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by kittenpoint
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: mouth breathing
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: mouth breathing

My dentist gave me a poker chip and told me to balance it between my lips, not biting down on it with my teeth just holding it in place with my lips, to train myself to keep my mouth closed so that I would stop mouth breathing. I don't know if mouth breathing will affect your ortho work but it can c...
by kittenpoint
Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "Orthodontic Elasitcs" on Amazon... oh my.
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: "Orthodontic Elasitcs" on Amazon... oh my.

Those gap bands are bad news, they can cause problems with the gums and roots leading to big problems down the line.
by kittenpoint
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Toothbrushes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: Toothbrushes?

I have a Rota-Dent, my previous dentist had me buy that years ago from his office. I really like it because it because the head spins 360 degrees and brushes are very dense so they're not flimsy; you really have to keep your mouth closed when brushing though, the toothpaste seriously goes flying. Yo...
by kittenpoint
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What did you pay for your treatment?
Replies: 43
Views: 13957

Re: What did you pay for your treatment?

1) Don't know yet
2) 5776.00 That's after a 5% discount for paying in full
3) Invisalign
4) Gaps, 7-8mm overjet with protrusion, and a 30% overbite
by kittenpoint
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Ice Drops with Invisalign
Replies: 2
Views: 3704

Re: Ice Drops with Invisalign

I can't say for sure but since it's only one drop on your tongue it probably wouldn't discolor anything. I haven't used Ice Drops in a long while but I don't remember my tongue ever turning blue from it. You could always try it once and see.
by kittenpoint
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Anyone with Invisalign for overjet/flaring?
Replies: 3
Views: 3091

Re: Anyone with Invisalign for overjet/flaring?

My overjet is 7-8mm and she thinks Invisalign will work, though she did say that I will have elastics. Though I don't actually have any teeth that need to be rotated or a bite problem; it's all spaces and the overjet. I don't know about attachments yet as I can't start treatment until after Halloween.
by kittenpoint
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces in a few weeks. My teeth are terrible.
Replies: 32
Views: 5336

Re: Braces in a few weeks. My teeth are terrible.

They're looking great!
by kittenpoint
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Introduction - I guess
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Introduction - I guess

Thanks for all the welcomes. I got good news and possibly bad news from my last appt. I had another dentist appt. on the 8th, for a filling, and now I have a pulp cap in that tooth and that's not going to be removed until Oct 31st. Hopefully I can avoid a root canal or an extraction. :( My regular d...
by kittenpoint
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Introduction - I guess
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Introduction - I guess

I hope this is in the right spot. I'm really only posting this so my account doesn't get deleted; I signed up because I wanted to look at before and afters of situations similar to mine as well as gather more information before getting braces. I don't have braces yet though I do have a consultation ...