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by BRACEYOURSELF!
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How will the growth of my wisdom teeth affect my treatment ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Definitely get the wisdoms out, I did before my braces and never looked back. It's so much better not having to worry about your widsoms impacting on your treatment later on. Plus, it's considered better long term to have them removed.
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchain Not Closing Gap?
Replies: 7
Views: 17139

are powerchains elastic or metal?
My ortho was putting these elastic things on that went around a couple teeth it had many holes, is this a powerchain?
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do I not know these things?
Replies: 11
Views: 2479

Lol you seriously need to develop a better relationship with your ortho, after all you are a customer and customers should come first. Just ask questions and if you don't get an answer, threaten to change orthos.
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pros and Cons of TADs?
Replies: 14
Views: 5835

My dentist suggested I may need them, can someone tell me if they are painful when inserted, are you given an injection of Novocaine, because they look painful to insert.
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting Braces at Dentist or Orthodontist?
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Getting Braces at Dentist or Orthodontist?

Hi, I was just wondering what's the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist practicing putting braces on? are ortho's generally better at braces? who here has gone to a dentist for braces? what were your results, thanks!
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: chipped a bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Dude relax 11 days is nothing. Ppl usually don't have to go in for 2 weeks when their brackets have fallen off. So as long as the wire is still in it's all good.
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Gracey's ceramic mouth journey
Replies: 49
Views: 29440

Nice progress, I also got braces at a similar time to you around July and I think I have similar problems to you. I got braces because I wanted to push my top teeth back, they were protruding in my side profile pictures. The dentist opted to not take any teeth out but I was willing to take 4 out. I'...
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I hate having braces!
Replies: 23
Views: 8417

Having braces is a huge privilege that not many kids get to experience. I wanted braces since I was a teenager but my parents couldn't afford it for both my sis and I so they chose her cos she's a girl. I'm 21 now and just got them on and I'm paying for it myself :( You should be happy to have strai...
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What exactly do the elastics do?
Replies: 4
Views: 795

I'm surprised your ortho didn't inform you on that. Mine drew out a picture of my side profile and show me that my bottom jaw was too far back and the elastics would align my side profile properly. Also improves the overbite :P
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 8 month pics!
Replies: 16
Views: 2997

Wow can't believe you had that huge gap in the beginning looks like you lost a tooth ahahahah (can joke about it now cos its in the past). You must feel like the hottest person on the earth right now lol congrats.
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What exactly do the elastics do?
Replies: 4
Views: 795

I've got similar elastics like yours with damon 3 also. I think they're to move your jaw forward as they are not aligned properly.
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many ppl have lost weight through braces?
Replies: 20
Views: 5370

LOL I'm different to everyone else, I've actually packed on 5kgs. Due to the fact that with braces I tend to swallow more so I'm not satisfied with that I'm eating so I keep eating more til I can atleast taste something. I'm looking to gain weight anyway so lovin' it!
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Oh! the pain - elastics
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Tell me about it, today I tightened my teeth and was given new thicker smaller and tighter elastics. To add to that I now had to put down around brackets that were further back, oh the pain I can barely open my mouth. :?
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My first funny braces story
Replies: 10
Views: 5734

I spit into people's food all the time, thankfully they don't notice and I just let it go. LOL. I feel sorry for the people around me.
by BRACEYOURSELF!
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My first funny braces story
Replies: 10
Views: 5734

Food gets stuck in my braces all the time and I never notice it til the girl of my dreams points it out disgustin' :cry: