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by loradora
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Proxy brush
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Proxy brush

As I mentioned in another post, these were a necessity for me, especially after eating pork which tends to get stuck under your braces.
by loradora
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to Braces- need tips
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: New to Braces- need tips

I found the interdental toothbrushes (the little ones that look a little like a pipecleaner) a necessity, especially after eating pork.
by loradora
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is purpose of this appliance? Pic
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: What is purpose of this appliance? Pic

Some form of torture.
by loradora
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tuesday is DE-BRACE day!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Tuesday is DE-BRACE day!!

Your smile looks wonderful and you can still check in once in awhile...I do :D
by loradora
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 Month Progress - For those thinking about it ... Do it!
Replies: 34
Views: 3046

Re: 6 Month Progress - For those thinking about it ... Do it

You're making great progress. I'm also middle-aged with a small jaw and had a lower front tooth removed. Interesting that they did it a few weeks after you were braced. I had mine removed prior to bracing.
by loradora
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How do you clean your retainer?
Replies: 19
Views: 6387

Re: How do you clean your retainer?

My ortho instructed me to soak them in vinegar/water once a week for about an hour.
by loradora
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off, Teeth moving already??
Replies: 5
Views: 4207

Re: Braces Off, Teeth moving already??

Yes, they move quickly. I was fitted for my retainer before my braces were removed. I now wear the retainers two nights a week. They feel a little tight when they first go on which means that my teeth have shifted.
by loradora
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Most Difficult Foods to Eat
Replies: 77
Views: 6327

Re: Most Difficult Foods to Eat

It's been awhile since this topic has been posted and I have finally decided, after all this time, the foods to which I would rather just say forget it. Not worth it. The problem is--I really like it! Chicken and rice...the rice gets stuck under the archwire everywhere. I need my waterpik every tim...
by loradora
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dentist Teeth Cleaning with Braces and Powerchain
Replies: 5
Views: 3291

Re: Dentist Teeth Cleaning with Braces and Powerchain

All my wires were intact during my cleanings.
by loradora
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it possible for braces to move teeth like this? See Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1879

Re: Is it possible for braces to move teeth like this? See P

My ortho did some finishing touches by bending the wires a few weeks before I had my braces off.
by loradora
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Blame it on the alcohol
Replies: 19
Views: 3272

Re: Blame it on the alcohol

BellaBraces wrote:The only problem with wine is that red wine can stain. I live with the stains.
Switch to white wine. :lol:
by loradora
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How often do you see ortho after braces off?
Replies: 3
Views: 1976

Re: How often do you see ortho after braces off?

I went after three months, six months and a year, then he said to call him if I had any problems or need to get a new retainer.
by loradora
Wed May 30, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Movement in only one month!
Replies: 15
Views: 2026

Re: Movement in only one month!

You're very lucky. I had the same problem but they removed one of my front teeth then closed the gap with braces. I've got a very small mouth. More than likely your crowding would have gotten progressively worse as you got older so it's great that you're getting it taken care of.
by loradora
Mon May 14, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Traveling w/ Retainer
Replies: 5
Views: 4395

Re: Traveling w/ Retainer

I was going to suggest that you keep it in a retainer case in your purse until I saw that you were Bryan.
by loradora
Mon May 14, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Lost retainers, how long before teeth move back
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: Lost retainers, how long before teeth move back

Hi guy's. i have worn both my hawley retainers for 8 months now but i lost my lower retainers (which were hawley spring retainers) 2 months ago. i am about to pay for replacements but i wanted to know by by not wearing my lower retainers for two months would it move my teeth back or do i still have...