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by r1r1r12000
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10762

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Here is a comparison of the day I got the braces on to this most recent appointment. This is almost 4 months of progress (I haven't had my 4th adjustment officially, so I'm calling this one 3b) Day 1 to Month 3b comparison.jpg I see lots of movement! I'm still wearing the original wire on the bottom...
by r1r1r12000
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10762

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

I was eating nachos at a Super Bowl party and the wire popped out of the band on my lower left molar. I kept eating chips (I know, I know) and popped the wire out on the other side, too! I went to get that fixed and the orthodontist offered to re-tie the upper and lower with new colors. My regular a...
by r1r1r12000
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Feeling Mislead
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: Feeling Mislead

That's really unfortunate that your girlfriend's braces are more visible than she was counting on. I suspect it was an oversight on the orthodontist's part that the model doesn't exactly match the type of brackets and wires used in the practice, rather than intentional deception. Now that they're on...
by r1r1r12000
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar buildups
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Molar buildups

I've had them for four months and I don't even notice them anymore. You'll get used to them fast!
by r1r1r12000
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10762

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Things look about like they did last month, which isn't very exciting. I suppose I'm past the early days with rapid visible changes. To maintain my motivation, I went back to Day 1 of braces to find a comparison picture: Day 1 to Month 3 comparison.jpg You can definitely see changes in the past 3 mo...
by r1r1r12000
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10762

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Wow! I've been in braces for 3 full months! 3Month.jpg I went with dark blue O-rings this month. No big changes this time. I'm still wearing an .018 wire on top and the original .014 wire on the bottom, same as last month. The orthodontist said that I'm making good progress with my elastic on the le...
by r1r1r12000
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to braces
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: New to braces

Bite turbos are terribly frustrating for the first few days as you try to eat and speak. Within about two weeks, I was able to adapt to eating regular food again.
by r1r1r12000
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent
Replies: 19
Views: 1324

Re: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent

I had braces as an adolescent and now as an adult (35). I think about my braces more now than I did as a kid, noticing small movements, etc. I'm dramatically better at keeping things clean, following the wear schedule for elastics, and I'm sure I'll do a better job wearing retainers than I did 20 ye...
by r1r1r12000
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10762

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Thanks Beckett!

Enjoy your Christmas colors! I have to admit I've had fun with the different colors; it is nice when someone compliments my choice.
by r1r1r12000
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10762

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Two Month Update 2months.png Christmas colors this month; green on top and red on the bottom. I feel like I have a full set of braces now! The week before last, I got bands placed on my molars. At my visit on Friday, I got new wires that connect all the brackets with the bands. The top wire was chan...
by r1r1r12000
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Metal vs Clear: Who wins?
Replies: 30
Views: 3637

Re: Metal vs Clear: Who wins?

I chose metal and I've been happy with my decision. Like you, I figured that it would be obvious to people that I'm wearing braces. Choosing colors has been unexpectedly fun!
by r1r1r12000
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long did you use wax for?
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: How long did you use wax for?

I started using wax on day 2 and used it until the end of the first week. I haven't needed it since (about 6 weeks and one adjustment so far). Others have told me we may need to place some wax occasionally after an adjustment.
by r1r1r12000
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10762

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

I had my first adjustment this week. I really liked the light green O-rings I got on my bottom teeth the day the braces went on, so I did that top and bottom this time. Here's a comparison of my teeth the day before braces went on and my teeth the day after the adjustment. This is about five weeks i...
by r1r1r12000
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: A birthday present to myself at 33
Replies: 28
Views: 5870

Re: A birthday present to myself at 33

Best of luck with your molar buildups, Bracingmyself33!

I had a very noticeable lisp with my buildups for the first week and a half. Since then, my speech is pretty much back to normal, except that my "s" sounds more like "sss."
by r1r1r12000
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Build up on molars ... extremely painful
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Build up on molars ... extremely painful

I have the same blue buildups. While I definitely feel some mild discomfort if I do a lot of chewing in a short amount of time, I've not experienced any pain on the teeth with the buildups.