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PostSubject: What to expect?   Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:35 am

As some of you might know, I will be having to get braces. Hopefully we can this year because last year we couldn't on account of finances.
We are really aiming for this year. Can anyone tell me what to expect when I first get them, such as the first week? I keep hearing it's terribly painful and miserable....that's kinda scary to hear....LOL! Be truthful though because if it is painful I don't want to be shocked by being told beforehand it's not painful.


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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:11 am

i"m sure they won't be that bad.


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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:40 pm

sweetkrissy2011 wrote:
i"m sure they won't be that bad.
Hope not! LOL


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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:49 pm

I had braces when I was your age, and I certainly wouldn't call the experience "terribly painful" or "miserable". Having them put on didn't hurt in the least. There's some discomfort sometimes as the teeth move, but honestly, it's something that a couple of Tylenol will take care of. Especially considering the fact that your teeth are what would be considered a "mild case", you can expect a much smoother experience than someone who has severely crooked teeth. The unknown is always a little scary, but you shouldn't have a rough time of it at all, sweetie.
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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:01 pm

Don't get coloured ones is my tip; they look ODD. greenS


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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:22 pm

They really aren't that bad. The only times my braces ever bothered me was when I went in to get new bands put on. The first few days after that were a bit painful, but not too bad.
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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:18 pm

MissYoungClassic wrote:
As some of you might know, I will be having to get braces. Hopefully we can this year because last year we couldn't on account of finances.
We are really aiming for this year. Can anyone tell me what to expect when I first get them, such as the first week? I keep hearing it's terribly painful and miserable....that's kinda scary to hear....LOL! Be truthful though because if it is painful I don't want to be shocked by being told beforehand it's not painful.

I had them myself for 5 years. Never had a really painful experience. If there is any pain, your dentist can give you bee's wax to cover the sore spot. I don't think it will be bad for you at all, it will be over before you know it.



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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:25 pm

Savannah wrote:
I had braces when I was your age, and I certainly wouldn't call the experience "terribly painful" or "miserable". Having them put on didn't hurt in the least. There's some discomfort sometimes as the teeth move, but honestly, it's something that a couple of Tylenol will take care of. Especially considering the fact that your teeth are what would be considered a "mild case", you can expect a much smoother experience than someone who has severely crooked teeth. The unknown is always a little scary, but you shouldn't have a rough time of it at all, sweetie.

Ya know Sis, if I knew it wouldn't scare her half to death, I'd make up some melodramatic story of you writhing in pain on the floor!! laugh3 And no MYC, that never happened! laugh3 Just enjoy teasing Savannah grinsmiley Your never too old to have a bit of fun.


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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:56 pm

I didn't wear braces, but one of my cousins did and she saids that the first three days were quite problematic to her, since she couldn't even speak properly. But then, she could wear them without any problem.

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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:02 am

I got braces when I was teenager. I don't think it hurt when they out the metal braces on. It was the wires, they put it on. Just tell them if a wire is cutting inside your mouth. So, they can cut the extra wire. when they first put it on you. every month. They change the bands & the wires. When they change the wires. they hurt. Tylenol will help the pain. After I got the wires in. I usually have something soft to eat. Since, my teeth hurt so much for like three days. I did color band for my braces. for like each month. For January. I'll do my favorite color. February will be red band for Valentine's & so forth. They will give you a list of foods you cant eat. Does take long time for them put it on you. So, if your mom or dad takes you. they can go walk to a store. (if, theirs a store near by your dentist.) or bring a book & read.

caramel
no chewing gum
apples (you can cut the apples if want apple for a snack or for your lunch.)
popcorn

That's all I can think of. But their is more. After your done with braces. you get a retainer to be put in your mouth. (they use a special pink glob. So, they can measure inside of your mouth. The bottom retainer stays put. but the top retainer can move out of your mouth. You put in little retainer box. You can choose your favorite color for your retainer. I'm not sure, they still do it.

If, you want see how braces being out on. You can search on youtube.




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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:13 pm

AaronM wrote:
Savannah wrote:
I had braces when I was your age, and I certainly wouldn't call the experience "terribly painful" or "miserable". Having them put on didn't hurt in the least. There's some discomfort sometimes as the teeth move, but honestly, it's something that a couple of Tylenol will take care of. Especially considering the fact that your teeth are what would be considered a "mild case", you can expect a much smoother experience than someone who has severely crooked teeth. The unknown is always a little scary, but you shouldn't have a rough time of it at all, sweetie.

Ya know Sis, if I knew it wouldn't scare her half to death, I'd make up some melodramatic story of you writhing in pain on the floor!!

Aaron!
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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:36 pm

MissYoungClassic wrote:
As some of you might know, I will be having to get braces. Hopefully we can this year because last year we couldn't on account of finances.
We are really aiming for this year. Can anyone tell me what to expect when I first get them, such as the first week? I keep hearing it's terribly painful and miserable....that's kinda scary to hear....LOL! Be truthful though because if it is painful I don't want to be shocked by being told beforehand it's not painful.

MYC, there have been a lot of advancements in dentistry since I was 18, I'm willing to bet that your dentist can alleviate any concerns you have about major pain.
If there is any discomfort I'm sure that Tylenol or Advil will take care of it. It's nothing to be worried about.

Hey Savannah, Think I should post my graduation picture? Remember that one? The one a week after having my wisdom teeth out? laugh3 Bet it would make you feel better MYC! grinsmiley


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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:03 pm

Buttercup wrote:
I got braces when I was teenager. I don't think it hurt when they out the metal braces on. It was the wires, they put it on. Just tell them if a wire is cutting inside your mouth. So, they can cut the extra wire. when they first put it on you. every month. They change the bands & the wires. When they change the wires. they hurt. Tylenol will help the pain. After I got the wires in. I usually have something soft to eat. Since, my teeth hurt so much for like three days. I did color band for my braces. for like each month. For January. I'll do my favorite color. February will be red band for Valentine's & so forth. They will give you a list of foods you cant eat. Does take long time for them put it on you. So, if your mom or dad takes you. they can go walk to a store. (if, theirs a store near by your dentist.) or bring a book & read.

caramel
no chewing gum
apples (you can cut the apples if want apple for a snack or for your lunch.)
popcorn

That's all I can think of. But their is more. After your done with braces. you get a retainer to be put in your mouth. (they use a special pink glob. So, they can measure inside of your mouth. The bottom retainer stays put. but the top retainer can move out of your mouth. You put in little retainer box. You can choose your favorite color for your retainer. I'm not sure, they still do it.

If, you want see how braces being out on. You can search on youtube.

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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:34 am

Hey! Sorry it has taken me a while to respond. Sometimes I only have time to just check what people say and cannot write them back as fast as I want.

Well, I know this sounds not so nice, but the friends that have told me are....emmm...interesting. Like you've never heard that before from anyone else. Or they are just stretching the truth. Now I know some people handle pain better than others.
But they were telling me that before you get them, eat a big meal because the next few days you have to eat soups and liquids on account of the terrible pain...

When it comes to what you can and cannot eat I do not know how I will bear not being able to have gum.....gum is practically like my best friend.......


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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:36 am

alexczarn wrote:
Don't get coloured ones is my tip; they look ODD. greenS

I plan to either get clear, regular, or pink.


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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:36 am

alexczarn wrote:
Don't get coloured ones is my tip; they look ODD. greenS


I had color braces. they didnt look odd to me. It was fun. Cause one time I got black & blue color braces.


@Krissy Thank you.


@Miss Young Just for few days. But, I had mashed potatoes, spaghetti, they were soft foods. theirs lot of soft foods besides eating soup or liquid diet. Maybe you look up soft foods for you to eat. Alot of your soft food doesnt need be eaten.


I remember I couldn't chew gum. Then, when I hear or see people chewing gum. It was torture. When fall came for caramel apple. I was so sad, couldn't eat caramel apple. Did your dentist say how long you suppose have your braces on? I think, I had mine on for like 3-4 years. 1 year of my retainer.




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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:48 am

your welcome


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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:57 am

MissYoungClassic wrote:

But they were telling me that before you get them, eat a big meal because the next few days you have to eat soups and liquids on account of the terrible pain...


The words "terrible pain" bring to mind writhing in agony. There's some discomfort, but Tylenol or Advil will take care of it. And your case is such a mild one....you don't have severely crooked teeth that will need to be shifted a great deal. So you really will have a much easier time of it than someone who had to have teeth pushed and pulled in opposite directions in the upper and lower sets of teeth.
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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:27 pm

Erin didn't seem to have pain with her braces, but she was in 4th grade when she got them. Now, getting her mouth expanded before the braces--that's a different story.


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PostSubject: Re: What to expect?   Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:17 pm

Damis had braces put on years ago & his teeth were pretty bad. A bit of discomfort but no major pain or anything. Just initial discomfort when he got them put on & when I would have to use a device to tighten them up gradually. Tylenol always did the trick.



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