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by svar2201
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1078
Views: 165518

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

Got mine @32
by svar2201
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Brush your teeth right after meal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: Brush your teeth right after meal?

I brush after every meal. I use an electric brush in the morning, and before bed. I carry around an ordinary toothbrush and an interdental brush when I go outside the house during the rest of the day. On weekends or when I am working from home, I sometimes get lazy and just use the waterpik floss be...
by svar2201
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weight & Braces
Replies: 37
Views: 46076

Re: Weight & Braces

I have lost 4 pounds in the past one month, but mostly due to better food habits and increase in physical activity levels. I have been trying to eat healthier. My diet consists of low carb food, moderate vegetarian protein, lots of vegetables (salads, stir fry with less oil, steamed, boiled veggies,...
by svar2201
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Which Waterpik tip do you use?
Replies: 20
Views: 3302

Re: Which Waterpik tip do you use?

I use the classic jet tip in between meals. I also use the ortho tip occasionally.
by svar2201
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Weight Loss Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Weight Loss Discussion

Hi Everybody! Thank you for creating this thread. I am on the same boat too, it has been less than few weeks since I got my braces. I need to lose weight, eat well, and not break any brackets :) Last week I had to travel for work, and strayed from my food goals. I had too many desserts. I am glad I ...
by svar2201
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Mouth sores
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Mouth sores

Hello! I am a mom to a toddler too. I am extra cautious when my son comes to me in high speed. It has only been less than a week, so not an expert here. I have noticed that the wax doesn't stick if the teeth/mouth is too wet.. Also, I have showed him my teeth and told him that it hurts so be careful...
by svar2201
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: New Member

Welcome :) I hope to follow your journey too! I got mine on Aug 4th. I had two 'blue cement' spots placed on my lower molars. I was told this would slightly raise the bite temporarily, so that the upper teeth doesn't touch the lower braces. I lost one blue cement spot already while eating. It doesn'...
by svar2201
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you for pain?
Replies: 22
Views: 1441

Re: What do you for pain?

I got my ceramic braces last week. I feel sharp pain when I touch my lower and upper front teeth. I try to chew as much as possible with the molars, push the food as far away from the center. If it is too painful, I take a Tylenol.
by svar2201
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of your braces
Replies: 48
Views: 3777

Re: Cost of your braces

Adult, total cost of the treatment with Damon Clear, both upper and lower braces: $5850, in Maryland, US.
Insurance covers $1500, down payment was $670, $3680 balance to be paid in 22 monthly installments of $167.27
by svar2201
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 709

New Member

Hi Everybody! I got Damon Clear braces yesterday, both on upper and lower teeth. I am new to the group, and looking forward to all the helpful advice and discussions :) I am an ovo vegetarian trying to lose some weight too. I am not sure how difficult this is going to be, the treatment is expected t...