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by bretthov
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse
Replies: 67
Views: 22541

Re: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse

thanks for sharing - enjoy seeing the progress that was made - please keep posting these type of videos. encouraging for those in or considering treatment to see what can be done.
by bretthov
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Finally after 26 years
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Finally after 26 years

welcome - I know the feeling about waiting so long to get them on. I'm in same boat and just now have the insurance coverage and funds to get treatment myself. Still have another month to go with my tongue crib and then a lower tooth extracted before the braces can go on. keep us posted on your jour...
by bretthov
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Journey starts today!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: Journey starts today!!

thanks for sharing your journey and keep us posted as things progress
by bretthov
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting an expander at 40+ years old
Replies: 58
Views: 5556

Re: Getting an expander at 40+ years old

thanks for sharing your post. I've got a really narrow arch and an expander of some type was discussed as an option in my treatment. My only question was would it really work to expand things in an adult - I'm over 40 and never heard of adults with expanders before they mentioned it to me. keep us u...
by bretthov
Sun May 28, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 41
Replies: 18
Views: 2435

Re: Braces at 41

thanks or the reply back on the bite turbos - good to know. good luck to you, too on treatment!
by bretthov
Mon May 22, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 41
Replies: 18
Views: 2435

Re: Braces at 41

Saw them comment on the bite stops/turbos. How long has it taken to get used to them? I have major overbite and was told I'd be getting bite turbos for period of time until the overbite improves and no loner in danger of breaking off a lower bracket. how long do you have to have your bite turbos on ...
by bretthov
Mon May 15, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: tonuge crib
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: tonuge crib

sounds like a plan. I'm adapting pretty well. speech is better, though still struggle with some "s" words that can sound like a lisp. It is working according to both my ortho and speech therapist and my tongue is starting to sit in the right place. I had root canal and waiting on the final crown - h...
by bretthov
Fri May 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: tonuge crib
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: tonuge crib

so, what did you end up deciding?
by bretthov
Tue May 02, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: getting ready for braces
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: getting ready for braces

I looked into the six month smiles, but my crowding and overbite were not things that it would correct good enough. I don't know much about it other than my one consult. The only thing I was leery about was that a dentist was doing the treatment and not an orthodontist. None of the orthodontist I me...
by bretthov
Mon May 01, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: getting ready for braces
Replies: 2
Views: 588

getting ready for braces

I'm 51 and will be getting braces on in June most likely. I had root canal today and getting a new crown over the next month. After that, I get a tooth extracted that is needed because of crowding. As soon as that is healed, I'm set to get braces for 24 months. Because of my overbite and crowding, I...
by bretthov
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Spacers

I wont have to wear them for a month, bit I was told by my ortho that I'd need to have spacers in for 2 weeks as my molars were really tight and that more time was needed to make the space necessary to get two bands side by side. She said some people only wear them for a week, but adults tend to hav...
by bretthov
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day 1 of Many
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Day 1 of Many

best wishes for a uneventful treatment and that it corrects everything well!
by bretthov
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1078
Views: 166974

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

getting mine in two months - will be 50
by bretthov
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: tonuge crib
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: tonuge crib

sounds like a plan to do this when things have slowed down work wise. I don't have braces in yet, so people did notice the appliance since nothing else was in my mouth. Had I had braces, not sure anyone would have noticed. You cannot see a lot, though there is a metal bar running across the lower pa...
by bretthov
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Things learned by me in 9 months of braces
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: Things learned by me in 9 months of braces

thanks for sharing - good insights. I get my braces in a few months, so will keep all that in mind