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by Lisa65
Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When you first saw your brace what did you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 8788

Anna, KatieBug had a Herbst. She's got a blog in the Braces Stories section. I can't think of anyone else though.
by Lisa65
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: cutting your own wire
Replies: 7
Views: 43000

Nail clippers might do it if it's one of those thin round wires. Or you could try wire cutters (I've done it) but it's hard to get back there without cutting your cheek - and mind you don't swallow the cut-off bit!
by Lisa65
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: jt2lang is still thrilled... heartbeat on page 28 ha!
Replies: 96
Views: 64680

How exciting to hear your little one's heartbeat! :D
by Lisa65
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Payment plan for 17 months in Mystiques!
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

That sounds pretty cheap (I assume you're in the UK as you quoted prices in £s) Have you asked what would happen if treatment took longer than expected though and you needed extra appointments? Or if you needed emergency appointments for breakages. Would you have to pay extra? I only ask because it...
by Lisa65
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: proper etiquette for dining with braces
Replies: 10
Views: 4802

IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE FOOD? YOU LOOK LIKE YOU WANT TO SPIT IT OUT
"The food's fine - it's just the company I find hard to stomach" :lol:
by Lisa65
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: proper etiquette for dining with braces
Replies: 10
Views: 4802

I do the tongue test at various points during the meal and have a glass of water handy for discreet swishing. If I'm at all concerned about "hangers-on" I'll nip to the bathroom afterwards for a quick check. Unfortunately in the UK it's not considered polite to use a toothpick at table. When I visit...
by Lisa65
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: new in the club
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

You'll be fine. Like Meryaten said, have wax to hand in case any brackets or wires are rubbing your cheeks. Drink plenty of water to keep the inside of your mouth moist. Lay in a supply of soft food like pasta, and also some mild pain killers in case your teeth are sore for a few days. Also get into...
by Lisa65
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I will be debonded:
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

What a great Xmas present. I'm so glad your dedicated HG wear paid off.
by Lisa65
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confessions of a Braceface
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

I generally avoid nuts because there's such a massive clean-up operation involved afterwards. I do not bite into very hard food like whole apples or raw carrots. I don't eat very sticky things like toffee. Apart from that I eat everything I did before, including popcorn. If I go to the cinema, popco...
by Lisa65
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The never ending story of Clo's braces
Replies: 137
Views: 101073

That sounds a lot more hopeful Clo . If you could keep your bottom braces and the top front ones on, it would hopefully stop your front teeth going out of line while the top molars were intruded.
Hopefully orthos 3 and 4 will co-operate with each other in acheiving a good bite for you. :D
by Lisa65
Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The never ending story of Clo's braces
Replies: 137
Views: 101073

Clo, I am hoping with every atom of hope I possess that ortho #4 will be able to help you.

I'm so desperate for you to get the help you need to put this mess straight.
by Lisa65
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: December Braces Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 29458

I've had 2 come off in 2 1/2 years. One came off on its own and the other snapped off when my ortho was trying to get the wire in. I don't count that one because it was his fault :lol:
by Lisa65
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho Appliances to help with nail biting?
Replies: 18
Views: 3280

My ambition is to have an overjet small enough to be able to bite my nails one day :lol:
by Lisa65
Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: UK Mark's story - 15th adjustment, 68 weeks
Replies: 150
Views: 31847

Hey Mark, are they off?
by Lisa65
Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: jt2lang is still thrilled... heartbeat on page 28 ha!
Replies: 96
Views: 64680

ooooo an Archwired baby! Can we all be godparents?

Congratulations Jeni :D