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by isthistaken
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rude things people have said to you
Replies: 114
Views: 16654

Re: Rude things people have said to you

So far the people I've had contact with at stores, the bank, paying bills, either act like they don't notice, or give me an extra big smile. That's the upper midwest for you. :-#)
by isthistaken
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pregnant & getting braces
Replies: 18
Views: 10881

Re: Pregnant & getting braces

Whatever you do, don't wait until you are 55. When my kids were small, I wanted my teeth straightened, but there wasn't any money for it. I do wish I had not put it off this long, though, due to all the problems misaligned teeth cause! I have had a plethora of fillings and crowns, possibly due to cr...
by isthistaken
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Same treatment- $2000 difference WWYD?
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

Re: Same treatment- $2000 difference WWYD?

In other words, "biter beware." :roll:
by isthistaken
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 43 years old and 2 months with braces!
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: 43 years old and 2 months with braces!

a wire from the left to the right side of your mouth? :shock:
by isthistaken
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?
Replies: 59
Views: 5538

Re: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?

I got the hot pink. It rocks.

Am I the only one PROUD to have braces? LOL.
by isthistaken
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Food, Glorious Food
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Food, Glorious Food

Tonight I made a roast and mashed potatoes and gravy. I had a huge bowl of mashed potatoes and gravy and didn't even miss the sliced meat. I am adding quite a few more numbers to my repertoire, thanks to all the great suggestions!!!
by isthistaken
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Food, Glorious Food
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Food, Glorious Food

That's right, busy bee...eye on the prize! :thumbsup:
by isthistaken
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unintended consequences...
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Unintended consequences...

Thank you, both, I'm much encouraged. Just freaked this will all be for naught, but at least I will have a better bite. Tonight I noticed darker areas between my front teeth that hadn't been there before; assuming this is from surfaces being exposed that were not before. Only 10 days in and crises a...
by isthistaken
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reversing extractions - Update
Replies: 16
Views: 6697

Re: Reversing extractions - Update

It always seems to be 4 extractions--for symmetry, I'm sure. A few years back an ortho I was consulting for my son was reassuring me he would not need any extractions, but he glanced at me and said I would. (I didn't even ask about braces for myself.) Fifteen years later I'm being treated with no ex...
by isthistaken
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unintended consequences...
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Unintended consequences...

Thanks for the encouragement! :D I hope when it settles out is it not such a huge difference. Worst case scenario would be veneers, but I'm hoping to avoid those at least for a while. :BigGrin:
by isthistaken
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "We have had a cancellation. Can you be here at 8 tomorrow?
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: "We have had a cancellation. Can you be here at 8 tomor

Dittoes on the weight loss. I have lost most of my winter spare tire.
by isthistaken
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unintended consequences...
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Unintended consequences...

Panic time. As you can see my top two middle teeth form a fairly even line. After one week there is now a big zigzag there (across the biting surface right in front. jagged and snaggly looking) I know it's early on but I think this might be close to how it ends up. I couldn't visualize how that woul...
by isthistaken
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Food, Glorious Food
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Food, Glorious Food

Sweet potatoes!!! OMG I did not think of that!!! I LOVE yams!!! I usually would have them whole but mashed/whipped would work!!! THANKS A BUNCH!!!! :flowerbloom: I tried zucchini last night but they would not cook down and I should have peeled them. FAIL.
by isthistaken
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Same treatment- $2000 difference WWYD?
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

Re: Same treatment- $2000 difference WWYD?

I was told Invisalign would not correct my problems and veneers of course would only cover them up, and yet they were both pushed on me by general dentists with no mention of traditional orthodontics as an option. Plus most of them seemed to just think of me as a crown factory. Don't know how some o...
by isthistaken
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "We have had a cancellation. Can you be here at 8 tomorrow?
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: "We have had a cancellation. Can you be here at 8 tomor

I seldom take cancelled appointments.