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by chef
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Made it through Day 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

How's it going? You should be able to eat ok by now. Hang in there. You will get very used to the whole process. Just passing 14 months with about another 16 to go, but already I know this is so worth it, and I got used to it all real fast.
by chef
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: early release for good behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

chef will be perfectly happy not to have you flicking your bracket scum all over the bathroom mirror. However, the first full mouth bite of a crisp apple better not be in front of me! (or I'll ask Gov. Palin to send me moose kidneys to stew up fer ya!)
by chef
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do braces affect the way food tastes?
Replies: 19
Views: 9772

As a chef I am grateful that braces do not change the taste of food. However, how you chew and move food around your mouth etc is affected by braces and that can affect the way you taste. You will adjust, especially if you are not afraid to show a little metal. But if you are always keeping your mou...
by chef
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Athletes with Braces
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

not that I know anything, but it looks like he has had braces and didn't wear his retainer. it also looks like he had some sort of jaw aligning with a herbst appliance (I've been paying some attention at the ortho office)
by chef
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New here and very miserable, can anyone help me?
Replies: 16
Views: 3274

you will get used to whatever they shove in there. the saltwater rinse is so important to oral health.

extra gear is not so much to deal with crooked teeth but to anchor molars and influence jaw and bite issues.
by chef
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it true about Chewing Gum? This is what the ortho assist.
Replies: 21
Views: 4534

my ortho, who is board certified, debunked all the myths. You can chew gum (sugarless, ADA aproved like trident or orbit) you can eat popcorn (careful, no unpoped kernals and clean well), yes take Ibuprofen, etc etc.
by chef
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Random....Or is it just me!
Replies: 12
Views: 1590

I see a lot of bad mouths in professional kitchens and from our providers (but not in sales, there you see the perfect smiles.) However, there is one truck driver/delivery guy with braces. I admit now to always having wanted a great smile and being afraid. It's nothing to fear. It's great and I'm go...
by chef
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Length of time in braces?
Replies: 33
Views: 9015

24-30 months, 11 months done as of last week.
by chef
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do You Try To Hide Your Braces?
Replies: 20
Views: 3352

not worth worrying about hiding. no one cares.
by chef
Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Hangin in there
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

not there yet :(
by chef
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Smile muscle exercises
Replies: 11
Views: 5265

The more you smile, the more you exercise your smile. It's that simple.
by chef
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: July Braces Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 20653

Not so much pain as sensitivity.
by chef
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about upper palate expander
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

For whatever reason, I got a TPA and adjusted right away. Obviously different appliances up there on the roof of the mouth work and feel a bit different, and people are individuals so no two adjust the same way. But in general it's a day to a week to 10 days and all should be "normal." As a chef, I ...
by chef
Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and swimming
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

not a problem...swim!
by chef
Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth out for braces...Is this a possible lawsuit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Can you sue them? Of course. Will you win a settlement? No, not without written documentation.