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by Mylene
Sun May 26, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces & bruxism
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Braces & bruxism

I suffered from bruxism for over 20 years - including horrible pain, root canals, broken teeth, ugggh... I spent $$$ on nightguards, and they protected the enamel but they made me clench even more and I hated wearing them. Then I discovered the SleepGuard biofeedback headband. Wow. Now I have NO pai...
by Mylene
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone actually have traditional metal braces anymore
Replies: 144
Views: 8357

Re: Does anyone actually have traditional metal braces anymo

My dentist told me all metal were the most effective. My ortho said all metal were effective and less expensive. I have seen discoloration on other people's ceramic braces, and I like how I can keep my metal braces shiny and clean! (I also brush with baking soda and rinse with hydrogen peroxide to k...
by Mylene
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Waterpik stopped working today
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

Re: Waterpik stopped working today

Sometimes that happens to me when the container that holds water isn't really firmly planted on the base...
by Mylene
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Jaw clenching at night??
Replies: 15
Views: 1256

Re: Jaw clenching at night??

I have lots of jaw clenching problems. The best resource I have found is at www.stopgrinding.com - there's a really good free e-book about clenching and grinding causes and treatments. That website also sells a biofeedback headband, which has honestly changed my life - I used to live in constant pai...
by Mylene
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating habits with braces!
Replies: 43
Views: 6411

Re: Eating habits with braces!

I'm not a dietician so I won't give any advice regarding diabetes, but with braces I can still eat healthy low glyemic foods like: Black beans, lentils, tofu, salmon, oatmeal, all fruits and vegetables, brown rice, quinoa, almond butter. Healthy foods I cannot eat are raw nuts, granola, raw hard veg...
by Mylene
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Custom nightguard to fit over my braces
Replies: 15
Views: 14613

Re: Custom nightguard to fit over my braces

Thanks for all the feedback. Good news is that I went to the ortho yesterday, who allayed all my fears - he and the assistant told me that bites always shift around with orthodontia and using braces and elastics, they will ensure my bite is perfect. Just like all of you were saying! So, while it fee...
by Mylene
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating habits with braces!
Replies: 43
Views: 6411

Re: Eating habits with braces!

I am so jealous... I was sticking to soft foods but had a craving for kettle chips... And a bracket slipped right off. I can't get it fixed until Monday. I would like to say it was the Waterpik but it probably was the chips.
by Mylene
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Custom nightguard to fit over my braces
Replies: 15
Views: 14613

Re: Custom nightguard to fit over my braces

So sorry to hear that! I have experienced huge relief with the sleepguard biofeedback headband, I grind/clench much much less now.
by Mylene
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Custom nightguard to fit over my braces
Replies: 15
Views: 14613

Re: Custom nightguard to fit over my braces

Thanks for replying.
What is the purpose of elastics?
How will my bite be fixed? Do you know?
by Mylene
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Custom nightguard to fit over my braces
Replies: 15
Views: 14613

Custom nightguard to fit over my braces - DRAMA

OK so now I'm super :evil: and :cry: At my second adjustment last week, my ortho looked at my bite and told me that I can't wear the nightguard anymore - my bite is so screwed up by the nightguard that a number of my teeth can't touch anymore. I had heard about the dangers of a nightguard that block...
by Mylene
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Movement in only one month!
Replies: 15
Views: 2042

Re: Movement in only one month!

If your teeth are loose I bet they're moving a lot... it's just hard to see it sometimes, since you look at your teeth everyday. I'm hoping for the best!
by Mylene
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For those getting braced after 35-what are your motivations?
Replies: 27
Views: 6657

Re: For those getting braced after 35-what are your motivati

I got braced at 38. My misaligned bite might be contributing to my bruxism (clenching/grinding), and my misaligned bottom teeth were wearing down the inside of my top front teeth. I guess I decided it was time to take care of myself and save my teeth. Also, the problem would just get worse with age....
by Mylene
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions on brushing programming/electric brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Questions on brushing programming/electric brushes

I have an elaborate description of my nightly oral hygiene on my blog at http://www.sevinsense.com. All you need to do to add baking soda to your routine is to sprinkle baking soda on your toothbrush and brush normally for 30-60 seconds; as you'll read on my blog, I do this first before everything ...
by Mylene
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Headed toward being a brace face!
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

Re: Headed toward being a brace face!

Welcome! I hope you take before and after pics to see the dramatic change!
by Mylene
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Intro
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: Intro

Welcome Alex. I'm 38 - and super happy I finally got around to fixing my teeth. Congrats and welcome to the family!