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by arciedee
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Step one is almost done!
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Step one is almost done!

Went in for my second follow-up appointment with the Carriere distalizers. The bad news is that I won't go back for another 5+ weeks, but the good news is... when I do go back they'll take these things off my teeth! Woo-hoo!!! I'm a little bummed that I won't be out of the distalizers before my birt...
by arciedee
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: BAD ABOUT WEARING ELASTICS!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2233

Re: BAD ABOUT WEARING ELASTICS!!

My ortho told me to try to wear mine (class II) while eating and to only take them out for brushing, but I'd check with your ortho about his/her recommendations. There seem to be different schools of thought on whether elastics should be worn while eating and I think some of it depends on what the e...
by arciedee
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Foodie with BRACESat 46...better late than never for my bite
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: Foodie with BRACESat 46...better late than never for my

Another foodie here! The past few weeks have been horrendously obnoxious. Eating just does not offer the same enjoyment as it usually does. I guess I didn't realize exactly how much chewy food I enjoyed... sigh. Keeping my fingers crossed that all this pain and headache will mean a foodie future tha...
by arciedee
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wearing elastic rubber bands - I like it - Weird?
Replies: 27
Views: 9955

Re: Wearing elastic rubber bands - I like it - Weird?

I sort of enjoyed the elastics the first couple weeks I had them (I'm not in braces, but in Carriere distalizers). After the first couple days I got to the point where I loved changing them and feeling that snug feeling again (I also sleep with a heavy comforter even in the summer and I love the lea...
by arciedee
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can anyone give me tips on Invisalign vs traditional braces
Replies: 11
Views: 1268

Re: Can anyone give me tips on Invisalign vs traditional bra

If the ortho feels that you can achieve the desired results with either method, then I think it's really a matter of personal preference. I know the general consensus in this thread is that traditional braces are preferred over Invisalign. For a voice on the opposite side, I'm choosing the Invisalig...
by arciedee
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic pain!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

Re: Elastic pain!!!

Apparently I was in the throes of the worst part... things seem to be improving in the pain department. Still have some, especially since I seem to keep crashing my teeth together in weird ways, but at least that means they're moving, right? So relieved to finally be adapting to this new phase of tr...
by arciedee
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic pain!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

Elastic pain!!!

I'm not sure if anyone else here is in Carriere distalizers, though those with braces and elastics might be able to relate. I got the distalizers put on about a month ago and things were going relatively swimmingly... some soreness the first couple days and again two weeks later when I switched from...
by arciedee
Sat May 25, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do you choose an orthodontist?
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: How do you choose an orthodontist?

Like Safetysquirrel, I was set on Invisalign, so I started my search on their website and found a provider near me with the highest classification Invisalign provided. Unlike Safetysquirrel, I will be proceeding with Invisalign, though I am starting with a fixed appliance and elastics, so I guess I'...
by arciedee
Thu May 23, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dos and Don'ts for Unbraced People Embracing Braced People
Replies: 122
Views: 25367

Re: Dos and Don'ts for Unbraced People Embracing Braced Peop

Love the responses here! I think we can all relate to the: "But I never noticed your teeth were [crooked, buck-teeth, out of line, whatever]." For one thing, it's a bunch of bull and for another, I'm not doing it for you. So ha! Honestly most people have been very supportive. Do say, "Oh, you'll be ...
by arciedee
Wed May 22, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How Did You Decide Which Orthodontic Treatment Was For You?
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: How Did You Decide Which Orthodontic Treatment Was For Y

Hm... well, I had been intrigued with the Invisalign thing since I'd first heard of it. I liked the idea of having "invisible" correction and being able to brush and floss normally, so that's what I pursued. My first consult was with a general dentist who felt that I was a very simple case, so almos...
by arciedee
Mon May 20, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My ortho is better than your ortho...
Replies: 19
Views: 1521

Re: My ortho is better than your ortho...

Mine is probably cool if you're the age of 11: play castle, SPAMS, Disney channel on all the TVs. For me, I mostly end up feeling old. But my ortho is a cool guy (with two doctorates, two board certifications, and a teaching gig in the city). He and I can joke around and the people that work there a...
by arciedee
Mon May 20, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not sure whether to go a head with treatment
Replies: 15
Views: 1140

Re: Not sure whether to go a head with treatment

I think second thoughts are totally normal! Heck, I thought I was 100% decided and had no doubts, but the couple days before I had my distalizers & LLA cemented on I started having them and wondered if I was doing the right thing. I even had a nightmare about it the night before my appointment! The ...
by arciedee
Mon May 13, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you brush/floss/rinse in a day?
Replies: 20
Views: 1764

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

Brush: Three times a day (morning, after lunch, before bed) Floss: Once a day (before bed... unless I forget, then morning... but it takes so long now with the Carriere in that I am much better about doing it at night) Rinse: Only when I feel like I need to... I've been drinking more water with my m...
by arciedee
Tue May 07, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My intro - Carriere distalizer and Invisalign
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: My intro - Carriere distalizer and Invisalign

Thanks Chicken! Only 36 (or so) hours to go before the Carriere distalizers go on and I'm starting to get nervous for the first time in this process. The unknown is starting to freak me out! Ack! Part of me wants Thursday to hurry up and get here so we can get on with it and part of me wonders what ...
by arciedee
Fri May 03, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 108929

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Where are you located? (city, state) Southern New Hampshire 2. How much are you paying for your braces? $6050 3. What kind of braces do you have? (ceramic, metal) Carriere distalizer followed by Invisalign 4. What is your estimated time in braces? 18-24 months (3-6 for Carriere, 12-18 for Invisal...