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by EmBee
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Names (bear? unicorn? ostrich?)
Replies: 132
Views: 42454

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

Mine are called Komodo Dragons, all the names crack me up :lol:
by EmBee
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grade your elastic wear
Replies: 21
Views: 1690

Re: Grade your elastic wear

I am an A :D The only time I take them out is when I'm brushing, as my ortho instructed me to wear them when I eat and sleep - the longest I've went without them are at dentist visits and when I had my TADs put in. I keep them stashed at work, car, school, etc. so I don't ever get sweats.
by EmBee
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally got my braces wahoo!!
Replies: 36
Views: 6197

Re: Finally got my braces wahoo!!

Ugh so I just had TADs put in. They weren't too bad going in, I couldn't feel the left one at all though I felt a little bit of sharp sensation with the right one. But holy moly it's been hideously painful ever since, though it is starting to subside now. They gave me a scrip for Tylenol #3 which I ...
by EmBee
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally got my braces wahoo!!
Replies: 36
Views: 6197

Re: Finally got my braces wahoo!!

Had another adjustment today, and to my great surprise...I started elastics today!! I was completely thrown for a loop, because I was under the impression that we were going to wait until I have my TADs placed. But NOPE, my ortho gave me about 10 packages of Komodo Dragon elastics that I hook from t...
by EmBee
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: small teeth?
Replies: 7
Views: 2398

Re: small teeth?

I have the opposite reaction....after comparing to other's photos I feel like my teeth are GINORMOUS...especially considering I also have a small mouth! :lol:
by EmBee
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally got my braces wahoo!!
Replies: 36
Views: 6197

Re: Finally got my braces wahoo!!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for your wisdom teeth! Honestly, after the first day or so they were the least of my worries LOL, they were all stitched up so there weren't huge holes, and once the stitches fell out you couldn't even tell anything had been done, back there at least. I'm hoping ...
by EmBee
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 32 years old and 1 month braced.
Replies: 62
Views: 6141

Re: 32 years old and 1 month braced.

That's so exciting congratulations!! And hopefully your teeth's condition continues to be on the upside trend :D
by EmBee
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Roses' braces
Replies: 46
Views: 5530

Re: Roses' braces

That's great you are noticing the teeth moving! It's so exciting to look in the mirror and notice all the little changes :D I thought it was a little weird that I would still be noticing changes right before the next adjustment and having pain off and on the whole time, but I guess that's normal! My...
by EmBee
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Soreness from Tads
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Soreness from Tads

Let us know how it goes! I'm supposed to have TAD placement in January, and my ortho told me that local anesthetic would be all that was necessary (to which I replied, yeah right, that and a Xanax maybe :yikes:).

Best of luck!!
by EmBee
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally got my braces wahoo!!
Replies: 36
Views: 6197

Re: Finally got my braces wahoo!!

That's so exciting!! I hope I find myself in the same boat, with treatment lasting less time than anticipated, instead of more :mrgreen: The extractions were absolutely a pain in the derriere, but I look at them now as something in the past, it's all behind me now lol. Even the extraction site where...
by EmBee
Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your before, during, after, now pictures please.
Replies: 37
Views: 4158

Re: Your before, during, after, now pictures please.

Thanks! Hard to believe it's already been 3 months, feels like I just got them put on yesterday (until I look in the mirror LOL) :D
by EmBee
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dreaming about teeth
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Dreaming about teeth

Maybe it was a wacky combination of Halloween candy and post-adjustment braces pain, but talk about a weird dream! Dreamt last night that my braces were pulling on my bottom teeth so hard that all of them popped out of my mouth, still held together with the archwire :shock: :lol: I've had dreams of ...
by EmBee
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 4 Extractions - Advice needed on how to eat?
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: 4 Extractions - Advice needed on how to eat?

After having the next two removed, it should follow the same timeline as the last few you had out. The ones you had extracted already are going to keep healing up through the next round of extractions, so whenever you start feeling ready for solid food the old extractions shouldn't be any problem. W...
by EmBee
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally got my braces wahoo!!
Replies: 36
Views: 6197

Re: Finally got my braces wahoo!!

Had my second real adjustment today! We didn't put any new brackets on, after all, because apparently my orthodontist wants to wait until I have my TADs put in. That's officially a go, now, I made the appointment today for Jan. 20. Can't say I'm terribly excited for it! But getting those placed will...
by EmBee
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your before, during, after, now pictures please.
Replies: 37
Views: 4158

Re: Your before, during, after, now pictures please.

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