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by AlexO890
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I volunteer...
Replies: 28
Views: 4529

Re: I volunteer...

Congrats on making it to one year! How much longer do you have?
by AlexO890
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do they clean your teeth before braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 2658

Do they clean your teeth before braces?

Hey everyone. I'm getting my braces on Tuesday, and I'm wondering if they'll clean my teeth like at the dentist before getting them on, or not? What's been everyone's experiences?
by AlexO890
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Newbie needing help - Invisalign THEN braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2041

Re: Newbie needing help - Invisalign THEN braces

Thanks! Getting my braces on next week.
by AlexO890
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Newbie needing help - Invisalign THEN braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2041

Re: Newbie needing help - Invisalign THEN braces

Good luck! And I would hope that if you're teaching dental students they would be sympathetic to your treatment.
by AlexO890
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Newbie needing help - Invisalign THEN braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2041

Re: Newbie needing help - Invisalign THEN braces

Going to get different opinions from orthodontists is quite confusing and I'm not sure what my best option is. I'm not going to lie, this forum has sort of spooked me out of wanting invisalign and I was tempted to see if the brace could fix my crossbite as well. Invisalign was suggested because it ...
by AlexO890
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Holy Molar, Batman! 17-year-old Boy has 232 Teeth Removed!
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Holy Molar, Batman! 17-year-old Boy has 232 Teeth Remove

Poor guy, I can't imagine what he had to go through. Getting braces is too scary of an ordeal for me.
by AlexO890
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newby wears braces and headgear
Replies: 12
Views: 5046

Re: Newby wears braces and headgear

Cin wrote:Yes, it's very often used at teenagers in the age of 12 - 14 years. For me it was my own choice....surgery or headgear. Do you also wear headgear, Alex?
Cin, I don't wear headgear. I'm getting my braces on next week.
by AlexO890
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2686

Re: Alex needs braces

I'm sorry they are hurting. I guess I am lucky in that mine do not hurt but they are extremely annoying. I want to pick them out because they feel exactly like something hard is stuck between them. Another 1-1/2 days and they will be out, I can't wait. The good thing Alex is that the longer they ar...
by AlexO890
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newby wears braces and headgear
Replies: 12
Views: 5046

Re: Newby wears braces and headgear

Cin wrote:In Holland, there are a lot of headgear-wearers, but my opinion is that in de US for example, there are just a few people wearing headgear.
How common is headgear in Holland? Do most braces-wearers have headgear?
by AlexO890
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2686

Re: Alex needs braces

Update... so spacers have been killing me today and yesterday. I want them out!
by AlexO890
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2686

Re: Alex needs braces

SunshineRay wrote:The molds made me gag too. Are you going with metal or ceramic? Sorry the dentist made you feel bad, Ive had that happen too.
I think I'm going with metal. I need to figure out color choices.
by AlexO890
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2686

Re: Alex needs braces

Well, having braces will definitely force you to get used to people messing with things in your mouth. I didn't enjoy having molds made either... I felt like I was going to gag. My ortho didn't offer a flavor, so it tasted like chalk. I hope you at least had a flavor They had watermelon flavor. It ...
by AlexO890
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Spacers today & braced in 11 more days
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: Spacers today & braced in 11 more days

Pjade, how are your spacers? I got mine in today.
by AlexO890
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2686

Re: Alex needs braces

Okay, so here's an update... I was originally supposed to get my records tomorrow, but I had to switch my schedule around and I went in today. It went okay. I wasn't too comfortable having people taking pictures of my teeth and sticking tools in my mouth, but I'll get used to it. Having molds made w...
by AlexO890
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help - my ceramic braces are stained
Replies: 10
Views: 5068

Re: Help - my ceramic braces are stained

I have ceramic braces as well, they're white and they don't stain... However, whenever my ortho puts chains (it's transparent) : http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_57azC5qpCfA/TS9rGmbh0AI/AAAAAAAAAIE/Hgysmv1VVHY/s1600/13+Months+++++1-13-2011+%25286%2529.JPG they get stained really fast and look bright yello...