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by HeyTeach
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Only 5 Aligners Left!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 802

wow, that's a lot. I'm on 4 of 6 uppers and going to #5 tonight at bedtime. I have brackets on my lowers and prefer them as they are less of a hassle in general. So you've done a major job! Congratulations and best of luck for a smooth finish.
by HeyTeach
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: is orbitz gum ok?
Replies: 1
Views: 940

no, very sticky to the plastic.
by HeyTeach
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Invisaligner Crossing Over
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

I have invisalign uppers and brackets lower. I only have two trays to go so we'll see how the end result is, but I'm willing to do some bracketed finishing if warranted, but I don't want more trays as they are very restrictive to be effective.
by HeyTeach
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting used to headgear
Replies: 43
Views: 9027

Wow way to go! Back in the days before cable, a kid with headgear was a great asset to the family as TV reception was better when you hooked him up to the antenna circuit. Just wondering if your cell range is better? (lol, joking...no dude don't pound me...arrrrrggggghhhhh)
by HeyTeach
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Last aligner and teeth not straight :(
Replies: 9
Views: 4885

I'm on tray 4 of 6. Just had adjustment # 3 today. Al lis going well I'm told. However, if I am not pleased at the end of tray 6 it ismy intention to go metal and not keep on with invisalign. It is not more comfortable just differently uncomfortable. And I don''t care if it is not noticable. It is a...
by HeyTeach
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie due to get braces top and bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 929

There is another UKer named Mark going through the process right now. His story is on the Our Stories thread. Forget about being geek of the week, and focus on doing something for your overall health. That's what counts.
by HeyTeach
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anybody have a problem with yellow teeth in braces?
Replies: 17
Views: 7202

At 50+ my teeth are far from pearly white. However, I keep em clean and shiny, and will whiten when the brackets come off. Care as best you can, and ask your ortho or tech what they suggest.
by HeyTeach
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Tray three
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Just wanted to add after a few days, although these aligners feel smooth, the edges can certainly irritate the insides of your mouth just as much as any bracket or wire.
by HeyTeach
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many times do you guys brush in a day??
Replies: 20
Views: 2508

3-4 x a day

after breakfast lunch dinner and before bed if I've had something other than water since last brushing, and then I'll do a fluoride treatment.
by HeyTeach
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Tray three
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Tray three

The first two trays were installed at the ortho's office because both came with work: a button or a dib of reprox. But tray three was on my own. I decided to put it in at bed time. It was quite tight, and remains so today, but the fact that I slept undisturbed meant I got 6 hours work done without t...
by HeyTeach
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone talk for a living?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1475

high school teacher...yuppers, just what everyone has said. Slow down, hydrate, and get used to it.
by HeyTeach
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 39
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

life starts at 50...every thing before is just preliminary...ENJOY! (I hope you got a 50th b-day tat, Kiwi :D )
by HeyTeach
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone else like playing with their hooks??
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

um no, but that's ok. really. btw, KK, is that a dancing tube of toothpaste? or do I need my glasses rx changed?? or is it just Monday?? and I'm imagining all this, but it's not really happening.
by HeyTeach
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Using a retainer to straigten teeth?
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

you said" I have done a little research about invisalign and am a bit apprehensive about it since I have read many stories about how they don't work, are more expensive, cause other problems/lisp.Also, although I am feeling self concious about braces, I would almost rather have real braces because t...
by HeyTeach
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: self ligating braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

Self ligating brackets have little clip gates that hold in and lock down the arch wire without use of elastic ligatures, so if you wanted funky colors, you don't really want to go with self ligating. There are several brands, mine are GAC Inovation R, Damon makes some etc. They tend to be smaller th...