My first funny braces story

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My first funny braces story

#1 Post by catsteeth » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:01 pm

I was driving home and I had to put some wax on a sore spot. I didn't have a tissue or anything to dry my teeth and since I was going home to change anyway, I just used the bottom of my shirt (I know, eww!) Anyway, my shirt snagged on the bracket and I got a green light. I'm stuck with my shirt flipped up and I can't get it off my teeth! I had to pull over as soon as I could and get it untangled. Thank goodness no one saw me. :oops:

Anyone else have an embarrassing story?

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#2 Post by Jewles » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:31 pm

I have many embarassing stories about my elastics :P I tend to put them down on my dinner plate or something if im out and sometimes I forget about them and the waitress asks me if I would like them back haha
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#3 Post by Jewles » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:32 pm

I have many embarassing stories about my elastics :P I tend to put them down on my dinner plate or something if im out and sometimes I forget about them and the waitress asks me if I would like them back haha
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#4 Post by BRACEYOURSELF! » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:33 am

Food gets stuck in my braces all the time and I never notice it til the girl of my dreams points it out disgustin' :cry:
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#5 Post by hal2me » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:49 am

I have many stories, but the most embarrassing by far is the spitting incident. When I first got braces, I had an issue with spitting while talking. Anyway, I was out to dinner with my husband and some friends. While I was speaking, I spit into my friend's food without realizing it. They all started laughing and saying, "Wow, you have good aim!". She had to send the food back and get a fresh plate. I was mortified :oops:

Thankfully, after a few months, the spitting while speaking stopped. Now, I am so paranoid about it!

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#6 Post by BRACEYOURSELF! » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:01 pm

I spit into people's food all the time, thankfully they don't notice and I just let it go. LOL. I feel sorry for the people around me.
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#7 Post by martinboyce » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:55 am

I was reading this post the other day, and i thought to myself, i dont really have any embarressing brace stories........until wednesday of this week!!!


Let me set the scene for you a little.

Every week i go indoor rock climbing with my brother. On this particular day i was lead climbing the overhang. Lead climbing means climbing up a wall that has no rope on it, instead you have rope attached to you and ever couple of meters there is a clip to put your rope in to prevent you falling. In order to get the rope up you have to pull it from the ground with one hand and clip it in.

I was about 13 meters ors so into an overhang climb, my arms already tired and cramping, im pushing myself to get to the next clip.
Now a frequently used technique to pull the rope up is pull a meter, hold it in your teeth and then pull another meter and clip...........can you see where this is going...

as i tried to release the rope from my teeth it wouldnt. It had snagged good and proper on my upper brace. at first i was like, no problem, just unsnag it. But it wouldnt come off, i couldnt climbing any further, or fall of the wall as the rope would pull tight and rip the brace from my mouth.

an agonising 3 minutes of hanging inverted on one arm it finally FINALLY release itself.. i immedietly abseiled down

Heres a pic of me on the over hang, i was a little higher than this.

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#8 Post by Bekah » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:10 am

martinboyce wrote:Ias i tried to release the rope from my teeth it wouldnt. It had snagged good and proper on my upper brace. at first i was like, no problem, just unsnag it. But it wouldnt come off, i couldnt climbing any further, or fall of the wall as the rope would pull tight and rip the brace from my mouth.
OH MY!!! That would scare the crap out of me!!! I am glad that you are ok!
2 Years 4 months 3 weeks and 4 days in full metal braces!

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#9 Post by Bekah » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:11 am

martinboyce wrote:Ias i tried to release the rope from my teeth it wouldnt. It had snagged good and proper on my upper brace. at first i was like, no problem, just unsnag it. But it wouldnt come off, i couldnt climbing any further, or fall of the wall as the rope would pull tight and rip the brace from my mouth.
OH MY!!! That would scare the crap out of me!!! I am glad that you are ok!
2 Years 4 months 3 weeks and 4 days in full metal braces!

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#10 Post by CassieB » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:26 pm

BRACEYOURSELF! wrote:I spit into people's food all the time, thankfully they don't notice and I just let it go. LOL. I feel sorry for the people around me.
I teach. I got my braces a week before classes started.......I'll let you finish the rest of this story.

Poor students finally started sitting in the first row again. :oops:
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#11 Post by pegasus2425 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:52 am

My most embarrassing story is the first day I got my PAB bar. I went to the ortho that morning and was able to right into work after (I run a bar)...It didn't hurt as much as it rub my gag reflex when I would say certain words. So here I am on the phone with distributors and every other sentence I'm gagging into the phone and having to apologize profusely. it got really bad talking to people face to face... :oops:

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