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by lovelyleo
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My gum is still swollen. My dentist said not to worry?
Replies: 6
Views: 3183

This advice may help you. I used to eat tons of popcorn during my treatment until about two/three months ago. I noticed I developed a swollen gum on my upper first molar. It was very sore and tender but didn't look like an abscess. One friend who had braces as a teen told me to brush, floss, then ge...
by lovelyleo
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IA - a few questions
Replies: 1
Views: 697

I cant answer all of your questions but as a suggestion have you tried reading outloud for a few hours each day to improve your speech. The more your speak with the IA in your mouth the faster your normal speech will recover. I hope your self-esteem recovers quickly. A life event like braces and IA ...
by lovelyleo
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My 1st Braces-versary! The things I have discovered...
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

1. Make sure to close the little bag containing elastics before placing it into your purse. The clean up of a zillion elastics is nerve bending. 2. It is great to show off your new smile. BUT not so great after eating a Ceasar salad. :oops: 3. No matter how good you brush or floss at night the next ...
by lovelyleo
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm not seeing any changes-advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Don't forget your roots are moving too, so there is movement. I noticed that after the first 9 months my teeth didn't move visibly much at all, but then I saw small changes that were barely noticeable at first. Trust me if your teeth are still getting sore then movement is taking place.
by lovelyleo
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Have A Debrace Month!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Don't worry Maggi it will go soo fast. If you just let life happen you will look up and see a beautiful smile in no time. :D
by lovelyleo
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Have A Debrace Month!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Have A Debrace Month!!

Today I had an adjustment and I got some good news told to me this morning I just had to share with someone but everybody I know is at work or school. Five major things happened at my adjustment. 5. My ortho fixed all but one chip on my top laterals. I have to say they look awesome. I trusted her to...
by lovelyleo
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho Office - Standing Room Only
Replies: 5
Views: 1654

Global Economy Zooming Up? I must have missed something....let me go glance at my pay check again.
by lovelyleo
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Speech Changes
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Needless to say I still have my moments over a year into treatment. But its usually when I am talking way too fast. :P
by lovelyleo
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone Else Start To Become A Little Lax With Thier Routine?
Replies: 17
Views: 2911

Ick!! That picture is super gross and scarey! I just bought four new toothbrushes at Target this evening. I would be devasted if that was my end result. All that time and money gone down the drain. Can you even have decalcification fixed?? P
by lovelyleo
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cause of Braces Self-consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 7069

I mostly got brace because I hated the appearance of my teeth and smile. I have always been highly critical of my own apperance and the appearance of others. In general I think I am more crtical as a person. I never judge anyone based on their appearance externally, but there is always a little voic...
by lovelyleo
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces agian
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

What happened?
by lovelyleo
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing Phase??????
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

WOW! I'm super excited! It seems like I have had braces for forever. I couldn't imagine life without them. I just hope all is said and done before my 26th birthday in August. I would be extremely happy to have them off in July. My mouth is watering just thinking about eating corn on the cob and BBQ ...
by lovelyleo
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone else....
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Has anyone else....

Been sore after every adjustment. I have been in treatment for 19 months and I still get sore after each adjustment. After each adjustment it takes longer for my teeth to feel sore and the time they stay sore is less and less, but I find it weird that my teeth still get sore. Am I alone here?[/i]
by lovelyleo
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: One year braceaversary!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Good for you! The time sure does fly!
by lovelyleo
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing Phase??????
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Finishing Phase??????

This snowy morning I went to the ortho for an adjustment. The only thing I expected was to get an elastic added to my right side. I have been doing one on my left side for about three and a half months now religously. My ortho was very happy that I have been compliant. She said that at my next appoi...