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by CincyBraces
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Day 1 & EVERYTHING was done OUCH
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Re: Day 1 & EVERYTHING was done OUCH

For those who had aligners before the attachments, how bad were the first few days with attachments? (i.e. do you think getting adjusted to aligners first helped?)
by CincyBraces
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: The feelimg of plastic
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: The feelimg of plastic

I'm 37 & had braces for 4yrs as a kid. I had every imaginable torture tool (headgear, expanders, elastics, etc...) so I expect I'll have a higher pain tolerance than most. (I got used to all that stuff eventually.) I just got my aligners yesterday. I'm having a hard time concentrating on anything! W...
by CincyBraces
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't get up the courage....HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Can't get up the courage....HELP!

Jmcorris, this morning? Wow - good for you! How are you feeling?
by CincyBraces
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't get up the courage....HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Can't get up the courage....HELP!

No offense taken djspeece....thanks for reinforcing my view. Unlike most, I had a bad experience with braces as a kid. Consequently, I'm cautious about doing it again....
by CincyBraces
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't get up the courage....HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Can't get up the courage....HELP!

Newbite -- your story resonates with me. I've decided to defer. I feel really good that this is the right answer too! I don't want to ignore professional advice, but the chances of problems developing are remote as of today. If we monitor the situation & things start to shift or break, I'll have a c...
by CincyBraces
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't get up the courage....HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Can't get up the courage....HELP!

Thanks Prometheus! That definitely makes me think! This is where things get grey for me. I have my Mom's mouth - it's obvious to anyone. She's in her 60's and has only broken one tooth. They fixed it & nothing more came of it. Also, if I were a candidate for TMJ I would undoubtedly get braces now to...
by CincyBraces
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't get up the courage....HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Can't get up the courage....HELP!

Thanks EWU. I know this is a place that generally encourages those who do take the plunge. Sorry to be a negative Nancy! I'm convinced my experience won't be the same for many on here. I find it interesting that you mentioned "especially the retention period". I've really been focusing on that too.
by CincyBraces
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't get up the courage....HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Can't get up the courage....HELP!

Hey gang -- I need some help. I'm scheduled to make the financial commitment for braces on 6/12 & I'm really having second thoughts about it. I had braces as a teen for 4yrs & 2months. IT WAS HORRIBLE! I hated every moment & every step. I never wore my retainer & here I am 20 years later faced with ...