I've had braces for one year and 7 months now.
At the time, the doctor said that I would need to wear it for "more than one year, less than two". Well, I'm ready to take them off! OK, not really. I am sick of having braces, but this doesn't look nearly done.
My doctor keeps messing around my teeth's position.She makes them move around, she makes them shift and I get gaps between my teeth. Huge gaps. Like I'm missing a tooth. Yeah, it's crazy weird.
I've had all different types of appliances on my braces now. I've had elastics to connect top and bottom jaws, chain-elastics, and I've had a spring between two brackets! Oh yeah, that was fun -- it was painful AF! Honestly, I didn't knew that this was going to be such a hassle! Having food stuck on my braces all the time is not fun at all! Oh and you know what else is not fun? Having stained elastics! Oh yeah. I always ask for elastics with bright, bold colors. But last month I wanted pink and they only had baby pink. Worst decision ever. After a week my elastics were all yellow-ish because of all the coffee I drink. Disgusting. Never happening again.
-- I've restrained my self from doing this type of posts, because usually they're not very popular. However I like to keep a record of what is going on. And btw, if you have any question about my braces experience, you can leave them in the comments. --