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by funshine
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Professional Whitening Strips
Replies: 0
Views: 1861

Professional Whitening Strips

I get my braces off on Dec 23rd! What a great Christmas present! :D

When I was at the ortho yesterday I saw that they sold the Crest Professional Whitening Strips for $55. Is it worth the extra $$ to buy these?
by funshine
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ** Before & After Pics - 6 month braces ** :)
Replies: 12
Views: 6629

Congrats to you! :D
by funshine
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces came off today!
Replies: 8
Views: 2969

Congratulations! :D
by funshine
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you eat with your elastics on?
Replies: 17
Views: 5597

It just feels so weird to try and eat with them in. I've only tried a couple of times, though. I guess you could get used to it. :wink:
by funshine
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Class II Elastics
Replies: 0
Views: 812

Class II Elastics

I got Class II elastics yesterday to close a deep bite. It's amazing to think 2 small rubber bands will move my jaw forward!? I was a skeptic, but my jaw is sore and I've had a headache all day, so something must be happening!
by funshine
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Near the end but still no elastics...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

Congrats, Andromeda, you're almost there! :D

I don't know where in the scheme of things elastics come into play. I had an adjustment today and was told I'd get them at my next one. (oh, my teeth ache tonight...that's why I'm still up!)
by funshine
Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rotating Teeth
Replies: 6
Views: 7107

I had a really badly rotated tooth. My ortho used a button for a couple of months and then moved to a regular bracket. It turned around first and then moved into place.
by funshine
Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TMA Wire
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Interesting :P He did say my teeth have lined up nicely. He also said I needed some root work done. The root on my rotated tooth (that's now nearly straight!) needs to be moved forward. I wonder if they use the bends to accomplish that? How exciting! One year down and I'm thinking 6-8 months or so t...
by funshine
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TMA Wire
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

I got nothing. I found reference to TMA wire, but nothing about what it does specifically. Anyone know?

I have rectangle 20's on upper and lower now. Going to TMA (I believe only on lower) in Feb.
by funshine
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TMA Wire
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Ooooh, I bet it is TMA wire. My hearing was really bad yesterday. :lol:

I'll have to see if I can find anything online about that wire. Thanks
by funshine
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TMA Wire
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

TMA Wire

I had an adjustment earlier this morning and as the ortho was poking around he told the asst. that next adjustment he'd do TMJ. I asked the asst. later what he said (honestly I thought he said TNA). But she said TMJ wire and its lots of fun and winked at me. :shock: I should have asked more question...
by funshine
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: christmas colors
Replies: 16
Views: 3448

I have SL so no elastics, BUT next adjustment is tomorrow. May get a new powerchain....daresay Christmas colors. :lol:
by funshine
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Check out the progress! (pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Thanks, everyone. :D

Whenever I get frustrated I'm just going to look at these pics. It'll put everything in perspective.
by funshine
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Check out the progress! (pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

I know, it is amazing, isn't it?! :shock: I have to say that it was painful moving that tooth, but I always looked at the pain as progress. It's very loose and feels so weird when they take the wire out for a new one. Like that tooth will just fall out on its own. It's still got some ways to go with...
by funshine
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Check out the progress! (pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Check out the progress! (pics)

I got braces in January. After many months it was finally time to work on my rotated tooth. I got a button on it in May and then a regular bracket in August. I can't believe how much it has moved in a few months! Day 1 http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd198/littlefunshine/braces12001copy.jpg Today...