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by Lucy4642
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Stained Ligatures (O-Rings)
Replies: 6
Views: 6871

Re: Stained Ligatures (O-Rings)

I had stained ligs soon after my braces were put on and it was preoccupying. I tried smoke but they stained too. they actually got a greenish hue. I then tried wire ligs, which do not stain and look good, thin and shiny, better than the smoke ligs did. if wire isn't possible, try grey. I have grey o...
by Lucy4642
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I cant commit to getting braced. :(
Replies: 34
Views: 2987

Re: I cant commit to getting braced. :(

I felt very similar. It is a big commitment and no one wants to go around feeling anxious. But is seems like you already are anxious about your smile and it is affecting you. I'm 50 and 2 months into a two year commitment. I have a very public job and it was hard going to work but is getting easier....
by Lucy4642
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces today
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: Braces today

good for you! I wish I had done the same when my daughter got braces. I was 45 then and i'm 49 now. her straight teeth are very motivating and she's a great source of information and advice. good luck to both of you!
by Lucy4642
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Black Triangles
Replies: 5
Views: 2974

Re: Black Triangles

i'm new to this site and the terminology. I had to google black triangles... but now that I know what they are I can appreciate more some of the things my periodontist told me about next steps for me after the braces come off (in 23 months). he said that gum work would be needed after, but not as mu...
by Lucy4642
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth moving in the wrong direction
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Teeth moving in the wrong direction

thanks you two, very reassuring.
by Lucy4642
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth moving in the wrong direction
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Teeth moving in the wrong direction

i've had braces for four weeks and my front teeth are starting to cross, with the right one sliding behind the left. Is it normal for teeth to cross when they are supposed to be fixing an over bite and misalignment? should I see my Ortho before my next appointment or just leave it alone?
by Lucy4642
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 49, newly wired, and already stained
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: 49, newly wired, and already stained

Thanks for the support. yeah, metal logs may be the way to go. i'm not too worried about changing my tooth color because when the braces come off, new veneers will go on. (my teeth were wrecked by tetracycline as a child so i've had veneers for a long time. this time the veneers will be over nice st...
by Lucy4642
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 49, newly wired, and already stained
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

49, newly wired, and already stained

This is my first post. I have been reading posts and find the forum very helpful. I have clear braces on top and metal below. After a week with clear ligatures, I noticed my ligatures had yellowed and one was missing. My ortho repaired me and recommended I try smoke colored ligatures because they do...