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by dooles
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First Adjustment - WOW
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Ha, my first adjustment was like that too… it hurt to eat instant mashed potatoes ! :o I have Damons too and the ortho did warn me that the first adjustment, when they put the heavier wire in, is a bad one. It will pass, I promise! You will also forget the pain when you see how fast your teeth are...
by dooles
Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So lost and confused.. pics inside
Replies: 18
Views: 11444

Hi; After seeing & hearing about the "flattened facial profile" stories myself, I would question your ortho (especially after looking at your pictures) why you need extractions at all. Your teeth aren't all that crowded, which is usually the reason any teeth would need to be removed. If you can get ...
by dooles
Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tells Us Why Are U Grateful For Braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Erikab1033, great topic. Thanks for posting! Your teeth look great and I think you have a great outlook about this. :) I think about this all the time, and I have to say I am grateful for my braces because, like you, I had struggled financially and suffered with a smile I hated because I couldn't af...
by dooles
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite Turbos and Distalizers
Replies: 18
Views: 5937

Hiya Karen; The bite turbos I have are metal, attached to the backs of my two front teeth, and pretty much look like square-edged snake fangs (thankfully not visible to anyone but me). I thought they were going to dig two holes in my tongue the first week I had them. They still bother me somewhat an...
by dooles
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Please recommend an orthodontist in Vancouver, Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 1793

So NOW, I will post and ask others about bite turbos. How horrible are they really? Are they really only in use for the last 5 years? Maybe you can join in on the thread, since you have them. It will be called Bite Turbos. Hiya Karen; I'll cc this in your new topic discussion, thanks for starting i...
by dooles
Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Please recommend an orthodontist in Vancouver, Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 1793

Hi Karen; I can see why you'd want to avoid the bite turbos—I have them and it's the one thing I reeeeeally dislike about having these things (I've had them for a month and it's only now I feel like I can talk mostly without lisping! I want them OFF. Ortho says I don't have to have them on for too...
by dooles
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Please recommend an orthodontist in Vancouver, Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 1793

Hiya; My ortho is Dr Douglas at Ocean Orthodontics (www.vancouverbraces.com) and I have Damon (self-litigating) braces. Very nice people, nice office on Oak Street, just off Broadway. Oh, and the view of downtown Vancouver from their window is spectacular! :D Ocean uses high-tech 3-D imaging to take...
by dooles
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: DAY 6 at 49 years - First Post (EVER!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Hiya Latte (I like your name as I am addicted to coffee drinks and also work at a cafe). :-1 This is my first post as well. Congrats on getting braced at 50! I'm 37 and got braces on July 15, after 20 years of wanting my teeth fixed! I am rather glad I am getting braces when the technology is so muc...