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by jackjack
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar Band Removal
Replies: 3
Views: 2441

They just pop them off with some tool...doesn't hurt at all. You would think they would be really difficult to remove but they came off easy. It just smells and tastes gross after.
by jackjack
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thank God for Dental Wax!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3342

No I don't, sorry. It's probably a generic brand or something. I just saw it and smiled. I have no need for it since I'm brace less now ;)
by jackjack
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does your Orthodontist have good teeth?
Replies: 29
Views: 5450

My ortho has nice teeth, you can tell he had braces because of how straight they are. He's young and kinda cute too :)
by jackjack
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thank God for Dental Wax!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3342

I was never one for the wax...but if your in the US I saw ortho wax at the Dollar Tree :D
by jackjack
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions - 4!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

The orthos said your teeth are too big? I had 4 premolar extractions but because I had too many teeth for my small mouth, so kinda different from you. I have a friend though who also had 4 premolar extractions and I guess I would describe her teeth as being big, her mouth was really protuded. I thin...
by jackjack
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where is everyone from?
Replies: 57
Views: 7801

I'm in the US, California to be exact. I see adults with braces pretty often and it was not a big deal having braces as an adult for me. I don't have insurance so I paid out of pocket on a payment plan.
by jackjack
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extracted teeth
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

I do not regret my extractions (4 pre-molars), the process was a pain in the butt and I had periods of depression and anxiety, but in the end it turned out for the better and I tortured myself over nothing. My profile has changed, but minimally and for the better. I imagine if I went against extract...
by jackjack
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Celebrities with braces and teeth extraction
Replies: 15
Views: 9930

Heidi Klum had her pre-molars extracted, not sure if all 4 or just upper or lower 2. I think she mentioned it on Jay Leno...
Btw, I had 4 pre-molars extracted and no damage to my profile was done.
by jackjack
Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Do the front wires of Hawley retainers touch your teeth?
Replies: 7
Views: 5359

None of my teeth needed any more movement post braces, so the extra space concerned me. I paid thousands of dollars for these teeth! You should expect your treatment to be done right.
by jackjack
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Do the front wires of Hawley retainers touch your teeth?
Replies: 7
Views: 5359

Oh good, so you're getting new retainers??
I complained about my top retainer having a gap between the acrylic and back of teeth. Get my new top retainer on Friday.
by jackjack
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adjusting to teeth moving closer
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Do you have powerchains on? The pressure should subside eventually...
by jackjack
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth post braces
Replies: 7
Views: 2166

Hey Haywire, well I suppose the 1-2 months wouldn't make a difference for you in waiting. The partially erupted wisdom tooth that needs to be extracted for me has been that way since getting braces, so its been there for two years and didn't affect my treatment. But now since being debraced I don't ...
by jackjack
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth post braces
Replies: 7
Views: 2166

Thanks Emmauk. I do not need jaw surgery and am totally done with orthodontics and wisdom teeth are not really a concern for moving my newly straight teeth. Its more of a periodonatal disease precaution or prevention I guess. Just feel weird about having "asymmetrical" or uneven # of teeth.
by jackjack
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth post braces
Replies: 7
Views: 2166

Wisdom teeth post braces

So I just recently got my braces removed and headed to the oral surgeon for a consult on my wisdom teeth. 3 are erupted and the upper right is partially erupted. He wants to extract the partial and the one below it, so tooth #1 and #32. That means I will keep my wisdom teeth on the left and extract ...
by jackjack
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Do the front wires of Hawley retainers touch your teeth?
Replies: 7
Views: 5359

Yes they are pressed against the teeth. How else would they hold them in place?