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by beachmommy
Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Heading down the last road (I hope)
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Heading down the last road (I hope)

Well, here I am 18-19 months later, and finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. I am supposed to get these things off in August. I really hope that's true. My orthodontist is covering his a** and not being specific. Anyway, should I not get too excited about August? Do you have any experience ...
by beachmommy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much weight has been lost since being braced?
Replies: 26
Views: 4162

I think I've lost 8-10 pounds. I hate the feeling of food in my teeth, so I only eat soft foods at home so I can clean! I am trying to buy more milkshakes, etc so I don't lose too much more weight. I am pretty small anyway, so I will be anorexic if I lose another 10 pounds in the next year.
by beachmommy
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Upcoming Appointment to "reposition" brackets??
Replies: 5
Views: 4442

I'm having mine repositioned next week too! It's been one year since I got braces.
by beachmommy
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Please give me your opinion! (911)
Replies: 18
Views: 2734

My ortho put on my brackets initially, and his assistant put on the wires, chains, etc. He plans it all out and gives them instructions.
by beachmommy
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces and your social life?
Replies: 84
Views: 15327

Sometimes you find that you fear something and this fear is unrationnal, may it be with archnids or with anything else. Experiences may help to realise that a fear was ... hrmm let's say "just a fear" and that this reaction wasn't that necessary, and now doors are open and you may encouter arachnid...
by beachmommy
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm in the Power Chain club now
Replies: 3
Views: 776

I'm in the Power Chain club now

Yesterday got a power chain put on the top to close the spaces left by my two extractions. Back to soups and milkshakes for a while!!! Ouch.
by beachmommy
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When you first saw your brace what did you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 8863

I cried.
by beachmommy
Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I lost 15LBS! Anyone else in my position??
Replies: 19
Views: 3145

I have lost around 5 pounds. I am small anyway, so after the first six painful weeks, I started saying WHAT THE HECK and began drinking milkshakes, and high calorie foods. But I do see it as a positive side effect. If I lose 5 more lbs, I will be able to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes, which is g...
by beachmommy
Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I just keep getting surprises at the orthdontist's office...
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

I just keep getting surprises at the orthdontist's office...

At my first adjustment, I was a little shocked to find out that I needed elastics. Well, OK, they're ugly but I guess I need them. Yesterday, at my second adjustment, I find out I need to wear them the entire term of my braces. But this is not the big surprise. They are putting 4 more braces in my v...
by beachmommy
Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else have lots of pain after more than a month?
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Anyone else have lots of pain after more than a month?

As you can see, I've had the braces on for several weeks now. I have not had a non-painful moment in this entire time. I am chewing things because I am starving, and doing the bite thing but nothing helps. Ibuprofren helps a tiny bit but my teeth even hurt while I'm sleeping. Just wondering if anyon...
by beachmommy
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Two extractions today, wish me luck!
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Two extractions today, wish me luck!

I am going by myself to have the 2 teeth behind my bicuspids taken out to make room for movement. Just for an update, my teeth still hurt a lot, and although I am chewing because I'm starving, everything is still really tender. I'm jealous of those of you that can eat a few weeks after braces!
by beachmommy
Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and your kids
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Well, I'm embarassed because of braces generally - but I like talking to the kids about our braces. I get tips from them. :oops:
by beachmommy
Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I HATE THESE SPACERS!
Replies: 32
Views: 4239

Oh man, my spacers were awful. But hear this. They couldn't put regular spacers in my teeth (which were too tight). They had to force metal spacers in between my teeth. I will never forget that week. :(
by beachmommy
Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First adjustment: H*OLY SH*T!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 3534

You is skawwing meeeee. I am going to have my first adjustment on October 28. A long time to be worried!!!
by beachmommy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Length of time between Extractions and Braces
Replies: 20
Views: 10207

Well, I already have my braces, and I have yet to have my 2 extractions. My ortho just didn't put brackets on the teeth that are leaving. Off to read the rest of the thread!