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by ilovedexter
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does your insurance cover adult orthodontics? How much?
Replies: 29
Views: 13523

Re: Does your insurance cover adult orthodontics? How much?

A lifetime maximum of $1,000. My orthodontist was shocked that they offered the benefit to adults as most of his patients' dental insurance does not cover anything for adult braces.
by ilovedexter
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much did you guys pay for your braces?
Replies: 114
Views: 15405

Re: How much did you guys pay for your braces?

I have metal braces upper and lower. Full cost of treatment is $3540.00 and my insurance is paying $1,000. Not too bad. I don't have bite issues just gaps and an overbite so my treatment is pretty quick (around 12-13 months).
by ilovedexter
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating in braces....
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: Eating in braces....

I'm only a week and a half into my journey but I can't bite into even a sandwich with my front teeth. It doesn't hurt anymore but it just feels very weird.
by ilovedexter
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced at Last!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Re: Debraced at Last!!!!!!

Your smile is amazing! Congrats!!
by ilovedexter
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: GAAARH!
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: GAAARH!

The same thing happened to me. I had my consultation, films and molds done and scheduled my appointment. I went to the dentist for a good cleaning (hadn't been in 5 years) and was told I had 7 cavities that needed to be filled and I needed a root canal and crown for my molar. I had to push my braces...
by ilovedexter
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Best way to make a selfie of your smile
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Best way to make a selfie of your smile

I also use the front camera of my iPhone.
by ilovedexter
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What toothpaste and mouthwash are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 4202

Re: What toothpaste and mouthwash are you using?

Sensodyne and Act that is alcohol free. I'm new to all of this but I had a lot of cavities filled and a root canal before my braces and I was having major sensitivity to cold. The Sensodyne has helped a lot with that.
by ilovedexter
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: A Question about canker sore medicine in tubes.
Replies: 14
Views: 4194

Re: A Question about canker sore medicine in tubes.

Me too. I have quite a few sores in my mouth from talking so much today.
by ilovedexter
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: silicone wax vs wax
Replies: 18
Views: 2449

Re: silicone wax vs wax

I'm not having much luck with the wax the orthodontist gave me. I can get it to stick to the areas on the front but the back is another issue.
by ilovedexter
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie on board!
Replies: 22
Views: 1293

Re: Newbie on board!

I'm new too. Still going through the painful stage but I'm very optimistic. I've waited most of my life for this so I will endure with a closed, mouth smile, haha.
by ilovedexter
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?
Replies: 59
Views: 5322

Re: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?

I haven't since I got my braces a few days ago. I've been to busy slathering on the lip balm. However, once I'm a little more comfortable with my smile with the braces I plan to wear lipstick. I'm not a fan of gloss but love lipstick.
by ilovedexter
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Best Waterpik review LOL! (Read if you want a good laugh)
Replies: 16
Views: 1379

Re: Best Waterpik review LOL! (Read if you want a good laug

I'm going to purchase one tomorrow. That video was hilarious. I wonder where he thought the water would go?
by ilovedexter
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What kind of lip balm do you use?
Replies: 142
Views: 67388

Re: What kind of lip balm do you use?

I like the Vaseline Brand with Cocoa Butter.
by ilovedexter
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What colors for braces?
Replies: 19
Views: 1386

Re: What colors for braces?

I just got my braces and opted for the silver/gray. I have metal braces so of course they are noticeable. I think next time I might get a color instead.
by ilovedexter
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New Here
Replies: 4
Views: 352

New Here

I just got braces yesterday. I just have metal braces and should be in treatment for around 14 months. I have recently learned that I have tongue thrust that has severely contributed to the spacing between my upper teeth and my over jet. Eating is difficult and oral care is time consuming but I'm re...