Friday Follies

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Friday Follies
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Fri, 04-19-2013 - 9:45am

We have finally made it to Friday. Crazy things in the news. Prayers out to everyone involved and hoping everyone stays safe.

1. Weekend Plans?

2. What's for dinner?

3. Did you have braces as a kid?

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 6:28pm

1. Weekend Plans?

Just back from vacation, landed in Boston at 7am today. It was surreal. Laundry today, and a whirlwind tour of colleges so my daughter can make her final decision. We're going to NYC, Newark Del, and Storrs, Ct.

2. What's for dinner?

Mac and Cheese

3. Did you have braces as a kid?

Yes, 2 of 3 of my children did too, but we had pretty good insurance so it was less than 2K for the two and they have beautiful teeth.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 6:44pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>We have finally made it to Friday. Crazy things in the news. Prayers out to everyone involved and hoping everyone stays safe.</p><p>1. Weekend Plans?</p><p>2. What's for dinner?</p><p>3. Did you have braces as a kid?</p>

1.  See the movie 42, .  Sunday the DDs are coming over for dinner.

2.  DH is making it now, he is making breakfast for dinner. 

3. no

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Fri, 04-19-2013 - 7:59pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>We have finally made it to Friday. Crazy things in the news. Prayers out to everyone involved and hoping everyone stays safe.</p><p>1. Weekend Plans?</p><p>2. What's for dinner?</p><p>3. Did you have braces as a kid?</p>

1.  Helping dd16 with a sewing project

2. Brisket, potatoes, salad

3.  Nope

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Ducky

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Fri, 04-19-2013 - 8:40pm

ducky1st89 wrote:
1.  Helping dd16 with a sewing project

Ooh, whatcha making????

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Fri, 04-19-2013 - 8:59pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">ducky1st89</em> wrote:</div>1.  Helping dd16 with a sewing project</blockquote></p><p>Ooh, whatcha making????</p>

I was going to ask the same thing!

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sat, 04-20-2013 - 4:41am
My kid needed oral surgery in conjunction with the braces. They had to go into her jaw and attach a clamp to a permanent tooth that was turned sideways. Then a wire was attached to the clamp on one end and the braces on the other, in order to coax the tooth down from the jaw. I had something similar, except in my case the tooth could not be saved. They went into the jaw, removed the tooth, then put on braces to eliminate the resulting gap. Dd is also missing two permanent molars. They are simply not there. So the ortho left her milk teeth molars there (which never fell out). But eventually those will need to be replaced with implants.
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Sat, 04-20-2013 - 5:48am

rollmops2009 wrote:
My kid needed oral surgery in conjunction with the braces. They had to go into her jaw and attach a clamp to a permanent tooth that was turned sideways. Then a wire was attached to the clamp on one end and the braces on the other, in order to coax the tooth down from the jaw. I had something similar, except in my case the tooth could not be saved. They went into the jaw, removed the tooth, then put on braces to eliminate the resulting gap. Dd is also missing two permanent molars. They are simply not there. So the ortho left her milk teeth molars there (which never fell out). But eventually those will need to be replaced with implants.

The only dental work I've ever had beyond annual cleanings have been getting my wisdom teeth removed.  No braces, no cavities.

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Sat, 04-20-2013 - 7:59am

rollmops2009 wrote:
My kid needed oral surgery in conjunction with the braces. They had to go into her jaw and attach a clamp to a permanent tooth that was turned sideways. Then a wire was attached to the clamp on one end and the braces on the other, in order to coax the tooth down from the jaw. I had something similar, except in my case the tooth could not be saved. They went into the jaw, removed the tooth, then put on braces to eliminate the resulting gap. Dd is also missing two permanent molars. They are simply not there. So the ortho left her milk teeth molars there (which never fell out). But eventually those will need to be replaced with implants.

 I still have a baby tooth that never fell out.  One reason may be that the adult tooth is in the roof of my mouth.   As as adult I had one dentist suggest doing something similar to what they did to your DD to try to coax it out but it never bothered  me so I never followed through.

My mother had a baby tooth that she never lost and DD1 still has a baby tooth. 

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Sat, 04-20-2013 - 8:02am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">rollmops2009</em> wrote:</div>My kid needed oral surgery in conjunction with the braces. They had to go into her jaw and attach a clamp to a permanent tooth that was turned sideways. Then a wire was attached to the clamp on one end and the braces on the other, in order to coax the tooth down from the jaw. I had something similar, except in my case the tooth could not be saved. They went into the jaw, removed the tooth, then put on braces to eliminate the resulting gap. Dd is also missing two permanent molars. They are simply not there. So the ortho left her milk teeth molars there (which never fell out). But eventually those will need to be replaced with implants.</blockquote></p><p>The only dental work I've ever had beyond annual cleanings have been getting my wisdom teeth removed.  No braces, no cavities.</p>

No wisdom teeth here,  just plain never had them.  Probably a good thing, I have been told that I have a very small mouth and am adviced to use a child size toothbrush.  DD2 only had two wisdom teeth. 

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Sat, 04-20-2013 - 10:41am

emptynester2009 wrote:
No wisdom teeth here,  just plain never had them.  Probably a good thing, I have been told that I have a very small mouth and am adviced to use a child size toothbrush.  DD2 only had two wisdom teeth.  </span></p>

Now I'm very jealous.  I tried several different times to get out of the wisdom tooth surgery, but I had the same issue--no room for the teeth, but the teeth didn't care.  So I was stuck.

The dentist tried to tell me that I'd be fine with some Novocaine, and I assured him unless I was unconscious, he wasn't getting my cooperation.  In the end, they didn't actually knock me out--it was that twilight gas, but it made me not care :)