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by VioletStubbs
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

So I've had my braces for just over 5 weeks now and I can honestly say that I don't really think about them anymore. Except when I'm flossing. Because that is seventh-circle-of-hell torture. You stand there in the bathroom, in the cold, tired, wanting so badly to get into bed, and you have to spend ...
by VioletStubbs
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

For extra pizazz, steal a cashmere one from you mum and pair it was a dead-eyed stare like I did. Yeah, that might work out really well for you. Not so much for me. I've got the dead-eye stare absolutely perfected, but I'm rocking a y-chromosome and if I start wearing my mom's turtlenecks I'm prett...
by VioletStubbs
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

Wohoo I can see! The brackets look pretty cool and I'm loving the wire :D Hope the pain and lip irritation have subsided a bit. It has, thank you :) and yeah, I'm loving the ceramics on top. People have to get right up in my face to really see my braces so it's pretty good. Unfortunately (or fortun...
by VioletStubbs
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

VioletStubbs - I totally agree with seira. Hilarious comments! Maternal sympathy and advice, fashion input from atrixa, and an account photo that completely captures the turtleneck to the nose look that I'd debated adopting earlier this year. It has it all. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Thanks! One of my l...
by VioletStubbs
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

So it's been a bit more than a week since I got the braces on and weirdly, it already seems pretty normal to me. I mean, when I think about it, it's surreal that I've finally got something that I've been pining over for nearly two decades, but the physicality of having braces feels completely normal...
by VioletStubbs
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

Use wax! I am currently battling the" omg I can't stand it anymore" phase with the lip rubbing. It may feel tolerable now, but it gets worse. Trust me and put wax on the teeth you feel rubbing ASAP. You and I have very similar mouth structures. You can look at my profile and see my results after 3 ...
by VioletStubbs
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

Is there no end to the indignity of orthodontics? hahaha :lol: :lol: Congrats about putting the braces on! This is exciting :) I wish I could see the pics :roll: P.S. I'm also a fan of John Oliver :) Only one more post I think! Glad to meet another John Oliver fan. He's just so good at what he does...
by VioletStubbs
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

Maybe you're swallowing more air while "chewing" than usual and that's whats causing the pain? - I know i'm a hot mess when I eat and I struggle and it's ridiculous but I can image we take in a ton more air than usual lol like, inhaling our meals.. Just a thought :shock: Steph, I reckon you're prob...
by VioletStubbs
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

And braces are on! I feel like there's a cheese grater in my mouth and my canines are rubbing up against my top lip and it feels like it's going to be pretty raw in the morning, but I'm pretty happy to finally be starting to straighten my teeth out. Besides my lips feeling a bit irritated, I haven't...
by VioletStubbs
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

Fun fact: I've never thought about the value of chewing before today. I've always been able to chew my food up and I'd never even thought about how I'd cope if I couldn't use my teeth all of a sudden. Today that lack has been fairly thoroughly made up for. Not being able to chew my food makes my sto...
by VioletStubbs
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So it begins...pendulum + braces
Replies: 16
Views: 2219

Re: So it begins...pendulum + braces

Maybe try a waterpik to clean under it? It'd squirt water under where you can't get with the interproximal brushes. I'll be buying on in the next couple of weeks and I'm pretty sure anyone with a waterpik swears by it :)
by VioletStubbs
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

I feel like these spacers are pushing my lower left canine right out of my face. I'm running my tongue obsessively ever where the canine was until the last couple of days, it's moved so far out! Ugh, I can't wait to get my actual braces on so all this discomfort and movement is in the right directio...
by VioletStubbs
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

OH MY GOD THIS SUCKS Spacers were fine yesterday afternoon and evening. My top right molars were popping and clicking after a couple of hours- popping and clicking means they're moving, right? I thought the most painful they'd be was last night when I was having dinner- soup and buttery bread. Chewi...
by VioletStubbs
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

Annnnnnnd my spacers are in, 4 on top, 4 on bottom. Pro: flossing routine will be shorter for the next week. Con: no sticky or chewy food for the next week, reduced flossing time will be recouped tenfold when braces are on. Cost: $160 along with super fancy 3D scanning of my teeth with a big, bulky ...
by VioletStubbs
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much more did you have to pay for clear braces?
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Re: How much more did you have to pay for clear braces?

My first ortho charged $400AUD extra for ceramic. Not sure if the guy I'm going with charges extra but his quote was lower overall.