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by carzfrm60s
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I can't believe I am doing this.
Replies: 32
Views: 4389

Re: I can't believe I am doing this.

Thanks!
by carzfrm60s
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I can't believe I am doing this.
Replies: 32
Views: 4389

Re: I can't believe I am doing this.

Thanks!
by carzfrm60s
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I can't believe I am doing this.
Replies: 32
Views: 4389

Re: I can't believe I am doing this.

They are OFF! After 26 months my metal friends are gone. Had them removed Thursday morning 2nd, top and bottom bonded retainers and impressions for clear retainers. Went back that afternoon for plastic retainers, bottom one didn't fit correctly, impressions twice more, come back in an hour to pick u...
by carzfrm60s
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 194
Views: 35364

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

Good luck on the last leg of your journey. Time flies when we, as in you and the Ortho, are having fun!
It's been 26 months for me and actually most of the time never even realized it.
by carzfrm60s
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I can't believe I am doing this.
Replies: 32
Views: 4389

Re: I can't believe I am doing this.

Thanks "Sink"! Been a pretty busy week so that's helped. But yesterday the email appointment confirmation came and said "debond and retainers", YES!. Then today text confirmation. So now in just over twelve hours they'll be gone! Having mixed emotions though, being my third time, but I am not a teen...
by carzfrm60s
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Metal vs Clear: Who wins?
Replies: 30
Views: 3514

Re: Metal vs Clear: Who wins?

I went with all metal. At my age, 55 when put on, I just didn't care about the looks.
Plus I have several crowns and was also told the metal generally hold up better.
by carzfrm60s
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Ortho says he can't fix black triangles
Replies: 26
Views: 6092

Re: Ortho says he can't fix black triangles

No I did not pay any extra. Good lord, for the price we pay, there should be no extras!
My ortho has actually done mine a couple of times during treatment as the teeth have
moved. I think our expectations should be high unless we've been told otherwise.
by carzfrm60s
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 194
Views: 35364

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

I believe it's been said before but don't sweat what people think. Most adults may look but won't
say anything. I was 55 when I had mine put on and went with all metal and even ended up doing
colored elastics. I deal with the public all day long. Very few comments!
by carzfrm60s
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Ortho says he can't fix black triangles
Replies: 26
Views: 6092

Re: Ortho says he can't fix black triangles

This was something my ortho brought up on the front end. I had those gaps on top and bottom. He used IPR and was able to get all of my bottom gaps closed alot, teeth are pretty well side by side all the way to my gums now.The top ones are much better but still have a little bit of a gap due to recee...
by carzfrm60s
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I can't believe I am doing this.
Replies: 32
Views: 4389

Re: I can't believe I am doing this.

Well back from the Ortho. Everything looking "great"! Midline is "right there", but continue wearing cross elastic till next appointment, February 2nd, annnnnddddd??? What? What? We'll take them OFF! Yay 4 more weeks! Happy and nervous all at the same time. Been 26 months with these guys and being 3...
by carzfrm60s
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 194
Views: 35364

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

Keep your chin up. When I was given a time line, I was reminded that at MY age, excuse me!? (55 at start) it could take longer,especially for my midline to move if at all. "Adults just take longer", HE said! I was in elastics fro several months before I saw any movement. I would have various teeth s...
by carzfrm60s
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I can't believe I am doing this.
Replies: 32
Views: 4389

Re: I can't believe I am doing this.

Sorry for the slow reply. I don't know exactly how far off it was in mm, but about an eighth of an inch? Started the cross elastic in late July. May not have been completely faithful to 24/7 wear! It has gotten to less than a sixteenth of an inch, so getting closer. I am also trying to wear it faith...
by carzfrm60s
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Oldie but (hopefully) goodie? Braces at 63
Replies: 20
Views: 3074

Re: Oldie but (hopefully) goodie? Braces at 63

Welcome to the club. I thought I was pushing the age at nearly 57. Was hoping
to have mine off before that birthday next month, but next appt. not till January 5.
That will put me at 25 months and debanding not mentioned yet.
by carzfrm60s
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 194
Views: 35364

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

You lucky devil! My elastics are "Chuck" and "Fred", no cute animals here.
by carzfrm60s
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I can't believe I am doing this.
Replies: 32
Views: 4389

Re: I can't believe I am doing this.

Well another appointment in the books. Looks like braces not coming off in December since my next appt. is January 5th! Still waiting on midline to cooperate, but getting closer, and unbeknowst to me I still have a gap on one side in front of first molar. Oh well, I am not in any hurry and I want th...