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by trillium
Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: WOW these are painful!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

BUY DENTAL WAX! yes, if you got a little package of wax from your ortho USE IT on all of the pokey brakets and wires that are poking your mouth, if they didn't give you any you should be able to buy some from the drug store/ walmart etc. Salt water rinse will help heal your mouth. It will get bette...
by trillium
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about hygiene during braces! Need help please.
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

another "dry" option is the little "Christmas tree" brush that will help get the stuff out from under your braces. But that said, I also hate using public bathrooms (shopping mall, work etc.) to brush my teeth, I do it anyway and it really doesn't take long - at first try to pick a time when there i...
by trillium
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: getting braces removed- how long does it take
Replies: 17
Views: 27417

ewww I can't imagine having the impressions done with braces still on?! Unless they use different stuff to do the impressions, wouldn't it all get caught in your braces (kind of like scrambled eggs do, or process cheese slices)
by trillium
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: getting braces removed- how long does it take
Replies: 17
Views: 27417

getting braces removed- how long does it take

H ow long does it take for the ortho to remove your braces? Will they book a longer appointment? (Getting to the end of my treatment, they keep saying "soon" but haven't given a debracing date... and I guess that I'm hoping that I'll show up for an appointment and they'll surprise me by taking them...
by trillium
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: that loose tooth feeling
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: hi

sadpanda wrote:Hi -

This question was asked on another thread somewhere...you might want to look. .
why does somebody always say that? couldn't find it. I read often but don't post THAT much. If no one ever posted the same thing twice it would be a short forum.
by trillium
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: that loose tooth feeling
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

that loose tooth feeling

I've had my braces for about 1 1/2 years, I had big gaps to close from extractions as well as alot of teeth that were turned, so my teeth had long distances to move, I still occassionally have that really loose clicking tooth feeling. How long does it take untill teeth firm up in place? Is it only w...
by trillium
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: miss my braces
Replies: 22
Views: 7429

if you miss yours, you can have mine :wink: ... I sure won't miss mine at all, can't wait to get them off!!!!!
by trillium
Fri May 28, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My first power chain... OW!
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Jen8626 wrote:can anyone recommend anything else for sore cheeks to act as a barrier? I can't really put wax on it it'll prob come loose every time I open my mouth
I have used wax with elastics- it is a bit tricky to make it stay... but it will move your cheek out a bit and it will be away from your elastics.
by trillium
Wed May 19, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: newly debraced! pointy cuspids - can they be filed down??
Replies: 5
Views: 3500

:lol:

your subject line is a haiku poem...
by trillium
Mon May 03, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clipping of the wires..
Replies: 11
Views: 5919

they usually bend my wires at the back also, but it sure doesn't feel like they did this time. Good thing that my big gaps are closed. It still feels like it's poking at the back
by trillium
Mon May 03, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Top or bottom brace first?
Replies: 8
Views: 2273

both at the same time
by trillium
Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do I eat during my first few weeks of being braced?
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

forgot to add, applesauce
by trillium
Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do I eat during my first few weeks of being braced?
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

Hi,

you didn't mention if you eat eggs (I know some people who are vegan do and some don't...), but scrambled or boiled eggs are great, mashed potatoes are also very easy to eat. It does get easier...
by trillium
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My 1st Braces-versary! The things I have discovered...
Replies: 17
Views: 4859

Every time I sweep the floor at home, I find the elastics that I've dropped- I never seem to be able to see them when I drop them.

Maybe now that I've 'graduated' to the heavy duty tortoise elastics, they won't move so quickly and I'll find them easier. :roll:
by trillium
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Steak, Crusty Bread and Baby Ruth
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

oh, and eat some popcorn as well.