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by aussierob
Sat May 19, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Upper Bonded Retainer
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Most probably due to a space/clearance issue with your bite - too small a space to attach them behind upper teeth?
by aussierob
Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How Long Do I Have To Wait for Retainer?
Replies: 3
Views: 2053

My ortho made my essix retainer while I waited (about 15 mins)
I thought that was nifty!
by aussierob
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces for Aussie Rob
Replies: 49
Views: 14903

Thank you all for kind words and cute cartoonies.
Now I see I have some work to whiten-up a little, lots of bi-carb & peroxide toothpaste with brushing!
by aussierob
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces for Aussie Rob
Replies: 49
Views: 14903

Chomp chomp! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/aussierob/web-finish.jpg Yes I'm all done. 45 weeks is all it took. At times like these, you look back and think: "That wasn't such a big deal" I like my new teeth though. Even have a nice new tongue-toy: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/auss...
by aussierob
Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spacers day...Has anyone had metal wire spacers?
Replies: 5
Views: 979

At my spacers time my ortho had a lot of trouble getting the elastic separators between my molars ... space was very tight. However she battled on and got them in OK. Her other option was to use the metal-wire-twist mentioned here but said she wanted to avoid that as they are "barbaric" Hope it isn'...
by aussierob
Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grilling.
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Yes, I prefer teriyaki style
by aussierob
Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New Job - would you tell them about a brace?
Replies: 14
Views: 1784

Megera_S wrote:Unless your job requires you to eat mass amounts of carrots or hang from a rope by your teeth you shouldn't worry about it :)
DARN! There go my hopes of becoming an acrobatic circus mule
by aussierob
Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth extraction while sick?
Replies: 5
Views: 17860

Wisdom teeth extraction can be very unpleasant, my advice is postpone until you feel 100% over the cold/flu/sickness because you really don't want anything making it worse than it needs to be.
by aussierob
Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When you ortho says "I'm sorry!"
Replies: 11
Views: 2301

my dr apologizes when she stabs me with the lig. removal hook !!!
by aussierob
Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces for Aussie Rob
Replies: 49
Views: 14903

Last adjustment done!

Went in for adjustment today and just had a change of lig. colours.

Nothing else to do apart from booking the next appointment ... for 90 minutes ... for braces removal on 20 December!!

That'll make my treatment 45 weeks (since 7 Feb)

Looking forward to chewing the turkey!
by aussierob
Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally got something new
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Same as me!
Steel wires, elastics to hook up and powerchain

Congrats on the progress!
by aussierob
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Floss question for Aussie's
Replies: 9
Views: 5511

I'm going to update on my "favourite floss" choice... Now I like the "Caredent" brand "periotape" with PTFE fibre. Caredent also market an excellent range of interproximal brushes and rubber toothpick stick things (I'll need these once my permanent retainer is glued in) Caredent available at "Pricel...
by aussierob
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What will you do with your braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

Will ask to keep all the bits (already have some old archwired and moulds)
Will throw them into the little box that I keep my wisdom teeth in.
I think I have some sort of OCD/pack-rat syndrome!
by aussierob
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else experience this?
Replies: 13
Views: 2291

Movement weeks after adjustment, yes
Rawness recurring, yes
"Electric shock" feeling, no
by aussierob
Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Argh - gaps appearing!
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Don't worry about gaps during your braces treatment! It's all part of the furniture rearrangement. If this helps, I'll yap about myself again: Developed a big (1.5 - 2mm) gap on my top row (developed gradually since May) Mentioned it at my adjustment, got a 'power chain' across 6 teeth (the gap was ...