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by spartanforever
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My progress since June 2008 with Pics!
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

My progress since June 2008 with Pics!

Well folks - apparently I'm "almost" there. I just have to close the gap on one little sucker and i'll be naked soon! It's been a long journey for me and this post is especially for those who are on the fringe about getting braces. It's worth it! And no, it did not change my social life in any way o...
by spartanforever
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 10 Month Update! with Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

My ortho estimates sometime around December..we'll see..but my teeth are moving pretty fast!
by spartanforever
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 10 Month Update! with Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

10 Month Update! with Pics

Wow..its been 10 months for me already. A few notes from my adventure so far: 1) I don't feel my braces except for a short period after adjustments - for the first month I always felt something sticking out. Now - nothing - nada..your mouth just gets used to it. 2) I can eat anything, anywhere - che...
by spartanforever
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Study Abroad for 4 months... with Braces?!?!
Replies: 7
Views: 4260

amoroso - on a different not I just got back from Buenos Aires last friday. It's a fantastic city and I simply fell in love with it..I'd do anything to spend 4 months there..I think BA is one of the world's best kept secret..!!
by spartanforever
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how many days to take off after extractions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

Re: how many days to take off after extractions?

Hey, all. I'm have my extractions done pretty soon here and I was wondering if anyone had advice on how many days I should take off from work to recover? A lot of people seem to write that it's no big deal and go back right away, but I'm still concerned. I'm having 4 extractions done, first pre-mol...
by spartanforever
Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got my bottom teeth braced and it hurts!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Just got my bottom teeth braced and it hurts!!!

Things are going according to plan and the ortho is extremely happy with the progress so far. I finally got my bottoms braced 3 months after getting my uppers braced. I got clear for my uppers and metal for my lowers. I almost forgot how sore it felt when I got my uppers braced - i feel like somebod...
by spartanforever
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The ability to chew...
Replies: 16
Views: 2147

Oh - don't worry. Very soon you'll be chomping down anything and everything. I was exactly like you for the first 2 weeks where I feared eating anything solid which resulted in chewing. But I slowly started biting and chewing (really small bites) and very soon realized I could pretty much eat anythi...
by spartanforever
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm getting extractions - 1 lower incisor and 4 wisdom!
Replies: 1
Views: 405

I'm getting extractions - 1 lower incisor and 4 wisdom!

I have my extractions on the 6th (this saturday), and now I'm getting really nervous. Suddenly, I find myself researching all the negative effects of extracting a lower incisor (the wisdoms I suppose are normal). I'm more scared about the sunken in face issue everybody is talking about. I have a fee...
by spartanforever
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After about 1 month of getting braced..
Replies: 0
Views: 548

After about 1 month of getting braced..

Just a few observations. Btw, I have clear uppers and still have some time before my lowers go in. Have to get a lower incisor extraction first. - The clear ligs do get STAINED..you won't notice it immediately but they stain over time. I could only tell when the ligs were replaced after the first ad...
by spartanforever
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Further Proof
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Congrats on getting them off! How long did you have them?
by spartanforever
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Frist adjustment after braces - need input
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

I just got my first adjustment today - was pretty smooth. The ortho tried a thicker archwired but because of the crookedness of my teeth, she had to go with a thinner one once again.

You'll feel a little soreness after the adjustment but nothing like the first time you got your braces on.
by spartanforever
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces and your social life?
Replies: 84
Views: 15909

The only change I've had so far has been re: eating habits..and that too I broke the cardinal law of not eating pop-corn y'day! Anyway..in fact braces have made me more confident as a person - it's a dental treatment..everybody knows whats happening and if anything at all people would admire your co...
by spartanforever
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: broken bracket on brace day
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

don't worry..my bracket came off the next day..apparently its fairly common..in fact even the ortho told me that it might happen. Really depends on on how contaminated the glue became..
by spartanforever
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Disclosing tablets and clear braces - Disaster!
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

It happened at night so I wasn't late for work. I had mine from the bag of goodies as well..

yea my teeth were clean alrite - i still have a lingering taste from the tablets..
by spartanforever
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Disclosing tablets and clear braces - Disaster!
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

Disclosing tablets and clear braces - Disaster!

I don't know what I was thinking when I started chewing those disclosing tablets - it showed me a two tone color marking out the plaque alrite but my mouth first went blue. And then it became red. And all my clear braces including the ligs were red!! it took me a good 45 minutes to scrub every bit o...