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by loridee76
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Things learned by me in 9 months of braces
Replies: 12
Views: 1628

Things learned by me in 9 months of braces

I have had my braces for less than a year now and some things I have learned so far, but definitely not everything ;) that would take a book! haha! *Most people don't notice my braces except when I have gotten off the wall ligature colors or I draw attention to them by complaining about the pain aft...
by loridee76
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Holy Waxamole!
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Holy Waxamole!

The inside of my cheeks were bad for the first week. I just barely covered the bracket that was rubbing my cheek, because getting the wax off for brushing was interesting. Lol It will get better. I also did a salt water rinse each night. It helped on the healing. 2 weeks down and I am not using wax ...
by loridee76
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Beginning of Six Month Smiles at 26
Replies: 50
Views: 6350

Re: The Beginning of Six Month Smiles at 26

Wow! They are moving so fast! They are looking great!
by loridee76
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Joining the Club
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Joining the Club

I had thought about doing Invisalign , but I too felt it's too easy to take themy out. Then I wasted money. Plus they were 2000 more than my braces.

I got my upper brackets on Tuesday. Our dates are 1 day apart :)

The journey has begun!
Lori :)
by loridee76
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces on at age 39!
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Braces on at age 39!

So it's been a day and a half and my main meal yesterday was mashed potatoes. Today I had a smoothie for breakfast and refried beans for dinner. Lol I am leery of eating more solid food just yet. Plus I know I have to get the food off my brackets and teeth. I will more comfortable with that eventual...
by loridee76
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating is a pain in the behind!
Replies: 26
Views: 1503

Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

Yes! 2 days in and I may lose more weight from not eating enough. Although I am not hungry. It will get better I hope!
by loridee76
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces on!
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Braces on!

So it's been a day and a half and my main meal yesterday was mashed potatoes. Today I had a smoothie for breakfast and refried beans for dinner. Lol I am leery of eating more solid food just yet. Plus I know I have to get the food off my brackets and teeth. I will more comfortable with that eventual...
by loridee76
Fri May 20, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Damon system - Nonsurgical Crossbite Correction - 1yr update
Replies: 12
Views: 4649

Re: Damon system - Nonsurgical Crossbite Correction - 1yr update

Wow! Looks great so far! I am amazed how braces work.
by loridee76
Thu May 19, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Clear brackets versus metal
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: Clear brackets versus metal

I am not trying to hide my braces after I get them. Actually I think my colored bands will show up better with the clear brackets. I am excited about getting braces. And will wear them proudly as they straighten my teeth. My date for brackets on upper teeth is June 7th. Now to decide on the first co...
by loridee76
Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Clear brackets versus metal
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: Clear brackets versus metal

This is good to know about the brackets not staining. I misunderstood when my kid had them. He clarified that it was the rubberbands that hold the wire on bracket that would stain. He said he always had them put in clear for added descreet look. Lol So this is good news! Thanks for replies on the st...
by loridee76
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Hi

Good luck on your consults! I have mine in 3 weeks. I am very ready to get started.

Lori
by loridee76
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello I am new
Replies: 11
Views: 2529

Re: Hello I am new

Hi Lisa!
I am Lori from Texas :)
I am scheduled in 3 weeks for my consult and impressions. Excited yet nervous.
Welcome!

LORI
by loridee76
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Feel too old for this
Replies: 65
Views: 5573

Re: Feel too old for this

After reading some experiences of the first 2 weeks.. I am praying. Lol j/k It will be ok though. Seeing the pictures I am able to see makes me smile. Hope to be able to see more pictures.from y'all soon. I dont think anyone is ever too old . I want my real teeth until I am gray. Nobody wants dentur...
by loridee76
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Feel too old for this
Replies: 65
Views: 5573

Re: Feel too old for this

They have the smoothie mixes online that coffee shops use and they are really good and quick to make on the go.
Just add milk and ice to it and blend.
The brand I buy is called "Jet tea smoothie". But im sure there are other good brands.

Lori
by loridee76
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Clear brackets versus metal
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Clear brackets versus metal

Newbie here,

So I am trying to decide if I want clear brackets or metal. My son had clear and I guess a negative with clear is possible staining with certain foods.

Any pros and cons I should consider with my decision.

Thanks in advance!
Lori