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My parents paid alot of $$ to get early braces for DS, now he won't wear his retainer. Right now he is up in his room crying and i know it probably hurts bc he doesn't wear it often enough to get used to it. It is late and he won't sleep. He just took it off again. How do i ~force~ him to wear it?

He just came down here and announced that he will never wear it again, What do i do? I'm about to lose it. Right now i'm calm with him , but if he keeps pushing me.....
 

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Thank you,

I think i will go to see his orthodontist. I like the idea of one permanantly wired in.

He does want the changes, but in fits of anger he says he doesn't care (we have bipoler issues and he is very hard to reason with once in a 'state')

I also feel bad bc my parents paid thousands of$$ for the braces and i feel he is oblidged to wear the retainer
 

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Hes 10yo and does complain that it hurts, i guess i'll have to give up the power struggle, i don't want him to hurt, i guess i've been choosing this as a battle, which never helps.

Still feel guilty about the grandparents though, i hope that when the defensiveness wears off , he will decide to wear it again
 
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