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by djss16
Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ortho or assistant doing adjustments?
Replies: 27
Views: 2454

Re: ortho or assistant doing adjustments?

I've only had 1 adjustment so far but it went kind of like this: Assistant removes wire I brush and floss Ortho comes and checks my teeth and gives intructions to assistant Assistant places in the new archwire. Ortho comes and checks. If all is good... I leave. When I got my brackets in, the assista...
by djss16
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weight GAIN and braces
Replies: 33
Views: 5400

Re: Weight GAIN and braces

I have lost 10 pound since I was braced about 7 weeks ago. I know for sure that what made me lose the weight was less snacking than anything else. I always had munchies here at work.. that are now too hard to eat or too much work to go back and brush it all off again. :-} I also have been drinking a...
by djss16
Wed May 08, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Foods to avoid?
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Foods to avoid?

Strange about the mango. I had mango the other day and no problems. I did not bite into it though... I cut it up into tiny square pieces. :lol: I had no stringy problems!
by djss16
Wed May 08, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you brush/floss/rinse in a day?
Replies: 20
Views: 1889

Re: How often do you brush/floss/rinse in a day?

Brush: 3 or 4 times. For sure after each meal and one in the am. I might miss brushing after breakfast if something light. Floss: At least once a day and it is at night :lol: If I have time I floss after lunchtime. Waterpik: 1 a day at bedtime. Rinse: I rinse with water after breakfast if I don't br...
by djss16
Fri May 03, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pictures after 23 months
Replies: 45
Views: 4347

Re: Pictures after 23 months

Wow amazing! Thanks for posting this! I also have an overjet and overcrowding.
by djss16
Wed May 01, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New Member
Replies: 20
Views: 1058

Re: New Member

Well hello there! :-1 I am also a 31 year old with ceramic upper and lower. I've had mine now for 2 weeks today. Enjoy eating while you can! LOL! Oh and floss freely without interruptions while you can! :mrgreen: :-}
by djss16
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Beckyboo in Braces
Replies: 186
Views: 29015

Re: Beckyboo in Braces

Hey Beckyboo! Just read your story! You are so funny and write a lot of things that I am actually thinking too! :mrgreen: I also have an overjet/overbite and I feel like my braces are huge! I've barely had my braces on for a week and am now able to eat a little better than at first. My first adjustm...
by djss16
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Working immediately after getting braces
Replies: 23
Views: 2178

Re: Working immediately after getting braces

I went in to work because I got braces done on the same day as consultation. I was fine.... just a little bit sore. The real tenderness/pain didn't start till that evening. Good luck!
by djss16
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dry mouth...is this normal??
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Dry mouth...is this normal??

Ok so one week ago today I got my braces. I was in pain at first but I think the worst has passed. My cheeks are still getting used to the brackets/wires/hardware. My best friend right now is wax. My biggest problem right now is my super dry mouth!! No matter how much water I drink or swish around m...
by djss16
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Little blue things on my molars?
Replies: 6
Views: 7779

Re: Little blue things on my molars?

:-1 Hi! I also got braces on Wednesday April 17th! I also got the blue thingys and have also been eating lots of soups! I think I've lost about 3 or 4 pounds already. I am unable to chew since my molars don't touch at all. I really hope I learn a new way of eating more solid foods cause I'm kind of ...
by djss16
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New here
Replies: 19
Views: 1185

Re: New here

Wow I'm impressed!! It took me forever to decide that I wanted braces, then it took me another few months to actually decide to go though with it! How are you getting on with them now? Well I had a consultation years ago and never went through with it because extractions scared me. Then I really st...
by djss16
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 26yo F with ceramics & Class 2/Div. 2 malocclusion (pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 2301

Re: 26yo F with ceramics & Class 2/Div. 2 malocclusion (pics

I agree! You do have pretty teeth and really white! Great progress!!
by djss16
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New here
Replies: 19
Views: 1185

Re: New here

Oh also... I went ahead and did it before I had time to actually think and back out of it.... again. :wink:
by djss16
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New here
Replies: 19
Views: 1185

Re: New here

That is awesome. I am currently struggling with the idea. I tell you, if I walked in to the ortho, and he said yep, braces; you want them today? It would make me decide right then. I would jump in full force and just be done. Thinking wouldnt stop me then... Wouldnt have to. What made them offer up...
by djss16
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Want braces, but fear is getting the best of me.
Replies: 48
Views: 4489

Re: Want braces, but fear is getting the best of me.

Get consults with different orthodontists until you feel comfortable. I put it off for so long that today... when I decided I was talking to the correct ortho... I went ahead and got braces same day. It will be worth it! Good luck!