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by lydime
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Deciding against orthognathic surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

Re: Deciding against orthognathic surgery

Hi! When I was 22 I went to an orthodontist to see about getting brace he really pushed surgery told me it was the only option, etc. like you I felt attractive and confident before, obviously not totally happy with my teeth but he made me feel like a freak. I also couldn't take time off for recovery...
by lydime
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hi, New here.. 34 and going for braces
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Hi, New here.. 34 and going for braces

I was 34 when I had them but on. I am 35 now and with luck they will be off before I am 36. It's never too late. It has been worth it, for me!
by lydime
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.
Replies: 21
Views: 5579

Re: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.

Thanks for the positive comments. The ortho sounded pretty sure, I hope he was right. I just gotta keep wearing these annoying triangles!
by lydime
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crunching and cracking sensation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

Re: Crunching and cracking sensation?

I haven't had it again since the first time with the expanding wire. I kind of miss it, lol, I'm weird.
by lydime
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.
Replies: 21
Views: 5579

Re: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.

Well, it has been about a year since I have had braces. I am just thrilled with the results so far. My only regret is that I didn't do it earlier. My ortho appt was this morning and he said I am ahead of schedule and were are looking at November or December for a deband date. Either the next appt or...
by lydime
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crunching and cracking sensation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

Re: Crunching and cracking sensation?

ok, that makes me feel a lot better. Thanks!
by lydime
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crunching and cracking sensation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

Crunching and cracking sensation?

Hi all. I have had braces for about 9 months. At my last appointment a week ago, I had brackets places on my very back molars to help tip my molars out from this / to this | to relieve crowding on the upper. So, this has been very painful, worse than when I first got them on. But that's ok, means it...
by lydime
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.
Replies: 21
Views: 5579

Re: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.

Actually, I am gonna put up some more pics. I think there is a difference between he last set and now. I know I LOVED pics while debating braces, so hopefully it helps someone.
by lydime
Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.
Replies: 21
Views: 5579

Re: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.

Thanks both. It sounds silly but hearing that made me feel a lot better. I ask my husband, but he is like "I don't see anything." :/ I guess it's hard day to day to see as much change as pics over time. I wish I was better at pics, even though the arch is not tipped out all the way yet, it is much m...
by lydime
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: IPR experiences?
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: IPR experiences?

I haven't had it yet, but will. Do your teeth look much smaller? That is what weirds me out a bit. Of course, it's worth it for movement with out extractions!
by lydime
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.
Replies: 21
Views: 5579

Re: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.

Just another update. No new pics because it dosent look much different in there. I have a power chain across all my bottoms. Still in heavy custom bent arch expanding wire. And triangle elastics. My arch molars are tipping very slowly. Ortho said that is expected. Next month, I am getting brackets o...
by lydime
Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.
Replies: 21
Views: 5579

Re: 34 year old with braces. My updates and progress.

So my bite keeps closing impressively fast, my ortho is really pleased with how its going. My upper arch was ready for a super thick heavy wire to start tipping teeth out to relieve crowding. Oh, wow, it hurts, two days and I am still on Advil. Way worse than pain than anything yet. Ortho said somet...
by lydime
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Hi posted this over on metal mouth forum, oops! repost
Replies: 13
Views: 1804

Re: Hi posted this over on metal mouth forum, oops! repost

Oh yes. Usually I take them out to eat, especially now with my super small ones. But I have probably eaten a couple rubber bands...yuck!
by lydime
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Enlarging the jaw muscles (masseters)
Replies: 23
Views: 11644

Re: Enlarging the jaw muscles (masseters)

Carole Maggio has a book called Facersize and there is an exercise for widening slim faces. Also, you tube facial exercise and you may be able to find a free example ( kind of have to see it, hard to explain) I do facial exercises for youthfulness and they work pretty well when I am consistent ( rar...
by lydime
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Hi posted this over on metal mouth forum, oops! repost
Replies: 13
Views: 1804

Re: Hi posted this over on metal mouth forum, oops! repost

You were right, took a while to notice, just stopped worrying about it for a few months...and wow, comparing these pics to the ones I posted on my new thread, it is like night and day already !