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by Tobilei
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: wax question
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: wax question

I've never had wax hurt, but it can sometimes make my tooth feel kind of heavier or something for an hour or so after I put it on.
by Tobilei
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tobilei's Train Tracks.
Replies: 554
Views: 50433

Re: Tobilei's Train Tracks.

Thanks guys! Lol, I forgot to update my woes in my own thread :/ Will post a proper update soon!

Ciara, how are things going with yours?
by Tobilei
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do my ligs look stained to you?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Do my ligs look stained to you?

Nope, look fine to me :) Mine don't really stain (mind you I do avoid turmeric and curry). By the end of an adjustment time the sides near my molars are often a tiny bit orangey/yellow in certain light but otherwise the rest is okay.
by Tobilei
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Names (bear? unicorn? ostrich?)
Replies: 132
Views: 41623

Re: Elastics Names (bear? unicorn? ostrich?)

My last one's were super super thick and called "Bummer". Which is exactly what I said every time I put them on. My new one's are called Cliff. I am so grateful for them after the Bummers! I've had Bummers for almost 2 months now. I like them but I wish they were heavier. What size are Cliffs? Wow,...
by Tobilei
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grade your elastic wear
Replies: 21
Views: 1589

Re: Grade your elastic wear

I'm a B. I do forget between lunch and dinner on occasion or before I go to the gym in the morning. I put them in as soon as I remember and they're rarely out for longer than a couple of hours. There was one set I had that were really thick and my whole jaw ached and ached and I couldn't even sleep....
by Tobilei
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching orthos at the last minute-advice/vent.
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Switching orthos at the last minute-advice/vent.

Thank you everyone! Sorry, late again, internet access has been sketchy of late (plus aforementioned fridge hunting that took 5 hours straight yesterday to come to the conclusion that we hate them all :P). I ended up calling the secretary and asking to switch. She checked with her manager and told m...
by Tobilei
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Names (bear? unicorn? ostrich?)
Replies: 132
Views: 41623

Re: Elastics Names (bear? unicorn? ostrich?)

My last one's were super super thick and called "Bummer".

Which is exactly what I said every time I put them on.

My new one's are called Cliff. I am so grateful for them after the Bummers!
by Tobilei
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace FREE!!!!! 3 Months Earlier
Replies: 21
Views: 7444

Re: Brace FREE!!!!! 3 Months Earlier

Oh they look wonderful! I am jealous in the best possible way! Maybe a quick call to your ortho about the sore spot? I hope it stops hurting for you soon. Congratulations :jump:
by Tobilei
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Insignia custom made damon brackets at 40
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Insignia custom made damon brackets at 40

Congrats on being braced :) That initial getting used to them period is tough but I promise the ulcers and stuff wear off! You still get one or two from time to time but they definitely get a whole lot less often and you have times where you don't have any at all for a few months at a time. The mola...
by Tobilei
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before you stop noticing braces in your mouth?
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: How long before you stop noticing braces in your mouth?

At the risk of scaring you I am still aware of mine constantly. They feel less huge than they did in that initial few weeks but I never ever forget they are there.
by Tobilei
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: braces at the age of 38
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: braces at the age of 38

I also don't have expander experience, however I got my clear braces (upper and lower) at 34 and found that 90% of people didn't even notice I had them unless I referenced them. Some people were surprised even after talking to me for months to find out I had them on. Others noticed but no one said a...
by Tobilei
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching orthos at the last minute-advice/vent.
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Switching orthos at the last minute-advice/vent.

Thank you Biker Chick! Lol, yes, been crazy busy! Had my oven, my fridge and my washing machine all go or be super close to going in the last couple of weeks, still battling my health, adopted a new kitty who was sick sick sick (still trying to get her completely on the mend), 3 kiddies with never e...
by Tobilei
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie - So confused and scared
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Newbie - So confused and scared

I think definitely what was mentioned above. Get an opinion from a jaw surgeon (or 2!) and go from there. If they both recommend surgery then it's very likely you really need it, if they don't then perhaps the 2nd option from the ortho is better :) I know how stressful it can be. I was 34 when I got...
by Tobilei
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching orthos at the last minute-advice/vent.
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Switching orthos at the last minute-advice/vent.

Hi everyone :) Just after some other thoughts on my situation. Long story short I've been in braces for quite a few months longer than proposed. For at least the last 8 months I've been telling my ortho that a molar at the back we have moved forward feels too long and grinds down on the tooth below ...
by Tobilei
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tobilei's Train Tracks.
Replies: 554
Views: 50433

Re: Tobilei's Train Tracks.

Matilda wrote:Your teeth look beautiful. Congratulations on your deband date!
Thank you Matilda! :D