downplay the fact I FINALLY got them after asking me time and again "why don't you try to get your teeth fixed?"

I had a relative give me insane crap about it and didn't say a thing about them when I finally got the brackets on.

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