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by almost50
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: cost is a deal breaker at my age.... right?
Replies: 25
Views: 4158

I just got my braces off about 2 months ago at 49--after 2 years (and surgery). I know it's expensive but I can't imagine that 7k could critically impact the financial implications of 20+ years of retirement. Also, if your dentist is recommending it and you really need it, the cost of problems down ...
by almost50
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer tightness
Replies: 1
Views: 1718

Retainer tightness

I've had my hawley retainers for 3 weeks now. l've noticed the bottom one gradually getting tighter and tighter as I take it out and put it back in. Top one is fine.
I wear them religiously only taking them out to eat and brush my teeth.

Is this normal? Should I be concerned?
by almost50
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: teeth whitening-- is it bad for the enamel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

teeth whitening-- is it bad for the enamel?

I got my braces off 10 days ago. My teeth look soo different and I am really happy with the results. I was planning on getting my teeth whitened right away. I was surprised how much whiter they looked just having the braces removed. But still a little yellow and I'd really like to show off my new sm...
by almost50
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did your Essix retainers last?
Replies: 8
Views: 6623

I'm surprised to hear that.

Just got my retainers a few days ago. When reviewing the options with my orthodontist he said the hawleys would last longer.
by almost50
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Length of treatment quoted and actual treatment length
Replies: 41
Views: 11786

I was told 2 years give or take a couple months. Just debraced yesterday at 23 months. I was actually ready to be debraced 3 months ago, but there was a misunderstanding that resulted in additional work.
by almost50
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: cancelled brace day
Replies: 13
Views: 2707

I put it off for 10 years. I finally did it a couple years ago. Best thing I ever did. I thought I would be self conscious about it but it hasn't been that bad. A close friend told me I actually smile more now--I think it's because I'm doing something good for myself rather than hiding the shame of ...
by almost50
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I am now going to cry my eyeballs out!!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4515

I'm a bit naive on this stuff. When did you get that letter? If you started a procedure and it was submitted by the surgeon a couple of years ago, I would think that the letter is probably for new cases. They can't change their mind as to what's covered mid treatment--you've already gone down a path...
by almost50
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: did my teeth shift between braces and retainers?
Replies: 8
Views: 2564

wow,
My retainer appointment is scheduled for a week after getting my braces off.
by almost50
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: This still hasnt changed grrr
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

I've been wondering the same. I had lower jaw surgery last December. In March one side started to be hypersensitive instead of just subtly numb. If I scratch under my lip I feel a little bit of nerve pain in the tooth behind it. If I eat or drink something warm that area of my skin will feel warm. I...
by almost50
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: underbite surgery...now looks like overbite :(
Replies: 11
Views: 5001

Don't worry. I had and overbite, and had surgery. A few hours after they took the splint out and the wires off, my jaw relaxed and I swore I had an underbite. Unfortunately it was Christmas eve, there was no one to call, my orthodontist was gone until after the New Year. I was really freaking out th...
by almost50
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery (lower jaw) in 6 days!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 962

If everything goes well you should be fine. I went to a Christmas party (on Christmas) 10 days after surgery. No one could tell--although I did wear a scarf to cover the bruises. The only problem I encountered is that I was still on soft chew, and couldn't open my mouth very wide to eat for quite a ...
by almost50
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorption question
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Thanks Balniusc, that's the information I was curious about.
by almost50
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorption question
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

I was just curious what happens if this is observed in the middle of treatment. I just looked at some x-rays (just emailed them to my orthodontist--they were taken by my surgeon for my jaw surgery months ago and weren't sent to my orthodontist) I'm pretty sure I see some when I compare them to my ot...
by almost50
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorption question
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Does anyone have any information on this?
Thanks.
by almost50
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorption question
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Root resorption question

What happens in orthodontia when this occurs? Does the whole process stop?