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by cocomi
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: gunky trays after just 5 days
Replies: 9
Views: 4872

Re: gunky trays after just 5 days

my orthodontist told me to just use soap and water.. they said "think of it like tupperware" so i've just been washing it with a tiny bit of soap to get it squeaky clean.
i have tried brushing it, but it doesn't feel clean lol
by cocomi
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Does Invisalign cause cavities?
Replies: 6
Views: 6656

Re: Does Invisalign cause cavities?

it doesn't cause cavities, but there is a high chance you may get them if you don't take care of your teeth and your trays. with invisalign, you can't drink/eat anything but water with the trays in. you need to remove them, eat, then brush your teeth (or rinse at least) before putting them back in. ...
by cocomi
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Were you charged extra for TAD?
Replies: 11
Views: 2941

Re: Were you charged extra for TAD?

I have Invisalign and need to get TAD's too! Four total (two outside and two inside at the top).
I'm nervous about the price because I called two places (have to go to an oral surgeon) and they want me to pay for just a consultation and x-ray. :<
by cocomi
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Tray 6 and uneven bite
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: Tray 6 and uneven bite

try not to worry too much, i think it's normal when the teeth shift, that it's the left side, then the right, etc. i didn't start my invisalign yet, so i can't tell you for sure, but when i was discussing the treatment, the ortho told me one week, my bite might be on the left side, and afterwards, p...
by cocomi
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Using Invisalign to Correct an Open bite
Replies: 10
Views: 14783

Re: Using Invisalign to Correct an Open bite

wow, didn't realize how old this thread was! but anyways, if anyone needs more information, thought i'd share what i found so far :o i have a very big open bite as well, i saw 3 orthodontists. one scared me to death with "you need surgery" but the ortho that i chose-- in nyc-- she will be giving me ...
by cocomi
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?
Replies: 13
Views: 5106

Re: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?

DRG and KRC202, thank you for your responses! Yes, I have noticed that most of the people on this site have had surgery or will. It makes me feel a bit better knowing that I'm not all alone in this world with this open bite or weird jaw/skeletal issue! I have seen three orthodontists so far and will...
by cocomi
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: TAD and barces for an open bite
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Re: TAD and barces for an open bite

Hello, Unfortunately I cannot give you a clear answer, as I have never had it, but I will be getting TAD's for my treatment. I also have an open bite (quite severe :oops: ) and I've seen three orthodontists so far. The first one really scared me because he said surgery is the only way to fix it best...
by cocomi
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open bite, braces, wisdom teeth
Replies: 5
Views: 3361

Re: Open bite, braces, wisdom teeth

Hello, I don't think my wisdom teeth were impacted, but I had both my bottom ones removed. It wasn't that bad, you're numb during and afterwards it's just annoying for about a week while you recover. I was researching the surgery and how you lose feeling in your face temporarily as the surgery does ...
by cocomi
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1st Time Posting ... A long journey ahead of me...
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Re: 1st Time Posting ... A long journey ahead of me...

Hi Denver! Welcome to the Board! I'm new, too. I'm 23 and I'm about to get braces, as well. Yea, I just saw an orthodontist FINALLY after waiting (until I could afford to pay for treatment) and he kind of scared me with his diagnosis. I understand how you feel about being nervous, so don't worry; th...
by cocomi
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?
Replies: 13
Views: 5106

Re: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?

I have an an open bite for most of my life and I refused the surgery for years because I had no pain or symptoms. I also don't think I look deformed the way people with a underbite or overbite do, so I did not want the change to my face. Now I am 23 and just this year started getting jaw pain. It h...
by cocomi
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?
Replies: 13
Views: 5106

Re: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?

Thank you!!
I scheduled another appointment with an orthodontist for a second opinion and will schedule another appointment for a third.

Hopefully they can provide a little more hope for me and my mouth :(
by cocomi
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?
Replies: 13
Views: 5106

Re: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?

[quote="CaliforniaKid"]i wouldn't be so fast on the insurance. a lot of insurance companies separate dental from health insurance - yes, I know. but this is america, the consumer must be always be screwed in our healthcare system. it's just cultural. :P unless your insurance company exclusively proh...
by cocomi
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?
Replies: 13
Views: 5106

Re: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?

[quote="Marisama"]If your bite bothers you enough, I'd say to go for the surgery. Are you able to get a job with a good PPO insurance plan? There are plenty of plans that will cover jaw surgery at 100% if you stay in your network. I've chosen to go out of my network in order to have my surgeon of ch...
by cocomi
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?
Replies: 13
Views: 5106

Anyone choose NO Surgery for an Open Bite?

Hi All! New member, I'm 23 and from the Northeast. I just went to an orthodontist for a consultation (and I will be seeing more for second opinions). Basically, I have a bad open bite. I think he estimated about 8 mm :oops: :cry: I did have braces when I was in middle school/high school, but after t...
by cocomi
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw Questions - Long Face Syndrome
Replies: 7
Views: 13540

Re: Jaw Questions - Long Face Syndrome

Hi! Just noticed you posted this in April-- any update with the orthodontist? I JUST met with an ortho today-- I think I have some similar symptoms with you, but I have a bad open bite. I've never heard of Long Face Syndrome but it seems I have that, too! Like you, I thought my tongue pushed out my ...