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by TMJJill
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extremely frustrated after 3 days of braces
Replies: 15
Views: 3445

Re: Extremely frustrated after 3 days of braces

I had tons of movement during the first month. The first week was the hardest to adjust to. Your hygiene routine will get easier. You will get faster. It is a learning curve. I found Glide threader floss to be helpful. If you struggle with the threader flosses, you might try an orthodontic flosser. ...
by TMJJill
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Life after braces---Retainer talk
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Life after braces---Retainer talk

I wore my Essix 24/7 for the first month, then was cleared for nighttime only. A minimum of 8 hours a day.
by TMJJill
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal poisoning from braces?
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: Metal poisoning from braces?

Good advice above. Also, do you have elastics or ligs? It could be a latex allergy too.

My Orthodontist switched to a mostly latex free practice after a patient had an extreme reaction to the elastics.
by TMJJill
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon Adjustment?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Damon Adjustment?

Ditto the last couple posts. They said it well.
by TMJJill
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon Adjustment?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Damon Adjustment?

Ditto the last couple posts. They said it well.
by TMJJill
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Turn
Replies: 26
Views: 3646

Re: My Turn

I think the full time retainer regime depends on your issues and your Orthodontist. I wore my Essix's 24/7 for the first month, then was told to just wear them at night. I've done that the last 5 months.
by TMJJill
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics stories
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Elastics stories

I had a couple during my tenure: *During one time when I had 6 elastics in, I ended up in a wrist cast for a couple months. I am right handed and only had the use of my left hand to put the elastics in. I had some fairly heavy elastics that had to go on my back molars in a couple "V" configurations,...
by TMJJill
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP!!! Wire popped out of molar band!
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: HELP!!! Wire popped out of molar band!

I had a bracket missing from my second to last molar for the last part of my treatment. (After swallowing 3 that had come off of the crown.) Anyway, that left a fair bit of wire before entering the tube on the back molar. My wire popped out frequently. One of the techs showed me how to fix things my...
by TMJJill
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Smartclip, Damon, or Cannon?
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Smartclip, Damon, or Cannon?

Really liked my Damon's, but I absolutely agree the experience, training and your confidence in the Orthodontist providing your treatment are top things to consider.
by TMJJill
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Running out of food choices
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Running out of food choices

Smoothies to get some fruit and veggies in. My Orthodontist recommended them regularly.
by TMJJill
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another Milestone
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Another Milestone

Wow, both of you make me feel very blessed. I got mine off last September and got the all clear to go from 24/7 with my upper and lower Essix to wearing them nighttime only at the one month mark. I've been pleased with that. I have a modified upper Essix I wear on my upper at night. My orthodontist ...
by TMJJill
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First post-braces cleaning yesterday... youch!
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: First post-braces cleaning yesterday... youch!

No problems here either. I didn't need much done though. I did have regular cleanings throughout my treatment though.
by TMJJill
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics question
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Elastics question

I agree with the others. I was in multiple configurations during my treatment. Most, I didn't feel at all. There was one configuration that hurt quite a bit though. Whether or not I felt it, I got the results I needed over time. It is good if it isn't hurting.
by TMJJill
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite issues- advice needed please
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Bite issues- advice needed please

I wore splints before getting my braces. Towards the end of my splint treatment, my Orthodontist actually cut back the splints to expose my molars one at a time to encourage the molars to erupt. When you say it feels like your teeth that are exposed are hitting first, it could be that something like...
by TMJJill
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon wearers... Talk to me about "square" wire.
Replies: 13
Views: 6935

Re: Damon wearers... Talk to me about "square" wire.

The square wires are much stiffer, which can lend to more pain for some. I don't recall much of an issue with my first square wires. The thicker ones took a bit more getting used to. I didn't have much problem with the square wires in general for treatment. It was when they turned into 'pokies' out ...