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by landela
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: christmas colors
Replies: 16
Views: 3444

I just went in for my last adjustment yesterday and am now wearing a silver powerchain on top and pink and purple on the bottom, but for the previous 5 weeks I had Christmas colors.

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by landela
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Soft Tissue Laser
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Soft Tissue Laser

I get my braces off January 28 and right after they take them off, they are going to laser off the excess gum tissue between my front two teeth. The ortho said it'll take about 30 minutes or so. Any of you that have had this, I am just wondering how painful this might be and what to expect afterward...
by landela
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum Issues...
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

So, back when I posted this thread, I talked to my ortho about this issue, and he said it should settle by itself. Well, it started to settle a little bit, but if I sucked in my breath, the bottom little area of the gum between my teeth would move and I'd have a black triangle. At my adjustment on T...
by landela
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: November Braces Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 19905

Currently I am doing fine with my ortho payments, last payment should be in January. However, in August I dropped my insurance and picked up my husbands (we work for the same company, so same plan, same coverage) because I went part time to go back to school. The financial person at my ortho quit, a...
by landela
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix vs. Hawley
Replies: 3
Views: 2477

Essix vs. Hawley

I had my second to last adjustment today (unless I'm unhappy with my teeth at the next adjustment, and I'm sure I will be...just a few minor tweaks I want done), and they said that I would be getting a clear retainer. I was all excited about getting a Hawley and picking my colors, but once I realize...
by landela
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 558070

Silver powerchain on top (looks mroe gray to me).
Christmas colors on the bottom.

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by landela
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Laynie's Braces Story - Updated 11/11/2008 (pics)ALMOST DONE
Replies: 15
Views: 9107

Went in for an adjustment today and made my final 3 appointments. Did some IPR between my upp frotn two teeth, put a zing string around my upper front four teeth, and power chained the uppers. 12/16/2008 Braces off 01/20/2009 Clear (Invisalign-like) retainers 01/22/2009 I'm going to post some pictur...
by landela
Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: LOPSIDED TEETH
Replies: 21
Views: 8951

my teeth are the same. On top from my left lateral incisor to my right lateral incisor my teeth slightly slant up so my left lateral is longer than my right lateral. Also, on my bottom my front 6 teeth are all different lengths. Since I've had my braces on my top laterals have been different lengths...
by landela
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 558070

August 26 - Sept 30
Silver on top and navy blue and teal on the bottom.
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Sept 30 - Nov 11
Black and orange for Halloween!
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by landela
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic Configurations
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Elastic Configurations

When I was at the ortho for my last adjustment I was given a new type of elastic configuration for my right side (still wearing triangle on the left side) and I'm not sure what its called. I thought they said slingback, but I think I heard them wrong. It hooks on my last bracket on the bottom second...
by landela
Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whooo Hoo!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 915

I had hot pink and teal ligs (I posted a pic in the lig colors pics a few months ago) and they didn't stain! :)
by landela
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Story
Replies: 9
Views: 2459

Wow - you're teeth looked pretty good before braces!
I'm so surprised they quoted you so long - your teeth mostly looked better than mine and I was only quoted 8 months (but I think it will be a bit longer).
Good luck on your braces journey!
by landela
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Laynie's Braces Story - Updated 11/11/2008 (pics)ALMOST DONE
Replies: 15
Views: 9107

Clo - thank you for your response, and your advice. For the most part, I am very happy with my teeth - and I know within the next couple of months a few tweaks can be done so that I am 100% happy with the final results. Is that what those teeth on either side of front two teeth are called - laterals...
by landela
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Laynie's Braces Story - Updated 11/11/2008 (pics)ALMOST DONE
Replies: 15
Views: 9107

Tomorrow I have an ortho adjustment. I have a few concerns that I need to address if they're planning on taking my braces off in December. First, my front top four teeth aren't smooth - like the teeth on either side of my front teeth rotated behind them so when I run my tongue over them, there is a ...
by landela
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When do blisters get better
Replies: 3
Views: 613

I'd imagine its different with everyone, but for me with using wax and orajel mouthwash, they went away after about 5 days.