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by JumpTheDitch
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Wednedsay!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Braces Wednedsay!!!

Treat yourself to one of your fav burgers, & savour the experience of being able to bite into it - yummmm :-) Burgers just don't taste the same when you have to cut them up :-(
by JumpTheDitch
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TOMORROW
Replies: 15
Views: 1063

Re: TOMORROW

... pics?? How did you go?
by JumpTheDitch
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost done, what do you think? Pics inside.
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Almost done, what do you think? Pics inside.

I agree, your teeth look sensational! You must be so pleased already, as for the bonding/not bonding - you have to go with what you feel comfortable with. If you think it will niggle at you as a job not-quite-finished, go ahead, if you'd rather keep things where you're happy you''ve achieved enough ...
by JumpTheDitch
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Undoing Extractions - My progress so far, with pics!
Replies: 46
Views: 36738

Re: Undoing Extractions - My progress so far, with pics!

Hey Woobster, how will your bonding work? Are you opening up spaces around all your front six so that the gaps will be evenly distributed across the front six, then bonding around all the edges to 'fill in' the gaps? What are you using to push the front six forward? Seems like there are quite a few ...
by JumpTheDitch
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Oh my gosh, I'm getting braces...
Replies: 18
Views: 1630

Re: Oh my gosh, I'm getting braces...

Good luck msw :thumbsup:

I just wanted to say... 'catty-wompus' FireFinder ?? Was that your official diagnosis??
by JumpTheDitch
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Undoing Extractions - My progress so far, with pics!
Replies: 46
Views: 36738

Re: Undoing Extractions - My progress so far, with pics!

Hi Angryhead , I wondered how you reopened the spaces? I've had a CD Advancer for the last 6 months to reopen upper second bicuspid extraction spaces; it's worked pretty well, my chiro and dentist are both really pleased with the amount of space opened up. My dentist hasn't been using it for all tha...
by JumpTheDitch
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who wears their jaw/bite raising splint?
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Who wears their jaw/bite raising splint?

My experience was a little different. I had a night splint and a day splint. The night splint had two parts that slid into position to hold the jaw forward; it was hard enough to get both sections off in the morning when awake, I never managed to do it asleep! I do have trouble keeping my CPAP mask ...
by JumpTheDitch
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Coming off! But, a power chain with 6 days left???
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Coming off! But, a power chain with 6 days left???

When I had braces the first time, my ortho used powerchains during treatment as well as pre-debanding. (He also used a torturous process of essentially wiring my jaws shut overnight with elastics. I literally couldn't pull my teeth apart.) He said it was "to make sure everything was nice and tight" ...
by JumpTheDitch
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ouchie! Any ideas.
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Ouchie! Any ideas.

Try holding some iced or really cold water in your mouth for a little while. My starting wire is rectangular wire, my dentist had trouble getting the wire into the bracket slots since the teeth hadn't had a more flexible round wire to line them up first. To get the wire in initially, she kept using ...
by JumpTheDitch
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help -- Molar Band Edges Are Shredding My Tongue
Replies: 7
Views: 3266

Re: Help -- Molar Band Edges Are Shredding My Tongue

You could let your ortho know that the cleats are causing you trouble; if they're not going to be utilised in your treatment, your ortho might be willing to either grind them down, bend them flat(ish), or apply adhesive to smooth them over. If they're going to be used, or if you have an ortho like m...
by JumpTheDitch
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Please help decipher.
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Please help decipher.

'Overbite' and 'Overjet' are often confused but are not actually the same thing. An 'Overbite' ( or 'Deep Bite') is the extent of overlap of your top front teeth covering your lower front teeth (ie: your upper teeth may obscure most or all of your lowers when you bite together); an 'Overjet' refers ...
by JumpTheDitch
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can Essix retainers make you sick?
Replies: 13
Views: 9015

Re: Can Essix retainers make you sick?

Mine never made me sick, I think I just gave them a little brush with my toothbrush every night (I don't recall ever going to any great lengths cleaning either the Essixes or Hawleys I had, it's not like I dropped them in the toilet or left them out in the garden!) They were only in my mouth, I gave...
by JumpTheDitch
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did Anyone Notice?
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Did Anyone Notice?

Oh no Jill, that sucks! Cheer yourself (and us) up with some debanded pics! :D
by JumpTheDitch
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did Anyone Notice?
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Did Anyone Notice?

People are funny. I remember when I had braces the first time, one day out of the blue of the girls at my fire brigade said to me "You've got your braces off, at least I noticed", & looked pointedly at the captain. We all just looked at her. "Year, right - thanks" I said eventually. I think I'd had ...
by JumpTheDitch
Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Off Topic~ Anyone have their gallbladder removed?
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Off Topic~ Anyone have their gallbladder removed?

It's so weird that this has come up - I've just discovered I have "multiple... multiple " stones in my gallbladder (a shock when you're in your mid-30's). Apparently it's genetic and nothing to do with lifestyle (I was appalled when I first heard, as we eat very little fatty foods, mostly home-cooke...