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by amyhenna
Mon May 13, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does everyone here have bands on their molars?
Replies: 23
Views: 1899

Re: Does everyone here have bands on their molars?

Thank you! That is so great to hear!!!

I will not eat anything but water for as long as I can after getting these things glued back on.
by amyhenna
Mon May 13, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does everyone here have bands on their molars?
Replies: 23
Views: 1899

Does everyone here have bands on their molars?

Does everyone here have bands on their molars to stop the brackets from falling off, or is it just as normal to have one-sided afixed brackets on molars? My ortho usually does bands on molars, but due to the materials needed for my brackets, and the unavailability of bands in that metal, she put the...
by amyhenna
Thu May 09, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unobservant Coworkers
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Unobservant Coworkers

Okay, I just have to write this...what is wrong with my coworkers?? :? This morning I went to get the rest of my braces put on, which are TITANIUM :rawk: and shinier than any of the car wheels I passed on the way to work (I compared) - and I work in the Motor City!!! So, like, that's pretty shiny, r...
by amyhenna
Wed May 08, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Foods to avoid?
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: Foods to avoid?

Mango is an absolute nightmare. It leaves invisible strings of weirdness that you cannot get to unwind from your brackets. Spinach/lettuce/kale. It's bad cooked, but raw in a salad, a thousand times worse!! I second this! I eat this stuff, but only at home. Greens give me a bright green grill, even...
by amyhenna
Tue May 07, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hi! I'm new!
Replies: 29
Views: 1993

Re: Hi! I'm new!

I don't know if this helps or not, but I cut my research short with the idea that anything any orthodontist does to my teeth will be an improvement over what I've got going right now :wink: It helped me get past the research part & jump right into the fun 8) A month and a half into ceramics on top &...
by amyhenna
Mon May 06, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just Got Braces, Stoked
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Just Got Braces, Stoked

I'm so excited for you!!! I love my braces too, almost to a bizarre degree. :lol:

I'm still waiting to get the rest of them on (this Thursday!!! :rawk: ) but what I've got so far makes me soooooooo happy. 8)

I feel and share your joy! Woo hoo! Braces (again) at last!
by amyhenna
Mon May 06, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: adults with braces freak me out
Replies: 7
Views: 3125

Re: adults with braces freak me out

My stepson and his friend came over yesterday, and we had a great time. Soon after they got there, I heard the friend say something about having had braces when he was in sixth grade. I asked him, "You had braces?" He said yes. I asked him a few questions about his, and he and my stepson expressed s...
by amyhenna
Thu May 02, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sinus Pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Sinus Pressure

So far so good for me on tooth pressure from allergies. What gets me is when it rains in the spring and my ears start to hurt.
by amyhenna
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For all you nut lovers...
Replies: 7
Views: 642

For all you nut lovers...

If you're like me, your orthodontist gave you a list of foods you can't eat until your teeth are out of traction :-) I'm okay with no Snickers, no candy apples (how often does anyone eat those anyway??), no sticky candy, blah blah blah But when I saw no nuts...I was like, "Uh...killing off my tastie...
by amyhenna
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whats the point if I'm going to end up in drenchers anyway?
Replies: 40
Views: 2052

Re: Whats the point if I'm going to end up in drenchers anyw

Even when you are 30, that is still young. I am 28 and I believe I still have a whole lifetime ahead of me...
Seconded! I am 42 and believe myself to be very young and have my whole lifetime ahead of me.

I assume I'll feel the same way when I'm 65 and 85.

Viva la vida! :singing:
by amyhenna
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: some people just don't understand...
Replies: 37
Views: 2341

Re: some people just don't understand...

Fluffy wrote: (she has also used my teeth as a scare example towards her kid). Not exactly the kind of support you’re hoping for when you’ve finally gotten to the point of deciding to get them fixed. My mom used my aunt's teeth as a scare tactic for me and my sister when she had us get teeth pulled...
by amyhenna
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Do You Like About Being You?
Replies: 26
Views: 1707

Re: What Do You Like About Being You?

I like that trying to think of the things I like about myself makes me realize how lucky I am that I can type tirelessly, ceaselessly. I like that I finally have enough awareness of social norms that I realize I should not type 100 things I like about myself in response to this question. Just becaus...
by amyhenna
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overjet getting bigger...
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: Overjet getting bigger...

I've got a bad case of the f's too!~! I tried "v" and "s", thinking they'd be the same (f, v, and s are all fricatives) but it's only my F that whistles. I have a coworker who's constantly saying "f/u", and that's all well and good for him and his titanium-free teeth, but I think if I were to say it...
by amyhenna
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 26496

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

Does an open bite mean that your teeth don't come together when you chew? If so, how do you eat? My teeth don't come together now that I have braces! :P But I'm assuming that my end state will include the "chew" function 8) In the mean time, I've become best buddies with the food processor & my new ...
by amyhenna
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My ortho is better than your ortho...
Replies: 19
Views: 1508

Re: My ortho is better than your ortho...

My orthodontist has a thingy at the reception desk that reads your fingerprint when you arrive....or so they say! :tingrin: They showed me it at my consulation, but they've never had me use it. At worst, it's a little space-age looking thing with a glowy red light on it that sits on the reception de...