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by SpeakEasyAmy
Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I hate having braces!
Replies: 23
Views: 8450

I understand your frustration but I think you should put things in perspective. I have students who have had braces for six years. I myself am 27 and only 3 months into my treatment. You are very lucky to have parents that can afford to get you braces. And rally six months is a drop in the bucket co...
by SpeakEasyAmy
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Desperately in need of Nance advice!
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Desperately in need of Nance advice!

I just had my nance installed today and I'm seriously considering asking my orthodontist to remove it. I'm a high school teacher so I need to speak all day long. The nance not only inhibits my ability to communicate, it also causes a great deal of pain as my tongue rubs against the metal supports. W...
by SpeakEasyAmy
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Great Threader
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Great Threader

I just bought Crest Glide Threader Floss. Its shred resistant, self threading floss and it works great! I highly recommend it :lol:
by SpeakEasyAmy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who's teeth do you hope yours resemble after braces?
Replies: 23
Views: 3603

I would love to have any of the starlet smiles mentioned (outside of Steve Bushemi's) but I'm afraid to set an expectation because I have no idea what is going to happen. I had four extractions and I just don't see how they are going to close those gaps with the teeth I have left! At this point I wo...
by SpeakEasyAmy
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Disturbing Discussions
Replies: 15
Views: 3233

Thank you for all the positive responses. It's amazing how much of a difference it makes to have support from people going through the same process :)
by SpeakEasyAmy
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Disturbing Discussions
Replies: 15
Views: 3233

Disturbing Discussions

I went away on vacation last week and when I got back immediately logged in. I was upset to read so many complaints about having extractions and the perceived negative effects on people's physical appearances. I had four extractions and now I'm freaked out that my face is going to collapse or someth...
by SpeakEasyAmy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I'm new; just saying "hello"
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Well congrats on your progress :) I've been braced for a week and I check the mirror everyday for change...haven't noticed any which is discouraging.

After you saw significant change did your jaw stop aching? Mine aches all the time :(
by SpeakEasyAmy
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally after 6 months
Replies: 1
Views: 709

You should definitely talk to your orthodontist about the rubber bands because it would stink to be pulling in the wrong direction. Also what exactly is a bite plate? What does it do?
by SpeakEasyAmy
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain Pain and more Pain
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Can I get that over the counter?
by SpeakEasyAmy
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 4th month in braces
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Bless you for starting out with the larger wire! I can't imagine! I'm such as wimp with mouth pain
by SpeakEasyAmy
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain Pain and more Pain
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Pain Pain and more Pain

Does anyone have any home remedies for the ache associated with wearing rubber bands? I'm on day five of wearing braces and bands and my mouth constantly aches. I had four teeth extracted last Friday so I have some prescription pain killers that I have been taking but I'm afraid of the ache after I ...
by SpeakEasyAmy
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Will my wisdom teeth hold me back?
Replies: 7
Views: 3484

Have you been identified as an invisalign candidate? I'm pretty sure they are going to want to remove the wisdom teeth if you have crowding. I actually had my four wisdom and four additional teeth extracted to make room.
by SpeakEasyAmy
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Storey
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

If you've been thinking about it do it! I'm 27 and I've had them for about a week. I'm not going to lie its hard not to be self conscious but I look at this way, I'd rather spend the next 24 months a little self conscious about my braces then the next sixty years self conscious about my teeth:) good...
by SpeakEasyAmy
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction Fears!
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

I hear that! When I had my four impacted wisdom teeth out I had drysocket on both sides...shiver...and when i went in for emergency care my oral surgeon wasn't in, so I got the "other guy", who must have had stock in that friggin clove concoction!!! When I went back two days later to have the packet...
by SpeakEasyAmy
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Supportive and unsupportive persons
Replies: 13
Views: 2354

The best advice I've been given is to own the braces and not let them own me! :lol: