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by Siobhan
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic humor and some news
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Orthodontic humor and some news

Congratulations! The end is in very near sight.
by Siobhan
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 225424

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Ultimately, I decided the costs (mouth continually ripped to shreds from braces, concerns about bone loss) outweighed the benefits. Siobhan, your teeth look lovely, you must be happy it's all over. In your message you say the problems associated with the procedure outweigh the benefits? So do you t...
by Siobhan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 225424

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

I was one of those candidates that when you google the chances of successfully bringing down the canine ("over 40"), the news is not good. I'm happy to say the canine came down and I'm just back from my debanding. It's certainly not perfect and I can easily pick my teeth to bits for hours, but I'm ...
by Siobhan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 225424

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

I was one of those candidates that when you google the chances of successfully bringing down the canine ("over 40"), the news is not good. I'm happy to say the canine came down and I'm just back from my debanding. It's certainly not perfect and I can easily pick my teeth to bits for hours, but I'm h...
by Siobhan
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Plackers Orthopick Flossers
Replies: 17
Views: 6543

Re: Plackers Orthopick Flossers

Now that I have finally gained spaces between my teeth and my wires straightened out, I can use plackers and flossing has become not as tedious as with threader floss. I prefer plackers over oral b glide threader floss, and the sturdyfloss...don't even waste your money. The threader is flimsy. Agre...
by Siobhan
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 225424

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Hey guys.... been a while since I've updated. Just more of the same here. My teeth and midline have shifted so horrifically that I'm about ready to just quit trying. I don't think the tooth has made any real progress based on an Xray I had last week. I don't want an implant so I think I'm going to ...
by Siobhan
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Those in late 30s or 40s - do you regret getting braces?
Replies: 17
Views: 7976

Re: Those in late 30s or 40s - do you regret getting braces?

I'm 44 and no regrets. It can be a pain, for sure, but well worth it in the end. I drank coffee and red wine with a straw the entire time. It was fine, maybe a little stained by the next appointment, but nothing terrible.

Congrats on taking the plunge.
by Siobhan
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 225424

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Siobhan, I am super relieved to hear that. What were the power chains like, pain wise? How long did it take for everything to move back to where it was? Powerchains make your teeth a little sore for a couple of days but really not bad. You know they're doing their magic so it's tolerable. My teeth ...
by Siobhan
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 225424

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

FullSizeRender.jpg So after about 19 months...here it is! I had surgery done to laser off some of the gum around the tooth, which allowed my ortho to move the bracket from the bottom of the tooth to the middle. I lost almost a month waiting for the area to heal but now we're pulling this bad boy do...
by Siobhan
Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic Braces, Please Help
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Ceramic Braces, Please Help

I'm in NYC and I paid $7,600 for 18 months of ceramic braces. Hope that helps and good luck.
by Siobhan
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 225424

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Hi Everyone. I am looking for someone, anyone, with a similar situation to mine, but that IS seeing progress. I am 34 years old. I've had impacted canines since I was a pre-teen, but always foolishly refused the ortho care to get them fixed. I've had prosthetic teeth on a flipper/retainer this whol...
by Siobhan
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite turbos
Replies: 10
Views: 2062

Re: Bite turbos

It does get better. I had them too and I hated them but they work so hang in there. Initially, I used to mash food on the roof of my mouth with my tongue but as my teeth came together it got easier. In total, I had them on for 6 months. Best of luck and congratulations on starting your journey.
by Siobhan
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'M FREE!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 3211

Re: I'M FREE!!!

Your smile looks fantastic! Congratulations! :mrgreen:
by Siobhan
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: New to elastics
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: New to elastics

The pain eases up after a few days, so don't worry. Each time I've had to wear a new configuration, it hurts for a while and then gradually subsides. The key is to wear them as prescribed otherwise the pain is always "new". Agreed on the cheek lacerations. They suck.
by Siobhan
Fri May 29, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite Block
Replies: 12
Views: 4927

Re: Bite Block

I had the bites on the back of my teeth for about six months. They did help my bite open up. You will get used to them and it gets easier. You'll also be really happy when they come off.