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by hayleyeh
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Build up on molars ... extremely painful
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Build up on molars ... extremely painful

I had the pleasure of getting my bottom braces on yesterday and these past 24 hours have been EXCRUCIATING. I like to think I have a high pain tolerance but this is definitely a 10. I was unable to even floss last night because my teeth hurt so bad. They had to put this blue stuff on my banded molar...
by hayleyeh
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clenching teeth with braces on
Replies: 10
Views: 2732

Re: Clenching teeth with braces on

I clench when I sleep and will wake up clenched.

I have one of those bite guards. Ask your ortho about them and see if they can help you out!
by hayleyeh
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic vs Metal braces
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: Ceramic vs Metal braces

I am an adult who opted for the metal braces route.

Honestly, the whole "but people will know they're there" thing was my main concern but I've come to realize people don't care. They aren't bulky and too bothersome.

If you want to save the extta money, get metal!
by hayleyeh
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 22, Start of the Journey
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Braces at 22, Start of the Journey

It's been pretty good! I'm starting to notice tiny little differences like gaps opening and closing, teeth turning, etc.

The one thing I'm still unsure about is getting coloured ligs. So far I've just stuck to silver!
by hayleyeh
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and Rubber Bands
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Braces and Rubber Bands

That would depend entirely on your othodontist and treatment plan. They might give you a few weeks to adjust to the bottoms before they add in elastics.
by hayleyeh
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces soon, I hope!
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Braces soon, I hope!

Definitely look around for orthodontists in your community. While I'm sure your dentist has loads of knowledge, an orthodontist may have more specialkzed knowledge that would be beneficial to you. Good luck!
by hayleyeh
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 22, Start of the Journey
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Braces at 22, Start of the Journey

[quote="Vicki04"]Congratulations on the beginning of your journey, all the best for the wonderful changes to come :). If you don't mind me asking, what exactly is a "canted jaw"?[/quote] Thank you! A canted jaw just refers to one side of your jaw being longer than the other. It results in your teeth...
by hayleyeh
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: WHEN will they move :(
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: WHEN will they move :(

The picture thing is a great idea.

Im four months in and just starting to notice changes.

I was comparing photos from when I first got them on to now and lots of things have moved and rotated. I wouldnt have known otherwise if it wasnt for the photos.
by hayleyeh
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?
Replies: 25
Views: 1701

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

I go for cleanings every 6 months.
by hayleyeh
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 22, Start of the Journey
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Braces at 22, Start of the Journey

Hi Everyone! I am currently 4 months in to my 1.5 to 2 year treatment. I figured since I get kicked off my parents insurance at 23, it would be a good idea to start now! My smile has always been a huge concern and insecurity for me. I knew that something was wrong with it when it always came out lop...