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by metalliKa
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Re: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!

I’ve been using denture cleaner tablets (the cheap Equate brand from Walmart) for the past three years. It’s cost effective and keeps the germs at bay.
by metalliKa
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm sure this is normal, but...
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: I'm sure this is normal, but...

Loose teeth is completely normal. As long as they are attacked to the wire, they are not going anywhere.
by metalliKa
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: doesn't 1 year of braces seem like forever?
Replies: 15
Views: 1267

Re: doesn't 1 year of braces seem like forever?

It does seem like an eternity at the beginning of the treatment, but that one year will go by so quick. I can't believe that it seems like it was only yesterday that I got braced and now 17 months have gone by and I'm off braces.

:jump:
by metalliKa
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this true? Elastics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: Is this true? Elastics question.

That's like your mom telling you when you were little that if you don't eat your veggies, you won't get dessert.

So wear your elastics more often than not.
by metalliKa
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braced yesterday, anyone else's first archwire look as crazy as this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1331

Re: Braced yesterday, anyone else's first archwire look as crazy as this?

Don't worry about your braces being terrible! We all had to start with being terrible! Just enjoy the ride and know your terribleness won't be so terrible in the next few months and years to come!
by metalliKa
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: my case progression thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2548

Re: my case progression thread

Your treatment is coming along nicely. I know you mentioned that your progress is slow but hang in there.
by metalliKa
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?
Replies: 25
Views: 1537

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

I only went twice a year as recommended. And even though I flossed and brushed after every meal, I still had quite a bit of plaque build up at the end.

Some go in every three months. Do what's comfortable and affordable for you.
by metalliKa
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12120

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

Wow! Beautiful result! And glad your last experience in the chair was a pleasant one! Did you get your retainers right away or wait? And what kind?

:jump: :rawk: :singing: :HugeGrin:
by metalliKa
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces are off for good this time!
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Braces are off for good this time!

Yay! I hope your bite stays put and you're done with braces for good!
by metalliKa
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lovely teeth is braced - happy 41st birthday.
Replies: 37
Views: 4937

Re: Lovely teeth is braced - happy 41st birthday.

Thank you. You said it. It's amazing what a small wire can do. So happy with my progress. I mentioned to my ortho last appointment that that one of my lateral incisors is still slightly behind central incisor. He was like oh they are pretty straight. Mmmm. I feel that I am super fussy now. Funny be...
by metalliKa
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How accurate is the treatment time the ortho tells you?
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: How accurate is the treatment time the ortho tells you?

Each case varies. And remember, the timeline your ortho gave you is only an estimate. Your treatment may finish early, on time, or get extended depending on many factors. For me personally, I was quoted 12-15 months and I finished in 14 months. The only thing I found accurate throughout my braces jo...
by metalliKa
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lovely teeth is braced - happy 41st birthday.
Replies: 37
Views: 4937

Re: Lovely teeth is braced - happy 41st birthday.

Your teeth are looking awesome already! Isn't it amazing that a small little wire can make such a great difference and change?
by metalliKa
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will I for sure end up with straight teeth?
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Will I for sure end up with straight teeth?

Yes, you will! Have a little faith in your orthodontist and yourself. You won't come out with perfect pearly whites like those you see on the toothpaste ads, because those are enhanced either digitally or they're veneers, but your teeth will be straight.

Give it time.
by metalliKa
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help me!!!! Questions on my treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Help me!!!! Questions on my treatment

The time your ortho gave you is just an estimate...you may or may not finish by that estimated time. Not all wires are changed at each adjustment. In my 14 months in braces, I probably have no more than five wire changes. Don't worry too much about getting your braces off. I'd suggest you put more e...
by metalliKa
Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got braces off... Need to whiten teeth now!
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Just got braces off... Need to whiten teeth now!

Only some people experience sensitivity, and it depends upon the strength. I used 6% hydrogen peroxide and experienced very little sensitivity. Like jfriend33 I used pola, which is a credible brand. Is the pola brand available in the states? I read that you can only get that in the dental office an...