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by metalliKa
Tue May 05, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: What are your brace resolutions in 2015?
Replies: 17
Views: 1878

Re: What are your brace resolutions in 2015?

My only resolution would be to get braced in 2015 and get debraced by the end of 2015! So far it's only really well considering my braces have only been on for 6 weeks.
by metalliKa
Tue May 05, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Chewing Gum
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Chewing Gum

Is your ortho for it or against it? All my life, I have been told by people who got braced that they were ordered not to chew gum for fear of breaking off brackets or elastics. My ortho, however, encourages gum chewing as often as I want as long as it's sugar-free. He said that chewing gum helps pro...
by metalliKa
Tue May 05, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie question - why is it hard to eat?
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: Newbie question - why is it hard to eat?

For me, it's a combination of pain and the shifting of my teeth. My mouth was sore starting from day one and my bite felt funny starting from day two. Now I'm in my 6th weeks and the soreness has gone away, but my bite is still wrong. It feels foreign trying to chomp down on even a slice of bread an...
by metalliKa
Tue May 05, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Shortened Treatment Program; from 24 to 12 months
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Shortened Treatment Program; from 24 to 12 months

It certainly is a reasonable question to ask. I, too, was told that my braces may come off sooner than the estimated time. At the time I was told, I didn't think about asking and only thought about it after I had left the ortho's office. My next visit isn't until the end of this month and I feel I c...