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by mapleleafman888
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bruxism & what type of arch wire withstands the least breakage?
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Bruxism & what type of arch wire withstands the least breakage?

I think the response by assertives is excellent, and worthy of your serious consideration. No job is worth it, especially since your previous outlets (e.g., exercise) are not available. I thought archwires were practically indestructible so the fact that you are breaking them suggests tremendous, a...
by mapleleafman888
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bruxism & what type of arch wire withstands the least breakage?
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Bruxism & what type of arch wire withstands the least breakage?

I think the response by assertives is excellent, and worthy of your serious consideration. No job is worth it, especially since your previous outlets (e.g., exercise) are not available. I thought archwires were practically indestructible so the fact that you are breaking them suggests tremendous, a...
by mapleleafman888
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story
Replies: 294
Views: 34261

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

Thought I'd check in, this site crossed my mind today. I'm nearly at 5 years post braces. :shock: Wow time does go by so fast. So funny to read the logs again. I've grown up alot, am pushing up to 32 years old now soon lol. Still am happy and thankful to have gone through this experience too. My ori...
by mapleleafman888
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 120
Views: 19913

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Very nice progress! The upper arch really rounded out on the last photo you showed!

I go for my final post braces ortho check up on June 26, I think my teeth stayed very well in place after braces.

Best of luck with the rest of your braces journey, congrats on going for it!
by mapleleafman888
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 years old and in Damon Braces - see my progress!
Replies: 42
Views: 18774

Re: 28 years old and in Damon Braces - see my progress!

Awesome progress! Looking real nice!
by mapleleafman888
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix and drooling
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Re: Essix and drooling

Hey! So I've been wearing upper and lower essix retainers for 21 months and the experience you're describing still happens to me occasionally, but not too often ( only using essix at night now though). It's annoying yes, but I guess the saliva just runs over the plastic like a slide... :o On a diffe...
by mapleleafman888
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Anyone else here is completelly paranoid with cavities?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Anyone else here is completelly paranoid with cavities?

If you brush regularly there should not be a problem. And for sure regularly rise with water and mouthwash. I had perfect teeth ( cavity wise ) until I had to wear the essix/clear retainers after braces for 24/7 for 8 months and now for life at night. I'm finding that a few teeth are developing smal...
by mapleleafman888
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story
Replies: 294
Views: 34261

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

Hey so I wanted to make a post seeing as how today is exactly one year since having my braces removed! My teeth have stayed real straight as I am doing the night time retainer wear and will be for life. The bonded retainers and hanging in there as well, really don't notice them anymore. I had a trip...
by mapleleafman888
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Permanent top retainer?
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

Re: Permanent top retainer?

I have permanent retainers on the upper and lower, also wear clear removable retainers on the upper and lower at night only now. If the ortho places them in the right spot they shouldn't touch and should be fine. There's really no reason to not get upper fixed retainers, flossing takes maybe a coupl...
by mapleleafman888
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Story, Braces at 28
Replies: 91
Views: 10798

Re: My Story, Braces at 28

Very nice results!!
by mapleleafman888
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Story, Braces at 28
Replies: 91
Views: 10798

Re: My Story, Braces at 28

nicolie825 wrote:Thanks MrPlenty!

Thanks Maple! I just took a look at your story and love your results!
Awesome! How has the first 10 days bracefree been for you?
by mapleleafman888
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Story, Braces at 28
Replies: 91
Views: 10798

Re: My Story, Braces at 28

Beautiful result, happy for you!
by mapleleafman888
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?
Replies: 263
Views: 33813

Re: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?

Canada, 25 when I got them, first time, damon clear and metal mix.
by mapleleafman888
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer Feeling Tight?
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Retainer Feeling Tight?

I've been given the go ahead for night wear also yesterday and I find mine is really tight especially in the front. My teeth have a dull ache in the front today ( first day not wearing my retainer in the day.) Anyone else experience this? Wonder if his goes away after time?
by mapleleafman888
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: Braces off!!!

Congrats! It feels great right?!