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Alright y’all. There’s something I’ve known for a while, and I haven’t been looking forward to it at all. I’m getting braces, early in the morning, 7:00AM. Has anybody had braces, and if so, how is it?

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Yeah, 25 years ago.

On the bright side, if you had a gum habit, that'll be easy to kick.

On the down side, you'll drool a lot the first week.

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21 minutes ago, iacas said:

Yeah, 25 years ago.

On the bright side, if you had a gum habit, that'll be easy to kick.

On the down side, you'll drool a lot the first week.

A gum habit? Like what?

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Had braces when i was 15. You get used to them but you'll hurt for a while after each tightening. I had top and bottom to straighten them out then a retainer for about a year.

Make sure you get the little pointy toothbrush to clean around your braces.

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1 hour ago, RussUK said:

Make sure you get the little pointy toothbrush to clean around your braces.

You'll be better served to get a very good Oral B electric toothbrush.  

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I had them when I was 18. When they came off I didn't wear the retainer, and they just went back to the way they were. 27 years later I decided to do it again, only this time do it right. After lots of research about the different options, (Invisalign, traditional, incognito) I decided to go with traditional braces. The technology of traditional braces is 100X better than the first time through. 50% less time. 75% less pain when adjusted. I think the brackets are 50% smaller, if not at least 30%. No more anchor bands needed on the back teeth. I've had them off for a year now, and it still amazes me how efficient we can chew food when our teeth are straight. For those of you who were born with straight teeth, when you get your braces off you can chew your food with less bites than when they were crooked. For anyone considering this keep this in mind. Invisalign's claims of being faster than traditional braces are based off you wearing the retainers at least 22 hrs./day. Think about that. Anything you put in your mouth, besides water, you must brush your teeth before putting the retainer back in. Also, there's nothing "invisible" about Invisalign, especially when they add the "bumps" on your teeth. More $$$ too.

 

 

 

 

 

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Just got my braces this morning! I’ve taken two doses of Ibuprofen just to help with the soreness that might come with it. Soreness did come. It was in third period, somewhere around 1:30. I had just taken my second dose about an hour before, so it took some of the edge off. But it still wasn’t pleasant. Eating has become more difficult. I had a chicken sandwich for lunch, and just ate little pieces at a time in fear of getting something caught between the wires. I’m just looking forward to getting them off! That will probably be sometime in the early part of my senior year (2021-22).

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On 1/3/2020 at 4:04 PM, iacas said:

I did Invisalign. Couldn’t be happier. There’s a topic about it here somewhere.

How crooked were your teeth? Did you need bumps? How many hours a day are you wearing them? I had Invisalign retainers after I got my braces off, and went back after 2 weeks to get them switched out for traditional wire retainers. Another fault of Invisalign, is when the retainers cut into your gums you can't just throw some wax on until you build up a callus. You have to go back to the Ortho and get them adjusted. Did another company by Invisalign? I was at the dentist yesterday and noticed a pamphlet that had a different name on. It started with an "S" I think.

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23 minutes ago, TRUCKER said:

How crooked were your teeth?

I have one of the most crowded mouths my orthodontist has ever seen, and I'm already down 13 teeth, including top and bottom incisors and one on the bottom middle. Very crooked.

23 minutes ago, TRUCKER said:

Did you need bumps?

Yeah. But two little bumps that aren't always visible are way, way, WAY better than actual metal braces IMO.

22 minutes ago, TRUCKER said:

Another fault of Invisalign, is when the retainers cut into your gums you can't just throw some wax on until you build up a callus.

I never had that issue.

I wore them from after dinner until morning.

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53 minutes ago, iacas said:

I have one of the most crowded mouths my orthodontist has ever seen, and I'm already down 13 teeth, including top and bottom incisors and one on the bottom middle. Very crooked.

Yeah. But two little bumps that aren't always visible are way, way, WAY better than actual metal braces IMO.

I never had that issue.

I wore them from after dinner until morning.

After dinner until morning? You're never going to get those things off...:bugout:

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1 hour ago, TRUCKER said:

After dinner until morning? You're never going to get those things off...:bugout:

I had them for two years and have been on a retainer ever since. The retainer I wear a few nights a week.

Actually less than that. 36 sets? Two weeks at first and then weekly toward the end. 20 months?

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On 1/3/2020 at 7:04 PM, iacas said:

I did Invisalign. Couldn’t be happier. There’s a topic about it here somewhere.

I would do it again. Easy and effective. And if you need to you can take them off for a bit (like a job interview).

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