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by BellaBraces
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got 6 month smiles
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: Just got 6 month smiles

I've just had mine off after 7 months.

Advice is just to hang in there! I was very pleased overall with how smoothly it all went.
by BellaBraces
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wire sticking out at the back - normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 37490

Re: Wire sticking out at the back - normal?

I regularly found the wire creeping out as the teeth moved. It was annoying but only came out a millimetre or two and could be covered by wax.
by BellaBraces
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What happens leading up to debanding?
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: What happens leading up to debanding?

I had debanding mentioned a couple of months ago. It has been delayed due to final tweaks that didn't happen quite as quickly as expected. Don't panic - just make sure that if you are not happy with the current state of your teeth you do not allow the ortho to remove the braces.
by BellaBraces
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Six Month Smile - Ironic?
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Re: Six Month Smile - Ironic?

I've got Six Month Smiles (coming off next week, YAY!) and I was very self-conscious at first. However most people were not actually looking at my mouth and I've had very few comments. One thing I did find was that when I do smile, I have to do a big smile rather than a closed mouth smile. If I try ...
by BellaBraces
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: First Day with "6 Month Smile"
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: First Day with "6 Month Smile"

Three hours? Wow. Mine took an hour to place. I'm just into my seventh month and mine are due off at the end of this month. My initial estimate of treatment time was 9 months. I haven't generally found it overly painful although my mouth the day after an adjustment can be a bit tender. I had sorenes...
by BellaBraces
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dry Lips-Nothing Working!
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Dry Lips-Nothing Working!

I use regular facial moisturiser morning and evening and make sure to have some lip balm by the bed as my lips get very dry at night.

The best balm I have found for regular use is Simple Intensive Lip Moisturiser, which is a gel that goes on like a lip gloss.
by BellaBraces
Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Click it braces
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: Click it braces

Maybe you need molar build ups to stop the teeth hitting the brackets until your arches are properly aligned.
by BellaBraces
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth Shaving?!?!?!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Teeth Shaving?!?!?!?!

I've had that at pretty much every visit. :shock: Sometimes they use an attachment on the drill, sometimes they use a long strip of sandpaper like stuff and pull it between your teeth. The sandpaper strip is much, much more unpleasant than the drill attachment. No, it does not hurt at all, so don't ...
by BellaBraces
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How self-conscious are you about your braces?
Replies: 48
Views: 5623

Re: How self-conscious are you about your braces?

I'm not so much self conscious as aware of them, if that makes sense.

If I have to speak to anyone after eating but before I have had time to check in the mirror that they're not festooned with bits of food I do feel self conscious, though.
by BellaBraces
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IPR--need to know...
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: IPR--need to know...

It doesn't hurt but the rasping is unpleasant; especially when they use the sandpaper strips. I much prefer the drill attachment to the sandpaper.
by BellaBraces
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Six Month Smiles - about to do it.
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: Six Month Smiles - about to do it.

I have Six Month Smiles - have had them about 4 1/2 months now.

Yes they will probably affect your speaking - maybe not your singing so much. You may find you need to exaggerate your pronunciation a bit. If I get sloppy I lisp a bit but I can keep that under control with a little concentration.
by BellaBraces
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Honestly, do you floss?
Replies: 56
Views: 6568

Re: Honestly, do you floss?

Phillips Sonicare airflosser is great. I actually use it at least once a day.
by BellaBraces
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Getting Six Month Smiles braces off!
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: Getting Six Month Smiles braces off!

I get the lip catching thing too!

My Six Month Smiles were due to come off today after only 4 months but the movement over the last month hasn't been enough, so they won't. I'm very interested to hear how your debracing goes, and what your retainer is like, so do please post after it has happened.
by BellaBraces
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hoping to get braces soon.
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Hoping to get braces soon.

I am seeing one dentist for my Six Month Smiles only as my regular dentist does not offer them. The braces guy did not need all my old dental records. As all the xrays were taken digitally he forwarded them to my regular dentist out of courtesy
by BellaBraces
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Six Month Smiles Blog
Replies: 3
Views: 5122

Re: Six Month Smiles Blog

Lazy me. Yes, I have just done an update, albeit a pretty short one. Will try to do another after the appointment tomorrow.