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by Dee17
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Sunshiney Saga
Replies: 262
Views: 25529

Re: Sunshiney Saga

Well, you're lucky then! Most insurance plans don't cover braces at all. When my husband was living and he was working at the local university which had a VERY good insurance plan, it did not cover orthodontic work at all!
by Dee17
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting Braces At The Age of 54!
Replies: 268
Views: 28093

Re: Getting Braces At The Age of 54!

Yes, Sunshiney, I am happy. At the beginning he told me he wasn't sure he'd be able to close the space entirely and, as you can see, he was able to do so. I will be even happier when I get them off and I've got my old beautiful smile back. I'm sure it will look different but I'm sure it will be be-y...
by Dee17
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Sunshiney Saga
Replies: 262
Views: 25529

Re: Sunshiney Saga

Yes, that's VERY exciting! We will all look forward to your new photo!
by Dee17
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Oldfart Orthodontic Diary
Replies: 298
Views: 26420

Re: Oldfart Orthodontic Diary

You think???
by Dee17
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Closing a large diastema
Replies: 209
Views: 34177

Re: Closing a large diastema

Yes, parsleysage, that's absolutely right. I really can hardly WAIT to get these things off, though! It feels like I've been in them forever. I've been trying to start dating again and believe me when I say finding a guy who is oblivious to them (or doesn't care) has been a real struggle.
by Dee17
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Closing a large diastema
Replies: 209
Views: 34177

Re: Closing a large diastema

Thanks! You're looking pretty good yourself!
by Dee17
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting Braces At The Age of 54!
Replies: 268
Views: 28093

Re: Getting Braces At The Age of 54!

It's been a long time since I've been on the forum but in that time the space in between my two front teeth is about 99% closed. I think my teeth are looking pretty darn good and I am now officially in countdown mode -- about 4-5 months left in these things! Can NOT wait to get them off!
by Dee17
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Closing a large diastema
Replies: 209
Views: 34177

Re: Closing a large diastema

It's been a long time since I've been on the forum but in that time the space in between my two front teeth is about 99% closed. I think my teeth are looking pretty darn good and I am now officially in countdown mode -- about 4-5 months left in these things! Can NOT wait to get them off!
by Dee17
Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Sunshiney Saga
Replies: 262
Views: 25529

Re: Sunshiney Saga

I agree that your teeth look amazing! You will look tremendous when you get them off! Even if it takes two more months, it will be worth it. I'm officially in "count down mode" -- I figure another six or seven months to go and I can't WAIT!!! I will be SO happy to get these things out of my mouth. W...
by Dee17
Wed May 28, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Sunshiney Saga
Replies: 262
Views: 25529

Re: Sunshiney Saga

Hi Sunshiney,
I'm getting close to being finished. I expect I will get mine off sometime around the end of October or November. So I've been in official "count down" mode for about 4 weeks now. I can't wait to get these things out of my mouth!!
by Dee17
Wed May 28, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Over 50's club ?
Replies: 75
Views: 15166

Re: Over 50's club ?

wonderful news! We'll all look forward to seeing a photo of the new, improved you!
by Dee17
Tue May 27, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Sunshiney Saga
Replies: 262
Views: 25529

Re: Sunshiney Saga

Sorry to hear things didn't go as expected but when you look at the whole picture one more month isn't so terrible. Good luck with your power chains!
by Dee17
Mon May 26, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Over 50's club ?
Replies: 75
Views: 15166

Re: Over 50's club ?

Hi Sim, I had terrible anxiety when I first got my braces put on and would barely open my mouth in public for about the first six months. I don't have coloured elastics because I got Damon Q self-ligating braces and they don't need those little elastics. You get used to them pretty quickly and as I ...
by Dee17
Sat May 24, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Over 50's club ?
Replies: 75
Views: 15166

Re: Over 50's club ?

Yes, sim, power chains can be a real drag. I've been wearing them since two months after I got my braces put on -- October 2012. You will get used to them. They make cleaning a bit more of a challenge but the pain will go away with time.
by Dee17
Wed May 21, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Two Stories in One: Our His and Hers Matching Braces
Replies: 237
Views: 24100

Re: Two Stories in One: Our His and Hers Matching Braces

Hi Ellabelle!!! So great to hear from you again. WOW!!! You guys look amazing! FIs bottom teeth are all in a nice little row like ducks in a line. Like seriously, you both look amazing. I think you're right about no one ever saying that they've regretted getting braces. I felt like that at first for...