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by JoviFan
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gum shaving?
Replies: 23
Views: 36435

WOW Stacey - the results look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! Since I have ALOT of bone that needs shaving/recontouring I'm going to an oral surgeon - then I may have to go to a perio for the actual 'gum reshaping' if I decide to.. The oral surgeon said that since alot of bone ...
by JoviFan
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gum shaving?
Replies: 23
Views: 36435

im curious : For the ppl who went for gum countouring , do you have gummy smile before braces or only after braces? Im wrorry as I have gummier smile than before i have braces hmm, I've always had a gummy smile, b4 and after braces, but my problem is I have some bone overgrowth also, now that DID g...
by JoviFan
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gum shaving?
Replies: 23
Views: 36435

Hi all - wow - it's been a long while since i posted on these boards - but I just got my lower braces off June 2 and got my lowers off yesterday, July 13 --- WA HOO!!! I, too, am considering the gum surgery - although mine is pretty involved since I have 'extra bone growth' esp in my upper outer gum...
by JoviFan
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chains - latex???????
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

Well, so far so good with the new 'non-latex' rubberbands! I'm soo glad I called the ortho office last Fri and was able to try these! Fingers crossed things continue to get better :) :) :)
Can't wait to start seeing these ext gaps start closing!!!! :)
by JoviFan
Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chains - latex???????
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

Basically, I thought I was coming down with a bad flu except the runny nose and coughing. Sore throat, migraine, swollen glands, dry mouth, heat flashes, fever, loss of appetite, gums were peeling, and itchy bumps like dermatitis running along my lower lip inside and out. But then I remembered read...
by JoviFan
Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chains - latex???????
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

Oooooh.......latex allergy. Any of my allergic reactions usually itch instead of burn. My cheek is getting awfully raw and I'm going to stop by my ortho's office tomorrow to see if they have any non-latex elastics. Usually the raw doesn't bother me but it is getting pretty raw and actually getting ...
by JoviFan
Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chains - latex???????
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

Power chains - latex???????

I just started elastics Monday - and, well, my mouth has been feeling a little 'different'.... a little bit of a 'burning' sensation on the inside of my upper lip mostly.... was wondering if this could be a prob with the latex.... so I stopped in the office today and got 'non-latex' elastics- so I'...
by JoviFan
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 9 months in - started Elastics & Extraction Gap closure
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

ok = trying to drink more H2o, but these rubber bands are irritating my cheeks!!!! and I have 2 small 'ulcer like' sores on my inner lower lip, one on each side, pretty much where my bracket hooks are :( :( I've been busy at work the last 2 days - and I do alot of phones and talking to clients ----...
by JoviFan
Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Things you don't want to hear....
Replies: 21
Views: 3016

Re: Things you don't want to hear....

Cleobabe wrote:
Delag wrote:
*You know, I think this would have looked better if we hadn't extracted those teeth.
OH NO! that is what I'm scared of. :(

Pretty funny though :D
YEA ME TOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock:
by JoviFan
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 9 months in - started Elastics & Extraction Gap closure
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

ok - will work on the water thing!!! the 'pit stops' as Meryaten put it are a pain! LOL boy, what a night - I hardly slept - my mouth is sore !!!!!!! An upper tooth was/is hitting a lower bracket :( :( and nothing is touching on the left side :shock: I know, in time that too will change, atleast I ...
by JoviFan
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 9 months in - started Elastics & Extraction Gap closure
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Thanks Meryaten & Karen! You guys make it seem sooo easy!!! I'll try and work on the water intake, I've never been a big drinker throughout the day - I'm lucky if I get 24 oz in . :shock: question, how often did/do you change your elastics each day - the assistant said atleast once....but is that e...
by JoviFan
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 9 months in - started Elastics & Extraction Gap closure
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Well, I'm expecting the worst the next few days! and hoping for better! LOL After I had my lowers on about a month ago, by day 4 I was in tears just trying to eat rice krispie cereal ! ! and already the rubber bands are aggrevating my cheek :( So, I'll be starting back on the salt water rinses agai...
by JoviFan
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 9 months in - started Elastics & Extraction Gap closure
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

9 months in - started Elastics & Extraction Gap closure

Well, I've officially joined the Elastic club now - 'Green Monsters' it says on the bag! LOL Have to wear all the time except when I eat/brush. They go from my upper canines to my lower 2nd molars.....(holding off on my 1st molars for now....cuz I just got my 'swallowed' bracket replaced today too ...
by JoviFan
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I joined the TPA club tonight!
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

OIY - just heard the word TPA/Nuance mentioned today for the first time !!! :shock: -I guess they NEVER tell you b4 you start what all *may* happen!!!or else more people wouldn't go thru with it!!!! hm.....what exactly do you guys have it for...?? they said I may need it if my upper (I assume) molar...
by JoviFan
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got lowers this am :) 8 month pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1825

well, I couldn't take the pain and discomfort any longer with that extraction gap wire cutting my cheek on my right side! Yes, cutting -- I've been salt water rinsing, waxing and figured, I'd get use to it, but after 10 miserable days, I finally went to the ortho yesterday! The assistant was able t...