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by Navygrrl
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar and pre-molar banding
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Molar and pre-molar banding

I suppose you could bring it up with your orthodontist. I have two premolars banded due to fillings, but I didn't ask. My orthodontist explained why and we went ahead. Spacers are horrible, though, fyi.
by Navygrrl
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New here- any advice appreciated!
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: New here- any advice appreciated!

Ceramic braces tend to be bigger than metal braces, and some people don't like the color after they are applied, but I'm sure you've already made your decision. I have all metal braces, and most people don't really say too much about them at all, at least not until I mention it. Also, be patient wit...
by Navygrrl
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Let's do it again! ... I guess
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Let's do it again! ... I guess

Bite block are really annoying, so probably they were trying to be helpful. It's difficult to chew anything properly. Glad things are going well for you.
by Navygrrl
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Getting braces in 10 days - should I choose Iconix braces?
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Getting braces in 10 days - should I choose Iconix braces?

If they are the same price as regular braces, I don't see why not. I'm also in my 40s and have self-ligating braces and have found that most people don't say anything about my braces and some haven't even noticed. I just got navy blue powerchains, though, so that will probably change. :lol:
by Navygrrl
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: How do braces affect speech?
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: How do braces affect speech?

Try to talk A LOT when you get them on. I didn't have much trouble with speaking, but every now and then at first there were words that were harder to say (I don't remember what they were). I talk a lot at my job, and most people didn't notice anything and it was mostly my own self-consciousness tha...
by Navygrrl
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Braces Journey
Replies: 0
Views: 240

My Braces Journey

So I started this over on https://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=54157 - the introduction forum, but I thought I'd start posting over here since this forum seems more appropriate. Things have been going pretty well the first six months. I thought I was breezing through this whole brace...
by Navygrrl
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No pictures were taken?
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Re: No pictures were taken?

I had lots of pictures but no molds taken. My ortho's office scans your teeth in, which is kind of cool.
by Navygrrl
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Here - Braces at 43
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: New Here - Braces at 43

So today I was very naughty and snuck some of hubby's soy sauce and wasabi almonds. I ate one, and it went okay, so then I grabbed a few more, and BOOM! Broke a wire. I called the ortho's office and went in. Since I have an appointment scheduled next week, the assistant was going to go ahead and cha...
by Navygrrl
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Here - Braces at 43
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: New Here - Braces at 43

That is super fast progress! I can't believe that's only a couple weeks. How long of a time line did they tell you for a total? He said 24 months. Once he gets the front teeth where they belong, there's still a lot left to do to fix my bite. I think he's trying to get my right canine to recede some...
by Navygrrl
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Can't Chew At All!
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Can't Chew At All!

It will get better eventually. I went from food I could mash with my tongue against the top of my mouth and now I'm eating chicken and pizza (crusts too), although I do have to be more conscientious about how I eat. Nothing like getting my tongue sliced up from the lingual hooks on my molar bands to...
by Navygrrl
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Here - Braces at 43
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: New Here - Braces at 43

So these pics are from two weeks after I was braced, so almost two weeks behind where I am now, but honestly, I just ate pizza and haven't done my post-meal clean-up yet. I was online checking things for class and got the itch to finally post some pics. This is the front before. As I mentioned befor...
by Navygrrl
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long is it supposed to take to send a letter??
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: How long is it supposed to take to send a letter??

That doesn't sound normal to me. When my ortho's office sent my extraction request, it was a Thursday, and they said to let them know if I didn't hear back from my dentist by Tuesday (both offices are closed on Fridays). That Tuesday, I was able to make my extraction appointment. I feel like a week ...
by Navygrrl
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 51 - Braces first time.
Replies: 38
Views: 2670

Re: 51 - Braces first time.

Sorry you're having pain, but the pictures show a lot of process.
by Navygrrl
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Which electric toothbrush do you have and why did you choose it?
Replies: 17
Views: 3789

Re: Which electric toothbrush do you have and why did you choose it?

I use a Sonicare (e-series I think). We've had it for years, and the brush head replacements are really affordable because there are off-brands available.