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by yenniechan
Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50832

OUCH! Your expander makes mine look like a plastic chew toy! With everything that you've been through, getting the braces on themselves should be a walk in the park (well, almost ^^). Good luck!
by yenniechan
Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: yennie's [blank] adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

THE FIRST WEEK Thank you farmboy&againbrace for the encouragement! Having braces as an adult definitely has its own set of trials and tribulations – I’m so glad there’s this forum for like-minded people to deal with them! Well – they’re in! Thanks to the folks here – I knew exactly what was going t...
by yenniechan
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TransPalatal Arch (TPA)
Replies: 14
Views: 24008

Like the original poster mentioned - I had mentally prepared myself for braces, but the expander is a whole 'nother ballgame. My ortho calls it the "lettuce shredder", but the only thing it's shredding right now is my poor tongue to pieces. Even drinking with a straw hurts because it pushes on the e...
by yenniechan
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: opera^gal's story
Replies: 681
Views: 156504

*so jealous* I'm getting mine on tomorrow and I'm already counting the days until I can get them *off*. -lol- I can't wait until I can make my own "I'm debanding!" post. Good luck on your braces removal and congrats!! :)
by yenniechan
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: yennie's [blank] adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

yennie's [blank] adventure

I'm getting my braces on tomorrow so of course I'm so nervous I can't sleep tonight. Guess it's a good time as any to start my "journey" thread. When I was little, my old family dentist, somehowm pulled one too many teeth out. I didn't know this until I started working and went to a new dentist who ...
by yenniechan
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you think braces can help me!? (pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Ahahah - yea, I didn’t know what they were until they were putting them in – so you’re way ahead of me! Basically, spacers are these metal paperclip like things that they put in between your molar teeth (I have 8 total right now). You get them on when you go in to get your molds done. This is to cre...
by yenniechan
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much was your records fee?
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

mine were included in my fee. when i looked at the breakdown...i think it was about $200-300 for them?
by yenniechan
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces at the workplace?
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Thank you for the replies! I wrote this in the middle of the night when my spacers were feeling especially painful, and I was starting to get discouraged. I think the drowsiness is because I haven't been able to eat anything but liquids for a week. I’m starting to blend other sorts of proteins into ...
by yenniechan
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you think braces can help me!? (pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

I recently “took the plunge” too so I know how you feel. Definitely – shop around! I don’t know about in other countries, but in the US consultations are free so it doesn’t hurt to get different opinions. Also, I noticed that every office operates a little differently. One had mostly younger staff, ...
by yenniechan
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces at the workplace?
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

braces at the workplace?

I was wondering - how does everyone deal with the pain of braces at work? I recently got 8 spacers put in and my mouth is in constant agony. I've been on a straight liquid diet for the past 4 days (I tried eating noodles for dinner today...and the aching pain in my gums tells me I should not have..)...