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by erin5550
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So it begins...pendulum + braces
Replies: 16
Views: 3288

Re: So it begins...pendulum + braces

I just googled a pendulum. What is the major difference between that and an expander?

Also, I agree with the Waterpik for cleaning. I'd never make it without mine. My son uses it for his expander and I use it for where I can't floss. Luckily, my bite plate is removable and I can easily clean it.
by erin5550
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm FREE!!
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: I'm FREE!!

SkizzyD wrote:Got my top braces off today to become a free man.

3.5 years, done!
Congrats!!! Looking good.
by erin5550
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 120
Views: 26606

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Steph30 wrote:IMG_5866.JPG

This was taken on yesterday (May 31) - just over 2 months progress on my uppers!
Looking good girlie. How's that bite plate?
by erin5550
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 41
Replies: 18
Views: 5032

Re: Braces at 41

bracesat41 wrote:Ok so they are on. This sucks :ThumbsDown:
Give them a couple of weeks. I promise you'll get used to them. It really does suck at first, no lies. Wait till they powerchain you. Holy hell. That's pain, but it too, will subside. :HugeGrin:
by erin5550
Sat May 20, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice for eating with molars?
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Advice for eating with molars?

Beckett wrote:I ate a fudgesicle tonight with a fork. :-*
That's a fabulous idea. :lol:
by erin5550
Fri May 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice for eating with molars?
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Advice for eating with molars?

Do you mean biting into foods with your front teeth is causing the problem? I don't eat with my front teeth aside from biting into things. It I don't even do that while I have my braces on. I hate the feeling of stuff stuck in the front brackets, and frankly, my front teeth, top and bottom, are jus...
by erin5550
Thu May 18, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Innovation journey, age 25
Replies: 20
Views: 2477

Re: After 6 week adjustment

by erin5550
Thu May 18, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6913

Re: Just saying hello

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f325/erin5550/IMG_3498_zpsws6w5ala.jpg Oh. My. Lord. I've been powerchained. Now I'm getting the hit-in-the-mouth feeling. Everything is progressing great. I have one tooth that didn't get a bracket and it will get one next time (I got back in 4 weeks). She was ama...
by erin5550
Mon May 01, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it just me???????
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Is it just me???????

Juliebrynn1 wrote:Any help would be greatly appreciated. Seems a bit odd this is happening.
I would probably be freaking out. I've never heard of them being able to push a tooth over but then again, I'm in accounting, not orthodontics. I hope someone can give you a better answer.
by erin5550
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 120
Views: 26606

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Had my cleaning apt yesterday at my regular dentist.... It was not fun. My jaw... I don't know what happened but it must have gotten fatigued from having it open? Part way through the cleaning my lower jaw kept diving to the left and locking up! I had no control over it and it was so painful... We ...
by erin5550
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 120
Views: 26606

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

I definitely don't think I could have tolerated turbos! My bite plate feels loose. I don't know how they fix that, but I guess I will see. I'm still doing good and only taking it out when brushing and eating. My appointment is 5/18. Crappy quality but I can tell my tooth that jetted out before is p...
by erin5550
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My Happy Day, April 24th!
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: My Happy Day, April 24th!

Well, they are finally off! :HugeGrin: The removal process went fairly quick since the molar bands were taken off almost 2 weeks prior. They had to grind off the adhesive and polish up my teeth. They got impressions taken for my clear retainers and I picked those up the same afternoon. It now feels...
by erin5550
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6913

Re: Just saying hello

I think my tooth that jutted out is starting to finally pull back. Next time I go to the ortho (5/18, my first adjustment) they're supposed to put on a thicker wire and start actively closing my gap. :BigTeethGrin: Image
by erin5550
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 120
Views: 26606

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Wow!!! I can already see a difference in your teeth! That's amazing! I don't really notice a difference in mine visually yet, but I feel it when I floss. I definitely have the same problem of creating a suction when I sleep. I am so glad to take that darn thing out to eat and brush in the morning. ...
by erin5550
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cracked front teeth due to biting/grinding onto lower brackets?
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Cracked front teeth due to biting/grinding onto lower brackets?

I would ask your ortho about a bite plate or turbos. I myself have a removable bite plate due to grinding and clenching and a strong overbite. It's a pain at first, but so worth not damaging my teeth or braces.