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by dirtybyrd
Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth whitening
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Teeth whitening

Just got my braces off on 2 days ago. My ortho told me to wait at least a week before trying to use any type of whitener's on my teeth due to the enamel. My teeth can be somewhat sensitive from time to time. My teeth have a slight yellow tint to them. My question is what would be the best/cautious ...
by dirtybyrd
Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cut in my mouth
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Cut in my mouth

I woke up with a nasty cut in my mouth. Apparently I cut my upper gum on one of my brackets. I have been using wax to keep it off of the bracket and a canker sore medication. But its killing me. Does anyone know if they make some sort of a sealant that adheres to your gums? That would be better than...
by dirtybyrd
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth sensitivity
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Man I hope you guys are right. I am just worried. To add insult to injury my lower right power chain broke today. I must be having a bad weekend.
by dirtybyrd
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth sensitivity
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Tooth sensitivity

Ok I did a little search and found a lot but not what I was looking for. I am power chained from 3-6 on top and bottom and both sides. For some reason 2 days ago I woke up and just out of no where my right upper canine tooth was extremely sensitive to anything cold. Cottage cheese, yogurt, water or ...
by dirtybyrd
Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Very back molars..............
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

I don't have my wisdom teeth. Been gone for several years. They took out the my 2 upper pre molars and my lower 2 pre molars before treatment. I have been braced now for about 7 months and my back teeth are slowly but surely coming forward starting to close those gaps just a little now that I just g...
by dirtybyrd
Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Very back molars..............
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Very back molars..............

I have a question about the very back molars that they didn't put brackets on. I am starting to get some separation from them due to everything coming forward. Do they move forward on their own or will they put brackets on them later or what? Just curious how this process works.
by dirtybyrd
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will my wire get changed
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Very, very interesting. I ask a lot of questions but this answered some of them for me.
by dirtybyrd
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When going for your first adjustment.......
Replies: 4
Views: 784

I am actually looking forward to my first adjustment. Does that sound weird? :lol:
by dirtybyrd
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When going for your first adjustment.......
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Whoops sorry. Didn't mean to post it twice.
by dirtybyrd
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When going for your first adjustment.......
Replies: 5
Views: 846

When going for your first adjustment.......

What can I expect? Is it common to get a new wire? How are adjustments done? How often would I get a new wire? When I go I will find out what kind of braces I have. Unless I can steal the digital camera from my wife for a few minutes and post pics online for you guys to see. Whatever I have the wire...
by dirtybyrd
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When going for your first adjustment.......
Replies: 4
Views: 784

When going for your first adjustment.......

What can I expect? Is it common to get a new wire? How are adjustments done? How often would I get a new wire? When I go I will find out what kind of braces I have. Unless I can steal the digital camera from my wife for a few minutes and post pics online for you guys to see. Whatever I have the wire...
by dirtybyrd
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Home polishing?
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Home polishing?

Do they make a polishing kit or something to use at home like the dentist has?
by dirtybyrd
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: SturdyFloss, Oral B Superfloss
Replies: 11
Views: 2411

Re: floss

Crest does make an awesome product called Glide Flosser Thread. If you like the regular Glide floss, you'd love this product. It has a stiff end, but not spongy middle. I really like it, but it's pricey. OMG you were dead on right. The Crest Glide threader floss is hands down the best in my opinion...
by dirtybyrd
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Determining what kind of brackets........
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

kittymeow84 wrote:Do they look anything like mine?
The pics are in my story which is linked in my signature.

If so then the brand is GAC In-Ovation :D They're one of the newer self-ligating bracket systems out.
No unfortunately they don't. I am just going to wait until my first adjustment on May 12th and ask then.
by dirtybyrd
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: SturdyFloss, Oral B Superfloss
Replies: 11
Views: 2411

SturdyFloss, Oral B Superfloss

My ortho gave me like 4 bags of this SuperFloss stuff. The cushiony section for the appliances is fine but for some reason the thin floss doesn't go in and out of my teeth well at all. I like having the stiff end to help lead through the wire but the actual floss in my opinion sucks. Does Crest or s...