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by WiredWeaver
Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and Crowns
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Braces and Crowns

I have a crown on a premolar. Initially, the ortho has placed a bracket on the tooth, but it popped off after a couple of days. I had a molar band put on that tooth at my first adjustment. I spend a little extra time each night cleaning around the band with my toothbrush and a sulcus brush dipped in...
by WiredWeaver
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone willing to share before and after pics?
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

Re: Anyone willing to share before and after pics?

hi leelou, I'm just over two months in. My second adjustment is next week. :) This is my before and today picture http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad111/jenmroberts/C8991531-ABBE-4C1B-A2AF-3C6EDBCD6E9B_zpstbfcfzvc.jpg This is my second day with braces (top) and today (bottom) http://i927.photobuck...
by WiredWeaver
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie... Q about ligs
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Newbie... Q about ligs

Hi, Been lurking for a while but finally got braced today and already need some help! Firstly for some reason I assumed my ortho only did sef-ligating braces and as such had read up on the benefits of these. All I was ever asked re choice of braces was whether I wanted metal or ceramic, and being a...
by WiredWeaver
Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Always a clencher, now I grind my teeth at night
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: Always a clencher, now I grind my teeth at night

I haven't started grinding my teeth since getting braces, but I definitely notice my teeth clenching at night. I'm guessing I did it before, but the pressure that's already on my teeth from braces makes the clenching more pronounced. I can really feel it when I get up in the morning, like my teeth f...
by WiredWeaver
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adults With metal braces - are you happy with your choice?
Replies: 53
Views: 6948

Re: Adults With metal braces - are you happy with your choice?

My orthodontist asked if I wanted any particular kind of braces and was prepared to discuss them with me, but I'd decided right off the bat to go with traditional metal braces. Cost was a factor in my decision and I was comfortable with people knowing/seeing I had them. He was respectful of my decis...
by WiredWeaver
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3211

Re: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!

Congratulations!! So exciting to see the transformation!!
by WiredWeaver
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worst foods to eat with braces
Replies: 33
Views: 7635

Re: Worst foods to eat with braces

I have developed a new thing: I call it The Phantom Noodle Effect. It's when you think you have a piece of noodle stuck between your brackets, but you really don't. Even after you go check the mirror and clean the spot, you still feel like there's a piece of noodle stuck in there. Lol! Yeah, that s...
by WiredWeaver
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What did your ortho "give" you?
Replies: 239
Views: 95094

Re: What did your ortho "give" you?

I was pleasantly surprised by what my ortho gave me: - oral B electric toothbrush - mouthwash - two little containers of dental wax - big tube of toothpaste - travel size tube of toothpaste - travel size toothbrush - oral B super floss - 3 laminated oral care instruction cards - and a toiletries bag...
by WiredWeaver
Sat Jun 20, 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: 61500

Re: What kind of lip balm do you use?

Another EOS fan here! :-1 it works great and doesn't feel greasy or migrate off my lips. I have super oily skin, so any lip balm that stays put is a winner in my books!
by WiredWeaver
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: When did you notice change?
Replies: 26
Views: 8138

Re: When did you notice change?

I have moderate crowding, a cross bite and my midline is off. I've mine on for just a little over two weeks and I started to feel my teeth shift within the first couple of days. I think I started to see little changes in the first week and had the first comment from someone two days ago about my bot...
by WiredWeaver
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did your braces stop feeling "bulky"?
Replies: 19
Views: 3849

Re: When did your braces stop feeling "bulky"?

I've had my braces on for just over two weeks (Speed braces) and after about a week and a half I was on my commute home from work and realized that I'd forgotten I was wearing braces. They feel much more comfortable now than they did and shoe I still stare at my teeth every chance I get, they don't ...
by WiredWeaver
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Favourite Youtube braces vloggers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2482

Re: Favourite Youtube braces vloggers?

I ended up watching all of Alyssa Forever's blogs in one night about two weeks before I got my braces. She was so awesome with hers! I really loved how much she seemed to enjoy wearing them and how she took all of the orthodontic things she had to deal with in stride.
by WiredWeaver
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost
Replies: 52
Views: 6815

Re: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost

Canadian here. It's costing me about $6800. I paid a $1000 down payment and have monthly payments for the next 24 months.
by WiredWeaver
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worst foods to eat with braces
Replies: 33
Views: 7635

Re: Worst foods to eat with braces

So far, it's been udon noodles that've been the worst! They feel like worms stuck in my arch wire! Bleh!
by WiredWeaver
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket broke off of crown. Is it an urgent repair?
Replies: 6
Views: 2852

Re: Bracket broke off of crown. Is it an urgent repair?

This happened to me about a week after getting my braces on. I have a crown on my molar on the left side and one day, I was chatting with someone and heard a weird snap. I thought it was my tooth! Turns out, it was my bracket. I called the ortho's office and they said it was fine to leave as is unle...