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by abc321
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it supposed to hurt this much or is it just me? Got my braces on today.
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Is it supposed to hurt this much or is it just me? Got my braces on today.

Hey I remember this well being very new to braces myself and first adjustment earlier this week - both necessitated OTC painkillers. I can only take paracetamol and it helped me, I know other users here recommend anti inflammatories. Also wax if anything is rubbing against your gums. First 24h were ...
by abc321
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces in 3 days!
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Getting braces in 3 days!

HI Lala, seems like things have sped up for you, how are you getting on? I second lots of wax, I am still using it daily on some brackets. Hope things are going well!
by abc321
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newly braced
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Newly braced

Luckily I haven't had any major issue in the chair, but shall see if that is the same after my wisdom teeth extraction tomorrow! I don't think you're ever in the chair for more than 30 minutes, I think the longest appointment is the braces themselves being put on? I'm a newbie so happy to stand corr...
by abc321
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regretting new braces..
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: Regretting new braces..

Hi Sophie Totally normal from my own experience and what I've read on here! I stuck with very soft food the first couple of days eg mac and cheese, soup, yoghurt, banana, berries etc. Now over a month in I can eat most food although I avoid biting with my front teeth as they seem the most sensitive....
by abc321
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newly braced
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Newly braced

Hi Lala My ortho told me not to put my life on hold when we created the treatment plan because we knew things wouldn't happen straight away and whilst the timing isn't amazing now, hopefully most of my ortho appointments and surgery will take place when I'm not actually at work which should make thi...
by abc321
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newly braced
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Newly braced

Thanks Dan! I was supposed to get the braces fitted almost a year ago so it hasn't exactly all gone to plan thus far, am hoping things are bit smoother from now on
by abc321
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newly braced
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Newly braced

I stumbled across this site a few weeks ago, the day I had my braces put on, and I just wanted to say thank you because it's a fantastic resource and comforting to know you are not the only one out there going through this long sometimes uncomfortable journey. Bit of background; I am in my mid-30s w...