Newbie on board!

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LeeAnnD
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Newbie on board!

#1 Post by LeeAnnD » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:18 pm

Getting my braces (ceramic uppers, metal lowers) tomorrow. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Does that make sense? I'm hoping that by being here I can make new friends and get some advice!

Lorianne
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#2 Post by Lorianne » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:36 pm

Awesome and congrats! I felt the exact same way 2 1/2 mos ago! You will have fun!

LeeAnnD
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#3 Post by LeeAnnD » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:50 pm

Thanks! I've been eating all the things on the No-No list for 3 days now...all ends tomorrow at 8am!

Lorianne
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#4 Post by Lorianne » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:57 pm

Haha! Good! Yes, I just tried to eat a cut up apple today and gave up after one bite. Not worth the trouble. Overall though, I don't miss any foods too terribly and I just tell myself it's only temporary.

Nana51
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Location: AR

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#5 Post by Nana51 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:33 am

Good luck, leeannd! Update us later on your bracing experience as I think actual reviews of that process is helpful and informative for others like you. (YouTube is helpful too to see what to expect).
EmBRACE the experience.

Mike02110
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#6 Post by Mike02110 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:06 pm

How did everything go?

Fionisimma
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#7 Post by Fionisimma » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:58 am

Hi LeeAnnD...
How did your "bracing" go? I got mine (Clarity SL ceramic upper and lower) yesterday too! My initial thoughts are: Having them put on was painless. Hooks, especially those on the front lower are going to take some getting used to... rubbing on inside of lower lip area and making it difficult to drink normally from a glass. I think that I am on the "braces diet" now... teeth are already so sensitive that it hurts to eat anything unless it's in liquid form... even a piece of lettuce was beyond manageable! Flossing is definitely going to take a lot of perseverance and time....
I'm drawing strength from reading posts on this great site... both from those who have faced and overcome all the challenges that come with getting braces and "newbies" like myself who are just starting out on the journey...:)

Matilda
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#8 Post by Matilda » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:05 am

Welcome!
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metalmomma
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#9 Post by metalmomma » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:52 am

Congrats and good luck! Newbie here also :)

Tlal23
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#10 Post by Tlal23 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:00 pm

Hi and welcome.
I've been on her for a while and reading up on some great info. My braces finally go on next Friday.
How did you go and don't forget to post pics. I love looking at everyone's pics.

kathydell
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#11 Post by kathydell » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:05 pm

Welcome! This is a great group of people and everyone is really willing to help.

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BraceForIt
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#12 Post by BraceForIt » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:09 pm

Welcome! Im a fairly newbie myself (just over a month with them on) Good luck for the journey ahead :D
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Anna5
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#13 Post by Anna5 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:51 am

Welcome and good luck with your treatment! :)

king504
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#14 Post by king504 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:57 pm

Welcome! I am a newbie as well (long time lurker). This board is very informative - you will enjoy

librarianlk
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#15 Post by librarianlk » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:43 pm

I'm new too. I had mine put on four days ago. How have the last couple of weeks been?

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