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by Nawners
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Thanks for your reply, Ken! :) I hope you're right about my stubborn teeth staying in place when I'm finally finished. I actually feared the opposite, and although my ortho prescribes Essix retainers to wear at night, I plan on wearing them 24/7 at first. Hope you start to see some good progress as...
by Nawners
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: christmas colors
Replies: 16
Views: 3470

I wasn't going to, but I gave in. I have a couple of green interproximal ties under a red powerchain on my upper front four teeth. Then I have alternating red and green ligs on the rest.
Luckily I go in in two weeks so I can change them. :wink:
by Nawners
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Light at the End of the Tunnel

It's been just about 22 months since I had my upper arch braced, and suffice to say, there has been very little movement. I had my 15th or 16th adjustment yesterday, and my Orthodontist finally admitted that what he was doing wasn't going to close my stubborn gaps. I've had interproximal ties on al...
by Nawners
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New teeth sensitivity
Replies: 2
Views: 721

New teeth sensitivity

It's been a while since my last post! I have been braced about 21 months and recently started experiencing very painful tooth sensitivity, mostly where my elastics are attached. Is this a normal occurance when teeth start to move? I have been wearing elastics for about a year now, but only recently ...
by Nawners
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Interesting...
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Interesting...

This is the craziest thing, maybe someone can explain it! I posted something about a week ago about my teeth not moving at all. It was quite frustrating, and I'd go to each adjustment begging to feel pain, because then at least I'd know something was happening. Well, nothing. No pain, no pressure. N...
by Nawners
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Long time, no post
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Long time, no post

It's been a while since I've looked around here, and even longer since posting, but I'm very frustrated and thought coming here may calm some of my frustration. I have been braced for over a year now, and there has been hardly any change at all. My gaps are just not closing. I expressed my concern w...
by Nawners
Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Nawners ~ 2nd Adjustment ~
Replies: 82
Views: 23585

Well, today marks four months since getting my uppers braced, and it was also my second adjustment! It went well... They gave me the same thin wire x 2 on top, and a thicker bottom wire, but I'm not sure of the exact specs. I definitely feel the difference! My bottom right molars are a bit sore, and...
by Nawners
Thu May 24, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: new pics
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Love that lime green! I wish my ortho had that.
I have those same gaps, so I can certainly understand your frustration with them! I still have quite a bit of time left for them to close though, it sounds like you're in the running stretch at the end of your treatment! Looking good!! :wink:
by Nawners
Wed May 23, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Nawners ~ 2nd Adjustment ~
Replies: 82
Views: 23585

Thank you Linda , Meryaten and KK ! Glad the pictures resized, on my home PC they still looked way too big. It's great when there is noticable change, although it's still very surreal! I was quite surprised too see how much the lower wire has straightened, as I haven't felt any pain on the lowers. I...
by Nawners
Tue May 22, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Nawners ~ 2nd Adjustment ~
Replies: 82
Views: 23585

Today marks three months since my upper arch was braced, and nearly one month since the lowers. I'm quite pleased with the progress so far, and can't wait for more! My few days of feeling crummy are far past, thankfully. I'm sure it won't be the last stint of blues, but hopefully they won't be as ba...
by Nawners
Mon May 21, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ok Meryaten, I have to ask....
Replies: 20
Views: 3021

That is FANTASTIC news!!!! I have been wondering when your big day would be, I've thought your teeth are pretty near perfect!

Congratulations and have a big, juicy caramel apple rolled in nuts for me!!

:D
by Nawners
Thu May 17, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: filling pain
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

I had a very painful experience after some recent fillings, and did a little research...
Maybe the fillings were built up to high, causing the sensitivity? The symptoms seem to develop a few days after the filling due to your bite being off. A call to the dentist probably wouldn't hurt!
by Nawners
Thu May 17, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Horror
Replies: 30
Views: 16214

Why does it matter that Tom had a bad experience and chose not to continue his Invisilign treatment? I didn't read anywhere in his posts that he thought nobody else should use it, it just wasn't for him. I certainly wouldn't want to spend the amount of money necessary for the treatment, just to have...
by Nawners
Thu May 17, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: spacers for 6 weeks and update
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Oh man, and I thought a little over four weeks was tough! Good luck with six weeks! :)
by Nawners
Thu May 17, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Nawners ~ 2nd Adjustment ~
Replies: 82
Views: 23585

Thank you, TI. I am feeling better for the most part! The gap between my right lateral and central has closed, which would explain the pain! Now the most annoying thing I have been experiencing is the inability to chew properly, and swollen gums. Not painful, just swollen. I plan on discussing this ...