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by wired nana
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm 54 what was I thinking???
Replies: 25
Views: 4166

Re: I'm 54 what was I thinking???

Hi Peggyfaye,
I'm 57 and have had my braces on for a liitle over 9 months. In the beginning I asked myself "what was I thnking" just about every day. Now I only ask myself that every 2-3 weeks! It has gotten a lot better, and it will all be worth it.
by wired nana
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How bad is the pain when you first get braces?
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

I went straight back to work after getting my braces on and had no problems. Biting/chewing on the other hand was a problem. I just couldn't do it, my teeth felt numb and my bite was crazy. That improved pretty quickly, though. Good luck at your dinner party, hopefully there will be some soft foods.
by wired nana
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: cost is a deal breaker at my age.... right?
Replies: 25
Views: 3955

You're not too old! I'm 56 and have had braces on for six months. My husband is also 62 and going to retire soon. I decided if I was ever going to do this, it had to be now. The cost of my treatment (for 24 months) is about $5300. I paid a pretty good down payment and am paying $100 a month for the ...
by wired nana
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Welcome and congratulations on the beginning of your braces journey!
by wired nana
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6422

The thought of it freaked me out, too, but it really didn't hurt much at all. Much less that I expected. The "bandages" that you have to keep on for a week or so (made out of some kind of plaster, maybe?) was the most annoying part to me, but not painful. I want to say they charged around $1700, but...
by wired nana
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6422

Hey Dangerdude,
I'm 56 years old, went through the deep cleaning stuff, had a tissue graft on my bottom front gums last year due to gum recession. Now I've had my braces on for six months and it's going well. I think you should definitly get another opinion. Don't give up hope!
by wired nana
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Gaining Weight on Braces!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7999

I feel like I'm eating way too much junk food, because it's easier to eat ice cream, pastries, crackers, etc. for snacks than salad and raw fruits and veggies. Pringles chips are really easy to eat, because they just kind of melt in your mouth. Not as good as regular chips, but not bad!
by wired nana
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I feel free!
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Sounds like a great day, congratulations!
by wired nana
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm new at this...
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Congratulations on getting braced, Danielle 18! I think a lot of people had that moment of "what have I done, and how can I get these things off?' in the first couple of days. Don't worry, it will get better!
by wired nana
Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about hygiene during braces! Need help please.
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

I do brush at work after lunch, but I'm the ony woman where I work, so I essentially have my own personal bathroom. I keep a tupperware box with brush, paste, disposable bathroom cups, etc. in the bathroom, so it's very easy for me. I can see where it would be kind of weird if you had co-workers in ...
by wired nana
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: general new stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 1716

Flossing was such a pain at first, it would take me 30 minutes. Now I can do it almost as fast as I used to do without braces, and it feels so good when I'm done!
by wired nana
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Going for a few days in a row with no wax in my mouth. Yea!
by wired nana
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 5 weeks, still no sandwiches...
Replies: 23
Views: 3919

It took at least six weeks or so before I could bite anything with my top teeth. They just felt numb. I just got my lower six bottom teeth braced this week, and it's the same thing, can't bite with my bottom teeth.
by wired nana
Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: YOUR best and worst...
Replies: 23
Views: 4599

Worst: A tie between poking wires and always having to think about what I'm going to be able to eat (then having whatever it is get stuck everywhere)
Best: I'm one fifth of the way through my 24 months!
by wired nana
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thank God for Dental Wax!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3203

Yes, I love the silicone, too. Great stuff!