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by Megan11
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: looking for advice on choosing ortho
Replies: 9
Views: 1549

I chose an ortho similar to your Dr. Z. I noticed that he seemed quite rushed and there were always a lot of people in his office but I also thought he was the " most qualified" so I chose him. My teeth are coming along fine but I ALWAYS leave his office frustrated because I can barely talk to him a...
by Megan11
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New braces
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Yes that was exactly the case with me. I never thought the pain would go away at first but luckily it did, just like everyone said it would. Just because it doesn't hurt like it did in the beginning, doesn't mean they're not moving. It just means your mouth has adjusted to the pain.
by Megan11
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Horrible Breath
Replies: 15
Views: 2361

Man this is a hard one, sounds to me like she has halatosis. I fear that if you do tell her, it might have a pretty significant psychological impact on her. I mean, if someone told me that I had horrible breath, so horrible that it needed to be looked at by a professional I would become extremely se...
by Megan11
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Impacted canine tooth
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

I would go with the braces and chain method. It will be much faster IMO. And you can make your teeth perfect at the same time. It's a win/win situation. I know it sucks having to get braces all for one tooth, my canines were the ONLY reason I got braces and that was hard to swallow at first but I de...
by Megan11
Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: damon doors stuck/causing root resportion?
Replies: 20
Views: 4347

I had an adjustment yesterday and got a bracket on a tooth thats not yet on the gumline and the ortho assistant couldn't close the door on it for the life of her. And I kid you not it was literally the most excruciating pain ever, I pride myself on having an extremely high pain tolerance but I was t...
by Megan11
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP! REALLY bad tooth sensitivity!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 7836

I don't know from personal experience but my brother had EXTREME tooth sensitivity/pain and he used Anbesol and said it worked great. I am pretty sure you can get it at most local drugstores.

Hope you feel better soon! :!:
by Megan11
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Initial wire
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

I started out with a .016 Niti round wire, than moved to a .016 x 25 ( I don't know if that is how you write it out, they just say a 16-25 wire) rectangular wire and then today at my adjustment they moved me back to a 0.14 round wireeeeeee, bummer, I want to be moving forward not backwards! At least...
by Megan11
Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Painless Jaw Popping
Replies: 11
Views: 5708

I have Jaw popping on only my right side as well. I went to three consultations and all three of them mentioned it but because I didn't experience any pain they didn't seem to think much of it. If it only happens when you wake up then I don't think it would be a problem, mine happens almost every ti...
by Megan11
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Initial wire
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Same.
by Megan11
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Severe Pain!
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

ah that makes sense, braces sure are complicated ha.
by Megan11
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Severe Pain!
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

I definitely agree that chewing does help. What you could do too is to pop a wet wash cloth in the freezer then gently chew on it after it's grown cold (or you could buy a chillable baby teething ring, but that seems a bit of an overkill. Doesn't cold things mess up the memory of your archwire when...
by Megan11
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I lost 15LBS! Anyone else in my position??
Replies: 19
Views: 3236

Bacon Ice cream :Questions: ....yuckkkk

I still eat bacon allllll the time, ha I just don't cook it as crispy, no way my braces are getting in the way of my me and my bacon :-9
by Megan11
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I lost 15LBS! Anyone else in my position??
Replies: 19
Views: 3236

I also started this lengthy process in September, although I did not have the please of having spacers :D . My teeth were extremely sensitive at the beginning and then I had extractions about 3 weeks after being braced..... I started loosing weight immediately, not sure how much but in the 10-15 lb....
by Megan11
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I NEED SUPPORT!!! 4 Days Braced for the third time
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

What always makes me feel better whenever I am having a " I feel hideous why is everyone staring at my braces" day, is when I picture the person next to me with braces, and then think about how much I would not even notice/care. Think about when your being waited on, do you even analyze or notice an...
by Megan11
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 34 and braced.....finally!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1443

Good for you and Congratulations!:jump: :banana:

Theres a post on the " How Do I...?" section about posting pictures, that should help.