Lola's bracing herself for braces

Dear PLS,
Hi. I am going to get braces. If I get them, nobody will like me anymore and make fun of me, even my boyfriend, I'm not sure what to do! Please help.
Lola, 13

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Anonymous Josie said...

WHAT???? Don't worry, I have braces, and people will still like you! Plus, when you get them tightened, some times you can miss school for your appointment! (And they don't hurt near as bad as everyone says.)

August 19, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Anonymous cupcakes=) said...

Aww, don't worry its not like u r the only kid with braces in the whole world, i may not know how it feels, but i can tell you that its not the end of the world, and if the other kids don't like u because of ur braces they r obviously not ur friends, and if ur boy friend make fun of u he is obviously not a good boy friend!!!

August 20, 2010 at 2:14 AM  
Anonymous bailey said...

don't worry about it if your friendsa nd boyfriend really like you they will not tease you and somebody does tease just ignore it

August 20, 2010 at 2:24 AM  
Anonymous Grace 12 said...

How the heck do you know that? Everyone, even adults, usually have to get braces at some point in their life. My dad had braces when he was 35, and my mom still loved him. Lots of girls are getting braces around your age. Choose colors that make you feel good about yourself. Practice talking a lot with your family; it'll feel different. Then, practice with your friends. Tell them beforehand that you're getting them. If they're really your friends, they won't care. They'll be excited for you! If your boyfriend teases you, he's not worth it. Happy braces!

August 20, 2010 at 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Sammi said...

I'm getting braces next year, too. But your thinking about a worst-case scenario. My best friend had braces for a couple years, and nobody ever made fun of her. If anybody does make fun of you, ignore them. Your going to get beautiful and straight teeth, so who cares? If they keep teasing you then tell a teacher or your parents, see what they can do. Good luck! :)

-Sammi

August 20, 2010 at 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Grace said...

No one will make fun of you. Lots of kids have to get braces. A lot of kids in your class will have braces, even adults have them. You won't have them forever, just for a few months. You can choose different colored rubber bands.

Grace , 10

August 20, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Anonymous Natalia said...

Im getting braces next year i think i cant wait to get straight teeth at last haha!

August 20, 2010 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant wait to get braces! :D

August 20, 2010 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don not say that people are not going to like you, do not be worried, just because you are going to get braces does not mean people wont like you it is for you health and if any one says anything tell them that you dont care because it is for your health plus people should like you for who you are not for what you have on your teeth.

August 20, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Music Fanatic said...

Everyone will understand! If the are real friends they are your friends because they like who you are! and same with your boyfriend! looks are a bonus not the whole thing. they will understand.
hope I helped!~Music Fanatic!

August 20, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Cellista said...

Having braces merely boosts your self confidence even more! I don't have braces 'cause my parents can't afford them, but if I could, I would choose colors that match my personality! You'll have a beautiful smile at the end of the process, too!

August 21, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!!! braces are soo cool every body has them....my perents cant afford them for me and i feel completly opposite i want braces bcuz of how left out i feel!!

sarah 11

August 21, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you serious! o.k.i'm getting them to and i know a lot of people who has them but that doesn't mean your going to be no-friended lonely little girl the rest of your life be happy at least you'll have strait teeth ENBRACE IT!

August 21, 2010 at 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No worries, all the people i know that got braces looked fine.. they don't change your look that much! Your boyfriend's suppose to think your beautiful no matter what, if people judge you by your looks then their idiots because it's about personality not looks! "Never judge a book by its cover" ;)

August 23, 2010 at 12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't worry about it if your boyfriend actually liked you. he would like you for you and not your image!

August 23, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Buggin101 said...

Do not worry, just think, after you get them off, your teeth will be nicer than some of your friends who made fun of you!
Beauty doesn't count the most, it's the real you who should shine!
Shine your inner star girl!!
(hope i helped)
DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY :)

August 24, 2010 at 2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if u dont want braces there is another alternitive. u can get invisalign teen. its a clear alternative 2 braces its like a clear retainer.

August 24, 2010 at 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look people in my class have braces and people still like them my friend has them and she still has a boy friend (only 11) and he still likes her people will still like you feel good about yourself and you will be loved still by him

katy

August 26, 2010 at 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Chloe said...

If your friends and boyfriend stop likeing you just because you get braces, then they're not true friends. But I doubt they'll make fun of you or anything, people are nicer then you think. And besides, when they're finally off, you'll have a smile brighter then a toothpaste ad model!

August 27, 2010 at 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lola,
I'm going to get braces soon too, and although I'm worried about what people will think, I know that they'll make my smile even better than it already is... and they'll do the same for you!

August 29, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Sheila said...

I still have braces and I do not get made fun of. People thought the braces were cool.

August 29, 2010 at 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have braces and they are nothing to worry about... nobody has teased me and i think that if your friends really liked you they woudnt tease you... good luck!! p.s it will be SO worth it!!!

August 31, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Anonymous annarose19 said...

hey my friend got them and no body cared. also my friend also got a retainer and she is still the same!

August 31, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Izzy, 11 said...

Hi I am getting braces and it's like a trend in my school in England!! When you get them you could choose a pretty colour and if your friends and boyfriend really like you then they won't make fun of you! If you really want straight teeth then have braces! They won't stay on forever. Hope this helped!

September 1, 2010 at 6:05 AM  
Anonymous Little Miss Singer\Actress said...

OK,I LOVE braces as much as I LOVE Justin Bieber.In fact,Im getting them as soon as my last two teeth fall out and come back in!It's really an honor getting them!!!dont feel that way!it WILL pay off!!

September 1, 2010 at 11:22 PM  
Anonymous kuzygaga said...

well i loved my braces i miss them so dont be afferad braces are awsome

September 2, 2010 at 12:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

getting braces is not that bad!!
i have braces and my dentist lets me choose a color of the braces everytime i change them!!
and + by boyfriend just loves the braces and he says that its really cool....so dont worry!! :)

September 23, 2010 at 11:39 AM  
Anonymous sispereces9 said...

I totally and 100% understand you! I got my braces on a few months ago and before I got them on I was so depressed its not even funny! The first day I had my braces on... I absolutely HATED THEM! Getting them on was painless. I just wasnt used to looking at myself with them. But when I went to school and relized all my friends still loved me if not even more than before! Oh and 1 more tip give yourself time to get used to the look and feel of them. Theywill only hurt for about 2 days(: Hope this helps!

October 12, 2010 at 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

Braces aren't too bad. They only hurt a lot when you get them on. I got mine on in the beginning of 5th grade, got them off at in the end of 7th grade and now I have them back on at the beginning of 8th. They didn't do mine right. My advise is to brush your teeth a lot and right. Also when you are told to wear bands, just do it. You will be thankful that you had braces. Thank you.

November 9, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Braces are awesome! well, most of the time anyway. people won't make fun of you. I had braces and the best part is you have straight teeth after! Also, you get to pick cool colors! Remember to brush your teeth too!

November 26, 2010 at 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it depends on what case you have. ive had 12 teeth pulled, an oral SURGERY, braces twice, my second set is currently on for two and a half years, and so on. since your only 13, your bf is probly gonna get them sometime. brace yourself for braces. they stink, i know. but oral surgery is alot worse.

February 10, 2011 at 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG I used to be(and I think I still am:( ) soooooo scared of getting braces even though I shouldn't be seeing that I'm FIFTEEN I'm NOT afraid of what people would think because at my school loads of girls( and the popular ones too!) have got braces and all of them look cool and nobody makes fun of THEM NO I'm actually afraid of the...PAIN!!! Actually dentists are my biggest fear! I know it's crazy ( and it's not helping you) but it's true!My family can't afford them right now but I will have to get them soon because I hate it that I can't give a real smile or laugh due to my stupid teeth Seriously, braces are worth it in the end. When I'll hopefully/yikes get them, I'll also be super conscious of whether I'll look stupid and people will make fun of me but what I know for sure is that my friends will not stop liking me ( heck, two of my good friends have got braces themselves) so don't worry about that and ignore the idiots who DO make fun of you. Now can anybody please help me with my issue of being scared of the pain? Are braces really painful?? or am I just being silly??

February 22, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

make sure you use super big smiles and if they make fun of you there not a true friend (or boyfriend!). dont worry! your friend autumn

February 22, 2011 at 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont worry! i got them, and boy did they look weird, but after 4 days you-and your friends- will probably forger what u look like with no braces!

September 12, 2012 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Just chill . it will a all be oki promise you.

December 31, 2015 at 3:35 PM  

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