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by LeeAnnD
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Sorry, been MIA!
Replies: 0
Views: 644

Sorry, been MIA!

Sorry for not posting. It's been a very busy week at work. I've got week one down with my braces. It was interesting for sure. Lots of soup, mashed potatoes, grits, ice cream, etc. A couple of days I wanted to rip them off! My lowers have already moved quite a bit and I was shocked. The inside of my...
by LeeAnnD
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braced
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Braced

Hello there Huntsville! I'm also from Alabama,the central part. Congrats on your braces. I got mine on January 2nd. My teeth aren't really that sore but the inside of my mouth feels like it's been ripped to shreds!
by LeeAnnD
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Inside mouth is shredded!
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Inside mouth is shredded!

Oh me, oh my! My lips and cheeks feel like I have eaten a dozen razor blades. I am so thankful that my teeth aren't really that sore. If had to deal with that too, I would be crying! I've rinsed with warm salt water, tried wax, used Peroxyl, no relief. Any suggestions?
by LeeAnnD
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First Orthodontic visit coming up...nervous!
Replies: 5
Views: 794

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

I felt the same way! My teeth were once all pretty and as I got older...not so much. I am very paranoid about my teeth so to the ortho I went and here I am, day 2 into braces at age 49!
by LeeAnnD
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: What was your first meal/food after braces?
Replies: 125
Views: 27061

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

My first meal was tomato soup. I truly think I could have eaten something else because I wasn't in any pain BUT I didn't want a bunch of food stuck in my braces! I am paranoid about that so I see myself losing weight in this journey of braces.....
by LeeAnnD
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: new member
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: new member

Wishing you all the luck in the world!! I just got mine put on yesterday and have about 16 months to go in them! LOL
by LeeAnnD
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello from Alabama USA!
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Hello from Alabama USA!

I just got mine put on yesterday. I can say, so far, I've had very minimal pain. I have the ceramic uppers and metal lowers. I am pleased with the way the ceramics look. They are not very noticeable. I talked to several people yesterday that didn't even notice I had braces! Good luck and let us know...
by LeeAnnD
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces on January 2
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Braces on January 2

Well, it's been a whole day since I got my braces put on (ceramic uppers, metal lowers) and I can say it has not been bad at all. My teeth are not sore. The only thing is that the lowers are rubbing my bottom lip some but nothing a little wax can't cure. I started taking tylenol at 7am yesterday and...
by LeeAnnD
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie on board!
Replies: 22
Views: 1305

Re: Newbie on board!

Thanks! I've been eating all the things on the No-No list for 3 days now...all ends tomorrow at 8am!
by LeeAnnD
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello from Alabama USA!
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Hello from Alabama USA!

Hey Long Island! I looked into the 6 months braces but there were more expensive and my orthodontist isn't really a big fan. He says it's a fad. He will put them on if that is what the patient wants but he's old school I guess! My treatment plan is for 12-18 months. Good luck to you and I'm sure you...
by LeeAnnD
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello from Alabama USA!
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Hello from Alabama USA!

Just stopping in to introduce myself! I am getting my braces (ceramic uppers, metal lowers) tomorrow and I'm pretty nervous actually. I'm a 49 year old mother, wife, and grandmother.....hoping to get advice and support here.
by LeeAnnD
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to site and to Orthodontics
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: New to site and to Orthodontics

I was pondering the same thing. I finally opted for the ceramic on my uppers and metal on the lower. After some research on Invisalign I just decided that I needed something more "permanent." By that I mean, if I had Invisalign and it started bothering me, I would take them out which would affect my...
by LeeAnnD
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie on board!
Replies: 22
Views: 1305

Newbie on board!

Getting my braces (ceramic uppers, metal lowers) tomorrow. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Does that make sense? I'm hoping that by being here I can make new friends and get some advice!