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by **shinyhappybraceface**
Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which elastics were you assigned to so far???
Replies: 52
Views: 19395

my ortho gave me rabbits, but i had to purchase the non-latex equivalent online because he only carries latex and i'm allergic
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Electric Toothbrush- Is the expensive one REALLY Necessary?
Replies: 7
Views: 2881

i bought an expensive electric toothbrush and prefer my manual one. i think the cheaper power brushes are just as good, if not better, than the electric ones because i've found that even on the lowest setting, the vibration is just too much for me.
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Powerchains...
Replies: 1
Views: 1568

Powerchains...

I got powerchains yesterday. Man do my teeth HURT! :shock: At least its a good pain since I know my teeth are moving. I didn't think they were at all for the past 9 months, but I just posted a side-by-side comparison in my blog and the difference is huge! I haven't been on this site in a while, but ...
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: does the Theft detection system go off on anyone else?
Replies: 15
Views: 2388

My cell phone sets off the sensor at one of our drugstores. It's annoying so I try and remember to leave the phone in the car when I go in there.
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newbie here! Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

I would have them cleaned before the braces go on. Cleaning is a lot quicker and easier without the braces...for you and for the hygienist.
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Raising / Saving Money to get braces?
Replies: 20
Views: 3366

I work full time and I'm a full time graduate student. I'd wanted to get braces for so long that I just had to make it happen. I have my paycheck split between two account - my regular one and my "braces fund" account. Every two weeks, a little goes into my account so that I can make payments. Anoth...
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Archive: Ask the Doc
Topic: Major concern re: elastic bands
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Major concern re: elastic bands

I'm currently supposed to be wearing the "rabbit" sized elastics at night - this was prescribed at my appointment yesterday; however, I am allergic to latex. Both types of bands given to me (they differ only in color, from what I can tell) have a latex warning on the back. I voiced my concerns to bo...
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone allergic to rubberbands?
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

At my appointment, I was given two kinds of latex bands. I was told by both the ortho and the hygienist that I "probably would not have any adverse reaction" even though the package had a warning on it for latex-sensitive users. I'm scared to try them - does anyone know where I can find non-latex ba...
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone allergic to rubberbands?
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

Oh great - I'm so relieved. Thanks Attagirl!

I'll be sure to talk to my ortho about it this morning, as well.
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone allergic to rubberbands?
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

Anyone allergic to rubberbands?

I have a latex allergy and I'm concerned that I'll have a problem with rubberbands when it comes time for me to use them. My allergy isn't severe, but I can tell when the doc forgets to use vinyl gloves because my tongue gets really itchy. Anyone else have an allergy - and how did you cope? Did you ...
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Archive: Ask the Doc
Topic: Dr. J - How do I talk to my ortho?
Replies: 9
Views: 1736

I'm certainly no doctor, but I can tell you how I deal with it. It makes me feel awkward to speak with my ortho when he's standing above me and I have to look up, so I always ask to speak with him in his office before the appointment. This way, I'm face to face with him and I can have my list of que...
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: family support
Replies: 34
Views: 3665

Chops, don't worry about them. Just keep in mind that you're doing this to improve your appearance and self-confidence. You'll be happy that you did it in the long run...and if you have to deal with something else down the road, just know that you'll be able to! And, you know your own mind better th...
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: new blog (w/a "before" pic)
Replies: 6
Views: 7515

It's coming along pretty well. I was making some good progress, but I broke a top bracket off and bent the bottom archwire while eating popcorn on Thanksgiving (yeah, I know...no popcorn). Then I had my wisdom teeth out the day after (all four were impacted) so they couldn't repair the bracket or wi...
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another extraction question....
Replies: 4
Views: 959

I did. After having four impacted wisdom teeth out, I had horrible pain on my bottom left part of my mouth. It hurt to bite or chew anything, even after the *other* pains had subsided. When I went for my follow up, I asked if the doctor could see any cracks in my teeth (xray) because I was sure he m...
by **shinyhappybraceface**
Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nominations, worst foods to eat
Replies: 69
Views: 14850

caramel. it tastes fabulous so you don't wanna stop, but no matter how much brushing and flossing, its still a pain in the butt.

here's a tip, if you do eat it - drink hot tea and you can melt it off. :oops: