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by luchababe
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

So I had this cemented in yesterday: http://leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/bar.jpg I thought it would be a round bar but it's actually flat with slightly corrugated edges to hold onto the cement I suppose. It felt kind of rough to start with, like having food stuck there but it's the day after now and ...
by luchababe
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dentist Teeth Cleaning with Braces and Powerchain
Replies: 5
Views: 3391

Re: Dentist Teeth Cleaning with Braces and Powerchain

I've NEVER had my wire or powerchains removed for a cleaning. They do a super job of working around everything. They even floss for me. If this is your first visit for a cleaning with braces, they'll tell you what you need to do, if anything.
by luchababe
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone noticed an increase in plaque?
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Re: Has anyone noticed an increase in plaque?

Hella yes! I go for a cleaning every 3 months (my dentist office recommends that if you have braces) and was told it's just the braces doing that. More stuff for plaque to stick to. But keep up the good brushing and flossing and no harm will be done! At least that's what I was told... And no, they'r...
by luchababe
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re:

AWWWWWWWW Hope you are feeling better. I hate my braces so much too. I am suppose to get off aug 22 but my wire broke last week in 2 spots and they replaced and now my teeth look horrible and spacey and I sure hope its not delayed I have to wait another week to see what he can do. I HATE MY BRACES!...
by luchababe
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

May I first say your teeth are looking amaaaaazing! And I don't think you're being selfish at all. I know how it feels to think you're going to get the braces off, get all excited and then it's delayed and I don't even have an event to attend. I think it's perfectly normal to feel annoyed in this s...
by luchababe
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

Hi there! Great job with your thread here... I can see the I have more or less the same "problem" as you had. Crowding of the upper front teeth with one of them sticking out and bottom front teeth crowding. So I am currently getting my arches widened with a palate braces (loose, so I can take it ou...
by luchababe
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

Ortho visit today and I have to be honest and say I'm slightly devastated. I got fresh powerchains put on and now have to wear elastics on both sides (back molar to top canine) all day, then those damn ones in the triangle at the front of my teeth at night. Those ones hurt so bad. But I'm sad becaus...
by luchababe
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 46328

Re: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!

I'm super jealous since you got yours on after I got mine. It's too hot to be this jealous. I think I need a drink... But congrats on your date!
by luchababe
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not changing archwire
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Not changing archwire

Sometimes the wire needs more time to work it's magic. It all depends! Just ask next time your in what their plan is for that visit.
by luchababe
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Shopping list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1957

Re: Shopping list...

Breath strips are good instead of gum or mints. I've given up both. One in case it sticks everywhere and the other because they're hard and I don't want to pop open a bracket. Better safe than sorry! Also don't forget the floss and ask for the floss threaders if they don't give you any.
by luchababe
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 46328

Re: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!

Congrats on your date! Looking beautiful! I wish my date was more concrete, but at least one of has something written in stone to look forward to!
by luchababe
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 46328

Re: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!

Good luck with your appointment!
by luchababe
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

Your teeth look awesome I don't know how they could get any better, your ortho must be a perfectionist. I just noticed your elastics are one tooth over than mine, how do you even talk with them on?? I only had to wear them at night, for obvious reasons! Couldn't talk properly at all with them. And ...
by luchababe
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

Back from the ortho. Fresh powerchains on top and bottom. Had a nib of wire that was poking me snipped off the top right at the back. Don't have to wear the elastics at night anymore. For future reference, they looked like this: http://leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/night%20elastics.jpg and hurt like a...
by luchababe
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm new and in pain!
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: I'm new and in pain!

Pain pills, obviously work. Also try chewing on a straw using the sore teeth. It increased the blood flow. Same goes for standing up and touching your toes. The blood flows to your head and when you stand back up your teeth feel so much better! At least they did for me...