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by Bracer215
Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces causing tooth top gaps?!?
Replies: 11
Views: 3523

Re: Braces causing tooth top gaps?!?

Yes I have those dreaded black triangles on several of my teeth that I never had before braces. Whether they are able to fix them I think depends on the shape of your teeth. Several of my teeth are wider in the middle so that is where they touch and so I am stuck with those black triangles and you w...
by Bracer215
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Last teeth (2nd Molars) not banded?
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Re: Last teeth (2nd Molars) not banded?

My second molars were not banded until 10 months into treatment. I am now about 17 mo into treatment and the second molars are aligned with the rest of my teeth. You may want to ask you ortho if he intends to band them in the future. :D
by Bracer215
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How Accurate are Orthodontist's on Treatment Time?
Replies: 20
Views: 5186

Re: How Accurate are Orthodontist's on Treatment Time?

My ortho said 18 months and so far it looks like I will be getting them off in exactly that amount of time. Will let you know if he holds to that. On the other hand my co-worker was supposed to have hers off in 2 years and she is now going on 3 years. Amazingly I have met two other people who had br...
by Bracer215
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting rid of stains..
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Getting rid of stains..

I have had success with baking soda. I just wet the little brush and dip it in baking soda. Also I had my teeth cleaned last week and she got rid of any staining that was there. :P
by Bracer215
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What is expected at the first retainer check?
Replies: 6
Views: 4613

Re: What is expected at the first retainer check?

Well I am still in braces but it does indeed seem unusual that he would not even look at your teeth. I would think he would want to make sure that they are not moving and still in alignment. :|
by Bracer215
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wires disengaged from upper back teeth at last adjustment
Replies: 0
Views: 919

Wires disengaged from upper back teeth at last adjustment

So my last adjustment was quite interesting. I am getting close to my debanding date (can't believe how fast it has gone) which is scheduled for June. I still have the wire on the bottom teeth extended to all my back molars. However on the top, the wire only goes to the first bicuspid (premolar) on ...
by Bracer215
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you have to wear elastics?
Replies: 22
Views: 69233

Re: How long did you have to wear elastics?

I began wearing triangle shaped elastics (Switzerland) 8 weeks in to treatment and wore them for 8 months. They went from upper canine to lower canine and first premolar. At 10 months in I was switched to Class II elastics (Japan)- my orto uses countries- they go from the upper canines to the firs m...
by Bracer215
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How often do you interact with your orthodontist?
Replies: 15
Views: 6204

Re: How often do you interact with your orthodontist?

Ortho looks and see what needs to be done and tells assistants what to do.
by Bracer215
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: x-rays during orthodontic treatment & your experience
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: x-rays during orthodontic treatment & your experience

Hi anggie
I had a panoramic done about 5 months in. After about a year my periodontist did bite wings which he sent to the ortho and apparently the roots look good.
by Bracer215
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Is being middle aged a good time to have braces?
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Is being middle aged a good time to have braces?

Welcome Kaye E B
You will find quite a few of us over 50 and even over 60 on this site. Any time is good if it works for you. Good Luck and we are all here to support you. :D
by Bracer215
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What the Ortho THINKS she's gonna do...
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: What the Ortho THINKS she's gonna do...

HI ashegap Well I am scheduled to get my braces off in June but I am going to talk to him about retainers when I see him in March. Will let you know. I know he also uses Vivera retainers in addition to the bonded retainers. Will discuss this with my dentist also as I have fillings in all my bottom f...
by Bracer215
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anybody else on Prevident or GC MI Paste?
Replies: 2
Views: 2706

Re: Anybody else on Prevident or GC MI Paste?

I use PreviDent 5000 for sensitive teeth once a day.
by Bracer215
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Removable as good as bonded retainers?
Replies: 8
Views: 3927

Re: Removable as good as bonded retainers?

So for all of you wearing bonded retainers, can you bite into apples and carrots and corn on the cob etc.
Thanks
by Bracer215
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: bands
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: bands

Hi Workingmomma From reading these posts everyone is different. Some wear elastics from day one and others not til months later. Also most folks seem to wear their elastics 24/7 but I only wear mine at night. I got my first triangle elastics after eight weeks. Wore those for 10 months and now I wear...
by Bracer215
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does having Braces make you feel cool?
Replies: 59
Views: 6782

Re: Does having Braces make you feel cool?

Well I am over 60 and yeah I have to admit I think they are cool. In fact I just got pink powerchain on top and ping ligs on the bottom. My co worker who is in her 40's was sitting in a retaurant and a gentleman came over on his way out and commented that he thought her braces were very sexy!! :BigG...