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by LisainTX
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 59
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: Braces at 59

Braces at 57 here! So happy to see all of you 50s here!! :) I literally just got back from my FINAL adjustment. My braces come off the day before my next birthday in August and I am thrilled. PLEASE hang in there. It is truly worth it and trust me - you will see major changes quickly. You situation ...
by LisainTX
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: The Day is Almost Here!
Replies: 1
Views: 304

The Day is Almost Here!

Wow, time flies! I am about to get my braces off, very likely this month. It is going to be weird. Actually, the bottom braces were removed last month and I have a retainer I wear at night. ANYHOW, getting to my question...my bottom teeth are straight and look awesome from the top. I mean you can se...
by LisainTX
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Happy w/ results, but this lingering joint discomfort...
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Happy w/ results, but this lingering joint discomfort...

dj, if you haven't looked up sinkfullofdinner and read some of his/her posts I highly suggest it. This person should seriously write a book. There were several instances where I literally laughed out loud. I came here today looking around because I am extremely close to getting my braces off after 2...
by LisainTX
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24488

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

I know I have said this before but if you're not a writer you ought to consider it. And/or do stand up comedy. Your posts have been killing me since day one...literally making me laugh out loud. Thanks for making my braces journey fun. You can't leave here when you get yours off!! :gavel: But seriou...
by LisainTX
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: teeth not straight, ortho says they are and they're coming off?
Replies: 11
Views: 15009

Re: teeth not straight, ortho says they are and they're coming off?

I guess this will remain a mystery. I hope she was happy when the braces came off and has since become a less nervous person.
by LisainTX
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: What's it Like??
Replies: 1
Views: 584

What's it Like??

I can't believe it but they tell me that I am almost DONE! They say right around Christmas time I should be getting the braces off! I am so excited. Can anyone tell me what it feels like when the braces come off? I have had several people tell me that your teeth feel "slimy" because you grow so used...
by LisainTX
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hi everybody ! Another older newbie =)
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Hi everybody ! Another older newbie =)

Yeah, I just saw that and wasn't quite sure what was meant either. Not sure what sort of people you are around but this HERE young lady works 40 plus hours a week in the health industry, volunteers several hours a week for my police dept. and plays drums semi professionally (rock) on a weekly basis....
by LisainTX
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My Year of Self Care
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: My Year of Self Care

Hi!
I joined shortly after getting my braces about 20 months ago. You have found a great place to hang out and get some good advice and inspiration. Congratulations on your amazing journey! It will be worth it and you'll be happy you hung in for the ride.
Keep us posted!
by LisainTX
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hi everybody ! Another older newbie =)
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Hi everybody ! Another older newbie =)

Welcome Angie! Yes, you are still a baby. I am in my 50s and have just a few more months before tooth freedom!
This site is a blessing and has got me through some tough times. Lots of good advice and info here but the stories are the best. They'll keep you sane. Good Luck!!
by LisainTX
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: The smile will be worth the wait!
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: The smile will be worth the wait!

I got mine in Feb 2016 with an estimated 18-24 months. I am nearing the end! The doc says just a couple more months and estimates around Christmas time. I'm afraid to get my hopes up after reading some of the comments. LOL I swear that these darned braces haven't bothered me this much since the firs...
by LisainTX
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Weight Loss Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Weight Loss Discussion

Hi! I have seen a few folks here mention that they are trying to lose weight. Since I have found such great support here for braces, I thought maybe I'd open a spot here for us to support each other's journeys as far as weight loss and exercise too. :gavel: Personally, they tell me my braces are jus...
by LisainTX
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: New Member

Hi there! I am on the mission to lose weight too. They are telling me that I am getting close to the braces coming off so I would love to lose some weight before then so I can feel good about my smile and my body. :roll: I have had those cements (I call them blocks) for the past couple of months up ...
by LisainTX
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24488

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Whenever I feel down about my braces I come here to read SinkFullofDInner"s posts. I have laughed so hard at some of your stories then find myself giggling like an idiot when the same things end up happening to me. I think one of your first posts I read was a visit to someone's house and dropped ela...
by LisainTX
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 25 and new
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Re: 25 and new

Welcome! I don't know what a molar rotator is but I can tell you that the braces get better. You will get used to all of it. And the best advice I can give you is to come here and read everyone's stories because if you are scared or frustrated I can assure you that you will find someone here that ha...
by LisainTX
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello I am new
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

Re: Hello I am new

Hello Again! It's been just over 16 months since I wrote this first post and wow....thank you to those who encouraged me. Are you still here? The waterpic advice - best advice ever! Telling me that I'd forget I had braces in my mouth and learn to eat again....all true! And I proudly smile with my br...