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by FlowerPower
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New Years Braces Resolution
Replies: 12
Views: 943

Re: New Years Braces Resolution

To get them paid off this year. I am on the way to paying them off earlier than I expected.
by FlowerPower
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Appointments
Replies: 31
Views: 3053

Re: Appointments

My appointments are usually 6-8 weeks out and I have regular ceramic braces. At first I thought that would cause my teeth to shift slowly but in the few months I've had them they have actually shifted quite a bit. :shock:
by FlowerPower
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What does this dip in my wire mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

What does this dip in my wire mean?

I recently had my wires changed and the wire along my top arch has a dip in it. Do you all know what this does/means? This is not my photo, but this is what the wire looks like.

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by FlowerPower
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's your favourite elastic colours?
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

Re: What's your favourite elastic colours?

I've only tried clear, light pink and a periwinkle shade. The periwinkle makes my teeth look yellow but I like the color. The other shades my ortho has are sorta dark and out there so I'm not sure if I will try any other shades lol
by FlowerPower
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before you noticed results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

Re: How long before you noticed results?

1. 2 years
2. Ceramic brackets
3. About 2 weeks in, but after a few months it slowed down. I now have extractions and go back in later this month so hopefully the real changes will start to happen
by FlowerPower
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whats your story?
Replies: 31
Views: 2781

Re: Whats your story?

I had a thumbsucking habit as a child and my parents couldn't afford braces. SO, here I am at 29 with braces fixing an open bite and mild/moderate crowding.
by FlowerPower
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 1st post!
Replies: 48
Views: 6928

Re: 1st post!

You're my braces twin! :lol: I sucked my thumb for a long time too! I have ceramic top and bottoms and am fixing an open bite and moderate crowding. I'm 28. I was told I may need extractions but they hasn't happened yet. I wonder how quickly you'll see changes once those teeth are removed! I've pos...
by FlowerPower
Sun May 14, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long has everyone had their braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 1823

Re: How long has everyone had their braces?

3.5 months. I get extractions in 2 weeks so hopefully things will go faster now that I have more space in my mouth. Projected time in braces is 2 years
by FlowerPower
Thu May 11, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Well, after 3 months, it's time for extractions! I'm nervous!
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Well, after 3 months, it's time for extractions! I'm nervous!

I've had my braces since February and today I went in expecting a wire change, but found out it's time to get my pre-molars extracted. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. Things have been going pretty slowly and I've read that once you get your extractions, you will notice changes pretty quick...
by FlowerPower
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do I have flared teeth after braces?
Replies: 30
Views: 12778

Re: Do I have flared teeth after braces?

Wow, she is such a scam artist! Making you pay extra for work she didn't do. :x Yes, please get a second opinion and tell them everything you told us. Maybe they could offer you a discount once they realized how much you have put into this
by FlowerPower
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost 9 months
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Almost 9 months

WOW! :shock: That's crazy how they fixed your bite with just elastics!!! Your teeth look awesome! How long will you have them on?
by FlowerPower
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First week nausea?
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: First week nausea?

Are you taking any type of pain medication, even OTC? Or any meds at all?
by FlowerPower
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Paresthesia a few months after wisdom tooth surgery
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Paresthesia a few months after wisdom tooth surgery

I had all 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed in December. I was told that some of them were near the nerve so I may have possible numbness, etc. After my surgery when the swelling went down I did notice some tingling on the left side near my jaw, but only when the area was pressed, like when I would ...
by FlowerPower
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does the ortho provide you with a fluoride paste to get rid of the white spots
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Does the ortho provide you with a fluoride paste to get rid of the white spots

No, he didn't. But I found out about something called Elmex Gelee on another forum and I use that 3x a week. You're only supposed to use it 1x but since I have braces and have had cavity issues int he past so I want to be extra safe
by FlowerPower
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 12 days with braces. Only one really sore tooth
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: 12 days with braces. Only one really sore tooth

It's normal and it will go away. Your tooth feels loose because it tecnically is, they're moving into place. This is a feeling you should get used to it and it's a good feeling. That's the magic of braces! Also, those teeth that hurt probably have a lot of pressure on them so they're sore. As the wi...