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by babyduck
Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

chillin - I got my elastics on the very day I was braced. I think it's something that depends on your ortho and his own method of treatment.
by babyduck
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

When and if you get elastics will be up to your ortho. I got my elastics the same day I was braced, but some orthos prefer to wait. I'm sure there is no right or wrong way...just the preference of your ortho. Bands are used to help in bite correction. The ortho will assess whether or not you need th...
by babyduck
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DOH! Elastics drama
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Hey, discomom. I know those white patches are a symptom of strep, but I looked it up thinking I may have it and I didn't have a lot of the classic signs of strep, like a yellow discoloration of the back of the mouth or a white coating in the mouth. Those lesions were all I had...plus the swelling, o...
by babyduck
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to get over your shyness!! Update
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

That's awesome, Rainy....strange and awesome. So, is there some way that you can change the locks on a car or is that super expensive? It's weird that they can be inconsiderate enough to break into your house and leave with your cars, but considerate enough to not damage the cars and even lock them ...
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catie's Braces Story-journey to a beautiful wedding smile!
Replies: 47
Views: 9448

Congratulations on all the positive changes you've got going on....braces, a wedding, weight loss! It's amazing how taking the plunge to correct one thing will give the confidence to correct one more. I'm glad that the experience has brought you closer to your fiance. I, too, have found that I've le...
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DOH! Elastics drama
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Thanks for the reminder on the salt water...I've been using a throat spray, but the soothing effects of that only last a few minutes :( . I'll try a saltwater gargle before dinner and maybe that'll make it more tolerable to swallow.
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ZERO PAIN-YEAH!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2064

I think my disappointment was that everyone assured me that the spacers were the worst of it....and I reallllly didn't feel that way. haha It wasn't in the worst pain of my life (I've been through pregnancy and childbirth, afterall...which wasn't the worst pain, either...a kidney infection while I w...
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DOH! Elastics drama
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Karen, I thought it was the flu, too, or maybe allergies (you know, the regular kind). As I had mentioned, my little boy was sick last week, which I chalked up to teething. But then I thought maybe he had a bug that he passed onto me. That's probably why it took me so long to put two and two togethe...
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I the only one with problems like this ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Maybe you should take a more direct approach with your orthodontist and tell him that you're really unhappy with your results so far. Maybe he was making a joke (since y'all seem to have a jovial relationship) or maybe your teeth are a unique case. I know several people on here have had to be braced...
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to get over your shyness!! Update
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

OMG, that's horrible about your house and cars!! I hope you find out who did that and they are prosecuted thoroughly! That's certainly something you don't want to have to deal with right now. But I'm glad you've gotten over your "public brushing/flossing" shyness. I've become accustomed to carrying ...
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DOH! Elastics drama
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

PS...I already knew I have a latex allergy...I just didn't think I was that sensitive to it. I used to work in a veterinary hospital and that's where I learned that I had the allergy. Figuring that out made a huge difference at home, too :oops: .
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DOH! Elastics drama
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Yeah, I always doublecheck that they've got blue gloves on at the ortho...otherwise, they're not latex free. I don't know why dr's offices don't make it a point to alert everybody to a patient's latex allergy on his or her file. I always have to remind and re-remind every doctor, nurse, DA, or whoev...
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DOH! Elastics drama
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

DOH! Elastics drama

So, about a week ago, I developed a sore throat. That sore throat turned into a massively swollen throat. I told me husband that it was like I had an elephant in my throat. Soon after that, I got this headache that wouldn't go away despite my best efforts. After a couple days of the swollen throat, ...
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clubbing or Drinking with braces...
Replies: 19
Views: 5301

Well, I say, it's hardly the worst problem in the world to have. I'm 26 years old (27 next month) and I've got a young son (he'll be 3 next month) and I've had people mistake me for his babysitter and even give me evil glares...I'm assuming because *they're* assuming I'm a young teen mom. And all th...
by babyduck
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Need help in London!
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Do you have a regular dentist? I would start there and see who he or she recommends. Also, I'm 100% unfamiliar with the UK system, however I have seen where adults here on this site have received help NHS, so I would delve a little deeper into that. Your dentist should be able to clear that up. If y...