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by jjjmac
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces finally off! Teeth hurt really bad
Replies: 8
Views: 19513

Thanks for the answers. It feels better so far today, But I've been trying to chew things on the other side. They did take x-rays but not until the end of the appointment and the dentist said she would look at them when I came back to talk about getting crowns put on - that's not until the end of Ja...
by jjjmac
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces finally off! Teeth hurt really bad
Replies: 8
Views: 19513

Braces finally off! Teeth hurt really bad

Alright, I haven't posted in quite a while but the braces came off about a week ago! I am mostly happy with the results....I mean, they did a good job - my teeth are straight now, but they are still my teeth and so they are still not great. I had my braces off on the 18th and then I had a dental cle...
by jjjmac
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: LAUGHING GAS!!!??? PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 17
Views: 13159

I had laughing gas when I had my 4 premolars extracted last year. It might have made me a little more calm, but overall I didn't think it did much at all. I still knew what was going on, I still cared about what was going on, and I was still uncomfortable - not in pain, because they gave me plenty o...
by jjjmac
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How did you pick your orthos?
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

I looked into the dental school near me because it was so much cheaper. My dentist also gave the a good recommendation. Before that, I was just looking in the phone book and seeing which offices were convenient.
by jjjmac
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do You Ever PANIC???
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

I am completely in this boat. I'm trying to think positive about it - as the other person said, it will look better than before. Sometimes I wonder, if I knew it was going to turn out the way it looks like it's going to, would it have been worth the money and the pain? I don't really know, and there...
by jjjmac
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone here regret getting extractions?
Replies: 61
Views: 30581

I had 8 extractions - 4 impacted wisdom teeth and 4 premolars. I regret it because they were good teeth, on the whole, especially when compared to my other molars which are mostly amalgam. However, that isn't to say they didn't need to be taken out. I really don't see how there would have been enoug...
by jjjmac
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do you feel about your metal braces?
Replies: 23
Views: 4247

I'm 31, have all metal braces and it's been almost a year now. I got metal because it was cheaper, and as others have said, you don't have to worry about staining. Mine have also been very durable - not one popped bracket in my case. But I guess it depends on what your financial situation is - if yo...
by jjjmac
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Disturbing Discussions
Replies: 15
Views: 3162

I had 4 premolars extracted and it didn't really change the shape of my face at all, as far as I can tell or I've been told. The ortho should be able to tell beforehand of the extractions will cause such a change and they should tell you (if they don't offer it - be sure to ask!).
by jjjmac
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: different length teeth?
Replies: 6
Views: 4351

yeah, I'm in this boat also. Several of mine are of different lengths and, honestly, if I had realized before how different they were, I probably wouldn't have bothered with this whole process. It was hard enough to come up with the money for the braces, let alone cosmetic dentistry afterwards!
by jjjmac
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just out of curiosity
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

I'm sure it varies ortho to ortho, but in general, you should be able to get money back. Since they usually discount if you pay in full, you might not get back quite as much as you'd think but it should be fair. Take a look at whatever papers they had you sign when you first got the braces and see i...
by jjjmac
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not pleased with my orthodontic treatment...opinions/advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3503

I think it's pretty common to end up biting on your brackets during some points in treatment, but it sounds like it might be a little too much in your case and I would ask the ortho for advice or for a mouth guard. I know it's hard to ask questions but you did pay a lot of money for these, so try to...
by jjjmac
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much weight has been lost since being braced?
Replies: 26
Views: 4342

I lost 30 lbs. within the first 5-6 months of getting the braces and I've gained 20 of those back during the second 5-6 months. :-/ I'm almost looking forward to when I get the rubber bands because hopefully I'll lose again!
by jjjmac
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction Fears!
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

I'm 31 as of a few days ago! :-/ The year went by pretty quickly actually, but I think that's because I have things to worry about that are way worse than my stupid teeth! :)
by jjjmac
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction Fears!
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

I noticed some change in a few weeks and more in a few months. Mine were so crowded and crooked that even a year into it, I can tell there's been a lot of movement, but it still looks horrible to me. I get so jealous when I see people post pictures on here and a few months after getting their braces...
by jjjmac
Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Go on fess up
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

I'm glad I have my waterpik! I bought the one that came with several attachements and, in my experience, I never use any of them except the main one. I kind ok knew what to expect when I used it the first time, so I wasn't really surprised but I have still sprayed water around the bathroom a few tim...