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by sablequeenie
Thu May 02, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Working immediately after getting braces
Replies: 23
Views: 2064

Re: Working immediately after getting braces

Heh, oh boy do I remember this day for me. Definitely one for the books... I decided to go back to work afterwards; my appointment was at 9:00 so after getting braced, I went back into the office at around 11:00. All seemed well at first, aside from the new sensation of having things that felt like ...
by sablequeenie
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie here!
Replies: 44
Views: 2533

Re: Newbie here!

Best of luck in getting braced! Sending a whole lotta well-wishes your way, because I know exactly how you feel! I too, have an impacted eye-tooth/canine and waited until my twenties (I'm 23) to finally drag it down. My journey started back in August, and thank God, since then I'm seeing some great ...
by sablequeenie
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The waiting room
Replies: 42
Views: 2021

Re: The waiting room

Ugh, allll the time! I don't think it's as awkward as it could be, since even though I'm 23, I've been told I look like I just graduated high school lol But since I come in by myself, some of the parents look at me strangely before my appointment, and even stranger afterwards when I'm up at the desk...
by sablequeenie
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do springs do?
Replies: 11
Views: 967

Re: What do springs do?

When I had a spring in the beginning of my treatment process (Aug to Dec) it was to create space for an impacted canine tooth to grow in. I think the way it works is as the braces tighten your teeth the spring causes the wire to push in both ways to widen a space...
by sablequeenie
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 35 Years Old - Impacted K9's
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: 35 Years Old - Impacted K9's

Yep, actually I guess you could say it was less time than that, considering I didn't even have my exposure surgery until December, so in actuality it's only been 4 months and the canine's starting to come down. Sorry to hear that yours is having slower progress. :( You can't see any part of the toot...
by sablequeenie
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 35 Years Old - Impacted K9's
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: 35 Years Old - Impacted K9's

In doing research beforehand, I did come across a case or two where they did give fake teeth to fill in the gaps, but I didn't have it or ask my ortho about doing that. I'm paying for my braces by myself (with some help from my mother's insurance) which is pretty pricey on its own, so I know I just ...
by sablequeenie
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The things we don't realise we do without braces
Replies: 39
Views: 2665

Re: The things we don't realise we do without braces

GAH, this is so true!!! After getting braces I realized how much I took for granted eating beforehand. My biggest frustration is in having to either cut up everything (like right now for example; I'm using a fork and knife to cut up a freakin DONUT because if I bite into it, the gooey-ness will get ...
by sablequeenie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 35 Years Old - Impacted K9's
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: 35 Years Old - Impacted K9's

Lucky you, you had flippers where the gaps are! I'm 23 years old and had an impacted canine as well, on my right side. I think you should definitely go through with getting braces; trust me, I had the EXACT same worries you do (self-conscious about a gap, worried the treatment wouldn't even work, et...
by sablequeenie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Drinking Coffee with braces - teeth stains?
Replies: 58
Views: 12976

Re: Drinking Coffee with braces - teeth stains?

I was soooo paranoid about this at first! I'm a specialty coffee (lattes, espresso etc) fanatic, so as painful as it was for me, I'd initially resolved to swear off all coffee when I got braces. ...Two months later that ship sailed lol. 24 months is my predicted treatment time, and I soon came to th...
by sablequeenie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Was it the right choice? We shall see...
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Was it the right choice? We shall see...

Hey there! Thanks for the pics, wow your situation (minus the canine between the molars) looks pretty identical to mine actually, cavity in the retained baby tooth, and all! Glad to know I'm not the only twenty-something with this problem :) If you want a more detailed explanation on my treatment so...
by sablequeenie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: pain in only one tooth
Replies: 5
Views: 2623

Re: pain in only one tooth

I can relate to this too; usually it's my right front tooth. I was sooo paranoid about it at first, because obviously if there's any tooth you don't want to have problems with, it's those, but when I went to my dentist she checked them and said it's normal, even several weeks after an adjustment. Wi...
by sablequeenie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Want braces, but fear is getting the best of me.
Replies: 48
Views: 4175

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

Think of it this way; at least your biggest issue only sounds like an overbite. Me? I got braces because one of my baby teeth never fell out so I had to get it extracted and wait for my braces to bring down the adult canine tooth. It's normal to be self-conscious about having braces and what people ...
by sablequeenie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Which Waterpik attachment?
Replies: 8
Views: 3072

Re: Which Waterpik attachment?

I use the clear one and the one with the brush; don't know the official terms for them, but they seem to get the job done every night and my teeth always look just a little bit cleaner after I use them :) I have the blue one though, and I've always wondered the difference between that and the clear;...
by sablequeenie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 220704

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

More good news/update! I went to my dentist two weeks ago to have my teeth cleaned; I voiced some concerns over my lateral incisor (tooth next to impacted canine) hurting, so she took an x-ray of the area and said that it was just due to tension from tooth movement and my impacted canine is growing ...
by sablequeenie
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Roof of mouth question? Please help!
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Roof of mouth question? Please help!

Hey there I need a question answered about oral surgery done in the roof of the mouth. About three months ago I had an impacted canine exposed and retained baby tooth removed through the roof my mouth. It took the standard time for the palate to stop feeling like silly putty, but now in my dental mi...