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by PhDGuy
Fri May 22, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long did it take for you to get braced?
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: How long did it take for you to get braced?

I got my treatment and payment plan the day of my initial consultation, no waiting. It seems weird you have to wait so long for yours. Have you called them? Maybe you should get a second consult. Maybe it's a bad sign about how this office operates. When you have braces it's nice being able to coun...
by PhDGuy
Mon May 18, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: X-Rays and models done...
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: X-Rays and models done...

... as well as all my photos, all will be sent to my ortho these days... let's see what he says! :) Congratulations on making the decision! When do you expect to get started? As a matter of fact, just a few hours ago! :) I thought my ortho was only going to explain me how the treatment would be lik...
by PhDGuy
Mon May 18, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 year old female, 2 months into my Damon Braces
Replies: 18
Views: 5239

Re: 28 year old female, 2 months into my Damon Braces

So, I'm 28 and decided to get braces this year. I've always been self conscious about my smile and never show my teeth in photos. The reason is that I have a slightly gummy smile and what I thought were small teeth. I met a girl who had Damon Clear braces and was inspired to look into braces becaus...
by PhDGuy
Mon May 18, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost
Replies: 52
Views: 6874

Re: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost

LittleSern wrote:Damon System, 12-18 months, $6300
Wow, our cost is identical for an 18 month treatment time! I, however, have all metal Damon braces.
by PhDGuy
Sun May 17, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Well, THE DATE IS SET! 38 and getting braced!
Replies: 21
Views: 2145

Re: Well, THE DATE IS SET! 38 and getting braced!

Congratulations on making the decision to move forward and I look forward to reading about your experience. I think 3 weeks in, you should be mostly over the initial soreness, just be careful of what you eat as you don't want to be stuck with broken brackets or wire on your vacation!
by PhDGuy
Sun May 17, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: PhDGuy's orthodontic journey - better late than never!
Replies: 11
Views: 2201

Re: PhDGuy's orthodontic journey - better late than never!

Your braces look good! Sounds like your first days were pretty traumatic, I hope things are settling down now!!! Thanks Prof! Things were indeed pretty traumatic initially and are settling down fast. I suppose part of it is my increased tolerance to the braces and part of it I can attribute to my m...
by PhDGuy
Sun May 17, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Getting braces on Wednesday. 41 yes old.
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: Getting braces on Wednesday. 41 yes old.

Oh shame PhDGuy!!! I was counting down the seconds to get mine out... I can only imagine how you were feeling! think you had it way worse than me! Haha shame, well least it's in the past now - bring on those beautiful pearly whites! :tingrin: no pain, no gain as they say :mrgreen: Right on 30yearol...
by PhDGuy
Sun May 17, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: X-Rays and models done...
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: X-Rays and models done...

VCLX wrote:... as well as all my photos, all will be sent to my ortho these days... let's see what he says! :)
Congratulations on making the decision! When do you expect to get started?
by PhDGuy
Sun May 17, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: What should I buy before braced appt?
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: What should I buy before braced appt?

OK. So I'm getting my braces within the next 2 weeks. And I'm just wondering what are some good things to have. I'm buying some soft foods. But is there anything that made the first few days easier? You already have the soft foods covered. Other than that, invest in a Waterpik if you can as flossin...
by PhDGuy
Sun May 17, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Look what can happen in 1 year!
Replies: 50
Views: 5957

Re: Look what can happen in 1 year!

Hi PhDGuy, The only time I felt like braces got in the way was when I first got them. I did it in the middle of the semester and just showed up with braces one day. I was pretty embarrassed and decided to just pretend that everything was normal. Only three people made comments (my PhD student, one ...
by PhDGuy
Sun May 17, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets placed extremely close to gumline?
Replies: 8
Views: 8143

Re: Brackets placed extremely close to gumline?

I agree with what ItsFreyja has said. Your ortho knows what he/she is doing and the bracket placement is dependent on what the needs for your specific case are. From what I understand, If the teeth need to be extruded, the bracket will be placed closer to the gingival surface of the tooth and if the...
by PhDGuy
Thu May 14, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12135

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

Wow, lots of movement and your arches have rounded up beautifully in two months! I also noticed that you had an overbite/deepbite in your very first few pictures but now it looks like your bite is open. Is that because of bite ramps or by purpose or just an artifact related to the angle of the camer...
by PhDGuy
Thu May 14, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New. Excited about braces, and dealing w Anxiety about it.
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: New. Excited about braces, and dealing w Anxiety about it.

Welcome to the board and congratulations on making the decision to get started. Our timelines seem very similar and before you know it, you will be done with braces already. I'm already one month in to my journey and can't believe how fast time has gone.
by PhDGuy
Wed May 13, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Getting braces on Wednesday. 41 yes old.
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: Getting braces on Wednesday. 41 yes old.

I'm 3 weeks in and honestly I can say there hasn't been much pain for me - I would call it discomfort rather than pain. The absolute worst pain so far was the 2 weeks before my braces when I had to wear those dreaded spacers between my molars - agony is an understatement lol! Good luck for today an...
by PhDGuy
Wed May 13, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Lunch time brushing
Replies: 11
Views: 3879

Re: Lunch time brushing

I also work in a university environment, a research lab, more specifically and I keep a couple of travel size toothpastes, an interdental brush, an orthodontic (v shaped) brush, and a bottle of mouthwash in my drawer at work. At first, I was pretty embarrassed to go brush my teeth in the common bath...