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by yj207
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: May Debraces Club
Replies: 25
Views: 5606

Re: May Debraces Club

Got my braces off May 19, 2011 braced for 23 months 1 week and 3 days!

I don't really like my smile but not b/c my teeth aren't straight but oh wells, what can you do? Just live with it I guess.
by yj207
Tue May 24, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My teeth's journey
Replies: 37
Views: 13887

Re: My teeth's journey

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by yj207
Thu May 19, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My teeth's journey
Replies: 37
Views: 13887

Re: My teeth's journey

Braces finally came off today! It was weird seeing them didn't look like my teeth! 23 months 1 week and 3 days total!
by yj207
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My teeth's journey
Replies: 37
Views: 13887

Re: My teeth's journey

Wow can't believe it's been 21 months! My ortho wanted to take them off next adjustment but I want him to fix the black triangles so we did ipr and we'll have to wait a little longer. The assistant said it's better bc as we get older our gums naturally recede. am I happy so far? I think it's ok my s...
by yj207
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I eat with Elastics?
Replies: 17
Views: 5536

I tried to for the most part eat with them on. Sometimes they would break or I would accidentally swallow them, but I heard you're teeth move faster with them on. I think as long as you don't eat for too long without elastics it should be fine (like over 1 hr)
by yj207
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces finally off! Teeth hurt really bad
Replies: 8
Views: 19251

I heard rinsing your teeth with xylitol might help, you can get it at the health food store in a mouthwash. When my mouth is sore I use glyoxide? to clean out the sores. You can also try to get some of that numbing cream you put on your teeth to help with the pain. Taking that many advil is bad for ...
by yj207
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anybody a "mouth breather" out there???
Replies: 23
Views: 5554

I have a deviated septum so I tend to breathe through my mouth. My allergy meds help me breathe through my nose though but I still have a hard time for the most part. Hopefully sometime in the future after I get my braces off I can get the surgery for my septum.
by yj207
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debanded Nov 11th *** PICS ***
Replies: 10
Views: 2892

They look great!
by yj207
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: If you had your wisdom teeth removed, will your arch move ba
Replies: 8
Views: 4821

I had 4 wisdom teeth removed and they were growing the wrong way because it was impacted. So their job was to move forward instead of back because they were already too far back even though the wisdom teeth came off. So I don't really know but I would assume if they can move forward they can move ba...
by yj207
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stuck with braces on for months. Lawsuit?
Replies: 43
Views: 7300

I don't know how old you are but you do have options, such as getting a part-time job and paying some of it yourself. Negotiate with the ortho on monthly payment arrangements because they do make arrangements for people. Either way it looks like you have it taken care of, but if it happens again you...
by yj207
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does Kimchi stain powerchains?
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

yes it stains them, dark colors are ok
by yj207
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: opera^gal's story
Replies: 681
Views: 154897

Congrats on finishing your braces treatment!
by yj207
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My teeth's journey
Replies: 37
Views: 13887

Today I had another adjustment. I was late almost an hour because I was sitting in traffic for 1 hr 30 mins! I got a reverse curve archwire, I have no idea what it is supposed to do, the ortho assistant tried to explain it to me but I couldn't understand what she was explaining. I googled it and fou...
by yj207
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces harming gums?
Replies: 15
Views: 3432

My gums look pretty healthy right now but there are periods when they get red here and there and look swollen. So I wouldn't worry and just keep flossing and doing what you're doing. Also about the risks people are saying their ortho doesn't mention: Before you start your orthodontic treatment you s...
by yj207
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Target Reality Check & Xylitol?
Replies: 15
Views: 3895

Xylitol comes in a mouthwash as well, not just gum. If you go to an organic grocery store, or health food store you might be able to find different things that contain xylitol. I think it can also be used as a substitute for sugar in some foods like tea or something. I've heard many good things abou...