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by leftyme
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why no male Ortho assistants?
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

I guess iits like nursing where for the most part, males just aren't interested in it There are tons and tons of male nurses now though. I've had some male medical assistants, although there are more women doing that job too but I don't think I've ever had a male dental assistant or hygienist. Ther...
by leftyme
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching Orthos
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Here's another picture. The one in my other thread I took with a very big aperture setting so only the front teeth were in focus. Here the back teeth are more in focus and I think you can see my issues better.

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by leftyme
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why no male Ortho assistants?
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

UGHBRACES wrote:I guess iits like nursing where for the most part, males just aren't interested in it
There are tons and tons of male nurses now though. I've had some male medical assistants, although there are more women doing that job too but I don't think I've ever had a male dental assistant or hygienist.
by leftyme
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why no male Ortho assistants?
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Why no male Ortho assistants?

Have you ever had a male Ortho assistant? I met with several offices before choosing mine and all the assistants in the offices were women. Wonder why it's such a gender specific job?
by leftyme
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching Orthos
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

So the question is, do I go back to the Orthos I consulted with previously and didn't chose?

I feel so terrible for even considering this b/c mine really is a great guy and supposed to be tops in my city. I'm just an emotional wreck about this debanding.
by leftyme
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching Orthos
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Switching Orthos

I never thought getting debanded would cause me so much depression. I hate my teeth. I've had so many conversations in the last three months with my Ortho but very little was improved cosmetically and I gained an overjet in that time. He's very very nice and felt bad when I started crying while pick...
by leftyme
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced Pics
Replies: 10
Views: 2150

haywire wrote:how big is the overjet?
I don't know specifically but big enough that it's annoying to me and not perfect. Apparently it's being fixed with my Hawley retainer, which is uber annoying BTW.
by leftyme
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you...
Replies: 36
Views: 10581

Six months for 24/7 then I can switch to nights.
by leftyme
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: $600 for the Invisible Retainer?? Is That too much
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

Can you take that $800 to go back to where you moved from and see your original Ortho? It should be included in what you paid for your original treatment. Then you get a trip out of the money.
by leftyme
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced Pics
Replies: 10
Views: 2150

appygirl82 wrote:They look fantastic in my opinion!! :D
Thanks!

Actually I should have written before that the front tooth ISN'T parallel to the one next to it.
by leftyme
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced Pics
Replies: 10
Views: 2150

Debraced Pics

Here you go: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2743/4323686447_c3ba311d69.jpg I'm actually not very happy with them. The front tooth on the left, yeah that's totally parallel to the one next to it. The tooth next to it is angled too. I still have an overjet so instead of an Essix retainer like I was su...
by leftyme
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchain Not Closing Gap?
Replies: 7
Views: 17277

I feel like I've gained a gap between the EXACT same teeth as the OP. I feel like I got it just today. Weird! My Ortho said that he's built in some teeth movement once the braces come off which is Feb. 1 for me. I've already gone back to see him twice with concerns before my debanding date, I don't ...
by leftyme
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 22 months?
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

My teeth didn't look nearly as bad as yours and I was originally told 24 months, then that was moved back to 22 and now they're coming off after 20 months and 26 days (but who's counting LOL.) I could have shaved off another 20 days if it weren't for some last minute tinkering done by my Ortho and me.
by leftyme
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debanding Date and Want to Cry
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

So for anyone following this...

I met with my ortho yesterday. He said that all of my concerns are totally normal and that once my teeth settle after the braces come off all will be resolved. So I'm still on for a debanding date of next Wednesday!

I'm feeling confident!
by leftyme
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is wrong with my profile
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

I don't think you have a weak jaw at all. Your profile looks good to me!