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by autumnl
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite off after each adjustment?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Bite off after each adjustment?

Thanks! It does pass and I things click back into place. Just thought it was weird that it only happens right after an adjustment.
by autumnl
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite off after each adjustment?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Bite off after each adjustment?

Hi all! Has anyone experienced this...I've had 4 adjustments so far and for a day or two after every one my bite seems off. Instead of my back teeth coming together normally, they hit the edges of the molar bands- on both sides. Makes it impossible to eat anything but mashed potatoes and the like.
by autumnl
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't drink without swishing
Replies: 15
Views: 2216

Re: Can't drink without swishing

Glad to see I'm not alone! I swish all the time- so much that I think it's an involuntary thing now. I do drink the occassional soda and I end up swishing with sugar :(
by autumnl
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newly braced and have a couple of questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Newly braced and have a couple of questions.

A waterpik is, in my opinion, the single best gift you can give your newly braced self :D So amazing at getting the bits out of all the new nooks and crannies. It used to take me about 20 minutes to clean my teeth- got it down to no more than 5-7 tops. It gets easier with practice. I use the floss t...
by autumnl
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First post braces meal
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: First post braces meal

A giant sandwich on thick, crusty bread. I miss crusty bread :cry:
by autumnl
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Second adjustment

These tighter elastics are REALLY moving things along. I can actually see my teeth moving into the extraction gaps. Excited and a bit weirded out when I look at them lol. I only work seasonally in the summer- which ends in October- so luckily I won't be smiling at guests with huge gaps between in my...
by autumnl
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal braces without the colors?
Replies: 13
Views: 4442

Re: Metal braces without the colors?

jaime wrote:
I look young for my age too but I've always gotten colours. I'm going to enjoy being ID'ed for everything while it lasts! :)
I totally got carded at the liquor store last week! Score :wink:
by autumnl
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse
Replies: 67
Views: 28058

Re: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse

That is pretty awesome!!
by autumnl
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Second adjustment

Today's appointment was relatively short and sweet. Got a new wire on the bottom (.016 stainless no circles- whatever that means) and new "blue" type elastics. Same horizontal configuration. Kept the same wire on top. Lilac colored ligs. He said once the gaps close up a bit more, powerchains will cl...
by autumnl
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spacer pain relief
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Spacer pain relief

Ice water helps alot. Swish it all around. It doesn't really help to be able to eat anything, but it makes the achiness a bit more tolerable.
by autumnl
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating is a pain in the behind!
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

In my mouth I have lots of gaps opening up. My bottom canines that used to lie sideways across the front of the next ones over- are almost vertical! In my profile- not too much yet.
by autumnl
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating is a pain in the behind!
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

Right now just horizontal from canine-back. Both top and bottom to close gaps. Wearing "yellows". I go on Monday for an adjustment, so we'll see what happens :-*
by autumnl
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating is a pain in the behind!
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

Welcome welcome! It does get easier as you get used to your braces, then you get elastics and you kinda start the process all over again :shock: That being said- I definitely do not eat the same as I did before braces. I don't snack near as much since I don't want the hassel of cleaning my teeth eve...
by autumnl
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Things to do/eat before getting your braces?
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: Things to do/eat before getting your braces?

Doritos- all the cheesy Doritos! The orange stuff sticks to everything- all nooks and crannies- and it doesn't come off until you brush. No amount of swishing works :(
by autumnl
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone-
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Does anyone-

I'll be getting top/bottom ones later on in treatment. I just think to myself if anyone ever saw me trying to get these out, they would think "that lady has a serious problem" lol. I need to pick up a dental kit. I could be a dental supply salesman with all the stuff I have: toothbrush/mini toothpas...