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by thmmom
Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: OH MY GOD!!! HUGE GAPS!
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: OH MY GOD!!! HUGE GAPS!

I feel for you. It is true that things get worse before they get better. I had a really crooked bottom front tooth. The ortho used a spring to make room to turn the tooth. Well, he had to make a big gap to turn the tooth and while the gap was forning, the tooth turned more for the worse. I was embar...
by thmmom
Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finished! Phew. Before and after pics...
Replies: 23
Views: 3372

Re: Finished! Phew. Before and after pics...

Your smile is fabulous! Congrats on such great results!
by thmmom
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Have I DONE????
Replies: 16
Views: 2659

Re: What Have I DONE????

Sorry you are having a rough go. You will get used to the molar build ups. You will just have to eat softer foods for awhile. I had bite turbos glued behind my front teeth. My molars did not touch at all for about 3 weeks - those were a few rough weeks! I had the same thoughts of what have I gotten ...
by thmmom
Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: re-sculpting teeth?
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: re-sculpting teeth?

My Ortho manicures the teeth after braces come off.
by thmmom
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Well they're on! And tomorrow they will be off again
Replies: 26
Views: 3498

Re: Well they're on! And tomorrow they will be off again

[quotePersonally, I do not understand what is the point of having the clear/ceramic braces. They are called "invisible", but let's be honest, people still see that you wear braces! And why hide it anyways? It's not everyone else's business but yours. I wear my metal braces proudly, and wish everybod...
by thmmom
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about ceramic braces removal
Replies: 10
Views: 6863

Question about ceramic braces removal

I am hopefully nearing the last few months of wearing braces. I have ceramic braces upper and lower. I recently took my 15 year old son into a different ortho office - they are new and are having a sale - to see what the cost would be for him. The ortho mentioned to me at the end of my son's consult...
by thmmom
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions about teeth cleaning
Replies: 18
Views: 3000

Re: Questions about teeth cleaning

Your wire does not have to be removed, but it makes it so much easier for the hygenist. Just think about the difference when you floss your teeth with wire in and wire out. My hygenist said that she can do a much more thorough job without the wire. If I'm getting my teeth cleaned, I want them as cle...
by thmmom
Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions about teeth cleaning
Replies: 18
Views: 3000

Re: Questions about teeth cleaning

Another vote for wire out. I recently had my teeth cleaned and did the ortho-dentist-ortho trip. My hygenist was very grateful. She said that it is so much easier to clean teeth with the wire out.
by thmmom
Mon May 23, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Choice: ceramic uppers or metal? What did you choose why?
Replies: 16
Views: 2132

Re: Choice: ceramic uppers or metal? What did you choose why

I say go with whatever you will be the most comfortable looking at. You will have them in your mouth for quite some time. I have all ceramic - top and bottom. I have not had any problems with staining. I don't worry about what I eat or think about it all the time like others have stated. But, I'm no...
by thmmom
Fri May 13, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: You can really tell how crooked your teeth are.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2241

Re: You can really tell how crooked your teeth are.....

I see that you are having surgery, so I understand no wire. But, why did they go ahead and put the brackets on? I wouldn't want the brackets on without a wire since it's not doing anything but irritating your mouth. Good luck with your surgery.
by thmmom
Sat May 07, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Calling all my fellow bite turbo wearers....
Replies: 14
Views: 4778

Re: Calling all my fellow bite turbo wearers....

Hopefully your teeth have moved enough. I think if your molars can come together in the back and your front teeth don't hit brackets, you will get them off. My biggest problem was when he would tell me to bite down, I could never figure how I should bite down. My bite has changed so much. Good luck!
by thmmom
Wed May 04, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Calling all my fellow bite turbo wearers....
Replies: 14
Views: 4778

Re: Calling all my fellow bite turbo wearers....

A little over 10 months in and I finally got my bite turbos out today! I was so excited when my Ortho said that things were looking good and they could come out. It wasn't much fun getting them out, but it feels great now.
by thmmom
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Progress pics- almost finished!
Replies: 20
Views: 3673

Re: My Progress pics- almost finished!

I am so happy for you. Your teeth look fabulous!
by thmmom
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Myy appointments every 8 weeks? Is my treatment longer?
Replies: 14
Views: 11748

Re: Myy appointments every 8 weeks? Is my treatment longer?

I think it depends on what your ortho is trying to accomplish. I have had my appointments as soon as 2 weeks and as far apart as 6 weeks. 6 weeks is the norm for me. I think 6 - 8 weeks is pretty normal for most ortho patients. I think it is important for an ortho to take their time in moving teeth....
by thmmom
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: PHOTO OF MY TEETH! About to get braces off, need your advice
Replies: 29
Views: 5145

Re: PHOTO OF MY TEETH! About to get braces off, need your ad

Obviously - you think the issue is obvious, but so far no one on this board does. So, either the angle isn't good on your photo or you are extremely picky. They are your teeth - you need to talk to your Ortho - not go crazy on this board looking for people to agree with you.