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 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 ...

 back tooth hurting really bad?
my lower back tooth hurts so much that i cant eat or do anything. it keeps me up at night too. well do you lose your lower back teeth because im 16 and i havent lost my back teeth at all someone ...

 I'm leaving to get my wisdom teeth cut out. Any words of encouragement?
I am frightened....

 Does everyone have to get wisdom teeth pulled?
I have wisdom teeth that grew in a few years back, and they never crowded my teeth or were in any pain, and the dentist never said anything about them. Should they still be pulled?...

 Is my dentist allowed to be rude to me ...?
the last time i took my daughter i got verbal abuse , he said i ought to be ashamed of myself and that i was a bad mother etc , could i have reported him etc , my daughter needed a filling yes but i ...

 How can you whiten your teeth?
My teeth do not have any coffee stains or anything i just want to know how i can whiten my teeth without going to the dentist or using whitening ...

 Do braces hurt alot?Im SCARED?
im getting braces soon and im really scared! How does it feel? What should i do when they hurt? What is a good color for the braces?...

 question about my braces?
when I got my braces but in the brackets were cutting my tongue...is that normal?...

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ok, can somebody tell me these questions?
cuz i really need to know them for later, and i want to be prepared for when i do..please answer?

 How long did you wear your braces?
I'm about put on braces soon ,and was wondering how long will it take until i get a perfect smile . I dont have that bad smile ,its just I have a 1mm gap in my front teeth and a very little gap ...

 I am very busy, so to save time, I am only going to brush my teeth once per week. Is this a good idea?
There's not enough time in the day. I figure I spend about 10 minutes per day brushing my teeth. That's over an hour a week. If I brush just one per week, I will save myself about an hour ...

 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 ...

Is there gum you can chew with braces on?
I'm getting braces on in the spring of 2010 and i am addicted to gum! Now i was wondering if there was gum you can chew while you have braces on? If there is will you put up the brand name and where to buy it please.

yes u can i had braces for 1 yr and lke a half ahha only sugur free!thts it or it was stick...wow tht rymes! ahha

you can but it has to be sugar free gum so it wont stick to your braces

I always chewed gum with braces. And Bit O' Honeys and Tootsie Rolls. Every once in awhile a bracket would fall off. I'd blame it on my Orthodontist's incompetence.

The One The Only . . .
Just take the alastics out and chew the gum in the middle of ur mouth.

you get EVERYTHING stuck in braces!
u wouldn't wanna chew gum.. its a pain

You can chew any gum. It's just not good to. o:

it depends on who your orthodontist is. if he/she says no gum then no. if he/she doesn't say then yes there is a gum that is sugar free that can be used

Yes, any sugar free gum is chewable with your braces on. Just look for any sugar free gum at your local store.

Any gum can be chewed with braces.

But the main problem with gum is that some wearers can be careless, and the braces will be broken, costing them lots of $.

Once you get used to the braces, and your mouth kind of start to work with them without scratching, you can chew gum, but have care.

There is no such thing as special gum for braces. If there was, surely the company would be succesful!

Good luck with your braces.

Andrew Sarski
You can chew gum but it will get stuck. The end result is that you won't keep your teeth that clean and the whole point of braces is to fix your teeth right. I found an orthodontics website that you should check out that gives a lot of answers about braces.

You can chew any sugar-free gum for example Trident and Orbit, which can be found at pretty much any convenience store.

i chew all gum and i didnt die. hahah its fine eat what you want

Soon 2B Mrs.H
your not supposed to but sugar free gum is the best just because it doesn't stick to the braces as bad.

you can chew any thing

I have braces, and you probably have different wires and braquets than me, but I chew all kinds of gum, it doesn't matter, I just be sure to brish my teeth, but, I do know that there is a kind of gum that is made for people who have braces it is called Spry Gum, and is meant to not stick so much, I think ( I looked it up on the internet).

sugar free

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my orthodontist always recommended freedent

I have braces and I always chew gum, eat popcorn etc it really doesn't matter,..

I don't think so. You're not suppose to. But I know plenty of people that have.

Tinker Baybehh. :]]
i have braces.......i chew gum all the time!
you can chew every gum as long as its sugar free.
the more sugar the more stickyy.

Answer Minee?

as long as its sugar free, its fine.

We Fist Pump Like Champs!
your not supposed to chew gum with braces but all my friends that have braces chew gum anyway it really doesn't matter unless it gets stuck in the brace but if it doesn't you have nothing to worry about

Kathy E.
when i had braces i chewed every type of gum and they never got stuck and when teacher accused me i said i have braces and can't chew gum and i got away with it a lot

ri ri b00
Yes, but it must be sugar free

For example

Trident or Five Gum works perfectly

NO GUM!!!!! No anything sticky or chewy. If people are telling you they chewed gum all the time.....then they are admitting to you that they totally ignored all the rules the orthodontist gave them! They are also probably not admitting that they had loose bands and broken brackets during their treatment. I say this because, if they are chewing something they should not be chewing (even when they were told not to!) then they probably ate hard, crunchy, and popcorn. Other big NO NO's while wearing braces. Yes, I had braces myself at age 25. I loved gum too.... and jelly beans and starbursts and caramels. But did not eat them for 3 years because I was told not to. I also had an expander, and head gear, elastics and retainers. If you do what your told, the braces go much faster and smoother. The bands put on the back teeth are cemented on with a special material, that can be broken down and become loose if chewing sticky things keeps yanking on it. Unless you know for sure its loose, bacteria gets down inbetween the band and tooth, and can cause decay and staining. Thats why they do not want you to chew gum. Not to be mean. Every time you break something, you are taking the risk of slowing down your treatment by a month or so. Sorry there is no gum for ya sweetie.

I chewed a gum made for dentures. I cant remeber the name but I bought it at CVS! it was great!

edit: it was Freedent! thanks "silly little friend" :]

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No. Not only will it get all nasty and stuck in your braces, but gum is a disgusting habit. Now is a perfect time to break it.

lissypoo :)
yeah you can chew any sugarfree gum.. like stride, orbit, five, as long as it says "sugarfree" on the package. goodluck! oh and you can buy it at like giant eagle, cvs, kroger.

anything "sugarfree" is supposed to be okay.

Mike M
yea... the gum thats already in your mouth

No. All gum is gum. It gets stuck in your braces.

I had mine on for two years and I didn't use gum even though I loved it.
It's fine, and it's such a thrill when you get them off and you can have gum again, so basically no you can't.

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