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by Megan11
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: ESSIX retainer
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

ESSIX retainer

Are you supposed to be able to bite down correctly while wearing an essix. Something on my right side is hitting first and making my bite feel weird. But, when I take out the retainer my bite is normal and fine. Can people have the essix shaved? Also, when I put the retainer on It fills up with bloo...
by Megan11
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Storey
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

I can tell you now that there is never a "right time" to get braces. If you don't get them now you will be beating yourself up about it when you do get them. You'll think ugh If I just would have gotten them that day I would be done by now. I understand how you feel, because, by saying the above sta...
by Megan11
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic Question?
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Elastic Question?

OKay my bottom teeth are done and my ortho assit said I could probably go ahead and get them off. But, I definitely need to continue wearing elastics for my top teeth. As those of you who have elastics know, they connect to the hooks on the bottom brackets....So I was wondering how do you wear elas...
by Megan11
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic Question?
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Elastic Question?

OKay my bottom teeth are done and my ortho assit said I could probably go ahead and get them off. But, I definitely need to continue wearing elastics for my top teeth. As those of you who have elastics know, they connect to the hooks on the bottom brackets....So I was wondering how do you wear elast...
by Megan11
Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Day 3 and ouch!
Replies: 32
Views: 9130

So I had x-rays done and they said everything looked great. I got a debanding date for the 17th but when I went in for my finishing wires a week ago they said THEY ARE NOT READYYYY :( :( :( :( :( :( :( . I am moving the 19th three hours away and I am so torn as to what to do. They said functionally ...
by Megan11
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thoughts on my situation
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

I never lost my baby canines. The adult teeth started to poke through the roof of my mouth and started to come all the way down fairly quick. When I got braced the canines had erupted all the way through the roof of my mouth so I am not sure how long it will take for you while in braces. They may pu...
by Megan11
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: discouraged too soon?
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Try using the search bar. I have seen people post here who have had TAD's/SARPE etc. Don't give up yet. When it comes to orthodontics things usually have to get worse before they will get better. Just keep picturing the end result, it will be so worth it to finally have the smile you have always dre...
by Megan11
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gummy smile (showing more more) after braces, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

It's an illusion from the brackets.
by Megan11
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Sarahlynn's journey in braces
Replies: 60
Views: 22243

Hi sarahlynn ! I was reading your story and was amazed at how similar our cases are. You can check my pictures out on my story to see. You are going to be so amazed at how fast those two teeth move up to the gumline. By month 4 and 5 they were almost all the way up there. But beware, teeth i the pal...
by Megan11
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Would you be happy with this end result? (Pics. included)
Replies: 10
Views: 2174

It's hard to tell in these pictures, but if I were in the same situation as yourself I would most definitely get a second opinion. They don't look bad but they don't look like 3 years of orthodontics, perfect teeth either. BUT, when he re-shapens that front tooth it might make a world of difference....
by Megan11
Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Surgery on impacted teeth
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Hi rebekah, there are many here who are in the same boat as you...

Here is a post you may find helpful... viewtopic.php?t=25384
by Megan11
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: getting braces off tomorrow (temporary)
Replies: 12
Views: 2201

I can't see your pictures for some reason. There is just a question mark there. :(

Anyways, congrats on your wedding!
by Megan11
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Day 3 and ouch!
Replies: 32
Views: 9130

Thank you so much Margie! Yes, it's definitely crazy how fast they move at the beginning. I am now, unfortunately, at the slow stage :( .
by Megan11
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Guys have a better time with braces than girls?
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

I think men are more accepting of women in braces than the other way around.

But, as for just having them in general, I would think men handle it better. Its subjective either way but I think braces are hard to handle for either sex.
by Megan11
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Within lifetime, how many days have gone without flossing?
Replies: 18
Views: 2923

changes09 wrote:I honeslty loss between 3-5 times a week. I need to start lossing everyday.

loss? :? lol