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svar2201
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#1 Post by svar2201 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:14 am

Hi Everybody!

I got Damon Clear braces yesterday, both on upper and lower teeth. I am new to the group, and looking forward to all the helpful advice and discussions :) I am an ovo vegetarian trying to lose some weight too. I am not sure how difficult this is going to be, the treatment is expected to last 2 yrs :? I hope that I can share my experiences and learn from others too :)

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#2 Post by Feliciaobrien » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:29 pm

Welcome! I am also a new member and look forward to reading about your journey. When did you get your braces installed?

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#3 Post by Feliciaobrien » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:33 pm

Welcome! I am also a new member and look forward to reading about your journey.

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#4 Post by svar2201 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:47 am

Welcome :) I hope to follow your journey too!

I got mine on Aug 4th. I had two 'blue cement' spots placed on my lower molars. I was told this would slightly raise the bite temporarily, so that the upper teeth doesn't touch the lower braces. I lost one blue cement spot already while eating. It doesn't really affect my chewing at the moment. So I have to wait until my next appointment which is on Sept 14 for the orthodontist to take a look at.

I will post important updates on this thread. I am on a mission to lose 30 pound too. I have a toddler boy, and I guess now is the best time to straighten teeth, lose weight and change some bad habits. I am aiming to stay within the 1200-1500 calories/day limit. It is pretty tough now to do that with the braces. I am avoiding rice, mashed potatoes, etc which are the recommended soft food.

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 6 oz cappuccino or 1- 7 inch lentils-rice crepe with 6 oz cappuccino.
Lunch: Used to be salad with beans/tofu, nuts, sliced fruits like apple/mandarins etc., now I am paying more attention and using more softer fruits like strawberries, watermelon, etc
Snack: This is the time when I eat the most amount of junk food. Between 3 pm to 6 pm, I used to consume around 700-800 calories. I watch what I am eating now, I still snack twice in the evening. Since the braces are on, I have been eating some soft fruits like mangoes, berries, (has to be filling) and plain yogurt, Orgain plant protein shake with strawberries/banana.
Dinner: One wok full of stir fried vegetables with or without tofu (minimal oil, spiced with paprika, nutritional yeast and salt), sometimes with a handful of parboiled rice/5 inch whole wheat tortilla
Exercise: 4 times a week, group training stength-cardio classes.

** I had a terrible time chewing salad greens. I love my salads. I couldn't enjoy it since the past few days. Today I just sauteed my spring mix and even though it sounds weird, it was easier on my teeth. I wouldn't trying warming up lettuce though :D

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#5 Post by LisainTX » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:59 am

Hi there! I am on the mission to lose weight too.
They are telling me that I am getting close to the braces coming off so I would love to lose some weight before then so I can feel good about my smile and my body. :roll:
I have had those cements (I call them blocks) for the past couple of months up near my upper eye teeth. I keep knocking them off because I have a bad habit of gritting my teeth even though I am not a stressed out person. Right now they are both OFF but since my uppers don't seem to be hitting my lower brackets they told me not to worry. I go back 8/30 so we'll see....
Best wishes on the weight loss. Maybe we ought to start a thread for those trying to lose weight so we can check in and encourage each other!

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