Just Swallowed an elastic..

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jtsang
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Just Swallowed an elastic..

#1 Post by jtsang »

I know I am not going to die.. But it's gross...
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SunshineRay
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#2 Post by SunshineRay »

I've swallowed a TAD, which is a screw. :shock: It didnt hurt me so you should be fine.

sirwired
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#3 Post by sirwired »

I think I've swallowed about 20 of the things at some point by not wanting to take them out just to have a snack...

jtsang
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#4 Post by jtsang »

SunshineRay wrote:I've swallowed a TAD, which is a screw. :shock: It didnt hurt me so you should be fine.
Thanks sunshine! Makes me feel better already!! :D
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jtsang
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#5 Post by jtsang »

sirwired wrote:I think I've swallowed about 20 of the things at some point by not wanting to take them out just to have a snack...
I read somewhere that keeping the elastic on while you eat speeds up the teeth shifting... That's why I've been keeping them on.. Should I not? Maybe I should start a new post!!! :D
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mapleleafman888
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#6 Post by mapleleafman888 »

I've swallowed 2 now, perhaps it's extra B vitamin.

I would think that keeping them on would speed things up. One, because having them on for the duration of each meal means more time for the elastics to work. Two, I think the distance an open mouth creates puts more pull on the elastics and teeth.
Since day 1 I have eaten with them on, only time they come off is for brushing and flossing.
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jtsang
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#7 Post by jtsang »

mapleleafman888 wrote:I've swallowed 2 now, perhaps it's extra B vitamin.

I would think that keeping them on would speed things up. One, because having them on for the duration of each meal means more time for the elastics to work. Two, I think the distance an open mouth creates puts more pull on the elastics and teeth.
Since day 1 I have eaten with them on, only time they come off is for brushing and flossing.
Ditto.. I am not a person of delayed gratification. I'll do almost anythings so I can get what I want sooner.. :D
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Lorianne
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#8 Post by Lorianne »

I've swallowed TONS in the few months I've been wearing them too. Also, lots of lumps of wax. I'm still alive, so I figured they aren't hurting anything!

TMJJill
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#9 Post by TMJJill »

I had my share of swallowed elastics too. Especially when my dentist moved to using non-latex elastics. I'd go to sleep with 6 on and wake up with 2 because they snapped while I was sleeping. I finally had to beg for the others back.

I also managed to swallow 3 brackets with hooks. They were all on a crown. After the 3rd, the dentist decided we would just replace the crown later.
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djspeece
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#10 Post by djspeece »

I got some of non-latex ones at my last visit and they just seem to lose their pull much quicker than latex. They also break easier during meals (although I generally remove them at meal time, sometimes I forget about them) so I have swallowed them from time to time. Latex ones as well. Yummy.
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Leebie3
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#11 Post by Leebie3 »

I too have swallowed a heap lol

My ortho told me they're only to come off for brushing.
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Anna5
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#12 Post by Anna5 »

I have also swallowed at least five!

sara2280
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#13 Post by sara2280 »

I haven't had the pleasure of swallowing any elastics yet, to my knowledge, but I have had quite a few snap in my mouth while eating. I also had one snap while I was sleeping and woke me up. My elastics run vertically in the front of my mouth so they snap me in the lips so it stings a bit. Feel like I am flying through elastics though! What is the average amount o elastics you go through in a day? I have Manatee heavy gauge elastics but they feel like stretch out decently quickly within an hour or 2.

Valentina
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#14 Post by Valentina »

I haven't gotten braces yet as I am still doing my research on them. I will say that the thought of having to wear rubber bands is kind of disturbing to me. I have a fear of swallowing them.

This thread kind of lessons my rubber band swallowing phobia...a little.

sara2280
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#15 Post by sara2280 »

I finally swallowed one yesterday while eating...I survived

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