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by beckyboo0205
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tips for brushing?
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Tips for brushing?

Yeah I just bought a super basic "dental kit" from the grocery store that had a dentist mirror and 2 scrapers that are kinda curved at the end. 1 is really pointed at the end and the other is more of a flattened piece.
by beckyboo0205
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tips for brushing?
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Tips for brushing?

I had a similar problem I think. According to sirwired's description, mine was/is tartar buildup. It was only on the front few bottom teeth. I thought I was brushing good then a little after I got my braces put on, I was really looking closely and "AHH what's that!" The proxibrushes didn't work real...
by beckyboo0205
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My feet are getting cold
Replies: 15
Views: 839

Re: My feet are getting cold

You are not being silly, you are being a normal adult! I mean, who wants to REALLY get braces!? EVERYONE I think feels the same way before they get their braces on. It sounded like a good idea at some point, but then you get close and start freaking out a little and forgetting why you wanted to do i...
by beckyboo0205
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone have problems with front teeth gap closing?
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Anyone have problems with front teeth gap closing?

Mine was a little stubborn to close. I was in powerchains for a while and it was probably about your size. Finally, my orthodontist used this elastic string he called "Zing String" and wrapped it around my front four teeth and that closed it the last millimeter-ish overnight. I'm not really sure how...
by beckyboo0205
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 33741

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

And, I'm seriously considering eating some corn-on-the-cob on the 4th of July. Seriously, how bad can it be?!?!? Famous last words!! :GapToothed: OWW Yeah that may be dangerous! I doubt you'll break anything but you are going to have to RUN TO THE MIRROR!!! I was shocked the first time I ate corn c...
by beckyboo0205
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dirty molars/teeth
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

Re: Dirty molars/teeth

Could it just be staining from the mouthwash? I had this with a different mouthwash earlier. I just noticed it on my molars. I looked up that mouthwash and this was a "Side effect": Brown staining of the teeth. This is not permanent and can largely be avoided by brushing the teeth before using the m...
by beckyboo0205
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Beckyboo in Braces
Replies: 186
Views: 29015

Re: Beckyboo in Braces

Well, It's sure been long enough so I guess I'll update my story. I ended by saying that I'd have my x-ray to check out progress or whatever it is they check. Well, that didn't happen... because *cue the dramatic triumphant music* I found out I was pregnant a few days later! So today I am 15 months,...
by beckyboo0205
Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow!
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow!

I'm just agreeing with the OW OW OW OW OW. My mouth THROBBED after my first rectangle wire. That was the worst pain I had from any adjustment.
by beckyboo0205
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: OCD and Mismatched Braces
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: OCD and Mismatched Braces

I have a thing with things always needing to match. I hate mismatched stuff or uneven spacing or lopsided stuff.

But I have clear on top and metal on the bottom and it hasn't ever bothered me!
by beckyboo0205
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newly braced - a few travelling concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Newly braced - a few travelling concerns

And don't even worry about flossing your teeth during the festival! 1) you'll need a mirror... 2) just do it later at night or whenever... before or after the fun.
by beckyboo0205
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newly braced - a few travelling concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Newly braced - a few travelling concerns

Bring along a little kit that has a toothbrush and some toothpaste. You should be able to get your hands on some bottled water to brush. I wouldn't even worry too much. A few days of maybe slacking a little isn't going to kill your teeth. Especially with just your tops, it'll make it even easier. I ...
by beckyboo0205
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber bands
Replies: 15
Views: 7560

Re: Rubber bands

I was definitely sore for a little while after wearing them. Maybe even up to a week, but I can't remember exactly. It was mostly just on the 4 teeth that I hooked the rubber bands onto and it was nice to take them off to eat or something because I could feel the soreness let up a little. But then y...
by beckyboo0205
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How tight should your arches be?
Replies: 13
Views: 921

Re: How tight should your arches be?

Yeah kinda! On my last appointment he bent my wire some more and that tooth looks and feels right now! But in the process i think he turned my other tooth in a little! So we are definately getting there!
by beckyboo0205
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 weeks in
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: 3 weeks in

My ortho didn't do ceramic on the bottom either. I want to say he said it was because you could chip a tooth if your top teeth hit the bottom brackets like what my teeth are doing right now. But i can't remember. Plus ceramic brackets are usually bigger and those bottom teeth are smaller than the top.
by beckyboo0205
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ahh, sweet soreness...
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Ahh, sweet soreness...

Oh yeah i have the teeth hitting together pain now! My teeth haven't been sore for a while until this last adjustment.