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by chloespeaks
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: elastic bands until snap?
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: elastic bands until snap?

Wow...I have not been instructed to change any bands, and I'm over a year and a half into my treatment. The ortho changes them every month when I go in, and I requested additional ones in case they snap since I live so far away (1.5 hours by train). I have changed them quite often but not every one....
by chloespeaks
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Debracing soon - is it really better to wait?
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Debracing soon - is it really better to wait?

I was on here alot in the beginning and now also nearing the end. I guess that having braces hasn't been that problematic for me, more like a Patience Game :gavel: :-+ my question is to those who are POST BRACES and now in the next stage, assuming there is another one, any advice on the virtues of w...
by chloespeaks
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Plackers Orthopick Flossers
Replies: 17
Views: 6394

Re: Plackers Orthopick Flossers

Hate these. They could only get a limited area, and only some of the teeth. Better off using the threaders and tying one end of the floss onto it. It gets easier over time :D mostly because as your teeth straighten, you will know the joys of flossing with straight teeth!! Mine are coming off in the ...
by chloespeaks
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: A Question about canker sore medicine in tubes.
Replies: 14
Views: 4245

Not about medicine in tubes, but one solution for canker sor

Canker sores are genetically predispositioned, and I have suffered through them since I was small. What I discovered a mere 5 years years ago (pre-braces) was that the amino acid L-Lysine, about 1,000-2,000 mg 3x a day right at the onset yielded results within 24 hours. They used to plague me for a ...
by chloespeaks
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: elastics? Move teeth or jaw?
Replies: 7
Views: 2942

Re: elastics? Move teeth or jaw?

I believe they're supposed to correct the bite, but a small gap has appeared between my right incisor and canine since starting my elastics. It'll get corrected, but they said it was because of the pull from the elastics. I've been in elastics for about 10 weeks now. A gap opened up in an awkward s...
by chloespeaks
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much did you guys pay for your braces?
Replies: 114
Views: 15474

Re: How much did you guys pay for your braces?

Wow, this is a great thread. I didn't get a second opinion because I love and trust my dentist who is growing an ortho practice on the side, and had thought she was a bit expensive but now I realize she is right I the ballpark! (she has certificates already and she herself had adult braces not so lo...
by chloespeaks
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: can you brush your teeth too much?
Replies: 27
Views: 18284

Re: can you brush your teeth too much?

I'm hearing a response to a few factors: Enamel: I don't think you can wear off your enamel just with brushing...it can be ground slowly but not if you aren't using an abrasive with a hard brush. You probably shouldn't be using hard brushes anyways...Like when you go get your twice annual cleaning -...
by chloespeaks
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Well, eating sure isn't fun anymore...
Replies: 35
Views: 2398

Re: Well, eating sure isn't fun anymore...

I just got mine on today... and thus far eating sucks!! So does flossing... Got mine yesterday and flossing is almost impossible. Its only been one day but I just can't floss my molars. How is it done? I tried youtube for instruction and I get s cartoonly instruction.....I want to see real people f...
by chloespeaks
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?
Replies: 59
Views: 5360

Re: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?

:P still wear the dark and bright reds when I think I can be very careful of how I am carrying myself - i.e. able to check my teeth w/out being obvious and also if I know I won't be eating. it's already a pain to take the time to check while eating dinner and talking to people; i am learning to not ...
by chloespeaks
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: eek braces on tuesday!
Replies: 14
Views: 816

Re: eek braces on tuesday!

yes, make SURE to bring lip balm. if possible, if you have a break, reapply! balm will wear off, and if lips get dry, more likely to crack. i bring mine at each adjustment as i have a small mouth and they are stretching everything everytime!
by chloespeaks
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When does it get better?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: When does it get better?!

It probably depends on the treatment - everyone experiences it differently depending on what needs to be done on them! My first two months there was some poking and rubbing and getting used to it, but in my case, in the third month, :shock: my dentist has put stops on the back of my upper incisors s...
by chloespeaks
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Is it ok to brush with baking soda and peroxide w/ braces?
Replies: 6
Views: 11176

Re: Is it ok to brush with baking soda and peroxide w/ brace

I'm a newbie, but I'm sure periodic use couldn't be a problem - I guess it may depend on the type of braces. I can't do without it - I'm an inveterate tea drinker and I think tea is actually worse than coffee for staining teeth because the particles are smaller! Baking soda is abrasive; don't scrub ...
by chloespeaks
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is your favorite brace food?
Replies: 59
Views: 3728

Re: What is your favorite brace food?

Spaghetti with marinara!
by chloespeaks
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: got my bottom braces today!
Replies: 17
Views: 1874

Re: got my bottom braces today!

congratulations (and yikes!). i'm new to braces like you, and only my top ones have been put in. my bottom ones are going in next visit. i'm glad because of the work being done; i'm not too happy because it's been such a pain with just the top ones eating and stuff. i have a tiny mouth so even with ...
by chloespeaks
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Waterpik yes or no?
Replies: 51
Views: 5916

Re: Waterpik yes or no?

I just got braced less than a month ago, and right after that had to travel for a month in Hong Kong. I ordered the travel multivolt waterpik and it's great! because it's taking me so long to learn how to floss with the braces, i figure that it's better than not doing it when i don't have the time. ...