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by sage
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: ouch now wearing 4 banded brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 929

ouch now wearing 4 banded brackets

Everything was ticking along nicely until two days ago when I got my back four teeth braced with metal bands. Prior to this I'd not had any brackets on my very back teeth. Man...this is a whole new world. I think it will get better but man are those bands sharp!! Anyone have any handy tips. I'm waxe...
by sage
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces for the first time...at 39!
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Braces for the first time...at 39!

Goodluck!!! It's daunting but also really exciting. I'm 45 soon and have been braced for 6 months...yeah sometimes they are a pain but sometimes I completely forget that I have them. Although I don't have TMJ I was driven to seek treatment for ongoing dental pain...that drove me mad. I was living on...
by sage
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Newbie needing help - Invisalign THEN braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2086

Re: Newbie needing help - Invisalign THEN braces

This site can be a bit daunting at the beginning but there is so much good information and so many people willing to share their knowledge. I've got a 5 mm overjet. I have clear on top and metal on bottom. Honestly if I did it again I would just have metal all over. People have been so great and see...
by sage
Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: UGH and Hi
Replies: 32
Views: 9377

Re: UGH and Hi

Hot pink and teal would look great. I've often picked colours randomly and they've ended up looking good. My ortho doesn't have a big colour choice also. Bummer. Not sure about the metal tie but can you put wax on it? Or can you go back and get it fixed....sounds annoying! :gavel: Thanks for the tra...
by sage
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: UGH and Hi
Replies: 32
Views: 9377

Re: UGH and Hi

For me it's a teeth thing. I have a severe overbite, so I have a retainer on top that doubles as a guard. I would just knock the brackets off right now from clenching if I got them at the same time. Oh I understand now about getting only tops or bottoms on etc. What's with the clenching thing. I do...
by sage
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: UGH and Hi
Replies: 32
Views: 9377

Re: UGH and Hi

Wow you're quite brave going to summer camp with new braces. I do think that people who are still at school. Seem to handle it so much better than us 'oldies'! Lol. I like your up and coming colour choice...blue and purple look great together. Good luck with your first adjustment. Mine was a breeze....
by sage
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: UGH and Hi
Replies: 32
Views: 9377

Re: UGH and Hi

A migraine. ....no fun. Hope you're feeling better now. Pjade how are you doing? I'm a bit mixed up because of time difference....it's my Saturday so maybe you're braced? How did it go and how are you feeling? I notice a lot of people only get the top or bottom on to start with. Is this a teeth thin...
by sage
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: UGH and Hi
Replies: 32
Views: 9377

Re: UGH and Hi

True...but if they fell out and you grew new ultra perfect teeth that didn't require any ortho.treatment, that would be a different story.
by sage
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: UGH and Hi
Replies: 32
Views: 9377

Re: UGH and Hi

I get a strange crackling on certain back teeth from time to time...kind of like a creak...doesn't hurt but freaked me out first time it happened. If you're a dork like me you'll find the wiggly thing a total blast! Lol...it's like being five again except no teeth fall.out and you don't get any $ fr...
by sage
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottoms go on tommorow at 2!! color suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 735

Re: Bottoms go on tommorow at 2!! color suggestions

Cool they look awesome. Do u have a clear wire on top?
by sage
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottoms go on tommorow at 2!! color suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 735

Re: Bottoms go on tommorow at 2!! color suggestions

I pick different colours each monthly adjustment. I think the teal, blues and greens look great. I couldn't stand black....looked like I had a tobacco chewing habit. I've got red at the moment but they make your teeth look yellowish!!! I've had no problems with staining. I have power chains so I can...
by sage
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Feeling really low, need some support.
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Feeling really low, need some support.

Hey....hang in there! If you've got a good ortho they will know what they're doing. My ortho is lovely but he doesn't really tell me much unless I ask. They can seem vague but perhaps it's because it's such a long process and things shift and change. I guess it takes as long as it takes.... Sometime...
by sage
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: UGH and Hi
Replies: 32
Views: 9377

Re: UGH and Hi

Good luck for Friday pjade. I found the process of putting the braces on ok. But the next day everything felt so far beyond weird...i think braces are a pain in the neck but overtime you notice them less. Every time something moves something new happens. I found the weirdest thing was after a few da...
by sage
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: UGH and Hi
Replies: 32
Views: 9377

Re: UGH and Hi

How do I get a tracker?
by sage
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: UGH and Hi
Replies: 32
Views: 9377

Re: UGH and Hi

Hi :-*

I've been braced for five and a half months. No major problems. Lots of wax as prevention is better than cure. I've noticed lots of changes so far.
When I'm allowed I'll post some pics. Do any of u have colours and how are you feeling about being out and about in public with your braces?