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by spinme
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do class II elastics really move your teeth?
Replies: 9
Views: 6578

Re: Do class II elastics really move your teeth?

I've had elastics for the last 2 weeks from lower molars to upper canines and the molars have been pulled forward and closed the extraction gaps I had. So they've worked really fast. I hope my ortho does something with my upper molars when I see him next as my bite is now really off.
by spinme
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you get a professional clean with braces?
Replies: 18
Views: 5044

Before braces I saw the hygienist for a clean every 6 months. This takes about 1/2 hour. Since having braces fitted the hygienist recommends I see her every 3 months. I have dental insurance which covers dental work and hygienist visits so don't have any additional costs to pay for this. They would ...
by spinme
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: All metal and ceramic braces!
Replies: 14
Views: 3183

My ortho charged the same for ceramic as for metal. He's put an assortment of ceramic, clear, and metal on the bottom to get the result he's aiming for, and to stop any damage to the top teeth biting down on the lower braces.
by spinme
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what foods stain clear powerchains?
Replies: 9
Views: 3000

I've not had a problem with blueberries or tomato based foods, but yellow mustardy type food is dreadful at staining .
by spinme
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Few Thoughts and Questions...
Replies: 23
Views: 4134

My ortho does everything too. The assistant just passes him the wires etc.
by spinme
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I love my braces....
Replies: 12
Views: 5455

I went for my first dental checkup yesterday since having braces 3 months ago. My dentist was really thrilled about the progress so far and is so pleased that I'd gone ahead and got them after dithering for so long. I saw the hygienist as well and had a good clean. She recommended a different interd...
by spinme
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 111326

UK
£3000
Ceramic upper and lower
20 months
by spinme
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets or bands
Replies: 5
Views: 2372

I have brackets on my molars, no bands, and have to permanently use wax there as they poke so much. :( I only have my top teeth braced so far, lower teeth will be braced mid April so not sure whether they'll have bands or will be the same as the top.
by spinme
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 35 and Braces
Replies: 17
Views: 3470

Hi there, I'm 50 and just about to get braced! I've had one premolar extracted this week, and two more to be taken out next week along with a visit to the hygienist for cleaning. I already had one premolar extracted 25 years ago. Then my appointment for braces is March 17th. After waiting so long, m...
by spinme
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1087
Views: 179420

First post here! I'm 50 and will be having my braces fitted in 6 weeks time. Before that though I have to have 3 teeth extracted. Wish I had got round to it years ago :(