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by Nana51
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Water Pik instead of flossing?
Replies: 38
Views: 37583

Re: Water Pik instead of flossing?

I proactively purchased a Waterpik ultra today, in advance of my brace date of July 29th. I thought it might be helpful to get the hang of it and experiment with the different pressure settings. I've read so much here that I can't recall who posted the hilarious story of using the Waterpik. It just ...
by Nana51
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to board new to braces
Replies: 26
Views: 1342

Re: New to board new to braces

Yes, Helly, extractions make it very real. Since I made the decision to do that step, I've found myself to be at peace with the whole process. Hope you get along we'll with yours. Final impressions today and I have a brace date of July 29th. Had good checkup at dentist along with cleaning. My extrac...
by Nana51
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to board new to braces
Replies: 26
Views: 1342

Re: New to board new to braces

51 year old Nana about to jump into this mouth first! Treatment plan is 3 years!! I have overbite, cross bite, and open bite. Now that I have had four teeth extracted, I have two teeth in the back that match up for chewing. Eating is interesting but not as interesting as it will get I suspect. Have ...
by Nana51
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: How did you tell people???
Replies: 60
Views: 6597

Re: How did you tell people???

Plug nickel, I think you have said it the best I've seen on this thread-- other than the person who said "I'm too fabulous not to have straight teeth." I'm bracing for braces in a month or so. I notice the common theme here that this is such a gut wrenching decision for lots of us. I could go on and...
by Nana51
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: It is done. I am braced.
Replies: 13
Views: 1784

Re: It is done. I am braced.

Jenik, I think we are going to be on much the same path! I've read so much...what's your age? I have more impressions and regular cleaning on 7/2 and then start the process, they said, in 3-4 weeks after that. Sounds like same time frame as you. Saw where a 60year old posted that she thought she cou...
by Nana51
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: It is done. I am braced.
Replies: 13
Views: 1784

Re: It is done. I am braced.

Haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else...what is "indirect technique?"
I'm bracing for braces in August...don't know the day yet.
by Nana51
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: How did you tell people???
Replies: 60
Views: 6597

Re: How did you tell people???

I have husband and kids supporting me on this major decision for this stage in my life. The why of doing this is evident whenever I smile or whenever I cover my mouth when I smile. Besides that, now that I've had 4teeth pulled, only 2in my whole mouth meet. tHAT'S my primary reason for doing this. I...
by Nana51
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: molar extraction tomorrow
Replies: 15
Views: 1245

Re: molar extraction tomorrow

I had my first two extractions 2 weeks ago. I was so worried and scared but with the great care from my dentist, it was nothing! I took a couple of Tylenol later in the day and stayed home from work that day, but was back to normal the next day. Salt water rinsing was so soothing. Had the second 2ex...
by Nana51
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Smilehope's story
Replies: 120
Views: 19018

Re: Smilehope's story

What an inspiring name, smilehope. That's what we're in it for, right? Extractions done. Final impressions before braces will be July 2.. And regular cleaning right after. They ortho said it will be 3-4 weeks later before braces begin. Vacation falls between times so maybe I can control my anxiety a...
by Nana51
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1081
Views: 175066

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I'm 51, have had 4 teeth extracted in preparation for braces in about a month. This board and other blogs have encouraged me to go for this, even at my age. As others have said, my parents couldn't afford this for me when it was the "preferred" age, but hey, look at all the improvements since then. ...