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by Margie
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Margie's Story!
Replies: 62
Views: 26110

I think I have reached the point in my treatment where I am just frustrated and ready to get the braces taken off. I know I don’t have too much longer left to go and that only makes me feel more frustrated. At my last adjustment I was given a power chain across the top arch and I was given different...
by Margie
Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: crackling feeling-will it get worse?
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

It will happen on and off throughout your whole treatment, I am 15 months in and am still experiencing it.
by Margie
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: spaces when I floss!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

I actually have the same problem, I only notice the gap opening between my two front teeth when I floss. If I floss at night it is closed by the morning normally. I have a power chain and I still get the gap when I floss. I will try using the thinner floss between those teeth and see if it makes a d...
by Margie
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you get a professional clean with braces?
Replies: 18
Views: 5106

Now that I have braces I see my hygenist every 4 months. Prior to braces I tried to go every 6 months, but I have to admit sometimes there would be more time between appointments. Thankfully at my current job (I've been here for over 2 years) we have really good dental care so I typically don't pay ...
by Margie
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: opera^gal's story
Replies: 681
Views: 156500

Today is the big day!! Congratulations!
by Margie
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchains
Replies: 9
Views: 2444

I have been in power chains for the last couple of months and they really do start to work quickly. I was amazed by how fast they worked as well.
by Margie
Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 14 month progress!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3970

You have had amazing progress so far! It doesn't look like you have too much longer to go. I was also braced in May 2009 so it is nice to see someone's progress that was braced around the same time as me. You asked about whitening, I am also considering getting it done. I'm not sure what process I a...
by Margie
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any TIPS on preventing broken brackets?
Replies: 9
Views: 5210

I have had my braces for over a year and I haven't broken a bracket off. I eat pretty much anything I want, I'm just careful about how I eat things. And I do avoid biting into apples or corn on the cob and those sorts of foods.
by Margie
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: brace wire changes
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

In my experience as my teeth got straighter the wire did as well. That made it easier when I had my adjustments because the assistant didn't have to struggle as much with the wire to get it into the bracket.
by Margie
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Coming Off TODAY!! Woo!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4455

Congratulations! They look great!

I have to say I am very jealous!
by Margie
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Drooling....
Replies: 15
Views: 6655

I also drooled before braces but I think I drool more now. I think it also depends on what position I am sleeping in as well.
by Margie
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Clare's Story (Ireland)
Replies: 21
Views: 6813

I think I first noticed changes when I was flossing, I could tell that the teeth were moving because the floss moved between the teeth easier; and that was probably after having the braces for a couple of days. I think I had very visible changes after about a month, that was very exciting! I try to ...
by Margie
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Normal to feel "crackling" in teeth in less than a
Replies: 12
Views: 2954

I hope it's normal because I am experiencing it now lol :lol:

I experience it after any major adjustment, even just eating or talking. I had some new and longer power chains put on today so I have been hearing a lot of "crackling" today.
by Margie
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Margie's Story!
Replies: 62
Views: 26110

I just got back from the ortho, and unfortunatly I didn't get a de-brace date, I go back on September 14th for my next adjustment. The ortho did tell me that I was almost done so hopefully I will be finished in early October. I got a new power chain on top, it goes all the way across the top. On the...
by Margie
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bekah's Story Pics *Update September27*
Replies: 174
Views: 47339

Yay! It sounds like everything is working out! I am happy for you :)