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by fluffybottom
Fri May 16, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces and your social life?
Replies: 84
Views: 16229

that being said I must also add that nobody is going to become e.g. the president of the US just because he/she feels like one. Hopefully that doesn't apply to Obama! ;) I think the key issue is that if one sits back and tells themselves 'I look horrible in braces!', that's it. No action is being t...
by fluffybottom
Fri May 16, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces and your social life?
Replies: 84
Views: 16229

third, I'm not saying that being negative about ones braces is something to strive for. I don't believe wallowing in ones selfpity and pain is the right way. However, sometimes it's just not possible to adopt a positive attitude. It's not like one can press a button and all negative attitude vanish...
by fluffybottom
Fri May 16, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces and your social life?
Replies: 84
Views: 16229

Goodness gracious, people. Love your braces, hate them or feel indifferent towards them, there's no need to break out the insults, bold fonts, italics, head-bobbing, oh-no-you-didn'ts!

Just chill.

;)
by fluffybottom
Fri May 16, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82778

Argh. I have to say, there is one big frustration with braces: my inability to snack throughout the day. And, well, not being able to bite my nails but that is a good thing! Before braces, I would eat small meals and then snack throughout the day. Now I have to cut out the snacking; otherwise, I'd c...
by fluffybottom
Thu May 15, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82778

It's been a week -- yay! No visible changes yet but posting a progress picture anyway as I think I will take a weekly picture. Hurrah! http://www.ninae.com/photos/teeth/progress_week1.jpg EDIT: Well, now that I have done an animation, maybe there is a little movement? I'm sure the angles aren't quit...
by fluffybottom
Thu May 15, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Periodontal charting b4 braces?
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

I've had it done. They just slip a little instrument under your gums at each tooth, front and back, to measure the pocket; I didn't even feel it. I have a couple teeth that are at 4 and 5mm because I am in the process of getting my mouth in order after years of neglect (I am/was phobic about the den...
by fluffybottom
Wed May 14, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: they make me want to scream
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

It's okay to be frustrated; scream if you want! Grab a pillow and just let loose into it! But also keep telling yourself that you don't have too much longer to go and it will all be worth it in the end. If it is really driving you crazy, ask your orthodontist how much longer he thinks you'll be in b...
by fluffybottom
Wed May 14, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how long btwn adjustments w/ your ortho?
Replies: 29
Views: 4099

funshine wrote:10 weeks - for 1st and 2nd adjustments (2nd not until June). Not sure if they'll stay that far apart later on...
I have Damon brackets and it is 10 weeks for me, too. I don't know if this will be the standard length between adjustments or if it will be variable.
by fluffybottom
Tue May 13, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Last Meal....
Replies: 29
Views: 3477

I am craving chocolate covered gummi bears SO BAD.
by fluffybottom
Tue May 13, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82778

I have figured out my difficulty with the Waterpik -- it's broken! The attachments pop out on their own. The high pressure one stays in place sooooometimes but the low pressure attachment pops off as soon as I turn it on. And I swear it's not me! My grip is well away from the release button. I'm not...
by fluffybottom
Mon May 12, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Impacted canine exposure details
Replies: 2
Views: 3593

I am my own worst enemy when it comes to medical/dental procedures. They almost never are as bad as I imagine they will be and then I feel all sheepish about working myself up into a panic beforehand once things are all said and done. I just have a horribly active imagination that, in these cases, a...
by fluffybottom
Mon May 12, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: i'm a newbie with braces on!
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

I had IV sedation when I had my top wisdom teeth pulled. It was a breeze and the perfect option for someone like me who has a lot of anxiety about dental procedures. They got me settled in the chair and put a blanket over me. The anesthesiologist took my blood pressure, answered my questions, got me...
by fluffybottom
Mon May 12, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 854

I imagine it differs from ortho to ortho. Mine took two weeks to evaluate my molds; other people seem to have gotten their braces right away! So if you are curious, just ask your orthodontist. It's never too early to open the pathways of communication and become knowledgeable about your treatment pl...
by fluffybottom
Mon May 12, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Banding tomorrow! *Updated with question about In-Ovation C*
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Congratulations and good luck! Let us know how it went!
by fluffybottom
Mon May 12, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Impacted canine exposure details
Replies: 2
Views: 3593

Oh my goodness.

On one hand, I'm grateful that you posted this. It answers a lot of questions I have.

On the other hand, I wish I hadn't read it! Now I want to cry, I'm so scared!

:(