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by klobird
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces coming off too soon?
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Braces coming off too soon?

I got my braces off last year after 2yrs in them. Almost every single person in Archwired who was in the last couple weeks of treatment with braces was unsure that their teeth were ready..I know I wasn't sure at all....I was soooo surprised at how great they looked when the braces came off. It is re...
by klobird
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Forsus
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Forsus

I had the Forsus.....it wasn't bad as far as moving my mouth around. I could move my mouth pretty normally. The problem was that there were sooo many mechanical problems with it that I started to get really depressed. I finally had it removed after 3 1/2 months. I'm thinking it might have helped but...
by klobird
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Part-time alternative to tongue crib?
Replies: 1
Views: 2054

Re: Part-time alternative to tongue crib?

I read a lot about this at one time...your ortho may recommend speech therapy if he realizes what your job entails. Most orthos are realistic when it comes to adults. He can make suggestions but ultimately you are the one in charge....
by klobird
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: positive overbite stories anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: positive overbite stories anyone?

I started with a 10mm overjet.....braces are off now and its gone....braces were the best decision of my life!
by klobird
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Holey Moley!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Holey Moley!!!

OK--went to the ortho yesterday....the hole things are normal. The ortho said my gums look good. Whew!! Anyway, he took off the bonded retainer. Something I didn't even think about is how it would feel when the retainer was removed. VERY smooth and yes...slimy!! But it feels good! Before I went in I...
by klobird
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another Milestone
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Another Milestone

Almost one year later and I'm back at the ortho tomorrow...I will probably get my bonded retainer removed and be stuck with Essix top and bottom nightly until I die...but I do like having straight teeth and getting compliments all the time!
Do you get the compliments Jill??...it's soooo cool! :-*
by klobird
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Holey Moley!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Holey Moley!!!

Ya they already removed glue last Sept...the dentist called it "flash"....I'm off to the ortho tomorrow. It will be like a reunion--hmmmmm....... :huh:
by klobird
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Holey Moley!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Holey Moley!!!

Well....I've had my braces off for almost a year. I went to the dentist for my 6 mo. check last Monday and this fill in dentist tried to get floss thru my teeth with the bonded retainer but the teeth were too tight together....like I've been tryin' to tell them forever for pete's sake!! Anyway he sa...
by klobird
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 116117

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

Hey Plug.....I bought the Glide Floss Threaders that I used all the time when I was in braces. Believe me----NOTHING can get thru! The last time I was at the dentist she drilled away what she called "flash"---leftover cement. This time the dentist said that the teeth are just too tight together to b...
by klobird
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 116117

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

I have to go back to the ortho!...I thought I was done with that!!!...My regular dentist is writing my ortho a letter recommending that he take off the bonded wire behind my front bottom teeth...I've been telling them all that I can't floss down there because the teeth are too tight together. FINALL...
by klobird
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anyone had experience with sandpapered teeth?
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: anyone had experience with sandpapered teeth?

I had what seemed like a lot of IPR...no big deal...painless and now that my braces are off my teeth look great!
by klobird
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced at Last!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1938

Re: Debraced at Last!!!!!!

Fabulous!! Enjoy all that good food you've been missing!
by klobird
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's the trick to removing an Essix?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: What's the trick to removing an Essix?

Put you fingers way in the back on each side ...pull down and wiggle them off...works for me anyway...
by klobird
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And... they're off!
Replies: 18
Views: 1420

Re: And... they're off!

Well it's about time!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
by klobird
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Geri's Braces Journey
Replies: 34
Views: 2132

Re: Getting banded Tuesday...

Piece of cake....just make sure you start out with soft foods until you feel more confident and comfortable about what you are able to eat. Don't push it....like you said...baby steps. You will do great!