Search found 21 matches

by Pixelada
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worse before better?
Replies: 13
Views: 3309

Re: Worse before better?

My lower incisors were crowded but even at the top. Now the two middle incisors are protruding and coming up! They are now about 1mm higher than the rest of the lower incisors and it's freaking me out. I got the first wire change last week and it has only gotten worse. I mentioned it to the orthodon...
by Pixelada
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: You know what the worst part of adult braces is?
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: You know what the worst part of adult braces is?

I got carded yesterday at the supermarket while buying beer, then the cashier told me: "you don't look your age at all" which made my day! I am 39.
by Pixelada
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: is my face ruined for life?
Replies: 22
Views: 2866

Re: is my face ruined for life?

You are very pretty and have nothing to worry about your face. If your chin bothers you, you can always get a chin implant, but you don't need it. We're always our worse critics, but the rest of the word does't see the "flaws" that we find in the mirror.
by Pixelada
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before I see any progress?
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: How long before I see any progress?

Thank you for you replies! I guess I need to learn to be patient, but it's so hard! I can't wait until I start seeing results. :)
by Pixelada
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Would you be concerned in this case?
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Would you be concerned in this case?

When I see food stuck in the groove of the ceramic bracket (under the wire), I go ahead and open the little gate and pop the wire out, clean the bracket then put the wire back and close the gate. It's very easy.
by Pixelada
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Electric Toothbrush Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1663

Re: Electric Toothbrush Problems

I have used an oral B for almost ten years and I love it. Now that I have braces and don't know what I would do without it. It leaves my teeth "dental cleaning appointment" clean. I also use a Waterpick, which is my salvation because flossing with braces is a pain! I owned a Sonicare before the Oral...
by Pixelada
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before I see any progress?
Replies: 6
Views: 529

How long before I see any progress?

I got my braces 11 days ago, and I haven't seen any progress whatsoever. I have been taking pictures and I don't see any movement. Also, I never felt any pain. Is this normal? Besides, I have never discussed any sort of plan with my orthodontist. He just said he needed to shave in between my teeth a...
by Pixelada
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anyone tried an acceledent?
Replies: 98
Views: 32495

Re: anyone used an acceledent?

My orthodontist wants to charge me $1200 for the Acceledent! I think that is quite pricey considering what other people have paid. Can I get it from another orthodontist? Will my orthodontist even treat me with it if I get it somewhere else? Is it worth it to spend $1,200 on top of $7,300? I need ad...
by Pixelada
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 Month Smiles braces going on next weekend
Replies: 72
Views: 3267

Re: 6 Month Smiles braces going on next weekend

What makes people select six month smiles over regular braces? It doesn't seem to be the best option for stable and well-rounded results.
by Pixelada
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Black gums three days after getting braces. Is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: Black gums three days after getting braces. Is this normal?

Hi Guys, thank you for your replies. I think I was just freaking out and now I think is just normal bruising. I have no pain and it has not gotten worse, so I am not going to worry about it. :)
by Pixelada
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: My Braces Blog Diary
Replies: 2
Views: 3510

My Braces Blog Diary

Hi All, I got braces last week and started a blog/diary of my progress. Right now it only has a couple of pictures, but I plan to keep adding pics and updates. Here is the link:

http://pixebraces.tumblr.com
by Pixelada
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse
Replies: 67
Views: 28722

Re: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse

Great video! How old was the patient when he started treatment?
by Pixelada
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Black gums three days after getting braces. Is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Black gums three days after getting braces. Is this normal?

Hi All, I got braces three days ago and everything has been going well so far. I haven't even felt any pain. However, Ijust noticed that my lower gums are turning dark purple underneath my front teeth. Is this normal? Has anyone experience the same? Or should I worry?

Thanks!!!
by Pixelada
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating is a pain in the behind!
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

I got mine two days ago and o have only been able to eat soft food like soup, smoothies, and ice cream, even eating soft bread is too much of a hassle. I wonder if I will be able to eat normal while I have the braces on.
by Pixelada
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to avoid chaos when using waterpik?
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: How to avoid chaos when using waterpik?

You should use it right after eating and you will see lots of food coming out.