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by Aaeolien
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: waiting for refinements and wearing aligner at night only
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: waiting for refinements and wearing aligner at night only

I would think just at night would be ok if thats what your ortho suggested. However it sounds like the aligners you have are just basically retainers, so if you wear them all the time there would be no harm in it.
by Aaeolien
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What are power chains used for other than closing gaps?
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: What are power chains used for other than closing gaps?

I had a big gap open on my top teeth so at last appointment ortho put power chain on the top and then looked at the assistant and said well might as well put one on the bottom too so they match. I was like really? Thanks. LOL All good though. Red on top Green on Bottom... its Xmas time...
by Aaeolien
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber Bands not hurting, are they working?
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Rubber Bands not hurting, are they working?

consider yourself lucky if you aren't in pain. Just wear them as your ortho prescribed. I'm sure they are doing their job.
by Aaeolien
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did you start noticing changes after getting braces?
Replies: 24
Views: 3367

Re: When did you start noticing changes after getting braces?

I hardly saw any movement on the top teeth, but within a week once the bottoms went on I was seeing movement. Now we are a few months in and I hardly see anything. I can see my bottoms still wonky but had rectangular wires put in this past week and seems like they aren't doing anything. Bottom 2 mid...
by Aaeolien
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: gap created to straighten front teeth?
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: gap created to straighten front teeth?

Sometimes its a case of things get a bit worse before they get better to where they need to be. Regular braces here but I have gaps where I never had gaps before and teeth in places they never have been before but It'll all get fixed.
by Aaeolien
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I have anxiety over cleaning my teeth, please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: I have anxiety over cleaning my teeth, please help!

I think you are doing just fine with the brushing and the flossing. Thats about how often I am brushing and I have no issues at all. Maybe swish some mouthwash around if you still feel like you need to.
by Aaeolien
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Appointments
Replies: 31
Views: 2754

Re: Appointments

8 weeks between last one and the one I just had. 8 weeks until the next. Seems very spread out. All good though we went to bigger wires and OUCH. LOL
by Aaeolien
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dying for some chips and salsa
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Dying for some chips and salsa

I won't be eating any of these tonight. Just had rectangular wires put in yesterday and today OUCH..... hurt more today then they did in the days following just getting my braces on. LOL I have a bag of Ruffles and French Onion dip in the fridge in there too. Just don't think I can chew them today. ...
by Aaeolien
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Tooth Shaving
Replies: 7
Views: 2180

Re: Tooth Shaving

Girlfriend just had all her bottom teeth done a bit at her last appointment to make space. Just a bit of soreness afterwards (could've been new tray pain as well). Little Ibuprofen and problem solved. Not a big deal at all really.
by Aaeolien
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What to expect during routine appointment?
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: What to expect during routine appointment?

Ortho will check to see if your teeth are tracking properly vs. the clincheck, if the trays are fitting properly. might do some IPR (shave between teeth to make space) depending on your case. Give you new sets of trays if you don't have them already. Probably in and out in 15 minutes.
by Aaeolien
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Popsicles and braces
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Popsicles and braces

I would say as long as you don't try to bite into it right out of the freezer then enjoy them. I know I do. :)
by Aaeolien
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which colored ligatures stain the least?
Replies: 20
Views: 17479

Re: Which colored ligatures stain the least?

I did clear on the top and silver on the bottom when I had my braces first put on (Ceramic top, Metal bottom). 2nd month Kids said "Daddy you can get colors, you should get blue" I said "Ok blue on the bottom?" They said "No on the top and the bottom" So now I am rocking the Royal blue on the top an...
by Aaeolien
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your jail sentence
Replies: 52
Views: 4577

Re: Your jail sentence

First time was 18 months lasted 22. 2nd time forecasted for 12 months. We'll see how long it actually takes. On month 2.
by Aaeolien
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: How long?

30 minutes for the top and 30 minutes for the bottom. 2 separate apppointments. In and out.
by Aaeolien
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is invisalign really invisible?
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Is invisalign really invisible?

Less visible but not invisible. Girlfriend has Invisalign and I notice it but I also know it's there. I would say most people do not though and honestly most people don't care whether you have Invisalign or traditional braces. So if you are debating one or the other just pick whatever one makes you ...