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by CleoAZ
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Cleo's ortho journey :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: Cleo's ortho journey :)

OH - one more thing - pics of my initial impressions.... wow - like I said before - I was always pretty happy with my teeth, I must have been looking at a picture of someone else and not in the mirror.... holy smokes my teeth needed these braces!! I am glad to be able to check out the impressions - ...
by CleoAZ
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Cleo's ortho journey :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: Cleo's ortho journey :)

OK - been just over a week since my last adjustment - got heavier wires and SWEET pink ligs :mrgreen: No pain to speak of - although I do have a long wire on the bottom that I need to get trimmed.... just too busy with work to make it to the ortho's office.... Oh well - that is what wax is for! Pret...
by CleoAZ
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160215

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Congrats on a debracing light at the end of your tunnel! So exciting!!
by CleoAZ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Cleo's ortho journey :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: Cleo's ortho journey :)

Hi Cleo, What is he going to achieve with TAD's in your case? I've seen that mentioned here on the boards but don't know much about them. Your teeth look amazing! Good luck! Well - I think he is expecting my upper (very old) extraction gaps to be stubborn and not close easily. I, on the other hand,...
by CleoAZ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: On My way!!
Replies: 62
Views: 9487

Re: On My way!!

HI CleoAZ! Although I hated the whole visit and had to remind myself to breath through my nose the whole time, I was super happy that he took off the buttons and ligual power chains! I now have "regular" good ole fashion metal braces only--no more buttons and powerchains. I also got myself a coil s...
by CleoAZ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: On My way!!
Replies: 62
Views: 9487

Re: On My way!!

Hope your adjustment went well yesterday Anngie - I had one yesterday too. I know what you mean about getting yourself into a panic about it. I never sleep well before any dental appointments, and then they are typically no big deal (at least that has been my recent experience).
by CleoAZ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Can I do it?
Replies: 534
Views: 72043

Re: Can I do it?

Ebony - your ortho rocks!! I love mine, but yours is seriously amazing!! Way to go! I just got my 16 wire swapped out yesterday to a 18, and am holding strong too. Not too much pain so far, and nice to see movement already. Stay the course - you will be glad that you did and your teeth will be FABUL...
by CleoAZ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Cleo's ortho journey :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: Cleo's ortho journey :)

7/11/12 - Update Well - had another adjustment yesterday. Got thicker wires top and bottom (now in 18 from a 16 heat activated), and new ligs (pink). It was super nice being able to do a quick brush and floss at the ortho's office yesterday before they put the new wires on too. Will post pics next w...
by CleoAZ
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hey!
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Hey!

Still drinking wine / beer and coffee, but I brush all the time now it seems and NEVER go to bed without brushing / waterpiking / flossing and using a fluoride rinse.
by CleoAZ
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are orthodontic records necessary for proper treatment?
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: Are orthodontic records necessary for proper treatment?

I also went to the ortho that my dentist recommended. He did my son's braces a couple of years ago and the results are beautiful! My consult / impressions / photos were all free.
by CleoAZ
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14757

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Wow - just WOW Jay! It seems like most people show noticeable movement on the bottom arch first and the tops are slower to come around, but your upper movement blows me away! In just 3 months!! Holy Moley!! congrats :BigGrin:
by CleoAZ
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Metal or clear
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Metal or clear

I have clear on top. They seem huge to me compared to the metal on the bottom, however, with that being said, they are a lot less conspicuous than the metal. So as a 42 year old woman, I am very glad I have clear on top! Now, I just wish I had been born with naturally beautiful teeth (or parents wh...
by CleoAZ
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Cleo's ortho journey :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: Cleo's ortho journey :)

JEEEEZZZ - can everything just stop for a few minutes..... Life has been CRAZY!! End of our fiscal year at work (oh the humanity - everyone has gone certifiable), on top of regular craziness with home life (one son is about to deploy to Afghanistan, one son got a job - but doesn't have transportatio...
by CleoAZ
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 42 years old and getting braces Monday.
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Re: 42 years old and getting braces Monday.

Good luck! I got mine on (uppers & lowers) about 6 weeks ago and I am almost 39. Just embrace it (haha excuse the pun) and keep us posted with your progress :)
by CleoAZ
Thu May 31, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Cleo's ortho journey :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: Cleo's ortho journey :)

Well - I am still just plugging away - brushing all the time, lots of wiggling loose teeth and movement. Pretty pleased so far - just over one month down :mrgreen:

Here are some pics so far: