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by Toni
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Vegetarian finding it hard: any suggestions????
Replies: 4
Views: 866

I'm not strickly vegetarian but my main source of food is plant based and while some plants give me more problems than others it really hasn't been a problem. Broccoli is some what of a pain to get out of my braces but I found that with the water pik, it's not as much of an issue. As cat meow said I...
by Toni
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When you first saw your brace what did you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 8865

The very first time I saw them, at the Orthos's office right after they put them on was a bit of a shock I guess. My most prominate thought was, "wow, my teeth are really crooked" because the brackets didn't line up nicely across my teeth as I guess I expected that they would. I don't think that the...
by Toni
Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: and yet, *another* newbie! (and quick question)
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Hi TinselTim!

Yep I'm in Oregon but about 25 miles NW of Portland, living in the lovely hamlet of St. Helens for about 4 years now and all I can say about that is Thank God Portland is only 25 miles away! :lol:

How are the teeth today?
by Toni
Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: November Braces Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 19912

I said no but because of the economy my husband and I are cutting back on other thngs for the next year while my braces are being paid for. For example, I have pretty much given up driving my car and now walk or bike everywhere except for the once a week trip to the grocery store. We also took advan...
by Toni
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: and yet, *another* newbie! (and quick question)
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

I've had braces for 6 weeks and I've already seen some small movement. Not a huge amount but enough to make me break out the pre braces photos taken by my ortho for comparison.

Everyone has different experiences with movement but I think you'll probably begin to see small movement in a few weeks.
by Toni
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Toni's Brace Journey
Replies: 15
Views: 3410

Hi guji girl! Sorry to hear that your first adjustment wasn't as pain free as mine was, maybe next time it will be. I'm in this for the long haul of 2 years...only 22 and a half to go! It hasn't been too bad so far. The inside of my lips and cheeks have suffered the worse but that's gotten a lot bet...
by Toni
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Toni's Brace Journey
Replies: 15
Views: 3410

First Adjustment

So yesterday November 4th was not only Super Tuesday in the USA, it was also 6 weeks since my being braced and the day of my first adjustment. I have to say that I haven't been looking forward to this since I've heard some painful stories about adjustments but I went in with an open mind and was ple...
by Toni
Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: A series of unfortunate events (Pics 10/28)
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

I think everyone is a bit of a drama queen when getting braces, especially adults. I still have to have 2 premolars extracted...not looking forward to that. :( I'm strangely excited about elastics as well. I guess I see them as the step towards real progress. Good luck and keep us posted on your pro...
by Toni
Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braced yesterday and having problems. Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 898

I've had my braces on for a month now and I can honestly say that flossing is still a hassle but it doesn't hurt anymore. At first my bottom front teeth were so sore I wanted to cry everytime I had to floss them, that lasted about 2 weeks, and tape is easier to get in between the tight teeth. I have...
by Toni
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! My back bracket came off!! :(
Replies: 2
Views: 2331

Have you tried calling your ortho? You mentioned that they are closed on Friday but they might have a service where you can leave a message. If you're freaking out about it you might give it a try. My ortho said that if I run into any problems after hours I can call and leave a message with his serv...
by Toni
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: scared to floss
Replies: 17
Views: 3141

Yep I went through this too, but it does go away after awhile. I found that the tape went through much easier and with almost no shredding than the other floss. I was told that someone makes a no shred floss but I've never looked for it. My friend told me when I was going through this to try putting...
by Toni
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having a pre-brace food blowout! What foods are you missing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3269

Nuts, granola, chips.

Sushi is tough to eat but it can be done. :wink:

I miss being able to actually bite into a sandwich and pizza but I still eat them...I just cut them up into small pieces.

I eat much, much slower now, but that's a good thing. :lol:
by Toni
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My nudie run!!!!!!!! (with pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 4108

Wow! Your teeth look fantastic!

Congratulations!
by Toni
Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 33 and getting braces in a couple of weeks
Replies: 9
Views: 1883

I'm almost a month in now and to be honest while I don't enjoy eating as much as I used to I can eat most things without too much trouble. I still don't really bite into things but that's mostly because I feel like I can't pull with my front teeth. But I can bite off burritos and toast, stuff like t...
by Toni
Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How come...???
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

bracedagain wrote:Yep! Quite normal for the "pain" to skip around merrily in your mouth as your teeth take turns moving as space is created!
LOL! Yeah my mouth feels very merry! :wink:

Nice one!