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by Audra
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: space opening very close to debrace day?
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: space opening very close to debrace day?

I had a small space when de-braced. They closed it with the retainer.
by Audra
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: suresmile and jaw surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: suresmile and jaw surgery

I had a suresmile wire before jaw surgery for the final detailing. I saw the orthodontist a month after the surgery. He gave me elastics to close my bite, which I wore for a month. One month after that (3 months post-op) I was de-braced. The suresmile wire did a great job of detailing so my teeth we...
by Audra
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Salt Water Rinse Question
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Salt Water Rinse Question

Orthodontists would not use a metal in your mouth that would corrode or rust
by Audra
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unexpected wrapping problem!
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Unexpected wrapping problem!

I remember those days! It was really frustrating. I used to get my hubby to bite my hangnails off (sorry if gross to some people)
by Audra
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can wax be too old?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: Can wax be too old?!?

Most drug stores carry orthodontic wax.
by Audra
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hidden plaque revealed?
Replies: 14
Views: 3072

Re: Hidden plaque revealed?

That's not a good idea.
by Audra
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Dental and Facial Implant Forum
Topic: How Long Does Implant Take?
Replies: 9
Views: 7535

Re: How Long Does Implant Take?

I have an appointment to check to see if I am ready at 4 months post implant (in March)
by Audra
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Special brackets before surgery?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Special brackets before surgery?

The hooks go between the brackets. They are for elastics.
by Audra
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: lower jaw surgery only? Will this change the length of face?
Replies: 4
Views: 3591

Re: lower jaw surgery only? Will this change the length of f

Lower jaw surgery will not reduce the length of your face. The lower jaw can only move forward or backwards. The upper jaw can move forwards, backwards, up or down - which changes face length.
by Audra
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whitening before braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Re: Whitening before braces?

Whitening before braces can affect the ability of the brackets to adhere to your teeth (this has been confirmed by Dr. Rick on this board). It's probably best to wait until you are done with your treatment.
by Audra
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: False teeth?
Replies: 25
Views: 7929

Re: False teeth?

No, it's a molar that you can't really tell is missing when I smile, so I don't have a fake tooth. My essix retainer is made so that it retains each tooth on either side of the extraction side, then the retainer covers the extraction site. So it covers each tooth and then is melted down I guess so i...
by Audra
Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?
Replies: 11
Views: 2231

Re: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?

Didn't you also wear removable retainers at night? I have to wear my essix retainers every night for a year and then maybe 3 times a night for life.
by Audra
Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: False teeth?
Replies: 25
Views: 7929

Re: False teeth?

It was super easy. Actually easier than the initial extraction. Dr. gave me freezing just like for a filling. The implant took maybe 20 minutes or so. When the freezing wore off, I was a bit achy, but was eating normally by the next day. Just had to be careful not to eat anything with seeds etc. I w...
by Audra
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: False teeth?
Replies: 25
Views: 7929

Re: False teeth?

I just got an implant placed 2 weeks ago. The cost was $2520.00. The ct scan that was required beforehand was $340.00. I also had to have a stent created by my dentist (before the CT scan) and I believe that was around $200.00 I think the cost most people approximate for an "implant" usually include...
by Audra
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?
Replies: 11
Views: 2231

Re: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?

I see that many people who have bonded retainers only have them on the bottom, but I have both arches bonded. I asked the ortho's assistant why most people only have them on the bottom. She told me it had to do with the person's bite. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. On the top arch, 4 teeth are i...