why i have to wear my braces for so l...

why i have to wear my braces for so long?

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Portsmouth, VA

#1 Nov 15, 2008
i have been wearing my braces for about 1 and 3/4 of a year. my teeth are now straight. and i have been wearing 1/8 elastics for about 4-5 months. i always wear my rubber bands. so i went to my orthodonist and they said i need to wear them until at least the spring of next year.

this is so stupid. i hate braces. im about to just take them off myself. i can never eat unless i take out rubber bands then put them back in. i am limited to the things i can eat because my braces are fragile and break easily.

i have put up with these for almost 2 years and im sick of it. what do i do?

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Nov 26, 2008
deal with it.

Montréal, Canada

#3 Dec 15, 2008
Small price to pay for having perfect teeth your whole life.
My braces have been on now for 19 months. Yea, it sucks not being able to eat everything you want and putting in the elastics is a real bitch. But after everything is said and done, the results will be well worth it.

North Adams, MA

#4 Jan 6, 2009
ive had braces on for 5 years.
they would most likely be off already if i wore my damn rubberbands.
just deal with it,
you will have great teeth in the end!:D

La Jolla, CA

#5 Feb 5, 2009
I know how you feel. I've had mine on for only 6 months and My teeth are perfect. But no, he said 7 more months. and they are gonna come off right after pictures. this suckss.

United States

#6 Feb 18, 2009
your bite is probably off.

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