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by psych braces
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long for extraction gaps to close?
Replies: 6
Views: 3225

Re: How long for extraction gaps to close?

mine is 7 months and still closing...almost there.
by psych braces
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Repositioning Brackets? Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 18130

Re: Repositioning Brackets? Why?

Learned something again...at least it sounds plausible. Jaw snapping occurred for me at month 3 and 4 then subsided. It always caught me completely offguard resulting in a biten tongue and cheeks (ouch!!). Once it happened while I was engaged in a conversation and although I was not speaking at the ...
by psych braces
Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: did you take a sick day
Replies: 29
Views: 3760

Re: did you take a sick day

I didn't take a sick day but wished I had. Thinking that I was a confident person with a healthy ego and able to just "fly" with the whole bracing process, was my mistake. Day one of bracing really kicked my ego's butt. I think alot depends on what your occupation is (even for confident people). My ...
by psych braces
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debonded, really unhappy with results,PICS. Advice please :(
Replies: 13
Views: 4301

I agree with most of the posts that your teeth look very nice. I also think that you should get the results that you want if those results are possible. Seems that a little more time might get that tooth in the correct position, but then maybe I've greatly understated the process and the reality is ...
by psych braces
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off way sooner than expected
Replies: 22
Views: 6013

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Post pictures so the rest of us will be inspired,
by psych braces
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just realised how bad my teeth are!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 3310

Lotztredder and Crystal, this string was fun to read. It is so real and expresses my thoughts exactly (my teeth suck and I've come to terms with it and am doing something about it...can't wait until its done)
by psych braces
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long after consultation to having your braces fitted?
Replies: 22
Views: 33977

My initial visit was fairly quick and took just 20 minutes. The ortho looked over my mouth consulted iwth another ortho and then both agreed I was definately a candidate for braces. I was given a records appt the following week which was quite extensive. At the records appointment the ortho schedule...
by psych braces
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where is everyone from?
Replies: 57
Views: 7570

I'm from the US, I live in New York and do not know anyone in their 40's who have braces. I paid the full bill for my orthodontics since my insurance doesn't cover any ortho care if you are over 18 years of age. Ortho care in New York is quite expensive and from what I can see, it is rare for adults...
by psych braces
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone else wish they'd never done it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3594

Spurfy, You are having a bumpy ride, but I think it will get better for you so hang in there. ClassII put it very well when they essentially said if you don't do it now you will wish you had later, when your teeth no longer function for you. Everyone reacts differently with the bracing process and t...
by psych braces
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I have a date!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2541

awesome!!! I can't wait to see the pictures! congratulations!
by psych braces
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did you find ARCHWIRED? Before or after bracing?
Replies: 23
Views: 3639

I found this site between the time that I had my last consult and the time I was braced. I have had several periods of getting consults then "chickening out" over past 20 years. It finally panned out this way: I saved money in a HSA, then went for a consult (again) but didn't actually plop the money...
by psych braces
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Obsessed
Replies: 22
Views: 4200

I used to notice people teeth because I suffered from envy (those with straight teeth). Now I notice teeth even more because it's easier to get away with studying people's teeth because people seem to make less eye contact with me since I've been braced. Has anyone noticed that more people tend to l...
by psych braces
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: my Ortho is so rough with me
Replies: 17
Views: 3793

WOW, that's horrible. I have heard of doctors with a lack of empathy, which is often due to arrogance, continue to treat people badly because they have been put up on a "pedestal". Should the fact that his payment...YES, he is being paid!...is not coming directly from your pocket allow him to treat ...
by psych braces
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Today was my consult
Replies: 18
Views: 3306

if you're going directly back to work remember to bring along a toothbrush. If you had spacers they will be removed and that is a nasty process. There are rotten food particles stuck around those spacers (you couldn't floss) and when they are removed it stinks like hell. When they were removed all I...
by psych braces
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces in 2 weeks
Replies: 14
Views: 3137

welcome nume, you are correct in that everyone is different. For me there was no physical pain immediately after being braced and I still haven't had pain even after a couple of adjustments. The psychological issue of feeling awkward was my biggest issue and still is (so many here would say "get ove...