Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

If you want to share the detailed saga of your braces story, this is the place to do it. You can use this forum as a braces journal, editing and updating your posts as your treatment goes on. Remember to also visit the main ArchWired.com site for additional stories from other readers!

ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS: Do not post full-face photos or personal contact information on this website. We have had problems with people re-posting members' photos on fetish websites. Please only post photos of your teeth, not your whole face. Keep your email and your personal information private. Thank you.

Moderator: bbsadmin

Message
Author
User avatar
Kipepeo
Posts: 690
Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:19 pm

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#16 Post by Kipepeo » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:14 am

Good luck tomorrow, Maple Dude!! I'm sure you'll report back with your experience, and how your mouth is feeling.

kids041
Posts: 311
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:04 pm
Location: Oregon

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#17 Post by kids041 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:36 am

Good Luck tomorrow!!!! Keep us updated :)

anedia
Posts: 108
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:27 am
Location: Olathe, KS

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#18 Post by anedia » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:58 am

Tomorrow's the day!!! Good luck :)
First Consultation: July 16th, 2013
Second Consultation: August 21st, 2013
Extractions (Wisdom + baby tooth): August 22nd, 2013
Brace Date: September 4th, 2013
First Adjustment: October 18th, 2013.
Image

User avatar
PaisleyGrrl81
Posts: 48
Joined: Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:12 pm

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#19 Post by PaisleyGrrl81 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:34 am

Good luck and here's an early congratulations!! Don't forget to post pics, and let us know how everything went. Don't be as anxious as I was... it's a waste of energy -- it's easy-peasy! :thumbsup:
Ortho Consult: 08/05/13
Braces On: 08/28/13
Sentence: 18 months
My story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =3&t=45283

Image

User avatar
mapleleafman888
Posts: 540
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:59 am

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#20 Post by mapleleafman888 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:42 pm

Hey thanks everyone for the well wishes, I'm sure I'll be fine until I press the button on the elevator and step inside. It's pretty much official when that happens. lol.

25 days flew by since I booked, today feels like eternity!

I will for sure post pics before I have my first braced meal--- :|
My story:http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=45354
Image
Upper and Lower Damon Braces for 18 months!
I met 46 braceface adults when I had braces myself!

JeniK
Posts: 347
Joined: Wed May 29, 2013 7:26 pm
Location: Arizona

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#21 Post by JeniK » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:35 pm

Good luck!! :tingrin:
Image

chichi
Posts: 485
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: East Coast, USA

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#22 Post by chichi » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:31 am

Good luck today! It'll be a piece of cake :)
Had Damons (ceramic upper, metal lower) from June 27, 2013 - January 20, 2015
15-18 month sentence, official time in braces was 18 months, 3 weeks, 3 days
My Story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=45054

User avatar
MissRed
Posts: 102
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:25 am
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#23 Post by MissRed » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:35 am

Best of luck today! :)
Image

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."

Damon Braces Journey/Open Bite - http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=46350

User avatar
PaisleyGrrl81
Posts: 48
Joined: Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:12 pm

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#24 Post by PaisleyGrrl81 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:13 pm

:?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
Ortho Consult: 08/05/13
Braces On: 08/28/13
Sentence: 18 months
My story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =3&t=45283

Image

chichi
Posts: 485
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: East Coast, USA

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#25 Post by chichi » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:56 pm

PaisleyGrrl81 wrote::?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
This.

Or do we have the first ever death-by-bracing? :-9
Had Damons (ceramic upper, metal lower) from June 27, 2013 - January 20, 2015
15-18 month sentence, official time in braces was 18 months, 3 weeks, 3 days
My Story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=45054

User avatar
mapleleafman888
Posts: 540
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:59 am

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#26 Post by mapleleafman888 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:36 pm

chichi wrote:
PaisleyGrrl81 wrote::?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
This.

Or do we have the first ever death-by-bracing? :-9
HAHA! You guys are awesome! This is actually mapleleafman888's lawyer--- How did you all know? All jokes aside...

I did survive. This is how it went:

12:30---Financial and paper signing, basically handing over my life to the ortho for the next 1.5 years.

12:45---a very eccentric dental assitant takes impressions and asks me for what choice of flavor I want then forgets to put the flavor in the lower arch but remembers to put root beer in the upper arch which she leaves on my teeth for too long to harden---the putty comes off the tray when she tries to yank it off; it takes a crowbar and a jackhammer to take the putty off my teeth...bulky canines, yeah that's it! She proceeds to tell me I am all done and tells me I can go home, to which I reply---but I'm going for the full meal deal today!

12:50---Assistant inserts cheek retractors and tongue retractors with auto suction tube and I almost gag.

1:00---all cleaning and polishing and etching and-and-and-and is done...doc places lower/upper 6/7's then finishes lower arch bracket placement

2:00 doc leaves for about 15 minutes for his afternoon jog, comes back shaking and places the upper brackets. Doc builds molar build ups and shaves them down too far and builds them up again. MMMMM that resin dust sure tastes almost as good as flavorless impression putty doc.

3:30 all is done, thin flexi wires in upper and lower are placed.

I'm now 8 hours in and the only pain I feel is in my lower back from lying in that overused ortho chair for a couple hours. My mouth feels tight, but there's no pain. Yet.

I've found swishing water violently around in my mouth after meals clears 90% of the foreign substances out, leaving brushing way easier. Baked cheese: not a good idea as it hardens around the brackets.

My first braces food: a grape. Followed by another and then several more. Spaghetti and chicken round out this one. Eating this meal probably took about 30 mins, it doesn't hurt bite or chew--I just can't chew with these molar build ups as my front centrals are my only touching teeth!

2 people that I told I was getting braces didn't even notice. I didn't say anything. First comment by a noticing human being " You look so cute with braces"

Here are the photo's eh.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
My story:http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=45354
Image
Upper and Lower Damon Braces for 18 months!
I met 46 braceface adults when I had braces myself!

chichi
Posts: 485
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: East Coast, USA

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#27 Post by chichi » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:54 am

I'm glad you made it through! That was a really long appointment, by the way.

Your braces look great, but they look too good for the first day. You've already got the little colored dots off, your teeth are as white as the brackets, and they barely even look crooked. What is this sorcery?
Had Damons (ceramic upper, metal lower) from June 27, 2013 - January 20, 2015
15-18 month sentence, official time in braces was 18 months, 3 weeks, 3 days
My Story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=45054

User avatar
mapleleafman888
Posts: 540
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:59 am

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#28 Post by mapleleafman888 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:01 am

Well I'm glad someone noticed...

I spent the last 6 weeks before braces using colgate optic white toothpaste and the same brand of mouthwash.

2) Immediately after my appointment I went into the ortho's bathroom, had one look in the mirror and I was like "these colored dots look hideous and proceeded to scratch them off...with my finger nail, this worked instantly to remove all colored nastyness.

3) I had some shaving and reduction done to soften the appearance of my fangs and rough incisal edges. No my teeth aren't super crooked, just somewhat mildly crowded with rotated incisors. The bite issues are my main reason for going for braces (lots of space to close vertically as shown in the 2 left photos.
My story:http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=45354
Image
Upper and Lower Damon Braces for 18 months!
I met 46 braceface adults when I had braces myself!

chichi
Posts: 485
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: East Coast, USA

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#29 Post by chichi » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:25 am

1. Well all that brushing with whitening toothpaste worked :thumbsup:

2. I used the fingernail method to remove the dots too... they really were hideous.

3. My bite's all messed up on the side with the fang... I think my crossbite is starting to move over to the correct side, so that's exciting :)


How are you feeling today?
Had Damons (ceramic upper, metal lower) from June 27, 2013 - January 20, 2015
15-18 month sentence, official time in braces was 18 months, 3 weeks, 3 days
My Story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=45054

Woobster
Posts: 109
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:09 am
Location: Columbus, OH

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

#30 Post by Woobster » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:33 am

12:50---Assistant inserts cheek retractors and tongue retractors with auto suction tube and I almost gag.
I'm glad it's not just me. That sucker thing is the devil! :evil:

I was not a huge fan of the etching either. It made my teeth super sensitive until the assistant sealed them.

Glad you're doing well... I hope this week isn't too rough!

Post Reply