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by shan*rock
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why two wires on top arch?
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

Thanks everyone for the replies! Folk Ballad~ yours sounds exactly like what I have and that I do remember them saying something about widening the arch. Do you recall how long they kept it on? I really hope it's not that long. It's a pain. Sdawdy~ yours might too, but I don't have loops. I tried lo...
by shan*rock
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why two wires on top arch?
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

Why two wires on top arch?

I'm a year into treatment and yesterday they put a second wire on my top arch. I have the normal one that goes through the brackets and a second one that kind of butterflies above the brackets. Don't really know how to explain it, but it is tied in the center and makes kind of a shallow M shape abov...
by shan*rock
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having a pre-brace food blowout! What foods are you missing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3399

The normal stuff...nuts (especially cashews and honey roasted peanuts) and popcorn. I eat most things still. I would love to be able to eat a huge hoagie or sandwich without having to cut in up to the point where it looks more like a salad. Tortilla chips and salsa or a big crunchy taco is another o...
by shan*rock
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Xrays ???
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Xrays ???

Just wondering how often xrays are taken throughout the entire braces process. My husband and I are thinking of having a second baby sometime before the process is over, which would make xrays a problem. I'm only 4 months into my estimated 18-24 month treatment time.
by shan*rock
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got Debanded!!!! I LOVE My new smile!!
Replies: 29
Views: 5591

WOW! I'm so happy for you...and totally jealous at the same time. Such a fantastic transformation. You're smile looks so great! And yay for a supportive husband.
by shan*rock
Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shan's Braces Story at 27 - NEW PICS
Replies: 34
Views: 10628

Thanks dfac001. I am really happy with how quickly my top arch has moved. Now if I can just get those bottom incisors to follow suit. One of them has moved a lot since getting the button placed, the other one doesn't appear to be moving to my eye. Oops, I just now realized that I've been saying inc...
by shan*rock
Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shan's Braces Story at 27 - NEW PICS
Replies: 34
Views: 10628

Thx for stopping by my story, wow so much movements in 2 months, now I'm jealous lol. Good for you. You must be happy with the results so far. Somehow I think my ortho is taking his sweet time. I dunno. Just my opinion maybe I do need more work done than others. Thanks dfac001. I am really happy wi...
by shan*rock
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Melissa's Journey - New update & pic pg. 14
Replies: 256
Views: 70562

Hey Melissa! Sorry to hear about all your ortho unhappiness, but I think it's awesome that you voiced your concerns and are doing something about it with transferring. I would have been so upset too, no reason to make people feel bad when they already are feeling bad enough due to the braces. Are yo...
by shan*rock
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dfac001's journey-all pics posted 8 mos progress Pg.2 :)
Replies: 31
Views: 6213

Wow, your progress is fantastic! Your teeth look great. Doesn't look like you had to worry about the sunken face look at all. I worry about that once in awhile too since I had four teeth removed, but I think my ortho knows what he's doing so I'll just trust him. Good luck on the remaining part of yo...
by shan*rock
Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shan's Braces Story at 27 - NEW PICS
Replies: 34
Views: 10628

Thanks Clo! I've tried a bunch of times to take pics of my TADS and haven't had any success yet. They are tucked up in my gums (cheek side), and I can't seem to get a good shot without my fingers or my lips in the way. I'll keep trying when I get home from work today. Thanks for stopping in.
by shan*rock
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shan's Braces Story at 27 - NEW PICS
Replies: 34
Views: 10628

Well, I had my second adjustment 2 and a half weeks ago, it went well. I got buttons placed on the lingual side of my lower incisors with power chains attached that go back to my molar bands. It was rough on my tongue at first but now I'm used to it. My mini-screws/TADS are still working great. My t...
by shan*rock
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Story
Replies: 9
Views: 2490

Thanks for joining in. Your teeth look great! Like the previous poster said, I wouldn't worry too much about the gap. Right before my 2nd adjustment I had one like yours between those same teeth and as soon as the ortho did the adjustment it was gone, along with another one that I had forming betwee...
by shan*rock
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: License picture with braces...bleck!
Replies: 15
Views: 3080

I didn't think about the whole not smiling thing. I've smiled in both of the two licenses I've had. I think I look worse when I don't smile. It doesn't really matter though, since like a previous poster mentioned I hardly ever look at my license anyway.
by shan*rock
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: License picture with braces...bleck!
Replies: 15
Views: 3080

License picture with braces...bleck!

Ugh, I just realized that I have to get my license renewed in the next month or two, which means I will have a pic with braces to look at for the next 4 years. Kinda stinks, oh well!
by shan*rock
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grit my teeth during sleep...
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

I'm only 2 months into treatment and have noticed myself waking up in the middle of the night grinding, or at least clenching, my teeth over the past month. I mentioned it to my ortho last week at my second adjustment and he said don't worry it should go away once my teeth move more. Hope he's right...