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by HeyTeach
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Can I just say I LOVE my braces!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 4495

OK so I've read through this, and I got the gist. Yeh, I'm happy I'm doing this, but wish I didn't have to or spend thousands above what my insurance covers. Maybe those are just the gripes of the 50 yr ole guy, Well sure it beats a heart transplant, but if I needed one of those I'm glad they're get...
by HeyTeach
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New here.. new to braces.. *sigh*
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Focus on the outcome because it will be worth it. I'm almost as new as you and things get better daily. People are maybe curious but always supportive.
by HeyTeach
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: A doctor a nurse an x-ray tech and a PT walk into a room
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

In all my years of teaching quite a few, more women than men, and more lower/middle school than high school. Several parents usually while their kids were getting treatment too. Still, I knew a 40 something football coach and asst. principal who had full metal saying "If Bret Favre can, I can!" Whic...
by HeyTeach
Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: oh no another newbie!
Replies: 31
Views: 2377

Top o' the bay Jennielee, Elkton area of Cecil county (pronounced sissl canny)
by HeyTeach
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?
Replies: 263
Views: 33557

50 yr old guy from Eastern Shore of Maryland ... 1st time...mix of steel (lowers) and Invisalign (uppers)
by HeyTeach
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: oh no another newbie!
Replies: 31
Views: 2377

Lisa and Parr, hope you understand I don't proof e-board posts (except for cuss words I excise), so I know where you are at (cringe) K? I'm as prone to sloppy writing here as anyone else. Sorry about your less than wonderful experience with English, Chillin' (oops, just noticed the spell check on th...
by HeyTeach
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: still a HEADGEAR wearing BRACEFACE
Replies: 17
Views: 2730

dang youngster...I just got braces at 50!
by HeyTeach
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Yeh it was only a few hours and I felt that nothing meshed or touched right anymore, which really isn't the case but ... you probably can eat that cheeseburger if you cut it in small pieces and place it on back teeth. Just don't make it too thick with toppings and don't try to chew into it whole. Bu...
by HeyTeach
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Snacking and Drinking Beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 3759

anyone chew gum of some sort with invisalign? Just wndering if stick free sugarless gum will be ok? (or do I have to gnaw tree bark?)
by HeyTeach
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll for adults with braces - if your interested
Replies: 81
Views: 9498

At 50, tt's my turn now. I don't care what anybody thinks, I'm doing it for me.

"But your teeth looked fine!" Um, well, thanks but let's see. If they felt ok, looked ok, and worked ok, I wouldn't be spending lots of cash to do this. Let's assume there is a problem, Houston.
by HeyTeach
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: oh no another newbie!
Replies: 31
Views: 2377

Thanks for the welcome all. Parr, watch those typos, I'm the grammar police (OMG no one will ever post again knowing an English teacher is here!) You ask about "pain". None. Tightness yes. A few sore spots from rubbing which rinses etc will care for over time. Yes, much orthodontistry is kinder/gent...
by HeyTeach
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: oh no another newbie!
Replies: 31
Views: 2377

oh no another newbie!

Oh you bet! 50, teacher, and now (as of yesterday) sporting In-Ovation R self-ligating brackets on the bottom arch and waiting for Invisalign for the upper arch. Wonderful site everybody, thanks for making this easy. Can't wait for the first class day and all the students' reactions. I am still a te...