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by MoonSwan
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Deciding against orthognathic surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Deciding against orthognathic surgery

I too decided against surgery. I wasn't aware that my upper jaw was considered too narrow or that I had a crossbite until I finally took the plunge and scheduled an orthodontic consultation this past January. I was mainly interested in Invisalign at the time and as such had to drive to an orthodonti...
by MoonSwan
Sun May 03, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost
Replies: 52
Views: 6815

Re: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost

I live in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania in the USA (thought this was important because I don't live close to Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, two very large cities). I got clear ceramic braces on top and bottom, plus an upper expander, and my total treatment cost is $4,471 (which includes final r...
by MoonSwan
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets placed extremely close to gumline?
Replies: 8
Views: 8075

Re: Brackets placed extremely close to gumline?

Thank you! I appreciate any help I can get. Most of the brackets on my molars are close to my gums as well, but both of my top lateral incisors pretty much have the brackets on my gums and I'm not sure why. My ortho really didn't tell me anything. :/
by MoonSwan
Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets placed extremely close to gumline?
Replies: 8
Views: 8075

Brackets placed extremely close to gumline?

Hello all, I got my braces on 2 days ago on April 23rd, and I've noticed that a majority of the brackets were placed so close to my gums that you can't even see part of the tooth above or below the bracket - just the gum. Is this normal? I'm concerned because I've heard that your gum can grow down/u...
by MoonSwan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces and Palate Expander at 20 Years Old
Replies: 14
Views: 9024

Re: Braces and Palate Expander at 20 Years Old

Good luck today!!!

I too am getting a palate expander and braces, so I'm interested in seeing how it all goes for you. I'm 22 and I'm getting braced next week.
by MoonSwan
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sudden change of plans by Ortho.
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: Sudden change of plans by Ortho.

Wow. That's all I can say. What a terrible thing to say/do to someone just because they don't want some of their perfectly healthy teeth to be pulled for what sounds like no good reason... If you want my opinion, I would definitely leave that orthodontic practice and never look back. If they are tha...
by MoonSwan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: SPACERS
Replies: 15
Views: 9540

Re: SPACERS

I got my spacers put in 5 days ago. I luckily only have 4 - 2 on both sides of my upper teeth - to make room for the metal bands that will hold my expander in place. I wouldn't say that they are the worst pain I have ever felt, but they hurt a lot and I can't eat hardly anything. I thought I would h...
by MoonSwan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Look what can happen in 1 year!
Replies: 50
Views: 5908

Re: Look what can happen in 1 year!

Wow, what a difference! Congrats!
by MoonSwan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1078
Views: 166987

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I am 22 at the moment. I have spacers in right now, but am getting my braces and an upper expander on in a little less than 2 weeks.
by MoonSwan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What did your ortho "give" you?
Replies: 239
Views: 95093

Re: What did your ortho "give" you?

I'm not getting my braces on until April 23, but when I went for my records appointment and to get my spacers in last week I was given: A "Dr. Fresh Orthodonic Kit" that included: V-Trim Toothbrush V-Trim Travel Toothbrush Hourglass Timer (2 minutes) Dental Mirror (1) tiny Proxy Brush Dental Floss (...