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by ElizabethMae
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Day 2 of 32 with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: Day 2 of 32 with braces

Day 5 is feeling so much better than day 2. I've still got wax on half a dozen little bits and bobs in my mouth, but I'm starting to be able to chew again. I ate a brownie yesterday and it felt like glorious freedom. It's the little things that will get me through this, I think.
by ElizabethMae
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New here, Newly Braced and 1st post!
Replies: 27
Views: 2696

Re: New here, Newly Braced and 1st post!

I've had so many years of avoiding the dentist and then ignoring the recommendation of braces when I did go every few years until December when I was told I'd been grinding my teeth enough to cause damage. A month later I'm in an Ortho chair for a consult. I'm sure I'll be happy about it eventually,...
by ElizabethMae
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 109930

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Boston, MA
2. My braces are $6800 + $279 for x-rays and molds
3. I have metal self ligating on top and bottom (or I will once the bottoms go on)
4. My estimated time in braces is 27 months.
by ElizabethMae
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New, Nuevo, Nouveau....Yikes
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: New, Nuevo, Nouveau....Yikes

Oh the spacers. I was almost excited to get my braces just to get rid of the spacers. The tech had to floss mine in and they were still tight and my gums ended up bleeding by the time they were all in.
by ElizabethMae
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What are your worst braces symptoms?
Replies: 57
Views: 5339

Re: What are your worst braces symptoms?

I'm only on day 3, but so far the worst is the little nubs on the inside of the molar bands. They are so sharp against my tongue (thanks a lot narrow arch) and I have dental wax perpetually on the right side one.
by ElizabethMae
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite plate!!! Holy cow..
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Bite plate!!! Holy cow..

The human body is an amazing piece of machinery that can adapt to so many changes; you will get used to talking around something new in your mouth. Back in college when I got my wisdom teeth taken out they hit a nerve and I lost a lot of feeling in half my tongue, which gave me a lisp, but I talked ...
by ElizabethMae
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Day 2 of 32 with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Day 2 of 32 with braces

Hi all, I've been scrolling through the forums for a few weeks, and you guys have given me hope and the support I needed since the only person who knew I was thinking about braces is my best friend who lives in a different state. My roommate still doesn't know I got them on, since we work different ...