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by Abbey70
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Helpful Hints
Replies: 0
Views: 635

Helpful Hints

I just discovered a neat way to keep wax handy, probably for ladies only. Use an old blusher compact with the makeup taken out. Put the wax in where the makeup used to be, and voila, you have a mirror to use to place your wax without having to go to the bathroom.
by Abbey70
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How soon do you notice changes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

I've had them since 1/26 and can tell my teeth have shifted. My bottom front are closer together, and my top two are almost overlapping. They feel different too; i keep running my tongue over the rough spot where my two top teeth are butting together. My one crooked tooth looks a little straighter.
by Abbey70
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal Bands
Replies: 10
Views: 1519

I agree, the placement is the hardest part of molar bands. I had five placed yesterday and it seemed like it one was going to go right through my jaw and draw blood. Now it's not so bad.
by Abbey70
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone being teased?
Replies: 36
Views: 5127

"Ok then Mr perfect lets have a look at YOUR chompers then!" The smile vanished from his face in an instant but I was still able to make out his jagged ciggie-stained teeth, and took great pleasure pointing them out to everyone else. No more comments from him since :twisted: :lol: I like that!!! Fo...
by Abbey70
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone being teased?
Replies: 36
Views: 5127

How juvenile! :roll:
Makes me wonder if such people would take bets on what to nickname someone who comes in with leg-braces or hair-loss from chemo?

Still, I agree with the previous poster--talk to your boss and politely say you are not amused by this and wish it to stop.
by Abbey70
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Annoying front-tooth overlap
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Annoying front-tooth overlap

I assume this is due to the spacers, but my front teeth have pushed closer together so they're almost overlapping. It really bugs me because I keep running my tongue over the sharp spot where the two teeth meet. :evil: Wax seems to help, but not during the day when i'm eating and drinking. Will this...
by Abbey70
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Any Shout-Outs on a GOOD Floss to use?
Replies: 12
Views: 4891

OralB Super Floss seems to be tops in my teeth so far. I hate those threaders that you have to finagle the floss around. I also got a floss pik ($7.99 at CVS in PA), and that does OK.
by Abbey70
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OUCH, got my spacers and they hurt!
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

I've had my spacers in 3 days and my mouth feels almost normal. Still can't chew much more beyond soft pasta, beans and the like. Those first two days though were rough.

Have any of you taken Advil PM? Is it just me or does it knock you out more than its Tylenol counterpart?
by Abbey70
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie, getting spacers next week!
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Hi! I had spacers put on yesterday (see the post "spacers worse than actual braces?) Definitely take some sort of OTC pain med, either before or immediately after the appointment. If you can tolerate benadryl (diphenhydramine); take Advil or Tylenol PM at night to help you sleep. Count on eating sof...
by Abbey70
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: spacers-worse than actual braces?
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

definitely soft foods

Luckily I like my Frosted Mini Wheats mushy. My top front left incisor is the most painful. I guess my ortho did things a little backwards. I had brackets and archwires put on Jan. 26, but they couldn't put the spacers on at that time. I have these rubber-washer things between my back teeth until Ma...
by Abbey70
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: spacers-worse than actual braces?
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

spacers-worse than actual braces?

I had spacers put on this morning (three on both top sides and two on each bottom side). Agony. :oops: In a case of bitter irony, the song on the radio during this torture was "Hurts So Good" by John Cougar Mellencamp. The techs and other patient got a laugh when I pointed that out. What are eating/...
by Abbey70
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: teeth feel funny--are they moving?
Replies: 2
Views: 746

teeth feel funny--are they moving?

My top left canine has felt weird for about a week, like there's something stuck to the back of it (there isn't) or there's a groove or crack (I don't see any). When teeth move, do they feel different afterward? I've only been braced since 1/26, so I doubt any serious movement has occurred.
by Abbey70
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is the best toothbrush?
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Should add...

that I use the store-brand of the Colgate 360s, which are nearly identical and cheaper.
by Abbey70
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is the best toothbrush?
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Count me in as a manual brusher. I currently use the Colgate(?) 360, with the multi=length bristles. I brush upper and lower fronts, then backs and bite surfaces, rinse and spit. Then I use the interdental/go-between to do some extra cleaning under the braces and in any tough spots. I try to floss o...
by Abbey70
Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 973

I'll try again later

I need to figure out how to post.