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by catgyrl
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160211

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

Thank you very much, TinkB! I think you have just saved me $200-$300. :D I'm going to start using my Sensodyne this week, so I will be prepared. I'm sure I have a tube somewhere. I have enough toothpaste around here to choke a horse (old people's expression). LOL
by catgyrl
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160211

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

@starfish88: Thank you so much for the well wishes! I specifically asked if there was CANDY in the goodie bag, and she said, "Oh yeah!" It's going to feel so strange eating normally... with teeth that actually meet together. Thanks also for the info about your sister's debanding. I did have my upper...
by catgyrl
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What did your ortho "give" you?
Replies: 240
Views: 103045

Re: What did your ortho "give" you?

I got...wait for it...a child's toothbrush and a travel toothpaste. Oh, I forgot...and a white plastic bag to carry them in. I totally LOL'd at this! I didn't get much more than you did. A child's toothbrush, travel toothpaste, 1 container of crappy wax that wouldn't stick, and a floss threader tha...
by catgyrl
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 47 and getting rebraced
Replies: 103
Views: 26818

Re: 47 and getting rebraced

I am unable to load a picture at this time because " Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached. " I don't understand this message. I've uploaded WAAAAAY more pics than you. Does it mean actual "attachments" versus pics that people embed here (from Photobucket, etc.)? Maybe you could upload...
by catgyrl
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160211

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

@Kipepeo: :D I think it's just a habit I've gotten into. Taking all these pics from crazy angles, it's become a habit to look at my teeth from all angles (even angles no one but my ortho sees). I really must stop that. I have days where I'm perfectly happy with my teeth... and I have days where I ni...
by catgyrl
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160211

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

Thank you, ladies! (Kipepeo - QUACK! QUACK! LOL) I'm getting a little anxious about my next appointment. I don't want to chicken out of getting braced (yeah, can you believe I could possibly do that?) I don't want to be so nit-picky about little things, that I end up spending a few more months in br...
by catgyrl
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160211

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

Your teeth look great!! What kind of retainer will u have?? Good question. I know for sure I'll have Essix (clear) retainers, and possibly a permanent retainer, but I'm not sure if I'm getting both on my upper AND lower teeth; or permanent on the lowers, and Essix on both. I will find out at my nex...
by catgyrl
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160211

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

Yay!!!!! Congrats!!! I'm so happy for u!!! Thank you!! I'm happy for me, too. LOL! It's so strange to not have to wear those horrid elastics all day. I almost put them in after I ate breakfast this morning. The last photo I will ever take of braced teeth: http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz38/cat...
by catgyrl
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160211

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

NAKED TEETH…HERE I COME!!! Well, the day I’ve dreamed of is finally going to come true. :-* I went in for my adjustment today, knowing he was probably going to just do some shaping on my lower teeth. I told him that the elastics were starting to cause some spasms in my upper jaw, and that I thought...
by catgyrl
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 45907

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

And you scolded me about my corn on the cob...? Miss Jiffy Pop??? :lol: My story is that our brackets and wires are SO old, they're bound to break. Oh, and maybe the vodka had something to do with it, too... Guess what? I'm probably getting debraced next month!! He said if I'm happy with them at my ...
by catgyrl
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which foods / drinks stain ligs the worst?
Replies: 31
Views: 5437

Re: Which foods / drinks stain ligs the worst?

Hi Jerseygirl! The Pearls stained HORRIBLY! It wasn't just a dull yellow-ish tinge... it was GLOWING yellow! Never used those again. I know exactly which ligs you're using, and I love them. They're called "Obscure" at my orthodontist's office, and I may be getting them again this afternoon. My teeth...
by catgyrl
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which foods / drinks stain ligs the worst?
Replies: 31
Views: 5437

Re: Which foods / drinks stain ligs the worst?

For me, spaghetti sauce is the worst. I should have drank more stuff from a straw, but I didn't and the soda was not as bad as the sauce. Doritos and orange stuff obviously don't do well either. That's my worst, too. I'm going in tomorrow for new ligs, so I've been eating all my spaghetti and soda ...
by catgyrl
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which foods / drinks stain ligs the worst?
Replies: 31
Views: 5437

Re: Which foods / drinks stain ligs the worst?

roost22 wrote:Sounds like you only have two more chances to try black.
Nope... not gonna happen. :D Clear from now until the end.
by catgyrl
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are there sites where patients submit reviews of their ortho
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Are there sites where patients submit reviews of their o

The only thing I know of is if you do a google search for your orthodontist, sometimes you're allowed to write a review. I've only seen one review for my orthodontist online.
by catgyrl
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which foods / drinks stain ligs the worst?
Replies: 31
Views: 5437

Re: Which foods / drinks stain ligs the worst?

Hey roost22! I forgot I even posted on this thread. No, I've never gotten up the courage to try black. The darkest I've had is a nice dark blue (I think it's called Mediterranean Blue). I (hopefully) only have 2 months left, so I'm just playing it safe. Right now I have lavendar, and they haven't st...