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by Beckalicious
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: new clear archwire!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Q.C.M. Retainers

I actually saw them when I went for my last consultation. They're called the Q.C.M. Retainers. The look like a Wrap Around Howley with the metal part of the wire all the way in the back. The Ortho that I met with that has these types of retainers said most Orthos are changing to them and traditional...
by Beckalicious
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: new clear archwire!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Q.C.M. Retainers

I actually saw them when I went for my last consultation. They're called the Q.C.M. Retainers. The look like a Wrap Around Howley with the metal part of the wire all the way in the back. The Ortho that I met with that has these types of retainers said most Orthos are changing to them and traditional...
by Beckalicious
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: New QMC Retainers/Nance Permanent Retainers
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

New QMC Retainers/Nance Permanent Retainers

I was wondering if anyone on this site has either heard of or has the new QMC Removable Retainers? I saw them when I went for an Ortho Consult and did not know that now some Orthos are using those in place of Howleys (they look like a Howley Retainer, just the bow in the front is clear and the metal...
by Beckalicious
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho Appliances to help with nail biting?
Replies: 18
Views: 3314

Thank you to all who have replied.

Thank you for all of you have replied. I thought this might be a ridiculous question to ask, but I figured I couldn't be the only nail biter out there who has wondered about nail biting and braces. I hope all in the USA had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
by Beckalicious
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho Appliances to help with nail biting?
Replies: 18
Views: 3314

Thanks for your reply!

Thank you for your reply. I give myself manicures weekly, even have gone to the extremes of having accrylic nails on to help me with not biting my nails, to using the stuff in the stores that supposedly tastes nasty. Nothing's worked. I know my mom had threatened me years ago that eventhough I didn'...
by Beckalicious
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho Appliances to help with nail biting?
Replies: 18
Views: 3314

Ortho Appliances to help with nail biting?

I am due to get braces for anywhere from 1-2 years with or without a bite plate(whenever my finanaces improve and I can pay to get them on finally), but I have always been a nail biter and know that nail biting is harmful to braces. I was wondering if anyone on here has ever had any Orthodontic Appl...
by Beckalicious
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: the youngest kid with braces surely
Replies: 14
Views: 19550

I had a friend in High School who got her braces on when she was 4 and didn't get them off til she was 15.
by Beckalicious
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: How can I get my 7 1/2 year old daughter to get her expander
Replies: 22
Views: 14493

Good luck getting your daughter to get her expander in

I don't know how much help I will be to you on this topic, but I know how irritating it must be for you wanting to have your daughter started on her way to a beautiful smile. I'm now 25 and wanting to finally get going with getting braces. I was told when I was 7 that I needed them and gave my paren...
by Beckalicious
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Water Pik
Replies: 18
Views: 2885

Thank you for your replys

Thank you for your replys! I have done some searching and went onto waterpik.com, and found a small portable one since I have a small bathroom with limited space in it. It will also be great for travel. I appreciate you all letting me know which ones you have or where to find them. Given I'm trying ...
by Beckalicious
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Water Pik
Replies: 18
Views: 2885

Water Pik

Does/has anyone had better luck with a water pik getting everything out of their braces than traditional floss? Please let me know which water piks are great use for braces as well as portible for travel. I want to make sure I get my water pik before I get my braces on so it will be less of a strugg...
by Beckalicious
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: sonicare tooth brushes (what do you reccomend )
Replies: 14
Views: 1669

I love my Sonicare Inteliclean Toothbrush

I used to work at Bed Bath & Beyond where we sold Sonicare toothbrushes. I used to use the Sonicare Advance and then went to the Sonicare Inteliclean (the one with the toothpaste in it). I love it. I'm afraid to switch toothbrushes. The heads for the Inteliclean and the Sonicare Elites are small eno...
by Beckalicious
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally Decided to get Braces
Replies: 11
Views: 2240

3rd Consultation

Today I went in for what I think will be my last consultation. All of the assistants at the Ortho's office I had my appointment today were all very friendly and answered a ton of questions I had. It was a comfort to know that the Ortho that I'm going with has told me about her 2 times in Braces as d...
by Beckalicious
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3M Clarity & Unitek Brackets
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Thank you for setting me straight!

Thank you for setting me straight on the Company. All they told me in an Email from the Ortho's office were that the metal Brackets were 3M Unitek. I think on the display of them that were on their desk were the Victory Brackets. All I know were the Clarity and the Victory brackets looked the same s...
by Beckalicious
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3M Clarity & Unitek Brackets
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Unitek

Hi Spanner, Thank you for letting me know despite you just got your's on yesterday. I hope it's going well for you. Unitek are the metal version of the Claritys. THe last Ortho whom I had my consultation with informed me of that and they had displays of them on models on their office desk. I'm debat...
by Beckalicious
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3M Clarity & Unitek Brackets
Replies: 6
Views: 894

3M Clarity & Unitek Brackets

I was wondering if anyone on this site has either the 3M Clarity or Unitek brackets on? I was wondering how your like having them on and are they big or are they small for brackets? The ortho I'm highly considering uses those types of brackets and I was just wanting to g et opinions from anyone who ...