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by erin5550
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My braces story at 24 yrs old!
Replies: 35
Views: 4779

Re: My braces story at 24 yrs old!

Patience is so hard. I am 3 days in fully braced and I am constantly looking for the changes already haha. I can't wait to see your photos! Hopefully you'll see some changes pretty quickly :) I haven't updated in a while. Major developments have been: - Top midline was very off and they have been t...
by erin5550
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had my 1st adjustment yesterday...ouch!!
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Had my 1st adjustment yesterday...ouch!!

Yes! Every time I get new ligs it feels like they are trying to ya each tooth out. Except this last time. The assistant that put my power chains on kept a finger behind each tooth as counter pressure and it made a huge difference. It really does make a huge difference. I thought my teeth were going...
by erin5550
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 100 Days Progress! Cheers!
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: 100 Days Progress! Cheers!

I kind of feel like celebrating my 100th day of braces! Feels like it's flown by! I hope anyone whos considering taking the leap and getting braced should just do it!! I was so scared and anxious about it but i'm over the moon happy I have. I feel so much better about myself already! :HugeGrin: IMG...
by erin5550
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 Months progress
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: 3 Months progress

So it's been a little over 3 months since I got braced...and wow, have my teeth moved! I'm already very encouraged by the results, and looking forward to the rest of my journey! My "before" teeth Before.JPG Where I am now currently! Month 3.JPG Wow! Great progress so far! I wish I had that kind of ...
by erin5550
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced at 42
Replies: 52
Views: 9715

Re: Braced at 42

Two weeks!! As long as the minor adjustments made today do their job, I'll be out of these things in two weeks! New trick is a midline elastic overnight, from upper left canine to lower right canine. That's going to be interesting. But my ortho is thrilled with how everything looks, and he reassure...
by erin5550
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your jail sentence
Replies: 52
Views: 5178

Re: Your jail sentence

My sentence is 27 months. :cry: I've had them on for 4 months tomorrow.
by erin5550
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had my 1st adjustment yesterday...ouch!!
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Had my 1st adjustment yesterday...ouch!!

So I had my first adjustment yesterday and it wasn't quite what I expected. He said they like to take it slow with adults so no new wire, just a ligature change. But OMG....I thought my bottom teeth were being ripped out! I have a very high pain tolerance but it hurt so bad. Then once they were on,...
by erin5550
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Grinders and clenchers before braces, what retainer after?
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Re: Grinders and clenchers before braces, what retainer after?

Curious what you found out on this? My child is a BRUTAL grinder and just got a plastic essix retainer. I am wondering how soon she will chew through this thing! I really like the idea of a permanent retainer wire inside the mouth that you can floss between, the V shape ones but ortho said no, bad ...
by erin5550
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So it begins...pendulum + braces
Replies: 16
Views: 3272

Re: So it begins...pendulum + braces

noodles wrote:Hi erin5550, that is mostly my experience with the waterpik as well. I rinse and rinse and particles keep coming out it keeps dislodging stuff after I think I'm done :)
It's pretty gross but I use it until I don't see anymore coming out. Better in the sink than my teeth. :lol:
by erin5550
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1 month w/braces. Super sore after eating.
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: 1 month w/braces. Super sore after eating.

Ive had in-ovation r braces for 1 month already. At this point they are not a bother so im used to them but, everytime i eat my bottom front teeth get sore. Is this normal? I have a wire change appt in August so if this is still happening ill ask then. This happen to anybody else? I feel your pain....
by erin5550
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So it begins...pendulum + braces
Replies: 16
Views: 3272

Re: So it begins...pendulum + braces

My first two replies! Hi guys :jump: So the back of the pendulum just bridges the molars together and it doesn't touch the roof of the mouth. The waterpik works well there, but the front of it tightly presses on the palate and I have to forcefully stick something underneath for success :) By the wa...
by erin5550
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: my case progression thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2709

Re: my case progression thread

Great results. Hopefully you'll have a debrace date soon. My hubby just got an implant on the same front tooth. Good luck at your appointment!
by erin5550
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Expander! Extractions! Braces,hooray!
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Expander! Extractions! Braces,hooray!

Power chain went on today. Wishing I'd have picked a different color besides white. Other than that, there has been no pain with it. I also had the bottom wire put on today and omgoodness! The pressure is much greater than the top ever was! Ugh! I have to keep reminding myself that, in this case, p...
by erin5550
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6900

Re: Just saying hello

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This is today's color choice.
by erin5550
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6900

Re: Just saying hello

Hows things? :) Good, and you? Been super busy at work. I went back today for new powerchains and a bracket on my tooth that didn't have one. I am feeling these stupid powerchains. They left the thicker wire on, but powerchained the newly bracketed tooth to the one next to it, and then powerchained...