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by njsuburban
Sun May 08, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Foods you try to get away with having braces...
Replies: 69
Views: 11967

Re: Foods you try to get away with having braces...

Corn nuts. I've tried..... They're just too hard and are toopainful for some of my big moving teeth.
by njsuburban
Sun May 08, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: elastics rubbing on side of lips- help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: elastics rubbing on side of lips- help!

Could be Chelitis due to the bands changing the shape of your lips. You may have saliva trapped in the corners allowing for bacteria to grow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_cheilitis
by njsuburban
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What mouthwash do you use?
Replies: 11
Views: 3781

Re: What mouthwash do you use?

my ortho recommended Act Restoring Mouthwash, because it has floride in it.
by njsuburban
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 Month Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: 6 Month Pictures

I'm not sure if it's normal or not, but my front teeth were looser than the Ortho wanted when I went in for an adjustment. He checked them by Xray at my next few visits and they are fine now. So, maybe depending on how far the tooth has to move, it could be normal.
by njsuburban
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Saying hello - 31 in braces!
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Saying hello - 31 in braces!

Welcome and good luck! I was braced at 35 and haven't looked back. I am missing a canine on the bottom and my ortho felt that once my teeth were aligned, it wouldn't be noticeable. So far, he's correct. *I* know, but no one else notices.
by njsuburban
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When in treatment did you get rubber bands?
Replies: 27
Views: 5064

Re: When in treatment did you get rubber bands?

I just got mine today and I'm 48 weeks in. I'm wearing them in a triangle on both sides. My ortho's original estimate was 18 to 36 months.
by njsuburban
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Teeth Are Barking!
Replies: 2
Views: 925

My Teeth Are Barking!

Wow, They hurt! I had a new heavie wire put in yesterday, and my teeth haven't hurt since I was banded. I don't know what size wire is on the top, but the whole (metal) bracket is filled. <<<<<end rant>>>>>>
by njsuburban
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I dream of a day when........
Replies: 14
Views: 2386

I dream of a day when........

I can eat corn on the cob without cutting it off, and eating steak without having to cut it into itty bitty little pieces. Not complaining..... just dreaming. :)
by njsuburban
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: AAARGH! It figures!
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

got it back in!! Put some ice on that bugger and used a tweezers to thread it back into the bracket.
by njsuburban
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: AAARGH! It figures!
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

AAARGH! It figures!

My back wire just popped out and my ortho office closed an hour ago! When else would it happen?! Would you just try and thread it back in, or tuck it under the bracket so it's not poking me? They won't be in the office untill Tuesday. I'm not in pain, and it's the last tooth. Would you suggest I jus...
by njsuburban
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hulless popcorn?
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

I've eaten the regular stuff too, just very carefully. The hulless is basically just a popcorn flavored cheeto.
by njsuburban
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FREE AT LAST FREE AT LAST THANK GOD ALMIGHTY I AM FREE!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2912

Your teeth/smile is gorgeous! Thank you for the encouraging words to all of us who still have time to serve! :D
by njsuburban
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dos and Don'ts for Unbraced People Embracing Braced People
Replies: 122
Views: 26138

Do tell me if I have a forrest in my teeth.
Don't ask to look at my teeth every day.

Don't ask me, if you see me on a regular basis, if I got braces. My answer is going to be "no."
by njsuburban
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you think of this nightguard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

I would run it by your Ortho first. It could interfere with you treatment.
by njsuburban
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Insurance Covering Cost for Adults
Replies: 35
Views: 6947

I have Cigna DMO and they pay $2100 of my treatment. My part will be $2900 spread out in $100 payments after the $500 records fee. Cigna is paying a little to the ortho each month.