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by MissEvaH
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: scaling and root planing
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: scaling and root planing

To answer the question about dental cleanings: my hygienist has always just worked around my wires. I've never had them removed for a cleaning.
by MissEvaH
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Three brackets have come off in one week (on crowned teeth)!
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Three brackets have come off in one week (on crowned teeth)!

I had 2 brackets pop off from crowns in the first few days. They fixed them and they've been fine since then (Feb 2016).
by MissEvaH
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Signal boost - AVOID CREST PRO HEALTH MOUTHWASH
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Signal boost - AVOID CREST PRO HEALTH MOUTHWASH

I didn't notice the taste issue but this mouthwash definitely caused brown staining on my teeth near the gums.
by MissEvaH
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces are off!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Re: Braces are off!!

Wow!!! You must be so happy! Beautiful!!!!
by MissEvaH
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it normal I'm not wearing rubber bands?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Is it normal I'm not wearing rubber bands?

My sentence is supposed to be 2 years total. In my case, I think the elastics are just to correct my bite now that they teeth have all moved to where they need to be.
by MissEvaH
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Decision time - Damon clear vs. Damon metal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Decision time - Damon clear vs. Damon metal?

I've had them on for over 18 months now and they yellowed right away. They replaced one bracket a few months in and I could really see the difference. White elastic power chains will also turn yellow very easily. I've sometimes gone for silver ones which sort of defeats the purpose of clear brackets.
by MissEvaH
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it normal I'm not wearing rubber bands?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Is it normal I'm not wearing rubber bands?

I was well into my second year before my ortho started getting me to wear rubber bands.
by MissEvaH
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Decision time - Damon clear vs. Damon metal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Decision time - Damon clear vs. Damon metal?

I have Damon Clear and I'm really self-conscious of how yellow the brackets have become. If I did it all over again I think I would go for metal brackets.
by MissEvaH
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Coil springs - tips?
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Coil springs - tips?

I didn't have coil springs but I did get lingual buttons recently which really bothered my tongue for the first couple of days but now I barely notice them. Have you tried a salt water rinse?
by MissEvaH
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tips after getting braces
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Tips after getting braces

I wish I'd known how stained my Damon clear brackets would get; I might have gone for metal instead. Just know that no matter what they throw at you, you will get used to it all eventually. I thought I'd been through it all in the year and a half I've had braces but they added lingual buttons 10 day...
by MissEvaH
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off! Pics
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Braces off! Pics

Looks great! You must be so happy to be done.
by MissEvaH
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: share your soft food meals
Replies: 20
Views: 1095

Re: share your soft food meals

My last adjustment made my teeth hurt more than usual so I'm back on soft foods for a few days. So far I've had meatloaf and scalloped potatoes, tortellini alfredo, and tonight is fish sticks and tater tots.
by MissEvaH
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day 1 of braces and brackets are already loose
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Day 1 of braces and brackets are already loose

I got my ceramic braces on a Thursday and by Sunday morning two of the brackets had come loose from 2 of my crowned teeth. I was at the orthodontist's office on the following Tuesday getting them fixed. It really freaked me out and I thought that it would just keep happening, but I'm a year into my ...
by MissEvaH
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this rubber band chain?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: What is this rubber band chain?

I don't drink tea but coffee doesn't seem to stain too much. Anything that contains turmeric is what I avoid as that will turn them yellow in an instant. I try to brush ASAP after any tomato-based sauces as well.
by MissEvaH
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this rubber band chain?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: What is this rubber band chain?

Yes, that sounds like a power chain to me! Watch out for the white or clear ones as they can stain quite easily.