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by BellaBraces
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Being a wimp!
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: Being a wimp!

Yes, it gets easier. Although I have found that as the teeth start moving the brackets obviously find themselves in a different place in the mouth and find new tender spots to rub on. Nothing quite as bad as in the first few days but you may find a few nasty surprises along the way. Just keep oral g...
by BellaBraces
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Blame it on the alcohol
Replies: 19
Views: 3319

Re: Blame it on the alcohol

The only problem with wine is that red wine can stain. I live with the stains.
by BellaBraces
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating habits with braces!
Replies: 43
Views: 6466

Re: Eating habits with braces!

I don't really like to bite down with my incisors. I can eat most things provided I have cutlery. I am looking forward to the day when I can bite into a sandwich! I bought one at the airport the other day. It looked quite soft but I still could not manage it and had to sit there separating it all ou...
by BellaBraces
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Journey To Conquer The Hatred...
Replies: 17
Views: 3523

Re: The Journey To Conquer The Hatred...

Your boyfriend certainly sounds like a keeper.

Chin up - we are so hard on ourselves and I know it can be difficult not to be. But, you have movement already! YAY!
by BellaBraces
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: bruised gums?
Replies: 4
Views: 2927

Re: bruised gums?

I haven't noticed that myself, even when my teeth have felt sore.

I would put in a call to the ortho to check.
by BellaBraces
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: How did you tell people???
Replies: 60
Views: 6542

Re: How did you tell people???

I didn't tell anyone except my husband. My family are prone to making tiresome comments so I preferred to present it to everyone as a fait accompli.
by BellaBraces
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For those getting braced after 35-what are your motivations?
Replies: 27
Views: 7029

Re: For those getting braced after 35-what are your motivati

I'm 43 and my teeth have bugged me for the last 15-20 years. I went through a lot of orthodontic work as a teen. Nobody said anything about permanent retainers. When my wisdom teeth came through they gradually pushed my teeth out of line. I would moan about them and avoid showing them when smiling. ...
by BellaBraces
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My little intro post
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: My little intro post

Yes, pain is normal and it shifts around from tooth to tooth.
by BellaBraces
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 month Smile treatment - clear ceramic braces
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: 6 month Smile treatment - clear ceramic braces

My dentist just ground off the spots at the first appointment.
by BellaBraces
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting nervous and scared of cancelling!
Replies: 43
Views: 2756

Re: Getting nervous and scared of cancelling!

I'm not criticizing anyone, but we are talking about a grown adult here, correct? I don't understand the hand holding, we've all been through it. I guess my tolerance for it is much lower than others. I'm not trying to be rude, but I am a realist. People can have all kinds of phobias. I am a grown ...
by BellaBraces
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I think this forum will help! Adult not loving this!
Replies: 28
Views: 2881

Re: I think this forum will help! Adult not loving this!

Hang in there. I'm 43! I don't know anyone with braces either, though my friend had braces a couple of years ago and she is now 60.
by BellaBraces
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting nervous and scared of cancelling!
Replies: 43
Views: 2756

Re: Getting nervous and scared of cancelling!

Maybe take an iPod loaded with some music you really like?
by BellaBraces
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Play-Doh Dental Set - Make Your Own Braces!
Replies: 9
Views: 1767

Re: Play-Doh Dental Set - Make Your Own Braces!

Now that is a super idea of something to get for when my grandson is old enough. In the meantime, of course, I can practise on it...