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by NICURN85
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 48 hours to go....
Replies: 30
Views: 1799

Re: 48 hours to go....

Klo!!!
I am so excited for you!! I can not wait to see the pics after they are off. Enjoy your trip for a job well done!!!!
by NICURN85
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Final meal before braces
Replies: 38
Views: 2612

Re: Final meal before braces

This topic is making me so hungry even though I just had creamed spinach and salmon. A week or so before getting braces I remember going to LongHorn getting the biggest steak on the menu!! Ooooooooo how I miss my steak with A-1 sauce. Also I just miss my chips (Salt and vinegar kettle chips) biting ...
by NICURN85
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 40748

Re: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)

Hi Everyone, Well here is a quick update before I go on Tuesday to the ortho. So for the first time since I got braces I actually had to pull out the WAX!!! I actually had to find out where I put it. Out of nowhere on my bottom lip my brackets have rubbed a sore. I think it must be my teeth moving a...
by NICURN85
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many did you do?
Replies: 33
Views: 2716

Re: How many did you do?

I had 8!! I will never forget having them installed. My bottom arch was so stubborn and ended up having those on a month in which the ortho installed because the assistant could not get them in as they kept breaking. I only had my top spacers on about a week I think.
by NICURN85
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spacers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1307

Re: Spacers?

Some people get spacers before braces and some afterwards. It just depends on what your ortho plan is. I agree with the others about asking what the plan is. My bottom teeth were so stubborn that I had my bottom spacers on for about a month. They went ahead and put the brackets on though. It was a p...
by NICURN85
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace Day is hours away!
Replies: 28
Views: 1503

Re: Brace Day is hours away!

Good luck tomorrow!! Make sure to let us know how things go.
by NICURN85
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Every how often do you tighten your braces?
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: Every how often do you tighten your braces?

I actually go every 3-4 weeks and sometimes I'll go back in 2 depending on what my ortho has planned. I guess it depends on the patient and what the ortho is trying to accomplish!!
by NICURN85
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting braces at 19, very excited!!
Replies: 88
Views: 7998

Re: Getting braces at 19, very excited!!

Hi Anna,
Your teeth are looking GREAT!!! I watched your YouTube video and loved it!! Your braces look well on you!! Happy teeth moving until next time.
by NICURN85
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: First day with all metal brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: First day with all metal brackets

Hey, Welcome to the boards. Your best meals at first will be the soft foods so all you have to do is swallow. For about the first month or longer I lived on fish then I gradually made my way back to regular foods. I would also suggest fresh fruit smoothies if you have a blender. I had those a lot at...
by NICURN85
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces Journey from Chaotic Choppers - Australia
Replies: 130
Views: 29401

Re: Braces Journey from Chaotic Choppers - Australia

CC!!! Can't wait to hear what happens at your next appointment. I think you should go with either teal or coral ligs!! I think I'm going to try the grey/silver ligs. I was thinking you have to try them at least once during your braces career!!! :D I am still excited for you to possibly have yours of...
by NICURN85
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 40748

Re: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)

Poor Kimmie!!! Not fish again!!! I'll be eating it too next week (I think) because my appointment is going to include placing new brackets on my last molars to bring them in line and close the new gaps :/ I don't know what procedure they're doing to you but it doesn't sound fun! I hope it all goes ...
by NICURN85
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 40748

Re: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)

I'm not sure about the procedure you are talking about, but most of my hooks have been added as I need them. Some are posts that have fitted into the brackets. Some are wires with loops that they wrap around my brackets. I've been in braces 19 months and I'm up to 20 hooks. I've had a bit of irrita...
by NICURN85
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 40748

Re: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)

Yeah, it was a bit of a surprise because up to that point nothing had registered even a 2 on the pain scale. For me, it was a piece of linked metal (I think) that they connected to my braces on one side and then wrapped around the front and fastened it on the other side. It only took a minute or tw...
by NICURN85
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics causing uneven bite - normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Elastics causing uneven bite - normal?

My teeth were hitting in front maddeningly. I was worried about chipping. Was in for another reason and mentioned this. On went this wire chain thing with which they pulled my lowers back. Like to have died. Told the assistant I should have kept my mouth shut. It has helped though quite a bit. @ is...
by NICURN85
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!
Replies: 115
Views: 25818

Re: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!

Gilly

I am so glad things are going great for you!! Yes time is flying by quickly. It doesn't seem like we have been in braces this long. I can't wait to see pics!! Take care.