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by Amanda88
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why do Elastics have animals/animal names on the bags?
Replies: 65
Views: 23531

Re: Why do Elastics have animals/animal names on the bags?

I'm currently wearing "Mountain Gorillas"....when the ortho introduced the elastics to me he said, "Don't worry, they're not made of Gorillas"....hardy har har! We'll see what next adjustment brings!
by Amanda88
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did your braces stop feeling "bulky"?
Replies: 19
Views: 3996

Re: When did your braces stop feeling "bulky"?

Autumn9285....I had the same problem with the whistling for "f" sounds! Glad it eventually went away!!
by Amanda88
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 30 year old - starting braces journey for the 1st time
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: 30 year old - starting braces journey for the 1st time

Congrats on starting your journey! I've got ceramic braces as well with pearl coloured ligatures. I find they don't stain as easily as I thought they would....and often if they look stained, a good brush will fix them up! I've heard mustard stains ligatures pretty bad, and curry.....but those are no...
by Amanda88
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gaps and wisdom teeth
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: Gaps and wisdom teeth

Wow looks great! I have similar gaps all over, although not between my two front teeth...hope I get a great result like yours! Very encouraging...congrats!
by Amanda88
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Phase 2 at 30, never too late.
Replies: 14
Views: 3597

Re: Phase 2 at 30, never too late.

Congrats on starting your journey! This is a great place to chat and vent about all things ortho. I know my friends and family are sick of hearing about braces too, so it's nice to have an alternative outlet! Good luck, can't wait to hear about progress!
by Amanda88
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Too much spit (appliance woes)
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Too much spit (appliance woes)

Haha this post made me laugh! First, because I am a speech therapy assistant so I can just imagine how you must be feeling and sounding. Second, because I am battling speech and saliva issues as well. Feeling like my saliva production has increased tenfold since getting braces, and also my drooling ...
by Amanda88
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 57 and braces again
Replies: 59
Views: 7200

Re: 57 and braces again

Wow, your teeth are looking great! I'm only 1 month in...have seen some minor changes but can't wait to see more!! Thanks for sharing!
by Amanda88
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 57 and braces again
Replies: 59
Views: 7200

Re: 57 and braces again

Would love to see your updates! Yes, had a few family photos taken over the Easter weekend and I was pleased that my braces were not even visible! How are you finding the clear ligatures for staining? Mine seemed to look okay on my teeth, but when I got them changed, the old ones were a terrible yel...
by Amanda88
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 57 and braces again
Replies: 59
Views: 7200

Re: 57 and braces again

I also have Radiance braces and love them!! Well, as much as you can love braces. From a distance, they are not even visible..just wanted to make my plug for Radiance braces because I was super nervous about how they would look, and once they were on, I was relieved! I wondered why I had waited so l...
by Amanda88
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I can't decide which brace!
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: I can't decide which brace!

Thank you so much for the responses. I have a little face too and they don't make my lips stick out, I was worried about that too as I have to wear kids glasses I have a little head lol but they put braces on 10year olds so they can't be too huge. I did consider ceramic braces but weighing it up an...
by Amanda88
Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did you get a wire change on your first adjustment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9204

Re: Did you get a wire change on your first adjustment?

Just had my first adjustment yesterday... My top wire stayed the same, but got a new rectangular wire on the bottom!
by Amanda88
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1st adjustment in 4 days! What to expect!
Replies: 19
Views: 1709

Re: 1st adjustment in 4 days! What to expect!

I just had my first adjustment today! Top wire stayed the same, just replaced the ligatures. Bottom wire was replaced with a rectangular wire and ligatures changed as well. I had a power chain on the bottom to close a large gap.....the ortho took it off this time, although the gap is not even near c...
by Amanda88
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: What was your first meal/food after braces?
Replies: 125
Views: 27093

Re: What was your first meal/food after braces?

My thoughtful wife made me home made cream of mushroom soup, it was the perfect thing. I ate a lot of mac and cheese for a few days. I think food getting caught in the brackets bothers me more than the tendeness of my teeth. Two weeks in and I still rush through the meal so I can use my water pik a...
by Amanda88
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Engaged and in braces
Replies: 30
Views: 5805

Re: Engaged and in braces

Also Jaime, just read your braces story on your blog...incredible journey so far!! I'm sure there are others on this forum with similar stories...you guys are such troopers! Makes my braces story seem so boring...I better quit whining as it seems I've had it so easy. You guys are an inspiration!
by Amanda88
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Engaged and in braces
Replies: 30
Views: 5805

Re: Engaged and in braces

Wow jaime! Your wedding is so soon! congrats and may your day be amazing!!