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by Navygrrl
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tightness After 6 Months
Replies: 2
Views: 2418

Re: Tightness After 6 Months

I don't have any personal experience with retainers, but the research I've done suggests that retainers are considered more of a permanent thing nowadays than temporary. Definitely talk with your orthodontist, as everyone's teeth are different. If your teeth are already feeling tight, I would think ...
by Navygrrl
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Here - Braces at 43
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

Re: New Here - Braces at 43

Thanks for the welcome, AndAndAnd. I'm relieved to know that the chewing will get better, or at least I'll get used to it. I'm looking forward to more substantial food.
by Navygrrl
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 41
Replies: 18
Views: 4882

Re: Braces at 41

Hi, just checking to see if things have gotten better for you since you last posted. I'm hoping your mouth has toughened up and gotten used to the brackets. I'm a bit disappointed to see that the food thing will not really get better (from rubyteeth's post), but on the good side, at least it's a goo...
by Navygrrl
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Here - Braces at 43
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

Re: New Here - Braces at 43

Oh, and I also got molar build ups so that my top teeth don't bite down on my bottom brackets. (I'm still learning the terminology, sorry!) It's really difficult to chew because I basically only have four teeth - one on top and bottom on each side - that can chew. I tried to bite into a banana, and ...
by Navygrrl
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Here - Braces at 43
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

New Here - Braces at 43

Hi all, I found this forum after doing a ton of google research about braces and people's experiences with braces as adults. I'm 43, and I should have gotten braces when I was a teen, but we just didn't have the money. Now that hubby and I are finally in a good financial place, I've started my brace...