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by lovelyleo
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FREE AT LAST FREE AT LAST THANK GOD ALMIGHTY I AM FREE!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

FREE AT LAST FREE AT LAST THANK GOD ALMIGHTY I AM FREE!!

Hey Everyone!! I am finally complete with the braces part of treatment. It only took me about an hour to complete the whole process of bracket removal (~2 minutes), polishing off cement (~15 minutes), fitted for permanent lower retainer (~15 minutes), fitting for impressions of Essix retainers top a...
by lovelyleo
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dry lips...
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Also might want to up your water intake. Sometimes if I am really dehydrated my lips get dry too. I am sure the braces do not help the situation.
by lovelyleo
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second time around :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

The money is only worth it if you know for sure that you will wear your retainers. Dishing out thousands of dollars and not following thru is crazy. Its like buying a car with no insurance and driving with your feet.
by lovelyleo
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic Experience
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

Hey, I wore my elastics faithfully during the last 9 months of treatment. I started taking them out for meals and snacks, but as I got used to having them in I ate with them also. Yes I swallowed a few but I am sure they all came out the other end. The pain does subside after awhile, so you do get u...
by lovelyleo
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: If You Ask Me I'm Ready....debraced date!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Here are some pics that I have right now: Before Right Side http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss218/sppage6050/1247553376.jpg Left Side http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss218/sppage6050/1247553375-1.jpg Center http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss218/sppage6050/1247204459.jpg These were took a fe...
by lovelyleo
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: If You Ask Me I'm Ready....debraced date!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

If You Ask Me I'm Ready....debraced date!!!!

To get these braces off! I will no longer be a metal mouth next Monday or Tuesday!!! I am so excited my ortho asked me if I was happy with everything I said yes. She then asked if I was ready to be debraced and I said yeah like 6 months ago! At first it looked like July 8th!! Due to supply issues bu...
by lovelyleo
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So Excited!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 664

So Excited!!!!!

My 16th adjustment is tomorrow and the last time I went in my lovely ortho told me she would definitely be giving me a debrace date. I hope it is some time this summer. I would love to have at least one bbq where I could eat some corn on the cob and ribs with other people present. Yes I can eat anyt...
by lovelyleo
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 WEEKS LATER FIRST ADJUSTMENT (PICS!)
Replies: 18
Views: 4376

Your arch is looking more and more round as the weeks go on. What is your estimated time in treatment?
by lovelyleo
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Insurance Covering Cost for Adults
Replies: 35
Views: 6463

I have Delta Dental but they didn't cover my treatment. My job only offers Orthodontic coverage for children 18 and under. So I had to do a down payment and payment plan :cry: . Thank Goodness I am almost done paying and with treatment. Only a few months left!!!
by lovelyleo
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debracing June 9th!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2535

Congrats!! I get a debrace date on Thursday June 10. I am so excited. :lol:
by lovelyleo
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 4 months and...
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Hi! During treatment my teeth would hurt immediatly within hours after an adjustment then gradually I would get accomadated to the changes. Then a few days before my next adjustment my teeth would randomly start to hurt again. I don't know why they just did. This coming adjustment iss the first time...
by lovelyleo
Mon May 17, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So Sad :(
Replies: 33
Views: 5938

I can feel your pain!!! Not just with braces, but just in general when a person wants to change something in thier fe other people will always have something NEGATIVE to say if it doesn't fit into their little worlds. I recently decided to cut off all of my damaged hair from years of flat iron abuse...
by lovelyleo
Mon May 17, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Night clenching.....
Replies: 16
Views: 2945

I did this at the beginning of my treatment. Which is probably why my teeth stayed sore for so long. After awhile I stopped doing it. So it could be that you always did it or the braces could be making you clench. I would discuss with the Ortho if it becomes a nuisance.
by lovelyleo
Tue May 04, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it safe that the elastics are moving my teeth so fast??!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4300

I would assume it is safe. Maybe those teeth were already primed to be moved by the elastics in the previous weeks. If you feel that much concern call your Ortho's office and see what they say. Usually when a tooth hurts really really bad I have a lot of movement in that area. I have taken it to be ...
by lovelyleo
Tue May 04, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: sympathy needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Warm salt water rinses are your friend. I still get little spots of irritation every now and again and I run for the salt. Remember it is all worth it in the end. A healthy beautiful smile. 8)