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by Nana51
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces in two weeks- very nervous
Replies: 23
Views: 1946

Re: Getting braces in two weeks- very nervous

Spree, I agree. This board is great. I pored over the many topics and posts in advance of getting braced in July of 2013. I was just about to turn 52. The thought of the extractions almost sent me into a tizzy for sure, but I was determined to make this small improvement in my life. I had to put tru...
by Nana51
Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Today is the day!!! So nervous!!
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Today is the day!!! So nervous!!

Congrats on the start of your journey. Be generous with wax, rinse with salt water if you have any sores spots. I'm 53 now and this whole thing has been kind of like childbirth in that the pains have faded into my memory after being almost halfway thru my three year treatment plan. It will likely be...
by Nana51
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I feel like i was kicked in the face..
Replies: 15
Views: 1310

Re: I feel like i was kicked in the face..

You can do it! Look how far you've come!
by Nana51
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: tomorrow is the big day!
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: tomorrow is the big day!

Glad it went well for you. Keep us posted with your progress.
by Nana51
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debonding in five weeks!
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Debonding in five weeks!

How exciting for you and how funny ... Your food plans! I could go for the popcorn myself but have another 30 months or so to wait. Good things come to those who wait, right?
by Nana51
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie on board!
Replies: 22
Views: 1483

Re: Newbie on board!

Good luck, leeannd! Update us later on your bracing experience as I think actual reviews of that process is helpful and informative for others like you. (YouTube is helpful too to see what to expect).
EmBRACE the experience.
by Nana51
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello! New and scared!
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Hello! New and scared!

Gappedteeth, you can do it! 18 is not old for braces. I'm sure others here will agree on that point. My user name here gives you a clue about my age and I get to wear my braces for three years! More important than having a "perfect smile" is that you are taking care of your teeth! Good luck as you b...
by Nana51
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you feel....
Replies: 144
Views: 9773

Re: What do you feel....

Feeling deprived from sampling the Christmas goodies I would normally enjoy. Everything has nuts in it and not pleasant to try to eat or clean up after. Silver lining is that I don't need the calories anyway and it won't be a forever before I can enjoy the seasonal goodies again. Gotta stay focused ...
by Nana51
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First Orthodontic visit coming up...nervous!
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: First Orthodontic visit coming up...nervous!

Welcome, librarian. :) This forum is a great place for encouragement and support. Without it, I probably wouldn't have made the decision to move forward and take the plunge. I am now 52 but notice there are even more "experienced" folks on here with braces. I'm about five months into a three-year pl...
by Nana51
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: Hello :)

Hello! Congrats on starting your journey. Hope that since you are now , what, 19 days into this, that you're settling into a routine. Routine = eat, brush, floss, wax. Repeat. Salt water rinses are great, too, in those first several weeks. Just deciding to get the braces was the hardest part for me....
by Nana51
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces to correct an open bite
Replies: 100
Views: 11212

Re: Braces to correct an open bite

What progress from your first photo! How exciting! I have open bite, too, and see that my brackets are configured very much like yours. When I began, I could put a pencil between my uppers and lowers. Now, after almost five months, I can just barely get the tip of my tongue in between uppers and low...
by Nana51
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces after 50 OMG!
Replies: 177
Views: 19098

Re: Braces after 50 OMG!

Looks great! must be exciting to begin to see that light at the end of the tunnel. So worth the time and trouble.
by Nana51
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces on! pic
Replies: 16
Views: 1654

Re: braces on! pic

Looks great...and your journey begins.
by Nana51
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And they are off.....
Replies: 15
Views: 1245

Re: And they are off.....

Congrats! Looks like worth every day.
by Nana51
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2nd adjustment...oyyyyyy
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: 2nd adjustment...oyyyyyy

My second adjustment was today. I think I have crochet work on my top wire! :) During adjustment, the tech had difficulty getting a couple of brackets closed on the bottom. There was lots of pushing and prying. It didn't hurt at the time but by now, wow... Feels like my teeth are clinched and I can'...