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by isobelleo
Fri May 01, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman aligners
Replies: 2672
Views: 601843

Just struck me... looks like Inman has at least stopped me from my old habit of chewing my lips to pieces!
by isobelleo
Fri May 01, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman aligners
Replies: 2672
Views: 601843

Finally sifted out some pics for the curious (wish others would post some more, too!) and sorry about the quality and angles, it's tough to get a good match. The first set is from before starting with Inman, the second is 9 weeks into treatment. Not sure if it's a noticeable difference, feels like t...
by isobelleo
Fri May 01, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman aligners
Replies: 2672
Views: 601843

P.S. I've lost about a stone since I started with Inman. It doesn't half curtail your snacking!
by isobelleo
Fri May 01, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman aligners
Replies: 2672
Views: 601843

Just an update for anyone interested - I've had the Inman on for just over 10 weeks now, and the dentist called a halt to the key-turns on the expander part of it after about 6 weeks. I went for a routine check-up earlier this week and the dentist seemed to think I was pretty much finished treatment...
by isobelleo
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: arch expander problem - uneven changes!
Replies: 6
Views: 3417

Hi Anne, I'm in Belfast. I've been wearing an Inman for two weeks now. Like you, I was positively spooked by the idea of the IPR filing. I said to my dentist 'I'd rather have crooked healthy teeth than straight unhealthy ones' but he assured me there's no evidence that taking a bit off the enamel ha...
by isobelleo
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman aligners
Replies: 2672
Views: 601843

Hi Vicky! If you're interested in finding out before a personal consultation whether you may be suitable for Inman, then you could go to the forums on the Inman Aligner site and post a pic for the dentists there to look at. If you'd prefer to email, Tif Qureshi is an expert in the field and he poste...
by isobelleo
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman aligners
Replies: 2672
Views: 601843

Straight teeth for summer is a happy thought, Sherral! My dentist is checking up on me weekly, so I went along for my first week appointment and he did more filing! Hurt a bit because my teeth were tender and he also used a machine to do the filing - the smell of burnt tooth and little stream of too...
by isobelleo
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Talking with an expander: When does the saliva end?!?!!
Replies: 6
Views: 12377

Oh, I feel your pain, I really do. I'm wearing an Inman Aligner, which my dentist attached an expander to, and I've had it on now for 9 days. The first week or so was rather awful. Like you, I felt like Hannibal Lecter, constantly having to stop and slurp up my own saliva. Speech was virtually impos...
by isobelleo
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 27 new to braces
Replies: 11
Views: 1748

Sounds like you've been through a rough time, you must be terribly brave to have all that treatment. I tip my hat to you - I just had to have a bit of filing and I'm wearing a removable aligner and I'm still a wuss about it, so I really do admire your courage! And you can really see the results alre...
by isobelleo
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman aligners
Replies: 2672
Views: 601843

Hi Sherral! Sounds like you're nearing the finishing post... and that the results have been worth the aggravation! =) I can feel it working, and maybe it's just the power of psychological suggestion or something silly like that, but when I took it off to have dinner tonight I did see some movement. ...
by isobelleo
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman aligners
Replies: 2672
Views: 601843

Hi Jess... I think we're in the same-ish boat. I just got mine yesterday, and he's fitted a little something to it (expander?) that covers the roof of my mouth. I'm dealing with the pain which is mostly just when I take it out and put it back in (ouch!) and I think I'm lucky it's just my two front t...
by isobelleo
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What was the bigggest mistake you made in treatment?
Replies: 16
Views: 2359

I paid in full up front, too. ...Is this a bad idea?

*nervous*
by isobelleo
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman aligners
Replies: 2672
Views: 601843

By the way, I asked about expansion (I have a narrow top arch) and he kind of brushed that option aside, said that expansion rarely lasts as the teeth relapse or some such.

Hmm.
by isobelleo
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regretting extractions
Replies: 7
Views: 1315

Hi Willy... not an expert, and I think you probably need an expert opinion, but when I was a teen I was told if I wanted a brace I'd need 4 extractions. So I didn't get it done. I'm now 27 and having the inman aligner fitted soon, and my dentist made a point of telling me that while extraction was a...
by isobelleo
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Inman aligners
Replies: 2672
Views: 601843

Jules and Buzz, thank you so much for the kind words. =) Well, I entered the surgery with my knees knocking and was taken aside by a very lovely treatment coordinator/nurse who basically held my hand and talked it all over with me. Then into the treatment room... all a bit of a blur, but I managed t...