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by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My braces story at 24 yrs old!
Replies: 35
Views: 4729

Re: My braces story at 24 yrs old!

It was too late to edit the post so here are some photos:

On the day I got top braces on:
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The tongue spinner/habit appliance:
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1 month progress:
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by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What reactions have you had about your braces?
Replies: 28
Views: 1793

Re: What reactions have you had about your braces?

At first there were a lot of fuzz about it especially in my workplace. Most of my co-teachers kept on teasing me because I'm on my early twenties and I have only got them now. Yes, it's a thing for teens here where I live. Then my students noticed it, especially the change in my pronunciation (the ...
by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Torture in the form of the Transpalatal Arch
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Torture in the form of the Transpalatal Arch

I'm so sorry you're in pain...it really isn't fun. Hopefully by now things have gotten somewhat better for you. I have a tongue spinner but one part of it is similar to the transpalatal arch but it sits a bit lower in my mouth (not rubbing against my palette). It hurt my tongue for at least two week...
by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Mouthwash vs no Mouthwash
Replies: 22
Views: 1619

Re: Mouthwash vs no Mouthwash

Oh man I just bought a litre of this Oral-B pro-health mouthwash, thinking the extra fluoride would be good, and now I see it has Cetyl Pyridinium Chloride..... I don't want brown stains on my teeth :( :( Does it happen to everyone who uses it? It says it is preventable with proper brushing...
by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The frustration of waiting....
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: The frustration of waiting....

I know how you feel. It was a few months between my first consult and my braces going on... I had to see a periodental specialist, then I had moulds taken for an appliance to be made, had to wait 6 weeks, got the appliance in (tongue spinner), then braces didn't go on until 3 weeks after that. I was...
by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?
Replies: 25
Views: 1748

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

I'm only going every 6 months but in the meantime I brush three times a day, use a fluoride mouthwash and inter-dental brushes and floss and tooth mousse ! So much time and effort but I'm scared of getting white spots.
by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Going out for meals?
Replies: 22
Views: 1043

Re: Going out for meals?

I've gotten really good at eating with my back teeth. Basically I completely avoid biting into food with my front teeth. At least if any food gets stuck on the side brackets they're aren't noticeable when you talk. I also think about what I order... for example I wouldn't get something that is awkwa...
by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Freshly Braced!
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Freshly Braced!

How exciting, you've started your braces journey. If you have having trouble chewing just stock up on yummy things you love but that are soft. Yoghurt, ricotta cheese, fruit puree, etc.
by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Crooked teeth for 26 years
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Crooked teeth for 26 years

Hi, I have just gotten my braces on too !
The first two days were the hardest... I felt so self-conscious. But my teeth have always been crooked and I can't wait to see the end result. It will be worth it !
by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32982

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I have been pulling really hard on certain teeth, trying to give them an extra push into the direction they need to move... at first I thought I might break a bracket but it turns out they're really strong !
by aussietrumpeter
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My braces story at 24 yrs old!
Replies: 35
Views: 4729

My braces story at 24 yrs old!

Hi everyone, I am just getting started with my braces but am excited to share the journey with you :D I'm a 24 year old high school teacher from Australia. I've had crooked teeth since my adult teeth came in... my parents wanted me to get braces as a teenager but as I was a keen trumpet player (and ...