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by ITeachMY
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bad new for fans of Damon braces
Replies: 22
Views: 9119

When I first went to see my orthodontist, I asked him about Damon braces. He is not a proponent of them and does not use them at all. He also teaches orthodontics at the university and has used them there and said that the tension was so severe when putting them on that patients would actually cry. ...
by ITeachMY
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do receded gums rule out orthodontics?
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Same here. I had fairly severe periodontal disease. Scaling and regular cleaning has helped prevent the problem from coming back. My lower front gums have a lot of recession, and I mean A LOT! I have had braces on for close to 2 months now and the gums actually have less recession now. The ortho is ...
by ITeachMY
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much weight has been lost since being braced?
Replies: 26
Views: 4273

I have lost close to 20 pounds since getting my braces on near the end of June! It's the perfect diet plan for me! My second adjustment...no pain at all. I go in for my 3rd adjustment in 3 days. I have been told that this time is going to be more painful, so I am sure that I will lose a few more pou...
by ITeachMY
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 4 More Days until braced! Periondontal question....
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Thanks LITT! I have noticed that my bottom teeth are quite wobbly as well, but I already am seeing an improvement. I am almost fanatical about the brushing and flossing, as I don't want to go through root planing again! It takes me about 20 minutes to complete my brushing regime. I have quite a bit ...
by ITeachMY
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 4 More Days until braced! Periondontal question....
Replies: 2
Views: 898

4 More Days until braced! Periondontal question....

Hi! I am new here. Just a quick note to say hello, and to let you all know that it was this website that convinced me to finally take the plunge and get braces at 42 (almost 43) years of age. My 15 year old son gets his on Monday and I get them Wednesday. We had our spacers put on last Tuesday. Such...