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by catgyrl
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162305

Thank you!! :) Maybe I shouldn't jinx myself, but it's been over 10 hours since I've had them, and the only adverse effect I'm having SO FAR is a small bit of rubbing inside one of my cheeks from 1 or 2 of the brackets. I'm also doing my salt-water rinses, and keeping up with the Advil. Lordy - FLOS...
by catgyrl
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162305

HAPPY B-DAY TO ME!!!!

Meet the newest member of the "40's and BRACED" club!! :-)o I arrived at the office about 15 minutes early, and the staff was just walking in. My ortho came over to explain the two different types of Damon brackets I could choose from (self-ligating and non-self-ligating). I chose the non-self-ligat...
by catgyrl
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162305

Less than 24 hours away....

In exactly 19 hours, I will be sitting in my ortho's office FINALLY getting braced! The office just called to confirm my appointment, and the girl was like, "Well, I know I don't have to remind YOU about tomorrow, do I?" :lol: Still debating about lig colors, but there will definitely be a color in ...
by catgyrl
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I locked if I make a records apt?
Replies: 14
Views: 2353

I forgot to add that yes, you should be ABSOLUTELY sure you want to go through with this treatment, and with this particular doctor. The first set of records cost me $285, and when I went to the second guy, the assistant told me that their records are FREE (or, at least, included in the treatment fe...
by catgyrl
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I locked if I make a records apt?
Replies: 14
Views: 2353

Re: Am I locked if I make a records apt?

I had my consult with my ortho, and am about 99% sure I am going to get the braces- so I guess the next step is to call and make my apt to have my records done correct? My question is- if I go to this apt and have my records done- am I locked in to go through the whole bracing process, or can I sti...
by catgyrl
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: mikesmile's Orthodontic Journey
Replies: 143
Views: 40084

Aloha Mike! Just finished reading your story. I'm so glad you're seeing progress and things are going smoothly. Please keep the pics coming. (And don't feel bad about having problems with taking pics. I found my macro setting and am practicing for the big day, and I'm STILL having problems getting g...
by catgyrl
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting braces over 60
Replies: 5
Views: 2148

Welcome, Meg! Congrats on your new journey. :) This site is great isn't it? So much support and encouragement. I hope you continue to share your story and post pics. I think it's amazing that people who were previously so self-conscious of their smiles (pre-braces) are now showing them off proudly!!...
by catgyrl
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162305

Margie : Yep, I'm as ready as I'm gonna be, I guess! I'm already eyeing (with sadness) some of the foods I'm going to have to say "Hasta la vista" to for a while. I have a feeling I'm going to at least TRY to eat some of them, with bad results. Hey, what fun would my braces experience be without a ...
by catgyrl
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 596236

I'm getting braced in 5 days, and had completely made up my mind to get self-litigating ceramics on top and metal on bottom. WAS NOT going to change my mind for any reason. Now that I see all the cool ligs here... and how small some of the metals appear as compared to the ceramics... I do think I'l...
by catgyrl
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162305

Thank you, Jen! Funny you mention eating up my favorite foods because I just looked in my fridge and cupboards yesterday... and they're pretty BARE! So, I think I've gotten rid of (translation: EATEN!) most of the things I won't be able to eat for a while (popcorn, namely. Gonna have a hard time wit...
by catgyrl
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162305

Ken : Good morning! Thanks so much for all of the support, kind words and great tips! I've got about 3 different types of lip balm; and you can bet I'll be putting on the gooiest (is that a word?) one that morning. I might even hold it in my hand while they're working on me in case my lips dry out ...
by catgyrl
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 596236

I'm a newbie here, and I've literally spent the last 5 hours reading every page of this thread... "ooh-ing" and "aah-ing" every few minutes! I'm getting braced in 5 days, and had completely made up my mind to get self-litigating ceramics on top and metal on bottom. WAS NOT going to change my mind fo...
by catgyrl
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162305

Hi Karen! :wave: Thank you so much for replying! Those comments you received sound so...ignorant. "Going into show business"? Because only Hollywood stars have straight teeth? Well, I'm not married, so I guess it's okay for ME to get braces at my age. :roll: I know that I'm doing this for ME, and fo...
by catgyrl
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching to clear brackets
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

thanks so much!! I am pretty excited about the progress! I still have a ways to go--gaps are closing, upper arch is improving, I think there is no way around the lower jaw advancement :( I had always hoped my progress would be enough that I wouldn't need it, but the OD is afraid I may relapse witho...
by catgyrl
Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching to clear brackets
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

OMG - Christine, you just made my day! I'm getting braced in 5 days and have a similar overjet as you, though mine isn't quite as prominent. Your progress in just 10 months is amazing, and your teeth look FANTASTIC now!! Thank you so much for sharing those pics with us. :) I'm also getting clears on...