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by ProudMama1015
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchains... ouch!
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: Powerchains... ouch!

I got powerchains on the top 6 and bottom 6 front teeth at my last adjustment 3 weeks ago and they hurt! I have another adjustment tomorrow on the 23rd so we will see what they do this time.
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you for pain?
Replies: 22
Views: 1475

Re: What do you for pain?

For pain, I use ibuprofen and then I fill a sock with rice, tie the end with a rubber band and put it in the microwave for 35-40 seconds. The heat helps so much. lol I know it sounds weird, a rice sock, but it works!
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your jail sentence
Replies: 52
Views: 4643

Re: Your jail sentence

24 months is my sentence
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Appointments
Replies: 31
Views: 2797

Re: Appointments

I usually have them every 5 weeks but my most recent appointment was only 2 weeks after the last one and I have another one that is 3 weeks from the one I just had on the 2nd.
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite turbos
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Bite turbos

Bite turbos are also known as bite blocks, correct?
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Elastics

sacktheqb65 wrote:I kind of want elastics, at least short term. I figure if I'm going to have braces I might as well have the whole experience!!! :tingrin:
I feel the exact same way. lol I guess we shall see what happens. lol :lol:
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Maxillary Canines not Growing Yet, Braces on for 2 months
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Maxillary Canines not Growing Yet, Braces on for 2 months

I'm 26 and I still had 2 baby canines in. 1 on the top and one on the bottom, on opposite sides. The one on the bottom is fully in, the baby one just never fell out. The one on the top is still up in my gums. The teeth were pulled in May. I'm hoping they don't have to pull it down with a chain and t...
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse
Replies: 67
Views: 22525

Re: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse

That was pretty cool. I take a monthly picture to see changes. I'm excited for the final outcome.
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting teeth to move faster
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: Getting teeth to move faster

I would wait until you see your orthodontist. They know what is best. You don't want to force your teeth to move faster than they are ready. I was getting aggravated when they didn't change my top wire for 2.5 months but my teeth were moving. Trust me, its best to wait.
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1078
Views: 166741

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I just got my braces in May and I'm 26. Turning 27 in December
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which colored ligatures stain the least?
Replies: 20
Views: 17593

Re: Which colored ligatures stain the least?

The first time, I got lime green and pink, then I went with teal and purple. 3rd time I got green and pink again, this time I got light blue and pink. I have had good luck with all of those colors so far.
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Strange bite? Only one side touches?
Replies: 15
Views: 9472

Re: Strange bite? Only one side touches?

When I close my mouth, I have a slight overbite, but when I put my teeth together, the right side, doesn't touch the lowers at all. from my very front tooth on the right, all the way back. Is this possibly something that will be fixed with rubber bands and adjusting some of the brackets?
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is insurance coverage all or nothing? How much were you covered?
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Is insurance coverage all or nothing? How much were you covered?

My total cost was $3950. Well thats what they estimated to me. My out of pocket expense is $2400. Which kind of stinks but it is what it is.
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting 6 TADS put in next week
Replies: 16
Views: 9450

Re: Getting 6 TADS put in next week

I will be getting my referral on the 23rd of this month to get a TAD put in to move my second molar into the place where my first molar used to be. I'm extremely nervous.
by ProudMama1015
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adjustments every 2 weeks
Replies: 11
Views: 6847

Re: Adjustments every 2 weeks

I got my braces on May 18th, 2017 and my first appointment they put the top braces on, 5 weeks later I went back and got the bottom braces on. 5 weeks later I got an expander spring on my top wire to open the space for my canine to have space to come in. Again 5 weeks later, they changed the wires a...