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by mysticgirl916
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Retainer is a PAIN! :(
Replies: 70
Views: 155892

Re: Permanent Retainer is a PAIN! :(

I've had my permanent retainer for a year now and it took some getting used to in the beginning. It's still a bit hard to floss between the teeth where the retainer is though
by mysticgirl916
Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How do you clean your retainer?
Replies: 19
Views: 6965

Re: How do you clean your retainer?

I have an Essix retainer on my top teeth, and my hygenist suggested just using soap and warm water with a soft-bristled toothbrush. I've also experimented with alcohol-free mouthwash like Listerine Zero, it works pretty good and it also gets the odors out of it
by mysticgirl916
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I volunteer...
Replies: 28
Views: 4549

Re: I volunteer...

End of the Journey: Part 2 I expected to go in today just to get my retainers fitted and then get my bottom braces off on Tuesday, but today it was all done in one shot! First I had my upper Essix fitted for the first time, it feels kind of weird but Jessica assured me it would take some getting us...
by mysticgirl916
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BRACES ON 25TH AUGUST :-*
Replies: 24
Views: 1922

Re: BRACES ON 25TH AUGUST :-*

Good luck with your journey!
by mysticgirl916
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Were you nervous to be debanded?
Replies: 19
Views: 5544

Re: Were you nervous to be debanded?

When I got my top braces off, I was actually excited. And it didn't hurt at all
by mysticgirl916
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Before and after! (now I will obsessively wear retainers)
Replies: 18
Views: 4744

Re: Before and after! (now I will obsessively wear retainers)

Good job! I got my top braces off this past Tuesday (next week Tuesday the bottom ones are coming off), and Saturday I'm getting my retainers
by mysticgirl916
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I volunteer...
Replies: 28
Views: 4549

Re: I volunteer...

End of the Journey: Part 1 Today I walked into my appointment very excited. I got my top braces off as well as got impressions done for my retainers. So, it wasn't bad at all. The powerchain came off first, then the ligature wires, followed by the archwire. Kasia then proceeded to pop all the brack...
by mysticgirl916
Fri May 29, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally in the final stage, but don't know if I'm ready
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Finally in the final stage, but don't know if I'm ready

I'm getting de-braced on Tuesday, I'm really excited to show you all my new smile!
by mysticgirl916
Fri May 29, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What was the first thing everyone ate when they were off?
Replies: 20
Views: 4702

Re: What was the first thing everyone ate when they were off?

Mine are coming off on Tuesday! I'll probably have a bag of chips to celebrate
by mysticgirl916
Fri May 29, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I volunteer...
Replies: 28
Views: 4549

Re: I volunteer...

May 29, 2015

After over 22 months, I'm thrilled to say that my journey will be ending in 4 days! I just got the news at my appointment this morning that I will be getting my braces off on Tuesday afternoon as well as getting impressions done for my retainers!
by mysticgirl916
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What kind of lip balm do you use?
Replies: 142
Views: 69030

Re: What kind of lip balm do you use?

Yesterday I started trying EOS lip balm. I got Strawberry Sorbet flavor and it glides on really easily - plus it keeps my lips really smooth
by mysticgirl916
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cold Feet! 24 hours until braces being fitted!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1026

Re: Cold Feet! 24 hours until braces being fitted!!

I was a bit nervous just before I got my braces, but the hygenist that put them on talked me all the way through the process so I'd feel a bit more comfortable. 18 months and several adjustments (and an extraction) later I'm quite used to them now
by mysticgirl916
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1 month with braces and no progress
Replies: 4
Views: 5652

Re: 1 month with braces and no progress

It just takes time, you'll definitely notice some progress within a couple of weeks. Good luck on your journey!
by mysticgirl916
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth extraction and eating
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Re: Wisdom teeth extraction and eating

All my wisdom teeth came out in 2008 (first the top right, then the remaining three about a month later), so all I had was weak tea and soup for the first day. I also had killer headaches, so it's a good idea to take some ibuprofen or any painkillers that your dentist prescribes and just sleep it off
by mysticgirl916
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I volunteer...
Replies: 28
Views: 4549

Re: I volunteer...

Approaching 17 months...

Went in on Wednesday and got my bands changed: red powerchains top and bottom along with green ligs on top in the back for Christmas. Going back the day before Christmas Eve for a powerchain change, hopefully I'll know soon when my braces are coming off