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by PARR
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I will be debonded:
Replies: 7
Views: 1538

I will be debonded:

Tues Dec 23 at 2pm. My Hawleys will be waiting for me. I've got some real mixed emotions right now. This has been such a great journey. Guess I just have to get there and keep moving forward.
by PARR
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: at the end of the line
Replies: 2
Views: 894

at the end of the line

Th ortho office called today to confirm my appt later this week and to remind me to take Ibuprofen an hour before as retainer molds will be taken, a closing wire will be put on the top arch and final bends will be made in place. No, I'm not too excited. :D
by PARR
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wowza, I'm not alone! 28yo getting braces in a week.
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

15 almost 16 months ago I was where you are today. I've got a few weeks left! The time will go fast. Practice excellent oral hygiene and you won't have any major probs. It's an incredible feeling when all your teeth fit into place and your bite works correctly. This has been so worth it! Best of luc...
by PARR
Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: happy thansgiving NETALMOUTHS
Replies: 4
Views: 874

thanks sir! Fact is the headgear is gone now and I'm in my last three weeks of wires. My last of two Thanksgivings in braces.
by PARR
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 weeks to go
Replies: 2
Views: 691

he's got a vita mix!

seriously, we have never had a food issue with braces. The only food I didn't like to tackle was apples even cut small. Just no fun. But in a few weeks !!! (I'll have to eat them in the basement corner alone.!!)
by PARR
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 weeks to go
Replies: 2
Views: 691

3 weeks to go

wow. Three weeks to go! I got a few more wire tweeks earlier this week with instructions to come back in two for the fine check before debonding. New power chains all round but no other elastics. Got to admit when I smile I'm impressed. chef got the tpa out and those big square wires installed. Anot...
by PARR
Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Careful there Gramps, I'm right behind you! lol :D
by PARR
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: early release for good behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

early release for good behavior

!8-24 months was the original estimate. Went in today for an adjustment, got new powerchains, new elastics, was told to put the headgear away for good (was only at night for the past few months and only the lower arch), then the ortho stuck his pliers in my mouth and did some bends--HMG did that hur...
by PARR
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sleeping with mouth open
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

After drooling for a few months I've dried up. Now, like you, it is a sand pit. I too keep much water by the bedside.
by PARR
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First adjustment: H*OLY SH*T!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 3521

I've had a couple that were doozies for sure, especially the last a few weeks ago, I was holding on to the arm rests for dear life! Yanking the old chains off putting new on crossing over each other and trying to get the little doors closed on the innovation r brackets (now a year in place and despi...
by PARR
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's up with Fridays?
Replies: 15
Views: 1951

Working hours are subjective. So many hours a week to see patients, so many to do lab work, so many to do treatment plans etc. Many orthos have more than one office in my area. So a work week may be 2 days here, 2 there and 2 for all the other work that needs to be done. Others arrange hours for pat...
by PARR
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day 2... OMG, they hurt!
Replies: 26
Views: 2927

Ibuprofen for pain, warm salt water rinses, good hygiene, and chew cause you're are experiencing teething pain once again. Congrats on stopping smoking too!
by PARR
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help: Canker sores all over tongue
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

all the remedies are right in these posts! keep hydrated, salt water rinses, wax, advil, ambesol, etc.
by PARR
Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 32 invisalign trays completed, time for braces?
Replies: 12
Views: 5359

from what i hear said invisalign can close some gaps, straighten teeth etc, but not rotate or deal with bite issues well. Certainly not expeditiously. Couple folks on the invisalign threads tell of going with brackets after being disappointed with treatment results. It's your mouth the choice is you...
by PARR
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Hangin in there
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

adjustment # 9 (I had to count because I really don't keep a log like I should I guess) 11 months in, no more upper arch headgear at all, and lower arch only 8 hours or so at night for the next six weeks then that too should be done. All teeth saved, none sacrificed! chefy is doing great too. he loo...