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loridee76
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Braces on!

#1 Post by loridee76 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:06 pm

So it's been a day and a half and my main meal yesterday was mashed potatoes. Today I had a smoothie for breakfast and refried beans for dinner. Lol
I am leery of eating more solid food just yet. Plus I know I have to get the food off my brackets and teeth.
I will more comfortable with that eventually.

Can't imagine the difference in meals once I get my lowers brackets.
I will get my lower brackets in 7 weeks.

It's crazy but my bite has changed. I can tell a change on one side at the upper molars. Just a mild change. Do they really start moving so fast?

If I had a dollar for every time someone I know says I didn't need braces. Granted my teeth don't look very bad with a glance. However my crowding sucks and I have overlapping teeth. Oh well I am paying for them, not them.
Now, I just say well .. I did, and change the subject.

Wax is my friend just on 2 spots so far.

Brushing my teeth is a learning adventure.
I made a mistake and didn't check the setting on my waterpik.. and it cut my gums. Brushing and flossing isn't too bad. The "Christmas tree" is awesome.
Now I just have to make myself get out of bed even earlier to spend the time I want to, on keeping them clean. It will take longer when I get the lower brackets on.

All in all, I am not self conscience of them. I was more so without the braces. My
ligatures are teal.. but ended up looking green after put on. My scrubs are green for work, so they match.
I am thinking neon pink for my next color. Lol

Overall I am excited to think about having straight teeth and no crowding in the end.
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Re: Braces on!

#2 Post by SpeedyAwesome » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:20 pm

Honestly, I wouldn't get the colors. They add bacteria and that can cause the gum disease gingivitis. I went into harder foods slowly. The first day was soup. The second day was Mac & Cheese. The third day was Pot Pie. By the fourth or fifth day, you should be able to eat a wide variety of foods. As long as you follow the maintenance instructions, you will have nice teeth in the end.

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Re: Braces on!

#3 Post by verso » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:16 pm

^ Colored ligatures "add" bacteria? Is that true? Why would they even bother to offer them then?

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Re: Braces on!

#4 Post by djspeece » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:39 am

SpeedyAwesome wrote:Honestly, I wouldn't get the colors. They add bacteria and that can cause the gum disease gingivitis..
What evidence do you have to support this claim?
Dan

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Re: Braces on!

#5 Post by SpeedyAwesome » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:10 am

[quote="djspeece"][quote="SpeedyAwesome"]Honestly, I wouldn't get the colors. They add bacteria and that can cause the gum disease gingivitis..[/quote]
What evidence do you have to support this claim?[/quote]

My orthodontist (Who's like 50) told me.

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#6 Post by verso » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:23 am

I find that extremely hard to believe, but ok...

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#7 Post by RachF » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:50 am

I have a different colour each time, it's one of the very few perks. I highly doubt they add bacteria!

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#8 Post by SpeedyAwesome » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:12 pm

I'd just ask your orthodontist about it. I wanted to get the colors, but my orthodontist doesn't give them out anymore for the reason I told you.

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Re: Braces on!

#9 Post by djspeece » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:34 am

SpeedyAwesome wrote:I'd just ask your orthodontist about it. I wanted to get the colors, but my orthodontist doesn't give them out anymore for the reason I told you.
I suspect they be more expensive than the standard issue and that may have more to do with his decision.
Dan

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