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by KatieMiller
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1081
Views: 169357

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I had them placed just before my 29th birthday. I will get them off right around my 30th birthday. There is a 51 year old woman in my office (who visits the same Ortho I found out!) who has had braces for a year.
by KatieMiller
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When will it get easier to eat?
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: When will it get easier to eat?

Day 5 was my turning point. That is the last day that I hurt too bad to eat.

You're right on the cusp... I promise it will be better from here on out! P.s. Mashed potatoes were my best friend during "the first 5" :)
by KatieMiller
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32111

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I guess you can say that I am a rebel as well. I only brush twice a day now (oops!) After the first 2(or 3, or 4) cups of coffee in the morning, and before bed. I floss every other day...ish. I don't like to use mouthwash as I get the colored stringy stuff stuck on my wires, which requires brushing ...
by KatieMiller
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32111

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

hmm let's see ... have I sinned? .... definitely! been in braces for a little over 3 months now and so far I'm guilty of the following : I eat candy or chocolate whenever I want. I never drink water that stuff is poison. I live on soda, that's my life blood. I eat whatever I can manage to eat witho...
by KatieMiller
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New here with Adult Braces!
Replies: 20
Views: 1246

Re: New here with Adult Braces!

Hey all! It has been quite a while since I have checked in! I am 6 months in now. Wearing 19 on 25 (? whatever that means) wires. Power chains in 6 weeks at my next adjustment. Still looking at another 6 months or so. I was looking back at pics and I can't believe the change! This was 5 1/2 months a...
by KatieMiller
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 109435

Re:

pigonthego wrote:Eugene, Oregon
$6800.00
Metal
18-20 months

I am also in Eugene. Who did you go to? I am working with Thornton Ortho currently.

Mine will end up costing $4500 (before retainers)
Ceramic upper and lowers
and 12-18 months
by KatieMiller
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 12 Month Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: My 12 Month Journey

Hi Katie, In my experience, pain has never been an indication of progress and throughout my treatment I had very little pain and at best, a little soreness now and again particularly after moving up to a stiffer wire. Some people report a lot of pain during their treatment and everyone is different...
by KatieMiller
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 12 Month Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: My 12 Month Journey

Here are my initial visit photos, compared to Monday's photos. Again please disregard my previous lack of care for my teeth resulting in fillings as a child. I am much more diligent now as an Adult :) I do believe I see change! 6 weeks down, 46 to go! http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f259/katreena0...
by KatieMiller
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 12 Month Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: My 12 Month Journey

Update; 1 day post 1st adjustment! I can honestly say that there isn't any pain or discomfort, just a little more pressure, if that makes sense. Makes me a little nervous though... you know the saying "No Pain, No Gain"???! Hopefully this isn't the case!
by KatieMiller
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 12 Month Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: My 12 Month Journey

Starting out. Don't mind all my fillings. I took horrible care of my teeth as a child :roll: http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f259/katreena05/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/A6D18F4F-E8D2-4831-B996-3C100C410703.jpg http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f259/katreena05/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/DC157AF5-D9BF-40...
by KatieMiller
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 12 Month Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

My 12 Month Journey

Hey there! :-1 I am Katie, and 29 with new braces! I had them as a child when I was 7 for 2 years. Long story short; not wearing my retainer, and my wisdom teeth coming in, made them crooked again :-+ Here is before, May 1st, 2016 http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f259/katreena05/02d92dff-6ce5-4d1f-...
by KatieMiller
Thu May 26, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Week 2 braces progress
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: Week 2 braces progress

I can definitely see movement already! Your bite is considerably less open! It's amazing how quickly these "torture devices" can move things along! Congrats!
by KatieMiller
Thu May 26, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this in my mouth?!
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: What is this in my mouth?!

I was thinking it's an odd location for a coil as well, because I can't see why I would need more space right there either. To me it looks like the tooth just needs some rotation? The flat piece of metal is attached to the coil. I still can't find any info on it. It isn't bothering me at all, I am j...
by KatieMiller
Thu May 26, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this in my mouth?!
Replies: 5
Views: 433

What is this in my mouth?!

I posted this on another thread, but figured I would make a topic as well. I have this extra little flat metal, coil area... does anyone have an idea of what it is? I don't have an ortho appointment (my first adjustment... eek!) for 2 1/2 more weeks. I feel a little dumb, like I should know what it ...
by KatieMiller
Thu May 26, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New here with Adult Braces!
Replies: 20
Views: 1246

Re: New here with Adult Braces!

So I left the clear ligs on the bottom as they were not stained. I do have a question though. What is this extra piece of metal attached to my wire? I keep forgetting to ask the ortho. May be a dumb question, but I can't find it on the trusty Google http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f259/katreena05/...