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by Braceblues
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tmj
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Tmj

I am 8 months out now. I some how managed to get this far with the braces but now the tmj is flared up bad again. I just had my second square wire change on the top and the bottom had a chain and spring but was taken off and now trying to turn my last crooked tooth. My bite is still off and I have b...
by Braceblues
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chain
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Power chain

I got power chains put on a week ago and everyday since they went on I have had dry cracked lips. Is this from the power chain. Does anyone else get this? I keep using coconut oil or carmax but it’s still there. Any suggestions?
by Braceblues
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waterpic
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Waterpic

My hygienist recommended that I use the waterpic and my ortho agrees.
by Braceblues
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waterpic
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Waterpic

Thanks jami1,

Your post was very helpful. I was trying to look in the mirror which explains the mess. 😂 so I guess I won’t do that anymore. I will try the higher setting with my head hanging down and no looking in the mirror.
by Braceblues
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waterpic
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Waterpic

I have been using the waterpic since I got my braces put on but I am curious what setting does everyone use? I only set it on two because it is so messy.
Also do you just do the braces? Or braces and gum line and between teeth? I do all of it.
by Braceblues
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar build ups
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Molar build ups

I have molar build ups so I can chew food because none of my teeth touch. This past week I have been getting tmj pain. Does anyone think that they could be causing it? Possibly worn down to make the bite off again? Or would it more likely be that the teeth are all out of alignment while she is tryin...
by Braceblues
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Myofacial Pain/Neck Pain, Face Pain
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Myofacial Pain/Neck Pain, Face Pain

Hi lajp,

Thanks for telling me that. I am guilty of doing both. So I guess I won’t be leaning or laying on my hand anymore.
by Braceblues
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Myofacial Pain/Neck Pain, Face Pain
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Myofacial Pain/Neck Pain, Face Pain

Hi lajp, I am 3 1/3 months in braces and get all of the same things right now. It started at the 3 month mark when I had wire changes. I started with crooked teeth and very bad bite and front teeth behind lower teeth. She is still trying to straighten two more teeth but right now my teeth are at the...
by Braceblues
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How does everyone deal with tmj symptoms while in braces
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: How does everyone deal with tmj symptoms while in braces

Hello steph30, I am so glad you answered my post. Thank you so much. I have been in tears all day and told my husband I wanted the braces off. Not that I can because my teeth are all moved out and slanted right now. As they say they will get worse before better. Thank you for the suggestions. I have...
by Braceblues
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How does everyone deal with tmj symptoms while in braces
Replies: 5
Views: 314

How does everyone deal with tmj symptoms while in braces

I am 3 1/2 months of having braces. I only had the jaw popping before braces but I had a lot of crooked teeth and bad bite. Now my teeth are at their worst. She is still trying to make room to straighten a few of them. I have blue molar build ups to help with bite but now I am getting achy shoulder,...
by Braceblues
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 60 and braced
Replies: 36
Views: 1547

Re: 60 and braced

Congratulations Gia on getting your braces. I got my braces 3 months ago. I still can’t eat everything but I have found a lot of softer foods that I can eat with these molar build ups. Good luck in your journey.
by Braceblues
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regrets?
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: Regrets?

No regrets here. I have my braces for 3 months now. After living years with crooked teeth and a horrible bite and only one tooth that hit to chew on I am very excited to one day have straight teeth and finally be able to eat and chew foods better. It will be a long road I am sure but the ortho keeps...
by Braceblues
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did anyone start to get cold feet as their braced date approached?
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Did anyone start to get cold feet as their braced date approached?

I definitely got cold feet before getting my braces. My anxiety was so bad too. I didn’t think I could get through it but I did. It is 3 months later now and I am glad I got them after living for years with crooked teeth and a bad bite. I know it will be a long road yet but it will be worth it in th...
by Braceblues
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Need some advice
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Need some advice

I am three months in braces. The ortho also put a new heavier wire (this is my third) on the top teeth plus a spring. She is trying to make some space to pull down a canine into place. That really hurt. I thought she was trying to pull out my tooth. It’s not too bad right now. I go back in five weeks.
by Braceblues
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Need some advice
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Need some advice

Saw my ortho today. She fixed my blue molar build ups. She said they wear down. Now my bite is better and no more tmj pain.