Brace day on March 19th!

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jmjohnson317
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Brace day on March 19th!

#1 Post by jmjohnson317 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:19 pm

Hey, new guy here, I'm finally doing what I should have done as a teen...

I'm getting braces.
My teeth have always been really bad, I never smile with my teeth showing... Ever, I never laugh without covering my mouth and I even kind of mumble just so people can't look inside my mouth while I talk.

So, I'm doing Six Month Smiles, as I don't have any big problems with my bite.
I've already done my consultation, got all my cavities filled and did my impressions.
Oh and I'm just getting them on the top, my bottom teeth are fine.

I'm super excited and nervous and would love any and all advice

Also I'm a 22 year old guy... just in case you were wondering.

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Re: Brace day on March 19th!

#2 Post by Angel269 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:17 pm

Hi welcome

I have ceramic uppers with a coated archwire and have been in treatment for just over 8 months. I had braces to close an upper midline diastema.

I hope that you will see changes really quickly, as it just makes you realise that what you have done is the right thing.

I can empathise with the whole smiling, laughing and talking thing. I'm 25 yr old female, married and a mum of 1. I did this after getting over a severe dental phobia around 4 years ago, as my phobia prevented me from doing this as a teen (even though it would have been NHS at the time).

I am so glad that I have finally done this, despite having to pay for the treatment as I feel so much better about myself and will finally see the finished result next week.

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Impressions-08/06/12
Big Day-22/06/12
Started using Bite Plate-14/07/12
Estimated treatment-8 months (upper ceramics)
Debond date-04/03/13

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Re: Brace day on March 19th!

#3 Post by Tobilei » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:29 pm

Hi! Welcome to the board. Good luck for bracing day :)

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Re: Brace day on March 19th!

#4 Post by jmjohnson317 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:00 pm

Thanks for the replies, I'm looking forward to getting my braces on because it means one step closer to a better smile and way more confidence.

But I'm also super nervous, any tips on surviving the first couple weeks?

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#5 Post by SunshineRay » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:34 pm

Hi and good luck! Im just now finalizing my decision so you are 2 steps ahead of me.

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#6 Post by Tobilei » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:38 pm

jmjohnson317 wrote:Thanks for the replies, I'm looking forward to getting my braces on because it means one step closer to a better smile and way more confidence.

But I'm also super nervous, any tips on surviving the first couple weeks?
Soft foods! And lots of orthodontic wax and be sure you have some painkillers in the house just in case.

Some of us find it really painful at first, but an equal amount of people don't feel a thing so try nto to stress too much about it :)

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Re: Brace day on March 19th!

#7 Post by jmjohnson317 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:41 pm

Good luck to you too, especially when you get your impressions. You're going to need it, that stuff made me gag and I'm fairly sure I swallowed some of it.

And thanks for the soft foods suggestion, I'm sure I'll be living on mashed potatoes and oatmeal.

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#8 Post by Tobilei » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:44 pm

Yep, smoothies are good too. Yoghurt is nice, ice cream is amazing (when isn't it though? :P). Scrambled eggs and bread dipped in hot soup work well also :) It only takes a few days and you can start adding soft but slightly chewier foods like bread and pasta :)

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Re: Brace day on March 19th!

#9 Post by jmjohnson317 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:50 pm

I thought ice cream was implied lol.
I didn't even think about scrambled eggs though, that'll be a good one. Thanks.

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Re: Brace day on March 19th!

#10 Post by Tobilei » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:55 pm

Haha, yes, ice cream goes without saying really doesn't it? ;)

Oh custard is good too if you like custard (who says you're going to lose weight in braces? :P)

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Re: Brace day on March 19th!

#11 Post by jmjohnson317 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:44 pm

Yes I love custard, I had hoped the braces would actually help me drop a bit of weight, looks like that I'd out of the question. haha

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#12 Post by Ciara » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:58 am

Good luck with your journey! I'm one of the ones who have not had any pain and I also discovered that there are many, many high calorie soft foods - I'd stocked up on lots but didn't really need them! So your braces may or may not help with weight loss.

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Re: Brace day on March 19th!

#13 Post by jmjohnson317 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:06 am

I really hope I have very minimal pain but I'm not getting my hopes up, I have a pretty pitiful pain tolerance haha

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#14 Post by amyhenna » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:23 am

I'll be getting mine on shortly after you, so be sure to post all the details, okay?

Good luck!!!

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Re: Brace day on March 19th!

#15 Post by beckyboo0205 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:18 am

I get mine on March 16th!

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