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by cally
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: christmas colors
Replies: 16
Views: 3508

I got cranberry ligs on Nov 8. My next appt is Jan 6.
by cally
Sat May 24, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: it takes me 30mins to brush my teeth... help
Replies: 19
Views: 4918

If you truly are brushing for 30 min, I would suspect you may be developing some OCD tendencies. Three to four minutes is plenty of time to do an excellent job.
by cally
Wed May 21, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before I can talk with this bite plate?????
Replies: 7
Views: 7821

I never spoke normally for the whole 5 months I had it. However, I do think it sounded slightly worse to me than those on the listening end of things. I'm surprised you didn't hear my screams of joy back in September when I had it removed! LOL Now THAT is a day to remember.

Good luck.
by cally
Thu May 15, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thrush! Help, I'm crying from pain
Replies: 10
Views: 1906

Mix equal parts of cherry maalox liquid and liquid benadryl and swish and spit. This will coat and soothe your mouth sores.

Cally
by cally
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: considering 2nd time around
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

I'm 45, second time around--just passed my 1 year mark with braces. Definitely take care of the issue now as your opinion of your smile likely won't change and the price of ortho only goes up up UP! Soon enough your kids will need them, too! LOL
by cally
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FIVE cavities and early GINGIVITIS - I am mortified!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1980

Y, don't get "cavities" filled until you know they ARE cavities. I went to a dentist who told me I needed FIFTEEN fillings. Went to another who said I needed NONE. Some dentists are "fill crazy" and want to drill and fill any slight imperfection, even where there is no decay.

SECOND OPINION!!!!!
by cally
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces/elastics not correcting overjet-Doctor says cant help
Replies: 9
Views: 2366

I'm 45 and my bite plate worked for me in 5 months.
by cally
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 23
Views: 2988

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by cally
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 23
Views: 2988

There's really nothing that should be "avoided" altogether if you're careful. In fact, my ortho said as much--those "rules" are mainly for the teens, who are, as a whole, less careful than the adult patients. If you can eat something without pain--go for it.
by cally
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: deep bite ... do you feel
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

Oh dear...permanent would be intolerable. Five months was bad enough (but I have other muscular/health issues as well, which complicated matters.)
by cally
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: deep bite ... do you feel
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

I wore a cemented bite plate for 5 long, horrible months.
by cally
Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: deep bite ... do you feel
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

No surgery, and not sure how much longer I will be in braces--still have some crowding work to resolve.
by cally
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: deep bite ... do you feel
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

Mine does that and I'm in my 12th month of treatment.
by cally
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: bite plate vs bite turbos?
Replies: 13
Views: 7346

I found that sometimes prefacing conversations (with a new person) with "I have an appliance in the roof of my mouth for a while as part of my braces, so I may sound funny (drunk, impaired, whatever.)" really helped. I always did that when I had to do phone calls. I own an online business, so didn't...
by cally
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: bite plate vs bite turbos?
Replies: 13
Views: 7346

I had a bite plate (nonremovable) for 5 months. It was hideous, because in addition, I have a neuromuscular disease which already makes speaking/chewing/swallowing difficult. I NEVER got used to it and was so HAPPY when he finally cut it out of my mouth. I think you should stick it out. It does its ...