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by missblu3
Wed May 15, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: colored bands with In-Ovation C?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: colored bands with In-Ovation C?

I have In-Ovation C tops, and In-Ovation R bottoms. I had to have ligatures placed on a couple of my bottoms because they were afraid that the position/pull would make the wire possibly pop open the bracket doors. They placed silver ligatures on them. I have since had them off, now I have rubber ban...
by missblu3
Wed May 15, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces, chewing and bloating
Replies: 8
Views: 2695

Re: Braces, chewing and bloating

Same! Especially with the bite blocks...I definitely cannot eat salads, and find that I hardly break most things down before they go to my stomach. :(
by missblu3
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The things we don't realise we do without braces
Replies: 39
Views: 2675

Re: The things we don't realise we do without braces

With my bite blocks in, it is impossible to "chew" anything. I was literally in tears one day when I ordered a salad in public, without thinking...I was so hungry and frustrated on that particular day, I started to cry, lol. It's been a trial and error process ever since.
by missblu3
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: pOWer chain
Replies: 25
Views: 2028

Re: pOWer chain

What is the difference between rubber "powerchain" and the springy/slinky "powerchain" things? I now have both in my mouth, and also elastics. I have never known discomfort like this in my life, lol.
by missblu3
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Headaches more noticeable a week after getting braces
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Headaches more noticeable a week after getting braces

I believe the occasional headache is normal, especially after adjustments, as Snowglobe32 mentioned. I find that maybe with the self-ligating type some days are worse than others, too, with headaches. It should definitely not be an all the time thing, though. Robin, did you hit your head at all on t...
by missblu3
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: One more reason to brush your teeth!
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: One more reason to brush your teeth!

Wow...they should show horror stories like this to kids in school, ha ha.
by missblu3
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is your number?
Replies: 100
Views: 9541

Re: What is your number?

24-30 months...of course that could always change, ha.
by missblu3
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Forgot how bad my teeth used to be!
Replies: 12
Views: 1428

Re: Forgot how bad my teeth used to be!

Very impressive! I so look forward to having such a wonderful smile one day! When you changed from amalgam to composite fillings (I have several myself), was there much sensitivity afterwards? Is there any reason why they would oppose changing them out (size of filling, compromising structure for co...
by missblu3
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2 weeks progress pictures! :)
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: 2 weeks progress pictures! :)

Wow, that's awesome! I really need to do side to side comparisons with my photos...I'm so frustrated that I don't see a change in the mirror, lol.
by missblu3
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many brackets have fallen off during your treatment?
Replies: 41
Views: 4224

Re: How many brackets have fallen off during your treatment?

So...I have an underbite (dental, not skeletal), and I just woke up because, even with bite blocks in place, I guess my teeth have been shifting and now the bottom teeth touch the top brackets, and just popped one loose. Problem is...I figured out how to open the bracket, but because of the location...
by missblu3
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hygiene Check!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Re: Hygiene Check!!

I floss each night before bed, and during the day if I've had something particularly sticky. I agree about the progress, too - last night I could floss between a couple of teeth that I couldn't even fit the floss under the bracket/wire - much less between the teeth. I feel like a nerd to be so excit...
by missblu3
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Office reactions? Job interviews?
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

Re: Office reactions? Job interviews?

I'm a 26 year-old nurse, and have the ceramic uppers and metal lowers on for a few weeks now. A coworker just noticed them on the other day, "I never knew you had braces, wow!" A lot of people think I only have the lowers - they don't notice the ceramics. Really, no one mentions it, unless I'm compl...
by missblu3
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where does my lip go?!
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Where does my lip go?!

Ha, had to chime in with the lip getting caught post-smile. I have the lateral canines - vampire teeth. If my mouth is dry, my lips definitely get stuck on the brackets on those teeth. Then I feel like I look like those little dogs with my teeth protruding. :/
by missblu3
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sudden tender/painful central incisors
Replies: 8
Views: 2642

Re: Sudden tender/painful central incisors

Likewise! Pressure on my incisor, no matter how little, makes it feel so uncomfortable! And now, I have different brackets/wire rubbing my mouth raw, where I had no issue before, and the ones I had issues with are fine now. I never knew you could have so many different, unpleasant sensations in your...
by missblu3
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My teeth - needing restraightened up. :(
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: My teeth - needing restraightened up. :(

People have different perceptions and priorities. My family still doesn't understand why I would spend $5,000 on braces to have a nice smile, as opposed to using the money for something "more useful". To me, my self-esteem and happiness is a priority. I say, if you feel your teeth need straightening...