Top Ten Most Annoying Things About Having BracesBraces are a great long-term investment, and ultimately the pros far outweigh the cons. But damn, they can be a pain in the... teeth.
The Top Ten
The orthodontists say, "A little pressure." yeah, right. More like a LOT of pressure, not to mention severe pain, not being able to eat anything, and constant discomfort.
I definitely agree with this one. Pain is the absolute worst thing about wearing braces, especially after you get your wires changed. And I sometimes wake-up around the middle of the night, because of it. At least it goes away after a day or two. - Stazemar000
This is the most annoying because when I first got my braces I had to swallow my food and I couldn't chew for a week
I recently got the last bracket on a tooth and it feels like my mouth is against me again. Orthodontists say it'll be a little pressure but instead is like your teeth are punching you in the gum.
Only a few more months until I don't have to put up with having food stuck in my teeth when I eat at a friend's and can't brush. - PetSounds
Whenever I ate at a friends house with braces I just tried to not show my teeth at all after eating. - theevilsquiddancer
Braces must be like hell then. - DapperPickle
It hurts so much
If you have problems with braces, watch "Braceface" and it will cheer you up
Sharon Spitz (Braceface)
Elastics hurts sooo bad. Literally so bad. The pain is endurable when u get your wires changed but this one. Oh god. This one hurts SO BAD.
It was so loose! I was trying to put the elastics for 1 hour one day. Luckily, they stopped it. - Animefan12
Mine are quite tight. Thankfully, I only have to wear them at night, but if I yawn too widely, they snap. - PetSounds
Thank god I don't have elastics - venomouskillingmachine
Popcorn, chewing gum, and corn on-the-cob are officially off limits, but nobody bothers. However, sponge toffee is definitely out.
I once walked into a movie theatre with a massive bag of popcorn, only to see my orthodontist. I passed it to my friend and gave the doc a winning smile. - PetSounds
I was lucky because I didn't pay attention at all to the food restrictions, but nothing ever happened to my braces. - theevilsquiddancer
Do you know how SAD this is? You walk into a movie theater and the air is filled with the delicious, buttery aroma of popcorn.. And you WANT to eat it, and you can see and hear others crunching away loudly, and you have to sit and watch, and try not to make pathetic whimpering sounds.
I already live on a diet with so little flexibility, I can't imagine having braces. It's just that some of the things in said diet won't do my teeth justice. So surely, this must be the worst feat of braces. - PositronWildhawk
I think this would bother me if I cared. I ate popcorn just this week and I loved it. However, I always break off a bracket eating something I'm not supposed to be. Thank gosh the doc never asks. - keycha1n
NO. It's incredibly difficult, and not to mention hurts if you get a tightening..
It's infinitely tougher with all that metal in your mouth. - PetSounds
Yep. It also hurts after getting a wire adjustment. - Stazemar000
I feel your pain.
Takes twice as long and hurts if they've been tightened recently. - PetSounds
You have to brush twice as longer. - EpicJake
Brushing takes longer
The yellowness never goes away
I have a sore pare on the inside of my cheek where the skin is torn off, thank braces
Ever wanted to be pinched by a pair of needlenose pliers? Get braces and bite yourself! - PetSounds
Yes happens all the time
Grandma: Want some gum, dear?
Me: Can't eat it.. Braces...
My friend’s mom gave me gum and I’m like no I have braces and she’s like sorry
The orthodontist once placed a wire in such a way that it pokes my lower lip. At that time for 1 week, it hurted when I chewed, it hurted when I smiled, luckily they said to put cotton there for a few days and everything is fine now - Animefan12
When a wire snaps or comes out of place… ouch. - PetSounds
This is the definition of pain... A normal slap to the face that hits your teeth does hurt, right? Amplify the pain by five. This is from personal experience of getting hit in the teeth by a soccer ball.
It hasn't happened to me, but friends have told me that it hurts quite a bit more with braces than without. - PetSounds
Sometimes they accidentally made my wire longer than the left one, so when I chew, the gums on the way back are being stabbed nonstop and they are bleeding. thank you dentist for making my gums bleed
Yep. It definitely hurts. No joke :( - Stazemar000
This is so annoying
Wax is the solution for this one - Stazemar000
Wax is the way to go...
I used to eat everything, but now I can only eat school pizza, but not the crust. The Pizza is like 90% crust.
You can literally feel the cankers forming on the drive home after dinner. - PetSounds
You can't eat anything without metal rubbing up against the already pain infested area. It makes you almost regret fixing your teeth and wish u left them crooked. Trust me, there's no way to escape the canker
It has been about 2 1/2 days now since I got my clear braces on and I literally feel like I can’t eat! Protein drinks, soup and bread is about all I can take- it’s horrible.
Well this sucks
YOU can't EAT WHEN YOU GET YOUR BRACES ADJUSTED
It’s so annoying. I feel like my lower teeth is swollen and I can only chew with my metal brackets. It’s pure hell.
Those bullies can kiss my ass
Yeah most definitely
I don't get it - venomouskillingmachine
Ikr I hate that my piazan
Ulcers are moderately annoying when you don't have braces, but with braces, they're unbearable. You can't move your mouth without poking it. - ethanmeinster
Especially if you wear glasses, too.
You won't look like a nerd in my opinion, it's actually really cute. At least you won't have a cricken teeth any more, at the very end of braces, it will look perfectly straight.
You can’t look like a nerd?
It's especially bad when both people trying to kiss have braces. It's just a mouthful of metal.
It’s really not that hard to kiss with braces, the person isn’t licking your teeth hopefully
You don’t ever dare to smile in public. Especially not after eating. When you get your braces for the first time, you feel like crying in the mirror because you feel different, you look different, and everybody glances at you with a nasty look.
Eating is so hard. Last night was my first night with braces so I baked cookies to cheer me up and I could hardly eat them!
You literally can not eat ANYTHING it's like only 3 foods you can eat for the first days, 1.Oatmeal 2.Yorgurt 3.Applesauce
Anyone else get those teeth pillows when you first get your braces, the hard balls of plastic they put on your back teeth so you don't bit down and break off your front lower braces? Yeah. They suck. You can't eat ANYTHING with them in and they take forever to wear out.
I just got my second set of top braces and now refuse to smile with my mouth open because I feel like I'm back in middle school even though I'm a 10th grader now. Ugh.
When I was in grade 6 and 7, I would always smile with my closed and if I smiled with my teeth showing, I would look weird
When your eating, they get flung right at your roof of your mouth and then you swallow them. Painful times.
I once bit some cheese and there was a little line of dots on it. Cheese lined my brackets.
If you try to smile you will probably dry your lip and it will get like thousands for cuts.I HATE IT but its okay just hang on there! I guess :3 You know I really need lip bomb well I gotta go to the store now bye!
The purpose of the wax kit is an emergency poke fixer thing but I have trouble putting it in
You may as well cello tape the wax on, it is that useless
Orthodontists enjoy making you go through this.
Honestly its like you get your braces on again, but just not as bad
I feel your pain everyone
When I smiled my lip got caught under it, it was worst when it got caught when my lips were dry D: because it was so bulky it always showed which made it hard to do a closed lip smile. I needed it to make gaps on my bottom teeth cause there was major crowding. I had the marks of the springs on the back of my lips (with cuts) and they couldn't heal because the springs where always digging into the back of my lip. In the morning since my lip was over it all night it would get stuck and I would basically have to painfully pry my lip off :( not to mention the drool because the bulky ness made my mouth stay open at night. But I got the springs off and they're normal braces now so me and my lip are happy now :D and my bottom teeth got so straight the day after they came off! It was like magic! Braces are painful but the most magical thing you will ever experience. I can't wait till I see my results :3
When I first wore them they hurt like crazy for the first few days. I was like 12. I'm now almost 26 and I still use them and they now no longer hurt. I actually enjoy wearing them now.
I honestly don't mind my retainer when thinking back to wearing braces. I'd much prefer a retainer, which can come out, then having braces stuck to my teeth at all times.
Don't hurt but they're very annoying
Ok... you are getting braces for the first time and your orthodontist offers you a color. Which color will you pick? Remember, you’ll have to stick with it for a month. If you choose blue, that will make your teeth look yellow. The same goes for pink, orange, yellow, white, red, green, etc. Technically it doesn’t happen with purple, but no one wants a purple mouth. If you alternate colors, it will just draw attention to your mouth, making you less attractive. Don’t even try using clear elastics, they instantly get stained by food. You’ll end up with a nasty color that looks disgusting. The best color is gray, although it just looked like you have millions of wires and metal rods stuck in your mouth. I’ve been using gray for the past 13 months. They draw the least attention. The braces take up most of the surface area of your teeth making them look diminute. Basically, they suck.
Ortho says no gum, one hour later starts chewing
It hurt like crazy when this happened and my battle- scarred mouth stung pretty bad
Every time I eat in get a gum infection
Oh my gosh, I have had braces for about a year now, and it SUCKS. I honestly think that somebody somewhere could find a solution to out of place teeth that doesn't involve so much pain/wires literally poking through my mouth!
I have a very sensitive gag reflex and I was so uncomfortable while they molded my teeth.
Yet the pain is unbearable. By this time, I am probably gonna dedicate my life to finding a better solution to fixing crooked teeth.
I have a fear of it falling off and feeling it with my tongue!
They add to the pain and death you're already going through.
Yeah I can’t even bite down without to actually moving my teeth forward I have had them for 15 hours
When you get hit in the mouth by anything and I mean anything like a ball or walking into a wall your lip starts bleeding because the braces cut your lip at school I fell of a stool and hit the back of my head and somehow my upper and lower lip just started bleeding A LOT!
Its like I'm chewing with a gum made of metal