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by Lisa65
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Screws in the jaw
Replies: 10
Views: 1629

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feel free to link or make your own, I made this at cooltext.com ;)
by Lisa65
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No Pain... No moving??
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

It doesn't mean your teeth aren't moving. The thin wires used early in treatment are quite "gentle" in action. I've heard them described as training wires. Their function is to start tipping the crowns of your teeth into alignment, but they do not move the roots of the teeth. As you go to thicker wi...
by Lisa65
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: crest whitestrips before and after pics
Replies: 7
Views: 8429

I can't wait to be able to do that.

There's a real improvement there Jaswi.
by Lisa65
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much Floss do you go through a day?
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

I use about a 15 inch length. I just run it under the tap (faucet) if it looks gunky.
by Lisa65
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Screws in the jaw
Replies: 10
Views: 1629

:lol:
by Lisa65
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Screws in the jaw
Replies: 10
Views: 1629

Wow, there's quite a few of us now!
by Lisa65
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this infected? pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

It looks inflamed. I know this sounds gross, but when you press it, does it smell really bad (like rotting meat). If so, then it's possible you have something wedged under the gum. Popcorn kernels are a well known culprit and they can be a bear to remove. This will probably hurt like hell, but if yo...
by Lisa65
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where Does It AllGo???
Replies: 2
Views: 631

It just kind of remodels, along with the teeth and bone. The gums follow the teeth.
by Lisa65
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question Abou Filling the Large Space From Extractions
Replies: 9
Views: 1248

I can't give advice about extractions. But regarding filling in of the gaps. Unless your ortho intends that your molars stay where they are (in which case you would have something like a Nance appliance to hold them back) then it will be a bit of both. Your front teeth will move back, and your back ...
by Lisa65
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got Debanded!!!! I LOVE My new smile!!
Replies: 29
Views: 5475

Wowee! :jump: they look fabulous!

Enjoy your new smile. You deserve it after all that pain you went through with that lower expander.
by Lisa65
Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can I Grumble?
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Of course you can grumble :wink: we all need to once in a while. Those thick wires are a bear to begin with, especially the rectangular ones. I guess you can always resort to the straw trick if the wires are threatening to carve grooves into your cheek again (wish I'd known about that trick in the e...
by Lisa65
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Karencoutts' Story with Carriere Distalizers and Damons
Replies: 124
Views: 62519

I read blogs but rarely post on them, because I'm pushed for time (aren't we all). Like Clo said in his latest post here, it feels lonely when nobody responds, but if we all posted on all the blogs here, we'd have no time to do anything else :lol: I would rather not post than dash off some brief com...
by Lisa65
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: some sort of a metal ring/band
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Look up "molar bands" in the search facility. Loads of people here have them, and you'll probably find answers to any other questions you have.

Briefly though, my answers to your questions, no, no and no. I have 6 bands and I don't even notice they're there.
by Lisa65
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The END is finally near!
Replies: 155
Views: 62580

:-)o Woohoo!
by Lisa65
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grayish deposit ON my gum :correction
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Maybe some of the etching stuff got on your gums and caused a slight burn.