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by r1r1r12000
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10764

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

3 week update: Good news for people about to get braces: at 3 weeks in, I've pretty well adjusted to having the braces and don't think about them very much. In fact, it was talking with my co-worker who just got her braces this week that reminded me I should post an update. Pain/Discomfort: None. Af...
by r1r1r12000
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Intro + a question about ratio of men vs. women in braces
Replies: 27
Views: 1759

Re: Intro + a question about ratio of men vs. women in braces

I was travelling by plane yesterday and noticed two adults with braces (other than me). They were both women. I'd say in the US that adult ortho patients are at least 75% women, maybe more. That said, as a guy nearly three weeks into braces, nobody seems to care or comment.
by r1r1r12000
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10764

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Here are my reactions to having the braces for just over a week. Hopefully they will be helpful to other newbies. Pain/Discomfort: Almost nil. I took 800mg of ibuprofen every 8 hours for the first three days. By day 4, I hadn't noticed any pain yet, so I stopped taking medication. A few of my front ...
by r1r1r12000
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What reactions have you had about your braces?
Replies: 28
Views: 1785

Re: What reactions have you had about your braces?

The only person who has brought up my braces is a coworker who actually has an appointment scheduled to get her own braces later this month. Otherwise, I've gotten no comments, nobody staring at my teeth, etc. And I've got metal brackets and a bit of a lisp, so I'm sure people are seeing them. Peopl...
by r1r1r12000
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10764

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Thanks for the commiseration, Marchi31! I had very soft cod and some noodles today for dinner. The cod was pretty easy to eat as long as I cut things up into tiny pieces. The noodles were frustrating, though. I'd cut off a small piece of noodle, push it under a bite block with my tongue, and mash up...
by r1r1r12000
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10764

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

Because of my deep bite, the ortho put bite blocks on my molars to keep me from knocking off the bottom brackets. The canine tooth on my right side hangs down so low that after the bite blocks went on, I was still biting the brackets. The ortho made the bite blocks taller two more times before they ...
by r1r1r12000
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10764

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

They're on! Day 1.jpg I went with full metal brackets upper and lower. My orthodontist offered both Invisalign and clear brackets, but said that metal would be his recommendation. He says he gets better results with them. I didn't want to do Invisalign. It was dramatically more expensive and the ort...
by r1r1r12000
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10764

Full Metal Braces at 35

I joined ArchWired 5 years ago when I was first planning to get adult braces. I didn't end up going through with it at the time, but I've been reading the boards regularly and getting lots of great advice from everyone who posts here. I wore braces for about three years as a kid (ages 10-13), but li...
by r1r1r12000
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Rainbrow Brites story, 29, UK - treatment in UAE
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Rainbrow Brites story, 29, UK - treatment in UAE

Congrats on getting your braces, Rainbrow Brite!

I hope things get better with your ortho, you certainly deserve to have your questions answered.
by r1r1r12000
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Renee's story F/29 Southern Gal
Replies: 11
Views: 2577

Re: Renee's story F/29 Southern Gal

That's awesome! I hope to be one of those pain-free people, too!
by r1r1r12000
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Flossing with lingual retainer?
Replies: 8
Views: 4773

Re: Flossing with lingual retainer?

I have a lower lingual retainer after having braces as a teenager. Floss threaders have always worked well for me.
by r1r1r12000
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1086
Views: 177451

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I'll be 30. Hopefully just 18 months!
by r1r1r12000
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to be sexy braced
Replies: 22
Views: 6177

Re: How to be sexy braced

I think it's all about confidence. When I see adults with braces who smile and laugh as if they don't care about the fact that they have braces, they look great, metal mouth or not.
by r1r1r12000
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal vs Clear braces
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Metal vs Clear braces

I'm pondering this too. One of my coworkers had clear on top for two years, but had metal brackets put on after the clear braces were removed for her wedding. She told me both types feel the same, but she finds metal easier to keep clean.