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by BracedVeryLate
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82193

Hi Fluffy, you poor thing. I can totally relate. Sorry you had to go through all this. What a story, and your sense of humor is great even though this was obviously stressful. I am glad your canine is ok. You are going to be glad you saved it. (My 41-yr old baby canine tooth is getting yanked on Mon...
by BracedVeryLate
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix
Replies: 54
Views: 11054

Thanks for the encouragement Shannon, Embrace, Unhappy Teeth and Ken. The surgeon's office just called to confirm my extractions for Monday, and I almost chickened out again! I thought - hmmm... maybe I have time to find another orthodontist who might want me to keep the bottom tooth.... ...right .....
by BracedVeryLate
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix
Replies: 54
Views: 11054

Braced Very Late's Story - Part 2 - Braces on and Photos

I forgot to add... a couple bands felt too sharp, and something was sticking out the other band and I mentioned it to the technician. She sanded one down and bent down a 'hook' on another band and they felt much better. So, just a tip, if something really feels odd, speak up about it!!
by BracedVeryLate
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix
Replies: 54
Views: 11054

Braced Very Late's Story - Part 2 - Braces on and Photos

Hi everyone, Just got my braces on this morning. Thank goodness those spacers are OFF! I wanted to toss them out the window. I really didn't like not flossing for a week. Here are a couple of photos: my normal "smile" http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll124/BracedVeryLate/Photo120.jpg big toothy br...
by BracedVeryLate
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Another 41 yo Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

hello and welcome. I wonder why there are so many 41 year olds?? I think I hit 40 and thought... hmm, things are starting to fall apart, what can I fix?? I hope my older teeth can take this!! I get braces tomorrow and I have spacers right now. Ouch, one of my teeth is just SO sensitive. Glad to have...
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 41 and just getting started
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Hi Audra, I am just getting started at 41 also.... braces go on Thursday. Good luck, I am sure we will be posting some similar stories. take care!
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix
Replies: 54
Views: 11054

thanks Melissa, MissSmiley and Jenny! I need all the encouragement I can get. I almost chickened out 2 nights ago and cut the spacers out and I was going to cancel my braces appt. on Thursday!! Today though, I feel fine about it. Funny how my moods about this can vary so much. I think it's just my f...
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New to Group, Just Got Spacers
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Thanks for the encouragement! These spacers should come off in a few days. I just had some soggy cereal for breakfast. I can't seem to get enough food. I hadn't realized how much I eat in a day. I work from home (for now), so I go to the kitchen several times a day to get carrots, apples, cashews, e...
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: SPACERS!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1984

I agree, my spacers are getting annoying, I have had them on 5 days and they are supposed to come out on Thursday when I get my braces on. The don't hurt all the time, but I still cannot eat normal food because chewing is very painful. I hope this isn't what life with braces is going to be like, bec...
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix
Replies: 54
Views: 11054

thanks ladies! sks11, we do have similar bottom teeth. I have gone back and forth with my Ortho about getting the extraction of the bottom incisor. I don't want to extract a tooth, but she has shown me some models, and the teeth just don't fit. My teeth are pretty big. My dentist and oral surgeon ag...
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New to Group, Just Got Spacers
Replies: 4
Views: 922

thanks shoezy, i just posted some photos on the braces story page. i might be in braces for a long time, and i think this forum will make it easier on me, and i hope i can offer help to others!
take care!!
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix
Replies: 54
Views: 11054

Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix

Hello, just posted to the introduction, and I would like to track my progress here. My problems: -missing canine - need to make room for an implant -very crowded bottom teeth - need to extract lower incisor -need to round out the arches -need to remove two wisdom teeth on bottom that have sprouted -...
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New to Group, Just Got Spacers
Replies: 4
Views: 922

New to Group, Just Got Spacers

Hello all, what a great site. I decided to get braces after reading posts here for a few weeks. I decided to join after reading fluffybottom's story about her impacted canine exposure surgery so I could reply. I am 41 and should have had braces at 16, to help pull down my impacted canine. Well, with...
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone had a tooth exposure like this?
Replies: 13
Views: 6440

Re: Has anyone had a tooth exposure like this?

Hi there, I joined this group today just so I could reply to your message. I could type a 9 page description of what happened to me, but I will try to be brief. Let me start out by saying that the roof of your mouth will heal, amazingly. It IS somehow really gross to have the top of your mouth cut i...