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by leannaaker
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debanding Date: 10/5
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Debanding Date: 10/5

So after about 1.5 years in braces at age 38, I will be having them removed in about a week! History: I was a surgical candidate and chose for compromise treatment. I started with a .9mm overjet and am ending with about an .8mm overjet. Had some IPR, no surgery, no extractions. My overjet is large, ...
by leannaaker
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced 4/22!
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

By the way, I see progress in your teeth..we're all different.....
by leannaaker
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced 4/22!
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

I am super thrilled. To think where I will be in a few months, maybe with some IPR. YAY! Thanks for the positive votes...I am thrilled!

They said my wire was still active, so they didn't change anything!!!!

Will post more as things happe.
by leannaaker
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced 4/22!
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

So check out the difference from 4/22 to 6/7. Wow!!!

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by leannaaker
Tue May 18, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Night clenching.....
Replies: 16
Views: 3072

I clench at night now. I had worn a night guard for 3 years prior to braces, and had forgotten all about this. I have been clenching, and I know, because I wake up every 2 hours or so, having clenched. I hope this passes!
by leannaaker
Mon May 17, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sensitive Teeth. Ouch!
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Sensitive Teeth. Ouch!

I had 2 sensitive teeth prior to braces. They had both been investigated, and x-rays did not reveal a problem. I was sent away with some fluoride varnish. Well, the past few days, one of them has been acting up *bigtime.* Cold makes it throb, hot makes it throb. I've read of sensitivity during brace...
by leannaaker
Mon May 17, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic records with no molds taken
Replies: 18
Views: 7906

I didn't have molds taken, because my ortho has a 3D x-ray machine (even better than the panoramic x-ray). I wouldn't worry.
by leannaaker
Sat May 08, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162288

Cathy, I'm sorry about your pokey wire (and all of your spacer issues)...wonder how many calories one of those is?) :-) Seriously, I'm glad to have someone around my age starting this process the same time I am! I also think your outlook is similar to mine...I expect the unexpected, and I am so happ...
by leannaaker
Sun May 02, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Thinking of getting a Waterpik
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Yes to the Waterpik!!! :jump: But absolutely keep flossing. After about 8-9 days being braced, I have tried all kinds of flossing devices. K.I.S.S. The floss with the threading end on it already (Crest Glide Floss) is my fav. It does take longer, but you can definitely wrap the floss around your tee...
by leannaaker
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I Change Orthodontists?
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

tsmurfenator, glad to hear I'm not the only one who has a long list of questions. I'm sure they consider me "high maintenance" but..... I have questions!

amy, it is your money, it wouldn't hurt to: bring this up with the actual ortho, and look around. Couldn't hurt anything, right?
by leannaaker
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Jaw Joint Pain?
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Jaw Joint Pain?

Is pain in your jaw joint common after getting braces put on? I'm about 5 days past getting braced and woke up this morning...very painful to open my mouth. I didn't have TMD before I started. Someone reassure me this isn't too unusual???
by leannaaker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced 4/22!
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

later=latter, oops. :-)
by leannaaker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced 4/22!
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

Thanks you guys! Really can't believe I waited this long. Dental phobia and all. This isn't so bad: Update Day 5: --The only thing that is still tender about my teeth involves ripping or tearing actions. Tried to rip a piece of a calzone today with my teeth. Kinda hurt. --Archwire already popped out...
by leannaaker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced 4/22!
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

Hi again Cathy!!! :-1 I just bought some crest glide floss, and some superfloss, and I have some "flossfish" on order. I'm trying to figure out what will work for me! The regular blue loop floss threaders are a pain. Blah. And you will *love* the Waterpik. I'm flossing once a day, so I view the Wate...
by leannaaker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces won't come off w/o frenectomy
Replies: 16
Views: 6974

Frenectomies are not in my future, but I am curious. Having a frenectomy is supposed to solve what problem? Like what does that flap of skin affect??