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by Glandyover
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Most Difficult Foods to Eat
Replies: 77
Views: 6876

Re: Most Difficult Foods to Eat

I've popped three brackets thus far. I don't know what the root cause for the first one was but the second and third ones were from crunchy foods (Kashi granola bars and Chex Mix respectively).
Still, a person's gotta eat. I don't limit my diet even though I probably should.
by Glandyover
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: headgear tubes?
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: headgear tubes?

I have a band on one side but not on the other and I have that tube on only one side. I've found that once you get used to them being a bit big it's no problem. They actually help your cheeks out a ltitle bit.
by Glandyover
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Too many unanswered questions
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: Too many unanswered questions

What do you know about the basics? What kind of bite did you have? How long are you in for? Do you have regular metal, self-ligating, ceramic, what? Also, even if you know everything stuff can change. I thought I wasn't going to get bands and I was going to wait on the bottoms until my bite had open...
by Glandyover
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So... ow.
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: So... ow.

So the worst of it seems to be in the past but this damn molar is bugging me at odd intervals. It either happens in the early afternoon or in the wee hours of the morning but it starts bugging me and I can almost feel it up in my sinuses. After a couple of Tylenol it goes away but it's kinda annoying.
by Glandyover
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is your number?
Replies: 100
Views: 9988

Re: What is your number?

Ugh. Went in today. I asked about debanding. He said 2, maybe 3 more visits. "After Thanksgiving but before Christmas." Of course, in June, I heard "September or October, but definitely before Thanksgiving." I turn 41 in early December. I will have spent my entire year as a 40 year old with braces....
by Glandyover
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So... ow.
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: So... ow.

For me it's bottom braces only...so far. The spacers weren't fun, but the braces have been pretty okay, even after adjustments. My teeth are moving quickly so there is a fair amount of unfomfortable-ness. But I'm okay with that. My third adjustment is Nov 7th, then I get a RPE installed on December...
by Glandyover
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So... ow.
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: So... ow.

Ouch! Sorry to hear you're so uncomfortable. I'm still in top braces only, so I'm a little worried and dreading when my lowers go on in a month or two. If I recall correctly, Gladyover, you had been loving your braces, right? Are you now ready to be done with them? :wink: After a few days of reflec...
by Glandyover
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: From India,Braced at 25: Namaste!
Replies: 24
Views: 4532

Re: From India,Braced at 25: Namaste!

My update: Had my second adjustment on 11th October. Got Power chains. The ortho said that would help to close the extraction gap. Next adjustment after 2 months. My teeth have moved a lot in the last 2 months. Now I'm eager to get braces fitted in the lower jaw as well. The only problem is that th...
by Glandyover
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So... ow.
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: So... ow.

I just had my 2nd adjustment. got brackets on the back teeth but same wire and elastics so there isn't much pain. So I feel all dissapointed! Pain = movement, and I want movement! Yeah, it's better this morning. I think I was spoiled by just having braces on top. I could keep them just on top forev...
by Glandyover
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So... ow.
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: So... ow.

Hey Glandy--Sorry you are having a tough day!! :ThumbsDown: On the good side though, after a few adjustments, it should start getting easier and easier--and then pretty painless and boring...hopefully that will happen for you... I found in the beginning it took 2-3 days for the soreness to subside,...
by Glandyover
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So... ow.
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

So... ow.

I have been pretty tough so far. I haven't complained about any pain, haven't said anything hurt (it was just "pressure" instead of pain), spacers didn't really bother me that much, I didn't use wax after the first week or so. But I am not so tough today. Ow. I went in to get my bottom brackets put ...
by Glandyover
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Most Difficult Foods to Eat
Replies: 77
Views: 6876

Re: Most Difficult Foods to Eat

I'm going to follow whatever advice my orthodontist gives me. If he tells me I shouldn't each corn chips, then I won't. As much I will definitely hate having to give up some of those foods that I love and enjoy, I'll do it if I have to. I'm glad to know that you have not had to sacrifice too much o...
by Glandyover
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Most Difficult Foods to Eat
Replies: 77
Views: 6876

Re: Most Difficult Foods to Eat

Yeah, kind of discouraging, isn't it? I haven't actually purchased any of those cookbooks mostly because i basically gave up cooking after my children moved away from home and my husband died. But, I really can't see living on canned soup and yogurt for the next two years so I may have to re-think ...
by Glandyover
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Spacers are the devil
Replies: 34
Views: 4605

Re: Spacers are the devil

Dee17 wrote:Steak? Really?? That made me laugh. Hope you enjoyed it!
It was DELICIOUS!
by Glandyover
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Spacers are the devil
Replies: 34
Views: 4605

Re: Spacers are the devil

I totally got bait and switched yesterday. I went in to get spacers on a molar where the bracket fell off and instead of just those two I have them on the bottom now as well. They aren't quite as bad as I remembered but I was TOTALLY taken in and bamfoozled! I took out any anger I might have had by ...