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by nellarmonia
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got my braces off last week and..
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Got my braces off last week and..

it ever fails... within minutes of putting my retainers in I am hungry! I am wearing them 12 hours a day and I'll go hours without them in and then as soon as I put them back in I want to eat something. Argh.. first world problems.
by nellarmonia
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How aften are your adjustments?
Replies: 41
Views: 2464

Re: How aften are your adjustments?

Every 4-5 weeks
by nellarmonia
Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3537

Re: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!

Congrats!! You have a movie star smile now!
by nellarmonia
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Home stretch!
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Home stretch!

Thanks guys! I knew you'd understand.
by nellarmonia
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Home stretch!
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Home stretch!

I had an adjustment yesterday and I asked my ortho what the odds of having them off by 5/31 would be. I'm in my friend's wedding. My original plan was for 24-27 months and I started in June 2013 so I didn't have much hope, but she said "Oh you should be done around March or April." I wanted to screa...
by nellarmonia
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grinding teeth
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Grinding teeth

I was grinder before braces and when I got braces and elastics it got 10x worse. Before braces I used those boil guards, but they hinder teeth movement. I found these and they work GREAT! It says 3 day use, but I use them for about 2-3 weeks brushing them every night when I brush my teeth before bed...
by nellarmonia
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar Bands
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Molar Bands

4 molar bands here.
by nellarmonia
Sun May 04, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Biting into food??
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: Biting into food??

I only bite into sandwiches if I can get to a sink and clean it out fast because it's always a mess.

That being said.. I bite into things as much as possible because with my open bite this is the first time in 25 years I CAN bite into things with my front teeth!
by nellarmonia
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Changed my mind....again
Replies: 15
Views: 1020

Re: Changed my mind....again

I know you said you had to call and make your decision on Tuesday, but I thought I'd add my experience in case you haven't yet. I have ceramic on both top and bottom. My top teeth hit the brackets a little in the beginning, but after 3-4 months my arches straightened up and it wasn't an issue. (I'm ...
by nellarmonia
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: surpassing expectations...
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: surpassing expectations...

Congrats! I am in a similar boat. My ortho told me my open bite would never fully close without surgery, but like you I figured anything is better than nothing. My estimated treatment is 24-27 months and after 8 months it was closed more than she ever thought my end result would be! I'm 10 months in...
by nellarmonia
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thats me done! :)
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Thats me done! :)

Wow, fantastic result! Congrats!!!
by nellarmonia
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced! Pictures included
Replies: 21
Views: 4201

Re: Debraced! Pictures included

Congrats!! Your teeth look fantastic. Thank you for sharing!
by nellarmonia
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Names (bear? unicorn? ostrich?)
Replies: 132
Views: 43134

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

Elephants, elephants, and more elephants!! Been in different configurations of elephants since my 1st adjustment and I'm 10 months in. They're so small and heavy I can't get them on without the plastic hooks.
by nellarmonia
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets on second molars
Replies: 16
Views: 2089

Re: Brackets on second molars

My 2nd molars weren't bracketed until about 3-4 months in. I can't remember which appointment it was. My ortho just said "We have work to do in the front first" when I first got the braces on. I didn't ask any further. I have bands on my 1st molars. I definitely had to adjust to eating again because...
by nellarmonia
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did you start wearing elasticits?
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

I got my first elastics at my first adjustment and I've been in them (different configurations) ever since. Just passed the 7 month mark on Monday. Always elephants.. ugh!