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by Takako
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much did your face shape change?
Replies: 14
Views: 5934

I had 4 teeth extracted, premolars, and I don't think my face has changed shape at all.
by Takako
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thick Square Wire Insertion
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Thick Square Wire Insertion

For those who have had thick, square wires, was the insertion procedure really tough? It was in my case... my face was pretty much mauled by the poor assistant. The wire did NOT want to go through the buccal tubes!! I hadn't heard this complication ever mentioned on here before.
by Takako
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how long until extraction gaps close?
Replies: 8
Views: 6689

One of mine is STILL open and it's been over a year since my extractions... granted, we didn't actually start closing the gaps until august or september of last year, so I guess it's been less than a year. And not all of that time has been spent closing that gap. And it was the largest gap. And it h...
by Takako
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Brace-face saga
Replies: 19
Views: 8167

I LOVE colored ligs! The only time I've had clear ones were for some special mini-powerchains my ortho used a few adjustments ago. They only came in clear so I didn't have a choice. Right now I have neon orange and neon pink!! :D
by Takako
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Margie's Story!
Replies: 62
Views: 26113

Your bottom arch is fabulous O.o
by Takako
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My teeth move so fast, what should I do?
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

My teeth moved super fast at the beginning of my treatment I remember! It was like overnight almost. And on the downside, my lower premolar also moves incredibly fast when the powerchain is taken off, and it becomes Gappy McGaperson. Booo! lol.
by Takako
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why did you get regular braces instead of Invisalign?
Replies: 37
Views: 6820

1, 2, and 4. I'm a cheapskate lol. Invisalign just wasn't feasible due to how bad my teeth were. And I knew that metal braces would be faster, more durable, and have less room for human error on my part. Plus there are things about Invisalign they don't tell you about in the brochures, like the knob...
by Takako
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Months between adjustments??need advice
Replies: 19
Views: 3955

My first appointments were 8 weeks apart, then 6, then 4. Now they're usually 6 or 4 weeks apart, although I did have one 9 week stretch due to my ortho giving birth (adorable!).
by Takako
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help needed! =( weird smell when i floss?
Replies: 14
Views: 11796

Sometimes it's food or plaque. My teeth always smell bad when I floss <_< Flossing is gross! lol. As for the person with the blood, sometimes a bit of food or plaque can get up under the gums and make them inflamed/bleed. You're absolutely right that the best thing is to give the area special attent...
by Takako
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY Braces Journey, 02-16-09 --> ??
Replies: 81
Views: 27585

Bazoom!!! Guess what I got at my appointment today?! NEW WIRES!! WOOOO!! After more than a year of being on my first set of wires I finally got new ones! They are super huge; I went from hair-thin starter-wires to chunky square wires. My ortho says they are bigger but "softer". She says they are goi...
by Takako
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wire near gum
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Almost all 4 of my curled wires broke off at one point or another. I probably swallowed them. Right now I've only got enough to curl on my top right, and that's only because the wire likes to work itself out that way.
by Takako
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The power of a powerchain!
Replies: 12
Views: 4320

Oh, powerchain... Yeah. Super powerful stuff, closes some gaps in 3 hours, takes months to close others!!
by Takako
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets taken off then replaced in different spots
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

Yep! I was so excited for my Repositioning app because it was kinda like the second phase of my treatment!
by Takako
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Ist week with braces...how fast will my teeth move?
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Nah!! You're not a dork; I was excited too!! Now I'm excited each appointment to see if they change anything.
by Takako
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Shaving teeth during debanding??
Replies: 9
Views: 4710

They are your teeth: YOU have to live with them, not your ortho. So TELL him/her you do not want any shaving done!!