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Coloured Bands for Fixed Braces
Ok... Yes I know this isn't a type of fixed brace, but I didn't know where else to put it!
As well as the standard, grey bands, you can also get coloured bands.
So you can go for green and red for a christmas feel, or show team solidarity by choosing the colours of your local football/baseball/rugby/etc team!
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JH () - 18/Sep/2002 1:31:47 PM
Anyone know where I can get info on getting coloured bands?
Susie (email@example.com) - 13/Oct/2002 5:07:15 PM
I also don't know where to put this...what are the coloured bands made out of? My daughter has started having problems with her lips swelling, being extremely dry and chapped, very red and painful. I need to know if the bands might have latex in their composition and she has possibly developed an allergy to latex or something else in conjunction with her braces. She has had the braces on for about 10 months now. No problems until around the end of July. Now it is constant. Thanks.
Max (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 16/Oct/2002 12:42:52 AM
Does anybody know a site that has colourd bands infomation? Thanks
Luke Robinson (email@example.com) - 22/Oct/2002 7:46:17 PM
Im getting fixed braces soon and i cant wait to get the colored bands on the brackets.if anyone has any pics, send them to my website. bye
Maddie (???) - 24/Oct/2002 7:27:27 AM
Hey I ahve a few questions. i have braces on my top eight teeth, I was wondering if they hurt when they come off? also anyone know a good colored band sight? thanks!
maddie () - 24/Oct/2002 7:28:14 AM
Oh yeah mine are light purple and blue! they are getting tightened nov 29th and cant wait to get green and red!
Ela () - 25/Oct/2002 3:34:48 AM
colored bands r cool! I'm gonna get braces soon and they're gonna be light pink and light blue! yay!! I can't wait!!
Lashaunda H. () - 25/Oct/2002 2:04:24 PM
I will be getting braces soon! I have heard so many things about getting them both good and bad but I can't help to be so excited! I can't wait to get there.
Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 03/Nov/2002 11:40:53 AM
I'm getting fixed braces next tuesday and I'm really excited because they're meant to be really fashionable but also kinda nervous because some peeps have said it hurts! I've already had 4 fillings, 2 teeth out and a removeable brace, so it can't hurt as much as all those...Hopefully!! I've decided I'm gonna have purple and blue coloured bands! Melissa xx
Rika (RikaCB@aol.com) - 16/Nov/2002 10:56:02 PM
im gettin braces soon and i cant wait to get the colored bands if anyone has pictures please email to me.
Lia () - 21/Nov/2002 7:25:14 PM
I'm not too excited about getting my braces, but I'm trying to make it fun for myself - I'm going to ask the dentist thing if I can get purple and blue!!! :-)
maranda wiese (Wiesemar@augusta.k12.wi.us) - 24/Nov/2002 3:37:35 PM
Hey, I want braces but my mom won't let me get them cause they cost to much... I want them really bad... maranda
Beth () - 26/Nov/2002 11:47:37 PM
People that say braces don't hurt are damned lucky. They hurt like a bitch when they get tightened. But that's only for a coupla days and then they don't hurt till they're tightened again.
groovybabe (email@example.com) - 01/Dec/2002 6:40:53 PM
im getting traintrcks and im quite scared ive got 5days till i get them. aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh
faye (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 01/Dec/2002 6:44:12 PM
ive had 7 teeth out and am haveing my traintracks on the 6th of dec! im nevous
() - 09/Dec/2002 6:00:17 PM
Do you have to get all your baby teeth out before you get braces on?
() - 10/Dec/2002 7:41:11 AM
my dentist told me that flossing is unnecessary of u brush properly...is that true? and how exactly do u have to brush? pls reply. thaks
allie to ela () - 13/Dec/2002 2:52:30 AM
yeah you do have coolored bands for fixed braces. Fixed just means that they are cemented in your mouth. I have navy blue light blue and silver
. () - 21/Dec/2002 6:01:03 AM
heard from pple that the tightening for the 1st time is painful...isit true?
ELa (...PLEASE ANSWER MY ?) - 22/Dec/2002 4:01:14 PM
I'm getting braces in 5 days and I'm REALLY excited!! I can't wait! But I can't decide which colors I should choose...light blue n lime green...light blue n light pink...light blue n light purple...which one??? If you have any other color combinations,tell me.
() - 22/Dec/2002 6:10:34 PM
LIME GREEN AND HOT PINK!
. () - 23/Dec/2002 1:37:11 PM
hmz...i would go for the lighter less prominent colours 1st... i mean since its the 1st colour... later then change to brighter ones.
() - 23/Dec/2002 6:12:36 PM
Get the colors on the picture at the top of the page!
() - 23/Dec/2002 6:13:00 PM
If I were you then I would get all Yellow!
Ela (....) - 23/Dec/2002 7:59:33 PM
I wanna do 2 colors. 11:10:24 PM
I'm getting braces in 3 days!! YAY!! I am SO happy! BRACES ROCK!!
. (.) - 27/Dec/2002 2:41:41 PM
what is the rubber band connnecting the top braces to the bottom braces for? is it necessary to put it? ple reply asap. and good luck Ela for ya` braces!
Ela (email@example.com) - 28/Dec/2002 2:39:26 AM
HI people's! I got braces 2 day! Top AND bottom...they feel weird.Will this "weirdness" go away? :)
() - 28/Dec/2002 3:10:32 AM
Can you feel every single bracket on your teeth?
() - 28/Dec/2002 3:11:49 AM
Tell us how they put them on? Tell us every step and what you felt like. I can't wait to hear your story!
() - 28/Dec/2002 3:12:13 AM
ELA please answer the one above! thanks!
() - 28/Dec/2002 1:17:27 PM
i went to the orthodontist this morning. am thinking of getting braces - the ceramics kind.. has anyone have this type fixed on them?
() - 28/Dec/2002 1:56:20 PM
what is the rubber band connnecting the top braces to the bottom braces for? is it necessary to put it? ple reply asap.
Ela () - 29/Dec/2002 4:02:05 PM
ok,this is how they put braces on...it's really simple. First,they put on this mouth opener,as i call it. It opens your mouth up really wide so they can reach your back teeth. Then they put the cement on the brackets,which is sort of like glue. After that,they put the brackets on your teeth. When they're done doing that, they weave the archwire through your brackets. That's when you start to feel a little pressure on your teeth. If your ortho allows you to,you get to choose the colors.(i chose blue n purple). They take a little tool to put the color "donuts" on and it goes around your brackets. And that's all! It's the same for both your jaws.
Ela () - 29/Dec/2002 4:03:57 PM
P.S. They didn't put the metal bands around my back teeth, so I don't know about that.
() - 29/Dec/2002 10:19:09 PM
Ela when was the first time you got to see your mouth after they put on the braces and what did you think?
Ela () - 30/Dec/2002 3:10:34 AM
Ok,well,when I first saw my mouth was when I was in the restroom after they put on my braces. I thought- "WHOA!" That's a lot of metal! I thought it looked weird on me,but now I'm used to it and I like it :)
ritt (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 01/Jan/2003 9:56:31 PM
Hi ya all! I have a lot of friends that have braces and some say they hurt (I don't care about pain). My problem is I am allergic to metal so I don't know what they are going to do.If you have the same problem e-mail me!!!!
lala () - 02/Jan/2003 12:15:46 PM
what is the rubber band connnecting the top braces to the bottom braces for? is it necessary to put it? pls reply asap.
() - 07/Jan/2003 11:01:23 AM
i had braces fitted yesterday, and didnt expect them to hurt soo much..ouch!
??? (???>>???) - 09/Jan/2003 6:20:39 AM
I have braces on my top teeth. I thought it would look weird but it doesnt. I like them. I got 2 colors first but since I have had only one color I think one looks much better. especially like a blue or silver. THOSE LOOK GOOD. Mine dont hurt when I get them adjusted. They hurt a bit when they went on but not to much. for mine all they did was put some gross tasting stuff on my teeth to clean them, then they put cement on then they put each bracket, they used a light to make it dry. then i picked colors and they put them on. When getting mine adjuseted the worst part is when they put the bands on. THEY HURT. They push really hard on your tooth. If you have any more Q? please let me know!
Jerry () - 09/Jan/2003 11:32:31 PM
I think the rubber band connecting the top teeth to the bottom teeth is to cure an overbite.
Emily (email@example.com) - 12/Jan/2003 4:02:06 AM
I like this kind. This is the kind that I am getting.
() - 16/Jan/2003 1:29:31 AM
I heard someone say that it takes 2 hours to get your braces on, is this true? Please tell me!!!!!
() - 16/Jan/2003 4:08:08 AM
Dude, it probably shouldn't take 2 hours to put braces on, unless you get tops and bottoms on at the same time with other stuff. When I got my tops put on, it was like 15 minutes to fit the bands on top and bottom, and then another 20-30 to put on the actual brackets. 2 months later, i had the bottoms put on in 20 minutes. The only thing that takes alot of time is fitting the bands on the back teeth! This is my second time having braces, and they have new ways to make things quicker!
() - 17/Jan/2003 1:14:11 PM
what happens aft u take out the retainers aft like say, 6 months? cos my friends teeth moved crooked.
Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 23/Jan/2003 6:45:33 PM
What would you say is the most discreet colour? Does white stain? Is there a "tooth colour"?
Ela () - 26/Jan/2003 4:41:55 AM
hi people!! I have a question. I have braces and a huge overbite...will my outer appearance change when I fix the overbite? If so,in what way?
Pat (email@example.com) - 27/Jan/2003 11:18:07 PM
I am looking to find where i can get the rubber bands from so that i can buy some please if anyone knows please email me A.S.A.P
jessica hearty (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 30/Jan/2003 12:25:06 PM
i think these are quite pretty how much are they if ur under 12 yrs old because im only 10 but ive had all my teeth pulled out early by the dentist so i can braces quicker
Justin () - 07/Feb/2003 6:10:20 AM
Does anybody know what bands feel like when they put it on the molars?
shilppyangel () - 07/Feb/2003 1:50:45 PM
Hi Peeps!!!! So does it hurt to get braces(i don't really remeber it was 3 ytears ago, the last time i had them)????? I am getting braces in 4 days!!!!! I am so excited. I've had braces before and i did not like them that much the first time, but now im so excited to get them on again, cause all my freinds have braces and we are all going through the same thing. I am thinkning of getting light blue and silver or light blue and lime green. Does anybody have any other color combinations?
() - 07/Feb/2003 1:53:57 PM
The price for braces is different with every orthodontist. Ask yours to find out.
rika () - 08/Feb/2003 3:49:16 AM
braces dont hurt at all to me not even when they tightten them. people said they would but they dont the only prob is when i seep the wire cuts my cheek when there is no tooth but it dont really hurl except 4 in the morning when i wake up but other than that nothing
() - 08/Feb/2003 4:09:17 AM
Ela-when did u get your braces on and how long do u have to keep them on? Did it hurt?
() - 08/Feb/2003 4:10:33 AM
to rika-from silpa-ask your ortho for wax
Ela () - 09/Feb/2003 3:55:24 AM
I got my braces on at the end of Dec. I have to have them on for 2 years. It didn't hurt at all when they put them on. But after about 2 days, I started feeling some pressure.
rika () - 09/Feb/2003 9:39:11 PM
to-silpa i have wax but where it is cutting into my mouth there i no tooth therefore the wax wont cover the wire. it only cuts through the wax
() - 10/Feb/2003 12:57:10 AM
thanx for the help Ela. I am getting my braces on in 2 days!!!!!!!
Silpa () - 10/Feb/2003 12:59:51 AM
to rika-oouchh! I guess it does hurt then if u don't have any wax. I hope i don't run across that prob. I am getting my braces on in a few days!
() - 10/Feb/2003 3:04:37 AM
I have screaming pink and plum crazy. it looks awesome
Justin () - 10/Feb/2003 3:07:01 AM
What is it like when you get your Bands on? Any pain? Please answer. Later
() - 10/Feb/2003 3:12:59 AM
the most awesome colors are screaming pink, plum crazy, lime green, killer orange, mediteranian blue, and yellow
Rika () - 11/Feb/2003 3:22:37 AM
to justin- it doesnt hurt to get your bands on or not to me. I think its just what your tolerance of pain is
Justin () - 12/Feb/2003 12:39:30 AM
Ya, I had my bands fitted yesterday, I get my braces on february 27th
() - 09/Mar/2003 3:58:08 PM
I just got my braces on last Tuesday and they hurt like hell. Does anybody have any tips? My ortho gave me like this medicine for the sores on my cheeks and wax to prevent further cuts. How long does the pain last, and how long will u keep getting cuts in your mouth?
Riley () - 12/Mar/2003 12:08:30 AM
If you are at the airport can you go through the metal detector with braces without it alarming?
() - 14/Mar/2003 4:36:08 PM
I have to get braces in about a month or so, and I heard that you can't eat sticky candy like Starburst or chew gum. I also heard that you can't eat popcorn. What foods could I still eat that's just as good?
() - 15/Mar/2003 1:21:52 AM
I am gettin BRACES on FRI and i wanted 2 know if they hurt I had 2 get 2 teeth pulled 2day and 2 more on WED (IT DIDNT HURT GETTIN MY TEETH PULLED) But i was nervous!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanna get NEON ORANGE & BLUE bands or NEON ORANGE & YELLOW bands or NEON ORANGE & RED bands which ones should i get? or if u have any other color combos tell me!!!!!!!!! BYE BYEZ ;)
() - 15/Mar/2003 3:26:00 PM
Braces don't hurt like the first couple of days. Then they start to hurt a lot and motrin, advil, tylenol helps for the pain. I got my braces on March 4 and when i went to bed at night the braces cut into my cheeks, so make sure to use wax. I had a lot of probs. so the ortho gave me this soothing flouride and this ointment to use for the sores. It works like a band-aid. I got pink and blue, but some other comboes that are good are neon green and blue or dark blue with red. Good Luck!!!!BYE!
Riley () - 16/Mar/2003 12:58:51 AM
i got my braces and bite plate two days ago. I haven't needed any medicine. Will the pain come in a few days or was I just luckly to not have any pain?
Riley () - 16/Mar/2003 1:01:11 AM
I got sparkly green and sparkly purple bands on my braces.
Severed () - 16/Mar/2003 8:58:08 AM
Well this is my story. I guess that the pain is relative to the person. For me, it took a turn for the worse. I had braces for 20 months, when I turned 14. To be honest, when I first got my braces, it HURT like hell. My mouth was VERY sore and my cheeks constantly got cut from the hooks on my 8 back bands. I had filling drinks, soup, and other foods that I did not have to chew for two weeks. I did not sleep the first night I had them on. After two weeks, I started eating foods that I would have to chew. But three weeks later (one week before my first tightening appointment), after I ate chewy foods, my doughnut elastics started breaking off, and my wire constantly popped out. Also every month, I did not get a choice of wearing colors every time with my braces, my first tightening appointment, I got switched to those painful tie wires and rubberbands. Tightening appointments were a nightmare for me. I liked how my braces looked on me and my friends loved how they looked but they were a huge pain. When I got them off I was way happy but I did not like the idea of having to wear a retainer since it was annoying, but now I really regret it because my teeth are going back to their original positions. :/ To those who are going to get their braces off soon, it does not hurt except for when they scrape the glue off (but that only hurts a little), and wear your retainer, because if you don't, than having braces is not worth the time and the money. Thank you for your time. :)
Severed () - 16/Mar/2003 9:03:58 AM
Chains weren't that fun either, though I only had to wear those a few of times. I'd say that, about half the time, I had tie wires instead of colored elastic doughnuts, and the other half, colored elastic doughnuts and chains.
() - 16/Mar/2003 3:43:09 PM
i realy like 2 look at the messages that ppl put in here! so if u have any more advice about braces ill be more than happy 2 read them. especally because i am getting them on friday! thx again BYE BYEZ ;)
Hannah Benjamin () - 17/Mar/2003 3:36:37 PM
I just got braces on my teeth, and I thought the spacers ( the little rubber bands that you get put on before you get braces) hurt much more. Was that normal? What does it mean?
Severed () - 17/Mar/2003 9:17:28 PM
Well I didn't get rubber spacers, I got metal ones and they hurt me a lot too... if they hurt than I guess that just means that you have tight teeth because I most certainly did... However, when I got braces I thought that they hurt more than the spacers, but like I said in previous posts, the pain is relative to the person.
Riley () - 19/Mar/2003 7:57:13 PM
I have to have my braces for 15 to 18 months and Hannah my spacers hurt more than my braces too.
Silpa () - 19/Mar/2003 10:02:18 PM
I have batces now, but when i had spacers before they didn't hurt at all. I dunno why. I guess it is just your tolerance level. By braces stopped hurting!!!!!! It doesn't even feel like they are there. I thought that the pain would never go away, but it did!!!! I am soooooooo happy!!!!
Chelsea () - 22/Mar/2003 7:55:09 PM
Any suggestions as to what color bands I should get? I'm going with the light colors, and I look good in blue. What else would look good with blue?
Severed () - 23/Mar/2003 12:26:54 AM
Blue goes with a lot of colors, virtually any other color. It also depends on the shade of blue that you want. But I must say, to stay away from white. It stains. I'm glad I never got white elastics while I had braces on. ;) I got a lot of dark colors while I had braces on but half the time I got metal ties.
Chelsea (Fuzzywuzzychinchilla) - 23/Mar/2003 5:11:55 AM
About how often do you have to visit your orthodontist? Does it hurt when your brackets are tightened?
() - 23/Mar/2003 5:29:00 AM
You don't have to read these messages, so if it bothers you that much about people sharing experiences about having braces, than just don't read people's messages then! That's what this web page is here for!!!!
Chelsea () - 23/Mar/2003 5:52:16 AM
How many different colors of bands can you get? How many at a time?
Kylie () - 24/Mar/2003 6:27:23 AM
I'm going to be getting gold braces in the next couple of months, on my lower teeth only and am just wondering whether anyone has gotten coloured bands on gold brackets? or do you think that would look super wierd?
() - 24/Mar/2003 4:41:18 PM
I've had braces chelsea, and yes, it does hurt when the brackets r tightened. don't worry though, it only hurts for a few hours if you take Motrin, or Tylanol. you usually have to have them tightened atleast once a month. hoped this helped!
Ana () - 27/Mar/2003 9:43:48 PM
hi!!! I get braces in 18 days on april 16th and Im sorta worried mostly because none of my family has hed braces getting them on im not worried about its getting them off i heard it hurts and on my last ortho visit my dad took me and he doesnt ask questions and so now i have no idea if im getting top or bottem or both or fixed or full and two hours im definetly not that pacient and later im have ing gum surgery for two fused eye-teeth and im sort of worried HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
Silpa () - 28/Mar/2003 7:41:44 PM
hey ana!! My ortho said i have to have gum surgery, but it turned out i really didn't, but that's not the point. Anywayz, my dad didn't ask questions either and now i found out i have to wear elastics. I hate my life. If i knew i had to wear elastics, then i would of never gotten braces. Right now my teeth are pretty straight, but my parents want them even more straight, so i got braces for the seconbd time. I really didn't have 2 though. I think u should call or meet up with your ortho and ask him all your questions. I don't really remember if getting my braces of hurt, but when i got my braces on the second time, it hurt after a couple of days. I hope this helped. I didn't know what kinda braces i was getting eeither, but i assumed i was getting top and bottom and fixed braces, that would come of in about a year.
Oogle () - 29/Mar/2003 4:25:00 AM
I got braces on my lower teeth today.. it didn't really hurt except when the ortho pressed the cotton wads against my unhealed canker sore. And boy did it HURT. Last week, she put on these metal thinger for my bite plate. They were constantly cutting into my cheek! They're still sore. The ortho accidently scraped the bite plate wires onto my sores.. Ugh. Luckily, my teeth aren't that out of shape. I think treatment time for me is round a 18 months or so. I chose blue (bands) but then the ortho chose pink for some reason. I hate pink.
Rika () - 30/Mar/2003 5:21:17 AM
im goin back 2 the ortho on the 10th of april and i wanted to get colors that haev to do with easter. what should i get? i want to get somethin i havent gotten b4..ive had red, yellow, dk.green, dk blue, pink, silver,
Ana () - 30/Mar/2003 2:02:55 PM
Hello again well mum is back thank the lord and she called my ortho and we figured every thing out and my oral surgeon was my mum and dads next-door-neighboor so all is well thank you slipa for writing back!!now all I have to worry about is colours
Silpa () - 31/Mar/2003 5:00:17 PM
I got blue and pink, but any color combination looks good, except for a few. My friends wanted me to have a mouth full of pinky and bluey bands, so i decided to get pink and blue. They were all really happy.
Keren Emirali (email@example.com) - 01/Apr/2003 6:08:10 PM
Hi i had my rubber spacers put in today and it kills. Some people said that these hurt more than the braces is that true? oh yeah if your having braces soon i can give u a step to step next week cos im having them in on 8th of april 2003! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Janne (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 03/Apr/2003 9:02:23 AM
I got 2 rubber bands to each side of my back teeth yesterday and they hurt a little, I will get 2teeth pulled out too and then on 10th april i will get braces only to my back teeth. Thats strange, do you have any idea how this works when i dont even have braces on my first teeth?
Rika () - 04/Apr/2003 4:59:31 AM
sorry no idea....b4 i got my braces they had to pull 4 teeth and thats is and i dont have the metal bands that go all the way around your back teeth...my ortho put regular brackets on....he said i was responsible sounding..lol
() - 07/Apr/2003 11:14:43 PM
I need braces for 20 months. Some of my friend tell me that they hurt and some of them tell me that they don't. Do they???
() - 07/Apr/2003 11:17:28 PM
I want braces!!!!!!!! I need braces and i am sooooooooooooo excited. People say they hurt, but i don't care. i'm getting blue and green brackets.
Severed () - 09/Apr/2003 2:24:31 PM
Rika, tie wires are made of metal, they tighten braces better, I had those half the time instead of colors.
Rika () - 10/Apr/2003 2:52:23 AM
oh ok i dont think i want those...im cool with my donut bands
Rika () - 13/Apr/2003 11:11:50 PM
I do like the colors in the picture
jus me (tingrin :D) - 15/Apr/2003 5:21:40 AM
Rika - tie wires were awesome! they didnt hurt or anything. its when they take a really skinny wire and make it go round each bracket and then they twist it like 4 times or sumthin. thay look really awesome. now im not a huge fan of braces or nuttin but having tiewires is better than 'donuts' or chains. also since theyre so skinny, it makes your braces alot less noticable. ps (it feels neat when they put em on)
jus me (tingrin :D) - 15/Apr/2003 5:28:46 AM
I just got back from Hawaii. sooo much fun. I broke a bracket on a coconut :S
Ana () - 15/Apr/2003 12:50:38 PM
Hello wel I get my braces on tomorrow im a little exited and a little wooried but im ok these rubber spaces are annoying they hurt
Amanda () - 15/Apr/2003 3:23:10 PM
I think it would look cool if I got my mouth done like in the picture above. I don't think that they would take the time to do it though! lol Right now I have a bright lime green powerchain on my top teeth and I think it looks cool!
Rika () - 16/Apr/2003 4:24:53 AM
do powerchains hurt? i heard they do! I want one but i dont think i will get one until later on
ana () - 16/Apr/2003 11:10:57 PM
I got my braces today I got dark green thier pretty cool looking. the worst part is when they put on the molor band that hurts!!!!!!!!!! well bye
() - 26/Apr/2003 6:27:14 PM
Is it normal for your brackets to come off frquently in the first 2 months after you get your braces. Since I got my braces on March 4, 2 brackets have completely come off and one bracket beacme extremely loose.
Jesika (email@example.com) - 30/Apr/2003 3:19:54 AM
Hey Guys, this is my third month for braces, and i just got them tightened yesterday!! and WOW do they hurt!!!..i dont have to keep mine on for very long...and i've heard that chains or whatever they are called...hurt..??..what are chains??..and do they really hurt??..oh and bit of advice for those of you choosing colors....DONT get like the clear pink because it stains..no matter how much you brush your teeth!!..and for all of those who are gettin braces...the glue taste GROSS!!..and they do hurt....whoever told you they didn't they are trippin! but yeah if anyone has answers to my questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU!-JESIKA
*~Bex~* () - 09/May/2003 12:26:49 PM
Hi i'm getting braces in June 2003. I wuz wndering... Does it hurt when you have them put on and taken off? And will I have to have teeth out cos I is scared stiff of having teeth out, 1 more thing has any1 got any gud colour combinations? Reply ASAP Thanx alot *~Bex~*
Vic (email@example.com) - 10/May/2003 6:22:40 AM
Hi I'm getting braces on Wednesday, and many people that I've come across says it looks so uncool and horrible but i dont know if it willl suit me. I also had to have an operation on my gum which enabled me to not eat anything for a couple of days. At first I was happy about it but now I don't have a clue aboutit. Please tell me something. I can't decided whether I'm scared or happy.
Kylie () - 13/May/2003 7:32:33 AM
i want to know whether the white elastics turn funny colours with what you eat? i know that clear ones would... i want to get black and white at some stage when i get braces in june.
Rika () - 14/May/2003 2:50:31 AM
black is a tight color to get. I got it today when i went to the ortho.
Kylie () - 14/May/2003 11:37:30 PM
tight colour? you mean like not many ortho's have it? it might be different here in australia. but i can ask about it when i go. rika, what colour did you get with the black?
Rika () - 15/May/2003 12:24:38 AM
oh my bad excuse my american slang. I mean the color looks nice. I just got all blac cuz i had to get powerchains and i dont like 2 different colors when using powerchains
Kylie () - 15/May/2003 1:51:28 AM
what are power chains? i've been trying to look up information about them and can't really find a lot, or at least any with pictures to demonstrate. rika, when you don't have power chains, have you mixed the black with any other colours? which combo looks the best? even combos that don't have black...
Rika () - 16/May/2003 3:05:44 AM
well the color combos ive had so far are: red/yellow; red/pink; blue/purple; black/pink and thats about it. Ive had other colors but not mixed together. Umm a place where u can see them im not sure of try archwired.com and see if u can see them there but i aint sure so yeah
matt (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 18/May/2003 10:57:18 PM
what are the diffrent colors thet the bands come in? Do they cost extra money.
Rika () - 20/May/2003 1:26:59 AM
i guess they r made of latex or whatever rubber bands are made of. No they dont cost extra
Lauren (email@example.com) - 27/May/2003 4:59:40 PM
I got white elastics 2 weeks ago and I have been really careful about what I eat because I am going to a big wedding soon and have a cool candy pink outfit. DISASTER I wasn't thinking and ate a hotdog with American mustard - my elastics are bright yellow!!!! Is there anything I can do?
Kylie () - 28/May/2003 1:39:42 AM
hi lauren, wow, i was thinking of getting white elastics when i get my braces on, but if you said they changed that quickly, i might rethink my options! go to the orthodontist the day before the wedding and get them to change the bands, i'm sure they would if it was for a special occassion. good luck, post a message on here when you have done something!
Rika () - 07/Jun/2003 3:50:49 AM
so does white stain easily? i wanna try it next time and am even if it does but still does it....?
? () - 07/Jun/2003 9:10:40 AM
coloured bands are just to hold the wire onto your brackets. you can get them at any ortho that uses them (pretty much every one) but, they look really dorky if you are over the age of 12
RiKa () - 14/Jun/2003 2:19:37 AM
nevermind about the color white...my ortho doesnt even have it no more cuz it stains easily so forget that
Zoe () - 15/Jun/2003 5:10:52 PM
Im going to the orthodontist for the first time on thursday 19th. I am 15 and most of my friends have already had braces or they r coming off soon. My dentist was so slow @ refering me, id ont wanna b the only one with braces! What happens the first time u go? Im really worried as i h8 the dentist! I think i need teeth out too, does that hurt? I h8 needles! plz reply!
gemma (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 13/Jul/2003 6:44:43 PM
I am seeing my orthodontist for the 2nd time on teh 25th of September. what will he want to see me about? he's already said i need fixed braces but i wanna no when will i get them?
Erika -----> for Gemma (email@example.com or @yahoo.com) - 17/Jul/2003 9:56:32 PM
This is only your second appt right?This is your records appt. So they will be taking molds of your teeth or impressions, it feels like they put silly puddy on your teeth. Than They'll be taking lots of x-ray's of your mouth, the all around view, right and left side, and your front. They will also use a digital camera to take before pictures of your mouth. Than they will call you in 1-3 weeks and tell you parent/s what you will need to be done, if you need them your third appt. will be too put spacers in, if you don't need them than you will just be getting your braces in. Good luck...wish me luck too, I'm getting my spacers on the 2nd and my braces on the 8th, of September that is.
Robin (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 20/Jul/2003 7:37:47 PM
hi im getting braces tommorow! whoo hoo! i have spacers in and they hurt like crap. i will probably get black band thingies so my teeth will contrast and look whiter. how long does it take for the ortho to put my braces on the top jaw?
Dee (email@example.com) - 20/Jul/2003 7:53:16 PM
does nebody kno where in Asheboro north carolina, i can find a orthondist...? also does braces hurt when u get them on?
() - 22/Jul/2003 8:01:00 PM
Ok im scared i have to get braces and im wondering if i have to get my tooth pulled i have a tooth on the top of my gum put it doesnt hurt and what are spacers how much does it cost what are some colors are there i want to get lilac/blue what are some things that might hurt when i first get them
Erika -----> 2 u^^^^^^^ () - 22/Jul/2003 11:25:54 PM
Your 1st appt. is too talk to you about why you and your parent/s think you need braces. Spacers are what they put between your teeth in the back to space them out about a week before you get your braces. Spacers is usually your third or fourth appt. depending on what you need done. Than 4-10 days later you'll go back in and get your braces. I haven't gotten my braces yet but I got all my records done. The only part that sucked is I gagged when they put the mold in my mouth and they use these plastic things like in the picture for bonding(brackets on) and pull back, that was the worst experience so far for me. I hear that spacers really suck, well I'll find out on the 2nd of Sept.
Erika () - 22/Jul/2003 11:29:14 PM
oh and about getting your teeth pulled, they don't do it til after your braces are on and dont worry they'll numb your mouth and as long as you take plenty of pain pills you'll be good too go! and they have so many color bands its not even funny. i couldnt tell you how much it costs, it depends on the procedure you have to have done. your gums might hurt when you first get braces because you teeth are being pulled togther and apart, and the braces real scratch up your inside lips.
() - 23/Jul/2003 10:20:06 AM
will it scratch up ur lip all the time and when they put spacers in does it feel like your getting a fillng well ill just have to see
ana () - 23/Jul/2003 1:53:47 PM
ok lauren it depends on what your talking about if you mean rubber bands as in the big ones for your backs then just change them but if you mean o the front of your teeththen go to your ortho supper quick and get them changed
Ana () - 23/Jul/2003 1:55:41 PM
when they put spacers in it just feels like youve got meat in between your teethand my braces did not mess withmy lip but ive heard others say theirs did so it beats me
Erika () - 23/Jul/2003 4:39:06 PM
I only knew one or two people whos lips got messed up when they had braces, and they went to the local guys who doesn't give a shit about his patients. Everyone else went out of town and was just fine. So I guess it depends on your doctor, their procedure and how close your teeth are to your lips.
-~-Sarah-~- () - 03/Aug/2003 6:45:24 PM
Hi everyone, i'm getting my braces on my top teeth this friday (in 5 day) and i really want coloured bands. The thing is i have rung my ortho, do i need 2? i really want the bands soooo much. can sum1 please reply fanx xx
Rika () - 03/Aug/2003 7:46:41 PM
no u dont need to call ur ortho to tell them that u want colored bands. just let them now when u get there
-~-Sarah-~- () - 04/Aug/2003 8:23:09 PM
ok thanks sooo much Rika, its gettin close now, i'm gettin scared!!!!!!! :s ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Rika () - 05/Aug/2003 12:42:50 AM
Rika () - 05/Aug/2003 6:44:46 PM
on the 4th i went to the ortho...got all pink!! only a lil bit of pain but its the kind of pain where u wanna keep touching the tooth again cuz it feels weird
daniy(as in gurl) () - 05/Aug/2003 8:16:48 PM
Coloured braces ROCk!Everyone should get them. Oh, and people don't worry if your getting braces s0o0on. It doesn't hurt.All they do is put the braces on. They don't twist you teeth around but when you 1st get your tightening on your braces it sorta hurts but not bad. Just take some aspren or medicine. ENJOY...bye byez!
MEEEE () - 06/Aug/2003 12:41:39 PM
do braces always hurt your cheeks???
Erika (ME) - 06/Aug/2003 4:19:57 PM
I wanna know what grey bands look like.... do they blend with the braces..what about silver bands...ne one know? HELP PLZ
() - 09/Aug/2003 2:18:25 AM
My friend has silver and blue bands and the silver blends in completely. It looks just like the braces.
() - 09/Aug/2003 2:21:13 AM
P.S. I haven't seen nebody with grey... Well, hope I helped.
Elly () - 13/Aug/2003 6:31:25 AM
I got wire spacers today.I got eight of them; 4 up top, 4 down the bottom. They are cutting up my mouth!! I tried to use the wax my ortho gave me, but it won't stick to them. Any suggestions? Also, how long does it take to get a whole mouth full of fixed braces?
kristi () - 13/Aug/2003 6:34:39 PM
in order for the wax to work, you have to dry the band first, or it won't stick. it only takes about 15-20 minutes to get braces.
Esdee () - 14/Aug/2003 3:40:27 AM
I am quite nervous about getting my braces on. Is the entire experience worth the pain? Also, I'm almost 20 years old...do braces hurt more for those my age?
Esdee () - 14/Aug/2003 3:41:10 AM
I am quite nervous about getting my braces on. Is the entire experience worth the pain? Also, I'm almost 20 years old...do braces hurt more for those my age?
Rika () - 14/Aug/2003 6:51:14 PM
it just depends on what ur tolerance of pain is..like for instance when i got my braces it didnt hurt at all
Erika () - 16/Aug/2003 4:59:59 PM
Thanks for your help. Im gonna get the silver bands. if they dont have silver ill get grey, and the next time i get them changed if i dont like the way the grey or silver looks ill get pink! I get my braces in 22 days!!!LOL
Nadine (BALittrel@netscape.net) - 16/Aug/2003 8:18:48 PM
HAs anyne gotten braces because of a gap. I afraid that theyll look weird. PLEASE HELP!!!
EJ () - 17/Aug/2003 12:10:54 AM
I knew two people who got braces because of a gap, they wont look weird a lot of people have them. The gap they had though was their two top front teeth. Wheres your gap?
Nadine (BALittrel@netscape.net) - 17/Aug/2003 9:37:15 PM
My gap is on my to 2 front teetth. Im afraid that once I get braces my gap will show a lot and I look strange. And I was Also wondering how long it will take for my gap to close. I hope not longer than 2 years.
() - 18/Aug/2003 3:43:27 AM
usually if u have a gap the ortho will put on powerchains to close it the day you get them or amybe a month after. It doesnt even take a yeah
() - 18/Aug/2003 3:45:43 AM
excuse my mistakes. i mean maybe and that it doesnt take a year. The powerchains can close a gap in a month
() - 19/Aug/2003 5:08:56 AM
I got braces bcuz of a skiing accident..it doesn't hurt at all when they put them on.. I got silver and blue top'n'bottom. It was kinda fun =) I look different O.o
SOPHIE (Froggypal@hotmail.com) - 19/Aug/2003 9:49:05 AM
I am really worrried about getting braces. I was just wondering what is the least noticable colour you can get for your braces? Thankyou.
() - 19/Aug/2003 4:04:22 PM
the least noticable color band or actual braces? If you mean bands than silver is the most least noticable band and if you mean braces that ceramic braces and invisalign are the most least noticable type of braces. invisalign is a slower process though. you have to get molds done every month in order for your teeth to move.
() - 30/Aug/2003 6:36:33 PM
wat colours go best together, pleaz rite bk on this, cuz i'm gettin my braces soon, and i need to no!!!
() - 31/Aug/2003 9:44:10 PM
i would say, blue and green, blue and purple, pink and purple, and orange and red
Erika () - 31/Aug/2003 11:10:38 PM
I'm getting all pink when I get my braces in 7 days. (not including today and the day i get them) I'm so psyched. See ya'll later!
Koreen (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 02/Sep/2003 12:58:26 AM
I was wondering if it was possible for me to buy any clear rubber bands for my brackets. If so how and where? Please let me know.
Eliza () - 02/Sep/2003 9:40:08 PM
I've had six teeth pulled for my braces and I have 2 get 2 more pulled the 11th. My next appointment is in Jan. 2004. My first was in June 2002. Is this taking longer than it's supposed too?
Erika () - 02/Sep/2003 11:36:10 PM
This is taking way long. My first appt. was in April 2003, now its Sept. 2003 and I'm getting my braces this coming monday! Just bcuz you had to get teeth pulled is no reason too wait so long. You should talk too your ortho. about this.
Erika () - 03/Sep/2003 11:58:00 PM
I cannot beilve you have had so many teeth pulled. How many teeth do you have left???
Eliza () - 04/Sep/2003 2:02:39 AM
They were all baby teeth. :)
Eliza () - 04/Sep/2003 2:09:01 AM
Although I AM missing my bottom front teeth. :s Sorry I made it sound like I'd had all those teeth pulled.
Eliza () - 04/Sep/2003 2:12:20 AM
Sorry I made it sound like I had all those teeth pulled. :)
Eliza () - 04/Sep/2003 2:13:29 AM
I keep on trying to put in there and it leaves it out!
Erika () - 04/Sep/2003 10:23:29 PM
thats ok. Well today is day 2 1/2 of my spacers...... well lets put it this way....they suck! I can feel my teeth shifting and it feels like if i got knocked in the face...they would fall out! well i'll talk to yall later
Zoe () - 05/Sep/2003 6:38:41 PM
I got braces 2day and pink bands i think they look really good!
Erika () - 06/Sep/2003 10:14:33 PM
well i got used to my braces yesterday. i can sorta chew solid foods now..but thats just over the weekend. i get my braces monday!!! bye bye!
() - 06/Sep/2003 10:16:52 PM
oops i mean to say " i just got used to my SPACERS yesterday" my bad!!!
Mily () - 07/Sep/2003 1:41:11 PM
Hey!!! I want braces. I have fangs growing over my baby teeth and a a space in my 2 front teeth. The ortho and dentist said the space will be easy to fix as my teeth kinda fan out, rather than just a big space, The teeth just have to be pulled 2gether a bit. He said I only have to have the braces on about the front 8 teeth (on my top) cuz everything else is fine. I'm not going for perfection. I just and straightr and smaller looking teeth. Wut r the cheapest kinda braces. My parents don't have a dental plan (self imployed) so the deal is if I get braces for just cosmetic reasons and I don't NEED them I have to pay some money to. THanks mily
lyn () - 07/Sep/2003 2:26:38 PM
Geez... I've got my spacers on for like six days now and it doesn't really hurt anymore. It hurt alot during the 1st 2 days though. I have 7 of them in my mouth. Argg. I think orange and pink is a nice combo.
Eliza () - 08/Sep/2003 3:06:21 AM
Hey Erika! Good luck with ur braces!:)
Erika () - 08/Sep/2003 9:22:07 PM
hey all. got my braces....im in pain. got silver bands.....they look bad. ill write more when i aint in pain....PEACE
() - 09/Sep/2003 12:14:14 AM
ERIKA- thought u were getting pink?
lyn (-_-") - 09/Sep/2003 6:55:19 PM
I'm getting my braces in exactly 36 hours time!
Erika () - 09/Sep/2003 10:57:13 PM
I was gonna get pink.....but it was early in the morning and I wasn't thinking. I was dumb and I got silver....im getting used too them now....they looked bad yesterday. I promise ill get pink next time...lol
Erika () - 09/Sep/2003 10:57:53 PM
maybe even a hot pink and orange combo. those are my fave colors!
lyn () - 10/Sep/2003 6:09:55 AM
Will kissing affect kissing? I don't wanna hurt my boyfriend...
lyn () - 10/Sep/2003 6:02:58 PM
uh sorry.. will braces affect kissing? =x
Kylie (to lyn) - 11/Sep/2003 1:05:48 AM
hey lyn, braces won't affect kissing, my bf can't feel them, which is good!!! however, it felt wierd at first, wondering whether he could feel, but he can't so that's good!!
Kylie (to lyn again) - 11/Sep/2003 1:06:38 AM
how are your braces? what type did you get? did you get any coloured bands?
Cynthia (email@example.com) - 11/Sep/2003 2:04:55 AM
Any who got these colored bands tell me how much they coast and where I might find on in Arizona. Please let me know as soon as possible.
lyn () - 11/Sep/2003 9:56:14 AM
I'm getting fixed braces and i just came back from my ortho. ARG. I extracted 1 tooth and put on those dumb molar rings.. Can't smile too much now.
Erika (To Cynthia) - 11/Sep/2003 10:25:00 PM
It depends really on what you have too get done at the orthodontist when it comes to how much its going to cost. But on ur 3rd or 4th appt u get ur braces and you get too pick out whatever color bands you want. They pretty much have every color of the rainbow!
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