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by MsViola
Tue May 20, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 41 and just getting started
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Good luck on your journey.

P.S. - If you are careful you can still eat jelly beans with braces :D
I still eat gummy bears......but I would deny it in front of my Ortho :wink:
by MsViola
Tue May 20, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How are you paying for your braces?
Replies: 91
Views: 11034

Wow!!! :shock: We really want our teeth fixed!!!! :D

mwp21: Most insurance companies don't cover adults. My husband state job happened to offer it. I had already started the process when the company changed dental plans. I was very suprised they covered adults.
by MsViola
Tue May 20, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you visit the hygienist/dentist for a cleaning
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Oh yeah! The Crest Prohealth mouth wash and toothpaste seem to help reduce plaque buildup. It is somewhat pricey but may be money well spent.
by MsViola
Tue May 20, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you visit the hygienist/dentist for a cleaning
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

I have problems with plague accumulating on my bottom teeth. Even though I have the Sonicare toothbrush and "christmas tree" brushes, I have my teeth cleaned every 4 months. Prior to getting braced I went every 6 months for cleaning. I have to pay for one cleaning a year, since my dental plan only c...
by MsViola
Tue May 20, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: SPACERS!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2048

Good luck on the spacers. I am glad you only have 5 days left. I had them for 27 days. It was the hardest part for me............life is much better now. Hopefully you will have an easy ride the rest of the way! :lol:
by MsViola
Tue May 20, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Want braces off - contract stopping me!
Replies: 10
Views: 9787

If I were you I would: 1) Go to the dentist for a good cleaning (it really does help). If possible have them x-ray your teeth to make sure you don't have other things such as cavities causing you pain, 2) Remember why you got the braces in the first place....apparently they were needed. Do you reall...
by MsViola
Mon May 19, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: they make me want to scream
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Throw caution to the wind, forget the pillow! Scream out loud!! The reaction you get will take your mind of your braces. :-#)

I totally understand how you feel. Keep your spirits up!
by MsViola
Mon May 19, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 16 month anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 746

16 month anniversary

I made it a year and a half :-)o At the rate I am going I probably will have at least 18 months (the Ortho says maybe longer) to go. Anyway.............I am proud I made it this far!!!! Ok, I am "Stuck on Stupid" !!! :? It has only been 16 months. I can't count............and I play the viola :oops:...
by MsViola
Mon May 19, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How are you paying for your braces?
Replies: 91
Views: 11034

I am glad to say that my plans went better than expected and I was able to pay of my braces in April, 8 months early. :jump: That almost makes up for having to wear them, possibly 8 months longer than originally planned :cry:
by MsViola
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Has anyone had wisdom teeth removed while having braces on?
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Yes, I had 2 wisdom teeth and 2 pre-molars removed after being in braces for 11 months. Since this was my first time ever having an extraction I can't tell you if having braces made it harder. After the first week I was pretty much back to normal.

Good luck on your journey!
by MsViola
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: the free Waterpik in my kitchen
Replies: 9
Views: 1300

I don't mean to be critical :) .............but :yuck: !! Hopefully you will get a real waterpik soon.
by MsViola
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 595796

sorry for the double post :D
by MsViola
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 595796

You are wearing my favorite color!! I was initially afraid of what people would not take me serious in the professional setting if I had colored powerchains. One day the Ortho assistant told me to just try a color. She promised to personally change them if I didn't like it. I tried it and now I am a...
by MsViola
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I just got out of my Wisdom teeth surgery!
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Keep the faith! It will get better soon!! Do whatever it takes to keep comfortable. I had 2 premolars, and 2 wisdom teeth removed 12/28/07 (after having braces for nearly year). After a "not so good" week, life was back to normal.

You are on your way, good luck!
by MsViola
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: March Braces Poll
Replies: 27
Views: 27811

An office close to home or work was the selling point for me. I have very little time and need to be able to get in and out quickly. I only have a 5 minute drive from my office which means I can get there quickly for emergencies or come in on short notice when someone cancels. I am so blessed to hav...