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by luchababe
Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon braces and powerchains...
Replies: 12
Views: 2402

Re: Damon braces and powerchains...

I know right? As long as we all end up with straight teeth in the end, they can put the powechains on my ankles if they wanted!
by luchababe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon braces and powerchains...
Replies: 12
Views: 2402

Re: Damon braces and powerchains...

[quote=That defeats the purpose of having Damon because becuase the traditional braces uses it on top of the wire to put the force and friction whereas the Damon braces arent meant to be less pressure oand moves the teeth faster hence everything gets put on under the wires, so the wires and brackets...
by luchababe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon braces and powerchains...
Replies: 12
Views: 2402

Re: Damon braces and powerchains...

I have my powerchains on top of the wires and brackets. Funny how there are two ways of doing it. I quite prefer having the powerchains on. They seem to smooth the surfaces of the brackets so they bother my mouth less.
by luchababe
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

Just checking out some older blogs I missed this summer and WOW!!!! Your teeth look AMAZING (as always but even better), and almost done??? You must be sooooo happy and hoping they come off early?? I don't think the end is any time soon but thanks for asking. My stoopid bottom teeth are just taking...
by luchababe
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon Question
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Damon Question

I have Damons too but they don't use ligatures. The only elastics involved are powerchains that go from bracket to bracket.
by luchababe
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

11 Months Today http://www.leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/first_day.jpg http://www.leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/1_month.jpg http://www.leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/2_months.jpg http://www.leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/3_months.jpg http://www.leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/4_months.jpg http://www.leighyoung.c...
by luchababe
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

Did he give you a time estimate of how much longer? I asked if I was past the half way point and he just smiled, nodded gently and said "Sure." Which to me meant that it's possible I'm half way done but he doesn't want to commit to anything so I won't be disappointed or angry if things go longer th...
by luchababe
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

Othro appointment #11 this morning. Had a new Xray done today. Instead of biting down on a metal stick, they stuck sticks in my ears to keep my head still. I have a powerchain back on the top teeth and one on the bottom too. No repositioning of brackets or new wires, but he torqued the current wire ...
by luchababe
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anybody else have this?
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Anybody else have this?

You know when you buy, say, a new stereo and when you open the box you find your stereo tightly packed in the box surrounded by styrofoam which is cut out to perfectly fit the shape of the stereo itself? Every morning the inside of my mouth is the styrofoam and my teeth are the new stereo. I guess t...
by luchababe
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics... Uggghh!
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Elastics... Uggghh!

I hear ya! I've had an elastic on my left side for about 10 weeks now and 2 days ago I was told to wear another one on the right side only going in the opposite direction to the first one. My teeth ache, I don't know where to put my jaw and, I'd never thought I'd say this, but after brushing my teet...
by luchababe
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71973

Re: Another braces story

Mellon farmer! Or if you prefer, Monday to Friday! Had another ortho visit today. I was expecting more, even my worksheet had a few extra lines of tech talk I didn't understand so I assumed I'd have some work done. NOPE. He wants to let the bottom wire play out for another 4 weeks to get the roots r...
by luchababe
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Have I DONE????
Replies: 16
Views: 2805

Re: What Have I DONE????

You'd be amazed what your body can get used to. Seriously, give it time. Keep track of how you feel day to day and when it's better you'll look back and be amazed at how you used to feel. Plus when the next round of "What have I done!?" comes along you'll have reference to get you through it.
by luchababe
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what are you trying to give up for braces
Replies: 40
Views: 3838

Re: what are you trying to give up for braces

Popcorn. But as for eating chocolate, why give it up? My dentist said if you're going to eat something sweet it's better to eat chocolate than hard candy or chewy stuff like gummy bears or sour keys. Why? Because the heat of your mouth will dissolve the chocolate left in your mouth faster than hard ...
by luchababe
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Suddenly starting to spit
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: Suddenly starting to spit

Don't feel bad, I do too! Especially when I'm eating. I'll open my mouth to take a bite and I'll, like, spray saliva onto my plate. It's so weird!
by luchababe
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: A First With Braces
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: A First With Braces

I found out 2 terrible things about having a cold with braces. One is breathing through my mouth dries out my teeth so my brackets start to really bother me. The second is sucking on a cough drop is super hard because I can't hold it between my teeth and cheek like normal. I don't want to break a br...