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by bjmedia
Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Expander
Replies: 58
Views: 15694

Weird, I had a mini-implant put in mouth instead of the expander like they originally said I was going to have. Have had it in there since April. Does the same exact thing that an expander does, and is on the outside of the gums versus being on the inside of your mouth. Ask your ortho about this bef...
by bjmedia
Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another option to the expander???
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Mini-Implant!

I actually asked my ortho if people w/ the expander in their mouths already could switch over to this implant thing I have in my mouth now. He said yes they could if they are more adults. Teenagers and children usually don't mind the expander, but the adults are the ones who truly hate them. Next ti...
by bjmedia
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another option to the expander???
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Got it in!!!

Well here's my report.......so my ortho chained my wires and have both stainless steel on the top and bottom. He numbed my gums up w/ a shot of Lidocaine in my mouth, similar to when you have a cavity and then literally put a mini-screw inside my mouth. It's above/near my molar and he screwed it rig...
by bjmedia
Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another option to the expander???
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Implants.....

I guess it's supposed to be better than the expander as it doesn't make you talk funny and it does the same job. It'll be interesting to see what they all do tomorrow morning. I wish I could see someone here who has pics already of it in there. Ah well..........looks like I'll find out either way.
by bjmedia
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another option to the expander???
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Looks like we will see......

I'm scheduled to have this done Wednesday at 10:00 A.M., so I guess I'll let you guys know how it all goes............
by bjmedia
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another option to the expander???
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Looks like we will see......

I'm scheduled to have this done Wednesday at 10:00 A.M., so I guess I'll let you guys know how it all goes............
by bjmedia
Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another option to the expander???
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Option

So i'm guessing no one has heard about it then?? LOL
by bjmedia
Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another option to the expander???
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Another option to the expander???

Hey everyone!!! I've had braces for about 10 months now. So far so good w/ my treatment. All my teeth are aligned and I have stainless steel braces in my mouth. On Wednesday, I'm scheduled to see my ortho for what was supposed to be having my expander put in my mouth. The last time I went however, h...
by bjmedia
Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I'm in PAIN..and I only have spacers!
Replies: 11
Views: 3827

ACK!!! Spacers!!!

Believe it or not it does get better with the spacers. I've had them in for a week or so now and there is ZERO pain and discomfort. Get my braces in tomorrow morning and that'll be a whole new story. Advil always helped me out. Hope this info helps out.