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by LEtranger
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LEtranger 31 & braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: LEtranger 31 & braces

Speech issue cleared up pretty quickly. Most recent issue is that for the last days I have not been able to drink anything, regardless of temperature but worse with hot/cold. I get this intense pain in one the the back upper teeth if I drink anything without a straw. I was at the dentist for a adjus...
by LEtranger
Fri May 18, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Excited/nervous
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: Excited/nervous

Thanks for the support everyone! SO today is my 3rd day in braces and I must say that I was quite surprised at the level of discomfort that I've had while chewing. The "softest" of foods have been difficult to chew ie pasta/fish/bread :cry: . The first day with my braces on wasn't so bad in terms o...
by LEtranger
Mon May 14, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My girlfriend is getting braces too!
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: My girlfriend is getting braces too!

I can really see how knowing someone getting braces can inspire others. I don't know anyone in real life that has or have had braces after the age of 20 so this forum really helps. I'm glad my girlfriend does not have any problems with her bite as it's enough with me being grumpy around the apartment.
by LEtranger
Sun May 13, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Excited/nervous
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: Excited/nervous

Good luck and welcome to the forums!

Keep your focus on it being something you really have wanted to get done for a long time even when the braces are giving you a hard time.
by LEtranger
Fri May 11, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: What was your first meal/food after braces?
Replies: 125
Views: 27465

Re: What was your first meal/food after braces?

Cream of carrot soup, chicken a la king, and tiramisu, from the cafeteria of my grandmother's nursing home. She said she wanted to be the first person after my ortho to see me on Brace Day, so I visited her right after my appointment, and it was lunch time. I was afraid of eating right away, but fo...
by LEtranger
Fri May 11, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LEtranger 31 & braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: LEtranger 31 & braces

Talking is really hard, got a mean lisp. Trying to read out loud when I can at home but last night I also realised that eating is going to be very hard. The plastic behind my front teeth means I can't bite down so my molars don't connect which means it's impossible to chew anything. Guess I have to ...
by LEtranger
Thu May 10, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 29
Views: 6469

Re: Newbie

Very jealous but huge congrats!
by LEtranger
Thu May 10, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LEtranger 31 & braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: LEtranger 31 & braces

Almost 2 months in and haven't been at the forum for a while. Things have been going really well. A bit awkward socially but gotten quite used to it. Today I went to my doctor and got fitted with the lower brackets and wire which feels quite ok. The biggest issue right now is the plastic piece they...
by LEtranger
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jana's Journey
Replies: 49
Views: 11338

Re: Jana's Journey

Thanks for sharing!

Can relate to so much of what you are writing/showing. Going to keep my eye on your progress.
by LEtranger
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: And So It Begins!
Replies: 45
Views: 7976

Re: And So It Begins!

Sorry to hear about the issue with bleeding. Being without food can really get your mood down. Hope you can reward your self with something good soon enough.
by LEtranger
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces, finally!
Replies: 49
Views: 8237

Re: Braces, finally!

I'm "just" having one or perhaps two incisors removed and I'm also freaking out a bit. Seems like it's more common to remove premolars but I just have to put faith in my dentist. I just posted one picture in my thread, it took me one week to do it even though I took pictures before even getting the ...
by LEtranger
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Braces at 54, with pics
Replies: 30
Views: 13452

Re: My Braces at 54, with pics

Great progress from the first pictures. Hope you'll get a brace free summer!

I have heard people say that ceramics takes longer, but how much longer? Does not really matter in my case but I'm just curious.
by LEtranger
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LEtranger 31 & braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: LEtranger 31 & braces

Aww,dont b disappointed,i am sure ur ortho has a valid reason for doing things in stages Yeah, I think so to. I'm worried about what will be done (extractions) and how the end result will look. You want to keep yourself motivated on how it will look when it is all finished but at the same time you ...
by LEtranger
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: kellyb's story (belatedly)
Replies: 276
Views: 29865

Re: kellyb's story (belatedly)

Inspiring to read about your positive attitude.
by LEtranger
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New to Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: New to Forum

Welcome and good luck!

Also daydreaming about food.