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by braceace
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: "You've got a really unique and complicated case" -- my braces story
Replies: 8
Views: 2554

Re: "You've got a really unique and complicated case" -- my braces story

Thursday, I got my bottom braces on. I have pictures, but I just don't have them ready to post yet because MY MOUTH IS IN SO MUCH PAIN I can't seem to take a sec to edit them for posting. My bottom teeth are a lot more crooked than my top, so while the top hurt when I first got them on, it was nothi...
by braceace
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Yikes! Second adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: Yikes! Second adjustment

Please be careful applying tea tree oil! It's poisonous when ingested! https://www.poison.org/articles/2010-dec/tea-tree-oil I recommend skipping the tea tree oil and using dental wax to cover the brakets/areas that are still hitting the sores. that's what I did, and was healed up in about 3 days. M...
by braceace
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?
Replies: 29
Views: 1956

Re: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?

I never notice a difference, unless something is stuck. I have a little gum recession on my bottom teeth, but it's not from gum disease. I've never had problems with gum disease. I think it's from the way I clench my teeth together. I tend to push my bottom teeth against my top, and it's those main ...
by braceace
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?
Replies: 29
Views: 1956

Re: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?

Why wouldn't one endeavor to floss on a daily basis? Because of several reasons ~Never had floss in the house as a kid, so was never taught the habit. ~Many people have sensory issues that make different aspects of flossing painful and torturous. ~There are no proven studies saying that flossing ev...
by braceace
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1009
Views: 212174

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

I'm also in the canine club! Braces on to hopefully bring down my top right impacted canine. I'm 31, so I'm worried it won't be successful, but they told me if it can't be brought down it will have to be removed anyway eventually, so I figured might as well try.
by braceace
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First-time Braces, 30
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: First-time Braces, 30

How has it been going? I'm 28 and due to get them in January, and I'm quite nervous. Mostly about telling people/people seeing them the first time as an adult. So far, it's been going well! Despite the pain involved, I think I'm rocking braces fairly well, haha -- they make me look a little younger...
by braceace
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Electric vs Manual brishes
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

Re: Electric vs Manual brishes

Yikes! I wonder if I have gum recession. I can brush pretty aggressively sometimes.
by braceace
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Electric vs Manual brishes
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

Re: Electric vs Manual brishes

Fiatbraces wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:16 am
I use an electric toothbrush and it actually causes less harm than my manual one did, the electric toothbrush does the work for you and keeps your mouth cleaner in my opinion.
What do you mean by harm?
by braceace
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?
Replies: 29
Views: 1956

Re: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?

I had my first adjustment yesterday, and I asked them how my hygiene was looking. They said everything looked good! I've been flossing about twice a week, so I'm thinking that's going to be fine. I'll add in more when I eat food more likely to get stuck between teeth.
by braceace
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Electric vs Manual brishes
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

Re: Electric vs Manual brishes

I forgot to ask xD

I did ask how my hygiene was doing, and they said everything looked good, so I think I'll stick to a manual brush for now :)
by braceace
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: "You've got a really unique and complicated case" -- my braces story
Replies: 8
Views: 2554

Re: "You've got a really unique and complicated case" -- my braces story

Had my first scheduled adjustment today! The doctor said I had a lot of movement! I didn't notice it visually, but I could sure feel it in my bite. Looking at these side-by-side pics, now I can see it! That 2nd incisor on the right definitely moved a lot. He said the whole right side looked like it ...
by braceace
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Electric vs Manual brishes
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

Re: Electric vs Manual brishes

Thanks for all the input everyone! I have my first adjustment today, so I'll ask my orthodontist or tech what they recommend as well :D
by braceace
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Electric vs Manual brishes
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

Electric vs Manual brishes

I've been considering getting an electric toothbrush, but I'm honestly a little worried about it. My regular toothbrushes get stuck in my brackets ALL THE TIME, and I'm worried that with an electric one it will get stuck, but the brush won't stop, resulting in disaster. what does everyone use, and w...
by braceace
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sleeping on your side...
Replies: 15
Views: 797

Re: Sleeping on your side...

I'm missing a molar on my right side, so the wire there floats from the premolar to the back molar, and I always sleep on my right side. Now I have a permanent fine straight line embedded in my cheek :shock: :lol:
by braceace
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: "You've got a really unique and complicated case" -- my braces story
Replies: 8
Views: 2554

Re: "You've got a really unique and complicated case" -- my braces story

Thank you! I actually find it weird that every single orthodontist commented on how bad my TMJ is, but none of them ever suggested surgery. Which, tbh I'm fine with because jaw surgery sounds too intense for me! Would love to avoid it at all costs. Glad you also found an orthodontist you like! I'm s...