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by BracketRacket
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help -- really bad shooting pain!
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Help -- really bad shooting pain!

Now I don't know what to think. It hurt today after awhile while eating (for example, I had soup, then pasta, then a chilled cake (yay, I can eat again!) I felt twinges while eating the pasta, then it started hurting when eating dessert -- like it had just had enough irritation and started hurting a...
by BracketRacket
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces on tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Braces on tomorrow

Best of luck! :D
by BracketRacket
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Expander question..help!
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Expander question..help!

It'll get better in time -- your tongue learns to adapt!
If you're four days post-op (did you have a modified lefort?) and that's the biggest issue you're dealing with, I'm amazed -- good for you! :wink: I was still so swollen at the point that most of my speech was unintelligible!
by BracketRacket
Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help -- really bad shooting pain!
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Help -- really bad shooting pain!

Thanks, nn. It sounds like yours was more like one tooth, right? I can't tell, but mine feels like more than one tooth involved, unless the pain radiates and makes it feel that way. Ugh. It might be a little better today, but I'm doing my best not to irritate it. It's hard to judge how it's "feeling...
by BracketRacket
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help -- really bad shooting pain!
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Help -- really bad shooting pain!

As I was eating soup for dinner, I got a really, really sharp pain in the lower left side of mouth. It felt like one tooth hurt very badly, then radiated forward and back. The soup wasn't very hot, but I thought maybe it was sensitivity (got my lower braces on Monday). Then, when I ate something som...
by BracketRacket
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace Day -- Part Two!
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: Brace Day -- Part Two!

I do have to say, though, that at least people at work have learned not to cross me when they see I'm eating soup for dinner! :lol:
by BracketRacket
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: opera^gal's story
Replies: 681
Views: 155275

Re: opera^gal's story

Good luck! You do owe us a pic when all is said and done (and healed!) :P
by BracketRacket
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace Day -- Part Two!
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: Brace Day -- Part Two!

Thanks! You got spacers today, right? Hope everything went well! I hurt SO MUCH on and off. Aleve is my friend. And aspirin. And warm salt water. But ouch! The tops are feeling pretty good, but these bottoms are giving me a run for my money. I know it's sooo early, and I thought I was prepared (with...
by BracketRacket
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace Day -- Part Two!
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: Brace Day -- Part Two!

Thanks for thinking of me guys. The bottoms are on, along with assorted paraphernalia. :braces_angry: I also got a longer powerchain (used to be between my front teeth, now it spans the front four) on top and new ligs. OUCH! Between the bottoms hurting and the powerchain yanking, I'm not in good sha...
by BracketRacket
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50390

Re: BracketRacket's story

Thanks iBorg :D

Bottoms are on, tops got a bit of a tweak and I am in a world of ouch at the moment! :? Hopefully more details and pics soon.
by BracketRacket
Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace Day -- Part Two!
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Brace Day -- Part Two!

I'm having my lower braces put on in, oh, 11 hours. Just doing a lot of wondering if it's going to be different than the uppers, since, well, the uppers are already there and moving and such. No indication that I'll need turbos or anything, but I guess I'll find out the game plan for sure tomorrow. ...
by BracketRacket
Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50390

Re: BracketRacket's story

T-12 hours...wish me luck!
by BracketRacket
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50390

Re: BracketRacket's story

And the snail joins the turtle in my sig...and in one day, here come the bottoms. I'm relieved to be almost completely braced, it's about time. It comes almost exactly one year to the day after my consult -- what a year!
by BracketRacket
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My story...
Replies: 25
Views: 5563

Re: My story...

I love that you're so excited -- you sound like me! (Well, the braces part, at least, I was NOT excited for a long time with the surgery and all!)

I love playing with the colors, too, and trying to *plan* ahead of time and all!
by BracketRacket
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50390

Re: BracketRacket's story

Spacer went back in no problem. Game back on! The asst. said "we're going to have fun next week!" -- I'm a bit worried about that! :huh: :lol: They're not really bothering me much now, hopefully they moved in the first few days and are now just hanging out. Teeth are a little sore to bite on, but no...