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by petitcanard
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Turbos!
Replies: 3
Views: 984

I had turbos for 3 months and the lisp does eventually minimize to the point people don't notice. Took maybe a couple weeks for me to get used to talking and maybe another week or two before I really figured out how to eat.. hang in there, they're no fun at all but hopefully things will move quickly...
by petitcanard
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: mikesmile's Orthodontic Journey
Replies: 143
Views: 39779

Hi mikesmile! I've reappeared briefly out of the void and noticed you'd posted an update today, so I had a zoom through - a huge congrats! Your new hardware looks fantastic and it sounds like things are on the move which is great! I can't believe how quickly things change, hey?? Re food, I think you...
by petitcanard
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: petitcanard's journey
Replies: 29
Views: 10011

I've been absolutely rotten at keeping up with the site :( I have, however, discovered something that is a definite cure for tooth-obsession.. namely getting a puppy right at the start of busy season for work.. GAH!! The last thing on my mind is my teeth right now, and I've barely got time these day...
by petitcanard
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to the board
Replies: 15
Views: 2150

Hi petitcanard How often do you go for adjustments? I see your ticker says 15 days until first adjustment but it says you have had braces for 2 months. BTW I go every 4 weeks. Hi Boohill! Yes, you're reading my ticker correctly.. it's close to 3 months from brace day to 1st adjustment!! I thought t...
by petitcanard
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newbie! :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Welcome to the club!! :D The first couple weeks were the most difficult for me, just trying to re-learn how to eat, dealing with some soreness and rubbing, and in generl just trying to get used to the new hardware!! I'm sure you'll get used to them quickly, and re tightness, my bottoms were so tight...
by petitcanard
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waterpik
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

I use mine right after I eat, to clean out all the food stuck under and around my braces. It feels so good!! I still floss every night and brush after meals, but I had found brushing alone after meals didn't get all the food out (especially because I have some brackets that are tight against each ot...
by petitcanard
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How am I supposed to eat?
Replies: 22
Views: 2980

Hang in there!! I lived off of frozen curries for the first week or so - the chicken is tender and I cut it up really really small, and the rice & veggies are nice & squishy, so they were perfect. It can go down with just some mushing about with your tongue, worst-case scenario LOL. So I recommend t...
by petitcanard
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to the board
Replies: 15
Views: 2150

Boohill and meeksfor3 , a huge welcome to the club!!! Looking forward to pics!! Hopefully you're surviving the first few days - it's a huge adjustment and a bit surreal LOL. I also have metal top & bottom, and now that I've had them a couple months am getting used to the whole thing - especially th...
by petitcanard
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What did your ortho "give" you?
Replies: 240
Views: 103287

Plastic travel bag
Ortho toothbrushes, 1 regular & 1 travel size
floss (regular)
floss threaders
lots of wax
dual headed Gum brush
several little proxy (?) brushes
plaque detection tablets
Do's & Don'ts list
Instructions on how to properly brush with braces
:)
by petitcanard
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: petitcanard's journey
Replies: 29
Views: 10011

Thanks so much mikesmile!!! The bottoms were fun to watch because they moved very quickly and it was noticeable. My husband keeps saying he notices the change on top, but other than space being created - which I noticed mostly when flossing - I didn't think much had changed, so we took pics today an...
by petitcanard
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1087
Views: 179478

Just got braced a couple months ago at 37, after putting it off for years - for no other reason than I was chicken haha. Best decision I ever made, and I'm hoping to have straight teeth before I turn 40!
by petitcanard
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: petitcanard's journey
Replies: 29
Views: 10011

Trish and mikesmile , thanks so much for stopping by! :D It's been 2 months now, time flies and I've been rotten about keeping up with posts over the last month and a bit. Life goes on, even with braces - who knew? LOL. But late Nov & Dec were crazy busy with travelling for work, and my husband & I...
by petitcanard
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Preparing For Braces - Second Time Around...
Replies: 28
Views: 5884

Whoohoo! A big congrats, not much longer to wait now!! And year, wow, that's fantastic, I'm jealous already!! :D
by petitcanard
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: getting through it
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

What a wonderful and inspiring post!! :D Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts - I'm thinking and feeling much the same!! Although I do have to say I smile more with braces - I've always been embarrassed about my teeth and figure the braces "hide" them (LOL!), and the pink ligs make me so happy I...
by petitcanard
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 36 and considering braces
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

I'm a 37 yr old female and have hated my teeth since my baby teeth fell out :). After putting it off for years, I took the plunge and was braced a couple months ago. I feel it's the best decision I've ever made! Good luck with your decision!