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by dangerdude
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Periodontal disease and braces
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Periodontal disease and braces

I would get the periodontal disease sorted out first and with regular cleanings thereafter. I went thru the same thing, you can read about my story here: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=37452
by dangerdude
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6371

Re: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?

Hey Dangerdude, I know it's been a couple of years since this thread started, but I'd love to hear the eventual outcome. It seems I'm in almost exactly the same position as you are. Right at the beginning of a load of treatment after many years of neglect. It's a bit daunting to be honest and I'm n...
by dangerdude
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For those that use(d) FSA
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: For those that use(d) FSA

With my company, 3k used to be the limit for singles. It looks like I can do 5k now. I had set aside 3k but I should have done the full 5k. I only went to the ortho/periodontist consultation after the enrollment period. I'll need about 7k worth of work. Enrolling also lowers your tax bracket right? ...
by dangerdude
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waterpick
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: Waterpick

Are you still using regular floss wires? A waterpik is not a replacement for flossing. It mainly gets food out and it does a great job at it. I use a waterpik + regular floss.
by dangerdude
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Depression due to crooked teeth
Replies: 12
Views: 5250

Re: Depression due to crooked teeth

Well, I have social anxiety due to mine so you're not alone. But I know it will get better after I start the treatment :lol: I never go anywhere with friends or attend family functions. I used to be depressed but I recently pulled myself together where I'm not sad nor happy. Just content. I was badl...
by dangerdude
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: FDA issues warning to Invisalign
Replies: 3
Views: 5866

FDA issues warning to Invisalign

http://www.mercurynews.com/business-headlines/ci_16752716 By Steve Johnson Posted: 12/01/2010 07:33:19 PM PST Updated: 12/02/2010 05:04:51 AM PST A San Jose company that makes a device used to realign teeth has been warned it could face federal fines or other penalties because it hasn't disclosed e...
by dangerdude
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anybody a "mouth breather" out there???
Replies: 23
Views: 5472

I've been trying to make an effort to breathe through my nose since this thread started :lol:

Our jaws might not like being in the opened position all the time. I'm going back to my doctor to see about getting a different nasal spray that will work better.
by dangerdude
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My story...
Replies: 25
Views: 5523

If you can attach a hose to your faucet, go with that type. My waterpik gets all gunky and water sits around it.

Or maybe I should clean my bathroom more often :lol:
by dangerdude
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anybody a "mouth breather" out there???
Replies: 23
Views: 5472

Mouth breather here also. Didn't know it was so bad. My nose is always stuffy. Probably have mold or something in my place :(

I wish I could get an oxygen tube setup like in hospitals so I could sleep better at night :lol:
by dangerdude
Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal vs Ceramic?
Replies: 15
Views: 3269

For $300 I'd go for it but $750-900 is really really pushing it. You can buy an iPhone + iPad for that amount instead. They even offered me clear tops alone at $450 :roll: I can afford the extra amount for the ceramics but I wont do it now. I'm not buying the line that ceramics are more difficult to...
by dangerdude
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal vs Ceramic?
Replies: 15
Views: 3269

I had my mind set on clear whatever the cost. Then I found out only the front 8 or so gets the clears while the rest were metal. $900 extra? Thats what I was quoted. $56 or so extra for each bracket. With these numbers, something doesn't sound right. I'm going to have to call the orthos out on this ...
by dangerdude
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can retainers "tweek" the teeth?
Replies: 11
Views: 2479

There was someone on here with a gap on their two front teeth. The ortho used a retainer instead of braces.
by dangerdude
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Periodontal Club
Replies: 0
Views: 1056

Periodontal Club

I know I'm not alone here :D I'm seeking folks with perio probs as I inch my way closer to getting braces. How deep were your pockets when you got braces? Get any bad triangles due to rum recession? Did the ortho have to do anything special or more the teeth more slowly? Are your teeth wiggly while ...
by dangerdude
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unsatisfied with my orthodontist's work. What should I do?
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

You could always sue him in small claims court.

But didn't the ortho already do his job? He made your teeth straight? I think that's how a judge would decide.
by dangerdude
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: No boyfriend + braces at 21 = A very unhappy girl
Replies: 10
Views: 4286

You should be studying and not worrying about a boyfriend :lol:

Play with toys in the mean time :D