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by TheNewEmperor
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this normal?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1747

Get in there and get them to change it, your agreement with them was for ceramics and the rest are ceramics so naturally you want them to match. It's important to you and you need to stand your ground instead of them fobbing you off like this.
by TheNewEmperor
Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Positve Changes to Your Face From Braces
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Me Me Me Me I can! My top jaw didn't develop as it should and as a consequence I've never really had a top lip :( also, as I got older, I noticed that my teeth were starting to point inwards so was getting a concave appearance to my face. Braces have helped move my teeth forward and out and, as a re...
by TheNewEmperor
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I NEED SUPPORT!!! 4 Days Braced for the third time
Replies: 14
Views: 3167

Wow. 3rd time would be intense. I don't understand why it is the 3rd time though....can you explain a little about that as it makes me nervous! The first time you had braces maybe as a kid? the 2nd time as a young adult perhaps but why? why did't you wear the retainers after the 2nd time? why is it ...
by TheNewEmperor
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: flossing
Replies: 1
Views: 540

perhaps it IS glue from the bracing process???

as you say, one month isn't going to be much of a concern so I'd wait till then OR call your ortho and ask what they suggest
by TheNewEmperor
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie who can't floss properly
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

I too have a small mouth and my brackets are down towards the bottom of my teeth rather than further up like a lot of other people's seems to be. Yeah, you've just got your braces and it's a steep learning curve....flossing the 'old' pre braces way will seem like a fantasy for a while but if you try...
by TheNewEmperor
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question
Replies: 1
Views: 497

I've found this to be my experience too....I have an adjustment and then get my next month's appointment....and I wait patiently for change for 3.5 weeks then BAM a day or two before the next adjustment I notice a big change in my mouth. It's the braces way of messing with our minds :lol: You have n...
by TheNewEmperor
Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: PROGRESS PICS!
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

C'mon, how can you despise your braces when they have done so much for you already???
by TheNewEmperor
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum health! Wee!
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

I'm with you - the small brushes are great for between teeth but to really scale back the plaque that is on the very front surface of the teeth there is *nothing* like floss. Really, if we are braced or not, we should be flossing once a day - it is a great habit to get in to and only takes a few min...
by TheNewEmperor
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I cant stop clenching! Agh!
Replies: 10
Views: 1464

I got two new archwires last Friday and have been in a teeth clenching frenzy since then :roll: It's not painful but I am aware that it is officially not a good thing to do for my teeth's health
by TheNewEmperor
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When you first saw your brace what did you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 9066

It was a shock but mostly it was relief....relieved that I was FINALLY moving towards having the smile I've always wanted. My dentist keeps saying how he will work with me so I don't have to wear the braces any longer than necessary and I always say that I don't mind how long it takes...my braced te...
by TheNewEmperor
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Winter without cough drops--suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

As you already know, you need to boost your immune system (so stick to a healthy diet). I've heard it said that a little bit of fresh pineapple eaten daily will definitely help ward off colds. My Thai cooking teacher advised that if we feel a cold coming on we should get a stalk of lemongrass and po...
by TheNewEmperor
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Progress before first adjustment (picture included)
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

BRAVO! that is an *incredible* amount of movement in your teeth and you must be as happy as a dog with two tails!
by TheNewEmperor
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another celebrity wired!
Replies: 31
Views: 13657

It's hard to tell from the photo but yes it does look like his bottom teeth are braced.

And you know the standard at the DM...if he is braced then that headline was intentional (I have to say, that paper is dreadful but I'm addicted to it as it is so bad it's good :P )
by TheNewEmperor
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Too Quick and Too Loose?
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

By the sound of it though the increase in archwire was 'justified' it was from your pressure...no point trying to justify things now, if you are really worried go back in and speak with the Dr.
by TheNewEmperor
Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm... errr... not getting braced
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

WOW! I hate to say it ok but....go get a 2nd opinion....I know, I know....but you just want to be sure sure sure, right? In anycase, you know if you can live with his suggestion or not. I don't know what type of gum graft you get but I got the type with donated tissue (yes, dead peeps tissue) and it...