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by catgyrl
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

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by catgyrl
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Thanks, Elle and Angel! Would you believe the only one who noticed that my braces were off was my 8-year-old nephew! He jumped up and down and cheered for me! Not one person at work noticed, until I mentioned something. One had to get up in my face to see the retainer. I ate my first "bad" thing tod...
by catgyrl
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

WOW! Thank you everyone for your kind words and well wishes! It still hasn’t sunk in that I got my braces off. I absolutely cannot feel my Essix retainer until my tongue touches the roof of my mouth. I’ve had no pain whatsoever. Drinking water feels a bit strange because I can’t feel the water until...
by catgyrl
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

One more thing Cat--don't be a stranger!! Check my blog from time to time--I want you to be a part of my celebration too!! (I better not be in braces this time next year!!) Klo - I could never leave you!! LOL! I plan to hang around here for a while, so don't you worry. I will be there to celebrate ...
by catgyrl
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

@Klo - I just looked, and the absolutely worst thing they have in that lei are GOBSTOPPERS!! Shoot, i couldn't even eat those things BEFORE I got braces! Also, peanut M&M's. I find myself still trying to clean food out of my teeth, and then I remember, "Oh... no more braces!" @iBorg - I DO love my t...
by catgyrl
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

WELL… I’M NAKED!! As I have been for the past almost 2.5 years, I’m going to be brutally honest about the pain/discomfort involved in my debanding procedure. My bracket removal WAS painful on a few teeth (mostly the ceramic brackets). The lower Damons were much easier to remove because she kept the ...
by catgyrl
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Morning, everyone! I will be leaving the house in about 30 minutes for my appointment. I slept surprisingly well last night. Thought I'd be tossing and turning in anticipation. I won't be able to post pics until later tonight after I get home, but I will try to post a short (haha) story between orth...
by catgyrl
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Early congrats on completing your orthodontic journey! Retainers are a breeze in comparison! Thank you, opera^gal! I've been having a few concerns about them (mostly about being all slobbery and saliva-y all the time). I turned on my SonicBrite cleaning machine the other day to (1) make sure it wor...
by catgyrl
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 41437

Re: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)

Kimmie - you may not believe this, but over in the "Lig Colors" thread (somewhere in there) is a post from someone who had the very same green ligs you have. I thought they were SO COOL looking, and people tried to get me to get those ligs. My reason for not getting them was that (1) my teeth were n...
by catgyrl
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 41437

Re: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)

YAY!!! You are now fully braced! :jump: Girl, I had the EXACT same thing happen to me with my molar bands. One was too big... the next was too small... every time I had to bite down on the wooden stick (which gives me goosebumps, by the way - like nails on a chalkboard), it would bend the metal band...
by catgyrl
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

@ Klo - Hey, we old goats gotta stick together, right? (Reference "goat with braces" pic that I'm sure is on here somewhere...) @ Mitch 11 and Angel269 - Thank you for the well-wishes! Not sure how interesting my story was, but it was very thorough (whining, and all). 26 hours and 25 minutes to go!!
by catgyrl
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Thank you, Kimmie ! I wish you all the best at your lower-banding appointment tomorrow! After what you've already experienced, it should be a piece of cake. :D @ Elle - enjoy your travels! I will "see" you when you get back. :D @ Klo - I'm taking the whole day off on Wednesday. Debanding is at 9:20 ...
by catgyrl
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Room for lower jag braces
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Room for lower jag braces

You're welcome. :D Personally, I think that any timeframe they give you is always an estimate. My orthodontist always says "Teeth will move when they want to". So it may be a bit after September when they put your lowers on. You may be surprised at how fast your teeth move, though. I noticed mine lo...
by catgyrl
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Room for lower jag braces
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Room for lower jag braces

That's why your ortho is putting your upper braces on first - to give them time to move your teeth upwards, so that they clear your lowers enough to put brackets on them. What you have is an overbite, where your upper teeth cover your lowers (as opposed to overjet, which means the uppers stick out -...
by catgyrl
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

Hi Cathy, Still so jealous that your braces will be off before mine. But, my time will come soon. I go see ortho one week from today for an "elastic check", hopefully, I will figure out what is happening. It has almost been 3 years already! :roll: Your time will be here before you know it. It's goo...