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by anaxthema
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clipped archwire
Replies: 0
Views: 735

Clipped archwire

I tried to search the boards to see if someone had already posted/commented on this topic, but I didn't find much. Archwire is a very popular word here. :lol: Has anyone had their archwire cut short? Today at my appointment they clipped the bottom on at the right canine. I'm pretty far along treatme...
by anaxthema
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I've had braces for 4 days and want to get rid of them
Replies: 22
Views: 4051

RocknRollFun wrote:I had a really attractive person ask me to kiss them because they'd never kissed someone with braces before.

It was awesome. And they didn't get in the way :)

:Is ridiculously jealous... scampers off to pout and plot.::
by anaxthema
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had my first cleaning since braces today...
Replies: 13
Views: 2185

haha, I fantasize about my first good deep cleaning after braces. mmmmm I'm pretty sure they'll be telling me the same thing. When I had the top brackets and wire off for a while, I noticed that my gums hurt a bit, and brushing them (the inbetween spots are nearly impossible to reach with a wire) wa...
by anaxthema
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces soon
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen. Unless you have stomach issues, this is a must. It really takes the edge off of adjustments. I try to take two before I go in, then two later in the day. The brackets will be irritating for the first week, but after that you won't really notice them. They will give y...
by anaxthema
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Patience.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

It's funny this topic should rise up the boards. Just last night I did a Google on patience. It brought up an article detailing studies done on monkeys. They found that the primates who eat things like tree sap were much more likely to wait it out for a greater reward than take smaller immediate rew...
by anaxthema
Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics and Retainers
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Elastics and Retainers

I have two questions. The first one is about elastics. Ok, I know how braces work, and I have a pretty good idea about how elastics work, but how do the results stay? I feel like once the elastics are taken off my bite will return to it's previous state. I'm sure it won't, and it's nothing to worry ...
by anaxthema
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort 1 BSSO Genio Tomorrow.
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Best of luck! :thumbsup:
by anaxthema
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower Jaw Surgery: Bands of Doom
Replies: 21
Views: 16055

Yes, a carrot (and opium) party sounds lovely. I know allll about the bizarre looks from surgeons and orthos. It makes me feel like Rose from the Golden Girls. :oops: Yah know, back in St. Olaf.... I had the fourth appt. He took me to ::takes deep dramatic breath and over enunciates:: "THE FORBIDDEN...
by anaxthema
Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower Jaw Surgery: Bands of Doom
Replies: 21
Views: 16055

Stir Crazy

Ok, I'm over my pout, and I have shame for needing a whambulance. Ok that's a lie, I have no shame. Still ladies and gentlemen!!!1 The fact remains that bands, and I imagine being wired shut is complete crap. It's crap! Maybe at this next appointment he'll take some x-rays, or check my stitches, or ...
by anaxthema
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower Jaw Surgery: Bands of Doom
Replies: 21
Views: 16055

Second appointment exactly the same as the first. He says three weeks tightly banded shut now , then two bands on the sides for three weeks. It went from one week banded shut-one week in elastics to this. If I would have known I wouldn't be able to talk or eat for this long I would have never agreed...
by anaxthema
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hi hi hi (New.)
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

I know exactly what you are talking about. I'm 20 as well (21 in three months), and in college. I actually feel like the dork that I am. It sucks. It sucks A LOT some times. Over all though I have to say that it has sucked so much more in my head than in reality. People for the most part just don't ...
by anaxthema
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower Jaw Surgery: Bands of Doom
Replies: 21
Views: 16055

HA HAAA! I have found my people ::Moses hands::. I knew I wasn't crazy (this time). I just have a single long band from hell wrapped all round everything. It actually snapped (SCORE!), but there are some tight loops holding the broken ends in place :roll:. Is vinegar bad for rubber integrity? Just a...
by anaxthema
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Regret after Jaw Surgery?
Replies: 2
Views: 2471

Actually it can be reversed. :wink: But no seriously, it's just pre-surgery jitters. I can't say in all certainty that you will love the results 100%, but I am very sure that you will notice an improvement aesthetically as well as functionally. This is a minor risk worth taking. I guess it can be re...
by anaxthema
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower Jaw Surgery: Bands of Doom
Replies: 21
Views: 16055

So I went in for my first post-op check up appointment. I'm not getting the band of doom off until next Thursday and even then I'm only getting a "different" one. I told him my face... um HURTS from being stuck in the same position and asked him if he could just put in a looser one today ... annnd t...
by anaxthema
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: smoking
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Hey, I'm 8 days post op. When I went in I thought not being able to smoke would really grind me, but the pain meds they gave me pretty much lulled me to point where I didn't care. FF to today, the pain meds are done and when I went in today to have the band removed he denied me and pushed me back a ...