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by jtsang
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No pain since braces
Replies: 45
Views: 3212

Re: No pain since braces

Shiry wrote:Wow, I hope my journey is like yours,lol
Yours will be as painless as mine! Good luck.
by jtsang
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No pain since braces
Replies: 45
Views: 3212

Re: No pain since braces

This thread is encouraging. I will get braces in the near future and keep reading about how painful the first month can be. Good to know that some people sail through the early days with minimal discomfort. Good luck! I hope your journey in brackets, wires and chains is as painless as mine!! Good l...
by jtsang
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Wear, Is Unequal Change Common?
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Elastics Wear, Is Unequal Change Common?

I am worried as well because I notice some uneven changes since having elastic for two weeks. Please share with me what your ortho says?
by jtsang
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before needing to change elastics?
Replies: 24
Views: 1539

Re: How long before needing to change elastics?

Thats not too bad....your own only stretches between two teeth...Mine has to go from from the back so its more tension...Ic cant really explain it well But u can see a pic of my configuration through this link: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=46327 Check it out then you'll unde...
by jtsang
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I keep elastic on while eatting??
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Should I keep elastic on while eatting??

I have been eating with it on.. lost one this after noon during lunch.. didn't realized it until lunch was almost over... it's gross to know that you swallowed an elastic that has been in your mouth all morning...
by jtsang
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just Swallowed an elastic..
Replies: 18
Views: 12429

Re: Just Swallowed an elastic..

I've swallowed 2 now, perhaps it's extra B vitamin. I would think that keeping them on would speed things up. One, because having them on for the duration of each meal means more time for the elastics to work. Two, I think the distance an open mouth creates puts more pull on the elastics and teeth....
by jtsang
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I keep elastic on while eatting??
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Should I keep elastic on while eatting??

I read that I speeds up teeth shifting? Anyone know?
by jtsang
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just Swallowed an elastic..
Replies: 18
Views: 12429

Re: Just Swallowed an elastic..

sirwired wrote:I think I've swallowed about 20 of the things at some point by not wanting to take them out just to have a snack...
I read somewhere that keeping the elastic on while you eat speeds up the teeth shifting... That's why I've been keeping them on.. Should I not? Maybe I should start a new post!!! :D
by jtsang
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just Swallowed an elastic..
Replies: 18
Views: 12429

Re: Just Swallowed an elastic..

SunshineRay wrote:I've swallowed a TAD, which is a screw. :shock: It didnt hurt me so you should be fine.
Thanks sunshine! Makes me feel better already!! :D
by jtsang
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just Swallowed an elastic..
Replies: 18
Views: 12429

Just Swallowed an elastic..

I know I am not going to die.. But it's gross...
by jtsang
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before needing to change elastics?
Replies: 24
Views: 1539

Re: How long before needing to change elastics?

I cant yawn with mine....lolz....they will def. snap... I sneeze once with them and it snapped... So if i need to yawn of sneeze i try to keep my jaw tight and not open to wide.. I dont think its the size more the configuration... Mine stretch from the hook in between my incisor and canine right si...
by jtsang
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before needing to change elastics?
Replies: 24
Views: 1539

Re: How long before needing to change elastics?

nikkibabie19 wrote:about three times a day......

I take mine out to eat tho...If i dont they snap when i try to open to take a bite...even a small one...
Wow.. They must be small elastics.. I can yawn with mine and they stay put..
by jtsang
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did you start wearing elasticits?
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

I started elastics last week and had an adjustment as well. The only "pain" was like any other adjustments, just some pressure for the first two days and it's back to normal.
by jtsang
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before needing to change elastics?
Replies: 24
Views: 1539

Re: How long before needing to change elastics?

The ortho assistant told me to change them once a day, but I think it is much better to change them more often, so I asked for a few extra bags of elastics which was no problem. I change them about 4 times a day. Awesome! I got myself another bag today. Had some poky wires. Also got a hook and fork...
by jtsang
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tools to put on your elastics
Replies: 5
Views: 4201

Re: Tools to put on your elastics

My Oral Surgeon gave me a thing with a hook on one end and a "fork" on the other; the "fork" end came in really handy for finishing my "box" configuration. When my ortho switched me to Class II triangles, I didn't need a tool at all. I went in today to have a wire cut and asked about this hook and ...