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by kids041
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Let the Journey Begin....
Replies: 114
Views: 12025

Re: Let the Journey Begin....

Where has the time gone?! I have had my braces for a year already! Last appt I had some brackets rearranged. With the changes I had to go to a lighter wire. I go next week for next adjustment. Appt before last, I was told I am more then half way. Hope all is well Kids041. JeniK! HI yes it has been ...
by kids041
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 100% Elastic Wear challenge and Public Shaming thread.
Replies: 26
Views: 2086

Re: 100% Elastic Wear challenge and Public Shaming thread.

Such an over-achiever :wink: . I'm tired of them too. I try to whip them on as fast as possible these days, and they often end up flying off to snap a lip smartly, and all twisted around themselves. I'm hoping to get the braces off by the end of the year. So I have some time on how I can give any l...
by kids041
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Funny thing! Anyone else?
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Funny thing! Anyone else?

I have them snap when I least expect it. I also have them EVERYWHERE! They seem to multiply.... well that and my daughter also has elastics, so between the two of us... we have colored circles everywhere :roll:
by kids041
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Help finding a Oregon surgeon to perform a SLIDING GENIOPLAS
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: Help finding a Oregon surgeon to perform a SLIDING GENIO

well I can't recommend either of these surgeons but I did find two places here in Oregon that do that kind of surgery... Chin Augmentation Portland Beaverton OR - Waldorf Center http://www.waldorfcenter.com/face/chin-augmentation-portland- OR Chin Augmentation Eugene, OR - Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ...
by kids041
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Holy Zebra!!!! Elastics are so irritating this round.
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Holy Zebra!!!! Elastics are so irritating this round.

I think my ortho is a vegan or something, as mine are "watermelons." I'd love to be in the meeting with all the marketing geniuses as they figure out how to assign names to elastics, probably arguing that zebras can kill a lion so they should be stronger, someone else objecting that elephants have ...
by kids041
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Let the Journey Begin....
Replies: 114
Views: 12025

Re: Let the Journey Begin....

Hello Kids01! It has been awhile since I have come to the forum. These 9 months have flown by. I am happy with my progress. Definitely see the improvement. How is everything with you? Spoiling that grand baby? We have grand baby #7 due in 2 months. Hi JeniK! Yes the time has flown by. I am seeing p...
by kids041
Mon May 05, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Let the Journey Begin....
Replies: 114
Views: 12025

Re: Let the Journey Begin....

Well it is 9 months today that I have had my braces. While it has been an interesting journey, I still don't regret my decision (most days). I am finally in a reverse curve wire on the bottom. only took 8.5 months.... :/ I still have 1 overlapping tooth on the bottom. Who knows when it will straight...
by kids041
Mon May 05, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces going on in 3 days
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Braces going on in 3 days

Congrats and as others have mentioned, most people really don't seem to notice and if they do it does not seem to be a big deal to them. My response to the more obnoxious people was simply "I wanted to have the nicest smile in the cemetary." Most people don't know quite how to respond to that. Feel...
by kids041
Fri May 02, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Do You Miss Eating Most?
Replies: 24
Views: 1221

Re: What Do You Miss Eating Most?

Almonds and carrots
by kids041
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crackling teeth
Replies: 10
Views: 1856

Re: Crackling teeth

I like to push on the backs of my teeth with my tongue to make the crackling noises, then use my lips to push them the other direction... I know that is weird... but I catch myself doing it all the time. My teeth do it for the first couple of weeks after an adjustment too. Then they stop.. I wonder ...
by kids041
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reverse curve wire! OH My!
Replies: 19
Views: 9496

Re: Reverse curve wire! OH My!

That was the WORST part of my entire experience. THAT was the only time I wanted to rip my braces out; when I got the reverse curve wire!!! It'll settle down, of course, but still. You have my sympathy! Thanks! You did warn me.... I have just stuck to soft food today. Hopefully it will calm down by...
by kids041
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reverse curve wire! OH My!
Replies: 19
Views: 9496

Re: Reverse curve wire! OH My!

That was the WORST part of my entire experience. THAT was the only time I wanted to rip my braces out; when I got the reverse curve wire!!! It'll settle down, of course, but still. You have my sympathy! Thanks! You did warn me.... I have just stuck to soft food today. Hopefully it will calm down by...
by kids041
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reverse curve wire! OH My!
Replies: 19
Views: 9496

Reverse curve wire! OH My!

I got a reverse curve wire yesterday. I have been waiting for this wire since my braces went on :)... Yah!!! BUT... OH MY!! my teeth are hurting this morning!!
I guess it is "careful what you wish for"!!
by kids041
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottom braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Bottom braces

I was supposed to get my lowers 6 months after my uppers. By month 3 the uppers had moved enough to have the lowers placed. The only time I've had "pain" during this entire journey were: Spacers First couple of power chains Reverse curve wire on lowers I've rarely used wax this entire time and only...
by kids041
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottom braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Bottom braces

Mine went all on the same day, with molar buildups to keep me from biting down on my lower brackets.