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Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65077 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting T + T = A S G ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" I doubt she's paying for them."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... I just realized OP's only 17. If I were your parent, I'd kick your butt for neglecting your teeth. Braces are not cheap."


No shit! Mine were $4000 (my mom had to pay 50%) and that was 14 years ago. I can imagine they're more now.

V & E's Mom! 2 kids; Stockton, California 4782 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" I didn't pay for mine, but I was just a teen when I had them."</blockquote>




Yeah I got mine when I was 18 bc some girl my senior year of high school told me I'd be really pretty if my teeth weren't so fucked up. Her exact words. I became self conscious of them after that. I look back at my teeth now and realize I wasted $3600 because my teeth looked fine. :( lol

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" No shit! Mine were $4000 (my mom had to pay 50%) and that was 14 years ago. I can imagine they're more now."</blockquote>




Mine were only $2000, and our insurance wouldn't cover them so my mom paid for them through a payment plan.

.t a y l o r. 3 kids; Indiana 3847 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" No shit! Mine were $4000 (my mom had to pay 50%) and that was 14 years ago. I can imagine they're more now."</blockquote>



I had mine nearly 3 years ago, my mom paid over $8k. She'd be damned if I pussied out of getting them tightened.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" Getting them tightened doesn't hurt, so no help there. I had my braces 14 years ago."</blockquote>



:!: wtf could they be doing to need percs for the pain :roll: how the eff are u gonnamake it through preg and labor?! Damn

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65077 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting T + T = A S G ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" No shit! Mine were $4000 (my mom had to ... [snip!] ... I had mine nearly 3 years ago, my mom paid over $8k. She'd be damned if I pussied out of getting them tightened."


Damn. :shock:

V & E's Mom! 2 kids; Stockton, California 4782 posts
28th Dec '12

But yeah. OP suck it up. Your treatment time could be reduced because of your pregnancy. Plus honestly braces aren't as bad as your making them sound. Little kids get them and do fine without even tylonel. Just got get them adjusted and your teeth could and should be corrected.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22487 posts
28th Dec '12

I don't know about with an epidural but pregnancy causes lots of pain. Contractions hurt. Even if you have an epidural you will have contractions before going to the doctor unless you are induced. They also normally don't give you an epidural until a certain centimeter dilated.



OP how are you going to deal with the pregnancy and pain associated with that? When you can't get your braces tightened without pain pills

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
28th Dec '12

I haven't had braces in about 10 yrs but it's not that painful. Suck it up. Sure, not eating whatever you want for a few days sucks but it's not that bad. I have never heard of an orthodontist prescribing Percocet for braces. Not even me and I have EXTREME dental anxiety.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
28th Dec '12

i got mine in '03. i don't remember price but i was in 6th grade and my mom flipped over everything i did. monitored what i ate and such. i was in such pain that one year (had them 3 1/2) i missed eating at Thanksgiving because my teeth hurt so bad i couldn't eat much. i'd have migraines and shit and didn't take much more than tylenol, though i too have a low tolerance for pain so it didn't help much.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65077 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" I don't know about with an epidural but pregnancy causes lots of pain. Contractions hurt. Even if you ... [snip!] ... you going to deal with the pregnancy and pain associated with that? When you can't get your braces tightened without pain pills"


That's what I'm wondering...

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" I don't know about with an epidural but pregnancy causes lots of pain. Contractions hurt. Even if you ... [snip!] ... you going to deal with the pregnancy and pain associated with that? When you can't get your braces tightened without pain pills"</blockquote>



Right. Just wait til your crotch feels like its splitting in half haha.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22487 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" That's what I'm wondering..."</blockquote>




It's an honest question to me.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22487 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" I don't know about with an epidural ... [snip!] ... tightened without pain pills"</blockquote> Right. Just wait til your crotch feels like its splitting in half haha."</blockquote>




Yea!

Melanie Lanteigne 17 kids; Montréal, Quebec 85 posts
29th Dec '12

If i were you i would get them done cause my sister is a dentist and she told me having braces on for too long causes your roots too shorthen, and getting them tigthned shouldnt hurt , i had too go a year without getting them done cause i had no choice to be transfered over 17 hours away for my sick daugther to a special hospital and when i got back it was like startig all over again wich for me wasnt so bad cause i only needes them for a year, but i would understand about the elastics i dont even put mine to this point cause i just feel soo uncomfy bit i dont miss applointments to get them tigth! Just be carefull teeth are precious :) but i dooo feel u for the pain and all that im the same way, but you can always take tylnol for pain too,