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by kathydell
Tue May 13, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What type of brackets do you have, and do you get ulcers?
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: What type of brackets do you have, and do you get ulcers

Tooth colored ceramics on both top & bottom but I don't know the brand. In terms of the sores, I didn't get them before the braces but I get them on & off now. Quite a few in the beginning of course. Now, usually only the first couple days after either a new wire or a new rubber band configuration. ...
by kathydell
Mon May 12, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32982

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I love this thread. Djspeece you reminded me about that occasional cigar - okay, maybe it's more than occiasional (like at least once a month) and I'm a girl. What's your favorite? My new favorites are Rocky Patel anythings. Also, I just remembered that I held the flashlight while my fiance trimmed ...
by kathydell
Mon May 12, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and husband
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Braces and husband

Totally agree with just asking. I had the limited kissing thing in the beginning too but I solved it by taking matters into my own hands. Our passionate kisses turned into little pecks and it drove me crazy. So, when he would do that, I would sort of pull him back in and give him a much better smooc...
by kathydell
Mon May 12, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rescheduling appointments (mini-rant)
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Rescheduling appointments (mini-rant)

Ugh. You hit on the ONLY thing I find frustrating about my ortho's office. I totally love them but this is such a challenge. I lost a month early on because I got out of a meeting late and there was a huge accident on the freeway. Despite my crying to the receptionist, I was stuck waiting over 3 1/2...
by kathydell
Wed May 07, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces going on in 3 days
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Braces going on in 3 days

Congrats! I got them at 47 and I had a lot of the same concerns. Honestly, most people don't notice. You might even find yourself getting annoyed that nobody notices. And, most of the people who do notice ask me questions and say they've always wanted to do it but were too afraid. I have my moments ...
by kathydell
Wed May 07, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Do You Miss Eating Most?
Replies: 24
Views: 1398

Re: What Do You Miss Eating Most?

I was just thinking this morning the thing I think I miss the most is a good makeout session LOL. Can still kiss with the braces but not those steamy makeout kisses. Come on August!
by kathydell
Tue May 06, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Biting into food??
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Biting into food??

Sandwiches (and things in a wrap like a burrito) are the only things I try not to eat in front of other people. Not because I can't but because I'm trying to spare them the grossness! I just never found a way to successfully navigate that one even after all this time. If I'm in a lunch meeting and I...
by kathydell
Tue May 06, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chain pain, botheration
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Power chain pain, botheration

Hahaha. Me too Sunshineray! I've had powerchains and elastics almost the whole way through. Now I feel naked without them!
by kathydell
Thu May 01, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is there still hope???
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

Re: Is there still hope???

It's never too late to start! I highly recommend a Waterpik too! I love mine and it makes it so much easier and faster. I can't avoid the other steps but I really love the results and I always get As from the ortho's office on hygiene.
by kathydell
Thu May 01, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Slow Progression
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Slow Progression

I love TMJJill's advice. At each appointment I always ask the ortho "what do you hope to accomplish this time around?". That really helps us have a conversation about what she's doing and what I should (and more importantly, shouldn't) expect for the next few weeks or months. I have found it really ...
by kathydell
Thu May 01, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who has gotten clear powerchains??
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Who has gotten clear powerchains??

Just stay away from cherries, curry and green mouthwash and you'll be fine. I do coffee and black tea through a straw so you could do that too but I don't think it really matters. I just started doing that on day 1 so I feel taboo if I don't.
by kathydell
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32982

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

Doritos! Okay, and maybe some popcorn in the last two weeks.
by kathydell
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who has gotten clear powerchains??
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Who has gotten clear powerchains??

I got clear in the beginning all the time until I shifted to silver. How close is your adjustment to the wedding date? I would suggest that could be a driver of your decision. I found the clear to look really good for the first 1-2 weeks and then start to deteriorate pretty quickly after that. They ...
by kathydell
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Surgery ???
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Surgery ???

THANK YOU sooooo much Boodles8. I had the surgery on Friday and thanks to your recommendation, I didn't barf! I had scopolamine patch written on a sticky note and when I went to change into the gown, the anesthetist came over to do the pre-surgery stuff and saw the note. When I came out he asked me ...
by kathydell
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Surgery ???
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Surgery ???

Wow. Really, really helpful advice. Thank you so much.