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by crystalct1
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Crystalct1 braced Updated 1st adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Crystalct1 braced Updated 1st adjustment

I was really disappointed. My teeth really hadn't moved much. I know it has only been a month, but my dentist acted like he had expected some movement on my canine in crossbite: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e136/crystalct1/IMG00046.jpg He shaved a little bit off the canine counterpart on the bo...
by crystalct1
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Newly Braced - Pics
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Enjoy your braces! Use the wax. That's what it's here for. It works great for me and I had the same thing you had - the wire poking me in the back when I ate or talked. I had to wait a day or two to get into the dentist, but the wax held me over. It would have been really cut up if I didn't use the ...
by crystalct1
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Comebacks for Unsupportive Comments
Replies: 22
Views: 4967

No negative responses here either. A joke or two: My 14-year-old daughter said, "Now when you talk on your cell phone, it'll be all staticy." lol. I'm really excited and proud of my braces so I know no one could get to me. What to say to those people? I really don't know. I like the idea of telling ...
by crystalct1
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Chipped Tooth?
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Enjoyed your blog. That chip seems like "par for the course" for this sort of treatment. You're probably right - the molar buildups are going back on.
by crystalct1
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did you start seeing movement?
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

The very first and second day. My three back molars were crowded and zig-zagged. They began to hurt as I left from getting the braces put on. Then that night, the wire started poking me big time. I went back two days later to have some of the wire trimmed and he said the wire was poking out because ...
by crystalct1
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why only one arch braced? (picture)
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

Is that strange (not being given this "treatment plan") even though he's not some overpriced orthodontist charging me $5000? The way I wrote it was confusing- What I mean is that he is not charging me $5000. I haven't even seen the bill yet - I just know it'll be reasonable because he always has be...
by crystalct1
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced at 44's journal (2nd adj, wisdom tooth coming in!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2670

It looks like you are I are travelling together. My top arch went on July 29, 2008. I have only the top on for now too because of a cross bite (I know you've seen my pictures - thanks for your help). I have to have crowns put on my lower premolars before I can get the braces put on those but for som...
by crystalct1
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I REALLY need help
Replies: 3
Views: 2576

I have a similar problem: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e136/crystalct1/My%20Teeth/Teeth7.jpg This is a partial denture plate that the dentist made for me about a week and a half before my braces went on. My bottom teeth are worn down, giving me too deep a bite and making it difficult to correct...
by crystalct1
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Crystalct1 braced Updated 1st adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Someone please tell me if you can see the pictures. I took them off kodak gallery because i couldn't figure out how to get them "shared" on the web.

Hope it worked.
by crystalct1
Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Crystalct1 braced Updated 1st adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

I do not know what I am doing wrong. I see them. No one can see them?
by crystalct1
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Attention all you crossbiters!
Replies: 11
Views: 2105

I have one tooth in cross bite and I don't have any rubberbands at all. But I just got mine on.
by crystalct1
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: crackling sounds...
Replies: 7
Views: 22954

I heard that too when I first got mine on. I had three crowded molars on the top right that kind of zig-zagged in and out to fit. When he was putting on my wire he said that it was difficult to get in at that spot and warned me that my aching would probably start right there. Well he was right, and ...
by crystalct1
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Smile muscle exercises
Replies: 11
Views: 5277

I smile all the time now that I have my braces. I used to smile, but differently. Whenever I would smile big, it seemed to accentuate my gaps in my top teeth and hated the way my top gums looked so I would smile in a way that hid the top half of my top teeth and showed most of my bottom teeth, since...
by crystalct1
Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 32 invisalign trays completed, time for braces?
Replies: 12
Views: 5373

There is always a catch....isn't there? You can't see them....but they don't work as well. 15 months is a long time to wait for straight teeth, not to mention the price, just to be disappointed in the end. Never half-step. Well, it's water under the bridge now, but let your story be a lesson to othe...
by crystalct1
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Preparing for braces
Replies: 1
Views: 489

You'll be fine. There's nothing I can think of to prepare for this. I'm 37 and just got mine on a week ago. Just brush well, stay away from sticky, gummy foods, use Listerine or Scope to kill germs, and you'll be fine. You'll have appointments often enough to make sure there are no dental or gum hea...