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by KathyC
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

I have had my braces for 11 months and just got elastics yesterday! I knew it was coming, we talked about it but this is the most pain I've been in since I got my braces on!

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by KathyC
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Self Ligating Smart-Clip Brackets/Braces
Replies: 11
Views: 16577

I have the 3M Smart Clips and have been braced since October. Since I have never been braced before I don't have anything to compare them to but I think I made a good choice. I have had 3 adjustments so far with minimal pain. The Ortho tries to support my teeth from behind before he snaps the wire i...
by KathyC
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I the only one?
Replies: 26
Views: 3017

I have had my braces since October. At first I brushed after every meal but that didn't last very long. Now I brush sometimes 3 times a day but mostly twice. I do floss every day but I floss my bottom teeth one day and my top teeth the next day, etc. That takes less time in my routine at night befor...
by KathyC
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fluoride rinse
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

I'm using the Colgate Phos Flur. It's the kind that my Ortho gave me on my first visit. He has a supply of it and when I run out I just buy it from them. It's actually cheaper from him than from the drug store.
by KathyC
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Got my second adjustment today!
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

When I had my first adjustment there was hardly any pain at all but with this last one I have had as much pain as when I first got them on. The one thing that is different now is that I know what to expect. Also, when I first got them on I was dealing with a little pain but also with getting used to...
by KathyC
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Got my second adjustment today!
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Got my second adjustment today!

Hi Everyone, I haven't posted in awhile because I haven't had anything to report. My life with braces goes on almost as normal as before. I got my braces on October 29, 2007 and I have the 3M Smart Clips. I only get my adjustments every 8 weeks so today was my second one. I did take some Advil befor...
by KathyC
Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day I've been waiting "dreading"
Replies: 12
Views: 2212

Hi, I got my braces on October 29th so it's only been a little over 2 months. I remember the day I went to get mine, my stomach was doing flip-flops. Everyone on this forum was so helpful, I remembered to use lip balm and go to the bathroom before hand. After it was over I realized that it wasn't th...
by KathyC
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TAD - Miniscrew
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

My Ortho is recommending the TAD's for me also. It will probably be a few more months before he wants to put them in but I'm already a little freaked out by the whole thing. He said it's either the TAD's or I have to wear headgear. I think if that's the case I'll go for the TAD's.
by KathyC
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Going for the gold! I just got my braces and went all GOLD!
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Hi and welcome! Wow, all gold - I can't wait to see the pics. One of the Orthodontists at the office where I go has gold and they look great! You will probably have a little pain but hopefully it won't be that bad. My braces were put on October 29th so I haven't had mine long. I took Advil at first ...
by KathyC
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: KathyC - Finally got Braced!
Replies: 18
Views: 4379

Here's an update. I got my first adjustment last week. My Ortho changed my top archwire to a heavier one and he engaged more teeth on the bottom. I was in a little more pain than usual the first few days after the adjustment but it wasn't too bad. I am seeing so much movement, it's really exciting. ...
by KathyC
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Discomom smile under construction!!( Adjustment #7 pics)
Replies: 58
Views: 14612

Hi Lori, I'm so glad that you are finally feeling better. Right after I e-mailed you about my first adjustment I came down with a cold. I have been dealing with this for over a week now. My brackets are starting to rub again and I'm using a lot of wax lately. I think its because of all the sneezing ...
by KathyC
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone have TAD's or mini screws?
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

Does anyone have TAD's or mini screws?

I went to my Ortho the other day and had my first adjustment. While I was there he was looking at my X-rays and molds and said that he would like to insert mini screws in my jaw to help with the alignment. This was the first time he had ever mentioned that and it kind of freaked me out a little. He ...
by KathyC
Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you really eat ANYTHING you want?!
Replies: 44
Views: 4925

I have only had braces for a little over a month. I still cannot bite into anything because my front teeth are just too tender. I do eat hamburgers and pizza but I cut them up and eat them with fork. (I know it just doesn't seem natural). I have also eaten chocolate, M&M's and Kit Kat's, yum. The on...
by KathyC
Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?
Replies: 263
Views: 33961

I'm 48 and from Cortland, Ohio. I got my braces on October 29th, 3M Smart Clips.
by KathyC
Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: food for braces
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

I have only had my braces for about a month but I'm pretty much eating anything I want. I have bread quite often and it does get stuck under the brackets but so does everything else. I just keep my Dentakit handy and when I eat out I always make sure I have a glass of water to swish with. I figure I...