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by sapphirerose924
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Glide Threader Floss
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: Glide Threader Floss

If you end up with a bonded retainer, you will still need the threader floss, so buy the 150 pack if you like the Glide. It can be used on debanded teeth too.
by sapphirerose924
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces off! How long to adjust to bonded retainer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

Re: Braces off! How long to adjust to bonded retainer?

Thanks!

I only have a bonded on the bottom and a removable on the top. All the people who have both a bonded and a removable on the bottom are making me nervous now. I need to be careful with what I read. I am going to attempt to trust my ortho. He has done a good job thus far. :lol:
by sapphirerose924
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces off! How long to adjust to bonded retainer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

Braces off! How long to adjust to bonded retainer?

I got debanded yesterday. I'm happy to have the braces off, though my rearmost molar bands on the bottom teeth had to be cut off. They couldn't get them off the same way as the upper ones and the front two bottom ones. The bonded retainer on the bottom is really irritating my tongue. How long would ...
by sapphirerose924
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just one more day...
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

Re: Just one more day...

Good luck! Take some ibuprofen and don't plan anything crunchy for that first dinner.

I am counting down toward getting mine off, though it is looking like they might be late coming off.
by sapphirerose924
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are your second molars bracketed, banded or naked?
Replies: 18
Views: 4407

Re: Are your second molars bracketed, banded or naked?

My second molars on the bottom were just banded. I got spacers right before Christmas and new molar bands just after new year. I was originally banded in January of 2010, so the second molars were done partially into treatment. The top second molars are still naked.
by sapphirerose924
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can i ask for the elastics if i have gaps in between myteeth
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

My elastics have caused a gap to open back up which my ortho will need to close, so I doubt that gaps are a limiting factor to elastics. Likely you just aren't ready yet. Your ortho will provide them when the treatment plan is at the appropriate place.
by sapphirerose924
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does your Orthodontist have good teeth?
Replies: 29
Views: 5451

My ortho had braces just a few years ago according to my sister. In his generation, parents didn't pay for braces on kids with slightly crooked teeth, and people didn't practice orthodontics on adults much (considered a waste of money). I wouldn't consider his teeth because he couldn't straighten hi...
by sapphirerose924
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Asking my Ortho about retainers during consultation
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

My orthodontist told me that I would actually have to have two sets of retainers because I am a grinder. He will need to incorporate a night guard, which will make it bulkier into the night time set. Not sure which kind he will use, but I have heard that grinders are really hard on essix style retai...
by sapphirerose924
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TMJ + Braces Treatment Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

I have been told that the splint aids in retraining your facial muscles when you have TMJD. If you think about it, the muscles in your face have gotten very used to working from one position. Now you want them to operate the joint in another manner. It takes time and I believe that the splint is par...
by sapphirerose924
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Latex Allergy to Dental Elastics?
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

My GP ordered a blood test to check for Latex allergy; she thinks it is likely since the reaction was so similar to my allergic reactions to antibiotics. New medical alert id necklace, here I come.
by sapphirerose924
Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Latex Allergy to Dental Elastics?
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

I called the orthodontist's office and left a message; hopefully, they will be able to get me new elastics on Monday. The hives have been fading since I took the elastics out. This reaction is most similar to the reactions that I have had to antibiotics. I am allergic to 4 antibiotics; the most rece...
by sapphirerose924
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Latex Allergy to Dental Elastics?
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

Latex Allergy to Dental Elastics?

I have never had a Latex Allergy in the past, but I got elastics on Wednesday. I got hives on my throat starting this morning. I read that a Latex Allergy manifests within 12-36 hours. I have worn Latex gloves in the past but have never had this long of a continuous exposure. I have hay fever and al...
by sapphirerose924
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting a little bored....
Replies: 29
Views: 5325

I just got elastics and I would love to go back to before I got them and was just getting lig changes. :soremouth:
by sapphirerose924
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie-Wax Suggestions, Eating Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Glide threader floss works really well for tight teeth.
by sapphirerose924
Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Concerned about midline
Replies: 7
Views: 6663

I'm not sure that anyone notices but yourself when your midline is off. I look at my teeth more than ever with the braces on, but then I don't care about my midline, so my opinion may not be one that you are interested in. Ask him why he can't fix it. It may be something skeletal. Doctors of all var...