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by wildpig
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho says it's done but it doesn't seem so :(.Need opinion!
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Ortho says it's done but it doesn't seem so :(.Need opin

Here's another view with smiling with mouth more close. You can see here a little more that the medial incisors are more apparently pointing more toward the lips than the lateral incisors. I can really only bite good if I move my lower jaw more forward while biting to make the top and bottom incisor...
by wildpig
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho says it's done but it doesn't seem so :(.Need opinion!
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Ortho says it's done but it doesn't seem so :(.Need opin

Thnks for reply. I guess i will raise the point and hopefully not hurting his feeeling too much but i have paid thousands and spent 2 yr and wouldnt seem good to not have it as good as physically possible. I mean i kinda been just taking a somewhat handoff approaches and expecting that his idea of o...
by wildpig
Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho says it's done but it doesn't seem so :(.Need opinion!
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Ortho says it's done but it doesn't seem so :(.Need opinion!

I need a 2nd opinion on what I should do... Opinion from any ortho would be great. Ok. I have braces on now for slightly more than 2 yrs. From the front my smile is definitely improved. But it's not what I feel like an optimal result. Here's what's bothering me: I think the maxillary incisors, espec...
by wildpig
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: whitening gel in essex retainer?
Replies: 1
Views: 527

whitening gel in essex retainer?

I have a feeling that the retainer probably have too little amount of space to really put any gel in at all?
by wildpig
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sleeping with braces
Replies: 23
Views: 8558

Re: Sleeping with braces

Sleeping on my back. Best position for your back.. Do have problem with keeping lips sealed during night so i do get dry mouth in the morning several times.
by wildpig
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who applied your braces?
Replies: 26
Views: 1773

Re: Who applied your braces?

Ortho fellow with attending ortho for supervision at beginning of every visit. Then the fellow does everything.
by wildpig
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What was your primary reason for orthodontic treatment?
Replies: 43
Views: 3304

Re: What was your primary reason for orthodontic treatment?

Function primary. Used to keep biting my cheeks front and back. Back was fixed with wisdom teeth extraction. Hope the braces will move the front teeth back a little and take care of the front cheek bite prob. Also need crowns for the top incisors due to trauma yrs ago.... Figure i should have a good...
by wildpig
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long did it take for your new-braces-pain to subside?
Replies: 18
Views: 3394

Re: How long did it take for your new-braces-pain to subside

First 2 wks was hell. Was taking advil on a schedule basis the whole time. And I never ever taken really any pain med before that. Except for that one time about 9 yrs before when I got 3 wisdom teeth out by an oral surgeon. Now 8 months later, i don't even need to take pain med anymore, even after ...
by wildpig
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How self-conscious are you about your braces?
Replies: 48
Views: 6162

Re: How self-conscious are you about your braces?

1. It only bothers me sometimes getting in the way of eating and things get stucked and that i have to go to the restroom after eating out all the time now and that i can't make a quick getaway from the restaurant. As far as how self conscious with having braces in front of other people, not much at...
by wildpig
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating habits with braces!
Replies: 43
Views: 6807

Re: Eating habits with braces!

Just take a little while to get used to everything. After 4 months, now i don't even have to take any pain meds after adjustment. I did remember the first wk I had to take pain meds religiously or else. No change in eating habit. Was never big on biting into apple or corn cob. Steak, caramel candies...
by wildpig
Wed May 02, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What did you pay for surgical wisdom tooth removal?
Replies: 20
Views: 3451

Re: What did you pay for surgical wisdom tooth removal?

Had 3 wisdom teeth out back in 2003 with one impacted. Total cost with anesth was like $900 but i paid $300. Rest was covered by insurance. Got it done at an academic university center.
by wildpig
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else accidentally bite lips or inside of cheeks?
Replies: 14
Views: 10075

Re: Anyone else accidentally bite lips or inside of cheeks?

Before braces, I bite the bottom cheek on either side right under the canine at least once a month if not more. When it happens, my life for that whole wk is miserable. that has decreased considerably since braces. And when it does, it's a lot less severe. that was one of my hope is that braces woul...
by wildpig
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your teeth are showing! How many?
Replies: 9
Views: 2201

Re: Your teeth are showing! How many?

Take that back. Natural smile is only 6 top ones mostly, Maybe the front bottom ones only slightly. Only a big grin will i show 14.
by wildpig
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your teeth are showing! How many?
Replies: 9
Views: 2201

Re: Your teeth are showing! How many?

You must have real nice wide smile ;). Mine only shows 14-16. But then again i know i got somewhat smaller mouth. Even heard that from dentists before too.