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by SunshineRay
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Those in late 30s or 40s - do you regret getting braces?
Replies: 17
Views: 7426

Re: Those in late 30s or 40s - do you regret getting braces?

Hi, I got my braces on at 38 and while I was embarrassed most of the time.....I soooo wish I had done it sooner.
by SunshineRay
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces to correct an open bite
Replies: 100
Views: 10928

Re: Braces to correct an open bite

I came back to check on you! Your teeth look so pretty. I hope you are really happy now.
by SunshineRay
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cold Feet! 24 hours until braces being fitted!!
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Cold Feet! 24 hours until braces being fitted!!

I put off getting braces until I was almost 40. Now with them off for months.....the only thing I regret is not doing it sooner!
by SunshineRay
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced day be kind to me.
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Braced day be kind to me.

Good luck, you wont regret this decision in the end!
by SunshineRay
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Using whitening gel with essix retainer?
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Using whitening gel with essix retainer?

I would ask your Ortho but my guess would be no. I have Essix and the water cant be really hot when you clean them plus you can only leave them in the cleansing product for a short time. To me that means they are really sensitive.
by SunshineRay
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 44 yrs old, got braces yesterday so far so good
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: 44 yrs old, got braces yesterday so far so good

Good luck! You wont ever regret this decision.
by SunshineRay
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braced at 39 and so happy...
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

Re: Braced at 39 and so happy...

Good for you! I was the same age and had them on 12 months (12-18mo estimate in the beginning) and I am sooooo so glad I finally went through with it. Being able to smile freely was worth a year of minor hassle and embarrassment. (me personally, I know most arent embarrassed)
by SunshineRay
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainers: Essix or Hawley
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Retainers: Essix or Hawley

I didnt have a choice so you may want to ask your Ortho what will be better for your case. I have Essix and only wear it at night now. I havent had any problems except for plaque buildup but I have recently solved that with a minor tweak to my cleaning routine.
by SunshineRay
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I will get debraced soon....
Replies: 69
Views: 5464

Re: I will get debraced soon....

Beautiful! I hope you are feeling beautiful too! xo
by SunshineRay
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I will get debraced soon....
Replies: 69
Views: 5464

Re: I will get debraced soon....

Ohhhhhh Anna, I want to yell hooray from the rooftops! I am so so happy that you are happy!!
by SunshineRay
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anxious and scared for debracing.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1576

Re: anxious and scared for debracing.....

Hugs Anna! You can do this. You will look great!
by SunshineRay
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces to correct an open bite
Replies: 100
Views: 10928

Re: Braces to correct an open bite

Yay! I hope you love your smile when the braces come off!!
by SunshineRay
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting Braces At The Age of 54!
Replies: 268
Views: 27649

Re: Getting Braces At The Age of 54!

Yay Dee! That time will fly by and you will be done soon! :D
by SunshineRay
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Do essix retainers make you lisp and do they hurt?
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: Do essix retainers make you lisp and do they hurt?

I never do it in front of anyone, except family. I will go to the bathroom or something.