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by Meowmeowbeans2
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: NEW member (in PAIN)
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: NEW member (in PAIN)

I can chew things on my back two teeth now... still defaulting to cutting into small bites and sticking them back there!

At tonight’s dinner, I put a lettuce leaf with a thick stem in my mouth, bit down, and thought “nope”!
by Meowmeowbeans2
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:22 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!

Haha only day 3 and I’m already back here scouting the boards for reassurance that everything I’m feeling is “normal”. I’m not chewing at all yet, just swallowing soup, scrambled eggs, and yogurt. My two crossbite teeth are killing me to the point that I can’t put my electric toothbrush on them and ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: NEW member (in PAIN)
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: NEW member (in PAIN)

I was braced Tuesday and am in the same boat! I’m taking an Advil to help me sleep but just deal with the discomfort during the day. I’m not chewing at all yet, just swallowing soup, scrambled eggs, and yogurt. My two crossbite teeth are killing me to the point that I can’t put my electric toothbrus...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Introducing myself

I just got braced Tuesday - can’t wait to be able to chew in a week, just in time for Christmas dinner!
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1844

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

The first ortho I consulted said I needed to see a periodontist before starting orthodontics. The perio pointed out 2 lower premolars where I didn’t have enough attached gum and recommended grafts on those 2 before braces so that my gum would move with tooth instead of receding more. If you notice t...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:05 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!

I guess I’ll try using Flouride mouthwash for now then! My lips barely close around my braces so I must have been sleeping with my mouth open - very dry mouth this am. My first waterpik experience last night was exciting... I can barely tell where in my mouth the water is going haha! I bought the co...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 31
Views: 8033

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

Haha so it only took me this long to figure out that there is a separate "Our Braces Stories" forum! Today was brace-day! I'm 5 hours in and feel the pressure and some cheek poking so far. I arranged to work from home tomorrow to get used to new eating and brushing routines - got my first waterpik t...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1844

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

And they’re on! No pain yet... Mostly I feel like my lips don’t know where to lay on top of them! Bite turbos are WEIRD. I would have told you my teeth were straight except like 3 of them, but now looking at bracket placement it sends that 8 have some serious rotating or tilting to do. 1 hour down, ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Electric vs Manual brishes
Replies: 17
Views: 2779

Re: Electric vs Manual brishes

My dentist, periodontist and ortho all pushed me to switch to electric this year. I got the most basic Oral B 1000 with the timer. I definitely feel like my teeth are cleaner after electric! The technique is different bc you hold it on each tooth 1-2 seconds and let the brush do the scrubbing - watc...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:17 am
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?

Hi all! I get braces next week, and this thread makes me feel like a waterpik is a must! Any specific models recommended? Overall I’m trying to prep for next week and have supplies at home. I already bought dental wax! My ortho’s website suggests: 1. Electric toothbrush with ortho head - I have Oral...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1844

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

In a magical turn of events, I started a new job this month behind me sits a woman with braces. I casually ask who her ortho is and it’s the same one I planned to use! Now I have a positive personal recommendation. Also the ortho is WALKING distance from my new office :) Also, this coworker is doing...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1844

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

I think the ortho recommending surgery is interpreting my midline shift as one side of my jaw having grown longer than the other... which would need surgical correction. I actually think my midline will be correct and perfect just by tilting some upper teeth out buccally to fix my crossbite - I.e. m...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1844

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

Are there any people who were told they needed jaw surgery who chose to just do braces? Not sure if I’m just getting cold feet or what, but today I’m freaking out that I really *need* the jaw surgery. 1 ortho said surgery and 2 others said just braces is all I need, so my first reaction was majority...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho Recommendation for 2nd Opinion in DMV Region
Replies: 32
Views: 1061

Re: Ortho Recommendation for 2nd Opinion in DMV Region

Hey - I’m also in the DMV are and would be interested to hear what orthodontist you are with and which ones you consulted. I went to Thariani and Markova and am considering checking out a few more...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1844

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

I'm in a dance show on December 16, so I vainly want to do it afterwards ;) I don't have any Christmas holiday plans since my family is doing a cruise in February as our "holiday" celebration this year, so I'll just be at home with my husband and covering work over the holidays for the folks who wan...