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by catgyrl
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 157815

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Thank you, Kip!

I just realized... I started this story when I was 42, and now I'm (gulp!) 45!! Yikes!
by catgyrl
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 47 and getting rebraced
Replies: 103
Views: 26369

Re: 47 and getting rebraced

Hey Kip!

I agree with everyone - your smile is just beautiful! I know you are a perfectionist, though, and have to wait until YOU are ready to have them removed. I would kill to have your teeth right about now, but I'm still happy with what I have. :D
by catgyrl
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 113691

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

KLO!!!! I decided to mosey on over here, and saw that you finally got debraced. YOU LOOK FAB-U-LOUS!!! Bet you still can't believe it, huh? I'm almost a year out from debracing, and can't even remember what they felt like. Now that I see old pics of myself, I see how different my smile was with my b...
by catgyrl
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 157815

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Well, HI, everyone! I know I haven't been on here in AGES!! I have a lot of catching up to do. I can't believe it's been almost 1 year since my debracing. I don't even remember how they felt anymore, believe it or not. As for my retainer wear, I had to wear the upper Essix 24-7 for the first 3 month...
by catgyrl
Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 5-Year Report
Replies: 10
Views: 3597

Re: 5-Year Report

@BraceFace2010 - my ortho's office is horrible when it comes to giving out instructions for anything. I was given ONE denture tablet (couldn't even tell what brand it was, and they never told me) to clean my retainer. I threw it away. I was also told I could use a toothbrush, but no toothpaste. I wa...
by catgyrl
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 5-Year Report
Replies: 10
Views: 3597

Re: 5-Year Report

Tim- This is a great post! I'm so happy and encouraged to hear that you're still wearing your original retainers, and also that your teeth look great! I just got my braces off last week and could not be happier. I actually LOVE my retainer. :D I guess I've gotten so accustomed to that feeling of my ...
by catgyrl
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 45326

Re: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!

YIPPEE!!! :jump: :-)o
by catgyrl
Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: New -- Retainer Wipes and Retainer Cleaning Spray!
Replies: 5
Views: 15141

Re: New -- Retainer Wipes and Retainer Cleaning Spray!

I just got debraced last week, and have been using the wipes, and they're WONDERFUL!! Easy to carry around (threw a few in my purse... a few in my desk at work...) They leave a very faint minty taste, which I also love. I use the wipes during the day and before I go to bed, and my SonicBrite cleaner...
by catgyrl
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Manufacturer/Vendor Color Rings
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Manufacturer/Vendor Color Rings

This thread can't be "bumped" into another thread. Just re-post what you posted here.

I also posted a pic of my ortho's color palette in the ligature (not ligament - haha!) thread. Good luck to you!!
by catgyrl
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 157815

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Thanks, everyone! :mrgreen: I'm on my 3rd try with the Whitestrips. The "zingers" are much less frequent and not as strong as they were the first day. Seems to be working great! @Jethro - I may sound like a freak, but I LOVE MY RETAINERS! Well, not the bonded one so much, but it's alright. I forget ...
by catgyrl
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 157815

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Thanks, GillyWeed! What IS kinda funny about just having the one extraction is that my Essix retainer looks a bit "off" because there's one less tooth on the left side. It looks like someone chopped off the last tooth on my retainer. :lol: I have to be extra careful putting it on so that it's lined ...
by catgyrl
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I NEED HELP! HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION BY MONDAY
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: I NEED HELP! HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION BY MONDAY

I also had just one tooth extracted (upper left first premolar) due to an overjet and "off" midline. I just got debraced 2 days ago, and if you look at my pics (5th post down on the following page), you will see that my ortho was able to get my midline straight with just that one extraction: http://...
by catgyrl
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Closing the gateways at 38
Replies: 26
Views: 7435

Re: Closing the gateways at 38

Don't worry about your mismatched teeth. Mine didn't match up until the actual debanding. Once, my lig came off, and the wire came out of the slot, pushing my bracket upwards; in turn, pushing my tooth upwards. I REALLY looked like Nanny McPhee then! :lol: I also experienced lots of chafing from the...
by catgyrl
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 157815

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Thanks, Mitch11, Lille and libbylou! As much of a pain in the rear as my ortho was to me (and honestly, as I was to him), this experience was SO worth everything I've been through. Lilone - my retainer is the clear, Invisalign-type, (I'm wearing it in the last pic above) but it actually does cover t...
by catgyrl
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 157815

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Hey, how come when I typed it, I got "SPAMMER"? Anyway, yeah, it was dee-lish-us!