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by shoshiaf
Sat May 30, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite getting worse? Venting.
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

I agree with everyone that your bite often gets worse before it gets better. Even after almost 2.5 years in braces, I often wake up and my teeth are no longer touching, or they are hitting in awkward spots...and then I think "oh, brother, not again!" But honestly, it is all a part of the process. Ju...
by shoshiaf
Wed May 13, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket Removal---Not that bad!
Replies: 2
Views: 754

I had several brackets repositioned as well. I was surprised how easily they popped off. However, it was a bit of a strange feeling when the ortho sanded my teeth to get off the excess glue before putting on the new brackets.
by shoshiaf
Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces cutting lips
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

As stated by other members, wax and saltwater rinses are your best and cheapest ways to help with the mouth sores. For the most painful sores, I like to use a mouth pain liquid called Kanka (made by Blistex). It is sold at most major drug stores, and in my opinion, works by far better than anything ...
by shoshiaf
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Starting a new job with braces!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

So, is it a retail job? If so, just smile and greet customers, treat them nicely, and no one will even care if you have a little lisp. That is the most important thing to a customer (trust me - I shop A LOT). Anyway, I started a new job last August with braces and no one has commented. Actually, I t...
by shoshiaf
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Braces
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Very cute! I also did not like getting the braces put on. I really hated that thing they used to stretch out my lips - it was very uncomfortable and I felt like my lips were going to be all wrinkly when the process was over. But, you are done with the hardest part. It's smooth sailing from here!
by shoshiaf
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics 24 hours a day?
Replies: 12
Views: 3839

Hmm...four hours seems like kind of a long time to NOT be wearing the elastics. You should do what your ortho tells you. If he says to wear them all the time, I would try to do that in order to keep the pressure on your teeth constant. However, the best thing to do is to tell your ortho that you're ...
by shoshiaf
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost too high?
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

My advice would be to get a second opinion. It could be that you happened to choose one of the more expensive orthodontists in your area. I opted for the best ortho in my city, and his quote was almost $3,000 more than other offices in the same town. Check out some other orthos and keep us posted.
by shoshiaf
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What was the bigggest mistake you made in treatment?
Replies: 16
Views: 2359

Hmmm...I don't see how paying in full is a mistake. Care to elaborate? My ortho gave me a 20% discount for paying in full at the beginning of treatment. Anyway, my biggest mistake: not wearing my elastics all the time! I took a cruise to the Caribbean over Christmas and I hardly wore my elastics at ...
by shoshiaf
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Get braces in another country, continue treatment in US????
Replies: 8
Views: 18740

As stated in the post above me, it will probably end up costing more money in the long run. When you switch to a new doctor, the office has to take new molds of your teeth, as well as new x-rays. This alone, not including the cost of treatment over the next couple years, ends up costing at least an ...
by shoshiaf
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dry Mouth
Replies: 12
Views: 1224

does it really matter if its sugar free? i had a bracket come off whilst chewing gum..because it was GUM. I believe sugar-free gum is encouraged because unlike regular gum, it does not promote dental caries. Meryaten, please correct me if I'm wrong. To the original poster, I apologize if this threa...
by shoshiaf
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First adjustment - tight enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Meryaten wrote:Hard to say, and this all seems a little bit wonky to me.
Couldn't agree more!
by shoshiaf
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First adjustment - tight enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Hmmmm...tightness shouldn't be an issue since the wire is the one moving the teeth. As long as the archwire is placed properly, it will move your teeth regardless as to how "tight" it feels. I'm actually confused why the ortho would even ask you that. Wait for someone more knowledgeable like Meryate...
by shoshiaf
Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Serious Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Wow, it sounds like you have been through a lot this year; I applaud you for having the courage to leave your abusive marriage. If there were ever a way your ortho could write off a balance because of someone's personal situation, I'm sure you would fall under that category. Unfortunately, I believe...
by shoshiaf
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ligatures!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

hahahahahahahah lmao well at least some of us have lives .... and fyi i really dont care that much for what u may think you have done for this site. key word :think. some of us dont spend 24/7 on here. and about the rude remark. you have to give respect to give it darling. and if i recallll (which ...
by shoshiaf
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2 years!
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Very nice teeth, overseasmel! They look almost done; are you getting them off soon? I, too, recently hit my two year anniversary in braces. Unfortunately, at my last appointment, my ortho told me something dreadful. Not only will I not be getting them off at two years, but I will have to wear them f...