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by klobird
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 60 and braced
Replies: 36
Views: 1571

Re: 60 and braced

Congratulations Gia!
I hope you find, as I did, for this to be one of the best decisions you have ever made!
by klobird
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 114310

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

I got my braces at 55yr. I am 62 now and even though it was awkward having braces at 55yr, it was still the best adult decision I ever made. I want to encourage you newbies and older adults thinking about getting braces--IT IS NEVER TOO LATE!!
by klobird
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How different is life with a straight, white smile?
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: How different is life with a straight, white smile?

Life is amazing with straight, white teeth! People even notice and comment--"you have a nice smile" etc. I love it and it was worth every day of the 2 years I was in braces starting at age 55!
by klobird
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what do/did you hate the most at parts of your treatment?
Replies: 28
Views: 1958

Re: what do/did you hate the most at parts of your treatment?

The Forsus appliance...horrible...
by klobird
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Forsus Appliance!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Re: Forsus Appliance!!!

I had the Forsus...it's really uncomfortable getting food stuck where you can't get to it without putting your finger in your mouth...which is weird when your eating in a restaurant. By now you know it doesnt really hurt and is put on real fast. It pokes your bottom lips out. I hated that. The worst...
by klobird
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting a forsus appliance - so many questions!
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Re: Getting a forsus appliance - so many questions!

I have been out of braces for a couple years now..just came to browse..I was terrified if getting the Forsus. It was annnoying but not horrible..the most annoying thing with mine was that some technical problem was ALWAYS going on. Metal parts coming apart etc. After 3 months I got fed up and told t...
by klobird
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 114310

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

Soooo....just an update....my Essix retainer lasted just over a year. It's been cracked and I have to go in and get fitted for the Vivara retainer (and pay for it--another $400). I guess those last a lifetime, I think. Anyway, it's back for molds and the ortho poking around in my mouth again. Just w...
by klobird
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 114310

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

Sorry Pjade!!....haven't been online because I've been moving....Thurston Co....

Keep up all the good work everyone!!! Still can't convey enough how worth it is to go thru all the crap associated with having braces!!!! Worth every minute and every penny!!
by klobird
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dr. says I cant fix overjet without surgery. alternativs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4898

Re: Dr. says I cant fix overjet without surgery. alternativs

I also had a 10mm overjet. My overjet was corrected without surgery. The ortho used a Forsus appliance which looks worse than it is (mine had a lot of mechanical issues which made it hard to have, but other than that it wasnt so bad). I got my braces off over a year ago....having full on Damon all m...
by klobird
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 114310

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

Pjade...if you read this...I live just south of you! :)
by klobird
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced at 52 with Innovation for overbite/overjet
Replies: 50
Views: 7503

Re: Braced at 52 with Innovation for overbite/overjet

The cleaning process is always going to be a pain in the ass.....once you figure it out, it will just be the time it takes that is the most annoying. I have learned new lifelong teeth cleaning habits, and wish I had always been so good to my teeth. Thank you for your kind comments.....you would be s...
by klobird
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After braces comment....
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: After braces comment....

They are a pain in the ass...but you will get used to them...you still may not like them but it gets better...After a while you will be able to take care of them like its old hat. It will probably always be a countdown but you WILL get there!
by klobird
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Can I do it?
Replies: 534
Views: 71154

Re: Can I do it?

So glad you are doing so well!!
by klobird
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After braces comment....
Replies: 4
Views: 573

After braces comment....

It has been a long time since I last blogged. For those of you who asked, my retainers are good now and I wear them only at night which seems to work just fine. I just wanted to update and encourage all of those who are in the braces process--just starting, in the middle, toward the end.... HANG IN ...
by klobird
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 114310

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

It has been a long time since I last blogged. For those of you who asked, my retainers are good now and I wear them only at night which seems to work just fine. I just wanted to update and encourage all of those who are in the braces process--just starting, in the middle, toward the end.... HANG IN ...