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by hannahnana
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much did you guys pay for your braces?
Replies: 114
Views: 15904

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

Mine are 1700. I don't have dental insurance, so it is all out of pocket. Mine seem very cheap compared to everybody else! I work at a TV station and I run the ads for the dentist office, so maybe that's why my price was so low.
by hannahnana
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wire on second molar band cutting mouth
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Wire on second molar band cutting mouth

I have second molar bands on, and the wire from one side is sticking into my cheek. The ortho said that the wire was cut back as far as possible, but I think that they just cant see it. I am using wax, but I feel like it is very annoying, and does not help when I am eating. I tried to eat, and now I...
by hannahnana
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about getting second molars braced...
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Question about getting second molars braced...

Why would they band the second molars later in treatment?
I don't see how my ortho is going to get my rectangle wire to bend up to my back teeth...
Well, my appointment is tomorrow so I'll see what she does soon!
by hannahnana
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about getting second molars braced...
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Question about getting second molars braced...

Well, I have no idea what they are going to do, but my ortho is doing the same thing to me. I went in thinking she would tel me that I'm almost done! She looked in my mouth for much longer than she usually does, then she told the asst to put spacers in so she can and the molars! I don't even know wh...
by hannahnana
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: In search of the best floss!
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: In search of the best floss!

I really like the Oral-B Glide Pro Health Deep Clean Floss. It is very minty, so it makes me feel like I am getting good breath at the same time. :P I tried the threader flossers, but I think that it is just as easy to use a floss threader... You can get 50 for 2.50 at target... You can reuse them, ...
by hannahnana
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rectangle wire already?
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Re: Rectangle wire already?

I got my rectangle wires about 3 months in. I think it just depends on your mouth!
by hannahnana
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost/estimate
Replies: 20
Views: 1274

Re: Cost/estimate

My ortho told me that I would be in braces for 4-6 months. Their first quote was 2,500, but then they gave me a "discount" so they are about 1,500. I think I have the cheapest price I've seen around here... or anywhere online.

I live in California if that makes a difference.
by hannahnana
Wed May 28, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much did you guys pay for your braces?
Replies: 114
Views: 15904

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

My 4 wisdom teeth removal price was just under 1,000 (didn't get put to sleep) My braces (top and bottom metal) are 1,500. My treatment time was quoted at 6 months. I'm at 4 months right now... Bottom teeth are in a finishing wire and top teeth are back down to an 18 round wire. So total was about 2...
by hannahnana
Wed May 28, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Progression of wires
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Progression of wires

I guess the assistant put my wire on REALLY off center, so my bite felt horrible. I went back because I had two ties pop off within a week and she put an 18 round back on my top teeth. Apparently the rectangle wire was extremely tight on me. Fail
by hannahnana
Sat May 17, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: mouth open when sleeping
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: mouth open when sleeping

Every time my ortho puts a thicker wire on, it gets harder to keep my lips closed. I think the thickness pushes your lips out a bit. I never got a 16 wire, but I had an 18 last month. That's when I really started noticing that my mouth would do that. Now in a rectangle wire, I have to make a conscio...
by hannahnana
Tue May 13, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth removal , anybody?
Replies: 30
Views: 2198

Re: Wisdom teeth removal , anybody?

I had all four of them pulled while I was awake. My dentist had trouble getting two of them out. He had to cut one of my teeth into four pieces.... the other three came out whole. I had no problem doing this awake, and I saved over 1500 that way! My mouth was sore for about a week after. Plan to tak...
by hannahnana
Tue May 13, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not sure about getting 'colored' ligs
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Re: Not sure about getting 'colored' ligs

I tried getting light colors at first... I still hated the way they looked. I have the clear ligs on right now! I love them
by hannahnana
Tue May 13, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New here!
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: New here!

Well, my bottom teeth started very straight. I am in the process of rotating one tooth. My top teeth started out straight, but my ortho is in the process of leveling my canines. I'm actually really happy... I'm in a rectangle wire already, which is very sore. She said she wants to put rubber bands t...
by hannahnana
Tue May 13, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Plackers Orthopick Flossers
Replies: 17
Views: 6527

Re: Plackers Orthopick Flossers

I haven't used these, but the plastic looks too thick to use with braces! If I got a bunch of these, I would probably save them until my braces came off. They aren't going to expire, so you don't have to feel bad for not using them. Especially since you broke a bracket, I think it would be a good id...
by hannahnana
Tue May 13, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New here!
Replies: 3
Views: 416

New here!

Hi everybody! I'm new here. I've posted a couple of questions already, but I wanted to post here to introduce myself. I've been reading posts since I got my braces, but I just made an account yesterday. I should have made one sooner! I'm 24, I got metal braces in Feb. My ortho quoted a 4-6 month tre...