They are a big pain at first then i got used to them, until...ZEEEREERREE...they attempt to remove them...bad idea. I looked like i just tried to eat nails, there was so much blood, and new cavities. So i get my retained, which my uncaring ortho just didnt trim down (its like invisalign, but its a retainer) so that dug into my gums, then after that we went to the dentist and he said that these were so cheap (but verrrrry expensive $75 dollars to replace) and he didnt let me use them till they were trimmed. Theyre trimmed down now, and now theyer great and are invisible. The retainers arent as bad as braces like S.N.N. says
Originally posted by S.N.N.
To be honest, the retainer you're forced to wear after you get your braces off is probably worse than the braces themselves.
they are not nearly as bad as the tightness of the first few weeks of braces. You gotta ask the ortho what type he uses though. If he gives you options, choose the clear plastic and remind them to trim it down, then its fine, although i think having them removed is the worst part.
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