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by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ...And they're off!
Replies: 13
Views: 822

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: 50
Views: 8286

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: 50
Views: 8286

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: 31
Views: 8033

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: 1808

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: 50
Views: 8286

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: 50
Views: 8286

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: 50
Views: 8286

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: 955

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: 1210

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: 1808

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: 1808

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: 2227

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: 31
Views: 8033

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 ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 31
Views: 8033

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

One week in and happy to report that the beef tenderloin went down well for Christmas dinner! I’m finding that my canines and premolars are the most sore part of my mouth, since they’re getting the most pressure to tilt out towards my cheeks. I still eat everything with a knife and fork cut into lit...