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by xanidu2012
Mon May 20, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the purpose for.......
Replies: 6
Views: 927

what's the purpose for.......

I just left my Orthodontist office and had a bottom wire change from round to rectangular. My ortho wasn't there but left the wire change instructions. Some of the regular staff wasn't there either. The assistant who changed out wire had no explanation. :( Can some one here enlighten me as to the pu...
by xanidu2012
Thu May 16, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you brush/floss/rinse in a day?
Replies: 20
Views: 1780

Re: How often do you brush/floss/rinse in a day?

Im a stay at home mom so I brush and rinse several times a day and floss before bed.
by xanidu2012
Thu May 16, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does everyone here have bands on their molars?
Replies: 23
Views: 1930

Re: Does everyone here have bands on their molars?

I do. I do. Hurt when I first got braced. Only problem I have is I have a very hard time flossing between them :lol:
by xanidu2012
Thu May 16, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain/rubber bands until the bitter end
Replies: 7
Views: 3068

Re: Pain/rubber bands until the bitter end

Ooooooo the suspense!!!!!! :crazy: Did you get debanded??????? :D
by xanidu2012
Thu May 16, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Over 50's club ?
Replies: 75
Views: 14990

Re: Over 50's club ?

Hello over 50s. Haven't been in the forum lately got caught up schooling my 5yo son. Have a moment and just wanted to check in. How's everybody's brace journey? Mine is going very well. Im in "zebra" elastics now and wearing them 24-7 changing them out every time I eat/brush/floss. See a lot of move...
by xanidu2012
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

Re: Elastics Dilemma

Was told to wear mine all the time and only remove to eat, brush, floss. I don't want to go past my "sentence" time :lol: My ortho even made elastics fun by giving me 5/16th size elastics in colors (they're called Moose) :lol:
by xanidu2012
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your dental hygiene sins
Replies: 21
Views: 1755

Re: Confess your dental hygiene sins

Before braces:
Ate anything and everything sugary
Brushed 2 times (am/pm)
Never flossed.

After braces:
Lose count of how often I brush
Flossing (am/pm)
Regular dental check-ups
Change out toothbrushes regularly

Wow! Braces the 2nd time around priceless. :lol:
by xanidu2012
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can someone with metal brackets chew sugarless gum
Replies: 14
Views: 1455

Re: Can someone with metal brackets chew sugarless gum

Not me. No way. Bad enough getting food unstuck. Not going to even try gum.
by xanidu2012
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I the oldest in active treatment?
Replies: 22
Views: 1942

Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

I just turned 51 on 21st of march. In my braces 10 months. Sentenced to 24 months.
by xanidu2012
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Great News!
Replies: 19
Views: 1385

Re: Great News!

Congratulations :jump:
by xanidu2012
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: True or False
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: True or False

For me its true. When I drink something hot my braces tighten up
by xanidu2012
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone actually have traditional metal braces anymore
Replies: 144
Views: 8450

Re: Does anyone actually have traditional metal braces anymo

I've been braced now for 10 months. I've got metal uppers and lowers. I love my braces especially since I can have fun changing colors with the ligs. Just getting used to the elastics. And they are a good conversation starter. :tingrin:
Just call me brace face. :jump:
by xanidu2012
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: zebra elastics
Replies: 12
Views: 4364

Re: zebra elastics

Im getting used to these elastics. This is my 2nd go round with braces and I never had elastics this early in the game. I was told to wear them 24/7 except to remove to eat, then brush and put them back in. Well friends I've been sick this entire week and elastic wearing/changing was not in the pict...
by xanidu2012
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sleeping with braces
Replies: 23
Views: 8308

Re: Sleeping with braces

Ewwwww know that feening and its worse with elastics
by xanidu2012
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: zebra elastics
Replies: 12
Views: 4364

Re: zebra elastics

I am. Can't keep going like this :(