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by BracedVeryLate
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Melissa's Journey - New update & pic pg. 14
Replies: 256
Views: 69902

hi Melissa, sorry about your wisdom teeth. Don't worry about getting them out. It's over so fast. My cheeks didn't swell at all and I think I took one Advil and tossed the bottle of percoset the OS gave me. mine popped through and were driving me nuts, so I wanted them out. I just couldn't keep the ...
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I am the other me's Journal (2nd adj 10/13/08, new pix pg3)
Replies: 33
Views: 7252

hi there
i also have teeth hitting together that never did before! ouch!! it seems to last for a few weeks before the poor teeth get used to it.

i don't know anything about clenching, but you might want to do a search on it, there is so much info here!

good luck
Patricia
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Grutty's story: braced at 40 - NEW three month pics page 3
Replies: 39
Views: 9770

welcome Grutty, lots of 40+ people here!!

your teeth are moving already! i can see it clearly on the bottom teeth!

good luck!
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix
Replies: 54
Views: 10911

Braced Very Late - Sept 2nd - teeth are finally moving!!

Thanks catfish! this is my 3-month point! Got another adjustment today. Sort of boring... just some new ligs, powerchain and a look at my teeth. My hygiene is taking a beating, so I have a dental cleaning scheduled for later this week. I am afraid I just can't keep the spaces under the brackets, clo...
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 81190

Fluffy - looks like it's moved a hair down! but a little is better than nothing. but, more noticeable is the change in your top midline, look how it has moved to a move central position!!
good luck with that pesky canine....
by BracedVeryLate
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I am the other me's Journal (2nd adj 10/13/08, new pix pg3)
Replies: 33
Views: 7252

Hi I am hang in there!! I was pretty shocked also how much the changing of the ligs hurt at my first adjustment. You might want to take an Advil before you go if you are worried about the pain. But don't worry too much, at my last adjustment - the second one, it barely hurt, even the changing of the...
by BracedVeryLate
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do braces affect the way food tastes?
Replies: 19
Views: 9826

I agree uncdl !!! This has been my biggest problem with braces. I love love love to cook and eat a wide variety of foods, and going out to nice restaurants was one of my favorite things to do. I too feel like I am just chewing food. It's no fun to eat. Just had a bowl of chocolate ice cream, and I h...
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OzKelly - 2nd Adj - Still problems with the sliding Archwire
Replies: 21
Views: 4934

Hi Oz, my treatment plan is somewhat of a mystery also! I know way more about braces from this forum than from any ortho visit. My ortho spent more than an hour at our first consultation, just talking. I am sure she gave me some details of the treatment plan, but I don't remember much!! So, each vis...
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix
Replies: 54
Views: 10911

Hi Oz, thanks for checking in. Yes, this whole thing is a soap opera! I just hope my treatment goes smoothly!
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catfish's Journey - updated with pics 11-7-08 (page 5)
Replies: 132
Views: 40906

hi Catfish, your teeth are looking great - you must be pleased!!
I have a funny looking lower canine out of place, similar to your 'before' photos. I hope it gets in line!!
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I am the other me's Journal (2nd adj 10/13/08, new pix pg3)
Replies: 33
Views: 7252

wow, those ceramics look great, I can hardly see them!

good luck with your braces!
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: giant, uneven front teeth
Replies: 13
Views: 3885

Hi Katie, my two front teeth are even bigger than yours and I am happy to say they are evening out with the rest of my teeth nicely with my braces. my story is here and you can see the difference. Mine were also uneven, then they became even a few weeks ago, now the other one is longer... I can't wi...
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Oh dear, my wisdom tooth
Replies: 12
Views: 1597

Hi - I got two wisdom teeth pulled after my braces were on. Teeth were partially exposed and driving me nuts, and they were impossible to keep clean. I am happy to have them gone, and it was really not that bad. I took a couple of advil the day of the extractions, and I was fine. The roots on the te...
by BracedVeryLate
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Random....Or is it just me!
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

I am noticing teeth all the time! I mentioned this in my story, and I can't help looking at teeth. Unfortunately, I seem to notice all the crooked ones. What I really notice are all the crooked bottom teeth on older people. My ortho told me this happens with age. My bottom front 6 teeth were complet...
by BracedVeryLate
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal or Ceramic.
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

hi, i have gold metal uppers and lowers. when i saw all four models of the teeth with braces, i just picked the smallest ones! i am a pain wimp!! i drink one cup of coffee in the morning, and i just can't give it up, so i wasn't sure about the ceramic or the clear brackets and staining. i would have...