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by uncdl
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Size of rubberbands?
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Size of rubberbands?

Does anyone know what is the smallest size of rubberbands?
by uncdl
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any pics of clear/ceramic braces?
Replies: 17
Views: 16606

I had a defective ceramic bracket. When they went to use a thicker wire, it wouldn't fit and they had to replace the bracket (which then put me back down a wire size) befor my treatment could continue. I've never had any trouble with the wires fitting in the metal brackets. All of this said, I REALL...
by uncdl
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: allergic to latex elastics?
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

I would go by the orthodontist office to get their opinion or at least call them. The last time I wore elastics the sides of my cheeks swelled a little because the rubberbands dug into them so badly. It was so painful that I called them to ask about allergies to the rubberbands. Hope you get this re...
by uncdl
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often are your adjustements?
Replies: 33
Views: 4624

My adjustments were about every 5 weeks, sometimes 4 or 6 weeks though, depending on how the schedule fell. I just had a meeting with my orthodontist a week ago to remind him that I want these things off sooner rather than later, so now I go in every 3 weeks. I guess we'll see if that speeds the pro...
by uncdl
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Sweet - Done!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3122

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your teeth look beautiful! :thumbsup:
by uncdl
Tue May 26, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having a "talk" with my orthodontist
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

I have an appointment to talk with him this Friday. I just don't know what's going on with my front teeth (I've posted before that after every adjustment they're more crooked/higher) and it is very disturbing to me! When I go I tell him about the crookedness/level problems and he always says, this s...
by uncdl
Tue May 26, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having a "talk" with my orthodontist
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

I have an appointment to talk with him this Friday. I just don't know what's going on with my front teeth (I've posted before that after every adjustment they're more crooked/higher) and it is very disturbing to me! When I go I tell him about the crookedness/level problems and he always says, this s...
by uncdl
Sun May 24, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having a "talk" with my orthodontist
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Having a "talk" with my orthodontist

I've had braces on for 13.5 months now out of a supposed 18 months. I've had the finishing wire since January and my orthodontist has been putting bends in it to "detail" my teeth. The last three times I've been, my front top teeth just keep getting higher and higher away from my front bottom teeth ...
by uncdl
Wed May 20, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clear vs. metal braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2383

Plain and simple - vanity. I have ceramics on top and metal on bottom only because that is what the ortho recommended. I never use colored ligs - only clear or pearl on the ceramics and silver on the bottom just because I don't want them to stand out any more than they already do. They make clear el...
by uncdl
Wed May 20, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: B-Day on Friday May 22nd and I'm eating everything!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Don't forget the snickers bar!!!

Good luck! :thumbsup:
by uncdl
Wed May 20, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is a "monkey box" elastics configuration for?
Replies: 8
Views: 2749

I have to say, when I was putting in my elastics today, I couldn't help but think: Yum, rubberband taste... :roll:
by uncdl
Tue May 19, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hate my new ligs...can anyone help me?
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

The assistants might not appreciate it, but you can always go back and ask them to swap them out for the light blue...
by uncdl
Tue May 19, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is a "monkey box" elastics configuration for?
Replies: 8
Views: 2749

What is a "monkey box" elastics configuration for?

I tried to search for the term "monkey box" and it came back with ALL kinds of posts that had the word box in it SO, I'm asking (quite possibly in repeat of someone else - Sorry!) what does a monkey box configuration of elastics do? The assistant made the motions of a square box in the front of your...
by uncdl
Wed May 13, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces: when do you get used to them?
Replies: 16
Views: 6387

Honestly, I'm on 13+ months out of a supposed to be 18 months and I still think about them about them pretty much the same amount as when I got them on. I'm having such difficulties with them that I'm thinking of trying to switch to invisalign. I don't have any advice for you other than I wanted to ...
by uncdl
Thu May 07, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about the two front teeth
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Question about the two front teeth

Where are the two front teeth supposed to be when they are positioned correctly? Are they supposed to overlap the bottom teeth at all? Are they supposed to point straight downwards or should they have a slight curve to them? I realize I should have asked the orthodontist this, but after they get don...