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by BellaBraces
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: C's story - braces at 32
Replies: 22
Views: 11184

Re: C's story - braces at 32

Looks like you've got some movement going on the top already. Great!
by BellaBraces
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Car Accident
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: Car Accident

Sending best wishes for a quick recovery.
by BellaBraces
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not sore any more after a week. What does it mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Not sore any more after a week. What does it mean?

You always feel more tension for the first week or so, in my experience. This also happens after each adjustment. If you push against your teeth with your tongue a little you will probably find there is tension there, it is just not as obvious.
by BellaBraces
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Healthy eating tips when teeth hurt?
Replies: 13
Views: 1752

Re: Healthy eating tips when teeth hurt?

Fish is good. It is pretty soft anyway and can be cut into tiny pieces that you can suck to mush (don't brace wearers have charming conversations???) or swallow whole.
by BellaBraces
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone Whos Had 6 Month Smiles
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Anyone Whos Had 6 Month Smiles

Sorry. I still have them and will be a little while yet. I'm interested to know the answer, though.
by BellaBraces
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I want my money back!
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Re: I want my money back!

I think you need to bear in mind that the vast majority of people who visit online forums are looking for advice; usually because they have had a problem. There is going to be a huge number of people out who have used Invisalign with no problem and saw no need to join a forum. Accordingly it is very...
by BellaBraces
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So Far, So Good :)
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: So Far, So Good :)

Good for you! Hope it continues to go well.
by BellaBraces
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I want my money back!
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Re: I want my money back!

Why would you throw in the towel without even checking if you are allergic? I would tell the dentist you are worried about allergies and want to be sure you can get your money back if you prove to be allergic. I would have thought that would be easier than backing out before you even know if you are...
by BellaBraces
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Angel269's Story
Replies: 242
Views: 29166

Re: Angel269's Story

Good for you. Your teeth look lovely and white and healthy. Once they've been put back where they should be you will have a wonderful smile.
by BellaBraces
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Question for those who have had their braces removed
Replies: 0
Views: 997

Question for those who have had their braces removed

If you had the dry mouth/lips syndrome when you had your braces on, how long did it take for this to go back to normal after the braces were removed?
by BellaBraces
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The pressure is off.
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: The pressure is off.

Small amounts of pressure should be fine. Things will change, sometimes on a daily basis, as teeth start moving.
by BellaBraces
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 months smiles - progress and opinions?
Replies: 17
Views: 8803

Re: 6 months smiles - progress and opinions?

I think that is all going really well. As for your 2 front teeth, I think that they were actually pointing slightly inwards in the before pics. Have a word with your dentist at the next appointment and point out your concerns to see what he has to say. I agree that a bit of final tweaking may be in ...
by BellaBraces
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hatred of Eating-Will it pass?
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Hatred of Eating-Will it pass?

I haven't found any shortcuts, I'm afraid. My tip is always to carry a toothbrush, TePe brush and a MIRROR!
by BellaBraces
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does this look like a two year sentence? (picture!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1562

Re: Does this look like a two year sentence? (picture!)

I think orthodontists try to give worst case scenarios so you will get a pleasant rather than an unpleasant surprise if they are wrong. I have 6 Month Smiles and was given an estimated treatment time of 9 months. I had my 2 month adjustment last week and my dentist said that I may be able to have th...
by BellaBraces
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Picture of my before teeth ( a whole week and a half ago)
Replies: 8
Views: 1699

Re: Picture of my before teeth ( a whole week and a half ago

Yes, wire movement was the first thing I noticed.