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by hazel
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Incisor and premolar extractions on lower jaw
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Incisor and premolar extractions on lower jaw

I am surprised my orthodontist didn't forsee this too! The annoying thing is that I had been to an other orthodontist before who suggested exactly the same treatment-which I didn't like at the time as I thought it would be strange having three incisors and I had postponed treatment by a year. On thi...
by hazel
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Incisor and premolar extractions on lower jaw
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Incisor and premolar extractions on lower jaw

I had my third adjustment last week and my ortho informed me that I need to have another tooth extracted. I was quite shocked as I've had an incisor extracted and now I need to have a premolar extracted. The space created by the extraction of the incisor has been taken up and I still have crowding o...
by hazel
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: for the 40 and older crowd
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: for the 40 and older crowd

Hi Grillz! I'm into my fifth month with braces-I don't eat anything at work. I have breakfast at home and then eat after work. At work I only drink water. It was hard at first but now I got used to it. It has saved me a lot of unneccessary snacking. When I eat out, I give my teeth a quick brush as s...
by hazel
Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had my first adjustment-on some teeth it hurt.
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: Had my first adjustment-on some teeth it hurt.

I had my first adjustment three weeks ago. Yes! It did feel as if the ortho was ripping off my teeth, and putting the wire in place was even worse...luckily he was very quick about it. But it was painful afterwards too...the end of the wire felt really coarse and it scratched the inside of my cheek,...
by hazel
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: More to a face than teeth?
Replies: 24
Views: 4005

Re: More to a face than teeth?

Hi serious thinker! Hope your consultation went well! I think that your thoughts are perfectly natural...I went through the same thoughts myself until finally after years of thinking about getting my teeth fixed I finally realised it was about time I decided. However because I was concerned about wh...
by hazel
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone else wish they'd never done it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3679

Re: Does anyone else wish they'd never done it?

Hi Spurfy...hope you're feeling better today and that your mood has lifted! Yes braces are really annoying at times.....I find not eating what and when I want most annoying.....but my teeth used to annoy me even more!!!! Hope it gets better for you..... :cry:
by hazel
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does your Orthodontist have good teeth?
Replies: 29
Views: 5470

Not everyone is annoyed at not having straight teeth....and some people may think it's not worth to go through with braces at an older age. Others may think it's vain to spend so much money if the need for braces is only cosmetic. Some people are just happy and confident as they are.....I don't see ...
by hazel
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where is everyone from?
Replies: 57
Views: 7814

Re: Where is everyone from?

I'm form Malta. Apart from kids, I've seen a couple of twenty somethings.....haven't seen anyone my age in braces yet.....but I do see many people my age with crooked teeth....and that makes me feel good about my braces! :D
by hazel
Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does your Orthodontist have good teeth?
Replies: 29
Views: 5470

Re: Does your Orthodontist have good teeth?

My orthodontist doesn't have straight teeth...during my first visit when I asked if I was too old for braces, he told me he was thinking of getting braces himself........and he's about my age. Not having straight teeth doesn't mean he isn't good (it took me over 4 months to get an appointment for a ...
by hazel
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First Adjustment Today
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Hi Cathygirl! No I don't have self ligating brackets.....I didn't realise 38illinois might have them...so I thought it would be a bit akward to have my type of brackets opened!! Thanks! :oops:
by hazel
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Readjusting smile after getting implants
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Readjusting smile after getting implants

OOPS!! I meant relieved! :oops:
by hazel
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Readjusting smile after getting implants
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Readjusting smile after getting implants

Congratulations! You really must feel releaved!! :D
by hazel
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anybody just have one arch braced?
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

Re: Does anybody just have one arch braced?

Hi seriousthinker! I went to the orthodontist with my mind set I wanted to get the lower teeth only fixed, as compared to the lower teeth, my upper teeth look decent.......light years from perfect though, but they never bothered me. I was shy of having to wear braces on my uppers. So the ortho accep...
by hazel
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating in public
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Eating in public

I had an invitation for a dinner party on the day I got braced....So the first time I ate was in front of people and it really felt uncomfortable.....I hardly ate anything and everyone was asking questions and forcing me to try other wise easy foods such as salads but the lettuce was wrapping itself...
by hazel
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: when did you first see movement?
Replies: 8
Views: 1606

Re: when did you first see movement?

I've had a brace on my lower teeth for 39 days now....and I've had very visible movement! One of my canine teeth has visibly moved a little forward, the gap from my extraced tooth has decreased considerably and my overlapping, leaning incisors are a bit straighter.... I started noticing movement dur...