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by sweetcynic
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When looking at progress pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 366

When looking at progress pictures

Have you ever liked the progress you teeth have made, but then noticed weight gain or some other undesirable thing unrelated to orthodontia?
by sweetcynic
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adjustments don't hurt... is my teeth not moving??
Replies: 14
Views: 1313

Re: Adjustments don't hurt... is my teeth not moving??

Doesn't pain come not from movement, but from teeth being pushed but not moving? I've actually had a tooth hurt, "click" into its new place, and immediately feel better. If it moves right away it won't have time to hurt.
by sweetcynic
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Same treatment- $2000 difference WWYD?
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: Same treatment- $2000 difference WWYD?

I would say if you are reasonably comfortable with #1, go for them, otherwise do a couple more consults. $2k is a lot of money for what is supposed to be the same result.
by sweetcynic
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is Decalcification a Reason not to get Braces?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Is Decalcification a Reason not to get Braces?

It's a big issue with kids(~45% of them, mostly boys, get it) but not with those with good hygiene. Brush and floss daily, and have regular cleanings and you should be fine. Brush once a day and have some soda before bed (like a lot of teens/preteens do), and you probably will get decalcified teeth.
by sweetcynic
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Has anyone ever asked for their money back?????
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: Has anyone ever asked for their money back?????

Is your current provider able and willing to provide you with braces? If so, are they charging extra? Mine said that I could finish off with braces if the need arose after the end of invisalign treatment.
by sweetcynic
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 27 - started Invisalign last week
Replies: 5
Views: 2890

Re: 27 - started Invisalign last week

And now, week 23. I am now at the 25% mark, yay!
by sweetcynic
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fear of dental extraction
Replies: 21
Views: 1582

Re: Fear of dental extraction

Injecting the novocaine is mildly painful(comparable to getting a shot on the skin), but the tooth pulling itself is painless. I lied low for the next day, was careful how I chewed for the next week and a half, and was fine after that
by sweetcynic
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone NOT regret their extractions?
Replies: 42
Views: 6462

Re: Anyone NOT regret their extractions?

I don't regret my 2 upper premolar extractions. I'm already glad I have to strain my lip less to keep them closed and look forward to the day I don't have to strain at all to keep my lips closed.
by sweetcynic
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Intro and 3 orthodontic opinions - your thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1643

Re: Intro and 3 orthodontic opinions - your thoughts?

My case is somewhat similar to yours, (5 mm overjet, 4mm overbite at start, only mildly crooked teeth). I looked around, and ended up choosing what's closest to your option #3. I got 2 upper premolar extractions as I wanted (and am seeing) my lip incompetence improve. I am 4.5 months into 20 months ...
by sweetcynic
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: My First Day with Invasalign
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

Re: My First Day with Invasalign

My first aligner was the worst by far. One thing I would suggest is to change aligners after dinner/before bed, so you don't have to take it out for the first twelve hours. Hang in there!
by sweetcynic
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces from dentist?
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: Braces from dentist?

Some things to ask(whether a dentist or ortho): How many cases similar to mine have you treated? Can I see before and after pictures? Etc. etc. Personally I had a dentist do orthodontic work on me when I was a kid and I'm having an orthodontist do the work now. The one I had as a kid was a great den...
by sweetcynic
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Food getting stuck between metal band and molar-what to do?
Replies: 10
Views: 6888

Re: Food getting stuck between metal band and molar-what to

Probably recommended going every four months for dental cleanings to maintain tooth and gum health, basically saying every 6 months isn't sufficient. Just my guess anyway.
by sweetcynic
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: My First Day with Invasalign
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

Re: My First Day with Invasalign

Congrats! I just switched to aligner #10 and have 32 to go. The time is flying by.
by sweetcynic
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho says no Damon Lower Clears. Help?
Replies: 27
Views: 6645

Re: Ortho says no Damon Lower Clears. Help?

I know there are lower clears with some other brands of self-ligating braces that do the same thing as damon.... There is nothing special about damon braces in particular other than their marketing.
by sweetcynic
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What was your primary reason for orthodontic treatment?
Replies: 43
Views: 2997

What was your primary reason for orthodontic treatment?

Was it appearance, function, or both? For me, function was primary, appearance was nice but secondary.