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by Briggsy
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many brace wearers here are in England?
Replies: 47
Views: 6906

I'm in Devon. Braced since mid May. Hopefully only serving 10-12 month sentence.
by Briggsy
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth moving & archwire placement
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

When my braces were put on in May, the ortho said your teeth have moved a little already once the braces are fitted, but it must be minimal as i couldn't see anything. I'm now 6 weeks in and there is definately movement ... some teeth more than others... goodluck
by Briggsy
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 Month Progress-opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

WOW! ... what great progress.... I'm soooo jealous
by Briggsy
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: From consultation to braces fitted
Replies: 21
Views: 3856

Mine was just over a fortnight....
by Briggsy
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: am I jaw clenching when i sleep
Replies: 10
Views: 2095

Dear Dentaladvisor I reply, yes i have tried a mouth guard. Initially i had rubber ones and chewed right through them. Next, I had hard plastic ones, which lasted longer. But I'm afraid i stopped wearing them, as over the course of a year I had 3 crowns, which meant a new mouth guard everytime. What...
by Briggsy
Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: am I jaw clenching when i sleep
Replies: 10
Views: 2095

I too clench, but it doesn't always give me a stiff jaw... but I do get chronic neck pain, very similar that of whiplash where you cannot tip your head forward to put your chin on your chest or turn your head wither way. I take pain relief to manage this which works quite well. Hang on in there.... ...
by Briggsy
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The results so far and funding for braces
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

I'm only 3 weeks in and can see some changes already and can definately feel them too. I'm very happy and looking forward to seeing lots of change inthe future. And as for funding it - i'm in the UK and 39, so I'm funding the £2K myself. (This bit it not so good)
by Briggsy
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: its been..
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Congratulations Magster...
by Briggsy
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth Clenching
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Update: went to Ortho yesterday for advice. Apparently it is the jaw muscle thingy (can't remember the proper terminology). Typical... trust me to be difficult. I've grAnyway he has tightened my top braces (and I'm only 3 weeks in). The ligs are now replaced by white wire ties... a few teeth are abi...
by Briggsy
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth Clenching
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Teeth Clenching

I've been braced for 3 weeks. However I become aware that I am clenching my teeth during the night. I am curious to know if this could be causing the muscles in my neck and shoulders to go into spasm? My neck is so stiff I cannot tip my head up or down and my shoulders are rigid. (this makes driving...
by Briggsy
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often are your adjustements?
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

I've had my braces just about 3 weeks now. My first adjustment will be 6 weeks after getting them fitted. Initially he said he's see me in 8 weeks, then said 'no, make that 6'... but I;ve not had any dates for following appointements. I'm guessing we'll book one appointment ahead with the timescale ...
by Briggsy
Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why did you guys choose to have braces in adutlhood?
Replies: 58
Views: 12277

I've always wanted my teeth straightened, but as a teenager the thoughts of choosing to sped time with a dentist/ortho pull chills down my spine. Now I'm 39 and my 8yr old is developing the overcrowded cross bite that i have (although mine isn't that bad really). Our dentsit told him he would almost...
by Briggsy
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Aaaagghhh this is killing me!
Replies: 23
Views: 5312

Hi Dave In answer to your question - not sure whether you can get irretated by wax, but maybe try a different type of wax. Sound silly, but I have a silicone type wax now, which is completely different than the furst sort of 'wax'-wax that I had. (only thing is your teeth have to be dry to get it to...
by Briggsy
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why two wires on top arch?
Replies: 5
Views: 4165

don#t knwo if 2 archwires are common, but try not to worry. Everyone will be lmaking a fuss about your bump, not worrying about whether you've got one archwire or two.... try not to let it stress you... :lol:
by Briggsy
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sugarless Gum and Braces
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

I have started chewing sugar-free gum and haven't found a problem. I've only had my braces 2 weeks, but now the sensitivity of my teeth has settled down, I;ve started chewing gum...