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by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9268

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

Second adjustment today! The ortho said I have a stronger steel wire on the bottom and I think a 16x22 wire on top with some extra pressure on the last 2 teeth that need to straighten out more (a canine and incisor next to each other). At the next adjustment in 5 weeks, we will start to close the ga...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ...And they're off!
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: ...And they're off!

Hooray! Similar to you I have an edge to edge bite and a canine in crossbite at the start - you give me hope! Amazing what braces can do!!
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 56
Views: 9548

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Oh with the first one (done on a Monday) I kept my face so still, put a note on my door at work that I couldn’t talk all week, and even called the dr to ask if I was allowed to smile after 5 days :lol: of course I was! Maybe like 4-5 days after you should be good? I think the most critical healing p...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 56
Views: 9548

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Glad to hear it went smoothly! Enjoy some ice cream ;)
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9268

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

First adjustment today! And I had just gotten to the stage where I forgot I had braces on sometimes 😂 They put in thicker 16 wires. A few of my teeth really did not enjoy the pressure of putting the new ties on, but so far I have just a small amount of pressure all around my mouth but no major pain....
by Meowmeowbeans2
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tartar plaque around brackets
Replies: 18
Views: 1874

Re: Tartar plaque around brackets

Since this thread is relevant, I thought I'd add my question here! When/how do you use the interdental brushes in your cleaning routine? Once I noticed the white line under the wire, I've been waterpiking, brushing, scrubbing around all the brackets with the interdental brush using the toothpaste al...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 56
Views: 9548

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

I also had gum taken from my top molars - you can’t even tell now because it healed smooth!
by Meowmeowbeans2
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 56
Views: 9548

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

The procedure itself is quick for one tooth - like 30min from numbing to leaving! The worst pain I thought was the numbing wearing off and transitioning to the 600mg Ibprofrin. As long as you stay on a pain meds schedule, doesn’t hurt at all - I did the 600mg for 2-3 days for pain/swelling preventio...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 56
Views: 9548

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

I had my grafts done prior to braces, and now I go to perio for checkups each 3 months while I’m in braces.
by Meowmeowbeans2
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.

I had two gum grafts to thicken the tissue before braces - it’s really not too bad! Avoid talking for a day or two and eat soft foods the first week and you’ll be fine!
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ok to waterpik twice a day?
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

Ok to waterpik twice a day?

I’ve had braces almost a month now, and I’ve settled into a routine of waterpiking before brushing both morning and night. I just love how clean my mouth feels with the combo, and then I know no breakfast is stuck in my braces before heading to work. I’m wondering if there’s anything bad about water...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tartar plaque around brackets
Replies: 18
Views: 1874

Re: Tartar plaque around brackets

I’m scheduled for a 4 month cleaning cycle for now!

Also had to share - tartar is now considered useful for archaeology! http://on.theatln.tc/lB3VDFX 😂
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tartar plaque around brackets
Replies: 18
Views: 1874

Re: Tartar plaque around brackets

I caved today and got interdental brushes to scrub around each bracket... I think there’s a white line forming behind the wire on two lower incisors where I wasn’t quite brushing with my toothbrush or blasting with waterpik. I also grabbed the purple zero alcohol Listerine for more fluoride! What el...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?
Replies: 29
Views: 2299

Re: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?

I can’t NOT floss! I can literally feel the difference in my mouth between going to bed having flossed vs. not having flossed. The bacteria has a buffet to feast on between your teeth if if you don’t floss/waterpik - so without flossing my mouth tastes worse and has more plaque built up when I wake ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9268

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

2 weeks in and feels pretty normal to be in braces already! I’m noticing spaces opening up between my premolars and canines - gaps aren’t visible but when I floss there’s no resistance to slide between my teeth, crazy! Those are the teeth most sore as most are being tilted out plus a lower premolar ...