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by Nana51
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces tomorrow!
Replies: 16
Views: 977

Re: Braces tomorrow!

Welcome, you two. These early days will soon be forgotten and you'll get excited about progress you begin seeing. Jello and pudding is great, along with ramen noodles and Mac and cheese. Potato casserole made on a Monday will get you thru the week! I'm braced since July 29th. Day to day with wax her...
by Nana51
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hi, newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: Hi, newbie

You are not old...or not the oldest. I'm 51 + 1 and I've seen others on here who are older so mark that off your list. :). This board is an excellent resource and place to ask questions, vent and rejoice. Good luck to you as you bein your journey.

Braced, upper & lower, 7/29/13.
by Nana51
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you feel....
Replies: 144
Views: 9285

Re: What do you feel....

Feeling that new wire after my first adjustment on 9/23. Celebrating the movement I can feel, or rather the changes I can feel. Mr. Tongue is ever on patrol and finds the tiniest changes going on in there! Isn't it amazing? Next adjustment is not until December 2nd so there should be plenty of time ...
by Nana51
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: WOOOHOOO!!! ALL of my front teeth touch!!
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: WOOOHOOO!!! ALL of my front teeth touch!!

Great progress! Like the others, I am waiting too. I could put a pencil in between my uppers and lowers without opening my mouth so I'm excited at the prospect of such improvement.
by Nana51
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced!! Huzzah!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2074

Re: Debraced!! Huzzah!!

Congrats on your new smile. That's what it's all about! :jump: And I love your post--that you shared so honestly how you were feeling. That has to be an encouragement to others seeking and learning about this experience. We do (well, some of us - and I have been in the group at times) tend to get qu...
by Nana51
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Coil Spring Twisted
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Coil Spring Twisted

Send a photo via your cell and perhaps they can evaluate without a visit.
by Nana51
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nana (51) is getting braces!
Replies: 31
Views: 1807

Re: Nana (51) is getting braces!

They are so observant and accepting. :heart:
by Nana51
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nana (51) is getting braces!
Replies: 31
Views: 1807

Re: Nana (51) is getting braces!

Have my first adjustment on the horizon, on 9/23. Still waxing on the rough spots as needed. I'm noticing small changes and find that quite exciting. The teeth on either side of my top front teeth are becoming more visible. They have been kind of tucked in behind my front teeth. On the lower set, I ...
by Nana51
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nana (51) is getting braces!
Replies: 31
Views: 1807

Re: Nana (51) is getting braces!

Today's my one-month celebration day. Hope all the other newly braced members here are doing well and that time is passing for you as quickly as it is for me.
by Nana51
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: The 3 week wait !!
Replies: 77
Views: 7409

Re: The 3 week wait !!

Chichi is right ... but you'll do fine. We'll be watching for an update from you tomorrow.
by Nana51
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: What have I done???
Replies: 37
Views: 2757

Re: What have I done???

I think my son had what you describe and his were called tongue spurs, as I recall. He had a tongue thrust and this was to retrain (a/k/a punish) his tongue so it wouldn't continually thrust against his front teeth... I think. My son said it was pretty irritating at first but gradually he became acc...
by Nana51
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: The 3 week wait !!
Replies: 77
Views: 7409

Re: The 3 week wait !!

Always great to find someone to compare notes with when you're going through ANYTHING!
Good luck to you this week.
by Nana51
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No Flossing with Waterpik?
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Re: No Flossing with Waterpik?

My routine has been to Waterpik first to remove any food particles, then brush, then floss and then I rinse with salt water. Several of my teeth are so tight that flossing is quite uncomfortable, in the moment, but a good feeling once the floss reaches the gumline. I'm committed to this process for ...
by Nana51
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: What have I done???
Replies: 37
Views: 2757

Re: What have I done???

Sorry you're having so much discomfort. I agree with wax, wax, wax. I try to just deal with it some days so I can speak clearly at work, but at night when I get home, I wax up and it's just a nice "ah" of relief and gives the gums and cheeks a break. Also, rinse with salt water frequently. It will e...
by Nana51
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Let the Journey Begin....
Replies: 114
Views: 12229

Re: Let the Journey Begin....

Anyone have days when you just wish you could spit out all the hardware when you swish?! :lol:
I am waxed to the max and have no complaints. I'm almost a month into this journey already! :lol: