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by erin5550
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2.5 hours in adult braces - should I not be in pain ??
Replies: 15
Views: 1289

Re: 2.5 hours in adult braces - should I not be in pain ??

Everyone kept telling me that I was going to feel like I got hit in the mouth with a baseball bat, but it never did. I think next time will be worse because they're putting on a thicker archwire.
by erin5550
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My First thread
Replies: 18
Views: 838

Re: My First thread

Thank you guys (and sink full of dinner) for being so understanding about my posting in the wrong place. I finally figured it out. I have so many questions. First of all, I am 43 years old. My teeth are pretty nice, except for a tiny diamond in my front tooth. The orthodontist kinda shaved it on th...
by erin5550
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Day 2 of 32 with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1579

Re: Day 2 of 32 with braces

:) I got lots of advice from people that have been through this before, which is cool. Also, my son has braces on as well, and both of my kid's friends all think it's neat that I have them. I really don't want to wear them for 27 months, but if it works I'm all for it. I'd love to magically finish ...
by erin5550
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Day 2 of 32 with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1579

Re: Day 2 of 32 with braces

:) I got lots of advice from people that have been through this before, which is cool. Also, my son has braces on as well, and both of my kid's friends all think it's neat that I have them. I really don't want to wear them for 27 months, but if it works I'm all for it. I'd love to magically finish ...
by erin5550
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to braces, really need help!
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: New to braces, really need help!

Hi there! I'm a 15-year-old girl who's three full days into wearing my metal braces, and I simply can't help but look forward to the day I take them off! My orthodontist has prescribed me for a 15 to 17 month course, depending on how well my teeth responds. The pain stopped yesterday and I have bee...
by erin5550
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Kissing with braces (TMI?)
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Kissing with braces (TMI?)

Sorry if this is awkward for some of you... but.... I am so upset by how awkward it feels to kiss.. like really kiss.. arghhh! :shock: Maybe I just need to practice more lol. My husband just had an implant done when I had my braces put on, and another tooth pulled today. Neither of us are in kissin...
by erin5550
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Day 2 of 32 with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1579

Re: Day 2 of 32 with braces

[quote="ElizabethMae"]:) I'll admit I have this fantasy of the timeline being an exaggeration to prepare me for the worst, but as everyone on this board has said would happen, nobody at work cares or mentions them, so it's not the public ordeal I worried about.[/quote] I told everyone at work that I...
by erin5550
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Day 2 of 32 with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1579

Re: Day 2 of 32 with braces

[quote="ElizabethMae"]Hi all, I've been scrolling through the forums for a few weeks, and you guys have given me hope and the support I needed since the only person who knew I was thinking about braces is my best friend who lives in a different state. My roommate still doesn't know I got them on, si...
by erin5550
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6900

Re: Just saying hello

[quote="Steph30"][quote="erin5550"][quote="Steph30"]Tough process... I blended up some hamburger soup because I was getting so hungry.[/quote] Taking my bite plate out to clean it almost makes me cry and my teeth throb for a good 10 mins after.. makes eating anything.. almost not worth it[/quote] It...
by erin5550
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6900

Re: Just saying hello

[quote="Steph30"]Tough process... I blended up some hamburger soup because I was getting so hungry.[/quote] Taking my bite plate out to clean it almost makes me cry and my teeth throb for a good 10 mins after.. makes eating anything.. almost not worth it[/quote] It will get better. In a couple of we...
by erin5550
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6900

Re: Just saying hello

[quote="Steph30"]I hope I get to the point. I'm still struggling with taking and find it more uncomfortable with it in than out... did you take any pictures of your teeth?[/quote] After about 2 weeks I think I was used to the bite plate. You'll get there pretty quick. Tomorrow is 3 weeks and I still...
by erin5550
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6900

Re: Just saying hello

[quote="Steph30"]I hope I get to the point. I'm still struggling with taking and find it more uncomfortable with it in than out... did you take any pictures of your teeth?[/quote]

Yes but I am too new to post pictures still.
by erin5550
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6900

Re: Just saying hello

[quote="Steph30"][quote="erin5550"]Not too bad. Everyone kept telling me I was going to fee like I got hit with a baseball bat but it jut hasn't been that bad. Tomorrow is 3 weeks. They used a lighter wire the first time, I guess to give my mouth time to adjust. God luck![/quote] Oh man, I'm only da...
by erin5550
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6900

Re: Just saying hello

Not too bad. Everyone kept telling me I was going to fee like I got hit with a baseball bat but it jut hasn't been that bad. Tomorrow is 3 weeks. They used a lighter wire the first time, I guess to give my mouth time to adjust. God luck!
by erin5550
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6900

Just saying hello

I am a newbie. I just got top and bottom metal braces and a removable upper bite plate on 3/9. I would like to know the best way to clean a bite plate if anyone has experience with this. It looks like it's turning yellow where I bite down on it. I have an overbite and tend to grind my teeth while I ...