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by Wire
Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Dental and Facial Implant Forum
Topic: Implant for maxillary central incisor
Replies: 1
Views: 1716

Re: Implant for maxillary central incisor

Hi, I cannot help with how it went but I am in a similar situation right now. I have congenitally missing both upper lateral incisors and I am currently 7 months in braces to create enough gap on both sides for 2 implants. I have been told prior to my treatment that I will most probably need bone gr...
by Wire
Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Do you have fillings?
Replies: 24
Views: 23625

Re: Do you have fillings?

I'm 42, no fillings and no dental work done on my teeth at all prior to getting braces. I think because I've never had anything done it took me so long finally getting braces. I was so scared that after the ortho fitted my braces ( it was much quicker that I thought and pain free) I felt like I was ...
by Wire
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: When will I be able to eat some sort of solid food
Replies: 5
Views: 16479

Re: When will I be able to eat some sort of solid food

I got braces at 42,currently 6 months in. The first month was hell, only liquid diet for the whole month! I ate a lots of soups which I had to blend really well, smoothies, homemade protein shakes... Nutribullet was my best friend. My husband cooked pasta one night and I really wanted some so I put ...
by Wire
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1104
Views: 223601

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

Got mine at 42, first time after being scared my whole life before. Full metal mouth top and bottom. Currently 6 month in.
by Wire
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces giving me new wrinkles
Replies: 8
Views: 4093

Re: Braces giving me new wrinkles

I'm 42 and got braces 6 months ago. They changed my face for the worse! My cheeks are more holow and it makes me look older. Also I feel that my face is now longer. I'm missing lateral incisors, so before braces I had gaps between my front teeth. People are commenting that I lost my child like face ...
by Wire
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: How do you keep your teeth looking white?
Replies: 26
Views: 25578

Re: How do you keep your teeth looking white?

I had naturally very white teeth before getting braces 6 months ago. People always commented on how white my teeth are. It kind of kept me from getting braces sooner, I had gaps in my teeth (missing lateral incisors) but at least my teeth were straight-ish and white. Since braces, my teeth are yello...
by Wire
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1104
Views: 223601

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

At 42, for the first time. I never had lateral incisors, so my smile was gappy. I am 6 months into the treatment. My front teeth are together without a great big gap for the first time in my life! But... next to them are massive gaps where I will have implants ( hopefully) to replace my missing teet...
by Wire
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I started my braces adventure
Replies: 7
Views: 2800

Re: I started my braces adventure

Great that you got braces and hope your journey goes well! I got my braces 6 months ago, for the first time at 42.
by Wire
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What toothpaste do you use?
Replies: 17
Views: 14259

Re: What toothpaste do you use?

I use Weleda calendula toothpaste. I find that it keeps my teeth white(as much as its possible with braces) and clean. Its also fluoride free. I agree with OP some of the regular toothpastes are too strong, I had my gums peeling too! I tried other brands, but always come back to Weleda. I'm in my 40...