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by safetysquirrel
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally got a debanding date!
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Finally got a debanding date!

Wanted to tell people who would be equally excited - I finally gotta debanding date! November 11th is the day :)

I'll have ended up with them for 20 months - 3 months longer than predicted, but with a smile that I'm truly pleased with.

42 days until naked teeth!
by safetysquirrel
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: detailing appt?
Replies: 4
Views: 601

detailing appt?

Hey!

So my ortho appt today is a "detailing" appt. Can you give me any insight on what I should expect today and perhaps how far away from debanding I am?

Thanks!
by safetysquirrel
Mon May 12, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clear elastics
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Clear elastics

I don't think so.

I've recently switched to colored elastics and couldn't be happier about it :)

If I've got to wear them, I might as well flaunt them!
by safetysquirrel
Mon May 12, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "Permanent Elastics"
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: "Permanent Elastics"

Not great photos, but here's a try. . . I'll try and take better ones tonight, this is what I could get with my phone.
by safetysquirrel
Wed May 07, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Do You Miss Eating Most?
Replies: 24
Views: 1410

Re: What Do You Miss Eating Most?

I'm with Dan :) hasn't inhibited that at all.

I'm thinking Dan gets some kind of award if he's pulling this off with elastics in though - or you've got a different elastics configuration. I'm wearing impalas (tiny little things) in a triangle configuration with the top on my upper canines.
by safetysquirrel
Wed May 07, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Do You Miss Eating Most?
Replies: 24
Views: 1410

Re: What Do You Miss Eating Most?

Corn on the Cob, hot wings, ribs
by safetysquirrel
Sun May 04, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "Permanent Elastics"
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: "Permanent Elastics"

I don't change mine either - i only see my ortho every 10 weeks, and they just change them at the adjustments. I've also got regular triangle elastics that I change out 3x or so daily.
by safetysquirrel
Sun May 04, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "Permanent Elastics"
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: "Permanent Elastics"

Not a power chain - I've got these too!

My ortho office calls them tie backs.
by safetysquirrel
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fluoride-free toothpaste
Replies: 18
Views: 2237

Re: Fluoride-free toothpaste

I like the tom's spearmint and wintergreen flavors. The only one I've ever heard bad things about is the clove flavor.

I use sensodyne in the morning and evenings, and the tom's just firing the day.
by safetysquirrel
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite Turbos-anyone else?
Replies: 3
Views: 13058

Re: Bite Turbos-anyone else?

Hey! I've had both, and I actually prefer the turbo. It'll be betterThe adjustment period that you're going through with the turbos sucks, but it gets better I swear! Sing a lot, read out loud, do anything to get your time used to hurting the turbo. Your speech with adjust and soon it will be better...
by safetysquirrel
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Vomiting and braces..
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Vomiting and braces..

That's one of my biggest fears, lol. Luckily I've avoided it so far :) (knock on wood!)

I hope you're feeling better!
by safetysquirrel
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: OWWWW molar bracket has come off...
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: OWWWW molar bracket has come off...

Yes, they will. My ortho suggested cutting the wire with nail clippers or cuticle scissors when my wire popped out. Good luck!
by safetysquirrel
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is your life on hold?
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: Is your life on hold?

Heck no! I feel like I've probably gotten a little more confident since having them. I think it takes a lot of guts to wear braces as an adult, and I'm really proud that I took the leap! I'm fact, I'm even doing things that I probably wouldn't have done before putting the braces on and getting the c...
by safetysquirrel
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rectangular wires?
Replies: 18
Views: 3430

Re: Rectangular wires?

I call shenanigans also :) my ortho said that the first rectangular wire is the one people hurt the most with, but even at that after a week I was pretty good. Hope your soreness isn't too bad - keep ahead of the pain with the ibprofen!
by safetysquirrel
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fastest time from consultation to braces?
Replies: 17
Views: 1763

Re: Fastest time from consultation to braces?

Yes, you can totally do that if the ortho is comfortable with it!

Mine offered and I said no just because I needed to move money around.

My time from consultation to braces was 14 days