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by Snaggle Tooth
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often are your adjustments??
Replies: 33
Views: 5812

Hmmmm, I am every 3 weeks pretty much like clockwork. Once or twice I have gone in at 2 weeks, depending what they are doing. If I miss my 3 week I feel like things just quit moving, like whatever configuration they have, be it springs, wire, elastics or whatever, seems to slow their movement at abo...
by Snaggle Tooth
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Disturbing Discussions
Replies: 15
Views: 3186

I had three extractions, a lower central incisor, and two upper pre-molars. I am totally happy with the extractions, as the were non-negotiable for me, according to 3 ortho consults. I do have changes in my face, but all to the positive. The problem with me is that I have lost a considerable amount ...
by Snaggle Tooth
Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Different pains for diff teeth?
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Dude, not abnormal at all. As the bite changes, which it does DAILY, you will experience tons of changes in how the teeth look and feel. I get popping and clicking all of the time. Mostly, it settles 3-4 days after an adjustment. Moving teeth are loose, and loose teeth make noise. It is what it is. ...
by Snaggle Tooth
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: A funny date
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Ok, secret, but I actually squeeee'd out loud while reading this. How cute!
by Snaggle Tooth
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Aaaagghhh this is killing me!
Replies: 23
Views: 5259

Ummmm, yeah. It is hard to believe, but evidently some people view being braced as a sexual fetish. From what I have read here, there are actual fetish sites devoted to braces. That is why the site owner discourages full face pictures. I guess people's progress pics have ended up being snatched and ...
by Snaggle Tooth
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Coil Springs on the archwire?
Replies: 11
Views: 5611

Ugh, springs! I have a wayward right lateral incisor that was basically in the roof of my mouth. I had a spring there to open a space for it to move forward, and whoa, the pain! First, they put the spring in, all was good. Then, during the next adjustment, I guess they 'activated' it, which basicall...
by Snaggle Tooth
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: feedback on progress
Replies: 3
Views: 889

As an avid coffee drinker, I deal with staining a lot. I tried the Smoke, which are supposed to be more stain-resistant, but I had better luck with the Silver. The Smoke stained in literally days, whereas the Silver lasted for at least the first two weeks before becoming noticeably discolored. I kee...
by Snaggle Tooth
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you eat with your elastics on?
Replies: 17
Views: 5914

In the beginning, I did not eat with my elastics on, as my first two sets were tighter than a drum. I literally could not open my mouth far enough to get food into it. My new elastics (Ken's I think...) are way looser, so I tend to eat with them on more now. I figure that the longer I leave them on,...
by Snaggle Tooth
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My brand new ligs are stained!
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

I am a coffee drinker and food lover, so mine stain pretty much the same day, lol. It came down to either abstaining from everything that I love or handle the staining. I chose to just deal with the staining, no one really notices it but me, since I am the only one holding a mirror 1.4 inches from m...
by Snaggle Tooth
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 34 and braced.....finally!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Thanks for the welcome u2. I have been braced a full week now, and it is getting better. The day after being braced, I was in complete and total agony!!!!! Despite the fact that my mouth is no longer my mouth, I am getting along fine. My bite is totally off, and the puzzle pieces that used to be my ...
by Snaggle Tooth
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 34 and braced.....finally!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Thanks for the welcome u2. I have been braced a full week now, and it is getting better. The day after being braced, I was in complete and total agony!!!!! Despite the fact that my mouth is no longer my mouth, I am getting along fine. My bite is totally off, and the puzzle pieces that used to be my ...
by Snaggle Tooth
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 34 and braced.....finally!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Thanks for the welcome u2. I have been braced a full week now, and it is getting better. The day after being braced, I was in complete and total agony!!!!! Despite the fact that my mouth is no longer my mouth, I am getting along fine. My bite is totally off, and the puzzle pieces that used to be my ...
by Snaggle Tooth
Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 34 and braced.....finally!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

34 and braced.....finally!!!!

Ugh, I have spent an entire 34 years (almost 35!) with the worst teeth ever! Okay, maybe not the worst, but in my world, it sure felt like it. As a professional Recruiter that deals with people pretty much every minute of my day, my teeth have always been a concern for me. They have been all over th...