I have Braces and this helped me out a lot thanks
Ft. Smith , AR USA -
I think braces are not that bad
Kansas, MO USA -
I GOT BRACES TWO DAYSAGO. IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO GET BRACES IT COULD
SEEN SCARY AT FIRST BUT ITS NOT.IT DOES NOT HURT,BUT YOU DO FEEL SOME PRESSURE.
FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER YOUR TEETH GUMS AND CHEECKS HURT BUT IT WILL
GO A WAY.
This site is Ok, but I think it is wrong to lead kids into thinking
that a brace will not be painful. Im 19, just had my metal bands fitted
today and the pain was worse than getting teeth extracted. But I know deep
down its worth it, I believe all you kids out there just shouldn't be naive.
It might just be that because I am older my jaws are more developed than
younger peoples', to avoid this get it over and done with AS YOUNG AS POSSIBLE!
There is a possibility that it will be painful but remember, it IS bearable
and it IS worth it.
Glasgow, Scotland -
Hi there! I had braces when I was little, but I don't need them any
more. I'm the guy who wrote "My Red Umbrella".
Hi everyone! im a brace face but pretty soon i wont be. im so excited.
i am going to the ortho in one week to get my final impressions done, and
i need to choose which color for my retainer. i think i want something
sparkly but i dont know what the choices are so... i guess ill have to
wait and see. bye!
How is it like to have braces. I'm getting them this December but
I'm really scared what it'll be like. E-mail to me! Anyone who has an idea!
I have a big space between my front teeth, but pretty evenly spaced
teeth, but one of my teeth next to the front tooth is really small and
an adult tooth won't be there, according to the x-ray. What do you guys
think i'll need?
Washington, DC USA -
Ilove your web page it really helped me think about all that stuff
and I also showed one of myfriend show it all works and it showede me how
you get your braces off because I got my august20 last year and I love
them also my friend always asked me about it and now se dont have to. thank
you so much.
Manito, IL USA -
DOSE IT HURT TO GET BRACES CAUSE I HAVE TO GET MINE WITHIN 4 MONTHS
BELLEROSE , NY USA -
jeanne why are you afraid to get braces? im getting braces and im
scared but at least it will be worth it u no what i mean!!!!
mars, ALABAMA USA -
I'm scared to have braces although I need them!
NEXT WEEK IS MY CONSULTATION. JUST LETTING YOU KNOW THAT I WILL BE
GETTING BRACES SOON MAYBE IN LIKE A MONTH OR SO
HAMILTON, MA USA -
Iam 12 years old and i am getting braces . they are so popular at
our school. i am going to get lavender and sky blue. I dont relly want
them tought but this page kinda helped ease the nervousness. I wish they
wernt so expensive though. its not really fair. oh well i have to get them
and that all there is to it.
Brownsburg , In USA -
Hi! I am 12 years old and I have had braces since I was 10. I just
wanna say that you CAN chew gum, you eat whatever you want to. I get my
braces off in two months by the way. Im so happy.
I got braces a few months ago. they hurt a little bit but not much.
the worst thing about them is you cant chew gum.
encinitas, california USA -
Hi!- I had braces for almost two years. I got them on shortly after
I turned 11 and got them off right before I turned 13. Now I'm 13, and
I have a retainer. It's purple, pink, blue sparkles, and a sticker of a
Kansas City, MO USA -
HI. MY CONSULTATION FOR MY BRACES IS NEXT WEEK. CAN SOMEBODY E-MAIL
ME AND TELL WHAT HAPPENS AT A CONSULTATION?
HAMILTON, MASSACHUSETTS USA -
I just had four teeth pulled. Two were extra that would not allow
the front baby teeth to come out. So, they gave me an IV then they gave
me six shots in the gum to numb it. They put some medicine thru the IV
into me. It put me to sleep and while I was asleep they took out my teeth.
I woke up when I heard a drilling sound. Then I saw them sewing in my stitches.
At last the doctor gave me my four teeth. After that my mom and the nurse
led me down the back ramp to the car. We then went and got some medicine
for the pain. One week later they cut out my stitches. Now its healed and
it feels much better than it did. I have to get an expander in about 3-6
months and then when I get old enough, I will have to get braces too! I
enjoyed reading about your experience! Ethan Scott age 9
Richlands, NC USA -
Hi everyone. I have a question for those of you braces face wearers,
I'm going into the orthodonstist August 25th to get my back bands placed.
Could any of you tell me how excurciating is the pain?
Im a lot older than the age group this site is for. But I got braces
when I was in my late 20s. IM 49 now and never regretted it. Get them when
your younger than me. You will be better for it.
Highland Heights, KY USA -
i have a retainer!
Hi,I just finished reading all the other entries. Since that I'm
a Brace Face I think I should put in my entry. As for those of you getting
braces, here's the deal: DON'T BE AFRAID!!!!!!! If your scared of getting
braces you should get a mohalk and then,your fear will be worth something.
If your really terribly happy and care-free, well getting braces isn't
exactly like getting a metal toothbrush for the crookedist teeth. There
is some pain, and after you first get them it takes awile to get used to
them. It is also a little hard to eat for the first couple days. Oter then
that getting 'um is fun. Yes, fun. Don't worry about being teased. The
people who are teasing you are proably your try-to-be funny parent ora
friend trying to make you feel better. Besides my advice, I have some questions
of my own. What do you mean when you say change the colors for different
holidays? I don't see any color on mine! Well maybe
Poway , CA USA -
Wow, this summer is flying by. Only 3.5 weeks until school starts
up!!!!!! And only 3.5 weeks until my consultation at the orthodontists!!!!!
Hamilton, MA USA -
Hi:0) I got Braces in October 5 99. I am very proud because I havn't
broken them EVER~! I always put bright colors like blue urple red and orange.
I usualy choose colors that are accosiated with the uocoming holiday. For
anyone who would like to know it does not hurt. I have brace's on the bottom
and it is kinda hard to see them but I still Think they are cool. I don't
know how to thank my orthadontists enough. If I didn't get braces I would
have 2 teeth growing on the lower part of my gum. I recomond clear if youn
are thinking about picking silver because clear looks way more silver.
I was wondering if anyone who is getting or have brace's,Could tell me
what would have happened if they didn't get braces or why they needed brace's
Because I saw the at the orthadontists and they were pretty bad. Well ~~~Bye~~~
Leicester, NY USA -
HI. MY CONSULTATION WITH THE ORTHODONTIST IS IN 1 MONTH!!!! I'M VERY
EXCITED BECAUSE AFTER THAT I START THE PROCESS OF GETTING BRACES AND THIS
WEB SITE HAS REALLY HELPED ME TO LEARN ABOUT BRACES!!!!!!!
HAMILTON, MASSACHUSETTS USA -
I have braces and they aren't that bad. When I first got them I was
afraid that people would make fun of me. Luckily, they didn't. No one said
anything. And it is cool having braces because you get to change your colors
once a month. Orthodontists have lots of varieties of colors, like glow
in the dark and metallic. The only down side is that you can's have popcorn,
gum, or corn on the cob. And taffy and carmel are out of the question.
Crystal Lake, IL USA -
just read where the girl kept a journal, she didn't say one word
about the insides of her lips and jaws being all tore up or biting a chunk
out of her tongue, I have braces and have had all of the above, have just
about lived on popsicles and pudding. Thanks for the site even though it
didn't help me much.
AR USA -
HI. LAST WEEK OR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO I HAD MY RECORDS APPOINTMENT
AT THE ORTHODONTISTS OFFICE. UNFORTUNATELY, THE RECORDS DIDN'T COME OUT
RIGHT SO NOW I HAVE TO GO BACK ON MONDAY TO GET THEM DONE OVER AGAIN WHICH
IS A REAL PAIN IN THE NECK!!!!
HAMILTON, MASSACHUSETTS USA -
Cute drawings. I just had my braces taken off today and I guess I'm
pretty exiceted. I didn't get the last part of the cartoon only b/c my
orthodontist instructed me to avoid ice cream so the cement on my teeth
wouldn't harden and cause a bracket to possibly break or something.
CA USA -
I'm going to get braces soon.. and I'm wondering how does it feel?
Does it hurt? What does the orthodontics do first and second.. and on and
on. Please feel free to e-mail me.... Thanks, Jay :) P.S. Cool page, very
Sacramento, CA USA -
Well about all the people i know say it dosnt hurt to get ur teeth
pulled out and get a shot but i dont know see cuz i have to get 2 teeth
pulled and then the same day and everything im going to get my braces on
and 3 days before im getting my spacers and thats on August 7 and then
im geting my braces on on August 10 and im going to have them 4 3 years!!!
Ventura, CA USA -
I haven't yet had my brace but I can't wait, I'm not scared at all!
All of my friends have braces so it's not as though I will be made fun
of at school. I was on my Orthodontist's waiting list for 2 years so it
is quite a relief that I am getting it now, I have just had the X-rays
done and am going back to have the impressions(moulds) done, then they
will discuss what kind of braces I should be having fitted, you really
don't know how excited I am at getting my brace(well so I should from the
time I had to wait!), the next month is going to pass by so slowly but
at least I don't have to spend that time at school(it's the summer holidays)
Essex, U.K -
Hey~ i think that your webpage is really cool, i have had braces
for four years now and i think that it is cool that you recorded all of
MI USA -
i have this metal flued to my back teeth and it makes me mot bite my bottom
braces off. they are a pain. does anyobdy else have one of those?
Bristow, VA USA -
I really enjoyed the webpage. Even though I am a young adult I had
a lot of questions and concerns about getting my braces and this site helped
ease my fears. Thanks.
Madison, MS USA -
I WILL BE GETTING BRACES ON OCTOBER 23, 2000. PLEASE WRITE BACK TO
ME ON THIS WEB PAGE ABOUT THE LATEST COOL STYLES AND COLORS FOR BRACES
AND RUBBER BANDS! THANKS! BY THE WAY, GREAT WEBSITE!!!!!!
HAMILTON, MA USA -
I'm twenty-five and just got braces for the first time. Your website
was very helpful, esp. the personal accounts and journals. Thank you for
sharing your experiences with us!
Memphis, TN USA -
when they put on the spooky braces I could feel the spooky toe crumbs
in between the braces and my teeth If you know what I mean
Transvilania, MA USA -
HI. I HAVE A QUESTION TO ASK ANYBODY IN THIS WORLD WHO WOULD FEEL
FREE TO ANSWER IT. ALL I WANT TO ASK IS THAT WHEN YOU'RE IN THE PROCESS
OF GETTING BRACES BY THE ORTHODONTIST DOES THE ORTHODONTIST PUT YOUR BRACES
ON YOUR BOTTOM AND TOP TEETH AT THE SAME TIME OR DOES HE FOR INSTANCE PUT
YOUR BRACES ON YOUR BOTTOM TEETH FIRST AND THEN SCHEDULE THE APPOINTMENT
FOR YOUR FRONT TEETH BRACES? THAT IS ALL I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW? I WOULD
GREATLY APPRECIATE IT IF SOMEONE WOULD ANSWER ME BACK ON THIS GUESTBOOK
PAGE? THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAMILTON, MA USA -
I just recieved my braces yesterday july 21 200 it really didnt hurt
untill i got a chain put on my front teeth and spacers in the back they
really hurt you know that
Bowling Green , KY United States -
I'm 17 and I've had my braces for about 3 1/2 months. They seriously
get on my nerves, but it's fun watching my teeth move as they get straighter.
Madison, IN USA -
HI!!!!!!!!! IT's me again!!!!! REmember when I told you about my
recent records appointment with the orthodontist. When I was there they
put this kind of goo in my mouth to make impressions of my teeth!!!!!!
IT TASTED LIKE BUBBLE GUM!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hamilton, Massachusetts USA -
Hi.Yesterday I went to the orthodontist for my records appointment.
The next appointment will be on September 7, 2000. That is the day that
my mom and Dad conference with the orthodontist about getting my braces
and the expenses and cost of my braces, etc. This web site is helpful to
me because it is something I know is here to help me choose colors, ETC!!!!!
BYE!!!! P.S. See ya on September 7, 2000!!!!!!!!
Hamilton, Massachusetts USA -
I recently went to the orthadontist and he said I should get braces
because of my overbite. At first I refused, I mean if you got a choice
on whether or not to get braces, You wouldn't exactly want to walk around
with metal things on your mouth if you didn't have to. He showed me pictures
of how they coud permanently damage your teeth and that TOTALLY put me
off. He also told me I would have to wear a headbrace to hold the braces
in place at night. Like NO WAY. My teeth don't bother me at all so I decided
not to get them (after writing a list on the good and bad things) I stressed
out alot, worrying but I think I made the right decision. If your thinking
about getting them make a list of the good and bad things. It really helps.
Dear Girl or Boy, Thanks you for showing me a book.But i am getting
braces too. Is that hurt alot? Show me what did to frist? Are braces is
hurt to put on teeths.I am going braces pretty soon! SO i am scard about
braces. So g2g bye. Thanks paulina
casco, MI USA -
I HAVE HAD BRACES FOR 4 DAYS NOW. THE ONLY THING THAT I CAN SAY IS
THAT THEY HURT AND YOUR TEETH ARE SORE. IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT HAVING
OR HAVE BRACES YOU HAVE TO CUT THINGS YOU NORMALLY WILL EAT INTO PIECES
LIKE: SANDWICHES, PEACHES, PLUMS, ETC... PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY
OTHER QUESTIONS I WILL GLAD TO ANSWER THEM. THANK YOU. I SAY THEY HURT
BUT THE PAIN IS WORTH IT BECAUSE THEN AFTER THE DOCTORS TAKE THEM(THE BRACES)
YOUR TEETH WILL BE VERY PRETTY. THANK YOU, GRACIAS, JESSI
palatka, fl USA -
I have Braces abd I really hate them but they don't hurt that much
and I will have a beatuiful smile in the end!!:)
Bensalem, PA USA -
although i am not a tougue thruster, i am a tougue sucker. no, really,
i suck on my tougue. it is the worst habit you could ever get into. not
only does it make your front teeth protude, it also makes your palet higher,
which is also not good. that cause your jsw 2 be very narrow. you end up
w/buck teeth. and people call you names. if you feel you r getting into
the habit of tougue sucking, stop yourself imediatly! trust me on that
one. And if you r a tougue sucker, and r getting braces, if you continue
2 suck after you get ur braces off, you will ruin your smile. it will cause
your teeth to go into the same position that your parents paid so much
money to put a stop 2. if you ahve any questions on tougue sucking, or
cdan relate 2 my problemm e-mail me.:>E
M/J., SK CaNaDa -
Wow, what a great website! I am in college and will be graduating
to become a teacher in about 1 year. This website is certainly one i will
use in my class room. The students did a great job! Thanks!
Becky Kimbrough <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Las Vegas, NV USA -
I was scared about getting braces. I was scared about the pain. But
after checking in on this web site, I totally became aware of my foolishness!
THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO ENCOURAGE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Phoenix, Arizona USA -
Next Monday I am going to the orthodontist to have a consultation.
If anybody has ever had a consultation before, please E_MAIL ME AND TELL
ME WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT! I would greatly appreciate this!!! And if any
of you that are going to get braces are scared about the pain of it. Don't
worry. Because it's totally worth it. I love this web site by the way.
I think it's pretty cool!!!! I'm totally obsessed with braces!!!!! I LOVE
BRACES!!! All my life I have had gross crooked teeth. I think it might
of affected my speech the way my teeth are positioned. This is really going
to change my life! Sorry about being so obsessive in my talk but it's just
that I'm reelly excited about the whole thing!!! I might get titanium or
gold braces but all my friends have silver braces so I will probably end
up getting silver braces. I will be getting my braces after my mom and
dad's conference with the orthodontist on SEPTEMBER 7, 2000. I have to
admit that I'm a braces freak!!!!!!! If anybody else that loves braces
as much as my conversation has showed feel free to e-mail me!!!! Then I
will know that I am not the only braces freak in MASSACHUSETTS!!!!!! THANK
YOU AND HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!! ADIOS AMIGO!!!!!
Hamilton, Massachusetts USA -
I've had braces for 2 1/2 years!! Yuck... when I was little I would
put rubber bands and paper clips (bad!!) in my mouth because I wanted to
make it look like I had braces!! When I get them off I will never stick
anything metal in my mouth again!! :) See ya
Chehalis, wa USA -
im 13 years old, i have had so many ORAL SURGERIES, i could be a
ortho. myself! Lets not get into Gore...What i can say is if you have to
wear rubberbands..DO IT! I added one full year onto my braces and i STILL
Have them on my 4th year!!! If you forget to wear your braces for a few
days...and you have an ortho. appointment soon..wear your rubberbands 24
a day..you'll be suprised on how fast your teeth move, its a bit pain full
but you dont get yelled at!
IL USA -
Hi. I'm getting braces within 60 days. I'm scared about it so somebody
please e-mail me and tell me how it all works. Thanks
Hamilton, Massachusetts USA -
braces can be fun
braces should be fun. ok, adios amigos
I just want to let those people that are swearing and using inappropriate
language in all that God loves you and you need some help from him and
that you should also stop using such gross language because it's pretty
darn strange to me!!!!
not to be known
chicago, Illinios USA -
Maegan, Braces just hurt the first, second, and third days. After you've
had 'em 4 a while, they don't hurt n e more. Trust me, I know. Lotsa luv (&
CA USA -
i had braces put on this morning and they r killing i have a spring
in the roof of my mouth and they kill you cant eat anything apart from
I am getting braces and I really don't know what colors to get. I
think I'll get pastel blue & Pastel purple.
NJ USA -
I got braces and they hurt for a week but they don't hurt anymore after
that. So all you people out there that are getting braces it doesn't hurt that
much like everyone says they do. Take-it from me I had them and I still have
them but Hey, it will be o.k.~~Jenni~~
Tx USA -
I LOvE BRACES ILOVE WERD PEOPLE
gp, tx USA -
I am Going to get braces soon and i am sceared=(
GP, TX USA -
Hey I need braces and I dont know what colors to get. Any suggestions?
Gainesville, VA USA -
Hey I absoulutely love this site! IT is so interesting about braces,
all you need to know! Keep on addin and stuff! I lub this this site kids!
Whiteville, NC USA -
I got braces yesterday, June 21, 2000. I am 37 years old and wanted
to read about life with braces. Thanks for putting this site together.
Congratulations on a great, informative, and fun page! Take care! CIndy
Cindy Albertson <email@example.com>
Raleigh, NC USA -
Hi!!! I'm Mike and I have braces. I would like to say that this is
a pretty cool site. I am in grade 12 and graduating in a few days. I have
had braces, retainers and headgear since I was 12. I am even captain of
the football team. Having braces isn't really that bad, unless you have
had them for 6 years. I don't even kow why I still have them on but the
orthodontist insists that I still need them. My parents have spent over
15, 000 to pay for all my appliances including 3 sets of different braces.
I will probably have a mouth full of metal for the rest of my life but
hey it could be worse, or could it? I can't wait until they off and I never
want to see braces ever again!!!!! I don't mean to scare anyone it's just
that my experience with braces hasn't been such a good one.
FL USA -
This sight was great because it explained to me that braces aren't
a bad thing. At first I was scared to get them, but know I kinda want them.
Again thank you for the interesting sight, Ariel
chico, ca USA -
In 34 days, I will be getting braces. I was really nervous about
it. Then i found your site in a magazine. It helped me to understand everything
that is about to happen. I'm not nervous anymore, I'm excited! My teeth
will finally be fixed. thanx, Elise
M.J., Canada -
I got my braces put on today, and after reading the lists of foods
you can't eat this whole expirience seems hideously depressing! No bagels,
chicken, licorice, peaches, red meat or hard food? It makes it seem like
all you can eat for 2 years (or longer) is yogurt and soft mushy food.
I'm already getting frustrated because I can't eat anything with texture!
I'm sure it will get better though!
roseville, ca USA -
I am 19 years old and am getting my CLEAR braces today! I would like
to say to all of you who have or are getting braces: STICK TO IT! You don't
know how lucky you are to be getting braces early on in life. I am in college
and will have to wear braces for probably twice as long as some of you
do because I had to wait so long. Thank your parents for caring enough
about you to get you a beautiful smile that you can be proud of and not
have to hide!! Thank them. And good luck!!!
Lansing, MI USA -
Hi! I'm going to get braces!
ohio USA -
Hi, Does anyone in here wear headgear? If so, please email me and tell me
about your headgear and I'll tell you about mine!
Kansas United States Of America -
Well, I've had various forms of oral appliances (including braces)
since 1993. Braces themselves aren't bad, but a month or so ago I asked
my Orthodontist how long I would have to wear my retainer, and he said
the rest of my life. I'm sorry but i'm not going to be wearing a retainer
when I'm in college, even if it's only at night.
Conyers, GA USA -
I think that this sectionof your web page is very good because it
informs kids about braces and what they'll have to go through if they get
Courtice, Ontario Canada -
Hi my name is Sara. Am getting braces in three days and am scare but i had
a bad time when people are in my mouth last month i had a tooth pull and it
was not a baby tooth! so am like alittle scare but i have a question did it
hurt and how do they but on the brace i mean do they do one at a time or the
whole thing? am i would like to talk to you some time see yea bye bye and wish
me good luck!! :)
kissimmee, fl USA -
I had my braces put on a week ago. It only hurt when my dentist put
the brackets on. The colors that I picked were pink, blue, and green. Those
are all my favorite colors. But I'm stil deciding what colors to put on
next time. Here's some advice for anyone who is getting braces, or just
got them put on. It hurts for a little while, but when you get used to
them ,they're really a lot of fun!!!! Don't let braces ruin your life!!!
You can still do all the same things, and eat most of your favorite foods!!!!!
Well that's all for now, enjoy your straight teeth, Sara.
Abotsford, B.C. Canada -
this is such a cool site!! I got braces the other day, and i'm going thru
perth, WA australia -
I know most people think that it's ok to eat hard candy with braces,
but the truth is it's not. My friend had just gotten braces and she ate
a hard candy. Instead of sucking she chewed it and it made 1 of her braces
VERY loose. That could end up costing alot of money, especially after just
getting the braces on. So stick to sucking when it comes to hard candy!
Onalaska, WI USA -
Hi, I just got braces today and they hurt a whole lot!! I sorta think
it is kinda weird how in this girls "Journal" that she never mentioned
pain. Well I mean it does hurt, but I know the pain varies. But still she
had to have been threw some sorta pain other then the canker sores. Peace
out metal mouths Jess :)
Fountain Hills, Az USA -
I have braces and I love this site
swift current, sk Canada -
I have read madeline's journal and I realised that Im not the only one who's
had problems with braces and I think that this has helped me realise that having/wearing
braces is cool and not bad at all. So I would like to thank madeline for writing
her journal and please couuld somebody E-mail me to talk about having braces,because
noboody else in my family has shared the experience of braces. from lauren
Hi, I got my brace 2 days ago and I'm in a lot of pain. I just hope
that it isn't going to be like that for the next 2 years that I've got
to have them. People who make fun of people with braces are really stupid
'cos after it has all worked the persons teeth would be exactly the same.
I think that this site is brilliant. Good luck to anyone else who has braces!
Beautiful site! Very informative and complete. I enjoyed the design
and the content, especially the content, tremendously. Thank you very much
for this great web site. I'm going to share it with my ESL students.
Richard Capozzi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New York, NY USA -
hey! i had braces for nearly 2 years. i hated them at the time, but
when i got them off i felt so good about myself and i'm so glad i had the
treatment now. if u're getting self-conscious and embarrassed about your
outward appearence (including the braces), try using the time to work on
your inside - your character. then when u get them off u'll b even more
beautiful on both the inside and the outside!! just put up with them, get
over it, and before u know it they'll b off.
Hi everyone! Yes, my name is really Angelica, however, my last name
is not really Pickles. I was just foolin' ya. I get my braces off in June,
I am so happy! Now I will have to wear a retainer, but that it better than
having braces, because you can take it out when it is making you mad. I
g2g now, bye and maybe Ill be back...
X, X USA -
I am 48 years old and I have had my braces for four days. I am also
a middle school administrator so now I know what my students are experiencing.
I enjoyed reading the ideas in your web-site they will be very helpful
to me in the next two years. Thank you for the great advice! :-)
Annandale, VA USA -
Hi I am 12 years old . Having braces is something to get used to
and I was surprised that it didn't even take too long . The worst part
is that I have to wear head gear for at least 12 hours of every day and
that isn't much fun . But I know that it will be worth it when I'm finished
Lacrete, Ab Canada -
I'm a braces wearing girl who loves: chocolate, The Simpsons, basketball,
and rock music. yours,
CA USA -
I am 14. I just had all of my braces put on. i had to have 4 teeth
pulled because of the size of my mouth. i think that the separators that
they put in are the worst part. This site is really cool!! <><
Seneca, MO USA -
WHAT A TOTALLY AWESOME SITE! FAR OUT! IT ROCKS!
Liverpool, England -
This is such a lovely lovely lovely site! I can SO relate to it! Expand
it, pleasse!!!!!!!!! Love, Beth
Albany, NY USA -
Getting braces wasn't that bad I got mine right before EASTER so
I got the color purple.
I want to ask if it hurted that much when you first goth them because
im going to need them soon,
Corpus, TX USA -
my braces hurt, even though everyone says they dont they do. ifs
pressure and sorenes, it hurts to eats ans talk and do n e thing
i have to gey braes i am so happy
riverside, ca USA -
I REALLY LIKED THIS WEB PAGE I WILL BE SURE THAT I WILL TELL MY FRIENDS
YOU CAN GET SOME GOOD INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE THANK YOU VERY MUCH
PORTERVILLE, CA USA -
I really want braces! But I don't think I need them?! They are so
so so so so pretty though!! HELPPPPPPPPP!
Whiteville, NC USA -
I've wanted braces all my life, now I'm finally getting them and
I'm scared! I think my color choice would be blue and orange. I'm only
2 months away from getting them! :)
i absouloutley love this site! it is the best. when i first got braces,
i didn't like them, but this site made me love them! it's awesome!
Orlando, FL USA -
I am going to get braces in two weeks. I was wondering: 1) Does it
hurt to get them? 2) Is there a special way to brushyour teeth or anything?
3) What foods can't you eat? 4) Are braces really as horrible as my friends
say they are? 5) I had a retainer and it was awful. Are braces worse than
retainers? Not that I didn't learn alot from the mini-skirt-tube-top-platform-shoe
girls or anything, but . . .
Thank U, Angela! Really that must B the best entry in the whole guest
book! Thanx again,
Sorry I misspelled your name, Channelle. I hate it when people misspell
my name. Sorry . . .
CA USA -
I have braces and they rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The colors I got
R pink and green. I'm trying 2 get every1 I know 2 wear red, white, and
blue 4 the 4th of July. Get red, white, and blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CA USA -
Um... Its a good website and everything, but all the pics are all
of gurls. Sorry about that entry below, i pushed enter by mistake. there
are guys out there that braces too, ya know.
I love this site! It's my favorite site of all time! I visit it twice, or
three times if I can manage it, daily! I don't have braces, but this site makes
me wish I did! It's soo cool
Seattle, WA USA -
I really like this site! I have braces and this site is really helpful
Hi! I thoroughly looked over this website, and I have a few comments and
suggestions for the creators. I shall start with the comments. (1.) It is very
informative. If I were getting braces, I would feel a lot better. (2.) I am
glad that you include celebrities who have had braces because lots of kids out
there look up to celebrities.[Many even think they were perfect] (3.) It is
very colorful and easy to read.-- Now I would like to make a suggestion: I feel
that it is neccessary to change the outfits of the girls on this website. I
noticed that they are all dressed like, um, well, I can not say on the internet.
They are all wearing tube tops, REALLY mini skirts, and about 8" heels.
i got my top section when i was 11. my brother had already gotten
his top and bottom,so he would give me advice. i just got my bottom section
today. my teeth hurt. my advice to kids who are geting braces is simply
this, make sure you find an orthodonist whos staff and him/herself lets
you know whats going to happen. dont be afraid to ask any questions. dont
get freaked out and try to pry off your braces,their there for a good reason
you'll get used to them after a while. remember, if someone doesnt think
its cool to have braces, and makes fun of you because you're "different",
it just means that they are either just being mean or dont know compleatly
about the purpose of braces. SAY NO TO DRUGS!! and yes to streighter. healthier
I JUST WENT TO THE ORTHADONTIST.IT WAS KIND OF A WEIRD FEELING TO GET MY
SEPERATORS.BUT IT ONLY TOOK 2 SECONDS TO PUT THEM IN.IM REALLY HAPPY YOUR DOING
THIS PROJECT.IT REALLY HELPS ME GET ALITTLE BIT COMMER.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY USA -
This is a great website. Anyway, I give this site 5 stars and a rubber band
in the bellybutton! INTEL INSIDE!
CA ! -
My niece at 11 years old will be introduced to braces, I will forward
this information to her. Knowing ahead what to expect from another kid,
feels like you are getting better direct information. This is wonderful.
Great job! Ms. Norman
LaVerne Norman <email@example.com>
Germantown, MD USA -
I've had braces since November '98....I got them right before a Drama
Peformance where I had to shout out loud. My orthodotist said it would
hurt...but suprisingly it didn't so to all those who are getting braces....it's
not very painful at all... it just depends.....my friend who got braces
the very same day as me still has pain from the sperators (????) well anyway....My
braces will be coming off in November of this year....if I'm lucky. :)
Trinidad and Tobago -
hey i just got rubber bands on my teeth yesterday and they still
hurt really bad!!!! i was wondering if i was alloud to take the rubber
bands off at all or if i have to keep them on???? it hurts so bad i cant
eat...... i have to chop soft food up and gum it to death!! what should
Hey! Me again I just wanted to say that if I need braces their gonna
have ta yank lots of teeth because Im 12 and Iv'e only lost 9 teeth! Thats
right! I didnt get teeth till I was 2! My mom thought I needed dentures!
Las Vegas, NV USA -
I went to the dentist yesterday and he told me that I may need braces
or else my canines would stick out (how attractive) So im looking all this
stuff up, and looking up a whole mess of Orthadontists too. When I went
to school another girl was getting her spacers put in soon. When we told
people who already had braces they thought a game of "Lets pick on the
new kids" would be fun. Man they made it sound astonishly agonizing, thank
goodness I found this sight.
Las Vegas, NV USA -
i had braces now my teeth are beautiful...they are totally worth
Hey Guys! I got braces three years ago. I get them off tomorrow.
Too bad I hadn't heard anout this site before today! I'll write tomorrow
about how it feels to have a retainer instead of braces. Bye!
?, ? USA -
I have to get braces over the summer. How many times do I have to
go to the orthidontist before i get my braces put on? I have never been
to the dentist in my life and i am 12 years old. Is that a bad thing?
Huger, SC USA -
Hi guys! (and gals) Im getting braces in a couple months. I was wondering
what colors to get for my ligatures. Email me. C ya. P.S. I agree with
Angela about the studying braces thingy.
Hello, My class is studing about Braces And I was wondering do you
no If it actually hurts when you get braces because I might need Braces
and all of my Friends say that it hurts really bad. And I was thinking
that you would probably no just about every thing about this kind of stuff
Sorry that Iam tacking up your time but I heard that you were really good
about awnersing these kind of question's please E-mail me a/s/a/p I would
be very happy if i didnt write this clerly to you does it hurt to get Braces????????????????
Thank you Alway's And from your favorit Fan!
Ashland, NE USA -
Hi, My class has been learning about braces and teeth. I have to
get braces. I don't think they will be a big deal though. Well I like your
website and when I need advise about braces I will come to your page!
Greenwood, Ne USA -
It was very interesting to see what happened to Madeline!
Ashland, NE USA -
I'm getting braces on today!!! AHHHH!! :#
MA USA -
Hey this si Meaghan i may need braces i am going to ask my denties
cause my other one said i did and the coler i want to start off is red
and balck or sould i get glow in the dark help me
n.y. USA -
My parents don't have money to get braces, but I need them. My teeth
are crooked and two hide behind some of my teeth. I just found this web
page and I think it is the greatest thing in the world.(besides christian
music.) Love courtnet
McLoud, OK USA -
Hello?Has anyone here gotten their braces?I am sooooooo nervous!Can
you email me about what it feels like?
OK, getting braces is not that bad. The only pain you have is when
he puts new things in your mouth like power chains, ties and pulls your
tooth out. It also hurts from pressure when you first get braces because
your teeth aren't that used to the braces. Trust me, you'll do fine!
Greensboro, NC USA -
I have to get braces very soon.I cant wait.I would like a few questions
answered:1)Why does it take so long to get it approved? 2)Any sugestions
on colors? 3)If you got to DR.Friedman email me or instant message me.
NY USA -
Hi I'm Poppy, I getting my braces in February 2001, I know it sounds quite
a long way away but I just can't wait, all of my best friends have them or have
had them and I was wondering if one of you could e-mail me on how you are coping
with braces. Love Poppy P.S I am 11 if you are wondering and would really appriate
it if you would write back because i don't know anyone who shares the same interests
Perth, W.A Australia -
Great website! I am 25 years old and I just had braces put on about
four days ago. Today is first day my teeth, gums, and mouth did not hurt!
I really like the recipes, and yes, I have lost at least five pounds since
I had my teeth pulled (about one month ago)! Keep up the great work!
Portland, USA -
I get braces in two months. Right now I have a retainer that is rainbow
colored. It's kind of annoying, though. I get my spacers in one month,
and the orthodontist says that I have to keep the spacers in for one month!!
Isn't that longer than normal? Please answer. Oh, I have one more question...
What color ligatures should I get for the first month? I have had trouble
deciding between yellow, brown, green, and purple. My mother wants me to
get brown, because that is our family color. (In Bulgaria, each family
has a color.) Please help me decide. Thank you very much.
Ghistowitz, X Bulgaria -
Hey! I liked the website, but i think the story about Sandy is a
little too short. It doesnt accurately tell what braces are like, either.
Maybe you should clean that up. Good Luck!
RI USA -
One day I found out that I was going to get braces.And it was on
the 29th.I was exited and scared at the same time.WHen I got to the orthodontists
office they put cotton balls in my mouth,YUCK!After they put them on they
felt weird and the backets kept hurting my lips.
Salem, nh USA -
I have braces! They don't hurt. Your teeth are yellow in your pictures.
To make things fun, you and your friend should get the same color bands.
I did, and it make things a lot more fun.
hi i got my braces on a month ago and 2 days the first time i got thme on
i made a mess of theme and i had orndge and turquise theye didnt look normal
thene the secent time around i go purple its the 2 day of my last ammouintment
and nothing is loose i like braces i was dying for braces everone thinks i look
better in braces i look normal now and thheye are gonna straten out my teeth
i am 13/f/ny and i go to the north east othrodontic email me
ballston spa, ny USA -
I got my braces today. They really hurt! I keep biting my cheek.
The wax does not work. People say that I look good in braces but do they
feel good? No Way! I hate braces!
Albany, NY USA -
It's really good site I'm a dental hyginist in southkorea. I'm working
in orthodontic office now. It's very helpful to me. Thanks for everything.
seoul, south korea -
I'm getting my braces on the day after Easter and I'm nervous. Plus,it's
a major bummer since it's the day after Easter and I won't be able to eat my
candy. One of my friends said to melt the chocolate and drink it but I'm not
to sure about that!!
North Huntingdon, PA USA -
I want braces how can I convence the dentist for them?
Orangeburg, S.C. USA -
I really enjoyed reading about braces .This web page has showed me that
even if I have braces I am not weird case thats what I thought.I have had braces
for seven months and it is very good that I did because I had a major overbite.
Thanks for setting up a web page for us braced up babes.I feel totally different
now that I have read this. Love The One And Only Melissa
EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA -
Hi I really like your web page and what you did for the people with braces.
I've had braces for 3 and a half months now and I don't really care what people
think of me cos' all my friends teased me cause I have huge teeth. Well thanx
for setting up a wonderful web site for the bracey people. Well thanx for the
chat Love from Jessica
East London, South Africa -