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by Jill52
Tue May 26, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: How about braces in late 50s?
Replies: 71
Views: 30433

Hi Athy , it sounds as though we might be debraced around the same time. I'm really bored with my braces now and trying not to get my hopes up, as I know it is hard for the ortho to predict exactly when. But he assured me last time that August was very, very doable. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, ...
by Jill52
Tue May 26, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 53 with new braces on for one week.
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Hi donnala - welcome! I'm in my fifties too, and I have now been braced for 15 months. I remember the early days - it takes quite a bit of getting used to. You will have good times and not so good times, but you will always find support on here. Eating is hardly an issue after a while, but I still g...
by Jill52
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: the tie is coming loose???????
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Hi there, I have metal ties too. There is always a piece that is folded back and out of the way. It could be that you moved it with your brush. I have done that before now. I usually push it back with the eraser end of a pencil. Mine are pretty well twisted up when they are put on, so I would be ver...
by Jill52
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: the tie is coming loose???????
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Hi there, I have metal ties too. There is always a piece that is folded back and out of the way. It could be that you moved it with your brush. I have done that before now. I usually push it back with the eraser end of a pencil. Mine are pretty well twisted up when they are put on, so I would be ver...
by Jill52
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TEMPORARY REMOVAL OF BRACES
Replies: 12
Views: 13656

TEMPORARY REMOVAL OF BRACES

I'm interested to hear from anyone who has had, or is planning to have their braces removed temporarily. I have arranged with my ortho to have mine taken off for 6 weeks in July while I go on a trip. I am wondering if anyone else has done this. How long was it for? Did your teeth move a lot while th...
by Jill52
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: How about braces in late 50s?
Replies: 71
Views: 30433

Hello DebbieI Welcome! And good luck with the journey. The early days are the hardest. At least they were for me. There's lots to learn, and a lot of "firsts", like eating in public places, meeting friends. You will find lots of support and encouragement here as well as lots of information. All the ...
by Jill52
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: How about braces in late 50s?
Replies: 71
Views: 30433

Hello everyone, It's nice to be back. I only just noticed that the board had opened up again. I hope you all had a good holiday season and Happy New Year to everyone - a little belated, I know. HHB Hello, how are you doing? You sounded very positive in your last post. I hope things are still going w...
by Jill52
Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: very worried... is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

I had a premolar move a long way out from where it should be, and it happened in a couple of days. I waited about two weeks for my next adjustment. My ortho said that if a tooth can move out that fast, then it can also move back that fast. I was very relieved to hear that, and it was absolutely corr...
by Jill52
Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: How about braces in late 50s?
Replies: 71
Views: 30433

Hello again LongIntheT, Yes, I'm still on a three week cycle. I must have had 9 or 10 adjustments now. I rather like it as it makes me feel that we are speeding things along, although I don't know if that's true. This last time, I had a tooth that was moving way out of where it should, but since I o...
by Jill52
Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Six Month Braces?
Replies: 11
Views: 4189

bracednconfused - Thank you. That's all very interesting and helpful. It's a few months until I might be wanting it, but it's good to be prepared.
by Jill52
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New to the site, have had braces since July
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Great pictures, Kerensa. They show your situation very clearly. It sounds as though you are well on your way and have an orhto who lets you know the plan. I look forward to seeing the next pics of that gap closing up. Keep posting.
by Jill52
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newly Braced and Concerned about Bite
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Yes, your bite will be all over the place and what you describe sounds very normal. I've been in braces for 8 months now. My bite is different from one week to the next, and it is never good. Right now, my front teeth are knocking together and my back teeth don't touch anywhere so I'm back on baby f...
by Jill52
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New too....& confused & excited & apprehensive!!
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Hello Mel, And welcome. You have quite a dental history there. It sounds as though you are being very pragmatic and responsible about your treatment. Good for you on getting several consultations to compare. It's a big decision and a big step to take, but you sound as though you are getting ready fo...
by Jill52
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Six Month Braces?
Replies: 11
Views: 4189

Hi bracednconfused, I'm very interested in your experience of having your braces taken off temporarily. Can you tell me more about that. Was it expensive? Was your ortho happy to do it or did he advise against it? If I'm not out of braces by my projected date of June 09, I will seriously consider th...
by Jill52
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Feelings and emotions at the beginning of treatment
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Hello uncertain from Finland, I can totally relate to your experience. I was an emotional mess for the week before and about three weeks after getting braces. It's a huge and difficult decision and takes a lot of adjusting. This may sound a bit strange to some, but I think moving your teeth around c...