Shoot me now. It's spacers for another 7 days.

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karencoutts
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Shoot me now. It's spacers for another 7 days.

#1 Post by karencoutts » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:43 pm

I've already been enjoying my four spacers for a week. After fitting my molar bands, I have to wear spacers for another week until the lingual arch is designed.

So shoot me already.

Has anyone else had to wear spacers for this long?!!! I miss flossing there, and there, and there and there! And my lowers are getting so crowded, the edges are jutting out on some of them.

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#2 Post by TumbleDryLow » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:04 am

Each time I had spacers I had them in for two weeks. (I had spacers three times within the first 6 months of my treatment---my ortho is a sadist.)

Hang in there, it's almost over.....

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#3 Post by Kjaere » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:01 am

I had the same thing happen... you'll survive! Be strong :-)

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#4 Post by PuppySmiles » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:15 pm

You can do it, Karen!

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#5 Post by jaswi » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:17 pm

lets see, 8 on top for two weeks, 8 on bottom for 2 weeks, with 1 metal spacer for another week.... .. I think I can relate.

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#6 Post by karencoutts » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:17 pm

Okay, folks, you made me feel better. Hey, I already have finished one whole DAY! Six more days to go!

I just feel so dirty when I'm wearing them. How can they be sanitary, not flossing for so many days? I hope I'm imagining this, but I think they're giving me bad breath. And I can't stop chewing on them...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa (and flowers wilt upon contact with her stinking breath).

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#7 Post by Andantae » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:08 pm

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa (and flowers wilt upon contact with her stinking breath).
Excellent visual karencoutts! :lol:

I had mine on one week, then went in and they told me that they made a mistake and that they have their ADULT patients wear spacers 2 weeks since our teeth move slower and to come back in another week. Right. They FEEL like they are moving just fine-thank-you-very-much!

Yup, I hated that stuff stuck between the teeth feeling.

6 days and counting.......
Braced 5-30-07 for 18-24 months
In-Ovation Uppers, Metal Lowers, TPA upper arch, Lower Lingual arch, no elastics.
100% Deep Bite, Crowding, Over Extrusion
BSSO & Genio surgery June 4th '08!


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#8 Post by UGHBRACES » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:02 am

karencoutts wrote: I just feel so dirty when I'm wearing them. How can they be sanitary, not flossing for so many days? I hope I'm imagining this, but I think they're giving me bad breath. And I can't stop chewing on them..
I haven't had mine yet, but with those in can food still actually get in there? I wouldn't think there would even be any need to floss..

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#9 Post by Lisa65 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:22 pm

I know what you mean. I had them 3 times altogether, and my teeth felt really skanky. I just used lots of Listerine and hoped for the best!

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#10 Post by schildog » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:11 pm

For god know's what reason I enjoyed biting down on my teeth when I had spacers in both times.

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