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by r1r1r12000
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces for the second time at 25
Replies: 5
Views: 3988

Re: Getting braces for the second time at 25

Hi Kendra, Good luck! I had braces for 2.5 years from age 35-37. I went with full metal based on my ortho's recommendation. I had some initial self-consciousness, which most people seem to have regardless of bracket type. After a couple of weeks, I adjusted, and remained comfortable with my choice. ...
by r1r1r12000
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Now, with both arches on -
Replies: 6
Views: 4281

Re: Now, with both arches on -

My bite blocks drove me nuts at first! I found myself clenching down on them when talking, they gave me a minor lisp, and of course chewing was impossible at first. Then, after about two weeks, my mouth magically got used to them. Even when the ortho added some material to make them taller later on,...
by r1r1r12000
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal or Ceramic?
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Metal or Ceramic?

I have full metal. DesertD is right; nobody notices. I would choose metal if I were starting treatment again.
by r1r1r12000
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment persuaded others?
Replies: 15
Views: 1977

Re: Treatment persuaded others?

As the 37 year old at my office with metal braces, I'd say go for it! If you can get past the first few days of self-consciousness about being the 24 year old guy with metal braces and an expander, you can look forward to being the 26 or 27 year old guy with a perfect smile.
by r1r1r12000
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment persuaded others?
Replies: 15
Views: 1977

Re: Treatment persuaded others?

I have two coworkers who are now wearing braces after seeing me in treatment and talking to me about my braces. It's nice to have some company!
by r1r1r12000
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How’s everyone braces life going ?
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: How’s everyone braces life going ?

Great!

I got metal braces in September, 2016, so I'm coming up on 2 years braced. I've had some delays closing a space, but with regular rubber band use, it finally closed! We are rotating a front tooth, and then the braces will come off. I've seen huge changes in my teeth!
by r1r1r12000
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10675

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

The gap finally closed! I'm at Month 17 (as of next week) and the elastic and powerchain combo finally closed the gap on my left side that has been delaying things for several months. Side.jpg I'm still wearing the elastic and new powerchains to keep the space closed. We're now on the finishing part...
by r1r1r12000
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10675

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Well, it looks like I forgot to update this page after my last two adjustments. I'm now at 13 months in braces. At my visit 1 month ago, the orthodontist told me to resume wearing the elastic. That will probably remain for the duration of my treatment. This month we added a powerchain on top to clos...
by r1r1r12000
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: clear or metal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2326

Re: clear or metal?

Full metal here, with no regrets. Nobody has mentioned my braces except for other adults in ortho. My braces have been low-hassle. If you want to minimize conversations about them, metal brackets make it obvious what's going on in your mouth.
by r1r1r12000
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10675

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Damoz is right, tmjd!

If you've made it a week with bite blocks, you are almost to the point where they won't bother you anymore. Hang in there!
by r1r1r12000
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10675

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Thank you damoz and tillybrace!

Damoz, good luck switching to bite blocks on your molars. They are annoying at first but you will get used to them!

Tillybrace, the orthodontist thinks I'll be done in November or December, so around 15 months
by r1r1r12000
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dying for some chips and salsa
Replies: 16
Views: 1229

Re: Dying for some chips and salsa

This post struck a chord with me! I love chips; no way could I avoid them for my entire treatment. Eating anything crunchy was no fun for the first couple of weeks, but after that, I adapted. I eat chips all the time now. You just have to be very careful to arrange everything with your tongue before...
by r1r1r12000
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10675

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

I'm now 11 months into my 9 month treatment. At the most recent adjustment, the orthodontist said he'll be using an additional finishing wire probably starting at next month's appointment. I had previously been told I was on the final wires on top, but I guess there's one special one for me! The ort...
by r1r1r12000
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dating with Braces
Replies: 12
Views: 1994

Re: Dating with Braces

Based on my experience the past 10 months, my guess is that most people you date simply won't notice/care. Certainly they'll SEE the braces, but especially if you act natural, smile normally, etc. it is likely to be a non-issue, similar to whether you wear glasses or not.
by r1r1r12000
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10675

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Thanks feliciaobrien!

I never realized how crooked my teeth were until I started taking monthly treatment photos!