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by LillyS
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Terrified about the look of braces.
Replies: 25
Views: 3844

Re: Terrified about the look of braces.

Hi there, I'm 22 and have had metal braces since January. I was a little self conscious at first but I got over it as I know they're not forever so I own them! They don't look bad, treat them as a fashion accessory. I even saw a model in a fashion magazine with some the other day whoop whoop. As for...
by LillyS
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adults With metal braces - are you happy with your choice?
Replies: 53
Views: 7049

Re: Adults With metal braces - are you happy with your choice?

I had to have metal due to having surgery, I was a bit apprehensive beforehand but I'm pretty happy with them. They aren't massive and in your face and no ones said anything mean about them or in fact anything much at all. My thoughts are they're there for a purpose and its not forever :D
by LillyS
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction gaps
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Extraction gaps

Thank you! Mine have seemed to have closed quite a bit in a short space of time. I had my second adjustment today and he said we've just to wait for the lowers to straighten out before we can properly start closing the gaps WOOHOO!
by LillyS
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction gaps
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Extraction gaps

Just curious to how long it took for everyone's extraction gaps to close? I had two lower extractions, one side is halfway closed whereas the other side is a quarter closed. I have been braced since the end of January :)
by LillyS
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32066

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I ate a Toffee crisp and peanuts... :oops:
by LillyS
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The beginning is near...
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: The beginning is near...

Oh and I've had two new wires put on and a power chain to close the gap that's developed between my central incisors :)
by LillyS
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The beginning is near...
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: The beginning is near...

It's been a while since I've posted and ive had my first adjustment at 8 weeks and it appears a lot of improvements have been made. I am currently 10 weeks and have another adjustment in 3 weeks. Really really pleased with the progress I've made. I can't wait for my teeth to be straight and get this...
by LillyS
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Couple of Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Couple of Questions

Hi, I'm also 21 and have recently got braces on the NHS. Your teeth do tend to ache a bit at various points during the process but things change all the time. They will probably feel a bit better after a few days, I recommend pain meds. As for breakages, keep away from very chewy and hard foods as t...
by LillyS
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Oral sex and lingual braces question!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4543

Re: Oral sex and lingual braces question!!

This is something that has crossed my mind before too. I have traditional metal braces but no molar bands. I am in a LDR so not had the errr opportunity to try yet... :oops:
by LillyS
Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worst foods to eat with braces
Replies: 33
Views: 7720

Re: Worst foods to eat with braces

My new worst food with braces is spaghetti talk about choke!
by LillyS
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wire came out of buccal tube. Problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Wire came out of buccal tube. Problem?

I would imagine it contributes to movement yes but how much I couldnt say... If in doubt call the ortho :D
by LillyS
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wire came out of buccal tube. Problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Wire came out of buccal tube. Problem?

I've done this a couple of times but I have managed to maneuver back in with a pair of tweezers in front of a mirror. There are some tutorials on YouTube which I found helpful. But if you're in doubt phone your ortho and ask them for advice :)
by LillyS
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: starting braces @ 33 yrs old - overbite, crowding, etc..!
Replies: 64
Views: 9206

Re: starting braces @ 33 yrs old - overbite, crowding, etc..

Wow. That's all I can say wow! That is awesome progress for 4 months I hope mine could be anything like that omgggg :x :P :D
by LillyS
Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The beginning is near...
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: The beginning is near...

So it's been 4 weeks yesterday. And I can say there is a bit of visible movement and I now don't notice them in my mouth at all. However I have managed to poke a back wire out a couple of times and have recently lost a back bracket so will be going to get that fixed this week. Other than that all is...
by LillyS
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worst foods to eat with braces
Replies: 33
Views: 7720

Re: Worst foods to eat with braces

I'm about three weeks in also and I've found those foods to be the easiest to eat. Albeit the getting lodged between brackets and wires. For that I have found it easy just to put food to the back ofmy mouth and chew (I also have build ups) I then rinse water round my mouth and kinda suck my braces c...