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by Dovechild20
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP! REALLY bad tooth sensitivity!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 7696

Whoa, thanks for that! I did use the Orajel Desensitizer, but it didnt work because I was unable to apply it to my teeth next to the gums because of my brackets. Ambasol might work for the time being. I will be sure to make a dentist appointment as soon as my insurance kicks in after January 1, 2009...
by Dovechild20
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP! REALLY bad tooth sensitivity!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 7696

Thanks you guys, hubby and I are going to grab your suggestions to try tonight!

*prays this works*
by Dovechild20
Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP! REALLY bad tooth sensitivity!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 7696

HELP! REALLY bad tooth sensitivity!!!

OMG, ok, so this is the FIRST time in my whole 30 months of treatment that my teeth have been THIS sensitive (i get debanded in less than a month, how's THAT for late sensitivity). And all my online researching and searching this board comes up with stuff like "brush your teeth with sensitive toothp...
by Dovechild20
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: W00T! I have my debanding date set!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 553

W00T! I have my debanding date set!!!

I know ive been mostly MIA on these boards, but two years and some months have FLOWN by and now i have a debanding date!! My appointment was on Wednesday, Nov. 19 and my ortho did the molding for my lower teeth and we talked about getting me a permanent retainer (which I have been searching any and ...
by Dovechild20
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Very worried, mold wasn't taken
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Yea, i didnt get molds taken, just x-rays and pics. You'll be fine.
by Dovechild20
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When you first saw your brace what did you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 8979

I thought that I looked nice actually. They werent as bulky as I was expected, but they sure were tight fitting, lol. I spend the entire day making hubby laugh with my "me as a teenaged girl" impressions. :wink:
by Dovechild20
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I love elastics
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

I cant say that i LOVE my elastics, but i love how they've improved my smile :D
by Dovechild20
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Perfect Wisdom Teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 935

I have perfectly straight wisdom teeth (i even have 2 EXTRA wisdom teeth..yea im an alien lol) and ive had my braces for over 2 years now and they havent moved or misaligned or anything of the sort.
by Dovechild20
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long does it take for your braces to feel "normal&q
Replies: 12
Views: 16347

It will probably be sensitive for the first week or so, especially since you are new to them. The best advice I got was to keep chewing, the more you chew even while your teeth are sensitive, the faster you will "toughen up". Your cheeks will also "toughen up" and get use to the wire also. But be vi...
by Dovechild20
Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does dwindling balance equal nearing end of treatment?
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Thanks for the insight, everyone! Im staying optimistic that my braces will be off by then, but I know now not to expect it. :D
by Dovechild20
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does dwindling balance equal nearing end of treatment?
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Does dwindling balance equal nearing end of treatment?

Ok, so I calculated that i will have paid off my braces in Feb. 2009 and it KINDA coincides with my possible end of treatment, but is that really so? Is it possible that even though I pay off my balance that they may not be done with my treatment? And if so, how does that even work, do they just con...
by Dovechild20
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: some orthos' say 'jaw op' others disagree - who to choose?
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

I agree with the above posters, but for me i dont want PERFECT, i just want to look nice for me, so i said no to the suggestions that i get my jaw broke and reset and to extract up to 4 teeth in the front. I am nearing the end of my treatment and i love the results. Do I look like i could be a Crest...
by Dovechild20
Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Transferring Orthodontists Between States?
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

I moved and changed orthos after a 1 year braced (ive been braced 2 years this Sept). It wasn't too hard, tho i was thorough in doing my research on what orthos would be in my new area and pricing them out. I finally found my new ortho in my area, he was a lil pricier than what I was paying, but he ...
by Dovechild20
Sat May 31, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 'Worst' food you've been offered
Replies: 30
Views: 4278

Yea, im pretty sure i could eat the foods ive been avoiding since ive gotten braces, i just dont want to deal with the potential mess and possible broken brackets afterwards. People have offered me gum and caramel-type candy, but i usually get myself worked up the most when i see, smell, or hear som...
by Dovechild20
Fri May 16, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Skin irritation around mouth after adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 1940

AH!! Thank you! *runs for the Vaseline jar* sounds like angular chelitis but i could be way wrong i got irritation on my top lip when my bottom braces were put on, nothing had happened the week before when the top set were installed my lip got bumps and were swollen an extremely dry and developed an...