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by Bracesat57
Sun May 29, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Help! Mouth ulcers with retainers!
Replies: 5
Views: 13214

Re: Help! Mouth ulcers with retainers!

Thanks Lynn. I will definitely call my orthodontist first thing Tuesday morning. I will definitely take your advice and leave the retainers out for a couple of days. I am glad to hear that a couple of days without them won't hurt. I have been putting them in for a few hours at a time but it really h...
by Bracesat57
Sun May 29, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Foods that stain clear ligatures?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Foods that stain clear ligatures?

I am a coffee drinker. I purchased straws that are meant to be used for hot liquids. This helped big time in keeping the power chains looking cleaner longer. They will yellow anyway In between appointments until you get them changed. I have heard curry will stain really bad so avoid that. Good luck!
by Bracesat57
Sun May 29, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Help! Mouth ulcers with retainers!
Replies: 5
Views: 13214

Help! Mouth ulcers with retainers!

Omg. I am not a complainer but I am in so much discomfort. I have canker sores/ulcers all along my bottom mouth and then also on top. It is a three day weekend and the orthodontist office is closed. For one week I have been wearing a fixed lower retainer, a clear essix on top of that one. The essix ...
by Bracesat57
Mon May 23, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help please! Not happy with braces coming off :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Help please! Not happy with braces coming off :(

I actually know what is going on. My front left tooth is actually bigger (thicker) than its mate next to it. I was told that they align the teeth from the back. Therefore the thicker tooth will look like it is sticking out further than the other one. I thought they could shave it down a bit to make ...
by Bracesat57
Fri May 20, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bottom canine is hitting my top Hawley retainer
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Bottom canine is hitting my top Hawley retainer

Just got my braces off this week and got my Hawley retainer yesterday. When they placed it on my teeth of course it felt funky. They needed to tighten it right away. I also got a fixed retainer on my bottom arch and got an Essex retainer for on top of that one. I have to wear the Hawley for 14 hours...
by Bracesat57
Tue May 17, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 57 and braces again
Replies: 59
Views: 7394

Re: 57 and braces again

And they are off! Pretty quick and painless. Some of the ceramic brackets do break when removing and then there is extra time with removing all the glue. I had the permanent bottom retainer installed. It is only glued to the bottom canines. I was under the impression that it was attached to all the ...
by Bracesat57
Tue May 17, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 57 and braces again
Replies: 59
Views: 7394

Re: 57 and braces again

Sitting at the orthodontist office waiting to be called to have my braces taken off! I still can't believe how fast this day has come. Excited and nervous.
by Bracesat57
Mon May 16, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Intro - Braces for the 2nd time and completely miserable.
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Intro - Braces for the 2nd time and completely miserable.

Hang in there! I looked into all types of cosmetic procedures for my teeth also before figuring out that braces was the only way to go. For me, the first three months were miserable. First there were those awful separators they jam into your molars to make room for the bands. Then I got the braces o...
by Bracesat57
Sat May 14, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tips for the Newbies and Miserable
Replies: 21
Views: 2067

Re: Tips for the Newbies and Miserable

I love this thread. Great idea. 1. Nobody cares that we have braces on our teeth. 2. It is not selfish to want to do this for ourselves. It is important! 3. You will second guess yourself for the first two weeks after getting braces. Like "Why in the world did I do this to myself." Ugh. 4. A few wee...
by Bracesat57
Fri May 06, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My 1st day in braces :D
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: My 1st day in braces :D

Hi 44yobraceface....regarding the discolored ligs from coffee and tea I have two suggestions.. One is to ask your ortho if you can go in for a refresh on the ligs in between adjustments if they get too dirty. My other suggestion is to find straws for hot beverages either in a store or online. I abso...
by Bracesat57
Thu May 05, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Freaking Out!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Freaking Out!!!

I would call your orthodontist right away and not let that tooth rotate any more than necessary. It is a waste of time and counterproductive at this point in your treatment. I had a tooth that got disengaged from the wire and it put my treatment back one month. My orthodontist said I should have cal...
by Bracesat57
Thu May 05, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello I am new
Replies: 11
Views: 2632

Re: Hello I am new

Congratulations Lisa in Texas! As you can tell by my name I got braces at 57. I am now 59 and my braces are coming off in two weeks. :jump: I can't even tell you how happy I am with my decision to get braces as an older adult. The time really did fly by. What is amazing is how fast they move the fir...
by Bracesat57
Sun May 01, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Professionals with braces: thoughts or concerns?
Replies: 27
Views: 3589

Re: Professionals with braces: thoughts or concerns?

Do not worry at all about being a professional with braces on your teeth. I work for the government and am very social outside of work. No one really cares at all. Everyone has their own lives and their own problems. They could care less if you have braces. We are our own worse critics when it comes...
by Bracesat57
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 57 and braces again
Replies: 59
Views: 7394

Re: 57 and braces again

:jump: :jump: Yay! Braces are coming off May 17 at 8am!! :jump: :jump: I went in today for a refresh on my power chains and had a better appointment than anticipated. My stubborn space behind my lower right canine is totally closed. They took impressions for the bar to be cemented on to lower arch. ...
by Bracesat57
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally braces @ 31
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Finally braces @ 31

Congratulations and welcome to the club! It is amazing to see the progress in such a short amount of time. We all wished we should have done it sooner. Good luck with your journey!