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by TigerLily
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any TIPS on preventing broken brackets?
Replies: 9
Views: 5137

I pretty much ate most stuff, french bread was ok if it had mayonnaise in it which softened the bread overall.

I did pop a bracket off once and that was on a hard nut in a japanese nut mix. Unfortunately it was when i was away and it was a nightmare experience.
by TigerLily
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Really useful mini brushes
Replies: 13
Views: 2280

I used to use the thicker ones when out and about along with a miniature bottle of mouthwash, great for when you couldn't brush your teeth.
by TigerLily
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long for braces to stop....?
Replies: 11
Views: 2780

Mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide really worked for me. I know some people make their own but I just bought the colgate stuff. I could never get on with wax so the mouthwash was very helpful!
by TigerLily
Mon May 03, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Top or bottom brace first?
Replies: 8
Views: 2240

I had my lower brace on firsts, by six months. I did, however, have to wear a bite plate (removable appliance that looks a bit like a hawley retainer but without a wire at the front). At least two other people on these forums have had their lowers on that I can think.
by TigerLily
Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix or Hawley
Replies: 8
Views: 4552

I read online that Essix style retainers can also be used for tweaking, but don't have any personal experience. I have bonded upper and lower (I have to go to the ortho every 6 months for a check up and she will top up the bonding if necessary) and clear vacuum retainers upper and lower for nights o...
by TigerLily
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What type of toothpaste do you use?
Replies: 57
Views: 31524

ariel - try some isotonic toothpaste! It's great. There's a couple of brands that do it but I tend to get Aquafresh as it's less expensive than the others. Re whitening toothpastes I used to think they didn't do anything but there's a colgate one which dental hygienist said some clients really liked...
by TigerLily
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What type of toothpaste do you use?
Replies: 57
Views: 31524

I use isotonic toothpaste which i love the way it foams up. Previously I used colgate's oxygen bubble. I feel these get into nooks and crannies better than a regular paste.
by TigerLily
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clear or Metal...Is one better?
Replies: 33
Views: 6431

Adalia, just read back on your previous posts. Don't worry about your metal brackets - once one moves forward in treatment, clear brackets don't seem to matter much when your mouth is full of all types of stuff like elastics and closing loops! I think quite a few people on archwired have waterpiks, ...
by TigerLily
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clear or Metal...Is one better?
Replies: 33
Views: 6431

I don't have any pics of mine but you can see them in this Ormco product catalogue, they are called Spirit. http://www.ormco.com/index/Ormco-Products (Ormco also make some of the very well known brands like Damon and Inspire) I also googled to see if I could find some pictures and found some picture...
by TigerLily
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you...
Replies: 36
Views: 10383

Another week to go till I'm debraced, yay! I will have bonded retainers top and bottom and essix-style retainers top and bottom to wear at nights for a year, but I will try and wear them more e.g. when I'm at home.
by TigerLily
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clear or Metal...Is one better?
Replies: 33
Views: 6431

I have clear braces top and bottom and the brackets definitely don't stain as I had a bracket replaced after 2 years and checked the new one carefully but it was practically the same colour. I had wire ligatures throughout so didn't have the staining issues on ligatures, although I did have the odd ...
by TigerLily
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Steak, Crusty Bread and Baby Ruth
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Pizza, mmm..from a pizza oven thing. And big french baguettes.

Then look forward to your soft foods diet - chocolate mousse, cake, red wine etc etc
by TigerLily
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice for Traveling with Braces
Replies: 26
Views: 6014

I haven't been to as many 40 countries, but certainly I've been to a few and am off the beaten track due to my work. I don't think I've ever been anywhere where braces are not known (though I haven't been to sub saharan africa) and most places braces are more common than the UK (well at least on adu...
by TigerLily
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! My mouth is killing me.
Replies: 19
Views: 4291

No idea. But my ortho was complaining about her braces the other day (second time on, she didn't wear her retainers, let that be a lesson to you!) and I mentioned about red wine and she said she was having that..and a 'small pill' so I think you're probably relatively safe!
by TigerLily
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice for Traveling with Braces
Replies: 26
Views: 6014

"All I can bring is toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and some interdental brushes" Actually that's not my perception of 'roughing it' either. Must be a cultural thing. I read once that a baby in the US consumes 8 times as much as a baby in the UK (and something like 20 times one of southern Italy and ...