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by JCloNY
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent
Replies: 19
Views: 1309

Re: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent

I wonder if modern day insurance is covering orthodontics more than it used to back in the 80’s, which is when I suspect a lot of us were teenagers. I know my older sister had braces, but she had jacked up teeth. Mine weren't so bad so we didn't really persue it for me the first place. Similarly, m...
by JCloNY
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent
Replies: 19
Views: 1309

Re: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent

Probably a teen/child tbh. Mainly because of my issue (open bite). I am hoping, but I may not be able to fix it without surgery now that I am an adult and I could have gotten away with just braces as a child. However, I have heard many stories of people that had braces as a child having to get them...
by JCloNY
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent
Replies: 19
Views: 1309

Re: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent

I think the big thing is that as an adult, you appreciate the need to take the process seriously because of the cost and the commitment. As a teenager, perhaps it seems like just another thing your parents made you do but you don't care about. As an adult, it took me years to get up the will to do ...
by JCloNY
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Doubling up on elastics
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Doubling up on elastics

Congrats on you seeing progress! Sorry about the double elastics though. The pain will soon wane and you will not know what life is like without them. :-)
by JCloNY
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent
Replies: 19
Views: 1309

Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent

Yesterday my boyfriend (who of course was born with practically perfectly straight teeth) and I were having a lively discussion on the pros and cons of having braces as an adult versus as an adolescent. As such I felt it would be most appropriate to pose such a question to the forum. :D Please vote ...
by JCloNY
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: At work a few days after wisdom tooth removal and still swollen!
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: At work a few days after wisdom tooth removal and still swollen!

Hang in there. It will go away. I had all four removed at the same time on my birthday weekend in the dead of winter.
by JCloNY
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: clear power chains staining!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2529

Re: clear power chains staining!!

Sorry no, I have not found anything that gets them back to clear.
by JCloNY
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What could extra long appointments mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: What could extra long appointments mean?

I agree with the prior posters. My extra long appointments have been for numerous reasons including, but not limited to, filing of my teeth, steel ties, repositioning of brackets, etc. Nothing to be scared of though. I have found it to be a wild and fun roller coaster.
by JCloNY
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! Flossing is a disaster!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1295

Re: Help! Flossing is a disaster!!

I recommend the braces specific floor that has straight ends. It seemed to help allot when it came to flossing, especially when I am places without my Waterpik. Over that however I more so recommend investing in a WaterPik. It has changed my life.
by JCloNY
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! Flossing is a disaster!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1295

Re: Help! Flossing is a disaster!!

I recommend the braces specific floor that has straight ends. It seemed to help allot when it came to flossing, especially when I am places without my Waterpik. Over that however I more so recommend investing in a WaterPik. It has changed my life.
by JCloNY
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to stop worrying about the outcome?
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: How to stop worrying about the outcome?

If you can, perhaps just put your concerns out there and see what your ortho says. The good news is that changes occur slowly so you'll have time to assess as time goes on; the bad news is that sometimes things get worse before they get better (gaps, bite, etc.) Best of luck to you. I agree with Da...
by JCloNY
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces are Off!
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Braces are Off!

CONGRATULATIONS! Your teeth look amazing and you had a damn hard road. Well worth sticking it out.
by JCloNY
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Removal this week!
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Removal this week!

Congratulations! You must be super excited to have them removed. Have you checked out the forum below on life post braces?


http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=5
by JCloNY
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you smile since you got braces?
Replies: 14
Views: 1176

Re: How often do you smile since you got braces?

According to my boyfriend I smile more. I shamelessly use my braces to look cute to get my way. Something about braces causes folks to give me a break on things.
by JCloNY
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I don't like my braces
Replies: 19
Views: 1882

Re: I don't like my braces

Yes - they do feel bulky at first but eventually your mouth will get used to them. Oddly enough I find them to be a great conversation starter. People tend to be quite interested.