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by kattiar
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: doesn't 1 year of braces seem like forever?
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

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

I've had mine on for almost six months (well... upper arch that is. Lowers have only been on for a week mweheh), and I think I have another year to go - less if I'm lucky. The first six months went relatively quickly... but the year remaining? That feels like a lifetime away xD.
by kattiar
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Would you be concerned in this case?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Would you be concerned in this case?

Thanks for the responses :) Because I'm still fairly new to this process I wasn't certain whether this was standard practice (two week waits for something that could cause decay and would take two seconds to fix). Hence the question for clarification! I might discuss it with my ortho next time, expl...
by kattiar
Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Would you be concerned in this case?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Would you be concerned in this case?

I have already made an appointment to see my dentist asap, thanks for the suggestion though. :) The problem is I will have to pay to see my dentist... and technically this is an issue related to my braces - something I've already paid my ortho to manage. So I'm a little annoyed that I now have to se...
by kattiar
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Would you be concerned in this case?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Would you be concerned in this case?

On saturday night, after I'd finished my teeth cleaning routine, I noticed a piece of food stuck in the middle (inside the little groove) of one of my ceramic brackets. I spent probably close to an hour trying to remove it - brushing, using those little christmas tree brushes, water flosser, using m...
by kattiar
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else regret their ceramics?
Replies: 35
Views: 5278

Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

I had a similar issue to begin with. I switched to smoke and haven't had an issue since.
Goodluck with the lig change. Your ortho may have suggestions on which shade will suit you best.
by kattiar
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman Aligner from start to finish!
Replies: 19
Views: 2406

Re: Inman Aligner from start to finish!

Amazing progress. You have a beautiful smile and your teeth look amazing. Congratulations :D
by kattiar
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?
Replies: 25
Views: 1528

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

I plan to go every six months, per usual. In fact I just had my first cleaning today after having my braces on for five months. Everything was absolutely fine :)
by kattiar
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottom teeth are due to be braced on Wednesday.
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Bottom teeth are due to be braced on Wednesday.

My top teeth have been braced for about 5 months now, and assuming all goes well, I'm supposed to have the bottoms braced next Wednesday. Time is going so. very. slowly. I'm so nervous xD. I had a relatively easy time with my top teeth. I had the usual discomfort, but didn't suffer any mouth ulcers....
by kattiar
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extract one side at a time or all at once?
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Extract one side at a time or all at once?

Good for you :D.
Now for the fun part...living on ice cream.
by kattiar
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 31675

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I worship coffee. I use a whitening mouth rinse almost daily....and possibly a whitening toothpaste. Maybe. >.> I only brush my teeth twice a day. I don't floss my top back teeth because they're too hard to reach and I'm lazy. Yet my dentist and ortho have been applauding my amazing oral hygiene. Ba...
by kattiar
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?
Replies: 263
Views: 33550

Re: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?

28, female, melbourne australia & first time in braces.
by kattiar
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1078
Views: 166986

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I was 27, a few months away from 28 with an expected sentence of 12-18 months :)
by kattiar
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extract one side at a time or all at once?
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Extract one side at a time or all at once?

[quote="Bracingmyself33"]

I would say get it done with at one go. Eating will be an issue irregardless the number of extraction sessions.

You'll be fine. :)[/quote]

I second this. May as well get it over and done with all at once.
by kattiar
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Which electric toothbrush do you have and why did you choose it?
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: Which electric toothbrush do you have and why did you choose it?

I have an Oral B triumph 7000 (black edition). I chose Oral B because thats the only brand with ortho heads that I could find. The model itself... it was half price. I'm sure cheaper models do just as great a job. The little timer it comes with is handy though -- I love keeping track of these things...
by kattiar
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 108650

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

Melbourne, Australia
$7500 (including retainers)
Full ceramic (Ortho gave me a free upgrade from metal =D)
12-18 months