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by MsViola
Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I notice more people with Braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 2812

Ditto, to all the replies. I am always on the lookout now :D. I make a point to talk to adults in braces. It is fun comparing "notes". It is weird that people I used to think had "nice" teeth have issues too.
by MsViola
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where do you put your stuff?
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Pfect: My mother would die :yikes:
She won't even let people wash their hands in the kitchen sink. Spitting would be out of the question :)
by MsViola
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where do you put your stuff?
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Bellita: I use the disposable cups to rinse and mix my salt water rinses in. Smiley: As far as toothbrushes go I AM OCD : :) . I currently have: Sonicare (home), (2 )battery operated toothbrush (office/home), Water pik and regular toothbrushes (home, office, purse, car and travel bag). Needless to s...
by MsViola
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where do you put your stuff?
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

A: I am not going to laugh at your self proclaimed obsessive behaviors. We all have at least one. Although I keep my items in a basket, I am very particular about making sure my toothbrushes are covered at all times. The thought of bathroom "germs" getting on something that goes in my mouth sickens ...
by MsViola
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where do you put your stuff?
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

I keep my supplies in a cute basket. The waterpik, Sonicare and bottle(s) of mouthwash sit on the counter along with my disposable cups. It sounds like a lot but there is plenty of room on the vanity so it doesn't look messy. P.S. - I keep all this stuff in the guest bathroom instead of the master b...
by MsViola
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces OFF! Pictures and some Questions, PLEASE LOOK!
Replies: 15
Views: 11350

Congrats on the removal!!! Try not to worry too much about your gums. If it doesn't get better it can be fixed. My gums are very healthy, but I have 4 very "puffy" looking areas (both sides of 2 teeth) which actually come down below the bracket. It is not painful, but I don't like it. My Ortho says ...
by MsViola
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ripped off?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Wow! Sorry to hear you are having such a rotten time. What does your contract say about treatment length, extra fees, etc?? Since your ortho insurance will pay, you might be better off finishing your treatment with another ortho. Maybe you should check around and see what can be worked out. Good Luck!
by MsViola
Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: An imposter in our midst
Replies: 26
Views: 3852

Broken Arrow, Ok. - I have been through there many times. I knew it was a "itty bitty" place but who would think someone would be bored enough to do such a silly thing.
by MsViola
Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just Braced - EXTREMELY UNHAPPY. HEEEELP!!!!
Replies: 73
Views: 11259

Good for you Elle! I am sorry to hear your first Ortho turned out to be a real "Dud". If you think you will be unhappy with the ceramics he offers go for all metal (unless he strongly suggest you don't). Most people won't care or notice and after a short period of time you won't care either. Have yo...
by MsViola
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: An imposter in our midst
Replies: 26
Views: 3852

Thanks for the warning.

It was exciting to talk to you last week (black folding mirror vs purple folding mirror, & brace comfort covers). It dawned on me as I was hanging up who "Lynn" is :shock:

Take Care!!
by MsViola
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just Braced - EXTREMELY UNHAPPY. HEEEELP!!!!
Replies: 73
Views: 11259

Elle: I can tell you wrote this post in the hopes of getting support from fellow wearers. I hope to do just that. Altnough we were able to get "used " to and even like our brackets I respect the fact that it may not happen for you. However, I hope you will give it a little time. I am glad I did. Eit...
by MsViola
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Comfort covers for braces
Replies: 12
Views: 6514

Comfort covers for braces

Has anyone tried the comfort covers for braces now available at DentaKit.com? I just got mine in the mail today. I think they may be workable once I get used to them. It will take some time to get them cut down to where they feel right. I liked the way they made my brackets feel smooth. However, I m...
by MsViola
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: How much wax is enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 3788

Use all the wax you need. I go for days without using it and then I have to "hit the wax" again :P . I made the mistake of trying to be tough and ended up with a oral sore - not good! I try to remember to get wax at the ortho each time I go. I keep some on the night stand, in my purse, in the bathro...
by MsViola
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dirty brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

I should have been clearer. What I should have asked is are you saying that your teeth were decalcifying just because you had plaque around your brackets.
by MsViola
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spacer wedged in gum
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

Emmy: I know your pain :soremouth: I have had it happen 3 (yes 3 times). Twice the assistant could not get it out and the Ortho had to "dig" it out. Yes, it HURT!!! I am so glad I am through with spacers. The advice about rinsing with peroxide is good. Also, warm "very weak" salt water rinses help. ...