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by LEtranger
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LEtranger 31 & braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2760

Re: LEtranger 31 & braces

Thank you kellyb. Upper wire in place since a couple of hours. My dentist (who looks a lot like Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown from Back to the Future ) was in a good mood today but he keep letting me get used to one thing at a time. In other words no lower brackets as previously planned. Only got the lower...
by LEtranger
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LEtranger 31 & braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2760

Re: LEtranger 31 & braces

1 week (almost) Tomorrow it has been one week since I got my upper brackets put in. I don't think about them as much and I already sometimes forget them if I'm doing other things. Still very aware when I speak to other people but even that is starting to feel more natural. Tomorrow I'm going to the...
by LEtranger
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 111337

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Sweden
2. $450
3. metal bottom and top, surgery.
4. 2 years
by LEtranger
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello adult braces community!
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Hello adult braces community!

Welcome and good luck! Also new on both the forum and to wearing braces.
by LEtranger
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Today is the day!
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

Re: Today is the day!

My dentist told me it's fine to use electric brush, there should even be special brush heads for people with braces but haven't got around to check them out yet.
by LEtranger
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 31 and braces
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: 31 and braces

I think the plastic is supposed to keep your top teeth from bumping into your bottom braces. Congrats on starting your journey! Yeah, I think that was in the lines of what the dentist said. 4 days until I get the whole brace kit. Right now I'm still nervous but feel that it's time to just get every...
by LEtranger
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: which braces?!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1888

Re: which braces?!!

As the previous poster mentioned the 7 post rule applies to seeing images on the board as well as posting.
by LEtranger
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: which braces?!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1888

Re: which braces?!!

Can't really help you as I never got to make the choice. It's all metal for me so I just try and focus on the fact that it should hopefully speed up the process but can't help checking pictures on the board and thinking some look really good (as in you don't see them as much).
by LEtranger
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LEtranger 31 & braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2760

Re: LEtranger 31 & braces

At work right now but haven't really had any longer talks with anyone who didn't already know I'm getting braces. Thinking about them all the time when I talk but I don't think it really shows that much so hopefully I will get used to it and forget about it. Worried about next week and how bad the s...
by LEtranger
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: In braces at age 35
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: In braces at age 35

Elastics haven't impacted my speech at all - only the bite turbo has been the culprit. What exactly is a bite turbo? My doctor said something about me needing a piece of plastic on the back of my upper front teeth to stop me from biting down all the way. It would make it hard to talk normal for abo...
by LEtranger
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LEtranger 31 & braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2760

LEtranger 31 & braces

Several months to go but now it has begun. Earlier today I got my upper metal brackets. I'm getting the lower brackets and wire next week. It only took 10 years to work up the courage to get the treatment. Still scared of what will happen during the treatment and what the end result will be. My smil...
by LEtranger
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 29
Views: 6533

Re: Newbie

Sorry to hear about your pain, reading on the forum I'm starting to realize that there are so many things I should have asked my dentist before taking the plunge today but maybe it's for the better. Ignorance is bliss, until your teeth starts to hurt at least.
by LEtranger
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: In braces at age 35
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: In braces at age 35

31 years old. Got my upper brackets today, getting lower and wire next week. Getting a bit worried about speech problems but I guess I'll just need to live with it for a while. Lucky I don't have work that requires speaking to customers or clients. Hopefully my colleagues will be understanding.
by LEtranger
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braced at 27: Covering My Teeth, Uncovering Myself
Replies: 11
Views: 1695

Re: Braced at 27: Covering My Teeth, Uncovering Myself

Inspiring story, hope you all the best of luck with your braces.
by LEtranger
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: What was your first meal/food after braces?
Replies: 125
Views: 27628

Re: What was your first meal/food after braces?

High fat yoghurt with honey for lunch. Fish soup for dinner. But I have only got the upper brackets so no pain, just worried getting food stuck. Getting the lower ones and wire next week but I guess I might go for the same food then.