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by PiscesFish1969
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Food you no longer like now you have braces?
Replies: 35
Views: 5050

Broccoli - I love it, cooked or fresh, but it's just not worth it. Even with a Water Pik. Rice - I swear more gets stuck in the brackets than I actually swallow. Fresh fruits & veggies - even cut up, carrots and apples still scare me. I go with bananas and peaches now instead. I still eat most every...
by PiscesFish1969
Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Travels Tips? What else goes good with guacamole? :~)
Replies: 16
Views: 2159

The trouble I've had with tortilla chips is that they get stuck between the brackets on my bottom molars, and cause the wire to pop out of the tube - not exactly sure why, but it has happened so often that I now carry a nice pair of tweezers in my purse in order to slide the wire back into place whe...
by PiscesFish1969
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How far do you travel to get to your ortho?
Replies: 22
Views: 2320

Eight minutes from home and work (I work from home :wink: )
by PiscesFish1969
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: GUM Mint Wax
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

Santa ended up bringing me a bunch of mint wax for Christmas - turns out my husband had been buying it up at our local Walmart to give to me all at once - which is sweet but as you can tell, sort freaked me out......anyway, I'm all good for a while.
by PiscesFish1969
Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I NEED SUPPORT!!! 4 Days Braced for the third time
Replies: 14
Views: 3079

it actually surprised me at how many people didn't notice my braces - even when i'd meet up with friends, we'd be together for hours & finally they'd say - oh my gosh, when did you get braces? I didn't even notice! Kind of disappointing really, since I had been thinking of getting them for so long! ...
by PiscesFish1969
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: December Braces Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 29643

Nope, but I still have a long way to go!
by PiscesFish1969
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: GUM Mint Wax
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

GUM Mint Wax

I have been buying 2 packs of GUM mint wax at Walmart for $1.47 per 2 pack since August - every where else, including online, a 1 pack is more than $2.00.....however, I'm finding it harder to find ....so I checked online to see if I can buy it in bulk online, but a lot of sites say it's "temporarily...
by PiscesFish1969
Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: November Braces Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 19919

No - before i decided to do this, a set up a specific savings account for nothing but ortho payments. In 2009 I will take advantage of a flexible spending account for the first time, which will actually result in a net savings of my costs.
by PiscesFish1969
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Wax issues would appreciate some help?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 688

I've been using a peice of wax that's sort of shaped like a sausage, for lack of a better way to decsribe it, on my molars so that's its stuck to two at a time - this seems to keep it on better, and it covers the wire between as well. I've also found that thicker pieces are best - I started with rea...
by PiscesFish1969
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First Adjustment - WOW
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

Thanks for the sympathy, I knew I could count on you guys! :) I'm already feeling much better & back to eating again. PuppySmiles, I have seen some movement, especially in the front / top, but it's only been 10 weeks so I have a ways to go. I expect to see a lot more movement with these springs on!
by PiscesFish1969
Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First Adjustment - WOW
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

First Adjustment - WOW

First adjustment today - thanks to this board, I was somewhat prepared with what to expect. I have Damons, and a few of the doors were a little sticky, but overall that part wasn't bad. I got a new, thicker wire on top. On the bottom I not only got a new wire but also a twisted wire on my molars, an...
by PiscesFish1969
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: October Braces Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 27057

I'm mostly afraid this won't work - not because I don't trust my orthodontist, but because it's difficult to imagine how these crooked, crowded teeth are going to move around & get the results I've been hoping for.......
by PiscesFish1969
Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about drinks...
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Actually Meryaten, she made it sound like it was an ingredient of the yellow dye used in Mt Dew that causes problems, not the citric acid, but I may have misunderstood. It had been a full day, what with getting the braces on & all! I told her I sometimes mix pineapple or orange juice with alcohol & ...
by PiscesFish1969
Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about drinks...
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

My ortho gave me one no-no for drinks - she said yellow sodas such as Mt Dew or Mello Yello have something that causes the bonding to breakdown. Other than that, she just said to be sure to rinse with water after something sugary. I drink nearly a gallon of water a day anyway, so I rarely feel the n...
by PiscesFish1969
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 60 minutes Interviews - Extractions & Orthodontics
Replies: 27
Views: 5077

No popcorn for me - I too watched the piece on youtube, waiting for the mangled faces to appear - hey I'm only human :oops: - but none really looked to be THAT bad - I'm joking of course! I did my research, found an ortho whose work I trusted, and when she said I needed a couple of extractions, I we...