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by polkad0t
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Desperately need advice...9 year old son and anxiety/braces
Replies: 11
Views: 15649

I can't say much about the the whole gagging issue, but I waited till my 12 year old molars grew in to finally get my braces but was then told by my ortho that this was not necessary. I'm not sure if it was just my case, but I never had anything done on my 12 year old molars, and the molar bands wer...
by polkad0t
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overjet, deciding against surgery: question
Replies: 29
Views: 22553

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Really sorry, internet is messed up...
by polkad0t
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overjet, deciding against surgery: question
Replies: 29
Views: 22553

Whoops, sorry, this is supposed to be the second pic:

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by polkad0t
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overjet, deciding against surgery: question
Replies: 29
Views: 22553

My ortho did not suggest surgery to me as an option to fix my overjet. I had my braces on for almost a year and have used elastics for about 5 months. This is how my teeth looked back then and how they looked now: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/Baby_Froggy/IMG_1976.jpg http://img.photobucket...
by polkad0t
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 7th month mark!
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Terribly sorry... FOR THE LAST TIME D:

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by polkad0t
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 7th month mark!
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

So so sorry... something's wrong with my internet!

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by polkad0t
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 7th month mark!
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

OMG sorry for all these posts.. if a mod can merge them all into the first, that'd be great!

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by polkad0t
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 7th month mark!
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Whoops... messed up the images:

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by polkad0t
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 7th month mark!
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

7th month mark!

I've been braced in April for a severe overjet and have been on elastics for about 2 months! Here are pictures from day one and today! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/Baby_Froggy/IMG_1976.jpg?t=1259027627 [/img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/Baby_Froggy/IMG_7518.jpg?t=1259027973[/img]...
by polkad0t
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brushing
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

I've always been taught by my dentists since I was around 5 to brush in a circular motion rather than up and down. As a child, I had a small mouth [obviously], so brushing up and down was too hard. When I got braces, I was taught my the ortho to brush both above and under each archwire. I thought th...
by polkad0t
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gaps after getting braces on?
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Gaps after getting braces on?

I got my top braces on towards the middle of April. Last week, one of my molar bands on the bottom cracked and since that, I noticed a gap forming between one of my front teeth and the tooth next to it. I understand that gaps sometimes form when your teeth are moving, but I find it really strange ho...
by polkad0t
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Broken molar band?!
Replies: 1
Views: 2267

Broken molar band?!

I go my top braces in April, and am due for an appointment on Sunday to get the bottom ones on. However, when I was eating before, I noticed that there was a clicking sound when I chewed on one of my molars, and later found out that the molar band broke! I don't know how this happened; I don't even ...
by polkad0t
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Radiance Braces
Replies: 23
Views: 18261

They're just plain clear ones :) I've actually had no problem with them staining, even after eating about 5 servings of minestrone soup within the past week, becuase I can't chew :D!
by polkad0t
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Radiance Braces
Replies: 23
Views: 18261

Here they are. Please excuse the disgusting teeth :oops: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/Baby_Froggy/IMG_1976.jpg From far, you can barely see the brackets :D http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/Baby_Froggy/IMG_1982.jpg My older sister had ceramic braces 4 years ago and these are by far le...
by polkad0t
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Radiance Braces
Replies: 23
Views: 18261

I just got my radiance braces in today--my ortho uses them as well. My teeth aren't too white or too yellow, and I have to say, they're practically unnoticeable :] I just got the top row in but when I talk, you can't even see them.