Confess your orthodontic sins.

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oldfart
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#121 Post by oldfart »

Is it a sin to buy neon orthodontic elastics (sealed packs of course) just because your ortho doesn't use them? Obviously making sure the sizes are the same.

Not sure on that one.
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pamboys09
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#122 Post by pamboys09 »

eating popcorn on first day of damon braces :)

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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#123 Post by djspeece »

jhgsupra wrote:I had several bowls of chili while tailgating prior to a college football game this past weekend. When I checked my grill out prior to walking into the game I noticed a significant shade of orange and decided to leave it as orange (SU) is the school color! I later made a valiant effort to clean my teeth by drinking numerous beers.
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#124 Post by jaime »

Alright, I've had braces for almost 5 months now and my sins have come a long way.

-I rarely floss. My sister who also has braces chastises me over it and I get good for a few days, and then drop off the bandwagon.
-I've eaten almost everything on the "no" list, including popcorn and sticky candy. I am still avoiding nuts and taffy, though.
-If it's sugary or it stains, I probably consume it daily.
-I don't own a Waterpik (that's more of an ArchWired.com sin than an ortho one!)
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Lorianne
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#125 Post by Lorianne »

Eating popcorn as we speak!

Cadillacgrillz
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#126 Post by Cadillacgrillz »

Chips and soda

kiligeorge
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#127 Post by kiligeorge »

I'm not even two whole months into treatment and I've committed so many!

I love popcorn and still eat it, lots of chips and crackers, and even gum a few times. I didn't realize soda and sugar was supposed to be avoided. I don't drink soda regularly but I've had a couple and had a lot of sugary treats.

I had curry right after my first adjustment and my bands were stained bright green for a couple of weeks. A pumpkin spice latte later stained them orange.

I do water floss almost everyday but I don't do regular flossing very often. It just takes way too long and I feel like my waterpik does an amazing job.
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Nelly13
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#128 Post by Nelly13 »

this is so much fun...love it! I'm almost 3 weeks in with my braces and i've committed sins I didn't even know about! I eat chips and had hard shell tacos for dinner. I drink dr coke every day. I have hard candies, but do no chew them. After reading this, I guess I need to get more adventurous and chew some gum and eat some sticky candy! :wink: :crazy: :jokerlaugh:

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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#129 Post by mapleleafman888 »

I've added a few sins to the list.

-my ortho and assistants forget to put the power chains back on multiple times, the spaces in between my teeth have opened and closed following suit of their forgetfulness so I've purchased my own power chains to keep the spaces closed lol! If only the ortho could see this! HAHA ooh I feel good now.

-polished off 2 entire packs of hard dried jerky a few weeks ago!

-regularly eat hard chips

-I adjusted the springs on my braces because they started to push my teeth off center, my middle tooth had drifted to one side of my face and now it's starting to come back

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InDueCourse
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#130 Post by InDueCourse »

I brush my teeth before breakfast, sip coffee for a couple hours, and don't brush again until after lunch.

I only floss a few times a week.

I'm not supposed to drink wine and coffee? Well I do, and I use whitening toothpaste too. I plan to whiten my teeth before getting an implant so I'm not too worried about stains.

I never want to eat something more than when I can't have it; so, I've had pretty much every hard, chewy, crunchy thing I ate before braces. It hurts to eat steak? I MUST order steak.

I'm only a month in so I might grow to regret it, but in the meantime, a fork and knife are my partners in crime.

GeezLouise
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#131 Post by GeezLouise »

Sweet tarts. MMM. Although I didn't chew them and the roof of my mouth was sore the next couple of days. :tingrin:
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oldfart
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#132 Post by oldfart »

My sweet tart fetish may have cost me. Both bands on the side I chew them with were loose and needed to be replaced. Okay. Cross Sweet tarts off my list.
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musicbrace
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#133 Post by musicbrace »

8)

I have coffee...3 cups every morning just about. But hey, doesn't the heat activate the wire anyway :D

Whitening toothpaste is my friend

I eat chips and salsa until I hate myself.

I don't think I'm flossing correctly
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#134 Post by TheProfessor »

I tried biting into an apple last week. After one successful bite, I realized that it is not the same as biting into an apple with naked teeth. Now that mystery is solved...
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Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

#135 Post by nnaatt »

These are all hilarious!

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