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by KianaFran
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 23
Views: 2987

The only thing on my no-no list that I have eaten is potato chips. I LOVE them. All kinds of chips, corn chips and puffs. Other than that I have changed my eating habits completely because it is hard for me to bite down. I have been braced about a month and a half. I have lost quite a bit of weight ...
by KianaFran
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Losing weight with braces
Replies: 30
Views: 5661

I begin my weight loss with my spacers. I have only had my braces on a month and I am down about 8 pounds. I can only imagine what I will level off at. My eating habits haved changed completely and I have almost completely renounced all sweets and pop because I had worrying about what the sugar and ...
by KianaFran
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: straightening or closing gap which one comes first?
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

I think it just depends on the treatment plan and how bad your overbite/overjet is. I personally have had my braces on a little over a month and dont have a wire yet, just springs -2 at the top and 2 at the bottom. My ortho wanted to close my gaps as much as he could prior to putting on the wire and...
by KianaFran
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Shock In the Beginning
Replies: 11
Views: 2015

I completely understand. I had 8 extractions total [4 wisdom & 4 healthy, first bicuspids]. I was feeling a little sick about having perfectly healthy teeth removed. I was actually a little scared because I had to walk around with 4 BIG gaps for almost 2 weeks. I had to go to a job interview with t...
by KianaFran
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What did you have done at your last adjustment?
Replies: 23
Views: 3128

I had a simple interim adjustment. Because of my 4 extractions, overjet and protruding lower incisors, I don't have anywires, just springs. So all he did was adjust and tighten- :soremouth: - my springs.

But I'm hoping for the wire next visit. :D
by KianaFran
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Springs?
Replies: 2
Views: 755

I personally had all four biscupids removed and have 4 huge gaps. I have four springs and in four weeks, my ortho (and myself) was very happy with my movement. I don't even have an archwire because he wanted to close the gaps as much as he could prior to putting on the wire. Cheer up. :D Hopefully ...
by KianaFran
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchains with self-ligating braces?
Replies: 14
Views: 9985

Hi! You can still get colored ligs with damon brackets. I have damons with silver ligs. Also, they do use powerchains with damons depending on how much work you need done. I will have a powerchain in a few weeks! :?
by KianaFran
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: wisdom teeth pulled
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

I'm glad your extractions went so well. Just rest up! It can take a while to heal. :dance:
by KianaFran
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When do you say 'when'
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

I haven't been braced long but I think it is a combination of what the ortho states needs to be fixed and what you are happy with. I personally don't need a "perfect smile". I just wanted to be able to close my mouth and eat properly. I guess it depends on what issues you need fixed as well. Just my...
by KianaFran
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: wisdom teeth
Replies: 15
Views: 1825

I'm surprised that your wisdom teeth weren't removed before the braces. I had all four of my impacted wisdoms removed before I had my braces put on to avoid such a situation, but that was just my treatment plan.
by KianaFran
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who actually put your braces on?
Replies: 30
Views: 5913

The assitant put on my T-arch, and also the brackets on back. The ortho put on my front brackets and springs. I don't have an archwire yet, but I do have silver ligs that were put on by the assistant as well. I just think that is the way it is done. Don't worry, I'm sure assistant and ortho know wha...
by KianaFran
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: normal price?
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

I think it is reasonable. My treatment time is 16-18months and my cost is $6110 total. Also, I think it also depends on the type of brackets, what kind of retainer you will have when done and how much treatment after the braces are removed is covered. I know after the removal of my braces, I am cove...
by KianaFran
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I have a question for you all to think about!....
Replies: 19
Views: 4082

I've been braced only about a month but I have always smiled with both sets of teeth! My nickname was smiley in high school. I know people who do both but i think for some it is just how you smile normally. If you naturally have a big smile but was restricted from smiling as big as you could because...
by KianaFran
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Starting My New Job
Replies: 13
Views: 1529

Don't worry about! I am a second year law student and was little nervous about how seriously I would be taken with a mouth full of metal. I already look young and was little worried. The worst part was that I was being interviewed for the job of my dreams (they start summer associates at $1000/wk a...
by KianaFran
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pulling Teeth
Replies: 7
Views: 999

I had all four bicuspids removed at once. I had very little pain. I also didn't need my pain medication either. i wasn't as lucky as Meryatan though. I had all four wisom teeth removed at once and was in pain literally for weeks. I'm sure you'll do fine. Just make sure you follow the ortho's instruc...