Introducing myself

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benflynn1976
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Introducing myself

#1 Post by benflynn1976 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:06 pm

Hi there,

Just to introduce myself, I live in the UK and am 42 years of age and have finally decided to get some orthodontic treatment!

After thinking this would be a total walk in the park, 1 extraction and a fixed brace later I was starting to wonder why I had shelled out the money to feel quite sorry for myself! Initially was in a lot of pain, big list of food I can't eat and being quite self conscious. A week later though feeling much better - have kicked the cigarettes (Although do vape a little) and am finding I am losing a bit of weight due to not randomly snacking on rubbish - so a couple of unintended health benefits!

At the start of my journey but looking forward to reading the posts and participating in the community!


Ben.

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Speck
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Re: Introducing myself

#2 Post by Speck » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:59 pm

From one newb to another: Welcome to the forum!

Top braces on today and first adjustment on lowers. Driving home, I stopped and picked up a loaf of sourdough bread. What was I thinking? :lol:

Good luck adjusting to orthodontic treatment! :)
-Andy


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#3 Post by Meowmeowbeans2 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:11 pm

I just got braced Tuesday - can’t wait to be able to chew in a week, just in time for Christmas dinner!

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16 month sentence to April 2020...
My braces story: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=54116

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#4 Post by pcspinheiro » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:28 am

My list of "things you shouldn't eat" was trashed very soon after I got braces. I like to eat, so I just chewed through the pain :lol: though I was careful not to rip out all my brackets. Toasts were chewed carefully and never biting down all the way, but I can't remember stopping eating things I liked because of braces. Admittedly, things didn't end well for me, but it was all due to the idiocy of my former ortho and nothing to do with my eating habits...

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#5 Post by Speck » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:46 am

Out and about yesterday, I grabbed a slice of pizza from the food court. Once I sat down and had the first bite I realized it would be a painful struggle to get through lunch. So there I sat puzzling through just how to take a bite of and chew pizza. Funny how quickly one can forget about having braces and then get reminded of them.
-Andy


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#6 Post by AndAndAnd » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:32 pm

@Speck, the first burger is the worst. I had to resort to using a knife and fork the first time. What’s odd is that after a while nothing is that much hassle anymore.

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#7 Post by assertives » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:35 pm

I remember my first struggle with food not long after getting braces was with eating a slice of tomato. I remember feeling so pathetic that I was defeated by a slice of tomato. :lol:

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#8 Post by Speck » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:21 am

assertives wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:35 pm
I remember my first struggle with food not long after getting braces was with eating a slice of tomato. I remember feeling so pathetic that I was defeated by a slice of tomato. :lol:
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I've had an omelette for dinner each day since lowers were adjusted and uppers placed; it's been nice.

So far, lunches have been the most difficult. Bagged lunch yesterday and last of the bread so one slice was the heel. Again, how quickly one can forget. :lol:
-Andy


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#9 Post by Heartofdarkness » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:04 pm

Welcome, great decision, and before you know it you'll be eating like normal again. :D

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#10 Post by Lovespain5 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:35 am

Dropping out the cigarette, nice resolution for Christmas. Welcome on the forum!
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