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by MetalNerd
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal Poisoning from braces???
Replies: 18
Views: 27085

Metal Poisoning from braces???

Okay, I don't want to be a worry-monger, but I can't tell if my ongoing headaches and sore throat and insomnia are just part of the normal breaking-in period for braces or something else. I did however come across a very chilling discussion thread chronicling various cases of metal poisoning from br...
by MetalNerd
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Allergy Side effects upper respiratory symptoms?
Replies: 75
Views: 118973

Re: Invisalign Allergy Side effects upper respiratory sympto

Wow, I'm glad I'm not the only one who's had a bad experience with Invisalign! For me it was a sore throat and then nausea, really INTENSE NAUSEA coupled with acid reflux. It got so bad I felt like I couldn't keep food down. :yuck: I only got to tray 3, before calling it quits. I don't need to suffe...
by MetalNerd
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brushing tools for braces?! Massively confused!
Replies: 8
Views: 2190

Re: Brushing tools for braces?! Massively confused!

Thanks Tumbledry! I was so overwhelmed by the range of devices out there. I guess the basic old school ways are still valid. Though I have invested in some SturdyFloss. Threaders take forever!
by MetalNerd
Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Headaches with braces? Arrhhg!
Replies: 6
Views: 16130

Re: Headaches with braces? Arrhhg!

Thanks all! :lol: Good to know I'm not the only one suffering. I just hope the headache goes away soon. It's been three days now. It's definitely affecting my resolve about wearing braces. What a tough life! :FeelSick:
by MetalNerd
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brushing tools for braces?! Massively confused!
Replies: 8
Views: 2190

Brushing tools for braces?! Massively confused!

Sorry, if this is a redundant question, but what brushing tools do you need for braces? I have a Flexcare-plus Sonicare toothbrush and threader floss. Hate the threader floss though. Thinking of trying SturdyFloss. But since I have an electric toothbrush do I still need an "proximal" brush? It seems...
by MetalNerd
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Headaches with braces? Arrhhg!
Replies: 6
Views: 16130

Headaches with braces? Arrhhg!

Hi, I just got my metal braces yesterday (not sure of the brand), but I am getting these insane headaches and can't sleep. It feels like my head is constantly "surging" -- only way to describe it. I'd like to know if this is an allergy reaction to the metal or a common one to those new to braces. Th...
by MetalNerd
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Best Floss for braces? SturdyFloss? Threader?
Replies: 10
Views: 5177

Re: Best Floss for braces? SturdyFloss? Threader?

I put in an order for Threader Glide Floss based on the feedback here. Thanks!

Someone also mentioned the Waterpik as an option.

But can oral irrigators do as good a job as Floss?
I've always been confused about this.
by MetalNerd
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Best Floss for braces? SturdyFloss? Threader?
Replies: 10
Views: 5177

Best Floss for braces? SturdyFloss? Threader?

I'm about to take the leap into the land of Metal Mouths, but have no idea what's the best floss to use. SturdyFloss looks pretty convenient. Like the idea of thin, bendable plastic. But I've also seen Threader Floss and other stuff. So wanted to hear about other people's experiences. BTW, how much ...
by MetalNerd
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! What should I expect?
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Help! What should I expect?

Hi all, Well, I have had a terrible time trying to find a decent orthodontist. After checking out three, I think I may go with the one that offers the best deal, since my experience with the most expensive one proved to be rather dismal. So, I have an appt this week to get braces, but I'm not sure w...
by MetalNerd
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why can't I wear a mouthguard?
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: Why can't I wear a mouthguard?

GRILLZ wrote: >my ortho said that i would not need (or be > able) to wear a night guard during the time braces were on.,, Hi GRILLZ, So I take it you just grinded your teeth the whole time your braces were on? Eek! You didn't wear down your teeth? I'd imagine that would create some problems with you...
by MetalNerd
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why can't I wear a mouthguard?
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Why can't I wear a mouthguard?

Hi everyone!

So glad I found this place. I'm about to get metal braces. But I grind my teeth and my Ortho told me I can't wear mouthguards with braces. Is that right?

Is there anyone else here who grinds their teeth? What do you do?

thanks!