(Closed) Anybody have braces?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t have them now, but had them when I was younger…. you will not regret it!  Just hang in there and think you’ll have perfectly straight teeth for the wedding.

I used to just try to do a closed mouth smile 🙂

Post # 5
2867 posts
Sugar bee

I had braces, spent 2.5 years with them on!  When I got them off, they incorrectly made my bottom retainer.  I wore my retainers 24/7 and was in so much pain, then I noticed my bottom teeth had shifted.  When they tried to fix it with a spring form retainer, my teeth were too far gone 🙁  So while they’re straighter than what they were, they aren’t perfect like I had them!  Maybe eventually I’ll get them again.

Post # 6
711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Whoa whoa whoa. I just got mine off in December! I got engaged December 1st and have NO pics from it, bc I was like “eh, I have braces on, so forget it.” Then I got my braces off two weeks later.

They will be off soon and then you will be so happy! Whiten them up and take a million pics.

Also, sometimes orthodontists will tighten them more frequently or do a faster treatment/tightening regimen if they know you have an event. Have you asked them about that?

Post # 7
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Dude i had braces for SIX YEARS. You will be SO HAPPY when you get them off. Just hang in there! And you may want to think about getting your teeth whitened after. Mine were pretty dingy afterwards. I still have some permanent weird staining where the glue was on my toofers.

Anyways, hang in there!!!!!!!

Post # 8
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I do! I am not anywhere near engaged yet, but I still feel your pain! I hate having pictures taken, and I even have the ceramic ones. My dentist kept telling me I didn’t need braces but eventually my bite progressed to where I did, so I got them when I was 19. Luckily, mine come off in two days yay! Good luck with yours- hopefully they will be off soon, and your teeth will definitely be so gorgeous for your wedding!

Post # 9
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

i had them in high school but i understand what you’re going through. i didn’t mind mine though. i mean, with braces AND glasses, i wasn’t going to worry about it. lol.

but they’ll be off before you know it! i got mine off the week of prom and when my ortho told me, i jumped out the chair and hugged him.

Post # 10
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It’s funny you mentioned this because I just posted a thread yesterday about a a photog’s snarky comments on my braces. Basically, I was looking for a photog to do our e-pics and one of the first comments she said (without me even bringing this up) was…

“Don’t you think we should shoot the pics when you get your braces off?”.

She was even trying to get me to talk my orthodontist to get them off for the day and put them back on!

I have been wearing metal braces for a bit more than 4 years…or is it 5? It has dragged out this long because I moved around a lot and had to keep changing orthodontists.

But for me I’m ok with them, they have become a part of my life and have shown up in every photo in the pst 5 years. The whole time I dated my SO was with braces so seeing them off will definitely be something new:)

I agree with you that closed lip seems unnatural…just show off your braces or photoshop them off? Either way best of luck! I’m sure your e-pics we be great!


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