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by newsboysgrl777
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Re: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?

I'm thinking this has more to do with ortho preferences and how (s)he was taught. My ortho told me 'they' don't like adults to be in upper & lower retainers, so she puts bonded on the bottom. I'd MUCH rather have 2 hawleys (or 2 essex, I suppose) than one bonded and one hawley/essex. I will ask her ...
by newsboysgrl777
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: GOT A DEBANDING DATE!!!! :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

GOT A DEBANDING DATE!!!! :-)

Awww...shucks! I had a whole long post and it deleted on me. :'( BUMMER!! ANYWAY...I know i haven't posted here in AGES, but life has a funny way of getting carried away with itself. LOL. But, I had to come by and let you all know.... I FINALLY GOT A DATE FOR WHEN THESE THINGS ARE COMING OFF!!! YAA...
by newsboysgrl777
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help Me Choose
Replies: 42
Views: 6757

Wanted to post one more PRO for the ceramic: -they seem less abraisive/painful when rubbing against cheeks/tongue. I've had to get the comfort cover (you can buy it on the archwired store) for my bottom (metal) brackets and still use it at times -- and I'm 21 months into treatment. However, I don't ...
by newsboysgrl777
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help Me Choose
Replies: 42
Views: 6757

I have ceramic on top and metal on the bottom. Here are the pros and cons I can offer, but, again, like everyone has said, it all comes down to preference. At the end, I will also tell you MY preference. :) Metal Pros: -smaller bracket -ligs are easier to go around which causes a little less pain in...
by newsboysgrl777
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: An update that's been a long time coming
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Ooops...I meant I only had spacers put in on the uppers...the molar bands were put on the lowers. :) Sorry!
by newsboysgrl777
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: An update that's been a long time coming
Replies: 2
Views: 969

An update that's been a long time coming

Hi all: It's been a long time since I've been around here. Just coming by to check in and say YES, I'm still a 'brace face' LOL. At my last appointment (Monday 4/26), I got molar bands put on my very last molars on the bottom. It would've been on the top as well, but the technician put the spacers i...
by newsboysgrl777
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: In need of your prayers
Replies: 9
Views: 1376

Thank you so much everyone for your sentiments and your support. It truly has helped to get me through this trying time. You are all such lovely, warm, caring people and I'm so thankful for you. :) *Big hugs to each and every one of you*

Rachel
by newsboysgrl777
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: In need of your prayers
Replies: 9
Views: 1376

In need of your prayers

I know this isn't the right section for a post like this, but I know it is the most frequently visited section, so I hope the admin will please excuse my posting this one thing. Hi all...I don't post much but I wanted to post and ask you all for your prayers. My brother-in-law, Billy, was killed in...
by newsboysgrl777
Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had my first cleaning since braces today...
Replies: 13
Views: 2188

At my last cleaning the hygienist said that even with hard core dedication to flossing and brushing, some people still have inflamed gums from braces. I expressed surprise because I was under the impression that any gum inflammation was bad--a sign that you were not keeping things clean enough. She...
by newsboysgrl777
Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The Truth about Brushing teeth
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Hi Fipo, Just a quick response to say that if you feel you need to brush because of food or whatever being in your brackets, you can ALWAYS rinse with water, or, better yet, get a waterpik and use that to flush anything that might be stuck OUT. However, it is VERY TRUE that brushing right away can d...
by newsboysgrl777
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber Bands?
Replies: 18
Views: 4323

Magster...WOW!! Has it really already been 5+ months??!! I remember your first posts on here when you got your braces!! Congrats!! :) As for me, I just got my elastics last week and I've had the uppers on for over a year and the lowers about as long as you've had yours on. And, I'm not even SURE if ...
by newsboysgrl777
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question for veteran elastics wearers
Replies: 3
Views: 832

I feel like I totally rambled that question out (and yes, it really was only one question), so if it doesn't make sense, I can definitely try to clarify, but I think you can pretty much get the gist of it. I know there are questions people ask that I know the answer to now simply from having experie...
by newsboysgrl777
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question for veteran elastics wearers
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Question for veteran elastics wearers

I've been wearing my elastics (at night only) for a little over a week now and although semi-uncomfortable, it's really not too bad. However, I have a question about how it feels tonight. I just put each of them in and I have to say that the left side feels much tighter than the right side. It's sor...
by newsboysgrl777
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long have you have braces ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3713

I've had mine for however long my ticker says (I forget...LOL, but I know it's over a year) and my 'sentence' is projected to be 24-36 months (so that's 2 - 2.5 years). I'm PRAYING it's sooner, but know reality tends to disrupt that. I am hating having my braces...maybe it's because I never hated my...
by newsboysgrl777
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: my teeth hurt --- does Tylenol work?
Replies: 11
Views: 3959

tw - motrin contains ibuprofen; tylenol contains acetaminaphine. You could actually take them together or alternate them for each dose. But for me personally, I take ibuprofen because it tends to help reduce immflammation (swelling) and just seems to help me best. If you do take your vicodin, don't ...