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by Nana51
Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Turn
Replies: 26
Views: 3622

Re: My Turn

Need a bookmark to keep this for inspiration.
Beautiful outcome.
Congrats!
by Nana51
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 52 in braces
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: 52 in braces

Welcome and congratulations on starting this journey with the rest of us. I will be 52 within a week so I'm right there with you. I have four extraction sites so my wire goes to the tooth in front of each site and curves around that tooth. I have brackets on each tooth past the holes but not on the ...
by Nana51
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New Member - struggling with braces!
Replies: 17
Views: 1870

Re: New Member - struggling with braces!

I'm 18 days in and would just suggest, as far as eating, that you just eat small bites. From a technical standpoint, I have to place food IN my mouth as I think I couldn't bite cotton candy in two right now. I have open bite anyway but not forever!!! Placing the food in my mouth avoids the problem o...
by Nana51
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Let the Journey Begin....
Replies: 114
Views: 12227

Re: Let the Journey Begin....

Yay :jump:
You'll probably be past that hump for now, but will find yourself eating more slowly and in smaller bites .. And with a fork. :tingrin:
by Nana51
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Want braces, but fear is getting the best of me.
Replies: 48
Views: 4188

Re: Want braces, but fear is getting the best of me.

Tqz, there have been lots of good responses here and sure hope you find them helpful. I am two weeks in with braces, clear on top and bottom. I am 51 and if I told you I wasn't concerned about what people would think, I wouldn't be telling the truth. I'm an oddball when it comes to attention. I want...
by Nana51
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nana (51) is getting braces!
Replies: 31
Views: 1807

Re: Nana (51) is getting braces!

That's great that you've had such a good start, JeniK. I had wondered about you and have been watching for new entries. I truly cannot complain. I think the days I have to talk more at work are the days I notice the brackets. If I'm feeling the least bit of irritation, I just wax up. That's what it ...
by Nana51
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Oral B Superfloss is awful.
Replies: 14
Views: 5013

Re: Oral B Superfloss is awful.

Looks like old topic, but I have just started this journey. I have found the super floss much easier to use than dealing with the floss threaders. The stiff end is great and then I move past the thread-like section to get to the actual floss. It works great for me.
by Nana51
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nana (51) is getting braces!
Replies: 31
Views: 1807

Re: Nana (51) is getting braces!

Two weeks into this journey and no complaints. I've been through several days of no wax and then other days, I have lots of spots needing it. I have lost about six pounds so far and thinkit is strictly from eating more slowly and eating less. The lunch hour is only so long and I must brush before go...
by Nana51
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: BRACES AT 63!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1469

Re: BRACES AT 63!!!

Good for you!!!
by Nana51
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Let the Journey Begin....
Replies: 114
Views: 12227

Re: Let the Journey Begin....

Laughter is the best medicine! My husband and I saw a commercial tonight for some kind of facelift procedure, advertised by someone who used to light up our life... I told him that after I finish with my braces, I was going to do that next. :D Yeah, right. Don't forget grilled cheese sandwiches...an...
by Nana51
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hoping for Braces
Replies: 39
Views: 3777

Re: Hoping for Braces

Glad you have the "installation" over with JeniK. Here we go....
by Nana51
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you feel....
Replies: 144
Views: 9282

Re: What do you feel....

I know what you mean about the wax! I get my lunch in the microwave and then go to the mirror to retrieve it all-- and am successful most of the time in finding it all. Sometimes the water pik finds some I missed. :D Then eat, water pik, brush, rinse and reapply wax. And repeat at supper time. A min...
by Nana51
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hoping for Braces
Replies: 39
Views: 3777

Re: Hoping for Braces

One more day, JeniK. Be sure and give us play by play.. Well, post-game. :). You'll do great!
by Nana51
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you feel....
Replies: 144
Views: 9282

Re: What do you feel....

Feeling minty fresh after my night time routine of water-pik, brushing, flossing and salt water rinse... Oh and wax for the night. About to get it down to 15 minutes as I'm getting better at threading the super floss under the wire. One week in : no complaints really. Good luck to you tomorrow, kids...
by Nana51
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hoping for Braces
Replies: 39
Views: 3777

Re: Hoping for Braces

jeniK, know you are excited. Hope your bracing goes well. Take a Tylenol with you and take it when you leave the office. Then go and eat a regular meal 'cause you probably won't eat a regular meal later in the day. I had lots of Mac and cheese last week but have had more normal food this weekend, fi...