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by jxds
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long have you have braces ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3646

Had them for 15 months aprox from an original 18 month estimate - my hunch is that it will be like 24 months rather than 18... :(
by jxds
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got braces yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

About the ortho I can't tell because I'm not in your situation, but as far as the pain and the embarrassment go, I can tell that they will fade - you'll get used to wearing braces in no time and most likely you'll be happy about what you did. You just need some patience.
by jxds
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces on in 12 days time (info pls!)
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Some people get bands and others get brackets with tubes. I guess it just depends on your ortho and your case. If you don't get spacers you will most likely be getting brackets rather than bands on your molars. I don't have bands, so I don't know how they feel but I can say that I'm glad I didn't go...
by jxds
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 24 year old mommy and wife
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

I've been in braces for 15 months already, and I quite happy so far. Of course, there are moments in which you wish you could just take them out and forget them, and moments in which the movement slows down and you feel just tired of the whole thing, but in general I'm happy. I love your positive at...
by jxds
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics not doing anything
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Do you think I should ask my ortho what exactly he thinks is going on? I've been an almost perfect wearer, with few exceptions and still it does not seem to speed up the process... :cry:
by jxds
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics not doing anything
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

sorry, I meant four months :oops:
by jxds
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 24 year old mommy and wife
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Wow, thats a lot of progress in five months, congratulations! How are braces treating you so far?
by jxds
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grinding
Replies: 21
Views: 2924

I actually did grind my teeth pre-braces but when I got them on I stopped grinding... just wondering why is that some people worsens and other stop grinding?
by jxds
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics not doing anything
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

I've been wearing 'parallel elastics' for my midline for the past five months and don't see a big improvement either. Is that abnormally slow? I'm worried, I don't want to be doing this effort if they are not working.
by jxds
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full metal Damon mouth [4th adjustment, lowers came out]
Replies: 71
Views: 26881

The button inside my molar fell off and I swallowed it, so I couldn't keep wearing the elastic for my crossbite. I called the ortho office and went for an "emergency" appointment today. He looked my teeth and bite and decided not to replace the button. He says that my cross bite is fully corrected n...
by jxds
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics question
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

The easiest thing to do is just replace them each time you have to take them out. Often I try to keep them in to snack so I don't use more than 3 sets a day, in certain cases I use a napkin but mostly just throw them away and use a new set. You'll feel the tightness, I love that feeling! :P
by jxds
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber band popping off all the time...
Replies: 6
Views: 6378

Thanks! I will call my ortho... but now it is because I don't have a choice. The button to which the rubber band was attached inside my molar has popped off and I have swallowed it... :( So now I can't wear this elastic. Tomorrow I'll call the office to see what should I do and when I get it replace...
by jxds
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber band popping off all the time...
Replies: 6
Views: 6378

Rubber band popping off all the time...

I've been wearing a cross-elastic on my molars for five months or so. It goes from the inside of my upper molar to the outside of the lower molar, and is intended to correct my cross-bite. It has so far really worked, and my upper molar is now pretty much in line with the rest. However, my ortho wan...
by jxds
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: HeyBuckey!'s Story
Replies: 423
Views: 102498

Welcome and congratulations!
by jxds
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I WANT THEM OUT!
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

I'm 15 months in from an original estimate of 18 and I want them off as well. I just feel tired from the elastics, changing them, feeling the tightness, taking them out to eat everywhere, having them pop off my mouth, swallowing them... but I think things are moving slowly and I don't think I'll get...