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by EmilyTravels
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Braces at age 56! My blog
Replies: 6
Views: 3951

Re: Braces at age 56! My blog

I realize this is an old post, but I couldn't resist responding as I am soon to get braces at the ripe young age of 56 as well! Glad to find others in our age bracket (pardon the pun!) here.

I will check out your blog. :)
by EmilyTravels
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Before and After - Yay!
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Before and After - Yay!

Looks great! :D
by EmilyTravels
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off! Pics
Replies: 12
Views: 1495

Re: Braces off! Pics

You look wonderful. Happy to see such a good result as I am about to embark on my braces journey.
by EmilyTravels
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waxed floss or unwaxed floss is better with braces
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Waxed floss or unwaxed floss is better with braces

Mpkh wrote:You thread the floss under the wire and then floss as normal.
Thanks! I am sure once I try I'll figure it out -- if I get wired braces, that is.
by EmilyTravels
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waxed floss or unwaxed floss is better with braces
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Waxed floss or unwaxed floss is better with braces

How in the world do you floss around wired braces? Invisalign, obviously, you just remove the aligners, but I can't begin to imagine how to get floss up under the gum line with traditional brackets & wires. What am I missing? (Note: I don't have braces yet but will be getting them soon; that's why I...
by EmilyTravels
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 9874

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

[quote="Bbyrd"]I wish I could see pics! I'll come back when I get enough posts![/quote]

I am in the same boat. Can understand new users not being able to post pics, but not sure I understand why we can't view them. Oh well, I will get there!
by EmilyTravels
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New here!
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: New here!

I am new too and a lot older than you. :-) I am currently in the waiting stage for an ortho consult since having oral surgery in May. I fractured my jaw in a bike accident, and my oral surgeon says I am going to need braces to finish the work he started (jaw wiring with arch bars). I agree as my bit...
by EmilyTravels
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting Braces in Mexico - Save $$$
Replies: 30
Views: 48958

Re: Getting Braces in Mexico - Save $$$

If anyone has any orthodontist recommendations in Playa del Carmen (or anywhere else in the Riviera Maya, for that matter), I'd love to hear them. My husband and I love that area, and I would certainly consider getting braces there instead of the US if it would mean a cost savings -- so long as the ...
by EmilyTravels
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces, duration of the treatment 30 months?!
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Getting braces, duration of the treatment 30 months?!

Have you gotten a second opinion from a different orthodontist? From what I see on here, it's not uncommon for people to have two (or even more) consultations with different orthos before deciding on one.
by EmilyTravels
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Older adults seeking surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Older adults seeking surgery

15 surgeries!?!?!? :shock: I am one of the older folks here (just joined recently). I am 56 and had a bike accident in April that fractured my jaw in three places. So my surgery was not for congenital or cosmetic reasons but just to align my lower jaw back to the upper. I was wired together followed...
by EmilyTravels
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Preparing for braces at age 56
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Preparing for braces at age 56

Thanks, Prometheus. The thought of having to give up over 2 years of my life (on top of the several months I already have since my accident) is not super appealing. I have heard that sometimes Invisalign can be quicker than standard brackets, but I would have to feel comfortable re. root reabsorptio...
by EmilyTravels
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Can Invisalign help with bite issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Can Invisalign help with bite issues?

Hi ~~ I wrote an intro post in another sub-forum. In a nutshell, I fractured my jaw in a cycling accident this spring and had to have it wired together while it was healing. My Oral Surgeon has been saying all along that I would need ortho. treatment after I am done with his care. First he mentioned...
by EmilyTravels
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Preparing for braces at age 56
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Preparing for braces at age 56

Hi everyone ~~ first-time poster here. Please be kind. ;-) I had a bicycle accident in April and fractured my jaw in three places. In the past couple of months I have been through jaw-wiring with arch bars (first wired, then with elastics). Before the jaw wiring, I could only touch a couple of teeth...