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by married2abuckeye
Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dealing with brackets that will not stay attached to crowns
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

I think you should get your bracket taken care of as soon as you can, but I don't think it's any sort of emergency. Maybe you could reschedule your Dec 3rd appointment for this week, if there is an opening in their schedule. About your crown: I have 2 porcelain molar crowns - one uppper and one low...
by married2abuckeye
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Very worried, mold wasn't taken
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

I wouldn't worry. My Ortho never took molds of my teeth either until the very end of my treatment (when they were needed to make the retainers). My ortho would refer to my photos and x-rays during our visits. I think that molds probably aren't necessary in all cases - even if you think your case is...
by married2abuckeye
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Back On?
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Braces Back On?

Just wondering if anyone had their Ortho re-brace them after getting debanded? I've had my braces off for a week now and there are some spaces I know CAN be closed but I was going to go for a cosmetic restoration. After further consultation w/dentist, I have decided I do not want to pursue that rou...
by married2abuckeye
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Question about retainers
Replies: 11
Views: 4202

Here's what happened for me: At my 2nd to last adjustment/appointment, they took impressions of my teeth with the braces still on (yes, there was icky pink stuff stuck in every nook and cranny of my braces!). After that, I had my potential debanding date set for 5 or 6 weeks later. When I showed up...
by married2abuckeye
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're Off!
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Wow! Your teeth look GREAT!! I'm scheduled to get my braces off on November 4th, but my Ortho left little gaps for veneers to fix 2 "peg" lateral inscisors on top. So, I'm excited my braces will be off but I'm bummed that these little whistle-makers will still be there :GapToothed:. I wish I could ...
by married2abuckeye
Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it common to see lots of tooth movement at first?
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Depending on your starting conditions, I think it is definitely possible to see some tooth movement so soon. I noticed stuff happening within a few weeks of getting braced too...your teeth pretty much don't have a choice but to move with all that pressure! Take it as a good sign :D Unfortunately th...
by married2abuckeye
Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: WHAT IS THE FIRST THING U WANT TO DO AFTER GETTING DEBANDED?
Replies: 33
Views: 4067

and you can chew gum with braces????? i figured it would be sticky and get stuck to bracets??? what gum can you chew that doesn't get sticky and stuck on bracets and stuff?? I mostly chew Trident and Extra sugar free stick gums, not the "chicklet" style. I've never had issues with them sticking to ...
by married2abuckeye
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: WHAT IS THE FIRST THING U WANT TO DO AFTER GETTING DEBANDED?
Replies: 33
Views: 4067

My debanding date has been scheduled for November 4th, and I think what I'll do is just eat a really big sandwich or burger and enjoy NOT worrying about the horror show stuck in my brackets for the world to see. It'll be nice to go through an entire meal without picking my teeth in public :-#) The ...
by married2abuckeye
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: One month to go and....will I be happy with the results?
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

One month to go and....will I be happy with the results?

I just had my last adjustment the other day, and I have a debanding date set for November 4th - yahoo!!! However, in my mind there still seems to be a bit of progress to make and I am wondering if I'll be happy with how my teeth look on that day. I started with a pretty big overjet and overbite, an...
by married2abuckeye
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 60 minutes Interviews - Extractions & Orthodontics
Replies: 27
Views: 5216

Don't you all know that popcorn is a big NO-NO for braces?? Stop now before you pop a bracket! Actually, popcorn is about the only thing I've avoided while in braces :-#) I just wanted to chime in with my 2 cents on this topic: I just watched the 60 minutes segment on YouTube and think shows like t...
by married2abuckeye
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Veneers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Veneers?

I had my 2nd-to-last adjustment today (yay! :banana: ) and my ortho told me that my top inscisors are "very small" in proportion to my other teeth (not the 2 front ones, but the ones next to the canines). He recommends I get my dentist to put veneers on them after the braces come off. I don't reall...
by married2abuckeye
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kirsten's in Braces! One Year Anniversary 7/16/08!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 7278

I just realized tonight that it is my 1 year anniversary in braces! :banana: :jump: :banana:

And yet it seems like only yesterday...
by married2abuckeye
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket Repositioning...
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

I had 2 brackets repositioned once, and all the Ortho did was take this little device that looked like little pliers, and kind of pinched the brackets off. They just popped off. Then as Lisa65 said, the worst was getting the glue sanded off. Oooh, and then getting the teeth re-etched.:yuck: Yucky t...
by married2abuckeye
Thu May 29, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Chewing
Replies: 20
Views: 2693

I remember thinking (before I got my braces) that they might help facilitate losing a bit of weight by limiting my food intake, until I got them and realized that the easiest things to eat were not too healthy (i.e. milkshakes, cake, etc.). I also remember day 1 I tried to eat Tater Tots, but my te...
by married2abuckeye
Tue May 27, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Allow Me To Introduce Myself....
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Welcome Bracedin08! I think most of us in here can relate with the waiting and watching all your friends get braces and pretty smiles. I have had my braces since July '07, so still in the middle of things. If you've been lurking a while then you probably already know that this board is a great sour...