Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Not paradise thats fo sho
Re: Anyone here with braces?
I used to wear braces for AGES! First time was for three years. Took them off, looked fabulous, ignored the retainers and gaps started appearing! Had to go back on it for another 8 months! Now I do not dare ignore the retainers!
You can eat anything. It will hurt at first, especially when they tighten it. And when you're supposed to use the rubber bands, ask if you can go with powerthreads instead. Less hassle, more pain but for a shorter period.
Cleaning can be a bitch! I did regular brushing and used a safety pin to remove whatever was left stuck on the metal. Your teeth WILL stain, but dont worry too much about it. When the orthodontist removes the braces, he will scale your teeth and they will look FAB!