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by KayKay
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58
Replies: 93
Views: 12832

Re: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58

Teeth cleaned and gold star from hygienist for my current precision level. :-*

My waterpik arrived and I'm going to begin to figure it out in preparation of my brackets and wires coming soon. I'm planning a trip to the grocery store to stock up on ice cream. :) Sounds decadent, doesn't it?
by KayKay
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58
Replies: 93
Views: 12832

Re: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58

Super excited. My dentist office called. They have a cancellation tomorrow afternoon so I can get in for a teeth cleaning before the braces go on. I discovered I was scheduled for teeth cleaning the week after my braces go on. Thankfully this was changed. Yay!
by KayKay
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tongue resting position
Replies: 9
Views: 10023

Re: Tongue resting position

This is such an interesting topic since I've been obsessed with my tongue ever since I got my lingual arch and carriere' when I'm trying to go to sleep - especially. At night, it seems my tongue is safer when I put it on the roof of my mouth. If I don't purposefully go to sleep with my tongue above ...
by KayKay
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Learning BRACES and dental vocabulary
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Learning BRACES and dental vocabulary

Thank you. I'll read through the primer. :)
by KayKay
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58
Replies: 93
Views: 12832

Re: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58

Oh one more question: Water pik. Is there a particular style/feature that everyone likes? I've been somewhat successful with hygiene so far but with braces coming soon - I want to be prepared!
by KayKay
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Bracing myself at 53!
Replies: 80
Views: 8286

Re: Bracing myself at 53!

I love reading these posts. You are so encouraging sharing your experience as you adjust to your braces. Thank you for sharing the good and easy along with the challenges. With 16 more days until my carriere' and elastics come off and my braces go on - I'm anxious to know the road ahead. And you are...
by KayKay
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Learning BRACES and dental vocabulary
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Learning BRACES and dental vocabulary

Is there anything you suggest on learning the language around here? Definition of the different kinds of braces, appliances, waxes, the names of the teeth (so I don't show how ignorant I am with descriptions like: The teeth next to my two front teeth. :) ) I'm on a steep learning curve to get the gi...
by KayKay
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I'm new. How do you do?
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: I'm new. How do you do?

Thanks for the welcome! I hope so! Right now I only have little bits of wax and little rubber bands I'm trying to keep up with - The most annoying thing about the wax and rubber bands - when I change them out and leave them next to my laptop - intending to throw them away, somehow they have sometime...
by KayKay
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58
Replies: 93
Views: 12832

Re: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58

Oh thank you! That is encouraging to hear. I didn't know if braces (Mine will be clear ceramic) will be a worse experience or easier. I thought the lingual arch will stay on for part of the initial braces portion but perhaps I misunderstood. I'll know soon enough though since I have a little over 2 ...
by KayKay
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I'm new. How do you do?
Replies: 4
Views: 689

I'm new. How do you do?

I'm about to get braces for the first time - at age 58. I live in Texas and run a website for my real job (after years as a teacher). I love my work and my boss is awesome. I have grown kiddos who are married and they are now supplying me with Grand Sugars. I'm annoyed with my lingual arch, carriere...
by KayKay
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58
Replies: 93
Views: 12832

Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58

I've wondered about getting braces for a while. I didn't need them as a teen - I had gorgeous teeth. But had some oddities in my mouth. For one - I have an extra bicuspid on the top left. It was healthy and fully rooted and so at some point a dentist decided to pull a molar in the back to keep the e...
by KayKay
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Karencoutts' Story with Carriere Distalizers and Damons
Replies: 124
Views: 63293

Re: Karencoutts' Story with Carriere Distalizers and Damons

I googled carriere and lingual arch to read whatever I could find on the internet - and here you are. A worthy story to spur me on. I'm going to have to start my own story - which I should have done 4 months ago when I decided to get braces at the age of 58. Your story is helpful - thank you for pos...