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by Chicagogal
Tue May 31, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Underbite Ceramic Braces Only Story
Replies: 21
Views: 20487

Re: My Underbite Ceramic Braces Only Story

WOW! I have an underbite/open bite, but I have to get major crazy wires to bring it forward and close the bite. How did they do yours?! (sorry I'm sure it says it on the blog, but it's blocked on my work computer)
by Chicagogal
Fri May 27, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day three, braces at work...
Replies: 10
Views: 2182

Re: Day three, braces at work...

I used to be annoyed when people brushed their teeth at work so I wasn't super excited to be "that girl" in the office, but I've been amazed at how many people have said "oh gosh, you're so good, I keep telling myself I need to brush after lunch." and I can tell them that if they'd like motivation t...
by Chicagogal
Thu May 26, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: had a "Kim" wire with your elastics?
Replies: 28
Views: 5998

Re: had a "Kim" wire with your elastics?

I've also heard this called "multiloop" trying to find pictures.
by Chicagogal
Thu May 26, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: had a "Kim" wire with your elastics?
Replies: 28
Views: 5998

had a "Kim" wire with your elastics?

I tried to search for this term, but it was a bit tough with the people named Kim:) I have this wire on the bottom right now and just did the molds for the top one. Yowch! It has been the most painful part of braces (besides bone plate surgery) to date, they feel like razor blade hooks! I can handle...
by Chicagogal
Thu May 26, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Whats so bad about headgear? (girl afraid to get TADs/OBA)
Replies: 20
Views: 5946

Re: Whats so bad about headgear? (girl afraid to get TADs/OB

Well less than 5 months later and apparently they're done with the bone plates (?!) I'm dreading having them taken out, only because of recovery time and bone healing time (residual arthritic type pain), ugh. But I suppose better that they worked quickly! I kind of want to ask if he really needed th...
by Chicagogal
Wed May 11, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Questions...
Replies: 17
Views: 18105

Re: Elastics Questions...

Since elastics use the power of your jaw to move things around in different directions, movement can happen quickly. The downside is that it's a very tricky (and loose) science. Since they're so powerful teetch can move more quickly in a direction the ortho may not have anticipated, so most of the t...
by Chicagogal
Wed May 04, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Foods you try to get away with having braces...
Replies: 69
Views: 11572

Re: Foods you try to get away with having braces...

I've kinda been saddened by a lot of healthy foods becoming harder or annoying to eat (spinach/kale, whole apples, carrots). I used to snack on a lot of healthy stuff, but soft foods generally aren't super healthy. Oh well!! nothing is really off limits to me except whole apples and carrots. I avoid...
by Chicagogal
Mon May 02, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: orotho appointment from hell
Replies: 14
Views: 2500

Re: orotho appointment from hell

I agree, the first couple adjustments were a breeze! It's what made me thought i was impervious to tears...oh well :-((
haha.

good assistants are THE BEST. they can change a horrible appointment into a not so horrible one (or vice versa).
by Chicagogal
Mon May 02, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: orotho appointment from hell
Replies: 14
Views: 2500

Re: orotho appointment from hell

yeah, I cried for the first time at my appointment 5 weeks ago. it was the first time i'd ever said "ow" out loud and told him he might have to stop. I was so embarassed :oops: not that I should've been, I just usually deal with the pain!
by Chicagogal
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Which Sonicare and waterpik to get?
Replies: 8
Views: 5550

Re: Which Sonicare and waterpik to get?

I'm very interested in this answer as well. I'm going to go see if bbsadmin has on of her awesome product comparison grids on this on www.dentakit.com
by Chicagogal
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is my Orthodontist an idiot?
Replies: 21
Views: 6466

Re: Is my Orthodontist an idiot?

mn1994 wrote:Got my braces off today, Woot!
Wow!! not expecting that!
so did he put a retainer in after you got them off or are you waiting for the retainer to be available?
by Chicagogal
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Angry ram?
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Re: Angry ram?

So I've been anxiously waiting today's appointment since I knew i'd be getting my elastics. aaand... Gorillas!! package says: Mountain Gorilla, gorilla beringei. Medium, Green. He looks very calm, but now that they're in I realize his calm demeanor just means he was plotting something. Like yanking ...
by Chicagogal
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Insurance help???
Replies: 11
Views: 2465

Re: Insurance help???

yes I suppose you've sort of missed the boat on regular insurance. Look into an pre-tax FSA (full balance available immediately at the beginning of the year, will lose the money if not spent in that year) or pre-tax HSA (must build up balance with each paycheck or catch-up contribution if allowed, f...
by Chicagogal
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ceramic braces
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: ceramic braces

Avoid highly coloured foods, especially orangey ones like curry, doritos, pasta sauces etc. Basically anything that would cause a nasty stain on clothing you can be pretty sure will stain your ligs. Don't worry about people seeing your braces. I find they look 100 times worse and more obvious on pe...
by Chicagogal
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Protein supplements
Replies: 6
Views: 2669

Re: Protein supplements

I'm very anti synthetic protein, especially a lot of the myoplex ever since they had thos issues with trace amounts of toxins in them (lead, melamine, ew!!). A lot of it doesnt dissolve well and isn't easily absorbed especially if you have any dairy sensetivity. i'd suggest something that has branch...