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by fldhkybnva
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: sos...severe de-molar band pain
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

thanks for the advice. i think i've finally figured out how to maneuver to get all the food out after meals. it takes about 10 minutes to get the right angles and clear it all out. is this normal? however, it still hurts so much when i eat. my ortho assures me that these spaces will close. anyone kn...
by fldhkybnva
Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: sos...severe de-molar band pain
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

sos...severe de-molar band pain

i was debraced saturday. everything felt great over the weekend. monday night when i ate dinner i got severe pain between the 1st and 2nd upper molars on both sides. the pain has continued to the point that it's almost impossible to eat. i realize that there is a space there from where the molar ban...
by fldhkybnva
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will the gaps left by the molar band closed up after removal
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

i was debraced this past weekend except for me any food gets up there and it stings horribly to the point that i'd almost rather not eat. any suggestions?
by fldhkybnva
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: retainers and eating
Replies: 2
Views: 919

retainers and eating

hi! so i got debraced a few days ago and am now in retainers 24/7. sometimes i think the braces may have been better since i didn't have to remove them every time i ate. quick question - i'm a student with class all day and so i try to eat when i can. however, with the retainer how does this work? i...
by fldhkybnva
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: alignment 2 days before debracing...
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

thanks, that gives me some piece of mine. i think the anxiety had me finding tiny things that should be fixed but obviously aren't apparent to others. other comments welcome.

thanks.

I'M SO EXCITED!!
by fldhkybnva
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: alignment 2 days before debracing...
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

alignment 2 days before debracing...

hi all! i'm scheduled to be debraced in 2 days and very nervous. the ortho says i'm ready but i thought i'd get your thoughts. btw, i think i have crooked lips...lol http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/fldhkybnva/IMG_0585.jpg http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/fldhkybnva/IMG_0584.jpg http...
by fldhkybnva
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what to do before debrace day?
Replies: 11
Views: 2242

what to do before debrace day?

hi! i am scheduled to be debraced on saturday. i'm so excited! however, i'm a little apprehensive about the potential pain and discomfort involved. i have ceramic uppers and metal lowers with upper and lower molar bands. i have heard that removal of the ceramic brackets is somewhat uncomfortable. ho...
by fldhkybnva
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: what to eat post braces
Replies: 0
Views: 1110

what to eat post braces

i get my braces off in exactly 1 week. i can't wait to see my naked teeth and eat all the foods i couldn't eat the past 2 years. while i wasn't exactly the best patient and did eat nuts, pizza crust and popcorn, i still couldn't eat foods like corn on the cob and chicken wings so i thought i'd have ...
by fldhkybnva
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: impressions before or after debanding
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

impressions before or after debanding

went for a check-up today and the ortho said my braces should be able to come off in the next two visits. however, he said the next visit i'd get impressions and then the visit after that debanding. are the impressions generally done before or after debanding?
by fldhkybnva
Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: frenectomy cost
Replies: 0
Views: 1379

frenectomy cost

does anyone know the average cost of a maxillary frenectomy?

thanks.
by fldhkybnva
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: intense pain when drinking liquids
Replies: 0
Views: 569

intense pain when drinking liquids

i just have a quick question. over the past few weeks ive noticed that sometimes when i drink liquids i get a sharp pain that lasts for a few seconds and seems to radiate to into my jaw. it doesn't happen every time, it's on and off. has anyone experienced this and do you know what it is? i figured ...
by fldhkybnva
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: pain between molar band and 2nd molar
Replies: 2
Views: 939

pain between molar band and 2nd molar

hi! for the past few days when i eat and afterwards and when i floss i have a horrible ache in my gum between the molar band and the 2nd molar. is there anyway to tell if this is a cavity or is it normal to feel gum pain? i will add that i recently switched from triangle build elastics to class III ...
by fldhkybnva
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Steel Ties
Replies: 11
Views: 3036

at my last adjustment, the ortho told me to wear class III elastics and he also put wire ties on the lower canines (where the elastics attach on the bottom arch). does anyone know what this does?
by fldhkybnva
Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about class III elastics
Replies: 1
Views: 683

question about class III elastics

i just had my first adjustment. they did not change any of the ligs or wires, but i am now wearing class III elastics. if i understand correctly, these are generally for an underbite. however, i do not have an underbite. can anyone clarify why i would get class III elastics?
by fldhkybnva
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: random onset of pain
Replies: 4
Views: 668

random onset of pain

i have been braced with an elastic for about 2 weeks. i didn't really have any pain the beginning, however ive noticed over the past few days that my teeth on the right side have become sensitive when i eat. is it normal to have random fluctuations of pain and sensitivity? could have nudged the arch...