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by kathydell
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally got my braces
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Finally got my braces

I think in the beginning it took me about a week of eating yogurt and pasta before I got brave and tackled "normal" food. You'll adjust pretty quickly. After adjustments I go back to the comfort foods for that first day and then I'm right back on the horse again.
by kathydell
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I have a debrace date!
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: I have a debrace date!

Awesome! So pysched for you.
by kathydell
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1 yr progress - lateral incisor extraction
Replies: 17
Views: 1171

Re: 1 yr progress - lateral incisor extraction

Update at 17 months. Keep in mind my teeth have been smashing each other in the wrong places for 30 years so it was never going to be a "hollywood smile" since some of my teeth aren't the right shape any more. That said, I'm thrilled with the results so far.
by kathydell
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are elastics as annoying as braces?
Replies: 13
Views: 7927

Re: Are elastics as annoying as braces?

I've had elastics in 3 different configurations for 16 of my 18 months so far. How much visibility and how much "getting used to" really depended on the configuration for me. The class triangle ones were very visible when I spoke and it took me a lot of patience and medicine to sooth the sore top li...
by kathydell
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Happy
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: Happy

Nice! Very psyched for you.
by kathydell
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Final Wires
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Final Wires

I've been in my "final wire" for about 8 months now. Little tweaks and adjustments along the way - and unfortunately, lots of rubber bands.
by kathydell
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: tomorrow is the big day
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: tomorrow is the big day

You're so not alone. I started treatment at 47! I'm so glad I did and I'm so pleased with my progress. I might be set free next month! My ortho said about 20% of orthodontic practice these days is adults. There are 5 of us in my building at work - maybe more I just haven't noticed yet.
by kathydell
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got my braces on today
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: Got my braces on today

Welcome! I was a ripe old 47 when I got mine on. Best thing I ever did. Can't wait to hear about your progress.
by kathydell
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many teeth do you show when you smile?
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

Thanks for making me think about this LOL. 6 uppers and 7 lowers (I had a lower incisor extracted so I have an uneven number in the front). That is a huge improvement over when I started this journey 17 months ago!
by kathydell
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day 1 with Braces
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Day 1 with Braces

The eating thing gets better every day. You will even feel good enough and brave enough to tackle some of those no no foods on occassion. I found after the first month, it was only sore for about 48 hours after an adjustment. Now, I can eat a pork chop or steak no problem the night of an adjustment....
by kathydell
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces at 30. Oy vey.
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Braces at 30. Oy vey.

Got my train tracks at 47! Being an adult with braces is honestly no biggie. Sometimes you might even find yourself annoyed at how many people don't notice - you're going through all this, someone should at least notice! - but they really don't. I have to speak on stage at work and have meals at mee...
by kathydell
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bonding with braces
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Bonding with braces

I have the same problem due to a snagletooth that jacked it in and then wore it down over the years. Mine is being fixed after the braces come off.
by kathydell
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I got my braces on today!
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: I got my braces on today!

Welcome to the cool kids club! I'm so happy for you. There are great people and lots of excellent helpful hints here on this site.
by kathydell
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How is everyone doing in their journies so far?
Replies: 11
Views: 756

Re: How is everyone doing in their journies so far?

Really good althought I did have one of those "I'm so done with this" days yesterday. It's been an interesting journey for sure to have braces starting at 47 years old but it's one of the best things I've ever done for myself and I'm so glad I did it. I'm getting married in September and for the fir...
by kathydell
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap between two front teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Gap between two front teeth

The soreness and your mouth not closing will definitely get better. With regard to closing the gap, it totally depends. Not what you wanted to hear but did your otho use a powerchain? Probably not as it's so soon in your treatment. Those suckers work so well in closing spaces. I've had spaces close ...