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by swan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: POLL: HOW MANY OF YOU ARE OVER 40????
Replies: 27
Views: 2845

I was 38 when I got my braces, I'm now 41 and they just came off.
by swan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My new retainers and Retainer Brite
Replies: 6
Views: 4643

Thanks everyone for your advice and thanks KK for your congratulations :D :lol: :D

The weird thing is that the ortho's instructions say to use a denture cleaner every day. I'm going to observe those points closely if there's any discoloration and let you all know.
by swan
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My new retainers and Retainer Brite
Replies: 6
Views: 4643

My new retainers and Retainer Brite

My braces came off today and now I have a new pair of Hawley retainers :D I was going to get Retainer Brite to clean them, but the dentakit.com site says "Not recommended for appliances with metal solder points." and now I'm not so sure. Here's a picture of my new Hawleys: http://bp0.blogger.com/_w3...
by swan
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Periodontist said not to use Sonicare
Replies: 17
Views: 7126

merrily, do you use a WaterPik as well? What does he say about using that in your situation?
by swan
Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Blueberry, do they stain?
Replies: 4
Views: 765

I've had lightly colored ligs (light pink, light purple, light orange, yellow) and haven't noticed any staining on those. I love blueberries and other kinds of dark berries, too!
by swan
Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waterpik
Replies: 41
Views: 3824

In two weeks I'm going to Australia for three months. As I read this, it looks like I should take a waterpik with me, since they won't be available to buy when I get there. I have a corded one with a big tank right now. Should I get a cordless/rechargable one for the trip? How do you deal with the d...
by swan
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about Class 2 elastics
Replies: 10
Views: 6320

Hm, you are right, I wrote that. It must have been before I found out what's really happening. Thanks for pointing that out - I'll correct it to avoid further confusion.
by swan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about Class 2 elastics
Replies: 10
Views: 6320

They bring the lower arch forward.
by swan
Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Had a gum graft today
Replies: 13
Views: 7443

Update, both said doing the spacers would be fine, because they are in a different area of the mouth, and I haven't had any problems.
by swan
Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about saltwater Rinsing
Replies: 17
Views: 2593

I always do a final rinse with fresh water. I think the saltwater works while you are doing the rinsing. No need to suffer afterwards, as far a I know...
by swan
Sun May 21, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Had a gum graft today
Replies: 13
Views: 7443

Thanks for posting this. I'm having a soft tissue graft done in the middle of June after I get back from traveling. It's going to be the lower right incisor (tooth #25). Do you think I'll be ok have spacers in front of the second molars only two days later? It's a totally different area of the mouth...
by swan
Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For how long have you been ignoring your problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Not at all. I went ahead with it shortly after my dentist told me it would be a good idea to have braces in order to avoid future problems.
by swan
Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anybody with ceramics that wishes they got metal?
Replies: 18
Views: 2648

One thing about both ceramics and am this way about the invisible braces too is that I notice them. It is almost like braces but not so I look at them even harder like "what is it on that persons teeth!" (sorry for those in ceramics, I think maybe I'm just a freak that way). When I see metal braces...
by swan
Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Time
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

I've had them from the third teeth on top to the first molars on bottom 6+5 = 11 weeks. That was to move the bottom teeth forward. Now I have a triangle second and third tooth on top, third on bottom (see my www link for a picture), so that the bottom teeth will move right behind the top teeth. I go...
by swan
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction on a root canal tooth...advise pls?...thks...
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

I haven't had a root canal tooth taken out, but one with a huge filling. I don't know how much the difference in brittleness is, but with the huge filling there was no problem at all.