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by corbanderson01
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Eating after being fitted with braces...
Replies: 7
Views: 3024

Re: Eating after being fitted with braces...

I mostly ate soft foods like applesauce, soup, and jelly sandwiches until I was able to handle harder foods. The pain should not last long.
by corbanderson01
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Which Waterpik tip do you use?
Replies: 20
Views: 3939

Re: Which Waterpik tip do you use?

I frequently use my ortho tip for my Waterpik. I think it's great!
by corbanderson01
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What retainers did you have? Do you like them?
Replies: 19
Views: 4450

Re: What retainers did you have? Do you like them?

I just got my Essix retainer today for my top teeth and will get the one for my lower teeth tomorrow. I haven't had any pain yet. I was looking into getting Hawley retainers to allow me to have colored drinks with them in. Do most orthodontists make you pay for a second retainer?
by corbanderson01
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber Bands not hurting, are they working?
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Rubber Bands not hurting, are they working?

My rubber bands were mostly painless, with just some slight pressure when changing out the elastics. Just wear them as directed, and you should be great.
by corbanderson01
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're on! How do I eat...?
Replies: 19
Views: 1747

Re: They're on! How do I eat...?

Congratulations on beginning your braces experience! The pain will only last for a few days, and eating soft foods like applesauce and yogurt should make eating easier. After a few days, a gradual shift to harder foods will make the transition easier.
by corbanderson01
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tips with Elastics?
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Tips with Elastics?

The elastics may be painful for a couple of days and it may take some getting used to taking them off and putting them on (especially in front of others). After a few days, they should be painless so long as you continue to wear them as directed. What is the orientation of your elastics?
by corbanderson01
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Excited and scared for debracing!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: Excited and scared for debracing!!

Debracing may be a daunting experience, but it is definitely rewarding! I am in full time retainer wear for now, but I enjoy how my teeth look so big and beautiful!
by corbanderson01
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Wearing a retainer for more then the recommended time.
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Re: Wearing a retainer for more then the recommended time.

I have Essix retainers and continue to wear them full time. I think that wearing them too much has never been a problem as long as they remain clean.