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by Vulcan
Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Smoothing Of Tooth Edges
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Smoothing Of Tooth Edges

I'm 17 months in and was wondering everyone's experience on having some of the tooth edges filed. A few of my front teeth have some jagged edges at the bottom of them, I'm wondering if any one similar had their tooth edges smoothed when their braces came off or right before? I just don't see the poi...
by Vulcan
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can you prevent yellowing of teeth below the archwire?
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: Can you prevent yellowing of teeth below the archwire?

If you brush 2-3 times a day, use mouthwash, and floss you really shouldn't worry about decalcification. I know on certain days I look at my teeth and feel like they're yellow behind the wires, but then I get told how white my teeth look? And, decalcification shows up as white, and are permanent les...
by Vulcan
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces - estimated times
Replies: 29
Views: 4281

Re: Braces - estimated times

These times seem so short and make me jealous :( lol. My estimated time was 31 months. I'm in month 15 right now. I had some serious crossbite and crowding which is all nearly corrected, it's mainly bite work now.
by Vulcan
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pics of my progress after three months!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4533

Very nice! I'm 4 months in now, and also had tremendous movement in the first few months. Good luck!
by Vulcan
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash
Replies: 18
Views: 5233

I also know from experience that this particular brand does stain the teeth. Although it was thankfully all "cleaned/scraped" off by the hygenist at the next dental cleaning I wouldn't use it again just because of the fact that it does stain and it's not very attractive.
by Vulcan
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: its ok to chew on sore teeth?
Replies: 12
Views: 2703

Right after my adjustments I would pop a peice of gum in and chew for the rest of the day. It would usually take me up to 6 hours for soreness to kick in but with this trick I didn't get sore. Wow, I never thought to use the gum trick BEFORE they were sore, only after! I would have never gotten thr...
by Vulcan
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Obsessed
Replies: 22
Views: 4217

I do the same thing, and I told my friend I can't help it! It's like since I'm fixing something about my teeth all I can focus on is what's messed up about other people's teeth and that's terrible. It's just what happens though..and I'm glad I'm not the only one.. I was beginning to feel a little st...
by Vulcan
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ow!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1641

I have not and will not have any surgery and my metal bands have "cleats" on them as well. Most people I think have them on their bands. I think they are used for some types of elastics although I am not 100% sure.
by Vulcan
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long for braces to stop....?
Replies: 11
Views: 2838

I must be a lucky one.. I have never had any issues with the metal rubbing. I have never even used the abundance of wax they have given me. I was dreading it, but never had any problems.
by Vulcan
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: its ok to chew on sore teeth?
Replies: 12
Views: 2703

I am also a daily gum chewer, sugar free only of course. It does not stick, and helps the pain greatly.
by Vulcan
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The End is Here!
Replies: 27
Views: 5798

Great teeth! I hope I get my molds too haha.
by Vulcan
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: since getting all metal braces...most frequently asked ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2362

I have been asked "I bet that hurts doesn't it?", "How much is that costing you?", "How much longer do you have?", "Why didn't you get them clear or Invisalign?", and of course the statement "Your teeth weren't that bad before".
by Vulcan
Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2 Months w/ Braces (Pictures)
Replies: 18
Views: 6449

Hi Vulcan, Really excellent progress! You must be really chuffed! I'm interested in your experiences with the quad helix, as I am due to get one fitted next month (I've had braces on for about 6 weeks now). Did you find you had any speech issues with it? Good luck with the rest of your journey. Oh ...
by Vulcan
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2 Months w/ Braces (Pictures)
Replies: 18
Views: 6449

It did take several months to notice a change. I don't think the Quad Helix is a rapid expansion device, but within a couple of more weeks/months you should be seeing results, even if it is a little.
by Vulcan
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Target Reality Check & Xylitol?
Replies: 15
Views: 3967

I chew gum every day at least at some point during the day. Always sugar free, it never sticks, but I do always try to find a gum with Xylitol. It has helped me deal with the pain by stimulating the chewing action, and it makes your breath fresh ;)