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by amyhenna
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Banana
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Banana

Approximately four weeks into braces, I am just so eternally grateful for the banana. 1. It's easily portable, and comes with its own carrying case 2. It's soft, so it doesn't need to be blended to ease pressure on teeth while chewing 3. It's light colored, so it doesn't discolor ligatures 4. It ten...
by amyhenna
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace Day is hours away!
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: Brace Day is hours away!

One of the things you mentioned was coworkers quickly losing interest. I've noticed people doing that too. What's up with that?? :lol: I am SO excited about finally doing this (again) that I expect the world to fall at my feet gushing with pleas to tell them EVERY SINGLE detail of the "with braces" ...
by amyhenna
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 48 hours to go....
Replies: 30
Views: 1799

Re: 48 hours to go....

Why do you think you're anxious (anxiety-like) about it? I think I'll feel that way too. I'm used to having these now.
by amyhenna
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Final meal before braces
Replies: 38
Views: 2597

Re: Final meal before braces

I stood in a conference room at work, ate a Snickers bar, staring down at the deadened streets of Detroit from thirty floors up, thinking this would be my last candy bar for 18 to 24 months. When the ortho assistant gave me my "talk" after my braces were glued on, she included Snickers in her "do no...
by amyhenna
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are women more likely to notice braces than men?
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: Are women more likely to notice braces than men?

I'm a woman and an engineer. Until recently I was a nose person, always staring at people's noses in meetings or when I was talking with someone. I've noticed over the years that this makes people brush at their noses with their fingers. I think they think I'm staring at something in their nose rath...
by amyhenna
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Want braces, but fear is getting the best of me.
Replies: 48
Views: 4138

Re: Want braces, but fear is getting the best of me.

Hi. I've not read everyone else's replies, so I apologize if you've already been told this, but I people really don't notice ceramic braces. I have the "ice" brackets (whatever that means- it's how my ortho people refer to them) with a titanium metal archwire, and I have to keep pointing out my brac...
by amyhenna
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Coil...
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Coil...

Youch! I like your sense of humor about it. I don't have any coils yet. I wonder if I'll get one.
by amyhenna
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace Day is hours away!
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: Brace Day is hours away!

You did it! Congratulations! I'm still awaiting being fully braced. I have twelve teeth done so far: 6 on the front top and 6 on the front bottom. Already, in 3 weeks, my two front bottom teeth are uncrossed.

Loving this whole thing so far!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

All the best to you.
by amyhenna
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone actually have traditional metal braces anymore
Replies: 144
Views: 8373

Re: Does anyone actually have traditional metal braces anymo

I just got my ceramics on the fronts (top and bottom). I'm only having titaniums on the sides/molars (still awaiting those to ship in). I wish I'd gotten all titanium! These ceramics barely show up in pictures. I'm hoping getting colored bands will help with that. I'm hoping I can tolerate (chemical...
by amyhenna
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And Then What?
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: And Then What?

What's this about descending teeth? I just heard of it today in your post and another. Is it common for orthodontics to pull out teeth up/down to make them taller?
by amyhenna
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm so excited! I FINALLY chose an ortho.
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: I'm so excited! I FINALLY chose an ortho.

That's cool that you saw multiple people and then chose. Even now that I can make my own selection, and not use the one "in town" because it's convenient for my mother to cart me to and from appointments, I still only saw one, and based my selection on (1) where I'd get the best insurance coverage (...
by amyhenna
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm so excited! I FINALLY chose an ortho.
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: I'm so excited! I FINALLY chose an ortho.

I don't mean to be nosey, but I just am. Six in your town? Where do you live? I grew up in a town with one orthodontist, or at least so we all thought. We all ended up with the same braces :-)

That's cool you went to six.
by amyhenna
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramics Comfortable Ledge
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Ceramics Comfortable Ledge

I just started getting my top braces on yesterday: six ceramics in the front, still awaiting titanium brackets to arrive which will go on my molars. My question to the world is: Does anyone else find having braces to be more comfortable than not having them? I've been using the ceramic uppers as a l...
by amyhenna
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is aspirin strong enough for pain on first days with braces.
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: Is aspirin strong enough for pain on first days with bra

I got my bottoms on two weeks ago. SLIGHT headache that night, but absolutely did not require any pain meds. I got my uppers on yesterday. I feel nothing. (which is actually kind of worrying me!) If braces are "no pain, no gain"...then BRING ON THE PAIN! meh. oh well. I'm sure I'll have some kind of...
by amyhenna
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clear vs. Smoke ties
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: Clear vs. Smoke ties

I just got clear put on for the first time yesterday (had blue before) and already I think I've stained these thihgs by putting on strawberry colored lipstick this morning. (I have ceramics and they turned pink too) I did a lot of brushing, but I think I still see a pink hue on them. I guess it's go...