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by denSMSgt
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces for the THIRD time!
Replies: 22
Views: 14072

Re: Braces for the THIRD time!

The time doesn't really bother me as I actually hate retainers more than braces! I feel confident this guy will get it closer to right and what I think is good. :tingrin:
by denSMSgt
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces for the THIRD time!
Replies: 22
Views: 14072

Re: Braces for the THIRD time!

Sorry I wasn't clear enough. Still in them, yes 4 years now because of a combination of my unhappiness with the supposed final result and working in another state, coming back to visit my family and getting tweaks. Now that my family has moved and we found a SAVVY ortho, I've decided to transfer. Th...
by denSMSgt
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces for the THIRD time!
Replies: 22
Views: 14072

Re: Braces for the THIRD time!

So here we are a long time since I'd posted last. My work work schedule has been wonky for a while so larger times between appointments and I wasn't very happy with what the ortho stated was the finished product I'm living in another state and took my younger son to an orthodontist that uses the sma...
by denSMSgt
Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Same day braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 4047

Re: Same day braces?

I went in looking for ideas/options with a clunky jaw and some relapse from a failed (supposedly permanent) bonded lower retainer. I walked out unexpectedly same day with a set of nice metal 3M SmartClip brackets top and bottom. I'm admittedly weird, but totally prefer the braces to stupid retainers...
by denSMSgt
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What to do after getting braces put on?
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: What to do after getting braces put on?

I'd highly recommend some vegetarian black or veg regular refried beans! They're nice and soft, and provide the good protein and fibre. I throw salsa at them too for extra flavour. I was a recruiter last go with braces, (yep a lot of face-to-face and telephone talking) and had an expander... took so...
by denSMSgt
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: End is looming, concerned...
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: End is looming, concerned...

Appreciate the thoughts y'all! I will definitely be bringing this up, though my gut feel on my ortho, even though he's super-nice, he doesn't like to be questioned. I understand that, he's the trained pro, and only can do so much with what mess each individual brings through genetics etc. I wasn't o...
by denSMSgt
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: End is looming, concerned...
Replies: 5
Views: 623

End is looming, concerned...

Howdy gang, The threat of 'check for deband' at next appointment was made last time and I have a semi-unexpected concern-- on the bottom. Can't believe I'm doing this, but since I've seen folks post pix and poll the group for ideas, what do y'all think of the way my first and second molars are two y...
by denSMSgt
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces Again?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Braces Again?

Third go here too, early/mid 80s, 1999-2001 and 2011-present. Lower (supposedly) permanent bonded retainer failure made stuff shift and was getting clunky jaw issues. :-( I can tell the technology has improved each time though! I'd much rather have braces than deal with retainers.. In 40s here as we...
by denSMSgt
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: All metal or both??
Replies: 22
Views: 1065

Re: All metal or both??

Vetoed awful invisalign and even clear brackets on top. Proudly all-metal still at 42!

I always choose coloured powerchains etc. too! I'm just a big kid still, like to have some fun, and smile as much as possible. :tingrin:
by denSMSgt
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ever realize how you forget?
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Ever realize how you forget?

The way my bite lines up, I'm guessing it's food more than anything else as I chew the top teeth drive food down onto the top of the chain and ens up wearing through it. I understand more this past couple weeks since I was backpacking and the trail meals included a lot of bars with granola and nuts ...
by denSMSgt
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ever realize how you forget?
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Ever realize how you forget?

Those are orange elastics, initially I wore these smaller ones in "Class II" configuration.

Past few months I've been in larger diameter "Box Elastics" in the back. Good times! ;-)

Enjoy your 'freedom', I'm still torn on mine when it eventually comes...

Smile!
by denSMSgt
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ever realize how you forget?
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Ever realize how you forget?

Interesting you'd bring this up Jill, I'm somewhat in this boat... but in sort of the opposite sense. I'm the weird one that loves their braces and was actually happy having them again in most ways more than dealing with retainers. That said, here I am closing in on two years and I'm having issues w...
by denSMSgt
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can anyone give me tips on Invisalign vs traditional braces
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: Can anyone give me tips on Invisalign vs traditional bra

My wife and I (both forty-somethings) in jobs that involve being up front, talking, briefing, presenting etc., both vetoed invisalign even though for us it was the same price. For her, she knew she would be annoyed and just take them out and not progress like she should. Me, well sadly this isn't my...
by denSMSgt
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many did you do?
Replies: 33
Views: 2879

Re: How many did you do?

More than eight metal spacers the first time in the mid '80s, four upper, four lower. I must have had one of the few old-school orthodontists that was still doing full metal bands on ALL teeth. Friends had colours on ligs and powerchains and mine looked like Ben Stiller's in Something About Mary. Ei...
by denSMSgt
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone actually have traditional metal braces anymore
Replies: 144
Views: 8820

Re: Does anyone actually have traditional metal braces anymo

My wife and I (42 and 45 years old respectively) both proudly sport all metal 3M smartclip brackets! I just ran into a 30-ish year old girl in another section of our office that was all metal too. I complimented her on joining the 'cool kids' club by going all metal. She said, 'heck yeah', then we s...