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by WanderingWallflower
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't get Floss Between Teeth!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2246

Re: Can't get Floss Between Teeth!!!

I had the same problem when I first got my braces. Turns out, there was an excess of the "glue" they used to cement the brackets and it ran in between my teeth. I did a dental cleaning and it removed the buildup and I was then able to floss.
by WanderingWallflower
Mon May 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho not letting me choose same color?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Ortho not letting me choose same color?

Strange, the only time I didn't get to 'choose' was when they removed my elastics altogether and put metal wrapping all around the front, still not sure what's the purpose of this. They never explained it but as a result of that, I could not get colored elastics at the front... just at the bottom an...
by WanderingWallflower
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Normal to have sore teeth at random?
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Normal to have sore teeth at random?

Happens to me too!
by WanderingWallflower
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Missing a bracket and the wire slices your cheek?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Missing a bracket and the wire slices your cheek?

Thank you!!! I have this problem where my extractions were performed because there is just space there with no brackets and the wire cuts my like crazy!! It's awful isn't it? At first I thought it was only a problem with the first, thin wire. Now I'm at my last one and well... I was wrong. :lol: Yo...
by WanderingWallflower
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Missing a bracket and the wire slices your cheek?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Missing a bracket and the wire slices your cheek?

Thank you!!! I have this problem where my extractions were performed because there is just space there with no brackets and the wire cuts my like crazy!!
by WanderingWallflower
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this normal? Help!!
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Is this normal? Help!!

Hi, I've been fully braced for around 4 months and now I am noticing that the top of my bracket on my bottom jaw is rubbing against the roof of my mouth just behind my front teeth and cutting me, if I close my mouth the bracket fits right into the wound and it's very sore and painful. Is this normal...
by WanderingWallflower
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Front tooth pain normal?
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Front tooth pain normal?

Hi, I've been fully braced for 3 months now.... I've had the upper for four months.. and the bottom three months. I had an over bite of about 2 cm and last time I went to the ortho they put a thicker wire. I forgot for what type of retraction, they told me but it was a new term to me. However, my fr...
by WanderingWallflower
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Coffee and braces
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Coffee and braces

I too, drink coffee with a straw so it doesn't swoosh around and I brush immediately after so it sounds like you are on the right track.
by WanderingWallflower
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Suggestions for curry dishes that are *less* likely to stain
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Suggestions for curry dishes that are *less* likely to stain

I actually have the problem where my elastics stain because of curry it's a huge part of my diet... someone recommended using peroxide to clean them after to restore the color and it actually worked. Maybe this can help you? Good luck and enjoy your curry!
by WanderingWallflower
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Appointments
Replies: 31
Views: 2975

Re: Appointments

4-5 weeks here!
by WanderingWallflower
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Losing weight with braces?
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Losing weight with braces?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone else lost weight since they got their braces? I've had my upper for two months and my lower for one month. I've lost a total of 11lbs since then. It's quite worrying since I've always been underweight and just recently achieved an average weight. How do you combat th...
by WanderingWallflower
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overjet and buck teeth - metal or clear braces?
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Overjet and buck teeth - metal or clear braces?

If you drink a lot of tea/coffee I'd say go for metals.. plus the brackets are smaller than ceramics.. so it's more comfortable. I had to get metal top and bottom because of how bad my teeth are so you have to see what works for you.
by WanderingWallflower
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal bands?
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Metal bands?

If you have fillings on the molars then it's preferable to use molar bands as the regular brackets would not properly adhere to the molars/can possibly cause damage to the fillings.
by WanderingWallflower
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting teeth to move faster
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Getting teeth to move faster

I personally would not advise you to put a power chain on on your own. You should wait and see what the treatment plan is from your ortho or you could severely affect your treatment time and/or also make things for your ortho with their plan.
by WanderingWallflower
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Water flossers
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Water flossers

It doesn't replace manual flossing but you won't have to floss as much if you use the waterpik!