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by WiredOldLady
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! Braces just off no retainer for a week.
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Help! Braces just off no retainer for a week.

they will fit...it'll be a bit uncomfortable for the first day or so. I got my braces off on 8/26, got my top retainer that Thursday and my bottom one on Sept 1. If I leave my retainers off for a few hours, they can be sort of uncomfortable for the first hour or so after I put them back in but then ...
by WiredOldLady
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long until bite settles?
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: How long until bite settles?

it takes forever for my bite to settle down. Every time I would get my wires changed my bite would be off for a couple of days. Now, they're off...and with my retainers on, my bite is good...but when I take them out, everything feels off. I figure it'll all eventually settle down. If I'm still uncom...
by WiredOldLady
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How effective will be braces for adults?
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: How effective will be braces for adults?

I just completed a year in braces as an adult (I'm 50). My teeth look fantastic, my bite has been realigned and even my TMJ has drastically been reduced.

Whoever told you that braces don't work on adults didn't know what they were talking about. Bone is alive and can be reshaped at any age!
by WiredOldLady
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They came off 3 months early!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: They came off 3 months early!!!!

I would post pics but I can't crop them....dang it!!!
by WiredOldLady
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They came off 3 months early!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

They came off 3 months early!!!!

Got my braces off last Tuesday! I have a bonded retainer on the bottom front 6 and got my top retainer today...its the one that looks like an invisalign tray. I hate it. Oh well...I hope I get used to it. Getting them off wasn't bad at all...except for the yanking a bit to get the molar bands off. I...
by WiredOldLady
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How is everyone doing in their journies so far?
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: How is everyone doing in their journies so far?

Got my deband date!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8/25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I go on the 11th to have my bottom permanent retainer applied. My original sentence was 15-18 months...I'll be just under a year. Color me HAPPY!!!!!!!! Planning dinner at a BBQ place and scarfing a full rack of ribs and corn on the cob! (...
by WiredOldLady
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Kale Chips - So Good But What a Mess on the Braces
Replies: 20
Views: 1428

Re: Kale Chips - So Good But What a Mess on the Braces

I had a chicken bacon ranch pizza. Talk about disgusting!!! It took the electric toothbrush, the regular toothbrush and that goofy little round brush to get all the crud from over and under my wires. I have wire power chains upper and lower under my arch wires. There's plenty of room for junk to get...
by WiredOldLady
Wed May 28, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 33595

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

Refuse to quit smoking.
Coffee with plenty of creamer and sugar at least 4 times a day.
Milky Way candy bars, Chex Mix, Bagels
Don't brush 3 times a day (twice maybe, once definitely)
Floss occasionally.

That's all I can think of for now...but I'm sore there's plenty more!
by WiredOldLady
Wed May 28, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Do You Miss Eating Most?
Replies: 24
Views: 1424

Re: What Do You Miss Eating Most?

Oh gosh...I miss eating steak, carrots, chewing gum...I've been able to eat almost everything else.

I can't wait to get these things off and go to Texas Roadhouse and chow down!!
by WiredOldLady
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP!!! Wire popped out of molar band!
Replies: 1
Views: 716

HELP!!! Wire popped out of molar band!

Ok...so I'm missing a first molar on the lower right. I have a band on the second molar and a spacer coil where the tooth is missing. Anyway...tonight I was biting down on a piece of luscious, yummy porkchop and BAM! Wire popped out of the molar band. I've already been at the ortho's three times thi...
by WiredOldLady
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket Position
Replies: 16
Views: 2876

Re: Bracket Position

At about 6 months in, I had x-rays done to see where my roots were and was told I might have to have some brackets repositioned. The good news was that I didn't. The bad news was/is I'm the proud owner of 4 molar bands and just got done with a month of powerchains. I have wire powerchains now (good ...
by WiredOldLady
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dreaded Molar Bands and power chains
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Dreaded Molar Bands and power chains

Well...I went for an adjustment today and left with 2 more molar bands, a spacer and a new powerchain. I get to go back next week to get my wires changed, the last molar band put on and everything all tied together. The GOOD news is that I MIGHT be brace free for Christmas...Doc said I'm ahead of sc...
by WiredOldLady
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to Braces- need tips
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

Re: New to Braces- need tips

I got a sonicare toothbrush and a waterpic. The waterpic was great when I first got my braces on but I don't use it much now. My sonicare is AWESOME! I hate using a regular toothbrush anymore. I also invested in those little OralB flossers. They look like wee little brushes and are SO much easier th...
by WiredOldLady
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not sure if my teeth are healthy enough for braces?
Replies: 19
Views: 5633

Re: Not sure if my teeth are healthy enough for braces?

When I went for my ortho consult, I hadn't been to the dentist in awhile. All I needed was a really good cleaning before I got my braces on. Admittedly, that had a lot to do with being lazy with my oral care routine. Now...I'm a brushing, flossing fool! I have an appointment next month for a cleanin...
by WiredOldLady
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: do ceramic braces take a lot longer?
Replies: 14
Views: 4897

Re: do ceramic braces take a lot longer?

I have ceramic on top and metal on the bottom and my ortho never said anything about ceramic taking longer. As a matter of fact, my upper teeth are looking like they are almost ready to be debraced (I know, I couldn't get that lucky). My bottom teeth, with the metal brackets seem to be taking longer...