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by tmitchell
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off!!
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Braces off!!

OK...so my braces are off now...yay!! I had traditional metal braces for almost 2 years and had them removed on 10/23. Glad that it is over...but now I have a couple of concerns. I seem to bite down more fully (more contact between my upper and lower teeth) with my braces off when I chew. This has b...
by tmitchell
Mon May 08, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bad gum pain after adjustment. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 619

genxsis, I started to experience the same type of pain a few days after I had a stronger set of chains put on my upper braces. My gums became extremely sensitive to cold and even air hitting certain areas of my gums while speaking. Other times, the intense pain appeared for no apparent reason. I wen...
by tmitchell
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Swallowed bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 23337

Thanks to all who offered advice or shared their personal experience with this type of situation! :) As a newbie to braces, I was concerned that the swallowed bracket could have caused a problem in my digestive tract...only because of the hook on it. However, when I went to the ortho today to get a ...
by tmitchell
Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Swallowed bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 23337

Swallowed bracket

Oops...I apparently swallowed a bracket while eating my dinner. It was an end molar bracket with a hook on it. I will call my ortho first thing on Monday to get it replaced...but is there any harm in swallowing something like this?? :oops:
by tmitchell
Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 770

My hygenist recommended that I get my teeth cleaned every three months instead of every six months while I have my braces on. The only downside to that is most dental insurance plans will only cover two cleanings per year. Luckily...my plan will cover the extra cleanings...so I will be getting my te...
by tmitchell
Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Purchased Soniccare today
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

I love my Sonicare and I wish that I had bought one years ago. They're expensive but I think that they pay for themselves many times over in the long run by keeping your teeth and gums healthier. It's an investment that I'm sure you'll be glad you made. I especially like the built-in timer. Now, I k...
by tmitchell
Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I want to use my electric toothbrush
Replies: 1
Views: 619

I continued using my Sonicare when I got my upper braces a week ago. I was tentative at first because my mouth was sore...but the Sonicare felt sooo good on my gums...very soothing. I just put it on the lower speed for my teeth until they started to feel better. My mouth hurt until Sunday...but now ...
by tmitchell
Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket came unglued...
Replies: 4
Views: 7608

Thanks everyone!! I feel sooo much better now!

I'll just be extra careful until I can see the ortho.

~ Have a blessed holiday! ~
by tmitchell
Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket came unglued...
Replies: 4
Views: 7608

Bracket came unglued...

Help...newbie here. I just got upper braces on 12/20 and I noticed this evening that the bracket on my right lateral incisor has come unglued. It is just hanging there on the archwire. Has anyone else had a bracket come unglued? My ortho is closed until 12/27...do you think that it will be OK until ...
by tmitchell
Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Extraction

I am 32 and this is my first experience with braces. I too am worried about my upcoming extractions of both upper first bicuspids. My front upper teeth are not really crowded, but one of my central incisors is turned slightly inward. I am a Class II with an overjet and an overbite. My ortho said tha...

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