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by saycheeese
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much weight has been lost since being braced?
Replies: 26
Views: 4251

I havn't lost ANY weight - probably because I still eat whatever I want :wink:
by saycheeese
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crowded teeth but no extractions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Yes I had very crowded upper teeth, but I was told a couple of months ago that I don't need any extractions (or jaw surgery) so it is possible.
by saycheeese
Thu May 28, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Age
Replies: 60
Views: 6770

I'm 22, I got my braces last year when I was 21 and hopefully will be getting them off in August, so quite a while before my 23rd birthday in December!
by saycheeese
Thu May 28, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I saw an adult with braces today!
Replies: 21
Views: 3107

I've seen many adults (in their early 20s) with braces at university, and quite a few of the people working at my orthodontist clinic have braces too lol (including a lady who's well into her 50s). To be honest, I didn't see a lot of people with braces at high school and nearly everyone I know who h...
by saycheeese
Sun May 17, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long is the debanding process?
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

I have metal (damon) braces. Yeah I'll just ask the ortho at my next appointment, but it should be alright.
by saycheeese
Sat May 16, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long is the debanding process?
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

Ok thanks Andromeda; just as long as it's under an hour then it's fine :)
by saycheeese
Thu May 14, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long is the debanding process?
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

How long is the debanding process?

Hey everyone; I'm sorry if something like this has previously been asked but I'm getting my braces off in a few months and I was just wondering how long the process will take? The only reason I want to know is because I have an appointment to get them off at 3 pm, but I have to get back to universit...
by saycheeese
Tue May 12, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I know they're on the no-no list but I know someone did it!
Replies: 19
Views: 2475

Yep I've had popcorn, I havn't had gum but thats only because I don't like gum, actually I still eat pretty much anything I want :D if you're careful then it should be all good :wink:
by saycheeese
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How soon do you notice changes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2187

I noticed some minor changes a week or two after getting braces, but after the first adjustment (6 weeks) the changes were MAJOR!
by saycheeese
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Patient consent form... routine?
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Yep I had to sign exactly the same thing, don't worry about it.
It was kind of concerning reading about problems that can occur with braces, but they appear to be pretty rare.
by saycheeese
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should my wires be being replaced?
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

I don't know if that's normal or not but it does sound a bit strange. I get my wires changed almost every time I have an appointment, although last time my ortho left the upper wire as it was, and only changed the powerchain. However, he's never taken a wire out, bended it and put it back again, and...
by saycheeese
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1 year braceaversary~What do you think?
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Wow your teeth look great! Congrats and best of luck for the rest of your "sentence" :)
by saycheeese
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THE Question - How often do you brush????
Replies: 29
Views: 3563

At the moment I brush three times a day with an electric toothbrush; in the morning, after dinner and before I go to bed. I only floss once in a blue moon though :oops:
by saycheeese
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchain problem-should I contact ortho about this??
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Thanks TumbleDryLow; yeah after a bit of effort, I actually managed to put it back into place by myself so its all good now :)
by saycheeese
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchain problem-should I contact ortho about this??
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Powerchain problem-should I contact ortho about this??

I had an adjustment earlier today, where I was fitted with a new powerchain. However, I just looked in the mirror and saw that the powerchain has slightly detached from the bracket on one of my front upper teeth; I mean the powerchain is still attached to the bracket but it no longer covers the whol...