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by bracesrox
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which foods / drinks stain ligs the worst?
Replies: 31
Views: 5352

I agree with bb2811 I love my white teflon wire ties for my clear radiance brackets. I also have a white archwire and yes after about 6 weeks I've had a few small chips. I'm on my 3rd wire now and its not chipped after 5 weeks. I have silver ligs in my lower brackets and letting my co-workers pick m...
by bracesrox
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramics and ligs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: Ceramics and ligs?

Hi, I have been asking around and checking which orthodontists in my area offer self litigating ceramic brackets and had a response from one who does and one who does not because he is yet to find a self litigating ceramic bracket that is as strong as metal and looks as good as regular ceramic. He ...
by bracesrox
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it just me or is the majority of archwired community fema
Replies: 17
Views: 2907

I'm a 34yo male and love archwired. I learned so much about my treatment even before ever getting braces. Its a great place to get questions answered and advice. I guess there are more females but I'm glad there here because they are sympathetic and listen.
by bracesrox
Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Funny Feeling
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

I've heard of some wires being heat activated but never cold. I know if while taking a shower I power wash my brackets I can instantly feel the tension in my wire.
by bracesrox
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 34 and getting braces
Replies: 16
Views: 4857

WOW! I look back at my pictures of my top row and am shocked how quickly my arch has moved. I need to post pictures but I had the lowers installed on the 1st and I had to have bumpers placed on several of my bottom teeth to prevent the chipping of teeth. I will have to monitor those as well. I only ...
by bracesrox
Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Few Thoughts and Questions...
Replies: 23
Views: 4037

Great thread! My orthodontist placed all of my railroad tracks and wires. I have teflon white wire ties on top which the orthodontist has to tie every adjustment but the assistant does the ligs after that. I've seen my orthodontist check every patient in the office while waiting. He cuts the wires t...
by bracesrox
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dos and Don'ts for Unbraced People Embracing Braced People
Replies: 122
Views: 25427

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by bracesrox
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When will I be able to eat normally??
Replies: 13
Views: 2462

On my tops I was able to eat normally in less than 3 days and I did as my ortho suggested and chewed gum no matter how much it ached. I think that was the key to mine. I had the bottoms installed on Thursday the 1st and I've not really gone to a soft food diet but more a things I can chew into small...
by bracesrox
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 109303

1. Tulsa, OK
2. $5,300
3. Radiance (clear extra $500) Top, Metal Bottoms
4. 18-24 months.
Consults were $7,000, $4,750 and what I went with $5,300 (including the $500)
by bracesrox
Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal or Ceramic?
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

I chose ceramics while sitting in the chair to get metal after my orthodontist gave me the choice of wire ties rather than ligs. I have teflon white wire ties and tooth colored arch wire with clear brackets. It took several weeks for most of my co-workers to notice them and some still have not. You ...
by bracesrox
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What did your ortho "give" you?
Replies: 239
Views: 95888

I got a bunch of items from my orthodontist in a bag/backpack. 1 battery operated spin brush $10 off coupon for a water pik 2 travel toothbrushes 3 Christmas tree brushes 30 Floss threaders 1 50ft roll of floss 2 pouches of Wax 2 BIG and 2 travel tubes of Colgate Total Complete 4 Wisp toothbrushes t...
by bracesrox
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: coffee and red wine?
Replies: 9
Views: 3363

I also have clear on top and will be getting metal on bottom in a month. I have white Teflon wire ties rather than ligatures. I also have a tooth colored arch wire. I've have about everything you can imagine and have no staining of the arch wire nor the wire ties. This may be an option for you..
by bracesrox
Fri May 28, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 568285

Before being braced I read up a lot on lig colours and was going to ask for silver or light purple to reduce staining but I didn't even realise that they had put the clear ligs on until it was too late. I think they assumed I wanted clear ones since I have ceramics. I'm going to try the light purpl...
by bracesrox
Wed May 26, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: One week down!
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Re: One week down!

Obviously everybody is different, but it is fairly common to experience to have the uncomfortable feeling wearing off fairly swiftly? I had been reading AW for months before getting braced on my uppers and the day I got them I had the tension and soreness but I had some pasta that night and was bac...
by bracesrox
Wed May 26, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: worried about lack of pain
Replies: 15
Views: 3021

I to had no pain. Maybe a dull ache for my 1st day but I was eating semi-normally (smaller bites) the next day and still eating with no problems. I fear I'll have more problems with my lowers when they are attached.