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Braces :( - April 15th 2012, 01:26 AM

I really want to get braces because my teeth are pretty crooked. It's not so bad. Though, I have two front teeth that grew through my gum and it looks kinda strange. I don't smile much, because of it and I don't like that. My dad just got a new job and we're not sure when he can pass for the dental insurance. Do many people get braces at my age? I'm going to get them, regardless, but it would make me feel better if I knew that some people get them at this age and it's not strange. xD
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Re: Braces :( - April 15th 2012, 01:38 AM

I bet there are a lot of people who get braces at your age. Some people don't want to get them going through school because they think they will be made fun of. Me, I might even get them at your age. I still haven't lost all of my baby teeth. Until then I can't get my braces. So don't worry. You're cool.


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Re: Braces :( - April 15th 2012, 01:46 AM

I know of adults that even get braces. I got my braces in like 5th grade and got them off by 7th. There is nothing wrong with braces. Lol, all they do is straighten your teeth? What's so bad about having a beautiful/handsome smile? hahaha I actually miss my braces. :P


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Re: Braces :( - April 15th 2012, 02:11 AM

My 6th grade teacher had braces xD
Its fine to get them when you're 18, and if you really want straight teeth then I would definitely go for it. There are kids who are seniors at my school have braces actually. So no, it won't be weird.


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Re: Braces :( - April 15th 2012, 03:07 AM

There is nothing wrong with getting them at 18. There are a few kids at my school that are seniors that have braces so do not worry. You are not alone.


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Re: Braces :( - April 15th 2012, 03:21 AM

Of course it's not strange! I've seen many people at 18 with braces, and much older as well! You have nothing to worry about. Just think about how straight your teeth are going to look once you've gotten them off. Having to wear them is well worth the result.


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Re: Braces :( - April 15th 2012, 04:13 AM

Thank you everyone. I feel much better about this. Damn Family Guy and their over-exaggeration of things! xD

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Re: Braces :( - April 15th 2012, 04:55 AM

Hey Taylor, people get braces at any age now it's really no big deal anymore. I will warn you though, I got mine when I was 14 and my orthodontist told me that it might hurt more than it would've if I'd gotten them younger (I'm guessing because you're teeth are more stubborn the longer they stay in one position) and a few of my teeth have shifted a little, but it's not that bad. I have no pain tolerance whatsoever so it probably won't be too bad for you.


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Re: Braces :( - April 15th 2012, 03:43 PM

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Re: Braces :( - April 16th 2012, 05:30 AM

I got my braces when I was 17 almost 18, and I only had them for 9 months. It isn't strange to get them when older, I know a couple adults even who have had braces! So don't worry about, it will be normal. And I will tell you, it is totally worth it in the end.


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Re: Braces :( - April 16th 2012, 09:17 PM

Since you have had ample replies, I'm going to go ahead and close the thread now. I do agree, it's not abnormal. One day I plan on getting braces as well, and I'm already 21
   
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