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by librarianlk
Thu May 07, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worse before better?
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Worse before better?

Mine look better in some ways and worse in others. My teeth are all individually much straighter and most of the gaps have closed. However, I have an underbite on one side, and because of that my open bite can't be closed yet. And the open bite is HUGE! Much worse than before. I can't bite down on a...
by librarianlk
Thu May 07, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Broken bracket mess up wire change?
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Re: Broken bracket mess up wire change?

I broke a bracket sometime in the last month but didn't realize it until I went in to get my wires changed. I guess the wire was so heavy it kept the bracket from appearing to be broken and it was just hanging there without my knowledge. Unfortunately, this meant that I had to go back to a lighter w...
by librarianlk
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Teeth are moving about one month into treatment
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Teeth are moving about one month into treatment

I got my braces just over three weeks ago. I've been noticing that a few teeth are loosening up. I can see that one of my top front teeth is moving outward, to match up with the other tooth. It kind of surprised me, because in my mind, I thought the other tooth needed to move back. So that was inter...
by librarianlk
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie on board!
Replies: 22
Views: 1322

Re: Newbie on board!

I'm new too. I had mine put on four days ago. How have the last couple of weeks been?
by librarianlk
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces on today!
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Braces on today!

So it's been four days. I've been back at work for two days, and so far no one has mentioned the braces. But I've kind of been low key about them. The first day, I felt self-conscious, and I felt like I didn't know what to do with my mouth. Do I smile big? If I do, my upper lip flips up over the bra...
by librarianlk
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces on today!
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Braces on today!

Impatient and hesitant pretty well sums up how I was feeling. It will get here before you know it. I like the silver, but I think light blue would look nice too. I go back in eight weeks for my first adjustment. I'm experiencing discomfort, but no pain. There are sore spots inside my mouth, but wax ...
by librarianlk
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Em-"brace"-ing metal braces!
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Em-"brace"-ing metal braces!

[quote="Ellabelle"]Yay for you! I loooove my metal braces!! Oh, colors, I love colors too. I'm partial to purples, pinks, blues/teals, and greens. Have fun with it!!! Like anything life, it is what you make it, and I'm glad you share my positive attitude (and fondness for colors). :) Good luck on th...
by librarianlk
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces on today!
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Braces on today!

I had previously scheduled to get my braces on Jan 13, but changed it to today the 20th. I have tomorrow off, so I thought that would make the transition to going to work with my new metal mouth a little easier. Getting the brackets on was so easy. They had taken molds of my teeth, and the orthodont...
by librarianlk
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Em-"brace"-ing metal braces!
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Em-"brace"-ing metal braces!

Pardon the pun! I'm 53, first time getting braces. I had my consultation today. I confirmed some things I already knew, and learned some new things too. Without this website I wouldn't have known what questions to ask. The condyles of my jaw have some bone loss, which is thrusting my lower jaw forwa...
by librarianlk
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why ceramic on top and metal on bottom?
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Why ceramic on top and metal on bottom?

Hi, I've got my consultation with the orthodontist in a couple of days. It seems like most people who get ceramics end up with metal on the bottom. What is the most common reason for that? Is it because the bottom teeth are less noticeable, so metal won't make much of an appearance issue if they're ...
by librarianlk
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First Orthodontic visit coming up...nervous!
Replies: 5
Views: 799

First Orthodontic visit coming up...nervous!

Hi, I'm 53 years old, and while I never had perfectly straight teeth, it's been in the last 15 years that my teeth have really gotten crooked. I have big gaps in some places and crowding on others. I have my consultation on January 8. I'm really nervous, since I've been doing a lot of research onlin...