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by Theresa48
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sick (as in unwell) a TON sinced being braced
Replies: 14
Views: 3601

Re: Sick (as in unwell) a TON sinced being braced

Wow, I haven't visited this site for a looooong, long time! My braces make me sick, and it has been 1.5 years, coming off in may I hope! I have gotten used to them for the most part, but they actually make me nauseous (some days better than others)...I think it is a traumatic thing to put your body ...
by Theresa48
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sensitive teeth all of a sudden
Replies: 13
Views: 2894

Re: Sensitive teeth all of a sudden

yup...I have had this on and off and freaked out...but now I know it just goes away after a few days...BUT if you are concerned, go in and tell your ortho...I did, they told me I was fine, about 5 times before I figured it was normal...had these things more than a year now (I noticed sensitivity aft...
by Theresa48
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Drooling.....anybody??
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: Drooling.....anybody??

drooling is normal...I finally have stopped that....
by Theresa48
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else started clenching their teeth since braces?
Replies: 37
Views: 28877

Re: Anyone else started clenching their teeth since braces?

Yes, I have become a clencher as well... I try not to, pretty sure I do in my sleep. Seems to be pretty normal, but if it is giving you headaches etc, then tell the ortho....almost braced for 9 months and this seems to be an on and off kind of thing...lately, I can't stop clenching...
by Theresa48
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Losing weight worries
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: Losing weight worries

I would say it took a full 6 months for me to finally enjoy eating again, but still not 100 percent to be honest! I dropped a bunch of weight too, but it leveled off at losing 10 lbs, and I haven't gained it back, but I have not lost more. I understand totally...braces took the enjoyment of food rig...
by Theresa48
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces@48...I know, right?!?
Replies: 15
Views: 4889

Re: Braces@48...I know, right?!?

I'm Baaaack! Well, my friend did get braces, and I haven't seen him yet, but I did leave him flowers the day he got braced, which happened to be the day I left on vacation! I hope he has checked out this site...hmmm, I told him to... anyhoo, had an appt, right when I got back from sunny Florida (whi...
by Theresa48
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 48...wow
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Braces at 48...wow

Whoa, that seems like a really long time! I got a 2 year sentence, got a year and half to go...but my teeth are moving like crazy and am hoping for it to be shorter....5 years?!?!
by Theresa48
Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anybody a "mouth breather" out there???
Replies: 23
Views: 5554

Re: Anybody a "mouth breather" out there???

Since getting braces I have become a mouth breather at night...I HATE waking up with a dry mouth and my lips sticking to my braces! I bought mouthwash for dry mouth, which helped a little. It is bad for your mouth to get all dried up evidently. Sooooo, I kind of put a pillow under my chin to keep my...
by Theresa48
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Wife (42) got them Monday
Replies: 13
Views: 3571

Re: Wife (42) got them Monday

The beginning is the worse!!!!! I cried for days...on and off. The thing I remember helping me the most...my neice who had had braces and understood sent me beautiful flowers...it really really really really really meant a lot to me to not feel so alone and to have support from someone who had been ...
by Theresa48
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: fat lip
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: fat lip

YES!! Sometimes out of nowhere there will be a spot that hurts or my mouth that gets raw...it's just that things shift all the time, and your mouth is soooo sensitive to that, so things rub in a new place. I am having that experience on one side of my upper lip now...just putting wax there for the t...
by Theresa48
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Five hours in!
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

Re: Five hours in!

It is funny how all of us, just about, had that same thought of "what was I thinking?"...it really does get better...it took me loooooonger than most. Good luck!
by Theresa48
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces@48...I know, right?!?
Replies: 15
Views: 4889

Re: Braces@48...I know, right?!?

Boy, I sure am not on here as much as at first, which shows I am just getting used to these things! Anyhoo, all is well...things are a movin' and a groovin'...I wish my eye tooth was moving in faster, but slow is good on this one..it was in the middle of my palate...so that is what is making this jo...
by Theresa48
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 55 and just got braces!
Replies: 17
Views: 3731

Re: 55 and just got braces!

I am not on this site as often as I was at first, which shows it does get better and you need less support...but at first, oh brother...those are some crazy days! And I have to say it took a full 6 months to feel comfortable...not talking pain, I never had any...just used to it I guess. That said, I...
by Theresa48
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 50 and getting braces
Replies: 36
Views: 13133

Re: 50 and getting braces

I'm now 49 with a year and a half to go! It seems like a big deal at first, but definitely by month 6, you hardly even think about them...it took me a little longer than most to get used to them, but I had extractions in the front that were really embarrassing... Go get 'em! Sooner the better...you ...
by Theresa48
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why doesn't it hurt?
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

I have never had any pain. Every now and then I will have temperature sensitivity, but that seems to come and go. Today I had my first cleaning since braces on, and I have some discomfort from taking arch wire off, getting cleaned, putting arch wire back on...ugh! Lots of tugging on my teeth for a d...