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Braces and Retainers :/

mariusthegreat

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I had braces when i was in HS..it sucked ass....i had the ortho dude take em off a week before i left to college...i wore my retainers for about two months..and now ive decided to start wearing them......i know i know...im an idiot.....i know this is gonna hurt...any of you have anything similar to this?
 

ron

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I had braces for 4 years during Junior High and High School, but was fortunate enough to get them off my Sophomore year. I wore retainers for a while, then stopped. It hurt when I decided to start wearing them again later...Good luck.
 

betrayed

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I never followed the rules and never wore the retainer afterwards.. Their off now and its all good :thumbsup: They've been off for awhile now..
 

MaxPower

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Ahh yes, the old "Black & Decker pecker Wrecker"
 

G's-up

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Never had braces myself but my son is about to get them and they say he has to wear them for 28 months. Exactly how much pain is he going to have to endure when he gets these on? And what suggestions does anyone have for pain relief other than heavy narcotics? He is only 11.5 and its his first year of Jr. High so I figure better to have them in Jr. High than high school but I dont want him to be all doped up while he is in school......Any NORMAL suggestions would be welcomed and appreciated...... :)
 

Fire_ze_Missles

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I only had my braces for a little over a year. And I have permenant retainers in my mouth, just little metal bars that are fixed behind my teeth, so that my teeth will never fall out of alignment, and I'll never not be able to wear my retainers.

As for the pain thing, it usually only lasts a week, max. I dealt with it, as I don't really like taking pills n junk. Your mouth is sore, and it hurts to chew, so my feeding habits included a lot of macaroni and cheese, for that first week.
 

skylinec

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my brother has braces he's getting um off in 2 months and he's hella happy....but one problem he's had i guess is them falling apart or comming loose in some parts ......i won't need them even though i have worse teeth then him
 

Fire_ze_Missles

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Falling apart or coming loose? What kind of gimp-ass dentist do you go to?
 

skylinec

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Fire_ze_Missles said:
Falling apart or coming loose? What kind of gimp-ass dentist do you go to?
i don't know but the glue came loose or something
 
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Alright .. as far as braces pain goes, I've gone through it probably more than anybody else here. I had fucking 5 and a half years of braces (4th grade to end of freshman year) through headgear, expanders, herpst; the shit of shit, and of course regular braces. Yeah, my teeth were shitty.. but anyways depending on what your son gets he'll have to just live through eating yougurt and apple sauce for a couple days a month and then the retainers for a while after shouldn't bother too much.. good luck .. and as far as stuff coming loose it's probably from trying to bite into something hard and shit just comes off .. they have to use glue strong enough to straighten the teeth but weak enough so they can take the braces off after.
 

otepsoul

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mariusthegreat said:
I had braces when i was in HS..it sucked ass....i had the ortho dude take em off a week before i left to college...i wore my retainers for about two months..and now ive decided to start wearing them......i know i know...im an idiot.....i know this is gonna hurt...any of you have anything similar to this?
ive never had ether one.
 

MaxPower

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I once goht into a fight with a kid that had braces (If you have braces, don't pick fights). This dude was bigger than me so I chose to use the braces as a weakness. I just kept jabbing him in the mouth every chance I goht, till he couldn't take it any more. We were both covered in blood from the inside of his lips.
The next day in school he had to do the walk of shame. The best part was, he was supposed to be some tough guy jock.
Oh the shame......the shame.

Kids, don't fight, fighting solves nothing. But If some guy picks a fight and has braces, Use it to your advantage.
 

otepsoul

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MaxPower said:
I once goht into a fight with a kid that had braces (If you have braces, don't pick fights). This dude was bigger than me so I chose to use the braces as a weakness. I just kept jabbing him in the mouth every chance I goht, till he couldn't take it any more. We were both covered in blood from the inside of his lips.
The next day in school he had to do the walk of shame. The best part was, he was supposed to be some tough guy jock.
Oh the shame......the shame.

Kids, don't fight, fighting solves nothing. But If some guy picks a fight and has braces, Use it to your advantage.
goddam right.
 

Icarus

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I need braces... but I can't afford them.

Wouldn't socking braces hurt your hands?
 

MaxPower

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NoSubstance said:
I need braces... but I can't afford them.

Wouldn't socking braces hurt your hands?
No, His lips made a nice buffer between my hand and the metal
 

Icarus

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Ah... so he wasn't one of them "Slack Jawed" jocks.

:)
 

MaxPower

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NoSubstance said:
Ah... so he wasn't one of them "Slack Jawed" jocks.

:)
:) no, he was actually a pretty smart guy. But still a jock with something to prove all the same.
 

shep

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lmao,thats the worst thing you could do to a guy with a metal mouth.But it's a good tip if i run into an asshole with braces.Solution:punch him in the mouth,lmao :thumbsup:
 

Tylerc

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I had braces for almost 2 years, and an expander, and herbst(moves the lower jaw forward) for about 9 months. It sucked, and I have to get braces again in April for I duno how long.

As for pain, take Advil or Tylenol for the first couple days after you get them adjusted and eat soft foods (soup is good, soft crackers like Club crackers, etc) and after that he will be fine to eat normals food again.

For the first week after he gets the braces on he will feel like shit, just keep him on Advil and Tylenol and he will be fine.
 

Descent

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Max, was that the same jock who now mows lawns in your neighborhood?