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by dobiegil
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 33 year old finally embarking on the long journey of braces
Replies: 14
Views: 2477

Re: 33 year old finally embarking on the long journey of bra

Try not to be too hard on yourself. I have popped 4 brackets in the first 6 weeks of braces and managed to swallow a piece of arch wire (broke off) that was 1 inch long. I though for sure my ortho would want to get rid of me, but he was so understanding. Now we laugh about the swallowed arch wire. R...
by dobiegil
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are my Canine + Lateral Incisors in Correct Position? (PIC)
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Are my Canine + Lateral Incisors in Correct Position? (P

In my non expert opinion, I would agree with you. I am my lateral incisors are the same too, and I will be discussing this with my ortho next appt too. Curious to hear others' opinions.

Robin
by dobiegil
Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ouch! Power chains hurt!
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

Ouch! Power chains hurt!

It's soup for the next few days. Had power chains put on yesterday and they really hurt, but I know they are doing their job.

Robin
by dobiegil
Wed May 22, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off in two weeks...top teeth sticking out
Replies: 30
Views: 3609

Re: Braces off in two weeks...top teeth sticking out

Congratulations with your decision and debanding. Your teeth look great.

Robin
by dobiegil
Thu May 16, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting metal brackets to stick to porcelain teeth
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Getting metal brackets to stick to porcelain teeth

I have two crowns, and one would not keep a bracket on (molar) . In the end, it was banded and I haven't had a problem.
by dobiegil
Sun May 12, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Total anchorage devices (TAD's) links to photos
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Total anchorage devices (TAD's) links to photos

I never knew TADs could be placed in the pallet like that. Looks painful but worth it to get the bite closed. Ignore the previous comment. Sheesh!

Robin
by dobiegil
Sat May 04, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: "A Very Difficult Case!"
Replies: 24
Views: 4684

Re: "A Very Difficult Case!"

I think is great that you have done so well, and now you are taking care of your teeth and hopefully your mother's. My parents never had the money for orthodontics, but we did have regular check ups. Now that I am older, I can afford ortho, and did it for myself (after the kids were paid for). Keep ...
by dobiegil
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: where did the end of my archwire go??
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: where did the end of my archwire go??

I recently broke my archwire off completly and I think I swallowed it. No harm done to me. Could this have happened to you?

Robin
by dobiegil
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Sonicare users and Costco members
Replies: 2
Views: 1785

Sonicare users and Costco members

Just picked up 6 brush heads for my e series sonicare for $40.00 . I was paying $26 for two. They also had a deal on the newer brush heads.

Robin
by dobiegil
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Headaches more noticeable a week after getting braces
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Headaches more noticeable a week after getting braces

I have had an increase in headaches, but not for sure if from braces. I fell on ice approx. 3 weeks after braced and think it and being braced is responsible. I'd like to hear others experience with this too.

Thanks for posting.
Robin
by dobiegil
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Preparing to get Braces! - almost 30.
Replies: 696
Views: 60937

Re: Preparing to get Braces! - almost 30.

I love this thread!!!!!! I thought I would loose weight when the braces went on, but oh no. I discovered Ben and Jerry's ice cream too. I am in love with that stuff and have gained weight. My fav is American Dream Cone, Half Baked and Chocolate Fudge Brownie! Can't wait to see pictures of your brace...
by dobiegil
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: How Invasive are you in your kids treatment.
Replies: 7
Views: 9564

Re: How Invasive are you in your kids treatment.

Oldfart, I am a nag, especially at first. Then slacked away because of the conflict. Now that I have my braces on, she has picked up the pace with care. However, I must say she has had better luck with breaking appliances. She broke her very first archwire and had the quad fall out once (in the past...
by dobiegil
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your dental hygiene sins
Replies: 21
Views: 1782

Re: Confess your dental hygiene sins

Before braces:

Brushing once a day

Never flossing

Luckily, I have never had any dental problems. Now, like you, I have to brush after every meal and before bed. I can say that my dental habits have changed for good. I will always take care of my teeth. I don't want to loose them.
by dobiegil
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are you SERIOUS??!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: Are you SERIOUS??!!!

Try not to be too hard on yourself. I have had my braces for two months or so. In this time, I have had four brackets come of and actually swallowed a 1 inch piece of archwire that broke off while eating. I felt so horrible and stupid. My ortho and staff reassured me that they have had worse. Now I ...
by dobiegil
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TMJ with a month to go
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: TMJ with a month to go

I don't have any advice, but I am in a similar situation. The difference is my treatment just started two months ago, and now my jaw hurts to open (at times) and it aches (only on the right side). I go back on Monday and will be asking. Hope your problems resolve.

Robin