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by Bracedforthewedding
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Engaged and in braces
Replies: 30
Views: 5837

Re: Engaged and in braces

WOW it has been quite some time since I posted about my journey so I suppose it is time for an update!! February was my year anniversary in braces! I can no believe how much has changed!! Here is my first picture ever in braces http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/ashleydcates/7ace1b10-3518-455d...
by Bracedforthewedding
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Engaged and in braces
Replies: 30
Views: 5837

Re: Engaged and in braces

Its been a while since I have posted an update! Today I had propel treatment. Basically they make holes in the jaw to break down bone density to encourage rapid movement. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and I am excited to see the progress!! Today ALSO marks 1 year in braces! So crazy to thin...
by Bracedforthewedding
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone with Knowledge or Experience with Propel Therapy?
Replies: 11
Views: 7109

Re: Anyone with Knowledge or Experience with Propel Therapy?

Had the propel procedure done today. It really was not as bad as I thought it would be... I got 3 very small holes all under local anesthetic on my upper right jaw. We will see how I feel tomorrow but I am very optimistic! :D
by Bracedforthewedding
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

I'm reading all these horror stories of spacers and I need to ask, does everyone who gets braces need spacers? I just had my first ortho exam this morning so I'm just beginning. I got spacers because all of my bottom molars have crowns which had to have molar bands placed on them, I also have my al...
by Bracedforthewedding
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

I've had 6 spacers on my top teeth for almost a week. Eating still hurts and my teeth feel so sensitive :( even my bottom teeth feel sensitive and I only have spacers on top. Could it be because I'm chewing differently to avoid the pain? My entire mouth ached when I had those dang spacers in. I wil...
by Bracedforthewedding
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

I am reading this and not looking forward to it. I get spacers in my teeth today. I am not sure how many though and these will be in for 11 days until I get braced. They will do my records first and then the spacers. I guess I will have to stop at the grocery store to buy yogurt. Spacers were the p...
by Bracedforthewedding
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Got the spacers off!! BUT in return, I got molar bands on both my number 6 molars, broke my temporary crown on my left #7 molar and officially had my first mental break down about my braces. Oh, AND I have bite blocks on my upper canine's. I am officially regretting braces today :-+
by Bracedforthewedding
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

I was unfortunate enough to have 6 spacers in my top teeth and 5 in my bottom teeth, all molars, for about a MONTH. Chewing was a nightmare! And then a piece of chicken managed to move one spacer in my top to halfway out. That was even more painful...until I pulled it out and put it back in with fl...
by Bracedforthewedding
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

OH MY GOODNESS... I had the biggest surprise last night while eating dinner. Biting down on food was SO PAINFUL. My mouth feels fine when I'm not biting down on anything, but that's just deception! Hah! I was able to power through my food and got the normal amount of calories I get daily. (I train ...
by Bracedforthewedding
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

I'm getting spacers put on tomorrow! Thankfully it is only until the 11th when I get my braces installed. How are your energy levels with them on? Are your energy levels much lower in that it is harder to eat? Eating has been awful... I have resorted to soup, mashed potatoes, or steamed veggies... ...
by Bracedforthewedding
Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

ruchel wrote:I got mine in today....Ouch
I feel your pain, Mine will be out on the 9th (I hope it goes fast for both of us!)

Its crazy to think that these tiny rubber bands can cause so much discomfort! :(

I hope it will go by fast for you and I both!!!! :)
by Bracedforthewedding
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Thanks everyone for the advice. I couldn't get comfortable last night so I eventually used orajel on my entire bottom jaw LOL. I just pray that my molars move with in the 9 days that I have to have these suckers on. I can honestly say that this is the first time I have regretted getting braces :|
by Bracedforthewedding
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

I got 6 spacers on my bottom teeth this morning at 8am, by noon, I'm ready to rip them the F out. Any advice on how to survive these until the 10th?? :ThumbsDown:
by Bracedforthewedding
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Engaged and in braces
Replies: 30
Views: 5837

Re: Engaged and in braces

Well, I got spacers today. I got them on at 8am, by noon, I'm ready to rip them the F out. Any advice would be helpful to get me through this until the 10th. :ThumbsDown:
by Bracedforthewedding
Tue May 27, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Plackers Orthopick Flossers
Replies: 17
Views: 6531

Re: Plackers Orthopick Flossers

I actually like my Plackers!! It was taking me a good 45 minutes to completely floss with the threader floss and it would always fray on my brackets and get stuck but it takes me like 5 minutes with the plackers. I find that if you tilt the thicker side of the orthopick back towards your pallet, you...