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by Tin Indian
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal Bands
Replies: 10
Views: 1519

I started my treatment out with all brackets but ended up with three bands. seems like I had a couple of stubborn teeth and a crown that didn't take to a bracket to kindly.
by Tin Indian
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Light wires?
Replies: 3
Views: 707

I always wrote a list of things to ask my ortho. They were always happy to oblige a adult who took a active approach to their treatment.
by Tin Indian
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Help with snoring
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Help with snoring

:oops: :oops: :oops: Does anyone know of a good anti-snore device that is retainer friendly? During the time I was in braces my snoring subsided but in the six months or so since it has taken off.I think was has happened is that my retainer takes up the extra space in my mouth that my braces made. M...
by Tin Indian
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Broken Retainer
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

Broken Retainer

This past Sunday night while putting in my retainer I noticed one of the spacing wires on the left side was broken. I snipped the little bugger off and went to the Ortho on Monday after work to have it looked at. They took it to the back and asked me to come back on Tuesday after work to give the Or...
by Tin Indian
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ligatures!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2665

:cry: Ahem!! Lionfish: I agree with you 100%. I have seen people come and go in this forum and not many as steadfast as Meryaten in knowleldge and helpfullness. Well said Meryaten. Have not been around this forum much lately but could not resist standing in your corner on this one. Language in this ...
by Tin Indian
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Did you keep your braces?
Replies: 11
Views: 3345

I got to keep my lowers because they were metal but my upers were tossed because they came off in pieces because they were ceramic. Don't have a clue as to why I wanted them for maybe just to remind myself of what I did.
by Tin Indian
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did you do anything special when your braces were taken off?
Replies: 15
Views: 2358

I went to Walmart and hogged out on all the goodies I stopped eating with braces like licorice, caramel apples, popped corn. Anything sticky I could get my hands on!
by Tin Indian
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar Bands
Replies: 15
Views: 3180

I had 3 molar bands put on after repeated attempts at regluing some brackets failed. All 3 were on crowns that were out of alingment compared to the other teeth. I suspect just the pressure of the wire on the brackets made them pop off. After the bands went on the teeth came into line rather quickly.
by Tin Indian
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cold/Warm Rinse
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

The only thing I can think of is maybe your ortho maybe wants your archwire to contract a little than reactivate. Since cold makes things contract and heat makes things expand maybe he thinks by doing this the root of your teeth will respond to treatment a little easier. Just a thought.
by Tin Indian
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it true about Chewing Gum? This is what the ortho assist.
Replies: 21
Views: 4577

My ortho's office TOLD me to chew LOTS of gum but to make sure that it was sugarfree. They told me chewing gum encourages blood flow which in turn promotes root growth and saliva that keeps your mouth from getting too dry.
by Tin Indian
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finished !
Replies: 14
Views: 2583

Congratulations! Your'e teeth look fantastic!
by Tin Indian
Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Steel Ties
Replies: 11
Views: 2964

I asked for steel ties in the beginning of my treatment and I really liked the way they looked as they had a very clean look to them with the clear brackets. As I got more adventuresome I went with colored ligs.
by Tin Indian
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces survival kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

I bought the Dentakit just before being braced myself and really liked it. I suppose I could have gone to Walgreens and bought the majority of items in the kit , but it was nice to have everything together in one place. I also bought the braces bumpers from Dentakit , they were fantastic since they ...
by Tin Indian
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Serious camping in braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 2989

Buy yourself a Dentakit from Lynn. It has basically everything you need. I used mine in the wilds of Wyoming last year and its compact.
by Tin Indian
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Toughen up!
Replies: 6
Views: 2086

Try the salt water rinses, sounds silly but they do work!