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 My gums have been bleeding when i brush my teeth, this has been happening for about 2 weeks, what do i do?
Its only when i brush my teeth, i'm 13 and i have braces, please help!!!!!!!!...

 i have locked jaw help!!?
i have a locked jaw its been two days i can't open my mouth more than 2 fingers on top of one another, this is the 1st time i ever had something like this happen. it hurts chewing or anything i ...

 Braces pain! HELPPPPP?
today i got my braces. and itss givingg mee soo muchhh paaiiinn!!! i cant stand itt. how long would this go on for? anndd what can i use to take away dha paiinn! Plssss helppp and thanks !...

 do braces hurt when they put them on u?

 If you've had your wisdom teeth surgically removed...?
I'm getting my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow. I'm really nervous about it. My bf told me as many details as he could remember about the process, but his were removed a couple years ago, ...

 What type of toothpaste do you use?

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 How Long should i wait to eat or drink after i brush my teeth?
does eating or drinking even effect my breath or should i wait....

 Just got braces and im in alot of discomfort?
Ive just had my braces fitted about 1 hour ago and ive got a horrible taste of glue in my mouth.

1. how do you get rid of the taste
2. will they hurt tomorrow - because i have a play ...

 Should I be scared of getting braces?

 Every time i brush my teeth i start bleeding?

 What happens if my tooth falls out when I am sleeping?
It is really loose!
If it falls out when I am sleeping what will happen?!...

 Is silver a good color for braces?
I'm getting braces in the summer and I might go with silver because people have told me that its the best color to get if i don't want to make it too noticeable. I don't think I'...

 What can I eat and cant eat when I have braces?
I just recently got braces yesterday. My teeth are very sore ! Is there anything i can eat without damaging my braces? And what should I avoid?? Because right now its like a have a hug strip of metal ...

 I am going to the dentist today and I'm really scared does the numbing shot hurt?
I have an appointment today at 3:50pm and I'm scared as hell, I'm 19 I know I should be brave but when it comes to sharp things in my mouth I freak out. So they prescribed me Valium, my ...

 Why do your teeth chatter when you're cold?
This past Xmas I was in New York.
It was freezing! My teeth wouldn't stop.
Then when I tried to shut my mouth, they went and did it again.
Almost automatically. It was like a ...

 Bleaching my teeth with clorox ????!?
Well, I have those trays meant for whitening your teeth but i want a much stronger effect.

So i was thinking, Why not put clorox laundry bleach in the tray mixed with a bit of water... or ...

 I'm afraid of going to dentist. What should I do to kill the fear?

 I'm in pain and i need advice?
On wednesday i had a top back tooth out ,the dentist had a job to get it out as it was breaking as he was twisting it 4 ages.The injections had to be topped up as i could feel pain half way through ...

 My bracket (from my braces)....?
.....just popped loose and my apt is on Friday.I don't know what to do....should i call my orthodontist or just wait till Friday?...

Is it normal to have braces on when you've just turned 15?
It's so unfair, my second fang hasn't grown meaning I couldn't get my braces on, so my question is, is it abnormal to have say your braces on at 15 and off when you're 16 and a half?

It seems like everyone i know has had there's off....
I'm in tenth grade

Nolan's Mommy
I know several people who had braces well into college. Don't stress. You will still be glad you got them. Try invisalign if you are worried about the look for senior pictures, etc.
They are barely noticeable.


any age can have them now, i saw an woman on the checkout in asda the other day in her forties with them. dont worry they are pretty cool now with different colours etc a lot of celebs have them.

i got mine on in 6th grade. now im in 7th and im not getting them off till next year. im 13

Not everyone gets Braces ( if everyone where you live has worn braces or is wearing Braces, then start looking up Dental Organizations because that's a bad sign).

Someone could need Braces at ANY age: People have talked about their 6 year olds, Tweens have been on here ( 8-12), Adults even in their 30's and 40's on here have braces.

It's actually better to get braces LATER! Your teeth keep moving and changeing through your mid twenties,.. so when they give kids, tweens and teens braces the result the majority of the time do not stick and the person has to wear braces again or gives up on listening to Dentist about it.

No, it's not abnormal. It's normal. But it may be better to wait unless your teeth are very very bad and cutting through your tounge, gum, or cheek.

The Braces Choices for Adults are better as well.

taylor c
yes itss normal i braces

Sean F
I work in a large Comprehensive School (which is a sort of Junior High and Senior High School put together in England) and there are 18 year olds still with braces, in fact there are a couple of members of staff with braces. Sometimes you may feel unusual but I know for a fact that, if I had needed braces, mine would not have been able to have gone on until I was nearly 20 as my back teeth were still growing and so caused movement in my front teeth. Just think of your perfect straight teeth and ignore your colleagues.

Just Another Dude
Ha! I am 17 and in the 11th grade and I haven't got braces yet :p

There were several people in my graduating class that had braces on. Not to mention my roommates mom had her braces when she was in her 40s.

but... iluvhertoo
whats normal and what ain't is all up to you.

Roxy =]
i want to get mine in and out as quick as i can, i feel well soz for you, having them on while ur at that age, it 14 which is still bad, but not as bad as u (no offence)

u shud try a private dentist, im going private soon, cuz nhs is a loads of bull

It just depends on the way your teeth grow. Having them at your age is perfectly fine, and many people do.

It's fine don't worry about it. You want straight teeth right? Of course you do so just deal with the braces for a year or two and BAM straight teeth!

Yes, that's normal.

im in tenth grade too...no, its not abnormal to have your brace on at 15 and off when youre 16 and a half.
your friends might have taken theirs off cuz its not the same for all ppl...some ppl have it on for 6 months....some for two years, depends on the condition of ur teeth.

This exact same thing happened to me! I got them when I was 15 and had them taken off when I was 18! I'm pretty easy going, so I didn't let it bother me that I was one of a few kids who still had braces. I even got a boyfriend in that time, and still have him today after 6 years!

No, it's no abnormal at all. One of the reason why the braces should be done when people are young is because it's lot more painful doing that when they grow up too old such as 20+. So starting your braces at 15 isn't bad at all. It really depends on how your teeth condition is and I'm no a pro about this so I can't tell you how long it will take.

Good luck and take care!

Perfectly normal. Actually there is no set time for getting braces because everyone is different. This is my orthodontist's website and she talks about adults and braces. You aren't an adult but you're not a kid. My neighbor got her braces when she was 25!!!! Some orthodontist say it is better because your teeth stop growing because in younger people their teeth usually shift after braces causing repetition in the braces process!!!Don't fret you will be okay.Good Luck!!!!!!


everyone is different. i had mine on till i was 16, i remember i got mine taken in the spring after i turned 16, and i refused to smile in my drivers license picture cuz i was getting them taken off like a month after that! lol. its not a big deal. hey ya know there are adults out there with braces. don't worry

Pogo peeps
It's normal. I know people who have gotten braces in their 30's, 40's and older. Just be glad your parents can afford to get them for you & you will have great teeth. It seems like a long time now but down the road you'll be so glad you had them.

Sure, why not.

Honky Kong
I had mine until I was 17.

Chad g
yep, had mine through senior year in HS

Please. I'm in my 20's and have another year left on my braces. You're lucky your parents have enough money to spend on your mouth.

There are loads of adults getting braces on these days.

Don't worry about this, please. Worry more about brushing and flossing when you do get your braces!

totally normal; the braces work better when you have them on at your age. Quit worrying, think how nice a smile you will have

I am 20 years old and a sophomore in college and I am about to get my braces off next week, so trust me it could be worse. Just be lucky you are getting the off before your senior pictures, junior/senior prom, graduation, and first day of college. good luck!

I got mine in the middle of tenth grade and off the end of my senior year. But a lot of the guys thought they were cute, just keep em clean ;-) LOL You will be fine!

Chris B
its not abnormal for full grown adults to have braces. right now you just value the opionion of your peers to much. once you get older you'll have a more mature look on it... it's better to get it taken care of now in H.S then when your older at clubs trying to pick up men with spinach stuck in your railroad tracks...

It depends on your doctor and your parents. Braces are expensive and insurance does not cover everything usually. Either your parents were trying to save up money to make sure your teeth was taken care of, or your dentist thought you should wait. I had my when I was 15 years old as well. There are many factors to this equation. The reason why I had to wait was because my wisdom teeth did not come in yet. Just be happy that you are going to have perfect teeth and make sure you wear your retainer. A year is not so bad, in time it will be over soon and you will be able to be proud of your teeth. Good Luck.

no it's not wierd. there are lots adults even with braces. I hada few friends that had braces until they graduated high school. in a way you are lucky. I got my braces when I was in 5th grade and I didn't get them off till I was in 10th. Talk about unfair.

It is totally normal. A lot of my friends had their braces around the time you're talking about. In fact, a few of then only got them at the age you're due to have them off.

Don't worry about it - enjoy the cool colours you can choose from, and look forward to that beautiful smile that'll be the envy of all your friends :-)

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