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by Megan11
Sun May 17, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: POKE POKE POKE.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

I HATE POKEY WIRES GRRRR....

Are you in powerchains? My ortho assit. told me that I get pokey wires all the time because my powerchains close my gaps which makes the wires too long.

Id go to the ortho and get it clipped if I were you. The wax is a drag!
by Megan11
Sat May 16, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: delightfulde's brace story
Replies: 32
Views: 9420

Congrats on taking the plunge delightfulde! Ha, I use to rip and twist my teeth out too early as well! It used to drive me mother insane. I am so glad I am not the only " freak" that use to do that. I can still imagine sitting in front of that mirror twisting, turning, and POP! SUCCESS! Hah, okay I'...
by Megan11
Sat May 16, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My road to straight teeth - updated 03-Dec-08 *PICS on p.7*
Replies: 140
Views: 52918

Danish, your teeth look sooooo goood!!

I bet you are so excited for this summer. It will be so nice to finally smile that big proud smile after all the pain and effort it took to get there.

Can't wait to see the final pics! :jump: :banana: :jump:
by Megan11
Thu May 14, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2 days in braces and miserable
Replies: 18
Views: 5005

Hi Raychno21! I am 20 years old also :D It's funny I hardly ever see anyone my age with braces but there seems to be quite a few on this site so that always makes me feel better :D I promise you it gets better. I can remember when I first got braced thinking that I would never make it, too painful, ...
by Megan11
Thu May 14, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2nd adjustment today question about wire number ?
Replies: 1
Views: 656

It is not just the size of the wire that matters but the shape ( rectangular, circular) and the material from which it's made that matters( Nickel Titanium, Stainless Steel, etc.) You cannot use the rectangular stainless steel wires until your teeth are pretty much all the way straight. So if your t...
by Megan11
Wed May 13, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Andromeda's Braces Story
Replies: 110
Views: 42799

Congrats on the great news!! I am so jealous, but very happy for you at the same time.

Post after pictures to help encourage me to stick it out :D



:dance: :jump: :banana: :dance: :-)o
by Megan11
Wed May 13, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New to Braces as of 5/11/09.. Share this Journey with me
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Hi Ashanti! Congrats on taking the plunge! I also had baby teeth that I had to have pulled, they were the ones right next to yours (canines). No one can say for sure when you will get powerchains so you will have to ask your orthodontist. My case was a lot different than yours but I got my powerchai...
by Megan11
Wed May 13, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Yea! I have a de-band date.
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Woooh! Congratulations Beachbum!

How exciting! Here's to you!!!! :-88
by Megan11
Wed May 13, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces: when do you get used to them?
Replies: 16
Views: 6463

I am not sure if you mean getting use to your physical appearance in braces or getting used to the discomfort, because I have different answers for the two... I am still unhappy with how I look in braces. Quite frankly I feel like I look like a freak, however; I am aware that others are not thinking...
by Megan11
Wed May 13, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spring coil question
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Hi, I had two spring coils to create gaps on both sides of my upper arch. I only wore them for the length of 1 adjustment, which was about 6-8 weeks. I can't remember if I noticed movement or not being that it was about 7 months ago or so, but since I wore them for only 6-8 weeks I am assuming they ...
by Megan11
Tue May 12, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First Adjustment, Any Advice Would Be Appreciated!
Replies: 13
Views: 1245

Hi uvraise! Don't worry, the pain won't be unbearable. You will mot likely have to go back on a soft-food diet for a couple of days until you readjust. I will be honest and say my first adjustment discomfort was higher than when I was initially braced. That said, be prepared! Take a motrin in advanc...
by Megan11
Mon May 11, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Day 3 and ouch!
Replies: 32
Views: 9357

Thanks Teylix! Ha, I know I should definitely not complain because I heard surgery is killer. I hope you have a quick recovery. I am trying to work on letting things play out as they should, but its my nature to be impatient! Thank you so much Blake! Those are just the words I need to hear, really. ...
by Megan11
Sun May 10, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: MOTHER"S DAY!
Replies: 0
Views: 565

MOTHER"S DAY!

HAPPY MOTEHR'S DAY TO ALL YOU BRACED MAMAS OUT THERE!!!


:-)o :-V :flowerbloom:
by Megan11
Sun May 10, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How does your ortho rotate your teeth?
Replies: 11
Views: 4009

I had two severely rotated canines that were once impacted. My ortho used powerchains and would take the bracket off those teeth and rebond them in a different spot until he got the canine rotated. For example, sometimes the bracket would be straight on the tooth and other times he would move it to ...
by Megan11
Fri May 08, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1st adjustment...OW
Replies: 6
Views: 829

woah buddy, powerchains at first adjustment? That's no joke. I remember when I first got my powerchains how painful they were! Even now when I get them changed they still hurt! They do work though so you should see progress very soon.

Good Luck and heres to quick movement :-88 !!