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by godutch
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What retainers did you have? Do you like them?
Replies: 19
Views: 4849

Re: What retainers did you have? Do you like them?

I got my braces off in November 2016. I spent a total of years in braces (switched orthodontists because of insurance) and i have vivera. I noticed they felt looser. So i put in my original essix retainer, and it was extremely tight. I love my vivera, but am also looking for other opinions as well!...
by godutch
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces in 3 days!
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Getting braces in 3 days!

HI Lala, seems like things have sped up for you, how are you getting on? I second lots of wax, I am still using it daily on some brackets. Hope things are going well! i say no wax unless you see a sore (like an ulcus or erosion), make sure the wires aren't sticking out and get them shortened when t...
by godutch
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So when do you notice things start changing?
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: So when do you notice things start changing?

Today only in my lower arch something was changed, a new configuation for the powerchain and a few hours later i am already starting to bite a bracket :evil:

When i first got wired i started noticing lines of stains on my teeth that had always managed to avoid cleaning because of crowding
by godutch
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regret tooth extraction for braces
Replies: 12
Views: 2791

Re: Regret tooth extraction for braces

I don't want to be the negative one here but I DO regret extraction of THAT tooth. If I was properly informed up on the subject, treatment options and plan and all the possible downsides of it I would refuse the specific plan that was proposed and, if REALLY necessary, would have opted for removing...
by godutch
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SK braces journey!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2170

Re: SK braces journey!!

Molar buildups sound like the worst! I shouldn't have to have them, just having an upper brace. I hope that you can manage solid food again soon! I ate some crunchy indian snack type things at work today because I got excited that my teeth weren't hurting anymore, but i forgot they would have turme...
by godutch
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regret tooth extraction for braces
Replies: 12
Views: 2791

Re: Regret tooth extraction for braces

I don't want to be the negative one here but I DO regret extraction of THAT tooth. If I was properly informed up on the subject, treatment options and plan and all the possible downsides of it I would refuse the specific plan that was proposed and, if REALLY necessary, would have opted for removing...
by godutch
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Help! 6th month or traditional
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Help! 6th month or traditional

To add to what the people above wrote: the beginning is the worst, the first days/weeks are terrible, after that you adjust, you learn and you cope. So if you do 6 months instead of 14 you experience 80% of the discomfort but less only 40% of the results (because of a slight malocclusion I had devel...
by godutch
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Front teeth uneven, Ortho won't listen!
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Front teeth uneven, Ortho won't listen!

Well I also feel it with my tongue that the teeth are in even from the back. They've never been even like the others. Either one is pushed back or the other. I just don't know what to do. The ortho says they will fix that once they remove the braces, how though? I really don't want to spend another...
by godutch
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Front teeth uneven, Ortho won't listen!
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Front teeth uneven, Ortho won't listen!

Well I also feel it with my tongue that the teeth are in even from the back. They've never been even like the others. Either one is pushed back or the other. I just don't know what to do. The ortho says they will fix that once they remove the braces, how though? I really don't want to spend another...
by godutch
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Front teeth uneven, Ortho won't listen!
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Front teeth uneven, Ortho won't listen!

Sorry the pics are not showing here are the links: http://imgur.com/U42g5uU http://imgur.com/DAKIxOk http://imgur.com/SDj6fok it's really hard to tell from these pictures but what could also be the case is that uneven wear on your teeth, your 33 is definitely much pointier than your 43 for instance
by godutch
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how did you cope wth rubber bands?
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: how did you cope wth rubber bands?

Just got my rubber bands today, and I don't know how to cope with them... the thought of changing them every time I eat (like at school) just scares me. Does anyone know how I can manage this? (Freshman in high school) eat less often (it's healthier anyway), eat, go to bathroom, clean teeth and bra...
by godutch
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any Elmex Gel equivalents in the US? High Fluoride content Toothpaste Recs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Any Elmex Gel equivalents in the US? High Fluoride content Toothpaste Recs?

As I prepare for braces, I have been researching products to use to better help with my dental health during my journey. One thing I learned about is Elmex Gel. It's a gel with a high fluoride content that helps protect against cavities and sensitivities and you brush with it once a week. However, ...
by godutch
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For Newbies: A Translation App For Ortho Visits
Replies: 18
Views: 2011

Re: For Newbies: A Translation App For Ortho Visits

Orthodontist: Daring to show a preoccupation with your appearance can be sign of confidence an be very appealing for the other sex
Translation: Don't think of putting photos of yourself in braces on Tinder, it's not gonna work mate
by godutch
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How can I get my braces off faster?
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: How can I get my braces off faster?

Anyone have advice on what they did to get their braces off faster? (like doubling up on rubber bands,etc?) I'm desperate to get them off!!!! Some medication definitively slows tooth movement most notably non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and diclofenac (paracetamol a...
by godutch
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 33010

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I eat baguettes with cured (dried) ham before getting my wires changed. The ham leaves these gross almost impossible to clean yourself sinews and the baguette breaks of brackets 8)