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by reba678
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How do I get my teeth smooth again?
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

How do I get my teeth smooth again?

I had my braces taken off about a week and a half ago (yay!) and am wearing the Essex retainer on top (waiting for the bottom retainer to come in) but my teeth feel rough, like there is still some residue from the cement/glue from the braces. Someone said to go and see my dentist, they can get it of...
by reba678
Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Keeping retainers clean
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

I'm having the same problem. My retainer is the clear one and goes up to the roof of my mouth, and when I take it out in the morning, it STINKS (like bad morning breath). After I eat I brush or rinse with mouthwash, but even now, I took the retainer out, and it smelled again! They gave me some Fixod...
by reba678
Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How close were you to the estimated length of wearing braces
Replies: 21
Views: 4346

He told me 24-30 months and they were on for 2 years, 1 month, and a week, so pretty close :)
by reba678
Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Curious Pokey Sliding Fidgety Wire
Replies: 9
Views: 928

I have this problem too with my bottom wire, I just got an adjustment a few weeks ago and the wire keeps sliding over to one side and when I smile, my cheek will actually get caught on it! So, I know I probably shouldn't be doing this, but I just take some tweezers and slide it back over a little bi...
by reba678
Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First adjustment update with pics!
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

First adjustment update with pics!

Well, I had my first adjustment last week, he didn't change the wires, he will at the next appointment (another 6 weeks) but I am amazed at how quickly things are moving! Here are a few pics, from the first day to after the first adjustment. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/Reba627/Bottom20bra...
by reba678
Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Happy for ure next adjustments?
Replies: 12
Views: 2210

My first adjustment is coming up in about 12 days and I'm excited! I'm ready to see some more progress :)
by reba678
Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Keeping ceramic brackets their cleanest
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Keeping ceramic brackets their cleanest

I tried searching for some answers but couldn't find any...how do you keep your ceramics looking their brightest? My teeth have always been nice and white, I don't drink coffee or smoke or eat too many foods that would stain my teeth, and my teeth still look okay, but the ceramic brackets against th...
by reba678
Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Six Month Progress Pics!
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

Wow! Your teeth look amazing after only 6 months! I celebrate my one month tomorrow, I can't wait until my teeth look like yours!
by reba678
Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wire came out of middle bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Wire came out of middle bracket

Well, I posted a few days ago about how my wire popped out of my back bracket, did it again yesterday, this time on both sides. One side was more bent but still in the back bracket, but the other side came completely out and I finally got it back in. I was just flossing and my bottom teeth are reall...
by reba678
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Wire came out!
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

It was from the back bracket :) Glad to know I'm not the only one this has happened to.

And Linda, I love your avatar!
by reba678
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Wire came out!
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Wire came out!

I was at a friends house tonight munching on some snacks and I was chewing on something and my tooth suddenly felt really weird, so, thinking that it was just a piece of food stuck in between the brackets, I checked the mirror...but no, I saw the wire sticking out of the area where I had my extracti...
by reba678
Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic Brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 1282

I have ceramic on top and metal on bottom and most people already knew I was having them put on, so it was just "oh, let's see!", but I just had a couple of pictures taken last night, and you can't even see the bottom (because of the way I smile) and the uppers, well, you can just see the metal wire...
by reba678
Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ok so it's been 3 days...poking wires...
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

I've had mine on for a week now and I've only needed the wax twice. I haven't had the wire poking at the sides, I agree with the other poster about having them clipped, my problem is my bottom brackets are scraping the inside of my lip (they did this the day after I had the braces put on too) so I'm...
by reba678
Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: They're on!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Okay, how do I make these pictures smaller?!? Can I delete this post??

ETA: Nevermind, figured it out :)
by reba678
Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: They're on!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

They're on!!!

Well, my braces are finally on! I went this morning and an hour and a half later, had a new set of hardware on my teeth! It feels really weird though, and the inside of my lips (more on the bottom) are scraped up. I'm not in any pain right now, but they said that I would be in some discomfort tomorr...