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by flowers4kelly
Fri May 26, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 41
Replies: 18
Views: 5023

Re: Braces at 41

Saw them comment on the bite stops/turbos. How long has it taken to get used to them? I have major overbite and was told I'd be getting bite turbos for period of time until the overbite improves and no loner in danger of breaking off a lower bracket. how long do you have to have your bite turbos on...
by flowers4kelly
Fri May 26, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to braces -- a few questions
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: New to braces -- a few questions

Hi May, I'm gonna put in my two cents on the waterpik .....my orthodontist said it could replace flossing . I am anal about flossing and couldn't believe that the waterpik could get all that flossing does. So one night I flossed after using the waterpik . Surprisingly , there wasn't anything left be...
by flowers4kelly
Fri May 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 41
Replies: 18
Views: 5023

Re: Braces at 41

I am so glad I found this forum ! I am 45 and have been braced for 4 weeks, uppers and lowers. Most days I just hate them, but I know that the end result is worth the hassle for a small amount of time in the grand scheme of things . (18 - 24 months) The bite turbos are the worst , I have 6 total on ...
by flowers4kelly
Fri May 19, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Self-litigating braces I gates continually opening
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Self-litigating braces I gates continually opening

[quote="djspeece"]The tech should be able to close that gate, it seems like a simple thing. In fact if you read the thread "Confess Your Orthodontic Sins" you'll find some real reprobates who open and close their own brackets at will! Best of luck to you.[/quote] Hahaha , reprobates. I saw that, too...
by flowers4kelly
Fri May 19, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1093
Views: 182940

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I am 45, just got mine on a month ago. ☺
by flowers4kelly
Sun May 14, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I want them off!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: I want them off!!

I am nearing one month in braces. Like others , seeing my reflection the first time was painful , to say the least . Eating was a challenge , I spoke with a lisp. It was awful ! But each week it gets easier . I look forward to the end, when my smile will be perfect . Someone said this is temporary ,...
by flowers4kelly
Sun May 14, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long has everyone had their braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 1869

Re: How long has everyone had their braces?

Wednesday will be one month for me, I am estimated 18 months , hopefully it will not be any longer that .
by flowers4kelly
Sun May 07, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 112755

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Where are you located? Hickory , North Carolina 2. How much are you paying for your braces? $6200, insurance pays for $2000 and includes a permanent bottom retainer and non permanent top retainer . 3. What kind of braces do you have? Damon clear on top, front 6 only and metal . 4. What is your es...
by flowers4kelly
Thu May 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day 1 - don't think I can do this!!
Replies: 41
Views: 2267

Re: Day 1 - don't think I can do this!!

Ruby - yes, 18 months is my time frame - although from all that I have read, that's a generalization. And I would have said the same thing - based on how I felt I was looking the first week, I would have said, PASS. LOL. I also have the blue bumpers on 6 of my uppers to keep my teeth from hitting th...
by flowers4kelly
Wed May 03, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day 1 - don't think I can do this!!
Replies: 41
Views: 2267

Re: Day 1 - don't think I can do this!!

I am at 2 weeks today. Day 1, I thought, what the freak have I done to myself? Like others, I imagined my glorious self looking like those pictures of people at the end of treatment - dear Lord, crooked teeth look horrendous with metal on them!!! (Especially when you are a full on adult) But, after ...