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by braceface46
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why aren't adults given advanced painkillers?
Replies: 16
Views: 4777

Re: Why aren't adults given advanced painkillers?

BECAUSE they are physiologically addictive. Meaning, you get hooked on them and go into withdrawals when you don't have them. Then, you're a JUNKIE, yes, YOU who think it could never happen to you. You will quickly get used to taking them and need more and more to get the desired effect. You're prob...
by braceface46
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1 Month Progress
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: 1 Month Progress

You look great! How nice to see so much movement! hey I'm jealous, I've had mine on almost 3 weeks and they haven't budged. Yours look terrific! Very inspiring, I bet you won't need them on long at all. Mine haven't moved much in the past month either. Someone reassured me that right now I'm in the...
by braceface46
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: incognito fix jaw problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Re: incognito fix jaw problem?

Do not get any teeth removed. You lose bone in your jaw when you do that, and it makes your face appear older. Get another opinion. Dentists love to rip teeth out of our heads, I'm not quite sure why. Ego maybe? financial benefits?
by braceface46
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!
Replies: 115
Views: 25546

Re: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!

Good for you for getting this done. You are investing in yourself and your future. PS I wish I would have gotten metal top and bottom, I got the clear ones on top and think they look bizarre. My family thinks i'm nuts too for getting this done. Like you, no one thought I had a problem. But I want my...
by braceface46
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I miss my white teeth!
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: I miss my white teeth!

GAbrielle thank you!! A solution! I am headed to get some baking soda now and keeping my fingers crossed. I know it may take several brushings to see a difference but I am going to keep at it. Thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :jump: :gavel: :dance: :flowerbloom:
by braceface46
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What about non surgical options to upper jaw widening?
Replies: 7
Views: 4958

Re: What about non surgical options to upper jaw widening?

Thank you for the information LAJaw. I didn't know that. I guess I'll stick with the surgery option. I don't want any teeth tilting going on.
by braceface46
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I miss my white teeth!
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: I miss my white teeth!

Well that makes me feel better. But in the meantime I feel like I look dirty. It affects the overall look of my face :-(
Well, I guess i just need to learn how to smile with my mouth closed for a year or two.
Thanks for your message of hope starfish.
by braceface46
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1st Adjustment with pics
Replies: 186
Views: 21940

Re: 1st Adjustment with pics

wow congrats to you, you're really moving! It sure makes it worth all that we go through doesn't it?
by braceface46
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I miss my white teeth!
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: I miss my white teeth!

shoot! What are we going to look like at the end of all this?! We will have very straight but brown teeth?
by braceface46
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I miss my white teeth!
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

I miss my white teeth!

So I had these nice white teeth, I had braces put on. I brush constantly with my sonicare. And even still, my teeth are yellowing. Any advice for how to deal with this? I have the dental bleach with the trays but of course I can't use right now because of the braces. Are there any whitening rinses o...
by braceface46
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic or metal .........hmmmmmmmm????
Replies: 34
Views: 5442

Re: Ceramic or metal .........hmmmmmmmm????

I got braces a month ago and I got the clear ones on top, metal on bottom. I wish I'd have just gotten the metal ones on top too. The clear ones stick out further, so my top lip gets stuck on it after I relax my smile. So then I have to hold my lip out real far to get it to go down OVER my braces. N...
by braceface46
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces
Replies: 30
Views: 18451

Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal brac

I have the regular metal braces, but the clear braces on the top. No invisalyn. I guess the grass is always greener, because I spent the evening reading about invisalign wishing I"d have gotten them instead. These started off uncomfortable, and now that has resolved I just feel awkward, obsessed, an...
by braceface46
Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What about non surgical options to upper jaw widening?
Replies: 7
Views: 4958

What about non surgical options to upper jaw widening?

I'm 46 and just got braces about 3 weeks ago. My orthodontist said I needed surgery to make my lower jaw smaller. The surgeon says that I needed upper jaw surgery to expand it to fit my lower jaw. So they disagree, but both think I need surgery. Why not just the expansion device? Surgery seems a bit...
by braceface46
Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1 Month Progress
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: 1 Month Progress

hey I'm jealous, I've had mine on almost 3 weeks and they haven't budged. Yours look terrific! Very inspiring, I bet you won't need them on long at all.
by braceface46
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: All done in 11 months (Before, during and after pics!)
Replies: 95
Views: 23649

Re: All done in 11 months (Before, during and after pics!)

Wow I am impressed! I only hope my orthodontist here in the US is as good as yours. Your teeth look amazing...very nice! :BigGrin: