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by boodles8
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone with Knowledge or Experience with Propel Therapy?
Replies: 11
Views: 7040

Re: Anyone with Knowledge or Experience with Propel Therapy?

Dan, I think you're asking good questions. I would add three more. 1) Who paid for the studies? Frequently, studies, even scientific ones, are paid for by the very company who plans to sell the product. It makes sense because they need the study to get FDA approval. I don't consider it reason to thr...
by boodles8
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chain broke! Getting braces off in a week??
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: Power chain broke! Getting braces off in a week??

I'd go back again. No sense risking that you won't be debanded as scheduled if something moves.
by boodles8
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Picture Time!
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Picture Time!

They're off! I'm afraid I don't have a good before picture.
by boodles8
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Serious mouth pain...need help!
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Serious mouth pain...need help!

Second the warm salt water rinses. Once every couple of hours, if you can.
by boodles8
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally got a debanding date!
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Finally got a debanding date!

YAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I have 2.5 more days, counting this afternoon.
by boodles8
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 years what more can I do?
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: After 3 years what more can I do?

I guess I'm a little confused about how he expects IPR to help this situation. IPR is between teeth, not on the fronts of lowers where the brackets are attached, or on the backs of the uppers. How is grinding down between teeth going to bring back overjet? Why not put the wire back on all the teeth,...
by boodles8
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Sorry, Should have said February 2014 surgery buddies
Replies: 156
Views: 10601

Re: Sorry, Should have said February 2014 surgery buddies

Well that stinks, samoorelaw. My ortho wanted to take me out of braces when my molars didn't meet, and I said "nuh uh" and wrote him a letter to that effect. Now, I like my ortho and wouldn't sue him, but I figured a letter would give him that little scare. Anyway, he fixed me up, and now I'm counti...
by boodles8
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wire vs. Elastic Ligs
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Wire vs. Elastic Ligs

When people say they don't notice their braces, I think they are talking about the feel of the braces against their lips, not movement-related tooth pain/pressure. Of course, the pain/pressure changes with time as your teeth move and the wire/elastic/whatever other hardware set-up is adjusted; you c...
by boodles8
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 14 days and counting!
Replies: 4
Views: 443

14 days and counting!

Well, it's official: after one year of braces followed by jaw surgery and another year of braces, they are coming off. I have a deband date scheduled, and even I am happy with my bite. I am also pretty happy with my smile. I have one complaint, but my ortho says the tooth is strangely shaped, and he...
by boodles8
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 100% Elastic Wear challenge and Public Shaming thread.
Replies: 26
Views: 2137

Re: 100% Elastic Wear challenge and Public Shaming thread.

Repeat after me.. Elastics are not to be used as a musical instrument in your mouth.....
But when else will I ever have a true mouth harp? I can't quite seem to nail a scale--not enough range.

Heh, at least I'm not the only one!
by boodles8
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 100% Elastic Wear challenge and Public Shaming thread.
Replies: 26
Views: 2137

Re: 100% Elastic Wear challenge and Public Shaming thread.

Dan, I think you should stretch each one until it breaks and NOT between your teeth!
by boodles8
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: stories of bsso
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: stories of bsso

My story started when I was about 12 and my parents took me for two ortho consults. Surgery was recommended by both. My parents couldn't afford it, so nothing was done. Fast forward 10 years. I began having minor TMJ symptoms which progressed over the next several years until they were really interf...
by boodles8
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 4 weeks post-op: Bite splint removal, teeth question?
Replies: 6
Views: 3399

Re: 4 weeks post-op: Bite splint removal, teeth question?

I never had PT for ROM. In fact, I was never instructed to do anything special to regain it. I figured I ought to do some simple stretching to speed the process along, though. I would open as far as I could without pain, hold for 5-10 sec, repeat 5 tiimes, 3x daily. But don't take that as any kind o...
by boodles8
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 4 weeks post-op: Bite splint removal, teeth question?
Replies: 6
Views: 3399

Re: 4 weeks post-op: Bite splint removal, teeth question?

Don't fret about how your teeth meet at this point. You are still very early in recovery. A lot changes on its own in time, and anyway, that is what post-op ortho is for: to get everything exactly right. Orthos really can tell all they need to know about your bite in a two-minute exam. They look at ...
by boodles8
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery Dream Wish List
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Surgery Dream Wish List

Personal chef! I think I ate the same four foods the whole six weeks because I'm just not creative.