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    Im a 17 year old girl planning to study physics at uni next year but will have braces in my first year,is having braces at this age fairly normal or will people think its at bit strange :/
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    I didn't have my braces taken off 'til I was well into age 18 I was still at college when I had them removed but it's not unknown of to be heading into your 20s before they're taken off. If anyone notices them it'll be a fleeting "huh, braces" moment that will never occur to them again. People at Uni tend to be a lot less judgmental, so I wouldn't worry.
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    No there shouldn't be a problem just prepare for pain, braces hurt!
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    (Original post by Andaxay)
    I didn't have my braces taken off 'til I was well into age 18 I was still at college when I had them removed but it's not unknown of to be heading into your 20s before they're taken off. If anyone notices them it'll be a fleeting "huh, braces" moment that will never occur to them again. People at Uni tend to be a lot less judgmental, so I wouldn't worry.
    Thanks that really put my mind at rest as most of my friend had them on and off in early teens and i really didnt want it to ruin my uni experience
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    (Original post by emski)
    No there shouldn't be a problem just prepare for pain, braces hurt!
    I heard theyre really painful which isnt very good for me as im terriefied of the dentist, and hate them going near my mouth, ive already had 5 teeth out that was traumatic enough for me im glad to hear that it wont be an issue at uni though, thanks
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    I know several people at university with braces. Nobody cares in the slightest. I think people dramatically overthink braces in general to be honest. They're a massive nuisance in terms of eating, they can hurt a bit and are really inconvenient in so many ways, but I don't think I've ever seen more than an extremely low level of "banter" in relation to braces.

    Loads of people have braces. They've become very normal in everyday life now, and I don't think you have anything at all to worry about, university or not.
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    (Original post by President Snow)
    I know several people at university with braces. Nobody cares in the slightest. I think people dramatically overthink braces in general to be honest. They're a massive nuisance in terms of eating, they can hurt a bit and are really inconvenient in so many ways, but I don't think I've ever seen more than an extremely low level of "banter" in relation to braces.

    Loads of people have braces. They've become very normal in everyday life now, and I don't think you have anything at all to worry about, university or not.
    Thats great to hear, thanks
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    i have braces my friend who is at oxford studying medicine has braces dont worry about it
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    (Original post by sophiamarni)
    i have braces my friend who is at oxford studying medicine has braces dont worry about it
    im glad it doesnt sound as uncommon and such a big issue as i thought i might be, thanks
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    (Original post by abimoon)
    I heard theyre really painful which isnt very good for me as im terriefied of the dentist, and hate them going near my mouth, ive already had 5 teeth out that was traumatic enough for me im glad to hear that it wont be an issue at uni though, thanks
    People at uni really are not very judgmental since they are all so different but get thrown together and have to live with one another. Nobody will mind

    For the record, when I got my braces I was a lot younger than you - 5 or so years ago and I didn't find it painful and my pain threshold is only average.

    The most painful dental procedure I had done was a root canal filling.
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    I had braces all the way through my first year at uni. No-one ever commented on them, the only issue would have been if they had broke - I would have had to travel all the way back home to have them fixed because you can't generally transfer to an orthodontist near your uni.
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    (Original post by abimoon)
    I heard theyre really painful which isnt very good for me as im terriefied of the dentist, and hate them going near my mouth, ive already had 5 teeth out that was traumatic enough for me im glad to hear that it wont be an issue at uni though, thanks

    yeah braces might not be the best...
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    i have braces, and have not had any trouble from people about about it
 
 
 
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