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by browneyedgrl
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Is 40 too old for a new grill?
Replies: 71
Views: 26563

Hi Karen, I'm with you all the way with the bangs!!! I cut bangs 2 weeks before I got my braces and within a few weeks after that I was so over it!!! Good luck with growning them out! I went in for a parent teacher conference six months ago and my daughters teacher and I were talking about age since...
by browneyedgrl
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Afraid of my electric toothbrush!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3001

My ortho gave me a sonicare flexcare toothbrush the day I got my braces on and I love it. Now that my braces are off, it's great for my lowers are where I have my bonded retainer. Don't be scared of it, just lower the setting while you're getting use to all your new hardware.

Good luck!

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by browneyedgrl
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: opera^gal's story
Replies: 681
Views: 155273

I've only wore clear, silver and grey. Grey seems to be the stronger IMO. When I had spaces to close on my lowers I always seemed to have grey powerchains.

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by browneyedgrl
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long have you have braces ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3688

My estimate was for 12 months and I ended wearing them for almost 17 months.
by browneyedgrl
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: my teeth hurt --- does Tylenol work?
Replies: 11
Views: 3949

I found that motrin worked much better than tylenol. If your over 21, a good drink works too!

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by browneyedgrl
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Top Teeth Contacting Brackets When Biting
Replies: 4
Views: 741

I had that issue in my second month of wearing braces. I had bumpers(ligs with padding) placed on my lower centrals and one of my canines and it was resolved in a couple of weeks.

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by browneyedgrl
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Great Threader
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Glide threader floss is awesome!!! I started using it when I first got my braces which I wore for almost 17 months and now I still use it will my lower bonder retainer.

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by browneyedgrl
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another ?? about impressions (or lack of)
Replies: 11
Views: 1282

My ortho didn't take any impressions either. I only had an upper impression done for my retainer. They took lots of photos and x-rays.

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by browneyedgrl
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Retainer.
Replies: 19
Views: 13293

I use glide superfloss which I used while I had my braces. I also keep a travel pic in my bag as well.

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by browneyedgrl
Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Is 40 too old for a new grill?
Replies: 71
Views: 26563

Hi Karen,

I got my braces off 3 months ago after wearing them for almost 17 months. I'm now in the good ole retention phase.

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by browneyedgrl
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Cracks on my essix, should I replace?
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

I agree with Switchblades. It's definitely worth replacing for a minimal fee than going through treatment again.

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by browneyedgrl
Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Retainer.
Replies: 19
Views: 13293

I had my lower bonded placed 3 months ago, and it's great!!! It's attached from 3-3 on all 6 teeth. The only issue that I have is that it takes alittle longer to floss.

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by browneyedgrl
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regrets on ceramic?
Replies: 13
Views: 3368

Jeff, That is the right pic and that was within a few hours after my braces were placed. My ortho didn't charge extra for ceramics, which I was grateful for. I hardly ate pasta sauce once I started wearing powerchains because I couldn't stand the orangy color. I just started cooking some of my favor...
by browneyedgrl
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regrets on ceramic?
Replies: 13
Views: 3368

I never had any issues with my ceramics! I wore metals way back when. I only had ceramics on my upper social 8 and was wire tied from the very beginning. I'm a coffee drinker and I couldn't deal with stained ligs. Once I started wearing powerchains was a different story, I would go in to have them c...
by browneyedgrl
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Is 40 too old for a new grill?
Replies: 71
Views: 26563

Hi Karen, Welcome to AW!!! 40 is never to old!!! First of all, it's the new 30!!! I was braced for the second time in January 2008, three months shy of my 40th birthday!!! This is great that you're doing this for you!!! Good luck with your treatment and hopefully Phil will be joining the gang soon!!...