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by catgyrl
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160260

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

Hi illay- Thanks for taking the time to read a bit of my story. If you look at the first two pics I posted on page 1 of the story, you will see that I do, indeed, mean "overjet". All of my other teeth touched fine except the front ones which stuck out due to my thumb-sucking habit as a child and pre...
by catgyrl
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Shaping Teeth-On deband?
Replies: 5
Views: 2548

Re: Shaping Teeth-On deband?

I'm pretty sure it's routine for most, if not all, orthodontists to shape the teeth after debonding. Mine has already done a little bit, prior to my debonding next week. He said he "didn't want to go crazy with it" until after my braces are off. Thank goodness, because I have one front tooth that is...
by catgyrl
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160260

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

@Klo - You are SO funny! I did the same thing, thinking, "This is WAAAY bigger than 2 sheets of paper," but he was right. However, it's only one tooth that is still a bit forward. All my other teeth touch. You can only notice it if I tilt my head back, though. From the front and side it looks okay. ...
by catgyrl
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160260

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

Okay, IT'S OFFICIAL! In 12 days and 1 hour, I will begin my debracing! I signed the consent form this morning. :BigGrin: He seems to be okay with taking them off on the 15th. I have an overjet about the width of 2 sheets of paper that he said would probably close on its own, but he wanted to try to ...
by catgyrl
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 45914

Re: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!

So I still hate my braces but I kind of have a peaceful feeling knowing the end is near. I went to take some pictures and my camera battery was dead. I used to take hundreds of pics and now don't even know where my camera is half the time. I have not been myself the last 20 months, I have not enjoy...
by catgyrl
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160260

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

Hi ashesgap! :-1 Thanks for the encouragement, and the pharmaceutical tips! :lol: Now that I think about it, I probably should've waited a week or so before scheduling my dental cleaning, but I figured I'd just take the whole day off work and do everything at once; especially since the two offices a...
by catgyrl
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 116103

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

Catgyrl heard the words "FINISHING" in January and she's still in braces... :shock: As I first read your post, I was thinking, "Yeah, I've been hearing FINISHING since late last year..." and then I saw this quote. LOL! I remember asking way back in October 2011 "Six more months?" which would put me...
by catgyrl
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160260

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

bannishg - Thanks for the whitening tips! Maybe I will wait a week or so begin the whitening, so any gum swelling and sensitivity can subside. Mitch11 - I'm glad you enjoyed my yammering on, and on. Once I get debraced, I'm going to go back and read my thread all the way through. I'm sure I'll be a...
by catgyrl
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160260

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

Whoo Hoo!! I know you are super excited. It is funny because I will get my lower wire and bands on the 14th and the next day you will have everything off. Did you get a chance to speak with them about what type of retainer you will be getting? Hey Kimmie! You're lucky you got your uppers done befor...
by catgyrl
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160260

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

Well… I HAVE A DATE!! No, not that kind of date (Hopefully, that will come later!) An even better one: MY DEBANDING DATE! It will be August 15th at 9:20 AM. :dance: :jump: Even though I’m going to see my ortho next Friday, 8/3, I called the office today to see if I could just go ahead and schedule t...
by catgyrl
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160260

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

I've been using the wipes since I got into retainers, both hawley and clear..and they work great!!! Portable and easy to use...and they work!! Whew! Thanks, opera^gal! I'm always hesitant to buy these types of things online, because I don't know how they'll work. Glad to hear they work well. I just...
by catgyrl
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 41445

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

Oh yes... The spacers! My ortho assistant had a horrible time putting mine in. Ortho had to come over and used floss to insert them. I bled like crazy. I swallowed one of them, and chewed the second one in half. The molar bands were even worse. Ortho used all his strength to put those on, and they k...
by catgyrl
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 41445

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

Hey Kimmie! Oh wow - I LOVE your lig color! My teeth aren't white enough to try that one. Wanted to answer some of your questions, before I forget: Re: Elastics on brackets with no hooks - I didn't have hooks on all my brackets either, but that didn't stop my ortho from attaching a piece of wire (I ...
by catgyrl
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160260

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

Hey Cat, You can try http://www.dentakit.com It has retainer cleaning products on there. You don't have long before your teeth are naked again!!!! :-)o :jump: Kimmie- Get outta my head! LOL! I just finished ordering the SonocBrite retainer cleaning kit and some of the cleaning wipes. I know I alrea...
by catgyrl
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160260

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

Okay, I've decided to go with the Whitestrips. Found the one I wanted online for $31.99 (normally about $60 in stores!) It's the 7-day treatment. Depending on how my teeth feel after demanding, I will probably wait a while before using these. I've started brushing with Sensodyne, so I have about 3 m...