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by BracketRacket
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Harriet's Journey
Replies: 66
Views: 20621

Re: Harriet's Journey

Lookin' good! Congrats! Your teeth wlll look great when you're done! Upon inspecting the braces when I got some I noticed one of the ligatures was not hooked around one of the corners of the bracket but managed to put in place pretty easily thankfully! Sometimes they do this on purpose, if a tooth i...
by BracketRacket
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lower central incisor extraction
Replies: 0
Views: 799

Lower central incisor extraction

I know this has been asked before, but figured I'd ask again. I had SARPE just a shade over a year ago, especially curious if anyone had this done in conjunction with top expansion or orthognathic surgery. Anyone have this done? Results? Healing? Fake tooth in the meantime? Thanks...I'm pretty nervo...
by BracketRacket
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50390

Re: BracketRacket's story

I have a consultation with an oral surgeon tomorrow to discuss the extraction of my right lower central incisor :shock:
I'm a bit, well not scared, but anxious. About the procedure, about the "fake tooth" afterwards, the results, etc. :(
by BracketRacket
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50390

Re: BracketRacket's story

Need a bottom central incisor extracted. Not looking forward to it... :-( Kinda bummed. Will try to grab new pics soon!
by BracketRacket
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: sharp tooth pain after drinking cold water
Replies: 3
Views: 6358

Re: sharp tooth pain after drinking cold water

I had some really bad (like crying) senstitivity for a day or two -- the pain literally radidated down my jaw. I thought I had a serious problem -- then it went away. If it keeps up for more than a day or two, then definitely get it checked out, but it is possible that is just a sensitivity issue an...
by BracketRacket
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50390

Re: BracketRacket's story

Bottom brackets are much better! I had a pin from the non-used elastics poking, but got that taken care of, thank goodness!
by BracketRacket
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why aren't brackets round?
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Why aren't brackets round?

Haha -- have you guys heard of Wild Smiles brackets? I know very little about them, but apparently they come in all different shapes like hearts, stars, footballs, etc. Don't know if I'm allowed to link, so just google it. I have no idea if they work, have other issues, etc., but they look cool! I a...
by BracketRacket
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50390

Re: BracketRacket's story

Ouch man! Long story short (I'll explain soon, promise), I have no wire on the bottom now. And the brackets are ripping the inside of my lip to shreds! :(
by BracketRacket
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50390

Re: BracketRacket's story

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab148/BracketRacket/April411.jpg (Sorry about the image quality, camera battery was dying, so I shot a few pics quickly! And no bottoms! Boo! I'll grab some as soon as I can! OK, let's see. Where did we leave off? At my second-to-last adjustment, I got a powerchai...
by BracketRacket
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: DrBlur's story
Replies: 91
Views: 28582

Re: DrBlur's story

WAHOOO!!!! Congrats! Sounds like we're at the same spot with the gaps -- I have pretty sizable ones between my laterals and canines, too. My front teeth were steel tied last time (had been powerchained across the front four) and I think my ortho said he just wanted to see where things settled for no...
by BracketRacket
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Too old for expander?
Replies: 6
Views: 7106

Re: Too old for expander?

well im 31 and have an expander because my pallate is too narrow but im also having surgically assisted rapid pallate expansion this weekend which speeds up the process. I also got told by one ortho that they were going to expand the old fashioned way which would take 9 months, so age should not be...
by BracketRacket
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics snapping
Replies: 5
Views: 2335

Elastics snapping

I know elastics snap, it's the nature of the beast. I'm just trying to feel out exactly how often is too often. I'm wearing one, on the right side, at the moment. The darn thing snaps AT LEAST once a day, often twice. Of course, I replace it when it does. I'm supposed to be wearing it as close to 24...
by BracketRacket
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ouch! (Elastic)
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Ouch! (Elastic)

I just got elastics for the first time two days ago. I'm only wearing one, in a semi-box configuration, on the right side. I'm in green elastics, they don't seem to be very heavy-weight. My teeth hurt to much when I wake up in the morning -- do you think that'll go away? I also have two new wires, s...
by BracketRacket
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orbit White
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Orbit White

anybody, anybody?
should I take your silence as consent? :lol: [*]
by BracketRacket
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 6 Days between SARPE and Expansion, is that okay?
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Re: 6 Days between SARPE and Expansion, is that okay?

I had about four days in between the surgery and when I started expanding. I felt a lot of tension and pressure when I expanded, I think that's pretty normal.