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SV_Fan
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:54 PM
I got mine two days ago.

Gosh my mouth hurts very badly.

Does anyone know what I can eat and stuff (After the pain is gone)?

They told me I couldnt eat alot of things, but other people and dentist said I could eat anything. Im not sure.

Plus does anyone have any tips on keeping the clean and everything?

Thanks

Sean.
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:13 PM
The 1st two days are the worst :hug: It gets better after this. I think the only thing I couldn't eat was chewing gum and anything really hard, but apart from that I was fine. Soup is great in the first few days, after that try to chew with your back teeth for a while until the tenderness completely goes away ;)

Dodoboy.
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Fuck that! This sounds like hell, would refuse!

mckyle.
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:18 PM
Fuck that! This sounds like hell, would refuse!

Worth it in the long run though when you have amazing teeth :angel:

SV_Fan
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:20 PM
The 1st two days are the worst :hug: It gets better after this. I think the only thing I couldn't eat was chewing gum and anything really hard, but apart from that I was fine. Soup is great in the first few days, after that try to chew with your back teeth for a while until the tenderness completely goes away ;)

I have only been able to eat oatmeal, mashed potatoes and yogurt.

But thanks. I thought I would have to eat that for the length of the treatment.

FRIED CHICKEN HERE I COME :woohoo:

watchdogfish
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:52 PM
What type of braces are they?

But yeah really only the first few days are the most painful and then a day or two after if you have to have rubber bands re-done.

I had train-tracks for 3 years and could eat anything apart from chewy sweets, gum and apples. You do get used to them and forget they're there I promise. The only real discomfort I got were some mouth ulcers where the braces rubbed against the inside of my mouth, but the orthodontist gave me some wax for that. But it is all worth it in the end. :)

debopero
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:56 PM
I had braces for five years and just got them off two months ago. I agree with what everybody said:the first few days are the worst :tape: . I also hated when they changed the wires...it felt so tight :bigcry: .

I pretty much ate whatever I wanted when I got mine in, which, in retrospect is probably the reason they were in for so long.

Sally Struthers
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:09 PM
I had braces back in the day. The only foods that gave me problems were apples and corn on the cob.

mckyle.
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:16 PM
I hated whenever I would break a bracket. Before I could get it fixed, I would just move it around and it was the weirdest feeling :lol:

Ok, this is taking me on a trip through memory lane and making me sad :sobbing:

Sally Struthers
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:18 PM
Fuck that! This sounds like hell, would refuse!

well this confirms your flag choice ;) :lol:

Ryan
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:19 PM
I've always had perfect teeth, no braces for me! :D

Dave.
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Fuck that! This sounds like hell, would refuse!

Yep :yeah:

well this confirms your flag choice ;) :lol:

:lol: :o

I've always had perfect teeth, no braces for me! :D

Same, and yes I'm British :angel:

skanky~skanketta
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:11 AM
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!

debopero
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:17 AM
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!

Uh-oh. What do you mean by "ignoring" the retainers? I just got my retainers but I do not exactly wear them all the time :unsure: .

skanky~skanketta
Jul 10th, 2009, 04:49 AM
Uh-oh. What do you mean by "ignoring" the retainers? I just got my retainers but I do not exactly wear them all the time :unsure: .
:tape:

In my case, before I wore braces, the dentist extracted 4 teeth. So when all was done and I didn't wear the retainers, the space where the teeth were pulled out started opening up and forming gaps! As a matter of fact, gaps started forming everywhere! INCLUDING between the front two. I looked like Madonna with a bigger gap!

In my sister's case, one of her front teeth started protruding almost to the point where she had trouble clamping her lips together! Can you imagine?

So my advise, USE YOUR RETAINERS! If you really cant stand them, ask the dentist to fit you with a permanent one (a wire behind your teeth).

Petkorazzi
Jul 10th, 2009, 05:14 AM
I have a phobia of braces i can say. :scared: The feeling of having some metal in your mouth must feel, umm, awkward. :unsure:

saul1333
Jul 10th, 2009, 08:08 AM
I hated having them. I do not remember the first days but I felt the worst when they had to be tightened. :scared:

When I had to eat large foods that I had to chew, I used my tongue and the roof of my mouth to rip the food apart and chew with the back teeth.

To clean just use those plastic things that go behind that you put the dental tape in.

ArturoAce.
Jul 10th, 2009, 08:46 AM
i got my 4 back baby molars torn out in order to get braces because my dentist said they were growing weird.
and then the ortho said my teeth were fine. :bigcry:

i have a minor overlapping on the bottom palette and a madonna gap, but after hearing all these stories about braces, no thanks!!
shizzz

:lol:

iamme
Jul 10th, 2009, 11:44 AM
I hated whenever I would break a bracket. Before I could get it fixed, I would just move it around and it was the weirdest feeling :lol:

Ok, this is taking me on a trip through memory lane and making me sad :sobbing:

:lol: yep I also had some weird moving brackets...:lol:

btw they said me not to eat a lot of things but I ate everything from apple to chewing gum. maybe it depends on the kind of brackets. I had brackets and only one wire. ohh and apple worked only after a year I guess...before that it hurted a lot..

ohh and the weirdest thing..in the last couple of months my dentist ASKED me to chew gum :lol:

Bayo
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:02 PM
The mouth ulcers are the worst. Once they start, buy some Colgate Peroxyl. It's an over-the-counter mouth wash that contains peroxide. It'll clear them right up in a couple of days.

Slutiana
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:23 PM
I had braces ages ago, couldn't be fucked to wear the retainers and now my teeth have gone back :o. Its not bad anyway, my teeth are still great, I only got them cuz I thought they were cool. How wrong I was. :tears:

Just Do It
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:37 PM
Dentist was always telling me I need one but I said no way.
How do you gibe a blow job with it ? :tears:

mckyle.
Jul 10th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Dentist was always telling me I need one but I said no way.
How do you gibe a blow job with it ? :tears:

You gibe blow jobs with your teeth? Interesting.

Slutiana
Jul 10th, 2009, 03:57 PM
Dentist was always telling me I need one but I said no way.
How do you gibe a blow job with it ? :tears:
Oh no Danilo. :( You shouldn't give them with or without them.

Harvs
Jul 10th, 2009, 03:57 PM
worst 3 and a half years of my life were when i had braces. they suck ass.

Just Do It
Jul 10th, 2009, 04:45 PM
You gibe blow jobs with your teeth? Interesting.

Yeah, I love to nibble.

Europe rocks
Jul 10th, 2009, 09:37 PM
It's worth the pain in the end. But like people have said before - remember to wear your retainers! I still have mine despite the fact I think I could have stopped wearing them about 6 months ago!