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by lovelyleo
Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone being teased?
Replies: 36
Views: 5127

I admit I got teased @ work at first. However, I have the type of personality that makes me be able to laugh at myself. Plus, my coworkers have told me they appreciate the fact I am doing something to correct my teeth and smile. They love seeing the progress too.
by lovelyleo
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Been A Whole Year
Replies: 5
Views: 830

nice~ what type of braces are you using? Thanks guys! I have no idea what kind of braces I have. I will try to find out the next time I go to the ortho. I know they aren't self-ligating. I have eaten popcorn. Just got back from watching the new Harry Potter flick and had some. My thing with the no-...
by lovelyleo
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Been A Whole Year
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Been A Whole Year

I can actually believe I have been braced for a year. I will be soo glad when my braces are gone. I miss corn on the cob. I swear this year's bbq isn't the same without it. I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. I just wish I would have done this sooner. Sorry the now pics are soooooo huge ...
by lovelyleo
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Within lifetime, how many days have gone without flossing?
Replies: 18
Views: 2923

Even before braces I could go monthS without flossing...maybe even years but now I make an effort to do it at least twice in a month...it is more of a pain than ever...to me flossing is overrated until a piece of steak is stuck in between my teeth
by lovelyleo
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this true of all brace wearers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2082

yes I too have difficulty biting nails, tape, clothes tags, etc. but like someone said teeth are not meant to be used as tools...however I still chew small bits of ice so I guess anything is possible
by lovelyleo
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho office hygiene - would this send you running?
Replies: 4
Views: 937

i have a b.s. in biology and hand sanitizer works as well if not better than soap and water. as far as antiseptic it should do the job killing the germs...but its good to be concerned about these things.
by lovelyleo
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I got a debanding date!! ~ PICS!
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

aww congrats kridti. your teeth look awesomrl just remember to wear your retainers to keep that beautiful smile!
by lovelyleo
Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The results so far and funding for braces
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

I put about 1700 USD down and pay 140 USD a month. So far the results have been worth every dollar spent. However, there are times when I do feel guilty spending the money when it could possibly go towards other bills like student loans. I wasn't about to wait for forever to get these things. I hone...
by lovelyleo
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I never realized..
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Time does fly by. I think I handle my braces in a cycle. I dred them for about a month or two then wake up one morning and see a gap closed or a tooth move dramatically, get excited for an adjustment, dred the discomfort afterwards, get in a funk because I don't see movement for awhile, and then wak...
by lovelyleo
Sun May 31, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spitting...
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

no spitting here but DEFINETLY a lot of drolling RANDOMLY especially if I gettoo excited....can be embarrassing :oops:
by lovelyleo
Mon May 18, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How does your orthodontist document your treatment?
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

I am so grateful that my O is in the 21st century and uses a computer. There is a pc at every chair so my O simply pulls up my records takes a look at them and my mouth tells the assisant (sometimes does stuff too) what to do the assisant follows the instructions and the O comes back to check to mak...
by lovelyleo
Sat May 16, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: POKE POKE POKE.....
Replies: 6
Views: 973

POKE POKE POKE.....

Goes the wire in the back of my mouth! Good sign of movement but its getting on my last nerves! Sympathize with me a little bit.
by lovelyleo
Thu May 14, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: powerchain pain?
Replies: 35
Views: 63447

Yes powerchains can be a pain in the mouth. I have been wearing them on the top 12 for the last four months. I have seen some noticeable movement but no sudden movements over hours. I usualy just take a OTC pain reliever and call it a day or night.
by lovelyleo
Tue May 12, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho made inappropriate statement, in my opinion.
Replies: 18
Views: 2710

Niteowl, If I were you I would take my money and run. He was beyond rude and highly unprofessional. Post like these make me grateful for my ortho. You as a patient have the right to ask as many questions as you please no matter how stupid or complicated they maybe. There will betime during treatment...
by lovelyleo
Sun May 10, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I know they're on the no-no list but I know someone did it!
Replies: 19
Views: 2456

Here is a list of things I have eaten that are on the "No No" list: Peanut M&Ms Snickers Orbit Sugar Free Gum Popcorn Hard Taco Shells Tortilla Chips Thin Crust Pizza Ice (small pieces) To this day (knock on wood) I have not broken a bracket or dislodged a wire. The trick is eat carefully & slowly. ...