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by Toxgirl
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: debracing is today but still have spaces between molars!!
Replies: 1
Views: 254

debracing is today but still have spaces between molars!!

Hi all, I am supposed to get debraced this afternoon but I still have 2 stubborn spaces between the lower back molars. I was supposed to get my braces off at the beginning of last month but told the orthodontist who is filling in for my regular ortho (my regular ortho is on maternity leave) that I w...
by Toxgirl
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: zig zag pattern for elastics??
Replies: 1
Views: 318

zig zag pattern for elastics??

Hi all, My ortho started me on a zig zag pattern of elastics that go from the very back molars zig zagging all the way to the first front hook. I can barely open my mouth to talk. Drinking through a straw is impossible too. What does this configuration do? It has to be the worst one yet but I believ...
by Toxgirl
Fri May 20, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which elastics were you assigned to so far???
Replies: 52
Views: 20029

Re: Which elastics were you assigned to so far???

I'm in Debbie elastics right now. The bag says 1/8" (3.2mm), Heavy. The triangle configuration wasn't too bad but only have that on the left side. They added a hook to the right top lateral incisor and i have the elastic hooked from that to the first bottom molar. In addition they powerchained all t...
by Toxgirl
Thu May 12, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you get professional cleanings with braces?
Replies: 11
Views: 964

How often do you get professional cleanings with braces?

Hi all, I'm not due for a cleaning with my regular dentist until July but I am noticing alot of tartar buildup on my lower brackets. I thought i was doing a good job cleaning but apparently not in that area. I brush at least 3 times a day, floss and waterpik every night. I don't eat candy or drink s...
by Toxgirl
Mon May 09, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How should your midline look and how long does it take to line it up??
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

How should your midline look and how long does it take to line it up??

Hi all, Should the midline of your teeth line up with the cupid's bow of your lips or should the midlines of the upper and lower teeth line up together regardless of where they line up with your lips? My upper and lower teeth are off to the right of the cupid's bow of my lips but my ortho said at my...
by Toxgirl
Fri May 06, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got braces… teeth sensitive to air?
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Just got braces… teeth sensitive to air?

It's perfectly normal. I had one molar in back that was super sensitive after they did the prep and before they bonded the bracket. She put that air on it to dry it and i almost jumped out of the chair!!! It was never sensitive before. Afterwards they were all sensitive for a few weeks but that one ...
by Toxgirl
Mon May 02, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it normal to have numb front teeth?
Replies: 6
Views: 3106

Re: Is it normal to have numb front teeth?

I had that numb feeling for about six weeks when i first got braced. I think it lasted so long because i was afraid to bite into anything because of the pain. I finally broke down and bought one of those bite wafers from dentakit and started using that to get the soreness to go away. When you bite d...
by Toxgirl
Sun May 01, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: is it normal to have 2 different elastic configurations at once??
Replies: 1
Views: 195

is it normal to have 2 different elastic configurations at once??

Hi all, I have a triangle configuration on one side and elastic going from first top hook to the 4th lower hook on the other side?? Reading this board I don't think I've ever read of anyone having different configurations at the same time. Orthodontist said she was fixing my midline but it seems thi...
by Toxgirl
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics what are they doing???
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Elastics what are they doing???

Hi all, Can anyone explain why the ortho put me into different configurations of elastics on either side?? So she said she was fixing my midline which is off to the right side and needs to be pulled to the left. She has me wearing a triangle on the left side and then on the right I have an elastic g...
by Toxgirl
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weight loss
Replies: 19
Views: 1779

Re: Weight loss

9 months in and so far have lost 10lbs. I got elastics yesterday for the first time and I can already tell that more weight loss is on the way. If I have to remove them every time I eat and brush then it's not going to be worth it to take them off more than 3 times a day. That means no snacking!! :(
by Toxgirl
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what do/did you hate the most at parts of your treatment?
Replies: 28
Views: 2174

Re: what do/did you hate the most at parts of your treatment?

Elastics!! i got them yesterday and today i feel like my teeth are being pulled out very slowly. Even my nose hurts!!
by Toxgirl
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets on last molars are a pain!!Literally!!
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Brackets on last molars are a pain!!Literally!!

Hi all, i had my first adjustmant last Thursday and although the assistant said I would hate her the following day, it really wasn't all that bad. I was sore the next 2 days but it was nothing like the first two weeks after getting braced. I also got brackets on the last molars put on. Now those thi...
by Toxgirl
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: tooth sensitive to cold
Replies: 2
Views: 339

tooth sensitive to cold

Hi all, I've been braced top and bottom for about 5 weeks now. Everything was fine while getting braced until the assistant started prepping one of my molars. I'm not sure what they do before putting on a bracket but whatever it was, I almost jumped out of the chair because of extreme pain on that m...
by Toxgirl
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber bumpers are getting discolored.
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Rubber bumpers are getting discolored.

Hi all, I have several rubber "bumpers" on the tops of 4 brackets on my lowers. I'm not sure what they are really called but they are to prevent my top teeth from hitting directly on the bottom brackets. They are essentially a little cushion. Well anyway, they were a pearl color when I first got the...
by Toxgirl
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 33580

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I eat popcorn EVERY day. Sometimes twice a day!!! and I drink soda all the time. :twisted: