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by klobird
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: What have I done???
Replies: 37
Views: 2767

Re: What have I done???

I had the lingual cleats for a while too. Then I finally asked the ortho what they were for. He's like "Oh we won't be needing those. Want us to take them off?" WHAAAAAATTTTT?????. All that time and they were never even going to be used!!! So ya--that day they were gone! Might help to ask your ortho...
by klobird
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hello and a question about the effect of headgear on jaws
Replies: 10
Views: 1345

Re: hello and a question about the effect of headgear on jaw

The Forsus appliance is used more often in adults now, rather than headgear. If you look up Forsus appliance youtube, you will see what it is. I had it for about 4 months. I would rather have the Forsus than headgear any day!!
by klobird
Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 116090

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

Soooooo was it worth it? OMG!! YESSSSSS!! I was with a group of people--mostly just acquaintances and what I heard said to me was "you have nice tea". I looked around because I knew I wasn't drinking tea. I said "what?". And then another person said, "I was noticing that too". Then it dawned on me--...
by klobird
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics destroying my cheeks
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Re: Elastics destroying my cheeks

If you are having indentations--like a groove inside your cheeks where the elastic is rubbing, you may need to talk to the ortho. I had box elastics that made grooves shaped like a box inside my cheeks. It hurt! Turns out my cheek was really swollen, inflamed. The ortho quit that configuration immed...
by klobird
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics destroying my cheeks
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Re: Elastics destroying my cheeks

Mack's pillow soft ear plug wax!!! IT IS THE BEST THERE IS!!! Use it on the brackets in the areas of the elastics until you've gotten some relief. You can use it over the the elastics hooks where they are attached, and also under the elastics. You will find new and creative ways to attach the wax ev...
by klobird
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off June 18th, before-after PICS
Replies: 50
Views: 5008

Re: Braces off June 18th, before-after PICS

Me thinks they are flirting with you!!! :thumbsup:

AMAZING!!!
by klobird
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not the brightest idea- New braces+ camping 2 days later
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Not the brightest idea- New braces+ camping 2 days later

Well you should have braces now so CONGRATULATIONS!! If I were going camping newly braced, I would make sure there was a lot of water to rinse the food out of my braces. Remember the wax (Mack's pillow soft ear wax is THE BEST), Ibuprofen, toothpicks (!), toothpaste and toothbrush, and a rinse cup. ...
by klobird
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ARGGGGGGH, ULCERS EVERYWHERE!
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

Re: ARGGGGGGH, ULCERS EVERYWHERE!

Mack's Pillow Soft ear wax....the best ever!

Ya, get those pokeys clipped and have the ortho take a look at the ulcers--you DO NOT have to suffer--you paid the big bucks!! He is just your employee now!!
by klobird
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ...going to get these braces off this morning! YIKES!
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Re: ...going to get these braces off this morning! YIKES!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!




(Soon enough Kip--soon enough.....)
by klobird
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 5 months & I'm ready to quit, other braces for overbite/jet?
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Re: 5 months & I'm ready to quit, other braces for overbite/

I had a 10mm overjet. After 2 years in metal it's pretty normal. They suggested surgery also (for the first time when I was just about to get my braces off!). The bottom part of my jaw is not perfectly in line with the top even though my teeth are perfectly in line when I bite down. The key words ar...
by klobird
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160246

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

CAT!!! SO GOOD TO SEE YOU!!!

You really look AMAZING!! Yes braces does wonders for self-esteem!! I got in the elevator at work and another really classy lady got in. I didn't want to smile and then I remembered-- My smile is probably better than hers!! It felt great!!
by klobird
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 116090

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

CAT!!! I THOUGHT YOU WERE GONE FOREVER!!!

It's good to see an "oldie" again....I totally know what you mean about forgetting what braces were like. It's like I never had them, except I love my new smile!

Now I have to go check out your update!!
by klobird
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What are you thinking about right now?
Replies: 94
Views: 4069

Re: What are you thinking about right now?

Hey Katie--Ibuprofen works wonders!!

And Tobi--I have a couple of litter boxes and litter genies next to them. They are amazing--sort of like the diaper genie...just pop the poop in and walk away!!
by klobird
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What are you thinking about right now?
Replies: 94
Views: 4069

Re: What are you thinking about right now?

Hey Tobi--I have a couple of real "cutie" cats I can spare!! Ya, like the one that caught me in the face this morning and nearly gave me a black eye! :shock: :yikes: (I have 4--Malley,Button,Joey and Jet)...
by klobird
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What are you thinking about right now?
Replies: 94
Views: 4069

Re: What are you thinking about right now?

I've been thinking about my best friend who is like the main character in an up and coming full length movie-documentary-(produced by someone we all know...). There's not much on the internet about how to handle a best friend situation when one of them starts to get a little "famous". It's weird--li...