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Old 10-21-2009, 08:22 PM
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Ok I've been aggrevated ALL day. My insides just tearin away at me. Sara(everyone knows who she is) had braces put on and we've talked about it; she knows how much I've been against the idea. I love her smile. Well she got em. Just the top ones as of the moment. She has to get 4 teeth pulled then she gets the bottom ones.

The deal is that she wants her teeth straight for our wedding which is August 27, 2011. That's 1 year 11 months away. By the time she has her full set (6 weeks from now) that's 1 year 9 1/2 moinths before wedding. I'm no orthodontist or nething, but EVERYONE I've ever known to have braces and everyone I've talked to HAD their braces on for over two years and a lot longer! I've told she's gonna have one pissed off fiance if they're not off before then, and the wedding date will be moved! She says that the orthodontist says that there is a good chance that if she does evrything right, they will be off by then. The way I see it---not happening. I don't see em coming off that fast (I could be wrong)...I see it as the orthodontist is having $4900 come his way and that telling her they'd be off that soon is easy to him...but I'm speaking out of anger si I could be wrong.

I've just kept my mouth shut all day. I HATE them on her. It is tearin me up so bad and I hate to be this way but I have been with this girl for 5 years on tuesday and I love the way she is. Now I have to look at these gaudy things in her mouth changing the way she looks and talks and it is killing me. They ruin her beautiful smile and I hate lookin at em. It is just literally tearin my insides up I'm so aggrevated, and I don't want to hurt her feelins so I keep it all to myself bc it would kill her. So I have to let it out somewhere. This is my only place I feel free to do so.

So I'm doin a poll, for those of u that have ever had braces, how long did u have them for?

Btw here's Sara for those of u who don't know what my fiance looks like



For some reason blackberry won't let me post a poll...so just post vote...

How long did u have braces?:

1) Less than two years
2) 2 years or more
3) I've not had braces but I think orthodontist is right, they'll be off.
4) I've not had braces but I think orthodontist I'd WRONG and that they won't be off before wedding.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:25 PM
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I know this isn't what you wanna hear but you sound like you're being pretty shallow...

That being said, if it's that important to you start saving. I've seen people take 'em off early for a special event then have them put back on after... or maybe she could move to an invisalign type treatment when the date gets closer....
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:27 PM
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like i said on r/f... just let her do her thing. its what she wants. be supportive and back her 200 percent. if so you will get lucky! maybe haha. i kinda like braces on a chick.. yes i know.. but yeah, shes beautiful and you know that. just let her do her thang and all will be well.. just wait till there is a ring on her finger and you want something... just say i backed you with your braces now back me with w/e i want..haha
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:33 PM
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. just wait till there is a finger and you want something... just say i backed you with your braces now back me with w/e i want..haha
Actually she's pullin that one on me. She said she backed me up when I wanted my truck, so I should now. But she didn't she was against it the whole time. Ne how, ill get over it. I hate change. She seems to do something like this once a year to really get me going...I've been mad at her like this before, nothing new
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:38 PM
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Let it go. She is still the same person. Also the braces are temp. & true love lasts a life time.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:39 PM
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aww snowball, you do have a heart
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:41 PM
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Snowball ur right, I'm never leavin her. Made that mistake once (we broke up for a month) won't do it again! Plus we're engaged now. I just hate change, all there is to it
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:41 PM
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Hey!! Don't be spreading that arround
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:46 PM
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I had braces my Freshman and Sophomore year in College. So probably just under two years. I don't remember how many months exactly. And I had to ahve 4 teeth pulled. That sucked and hurt! BUt my mouth looks a lot better then it did when I see photos of times past.
If they're still on during the wedding and it sounds like the orthodonist says they won't, then go with it. This will be one of these times in your life when you look back and say "really, was I upset over something so frugal?"

YOu did the right thing by keeping your mouth shut. I've been married 9 years and there have been times when my wife wanted to get into something I knew she wouldn't follow through on, but I supported her until it fell by the wayside.

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Old 10-21-2009, 08:47 PM
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Let it go. She is still the same person. Also the braces are temp. & true love lasts a life time.
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If this was just a random girlfriend then sure, get upset, but considering she is your fiance and you've been together for 5 years I say just deal with it. It's already done, she's still the same person same personality etc. and it's only temporary.... plus after all of this she will hopefully look even better for you.

Regarding them being off for the wedding or not... call me crazy, but can't they take them off anytime? Sure, you might not get the full benefits if you take it off early, but I don't see why it would be a problem.

EDIT: Actually the bottom ones you probably don't want to take off early since if they are pulling teeth you want to make sure the gap is sealed. But you might be able to take them off then put them back on like mentioned above.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:52 PM
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Yep she's been tryin to get it out of me all day but I refuse to voice it to her. She knows I hate em though, so it doesn't matter if I say it or not, I'm still keepin my remarks to myself, she will be very hurt, and I'm not doin that to her.
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ask her about the invisalign things.. ive heard great things about them.. just throwing that out there
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:07 PM
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I had braces for about 2 years (to many teeth, to small of mouth). If the orthodontists says they will be off buy then, trust him he did go to school for this.
Also you need to tell her that you don't like em, but make sure to tell her that you are with her 100%.

It wouldn't look good if a line of Rangers hunt you down and smack you up side your head! (It might look a bit funny, but still)
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:31 AM
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im there for her, but i still hate them, no getting over that. thanks guys, i got my venting over with, im fine for now...
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I wouldn't be pissed about it. It's her face, her choice. Also, I don''t think it's right to threaten to move the wedding date. There are a lot of people who would be affected by the change.

I think they could be off by then anyway. She'll just have to make sure she wears the retainer every time she's supposed to. That's no joke. There's a period of time after the braces come off that if you skip wearing the retainer for even a day or two, it can be very hard to get it back in.

And if their not off in time, I'll photoshop them out for you.
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