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by sablequeenie
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: In the final stretch...stupid tiny space won't close!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: In the final stretch...stupid tiny space won't close!!!

Update: I just had another adjustment this past Thursday, wires changed out and a new powerchain. It's now a few days later, I've still been wearing my elastics everyday and I'm still not seeing or feeling any changes :( What elastic formations do your orthos have you guys wearing? Right now I have ...
by sablequeenie
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: In the final stretch...stupid tiny space won't close!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

In the final stretch...stupid tiny space won't close!!!

I'll have reached the two year mark by the end of the summer and the end of my projected treatment time. I got braced to bring down an impacted canine, and while that's come down and in alignment just fine (thank God), ever since I got elastics two months ago my ortho has been trying to close this t...
by sablequeenie
Wed May 14, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 220624

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Update time: my latest adjustment was this past Thursday! I was given new/more power chains on the top and bottom, and at long last, some elastics to start closing the space between my lateral incisor and impacted canine that was brought down. My style of elastics are called bald eagle's, and they s...
by sablequeenie
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 220624

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Wow, it's been such a long time since I've checked back here and it since then it looks like so many more people have been getting exposures! Just thought I'd pop in with an update on mine to give all you newbies to the procedure some encouragement... Well, as my ticker says, I've done 17 months dut...
by sablequeenie
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 220624

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Sensitivity in the space where your tooth is set to come down is VERY normal. When I first got links on my chain taken off, my space was sensitive and a little sore, then a few months later when they bracketed my canine the tooth and the space just plain hurt like Hell, even just from exposure to ai...
by sablequeenie
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 220624

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Glad to hear my story could be of some help; I was so nervous this time last year about getting my braces on, so I try to explain as much as I can about my treatment to put other scared souls like me out of their misery lol. Sorry to hear your tooth's not moving as fast as you'd like it to, though i...
by sablequeenie
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! Have tooth sensitivity to cold out of nowhere!
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Help! Have tooth sensitivity to cold out of nowhere!

Hey there, I don't know if our situations were exactly the same, but I can definitely relate to your dilemma... I'm braced to bring down in an impacted canine that had never grown in on its own. At my last adjustment at the end of May, they attached a bracket to the canine, which since my oral expos...
by sablequeenie
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What type of toothpaste do you use?
Replies: 57
Views: 31325

Re: What type of toothpaste do you use?

My orthodontist prescribes me Colgate Prevident 5000, which is a special paste with a higher concentration of fluoride that's supposed to prevent decay/plaque build-up. I use the Prevident at night, then Colgate whitening toothpaste in the morning. For my 'regular' toothpaste though, I'm thinking of...
by sablequeenie
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regrets about treatment...
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: Regrets about treatment...

Hey there BeeBee80, Sorry that your impacted canine treatment's not going as planned. I too had an impacted canine, and was very concerned about treatment time/effectiveness before I got braces. I'm surprised your orthodontist only predicted several months for overrall treatment time, even if you di...
by sablequeenie
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Waterpik yes or no?
Replies: 51
Views: 5890

Re: Waterpik yes or no?

Can't recommend a Waterpik enough; you'd be surprised how powerful a flosser water can be. My orthodontist recommended one to me and even after I use normal floss, I can still see the difference the waterpik does just in making my teeth feel squeaky clean around the brackets, especially after I've u...
by sablequeenie
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 220624

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Congratulations on all the good news everyone! Well, it's been about two weeks since I got a bracket on my exposed tooth, and WHOA have I been seeing some progress! This tooth has been moving like butter! It's funny, I kind of feel like I've come full circle in this process back to when I first got ...
by sablequeenie
Tue May 28, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Impacted/Exposed Canine Bracketed: Nerve Pain??
Replies: 0
Views: 914

Impacted/Exposed Canine Bracketed: Nerve Pain??

Hi all! Question for anyone who's ever had an impacted canine treated or anyone knowledgeable about the subject... This past Thursday I had an impacted upper canine that has been exposed and on its way down into my arch since December bracketed. My orthodontist told me I'd be experiencing quite a bi...
by sablequeenie
Thu May 23, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 220624

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

That's great progress maeby! Now that the oral surgery's through you're done with the hardest part imo; best of luck in getting those canines to come down! That being said, just thought I'd pop in with the most recent update on my own progress. I had my next ortho appointment today since last month'...
by sablequeenie
Mon May 06, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hot Chocolate
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: Hot Chocolate

Honestly, my ortho told me as far as hot chocolate's concerned, if I'm brushing twice a day then I can just swish with water after I finish drinking it if I'm concerned about sugar residue, etc. Brushing after every single time you have some works too, but for those of us who work and just don't get...