Have you ever had braces?

@d00d00 (827)
Hong Kong
June 21, 2007 10:49am CST
Me? I had one when i was in gradeschool. have you ever had one? Do you wish you had one?
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I never had braces .I was wondering for those who has their braces on ,do you feel comfortable while eating and chewing foods...just curious :)
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• United States
21 Jun 07
Braces may be different today as opposed to when I wore them, but there was nothing comfortable about having Braces. Chewing gum was the worst. LOL
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@d00d00 (827)
• Hong Kong
22 Jun 07
they were never comfortable. it can give you a lot of mouth sores. a lot of food gets stuck to it. it's hard to floss. and yeah, FenwaySox is right, it's so hard to eat a gum because it'll get stuck to the brackets.. lol.. =D
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Hey guy thanks for the detail information about braces.So,it require a lot of work to clean up your teeth and braces after meal...:)And must avoid from chewing gum too huh..LOL
@jershey (71)
• Philippines
24 Jun 07
never had one, but i am currently planning to have braces..since my teeth needs some correction...
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I had to wear braces on my top teeth when I was in Middle School for about 2 years, and then I wore a retainer for 3 years after that. I hated the braces at the time, of course, but I am so glad now that my parents were able to afford them for me when I was young so that I could have a nice, straight smile throughout my life.
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@mestr12 (227)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
Yes, I had braces when I was in high school. My closest friends and family called me "metal mouth". I didn't mind because I was literally a metal mouth. At any rate, after my dentist removed my braces, I was the envy of my friends and family. mwahahahaha.... :)
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@arcidy (5016)
• United States
21 Jun 07
When I was in high school I had braces I think I was either a sophmore or a junior I forgot what grade I was in it was one of those. I hated braces they hurted a lot especially when they had to tightend it which I couldnt eat anything hard for a few days and plus I bit my lip a lot with braces and that was annoying.
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• United States
21 Jun 07
I had them... all through my senior year in high school. It as cool, I guess. I mean, they were for a good cause, right? It was always funny, I had to wear a special mouthguard when I played football because the braces actually cut through normal guards. It was weird, it was a lot bigger than the normal mouthguards. Other than that, it wasn't a big deal. And now i have straight teeth.
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@FenwaySox (321)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I did have braces, and I got them when I was young, so I never really had to deal with them in high school or even older. I do admire those adults that get them, because a beautiful smile can make lots of other people smile!
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@Corezz (1017)
• Netherlands Antilles
21 Jun 07
Terifiant discussion :P.Well I have not realy theets if you know what I am saying. This thing gets in my mind everytime i lok my self in the miror, it's not like I have a major problem or something but my theets are not exactly aline very good.So I am thinking about getting braces, now I think they are very popular in my country and I should probably use them now in my eleven degree.
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@im_anna (718)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
it was weird because in our country decades ago when braces was "a new dental technology", it was very popular in school to have braces so my mom had me braces during 1st years of high school. But I hate it, though I was able to survive the 2 years with it, then it was upgraded to retainers.
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I had braces - by choice - in my early twenties. I am very glad that I got them. The one bad thing that came out of it, is that I notice everyones teeth! Nothing annoys me more than crooked teeth.
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• Philippines
21 Jun 07
I had mine for more than two years now and I wish to have it forever though that would be impossible.
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