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by marathon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seriously? Bracket fell off already - 2nd day
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Re: Seriously? Bracket fell off already - 2nd day

It's been over a month now--no further issues! Whew.
by marathon
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seriously? Bracket fell off already - 2nd day
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Seriously? Bracket fell off already - 2nd day

Ugh, it's only day 2 and I already dislodged a bracket. :( I was eating, but nothing weird...just some soft bread and cheese in small pieces. It's a Saturday so I have to wait until Monday to call them. It's so annoying, the bracket is just floating there on the wire and keeps getting turned around....
by marathon
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anxiety about food restrictions
Replies: 7
Views: 2551

Re: Anxiety about food restrictions

Thank you for the feedback! I just got my braces on today, and so far I don't have any pain but I haven't attempted to eat anything yet. (Thinking about dinner now...) Here's the GOOD NEWS (for now): For whatever reason, the ligatures were not put on today. (Maybe because I need to get teeth extract...
by marathon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anxiety about food restrictions
Replies: 7
Views: 2551

Re: Anxiety about food restrictions

Is that just from the pain? I still think the clear ones are worth it but this might just become the worst thing about this experience...
by marathon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anxiety about food restrictions
Replies: 7
Views: 2551

Anxiety about food restrictions

I've been preparing for braces by reading up about food restrictions, and it's pretty concerning. I've elected to do the clear brackets on the top, which means I also have to worry about staining! I love curry, and that seems to be a big no-no for clear braces. Obviously no more popcorn...and I eat ...
by marathon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Extractions, nervous
Replies: 2
Views: 2686

Re: Extractions, nervous

I'm getting my braces put on tomorrow and they expect extracting 3 teeth for me as well. I'm also pretty nervous about this. I'd gone to get a second opinion and they wanted to extract 4 teeth! The one I ended up choosing says 3 because my top midline is slightly off and they want to correct that by...
by marathon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First time braces - age 36
Replies: 0
Views: 2842

First time braces - age 36

Hello! I've been lurking as a non-member but decided to join because you seem like a friendly, active community. :D As the subject says, I'm 36 and getting orthodontics for the first time TOMORROW. Clear brackets on top, metal braces on the bottom. I'm nervous but excited to finally be taking steps ...