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by fluffybottom
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Oral Woman OR male
Replies: 27
Views: 5792

My boyfriend has never been afraid of my braced mouth and its never been a problem in the oral department (not even when I had an exposed canine with a button attached in the roof of my mouth). I will say, though, I have had trouble with deep kissing. It's my roadblock rather than his -- mentally, I...
by fluffybottom
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ken's FINAL DAYS!
Replies: 47
Views: 13022

10 MORE DAYS!!!
by fluffybottom
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82769

Mike I think my orthodontist is highly amused by me. Not only did I ask to continue with my elastics , I also asked her if I could have Hawley retainers instead of Essix. When she asked me why, I told her that I always wanted braces and retainers when I was younger and that I would be fulfilling a ...
by fluffybottom
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Length of treatment quoted and actual treatment length
Replies: 41
Views: 11782

I was told I would be in braces 18 - 24 months. I am getting them off on June 24th which will be 25.5 months.
by fluffybottom
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82769

One week until I go in to get impressions done for my retainer and a week (and a day) after that, braces off! Upper left lateral incisor extracted! Temporary bridge fitted! I CANNOT WAIT!! One thing I will miss though (and this sounds kind of weird): elastics. I really love wearing them. See, my jaw...
by fluffybottom
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar bands question
Replies: 11
Views: 7924

Why do some people get molar bands and other folks just have brackets?
by fluffybottom
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nickel Allergy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

My advice, be sure to drink plenty of water. Use some kind of lip stuff all day long and before bed. When my lips get super dry I use Neutrogena Hand Cream, its the best i've found for over night relief. There might not actually be a medical issue for the cracks...i can't really think of any. I gue...
by fluffybottom
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82769

Well anything that I end up with will be better than what I started with: http://www.ninae.com/photos/teeth/teeth_02.jpg *RECOILS IN HORROR* I'm sure the bridge will look fine. My dentist is really, really into teeth and he's such a perfectionist; I would be surprised if he let me out of his office ...
by fluffybottom
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82769

I'm sure my dentist would have tried to work with me if the window was closing; he's so super awesome. But since the wheels are turning on this, we have plenty of time to get this done. So! GOOD NEWS: I have a deband date again! June 24th, three weeks from today! On the 16th, I go in to have impress...
by fluffybottom
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can I hope for a debrace day sooner than predicted?
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Anything we tell you will mean nothing. We could say 'yes, you will get them off soon!' or 'no, you will have them on for a long time still' or 'your teeth will turn into bananas' and it wouldn't have any bearing on what will actually happen with your teeth since we are not your orthodontist and are...
by fluffybottom
Thu May 27, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82769

Haha. Now I have gotten a call from my dentist and he wants to have the braces off when he does the extraction so he can shape the gums and give me a temporary bridge. So who knows what is going on! He's going to call my ortho and periodontist and the three of them will figure out what is the best c...
by fluffybottom
Thu May 27, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Well, it sounds like local anesthetic might be fine for me. I actually have a fairly high pain tolerance; it's the mental stuff that gets me. Sounds and smells and all that. I start visualizing what is being done and freak myself out! Haha.. Even though it will be quick, I will bring my ipod and lis...
by fluffybottom
Thu May 27, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Do they stitch up the extraction site? How do they stop the bleeding? Once the anesthesia wears off, will I need to take pain killers? Should I take the following day off from work?
by fluffybottom
Thu May 27, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Extraction Question

So, I need to get my upper left lateral incisor extracted. I have the option of just local anesthetic or an oral sedative (Halcion). The only teeth I have had extracted have been my upper wisdom teeth and I had IV sedation for that. What can I expect with tooth extraction? What does it feel like? If...
by fluffybottom
Thu May 27, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82769

Oh man, me and my big mouth...hahahaha. So yesterday I had an adjustment and things were looking good so we set a deband date for June 8th. She told me that if I see anything that I want tweaked before then, to call her and she'll have me come in. In the evening, I was looking at my teeth and notice...