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by newsboysgrl777
Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FINALLY have elastics, but have a question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

Thanks for replying, bluegirl! It really makes you wonder at all the different techniques there are out there. I mean, I'm just starting to wear elastics and I've had braces for over a year...and your ortho is telling you to wear yours from day 1! It's just very interesting...obviously both ways wor...
by newsboysgrl777
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Trouble eating swallowing
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

oops. sorry for the double post! :roll:
by newsboysgrl777
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Trouble eating swallowing
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Just wanted to post my thread about when I first got molar bands and what helped me (as I asked my ortho to do what was suggested below and she did and I've been fine ever since)! :-) Good luck! I have little hooks on the inside of my molar bands, and I cant tell you how many times, i have gotten m...
by newsboysgrl777
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Trouble eating swallowing
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Just wanted to post my thread about when I first got molar bands and what helped me (as I asked my ortho to do what was suggested below and she did and I've been fine ever since)! :-) Good luck! I have little hooks on the inside of my molar bands, and I cant tell you how many times, i have gotten my...
by newsboysgrl777
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FINALLY have elastics, but have a question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

You know what? After doing some thinking, I think it's the POWER CHAINS that are causing all of this discomfort/pain and NOT the wires themselves because my bottom teeth really don't hurt at all...except the 2 teeth that are power chained themselves! So, that kind of sucks. I say that because the te...
by newsboysgrl777
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FINALLY have elastics, but have a question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

Update: I am in SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much discomfort right now! I've had to make sure I KEEP taking ibuprofen because as soon as it wears off, it's like PAAAAAAAAAIN!!! Also, I have the elastics in now and I'm sure that's sorta achy too. However, on top of all of the other stuff, one of the wire ties is p...
by newsboysgrl777
Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FINALLY have elastics, but have a question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

Okay, here are some pics! :) Enjoy...LOL http://www.bracesreview.com/forums/attachments/general-braces/149d1252540502-finally-have-elastics-but-have-question-diagram.jpg http://www.bracesreview.com/forums/attachments/general-braces/150d1252540512-finally-have-elastics-but-have-question-sept-9_3a.jpg
by newsboysgrl777
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FINALLY have elastics, but have a question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

Update: My teeth are AAAAAAAAAAAAAACHING so bad right now!!! Ow!! :cry:
by newsboysgrl777
Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FINALLY have elastics, but have a question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

Hey, Gotta keep it brief because I'm supposed to be working, but I'd like to post some pics later on... Anyway, I really didn't feel the elastics at all, but, I just got them this morning (appt was @ 9am, they didn't get to me until like 9:45, you know how that goes) and the technician showed me how...
by newsboysgrl777
Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else having difficulty to sleep because of bite?
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Hi Maria, Just wanted to say that you are NOT alone. As SOON as I got my lower brackets on, I couldn't bite down right and I had a HECK of a time finding a comfortable position for closing my mouth...mostly at night. Now, months later, it's better, but I still sometimes have discomfort with my bite....
by newsboysgrl777
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FINALLY have elastics, but have a question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

FINALLY have elastics, but have a question...

My ortho FINALLY started me on elastics today, but she's got me starting it only at night. The technician told me that's how she starts all of her patients out (at night), but I'm wondering if there'd be any benefit at all to wearing them MORE than 'prescribed?' I'm sort of wondering this because I ...
by newsboysgrl777
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm married!!!! (Pics)
Replies: 13
Views: 2511

Thank you to everyone for all of your sweet compliments!! :) :) Unfortunately, I came down with the flu the NIGHT BEFORE I was going to get my top brackets put on and since I had a fever, I was worried about being contagious. Sure enough, when I went to the doctor, he told me it was a virus and high...
by newsboysgrl777
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Surprise Debanding!
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

CONGRATS!!! :)

Now you KNOW we have to see pics, right?!!! :) :) PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE?!!! And how much are you loving your smile now?! And how are the retainers?
by newsboysgrl777
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: PLEASE, PLEASE, tell me it gets better!
Replies: 13
Views: 1929

Thanks Kilikena and Tammers! I did see my ortho a few days after I got my braces because a bracket had popped off, and I did tell him my top teeth were hitting my bottom brackets. He said it would take about 2 weeks for my bite to adjust. Uh, I don't really know how that works...but if it doesn't i...