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by ElizabethMae
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: a month off of braces and my ortho told me to wear them at night?
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: a month off of braces and my ortho told me to wear them at night?

I just got my top braces off this morning and I was told 24 hours a day for 3 days and then 12-14 hours a day for 2 years. I thought that was weird, but I'll take it, because I'm a snacker and I was dying today having to brush my teeth every time I want to eat or drink some life-giving caffeine.
by ElizabethMae
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Cases where the bottom braces are removed first
Replies: 3
Views: 1847

Re: Cases where the bottom braces are removed first

I'm scheduled to have my top braces come off in 2 weeks :jump: :jump: but he said my bottom teeth need a few more months to make sure everything is solid, so they're staying on.
by ElizabethMae
Thu May 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar Bands
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Molar Bands

I had a very narrow arch, so the nubs on the inside of my molar bands hurt more than anything my first few weeks of braces. They put ligatures around them, which made it easier to deal with, but I still had to stick wax on them as well for a few weeks until my mouth adjusted. Now that my arch has wi...
by ElizabethMae
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dental wires are poking into my cheeks - Need advice for orthodontic treatment!
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Dental wires are poking into my cheeks - Need advice for orthodontic treatment!

Having one or more teeth randomly hurt is completely normal! As for the wires, you can put dental wax on them for the short term to stop them from poking you, and then give your ortho a call. You should be able to go in and have them cut the ends of the wire off so they're not hurting anymore. Hang ...
by ElizabethMae
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Spacers

I found that anything you make in a slow cooker works. I lived on slow cooker chicken Tikka masala for a week. Good luck!
by ElizabethMae
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain issues... Help?
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Pain issues... Help?

Have you tried ibprofun? I find that Tylenol does nothing for me but that ibprofun knocks out the pain. Other than that I just hold onto the thought that it's only going to hurt for a few days. I hope you feel better soon!
by ElizabethMae
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long?
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: How long?

I think it can really depend on the office. Getting my top braces on lasted 2.5 hours because the office was busy and my Ortho was working on multiple patients whenever the techs were ready for him. My bottom braces went on in about 1.5 hours.
by ElizabethMae
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your jail sentence
Replies: 52
Views: 4650

Re: Your jail sentence

It's 27 months for me, and I'm just over 3 months in. I keep telling myself that it's way to early to be counting down, but alas, 24 months to go.
by ElizabethMae
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Day 2 of 32 with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Re: Day 2 of 32 with braces

I'm moving forward! I had my second adjustment yesterday and I got the good news that it's time to put my bottom braces on. That's exactly what I wanted to hear and it turns out that it's going to happen on my "best case" timeline, so I'll get my braces on next Monday and hopefully be used to them e...
by ElizabethMae
Tue May 23, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New to braces at 23
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: New to braces at 23

The first week I kept jumping at my reflection, but that passed pretty quickly. You get used to your new look and it doesn't seem so strange after a few weeks. Welcome to the club! ;)
by ElizabethMae
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Day 2 of 32 with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Re: Day 2 of 32 with braces

The first week was the worst. I can eat most things now (still no biting into things though) and the only spots that continually bother me are the sharp points on the inside of my molar bands. I have swallowed so much dental wax from those, but it gets me through. It's exciting to see movement and y...
by ElizabethMae
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your pain...
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Your pain...

My orthodontist didn't say when I'm getting the lowers. He said they always start with he top braces to let people get used to them. I hope I get them soon, actually, just because that's where the more obvious crooked teeth are (my biggest problem is crowding and really narrow arches that aren't not...
by ElizabethMae
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your pain...
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Your pain...

I'm sorry you're in so much pain. That sucks. I got my braces on last Monday and I'd say it was bad for around 3 days. Ok, maybe 4 (I'm remembering Thursday now. There was a meltdown that necessitated buying brownies.) I only have braces on the top teeth so far, but I'd say the pain for me so far te...
by ElizabethMae
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Things learned by me in 9 months of braces
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: Things learned by me in 9 months of braces

I've had my braces for a week and my roommate (who didn't know yet that I had braces) bought home a bag of my favorite potato chips for me. I was like, hey, I can figure out how to eat these without using my front teeth to bite. :)
by ElizabethMae
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Day 2 of 32 with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Re: Day 2 of 32 with braces

:) I'll admit I have this fantasy of the timeline being an exaggeration to prepare me for the worst, but as everyone on this board has said would happen, nobody at work cares or mentions them, so it's not the public ordeal I worried about.