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by HeyTeach
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braced tmor-TERRIFIED
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

yes, get alcohol free mouthwash, yes warm salt water rinses, yes superfloss with a stiff end to help get under wires. And remember, there is lots of food that is soft besides mashed potatoes think omlette, poached fish, think long cooked stews with soft meat and veggies, soups, bread dunked in soups...
by HeyTeach
Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Motivating my child - please help
Replies: 17
Views: 16976

My kids got better at oral hygiene when we became brushing buddies. Looking back on it now, I should have gotten braces with them not after them, but I became vigilant so that they would follow suit. It worked eventually. (their mother was not amused by my "childish" tactics, but I believe that the ...
by HeyTeach
Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2nd adjustment 3 Ibuprophin
Replies: 4
Views: 907

You got it! I think chef and I should write "The Gentle Gourmet...fine dining with soft food." And seriously, your "how to eat a slice of pizza" post awhile back sure saved my face a couple times!
by HeyTeach
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign vs. traditional braces
Replies: 10
Views: 2965

I am doing both simultaneously...metal braces lower arch, invisalign upper arch. At first I went six weeks with lower metal and got very comfortable in a few day. THen I added the first tray on the uppers and really felt disappointed. I found the invisalign less comfortable more or less. The first t...
by HeyTeach
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2nd adjustment 3 Ibuprophin
Replies: 4
Views: 907

I certainly understand about sore teeth now. Luckily I had a wonderful 3 cheese omelette for supper...not a hard thing to chew. Sitting here today, no real pain, a little sore at lunch...took it easy with soup and a tuna salad sandwich on soft bread. (so that's the reason for cheap spongy bread! I h...
by HeyTeach
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2nd adjustment 3 Ibuprophin
Replies: 4
Views: 907

2nd adjustment 3 Ibuprophin

So this morning, in the chair for 30 minutes for lower arch wire change and new longer power chain after a touch of reprox, and tray 2 Invisaligner for upper arch after a bit of reprox there. Tight, very tight, did I say tight? Front teeth lower arch tender. Talked to the ortho about the differences...
by HeyTeach
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 50 still in braces
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

HB HJ! looking forward to your Nov post. (and a hassle free thansgiving dinner to boot)
by HeyTeach
Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What? Are you kidding?
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

I've known four cases (students, recent grads, whatever) who went back in braces within a year. That's out of however many students I've taught over the years. I guess I'd be a little unnerved by the prospect but glad that it was going to get fixed under warrantee so to speak.
by HeyTeach
Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do braces make you think less clearly and alter the shape of
Replies: 21
Views: 3033

There have been no studies to my knowledge of whether or not certain modes of orthodontic treatment enhance or deter government psychotronic radiation mind control (which may be what you are experiencing). However, I'm sure that adapting the aluminum foil deflector beanie to a full head/face wrap wo...
by HeyTeach
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New Braces - Concerns re Braces Hygiene on the job
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Seriously, no one will rag him about staying clean. Fellow students will understand. A co-worker might go "what's up with that?" and the opnly answer needed is "I like to keep my teeth healthy." I'm sure he will find it just not an issue. I've been brushing after every meal/snack for years, long bef...
by HeyTeach
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm New!
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Welcome. As a high school teacher I was somewhat "dreading" what my students would say but not a one cares a bit. It is so normal-if you need them you get them- at any age now. There may be some curiousity-what are you having done?, how much longer? but those are general interest questions same as w...
by HeyTeach
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Should I Go For It?
Replies: 13
Views: 2556

Absolutely, do both upper and lower, you don't want to wish you had done both later. I'm already seeing results and it's pretty exciting...I'm gonna have a symmetrical smile! Yeh, me! Cool!
by HeyTeach
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Ages?
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

sounds painful avl! I'm early 50s, and after two kids, it's my turn now!
by HeyTeach
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pictures of arch/overbite. Opinions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4143

In case you didn't realize it, Parr was joking with you...he's that kind of kid.

I'm interested in what happens too so please keep us informed. Here's hoping for all the best. (I get nervous when I hear profit in regards to medical treatments.)
by HeyTeach
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: A few questions for those with Invisalign
Replies: 22
Views: 6046

It's been over a week with the invisalign upper tray and 7 weeks with the lower brackets and archwire. The convenience of the fixed braces is there they are. eat, drink they are working. The aligners come out so you are now counting off time...and if you have a busy schedule you will miss brushing a...