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by littlething
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your jail sentence
Replies: 52
Views: 5033

Re: Your jail sentence

30 months for me...just hit the halfway point a few weeks ago!
by littlething
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone has experience with Temporary Anchorage Device ( TAD) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Anyone has experience with Temporary Anchorage Device ( TAD) ?

I just got one put in on my bottom jaw (between tooth 27 and 27) a few weeks ago. In my case, it's to push my second molar into the space of a first molar that I had extracted. I still don't have an attachment on it yet - that is coming when I go to my regular ortho visit on Friday. The whole insert...
by littlething
Wed May 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 30 - FINALLY!
Replies: 41
Views: 13483

Re: Braces at 30 - FINALLY!

Whoa, it's been a long while since my last post! I kept meaning to post an update, but hey, life happens. Still in powerchains on top and bottom - I had them off on the top for a month, and my gap, which had closed up at that point, opened back up real fast. It finally closed up again, as of my appo...
by littlething
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For Newbies: A Translation App For Ortho Visits
Replies: 18
Views: 2011

Re: For Newbies: A Translation App For Ortho Visits

LOL this is hilarious!!!! Ortho: "Panoramic x-rays" Translation: "An opportunity for you to bump your head on a machine - because it's still set up for the previous 4' 10" 12 y.o. - and bite a plastic stick while holding onto two handles as if you're playing an arcade game, but a lot less fun." Had ...
by littlething
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to tell people I've got braces?
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: How to tell people I've got braces?

Honestly? You'll be surprised about how few people care - or even notice!
by littlething
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: A birthday present to myself at 33
Replies: 28
Views: 5881

Re: A birthday present to myself at 33

Wow, your teeth are looking great - awesome progress! You must be thrilled!! :)
by littlething
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TENDER TOOTH
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: TENDER TOOTH

Yup, I have a handful of teeth that tend to be more tender/sensitive than the rest. One of them is a central incisor, and it is a bit tender when they tug on it to take out wires/powerchains. The canine on the tooth get tender as well. I guess it makes sense because the lateral that is in between is...
by littlething
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to Braces! What's Your Routine?
Replies: 17
Views: 2214

Re: New to Braces! What's Your Routine?

First thing in the morning - Just brushing Throughout the day, after eating - Get food bits out with proxy brush, brush. If I'm at home, I Waterpik as well. Night - Waterpik, rubber gum tip, clean under wires and around brackets with proxy brush, floss, brush, mouthwash. White spots are a concern be...
by littlething
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: lipstick with clear braces?
Replies: 17
Views: 8816

Re: lipstick with clear braces?

I used to never wear lipstick, but have started as my teeth have straightened out. And yup, in the beginning, I used to get it all over my brackets! I've been using the finger trick as mentioned above, and it works like a charm. Also, some brands stay put better than others. (Another Revlon Colorsta...
by littlething
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it normal to whistle and lisp while talking with braces?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: Is it normal to whistle and lisp while talking with braces?

Yup, normal - but people say they don't notice! (not sure if they're just being nice, haha)
by littlething
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how many teeth show when you smile?
Replies: 16
Views: 10229

Re: how many teeth show when you smile?

8-10 (8 that are super visible, but you can see the other 2 peeking out at the corners). This is the same as before I had braces.
by littlething
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent
Replies: 19
Views: 1328

Re: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent

I've had this discussion with my boyfriend as well(who also has naturally perfect, straight teeth- grrr). Definitely wish I had done this when I was younger. I don't think the self-esteem and awkwardness thing would have been an issue since almost everyone around me had braces when they were teenage...
by littlething
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 30 - FINALLY!
Replies: 41
Views: 13483

Re: Braces at 30 - FINALLY!

Finally getting around to posting an update. It's been 2 weeks since my last adjustment. Same configuration, nothing that interesting happening. Just another wire tie and they told me they made my powerchains tighter to try to move things along a bit. Ortho commented that my teeth looked great, and ...
by littlething
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you smile since you got braces?
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: How often do you smile since you got braces?

I smile soooooo much more now! My teeth were a giant mess before braces and I was embarrassed about my smile, so it's a significant improvement and I am proud to show it off (even with a gap still)
by littlething
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! Flossing is a disaster!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: Help! Flossing is a disaster!!

It gets easier! Your teeth are constantly moving and things get easier as they move. I constantly got floss stuck everywhere and it kept snagging on the wire/brackets and that hurt...I even popped off a ligature doing that my first week. It's much easier now though (and much FASTER). A good threader...