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by camdog
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How are people coping with permanent retainers?
Replies: 23
Views: 13391

How are people coping with permanent retainers?

I had my braces off 2 days ago (woohoo!) but then I got permanent retainers on both top and bottom and to be frank... I'm a little disappointed. I thought when my braces were off I would be totally free, back to normal but with straight teeth... well I have straight teeth now but instead of having a...
by camdog
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else had brackets put on thier very back teeth?
Replies: 13
Views: 2688

Thanks for the reply's guys, please excuse my ignorance, it is indeed 2nd molars that I am describing (I didn't know what they were called!)

Mine are at a sort of angle and not pointing straight down like the others (is this crossbite?) I assume that is what my ortho is trying to fix.
by camdog
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else had brackets put on thier very back teeth?
Replies: 13
Views: 2688

Anyone else had brackets put on thier very back teeth?

As far as I am aware, the norm with braces is to have them on all the teeth barring the very back ones.

Well last time I was at the ortho he said next time we will look at putting brackets on the back teeth also.

How common is this and what would be the reason for it?

Thanks guys!
by camdog
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Two and a half months between appointments
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

I have had appointments 8 weeks inbetween each visit, including the first time I went. Infact, the first time when I had just had my braces on teh ortho said "hmm, come back in 6.. no 8 weeks actually". The teeth need time to break out of thier mold and actually move before it's worth going back to ...
by camdog
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had powerchain a week ago and still no change - normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

ah right, thanks, the current on I have is clear so he will probbably have to change it next time, thanks!
by camdog
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 3529

Morning

Bedtime

Mouthwash & toothpick after most meals (not all)
by camdog
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had powerchain a week ago and still no change - normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Had powerchain a week ago and still no change - normal?

I know I sound impatient but I had a powerchain on for teh first tiem last week and initially my teeth were sore as expected but now they just feel normal again and I have'nt seen any movement. It was suppose to help close my gaps but has not done so as yet. Should I be concerned or just wait a litt...
by camdog
Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dating, low self-esteem, working...feeling overwhelmed? I am
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

2 things that suprised so far since having braces.... 1. My mate who jokes about and makes fun of literally everything and anything didnt say a word when he first seen me with my braces. I said to him after about 3 hours or so, "so when are you going to make teh first remark, about these" (pointed t...
by camdog
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone Else Start To Become A Little Lax With Thier Routine?
Replies: 17
Views: 3068

Good to know I'm not alone then ppl! :D

That pictures omeone posted is npt pretty though! :?
by camdog
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone Else Start To Become A Little Lax With Thier Routine?
Replies: 17
Views: 3068

Anyone Else Start To Become A Little Lax With Thier Routine?

When I first got braces, I brushed morning, mouthwashed and used the mini brush between my braces and brushed before bed. I still brush morning and evening now but the inbetween bit is losing steam :? I work outdoors and have started just rinsing my mouth with water after eating and brushing when I ...
by camdog
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: A GOOD UPDATE
Replies: 11
Views: 1714

Nah, the feelings more of an uncomfortable one than pain. It just feels strange but then you get used to it within an hour or so and after a week you forget they're on!
by camdog
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: A GOOD UPDATE
Replies: 11
Views: 1714

To answer some questions... I paid £2,000 It was for Ceramic top and bottom with all retainer, after care and everything else included. They offered me an INTREST FREE payment plan of one year to pay this off. It is an orthodontic surgery in North East England Their website is www.queensway.co.uk fo...
by camdog
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: A GOOD UPDATE
Replies: 11
Views: 1714

Woah, that seems expensive.... I got Ceramic top and bottom for a straight £2,000. It's the best Ortho in the area too, all the top lawyers go there lol.
by camdog
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth...
Replies: 14
Views: 1984

My lower wisdom teeth are at a right angle!! I was shocked when I seen the x-ray.

However... no problems yet, had one day where it was really apinfull but upto this date, before and during braces no problems.

Lets hope it stays that way!!
by camdog
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's the story behind you finally geting braces?
Replies: 16
Views: 3619

Some good stories guys.

I think were all in agreement that a year or two of pain and self consciousness is well worth it for a lifetime of good looks and confidence! :D