Search found 128 matches

by marybee
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Weird elastic configurations
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Weird elastic configurations

Tokens are given for things like good brushing and flossing, recommending people to her practice, wearing the T shirt that she gives her patients after getting braced, etc. It's incentives for getting kids to keep their braces clean and mouth healthy but the adults get in on it' too! The prizes are ...
by marybee
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone get braces without spacers first?
Replies: 44
Views: 23472

Re: Anyone get braces without spacers first?

Kipepeo wrote:No molar bands, no spacers. I have the Damon system (self ligating braces).
Me too!
by marybee
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment longer than predicted?
Replies: 28
Views: 2666

Re: Treatment longer than predicted?

Mine was 12 to 18 months. They are coming off in 2 weeks so that will be 18 months, 4 days! :dance:
by marybee
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Turn
Replies: 26
Views: 3538

Re: My Turn

Wow!!! What a great smile, can't wait until it's my turn!!!!
by marybee
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New Member - struggling with braces!
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: New Member - struggling with braces!

Water will be your best friend. Not only for swishing out the gunk in your braces but keeping you mouth from drying out. :yuck:

Love my Water Pik!
by marybee
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is your favorite brace food?
Replies: 59
Views: 3625

Re: What is your favorite brace food?

Yogurt, baked sweet potatoes and Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream!
by marybee
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Weird elastic configurations
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Weird elastic configurations

I'm down to the last 3 weeks of treatment. Today was my last power chain (bright pink!) application and the weirdest elastic configuration I've ever seen. It starts in the very back and zig zags up and down 5 times and stops short of my front teeth. This mean NO snacks since it is a royal pain to re...
by marybee
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Want braces, but fear is getting the best of me.
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Want braces, but fear is getting the best of me.

You will be surprised at the comments - most will be positive! I've even had people tell me they wish they could go through with it. I' m now in the home stretch with about 3 weeks to go and the time had flown. I'm 57 and since this is my LAST time I made it much more fun! I honestly didn't care wha...
by marybee
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: They are off!
Replies: 32
Views: 5298

Re: They are off!

Congrats, gorgeous smile!
by marybee
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: To Get Braces Or Not
Replies: 17
Views: 1357

Re: To Get Braces Or Not

Definitely go for it, you won't regret it!!! : :-*
by marybee
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics, OMG OUCH!
Replies: 34
Views: 2053

Re: Elastics, OMG OUCH!

After wearing elastics most of the time I've had braces, it feels weird without them! Between the power chain and the tightness of the elastics, my teeth have really shaped up. Whipped those puppies into submission and now they are all straight and pretty! Next month will be the the finishing before...
by marybee
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: WAS looking forward to adjustment tomorrow... cold sore :(
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

Re: WAS looking forward to adjustment tomorrow... cold sore

I didn't get cold sores until the braces went on. ARGH.......my arch nemesis! However, the more I keep hydrated, the less cold sores I have.
by marybee
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 26
Views: 2302

Re: Freedom!

Congratulations!!!! Beautiful smile and you wear it proudly! :D
by marybee
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rectangular wires?
Replies: 18
Views: 3218

Re: Rectangular wires?

The finishing wire can be on for as little as one appointment before debracing to many many months. Mine was on for 8 months and it drove me nuts that they could call something "final" but treatment lasted so much longer! Mine is the same, it's been on 7 months BUT I found out last week I am "down ...
by marybee
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace free!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1557

Re: Brace free!!!

Awesome smile....impatiently waiting until it's my turn! :dance: