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by Steph30
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starting my Braces treatment at 30!
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Starting my Braces treatment at 30!

Welcome, I got my braces put on a few months before turning 30.. i'm 8 months in and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made.. not the most comfortable, but totally worth it!
by Steph30
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Arch widening progress happiness!
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Arch widening progress happiness!

Awesome!!!!!
by Steph30
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Hi all!

Welcome! That's so sweet that you get to do this with your daughter!!! Always nice to have someone to commiserate with.

:)
by Steph30
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: braces and face changes
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: braces and face changes

All I notice is I have an actual smile!, more confident now with my braces than before. Cant wait to see the after!!
by Steph30
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 94
Views: 9087

Re: 29 - Braces Journey - updated

Just a little update - I had my adjustment on the 17th. Both power chains were removed and wires switched out, my upper and lower front teeth were tied off to keep them from moving and elastics were added from the 4th upper to the 6th lower - Ortho is trying to change my bite a bit more. I have been...
by Steph30
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bite plate misery!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Re: Bite plate misery!!!

I feel your pain, although mine was removable, thank god!!!.. At first my speech was so awful, and my dental assistant who fit it made me leave it in to make my next apt and I was sooo horrified. My speech got better in time, I wore it as often as possible, but never to work. It was out within proba...
by Steph30
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 94
Views: 9087

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Hey Stephanie, as the others have already stated, ceramics are the best solution, unless you decide to get braces on the back of your teeth. If you consider these, however, you'll have to know that they impair your speaking ability and give you a slight lisp. They are also more expensive. Ceramics ...
by Steph30
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 94
Views: 9087

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Hi, I just want to say that I have ceramic upper and metal lower. Although a bit bulkier I definitely don't regret the ceramics and they are far less visible. The only annoying thing is when you have a metal coil with them - kind of defeats the object! Thank you, I'm happy I went with the ceramic u...
by Steph30
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Clapped in Metal - at 37
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Clapped in Metal - at 37

Welcome! I had similar jaw issues when starting this process 6 months ago, my jaw pain and headaches in the morning are much better already! Good luck :)
by Steph30
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 4319

Re: Just saying hello

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Looking Great!!!!
by Steph30
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 94
Views: 9087

Re: 29 - Braces Journey *Updated with pics Oct 12

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by Steph30
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 94
Views: 9087

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Today marks my 6 month mark in braces... I'm still in shock with how fast time goes by. As expected teeth movement have slowed down and I cant really notice much, but I had an adjustment yesterday and ortho said everything is right on track and things are going great. I got power chained in two plac...
by Steph30
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 94
Views: 9087

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Time sure flies! Ive been in my braces for 5 months and 17 days.. THATS CRAZY!... I have an adjustment coming up on the 27th and I'm going to ask about the possibility of being out by Sept of next year, that would be amazing.. I feel like not a whole lot has been happening lately though. My jaw howe...
by Steph30
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at age 39 - Advice Please!
Replies: 76
Views: 7240

Re: Braces at age 39 - Advice Please!

Waiting on an update :D
by Steph30
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weight & Braces
Replies: 37
Views: 38548

Re: Weight & Braces

Yesss.. I'm not complaining! 15 pounds down in about 5 months.. So much less snacking, eating is so time consuming now, half the time I just give up.. so my meals are much smaller and fewer between. I do still indulge in pasta and soft foods because they are so much easier to eat!! Maybe I should st...

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