What do you think of people with teeth braces?

@minyang (304)
Philippines
February 1, 2007 1:33am CST
Is that the basis for the status in life? Most people conclude that you're rich when you have it especially here in the Philippines. What do you think?
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@imrajesh (1968)
• India
1 Feb 07
i have braces on my teeth. i don't like them but they r fixed just because i had crooked teeth and i want to make them straight. they have been there since 6 months and i have to keep them another six months. have a nice day.
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@imrajesh (1968)
• India
1 Feb 07
braces on my teeth
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@minyang (304)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Do you think that having braces is one factor to know your status in life?
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@imrajesh (1968)
• India
1 Feb 07
no i don't think so. it is just a need and not a status symobol for me.
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@jdvaldez (11)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
Of course not... I have braces too. Nowadays, in the Philippines, you can have braces by paying an amount evrytime you visit your dentist until you are fully paid. And look, braces usually took 2 years or more before it is removed. Not bad! Plus, you'll have your teeth look good again. Ala-Close-up smile!!!
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
it's not a basis for one's status in life, it shouldn't be. I'm from Manila and I know that most people think that, they get that impression from well, the fact that only the rich can afford to get them. But more specifically it's the rich-with-crooked-teeth who can and will and get them. So there, it's not a basis. But I think it's sad that some people here get them just for that reason you're saying minyang, even though they've got straight teeth.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
1 Feb 07
My son had to have his teeth fixed, he is using braces and I don't think he looks ugly. It's just to correct his teeth and he has to clean his teeth as you normally do even when you don't wear braces.
• United States
10 Feb 07
I got braces when I was 48 years old. It wasn't a status thing, it wasn't even cosmetic. It was because my teeth were so crowded they hurt all the time and I couldn't clean them properly. In fact, the dental hygenist had trouble getting between them. As a result, I was developing cavities, over and over in the same teeth, I'd have them filled and a newer, deeper cavity would form. Basically I had a choice between braces or dentures.