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Offline Jonny 12

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What is it about braces & appliances that people like.
« on: 23. January 2018, 11:46:27 AM »
Hi,just throught I'd throw this open to discussion,this may have been discussed before,but here's the question,why do guys like women in braces or appliances ,why do women like guys in braces or appliances,or guys like guys in braces or appliances,women like women in braces or appliances.What is the attraction of braces or appliances.And just as importantantly why.Where does your like of braces come from.

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« Reply #1 on: 23. January 2018, 18:53:45 PM »
Now theres a question! I'm  not sure exactly what it is but i think I'm attracted to a lovely silver smile and also the more complex the braces the more I'm interested also I find headgear very sexy  which I think comes from the fact that the first girl I was close to had headgear this was in the early 80 s  I just new I thought it was facinating. Later on in life I developed a bit of a bondage fetish so think the 2 are closely connected. I was just 13 or 14 when I knew this girl so just realised  she and her braces made me feel nice nothing more at the time

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« Reply #2 on: 23. January 2018, 20:21:57 PM »
I think only a psychiatrist or a psychologist could exactly answer this question but this is probably a kind of fetichism linked to SM universe, like it could be for the leather, heels or other things like that.

I am sure some of us are also attracted to others things which are supposing to create moral or physical pain or at least uncomfort. This question could be a topic !

As seen as the polls, most of us are more attracted for very visible, painful and uncomfortable devices (headgear, herbst...) than light ones (invisalign lol).

Why we are like that... no idea but this has to be related to our youth.


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Re: What is it about braces & appliances that people like.
« Reply #3 on: 23. January 2018, 22:43:28 PM »
I think only a psychiatrist or a psychologist could exactly answer this question but this is probably a kind of fetichism linked to SM universe, like it could be for the leather, heels or other things like that.

I am sure some of us are also attracted to others things which are supposing to create moral or physical pain or at least uncomfort. This question could be a topic !

As seen as the polls, most of us are more attracted for very visible, painful and uncomfortable devices (headgear, herbst...) than light ones (invisalign lol).

Why we are like that... no idea but this has to be related to our youth.

yes, I think you probably got it right there. For me I've no idea what triggered it but probably something in my past that I was only subconsciously aware of. Maybe there was a pretty girl with braces or something but I don't really remember anyone specific!

I would say that I'm not really into anything that specifically causes pain or discomfort or embarrassment to another person (I don't get off on that at all), but it's more the look and the experience for me I guess. Each to their own of course...

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Re: What is it about braces & appliances that people like.
« Reply #4 on: 23. January 2018, 23:42:09 PM »
Don't even know if I have an answer. If I had to guess (for me personally), it was some of the girls I crushed on when I was young had braces/expanders and even a couple had a herbst. Then in high school as I said in another thread, some of the girls I was involved with had them as well. Now, I don't know if that was the main draw or just a bonus, but it was just attractive. A smile is what you notice on a person and for some reason when its all metal and complex there's something great about it.

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« Reply #5 on: 24. January 2018, 00:58:17 AM »
I really don't know why I like braces.  I've often thought about that, but I've never been able to come up with a good answer.

When it comes to braces on other people, it's not that braces alone make someone attractive.  I'm a straight guy and I like women, so it's not like I would find another guy attractive just because he had braces.  That goes for women I see too.  If I don't already find them attractive for some reason other than having braces, then I wouldn't be attracted to them just because of the braces.  Braces are definitely a major bonus, but it's not the only criteria.

In addition to finding women with braces attractive, I also enjoyed having braces myself.  I can't explain it.

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« Reply #6 on: 24. January 2018, 02:50:47 AM »
I think that part of the attraction is that someone else has something that you are not "allowed" to have, which makes you want them! Plus a certain level of awkwardness / embarrassment.

Glasses, hearing aids also fit that description.

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« Reply #7 on: 24. January 2018, 21:15:19 PM »
I think that part of the attraction is that someone else has something that you are not "allowed" to have, which makes you want them!

hmm interesting theory, I would tend to agree!! Never had braces myself so curiosity must be a big part of it for me

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« Reply #8 on: 24. January 2018, 22:36:44 PM »
I think hearing aids and legbraces are sexy too and glasses to a lesser degree I wear glasses and dont think they make me any more or less attractive I'm definitely NOT into the idea of a girl being in discomfort or pain I just like braces if we could have them without the pain and soreness that would be great. I think conventional braces are more popular because they are so visible invisilign are not clues in the name

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« Reply #9 on: 24. January 2018, 23:56:56 PM »
Very interesting question! I always refer to myself as being an outsider in two ways on this forum, in that firstly I don't particularly like the thought of having braces myself, and secondly when it comes to other people I prefer them on guys to girls.

I suppose for me, a lot of the interest surrounds the "loss of control" aspect. The fact that at any age, be it a teenager right through to an adult, you are obliged to accept you are not in charge of everything any more. That's not just in the pure aspect of what is on your teeth, but the changes in speech, the changes in how you act, i.e. the "social" side as well as the pure orthodontic side. I try and explore this at times in my fiction, with the popular jock getting the heavy metal, for example, or where an adult finds themselves in an awkward situation.

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« Reply #10 on: 25. January 2018, 02:22:29 AM »
Hi,so far the replies have been very interesting,just throught I add to my own question.i have been analysing why I have this braces fetish and I believe it's all down to the treatment I recieved when I had braces,the discomfort of having six or eight teeth removed ,can't remember which,but I can remember being very frightened of that,then being embarrassed having to wear them for three years,hating them at first,but strangely liking them later.So far it's pain and discomfort,embarrasment.maybe having the teeth removed by gas having a mask placed over my face was not nice then,but the more I think about it,the more it seems like it's connected to bondage.I think maybe all those things together really do heighten arrousal.that could be why I now have this fetish.What do you all think ?.

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« Reply #11 on: 25. January 2018, 02:24:05 AM »
I really don't know why I like braces.  I've often thought about that, but I've never been able to come up with a good answer.

When it comes to braces on other people, it's not that braces alone make someone attractive.  I'm a straight guy and I like women, so it's not like I would find another guy attractive just because he had braces.  That goes for women I see too.  If I don't already find them attractive for some reason other than having braces, then I wouldn't be attracted to them just because of the braces.  Braces are definitely a major bonus, but it's not the only criteria.

In addition to finding women with braces attractive, I also enjoyed having braces myself.  I can't explain it.

This pretty much sums up my feelings.. when I was younger, some of the first girls I made out with definitely had braces - but I wasn't attracted to the braces specifically, they just added a little something.

As I got older, the interest in braces has never waned. I'd always wanted braces myself, and when my childhood dentist told me I didn't need braces, I was disappointed, but didn't think much about it after that one appointment. I do remember that appointment clearly, and wish I had said I was unhappy with my teeth - if I remember it correctly, he sort of gave me an opening to say I want to fix this or that.

I ended up getting braces when I was 31 and wore them for 2 years. It was an awesome experience, and now (2+ years after they've been removed) I am looking for a reason to go back and see if I could do with another round of braces. My midline has shifted a bit, despite wearing my retainers religiously...

For me, more than anything the interest has always been about the feeling of braces for the wearer. What would it feel like to walk out with a new mouthful of metal.. with a new headgear that you're supposed to wear 14+ hours a day.. with a herbst or an expander that just looks like it would be so bulky and uncomfortable..?

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« Reply #12 on: 25. January 2018, 05:11:36 AM »
I think I can trace me liking them back to grade 5 or 6 when kids in my class started getting them. They looked really fascinating to me. I didn't get them myself until I was 18 but I was always really attracted to people with them through out that period. I think it came down to how they look and how they feel both as the person wearing them and as the person who is the wearers partner.

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« Reply #13 on: 25. January 2018, 18:53:26 PM »
I sometimes wonder if maybe my interest in braces has anything to do with girls I had crushes on when I was a kid.  There was one girl who I kind of liked when I was in 5th or 6th grade and she got braces, and I guess her braces sort of made me like her more.  I can't say it was just her braces though, because I had a crush on her before she got braces.  There were other girls who had braces that I never had any interest in.  It's pretty much been that way ever since, through high school, college, and my adult life.  There definitely has to be something else about women to spark the interest, but then the braces heighten the interest.  Wish I could explain why.

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« Reply #14 on: 25. January 2018, 19:05:43 PM »
I first noticed braces when a girl in my primary school was asked to speak up in assembly. She couldn't speak properly, everyone laughed and a teacher remembered something and excused her. I saw her later and she had a few wires and a mass of plastic in her mouth, a 'brace'. I like this girl anyway, as an 8 year old I had an innocent attraction to her. This new addition was very exciting, I was hooked. I can't pinpoint why.
I later discovered fixed braces and found those very attractive and incredibly interesting, a passion strong in me now. I have little or no interest in bondage or S & M, glasses do something for me, as do body braces and hearing aids.
Oddly, I feel the repeated pattern in braces has something to do with it - I find plaited hair very attractive, also pleated or certain patterned (womens) clothes attract me.
Whatever the psychological reason, I enjoy indulging my desires!

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« Reply #15 on: 27. January 2018, 20:26:44 PM »
Good question, with a lot of different answers I guess.  And all of them will be right in their own way :)

My fascination started quite early in school seeing some of the older kids wearing braces and even some of them headgear.
When I was around 11 I went to a local orthodontist myself as I was told I needed braces.  The ortho was a older guy, that I was actually related to.
I thought I'd get braces straight away at the first visit, so was a bit disappointed when I came home with nothing.  I had to have a tooth pulled, had to wait a while for the appointment for that.  And after that we moved to a different place, and the original ortho retired.  So eventually when I was 13/14 I went to see a new orthodontist, he said I ideally neeeded braces, both upper and lower.  I didnt have that many friends back then, and was very self conscious.  Some of the other kids in my class were getting theirs off, so I protested and never got them.  To this day I still regret that decision, but not sure what it might have done to my braces fascination.

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« Reply #16 on: 05. February 2018, 18:08:45 PM »
I have been attracted to braces since middle school. I think seeing my friends get expanders, braces and appliances intrigued me, especially because I didn't get braces when everyone else did. One of my friends brothers had quite a few different removable appliances and I was fascinated by them. There was something about the thought of having an appliance or braces that got to me and the sight of a girl wearing braces, especially with power chains or elastics, is very attractive. I finally got braces and part of my treatment included a jones-jig and nance appliance. It was very satisfying to have a metal contraption with acrylic on the roof of my mouth. That was followed by full ceramic braces, power chains and elastics. My ortho gave me an upper essix and lower hawley retainer. I has always wondered what it would be like to have an upper hawley, so I ordered one from the braces shop. What a feeling that is and I can't wait to order something like a twin block to see what it feels like to really have a mouth full of metal and plastic.

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« Reply #17 on: 05. February 2018, 21:29:53 PM »
I'm not sure what exactly is it with braces but I think it's mostly the feeling and the awkwardness .

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« Reply #18 on: 20. July 2020, 01:00:12 AM »
It's about not being in control. No matter what personality you have, once you have braces you have to sit at the orthodontist with your mouth open and have no choice but to accept what someone else is doing to your mouth. Not knowing what is going to happen in an appointment. You might end up with some sort of elastics, sometimes a thicker wire or other stuff. But many times you will only find out while you are sitting there with your mouth open.

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« Reply #19 on: 20. July 2020, 09:41:31 AM »
It's about not being in control. No matter what personality you have, once you have braces you have to sit at the orthodontist with your mouth open and have no choice but to accept what someone else is doing to your mouth. Not knowing what is going to happen in an appointment. You might end up with some sort of elastics, sometimes a thicker wire or other stuff. But many times you will only find out while you are sitting there with your mouth open.

Ypu described my experience so well. The length of my treatment only came up after the fixed braces were applied and wired. The headgear I received was never discussed and simply installed. I remember stepping out of the office into a full waiting room with my headgear, just waiting for the ground to open up and swallow me. It didnt, instead it created vivid memories and probably the reason I'm on this forum.  ::)

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« Reply #20 on: 17. August 2020, 23:23:05 PM »
It's definitely the awkwardness and embarrassment part for me. When I was in primary school making fun of a kid with braces would give me a rush, and as soon as the age of innocence was over, I realized they made any guy much more attractive than they would be to me if they didn't have a metal mouth. And to this day I love going out with guys with braces and hearing them complain about their treatment and being in braces in their 20s! Idk they're just so endearing :)

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« Reply #21 on: 17. November 2020, 17:35:25 PM »
For me, I think, it's the slight imperfection in the beauty of a woman (I like people who have braces, but don't want to wear them by myself). I also like crooked or slightly stained teeth.

Maybe it's easier to understand using another topic as an example: modern/contemporary classical music is often dissonant, but very interesting to listen to. Perfect aesthetic "too much" beauty tends to be boring, divergences give each one of us his_her individual charme. Excuse my bad englisch, I'm not a native^^

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« Reply #22 on: 18. November 2020, 00:51:53 AM »
I agree with the notion of a "slight imperfection."  When trying to explain my interest/fetish (which I've only done once except anonymously) I feel the need to add that you can't just put braces on just any face and I'll suddenly be attracted.  It's something that accentuates a face I already find appealing.  I like the notion of "mouth jewelry" even thought that doesn't explain it all. 

I also like the transformative process.  I find them more beautiful when the teeth get straighter.  However, the "just got braces" look has an appeal all it's own.  It's kind of a dichotomy.  I like the look of when a braced smile gets close to the end of the process, but that also means that they'll soon be off.  Also like the way it effects self confidence and like seeing a girl/woman that used to hide their smile become more confident in showing their smile.  Finally, I am truly happy and pleased when someone gets their braces off.  Just miss the braces a little down the road.

So, in a nutshell, I guess it's "the process."


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« Reply #23 on: 18. November 2020, 08:24:35 AM »
I think it’s the control aspect for me. I don’t really like the idea of having braces but it’s something medically necessary that is controlled by someone else who is basically in charge of your comfort.

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« Reply #24 on: 19. November 2020, 02:43:41 AM »
It’s definitely the control and a little bit of fear too. Like something you are afraid of is something you would also love?
I’ve always been shy about anything like this and remember being so embarrassed with my braces and having different people picking around in there. You definitely feel helpless and the element of surprise when walking out with something else added was always a thrill

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« Reply #25 on: 19. November 2020, 04:23:15 AM »
I have autism and that could be why I love hearing aids, dentures, retainers and eyeglasses with very thick lenses?   I am 29 and have my own backyard playground with 5 slides and a 12.5 foot tall commercial grade swingset.  . 

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« Reply #26 on: 06. January 2021, 18:37:05 PM »
For me it’s the embarrassment of being made to wear braces in public and making me lisp. I find it exciting and fearful at the same time.
It started for me when I was a kid and the dentist said I need braces as my teeth were bad. I never got braces as a kid but I was fearful that if went to the dentist I would be made get them. I avoided the dentist for year because of this fear. This is where my obsession started.
Eventually I got braces in my 30s which I loved. I now have hawley retainers which I love to wear in public when I can.

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« Reply #27 on: 06. January 2021, 18:39:30 PM »
I also convinced my wife to get braces which was great. She doesn’t feel the same way about braces as I do which is unfortunate.

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« Reply #28 on: 08. January 2021, 09:27:06 AM »
For me it is the lack of control and vulnerability, along with the social aspects of it.

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« Reply #29 on: 10. January 2021, 00:34:36 AM »
Its a very difficult question to answer, although I have tried to explain it at various times in other posts I suspect.
Firstly I like removables, basic Hawleys etc really.
It started at an early age maybe around 10, possibly earlier. I do remember my grandfather and then my father getting dentures and somehow I wondered how that would feel.
I remember someone in my class at primary school getting a 'brace' (retainer as I know it now).
I moved to a different town aged about 11 and was given a desk to sit at next to a boy who wore a retainer. I dont remember much about that except he would take it out for pe lessons etc.
I remember thinking it would be interesting to wear something like that and see what it felt like. Especially what it would be like not to be able to feel the roof of my mouth and what it would be like to talk or eat.
Others began to get similar 'braces' (retainers). I remember one who took two out of his mouth but at that time I dont think I realised there were top and bottom retainers available. Some had brackets and wires, ie. fixed braces, but apart from slight interest they didnt really hold any appeal to me.

I discovered that a closer friend had to wear a retainer at night. He came round to our house wearing it one day. I wanted to ask about it but didnt.

I think I used to experiment by chewing up toffee or other chewy sweets (candy) and pushing it in to the roof of my mouth to see what it was like.

And so the interest went on. Always it was a case of seeing what it was like to have something different. I willed my parents to decide that I should have a 'brace' (retainer) and my teeth would have benefitted as they were not perfect, but no one ever really thought of it and I could hardly suggest it!

Then there was a long gap until I discovered the internet and I found a company to make me what I wanted. I acquired one, then a few others. I wore one plate, which didnt show, for a number of years full time and the others when I chose...and still do. I enjoy the 'different' sensation and the fact that it is something to 'get accustomed to and deal with' but unlike many people here, its not really a case of letting them show to others or even much about others being forced to wear them. It is something about learning to adapt to them.
A lisp is something to be overcome and, in fact, I really enjoyed the fact that after some years of wearing the quite thick plate, I found I couldnt speak clearly without it and without lisping and tripping over my words.
I took it out one time, just before going into someones house to talk to them. It was so difficult that I had to make a quick excuse and go back out to the car and put it in again.

Did I explain that well? I am not sure.
Sorry if I have said it all before.
Anyone else think the same way?


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« Reply #30 on: 11. January 2021, 00:10:34 AM »
For me it is the lack of control and vulnerability, along with the social aspects of it.
i agree. Feel like you