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by thegolfer86
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Electric Toothbrush Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1629

Re: Electric Toothbrush Problems

For those who are liking their Oral-B or Sonicare, are you all using the $25-$50 models or the $51-$200 models?
by thegolfer86
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else regret their ceramics?
Replies: 35
Views: 5449

Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

I have ceramic self-ligating brackets on top, metal on bottom. Initially I thought the profile of the ceramics would be too much, with having crowded teeth & overjet, but honestly I don't notice much of a difference. The ones on my canine teeth are the only ones that aren't friendly against my cheek...
by thegolfer86
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally have braces - August 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Finally have braces - August 2016

Nice! Thanks for the photo! How do the damon clear brackets feel? They are definitely less noticeable than the metal brackets. Thanks. These are actually the Empower brackets, which are made by American Orthodontics. I do indeed like them, but can't compare them to any others since I have no experi...
by thegolfer86
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating is a pain in the behind!
Replies: 26
Views: 1499

Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

How is the eating/biting for you now days? I got mine on yesterday and have to agree with just about everything said in this thread.
by thegolfer86
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally have braces - August 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Finally have braces - August 2016

32hr update... -Haven't really noticed any "pain," just light pressure and sensitive teeth. So far I've only taken four ibuprofens and just now used wax on my upper canines. Brushing isn't painful either, only it's a difficult and time consuming process. Trying to floss is a you-know-what. I might j...
by thegolfer86
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally have braces - August 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Finally have braces - August 2016

At the age of 29, I've finally made a possibility into a reality. I opted to go the non-surgical route, which was recommended, but not something I wanted to do. My other option was braces & extractions. So as of yesterday, I have braces! The ones I have are the Empower Self-Ligating ceramic on top, ...
by thegolfer86
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?
Replies: 263
Views: 33895

Re: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?

29, male, Kansas. Getting the self-ligating type in 13 hours. Estimated time: 24-30 months.
by thegolfer86
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12365

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

Your smile looks great! Congrats!! Thank you!!! I am thrilled! How are you getting on? I'm glad to hear that! Did they offer you any alternatives besides the Essix retainer, like a permanent one behind your teeth? I was scheduled for a month ago but my dentist wanted to do a couple fillings first a...
by thegolfer86
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12365

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

Your smile looks great! Congrats!!
by thegolfer86
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Have braces solved your mouth protrusion?
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Have braces solved your mouth protrusion?

I think what they're saying is it's not that people with protrusion don't get positive results, just that similar cases with post-treatment documentation are few and far between on here. Eg... there are many more inquiries about it vs. how many have went through the non-surgery route to fix protrusi...
by thegolfer86
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Empower Clear or Clarity SL Ceramic braces?
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Empower Clear or Clarity SL Ceramic braces?

So have you decided yet which you'll choose? If not, is there any way you can actually examine them both before hand? What I'm wondering is if whether you can feel a model of each one to see if one is less sharp, or if the brackets themselves are smaller or larger with one vs the other. And maybe i...
by thegolfer86
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Empower Clear or Clarity SL Ceramic braces?
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Empower Clear or Clarity SL Ceramic braces?

You're absolutely right, the orthodontist's skills is most important. But if they're skilled/experienced with both, which brackets would you choose? The Empower clears look very similar in aesthetics to the Damon clear & seem more "worth" the extra dollars for aesthetics over traditional metal brace...
by thegolfer86
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Empower Clear or Clarity SL Ceramic braces?
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Empower Clear or Clarity SL Ceramic braces?

Anyone here had/has either of these? Both are self ligating and the Orthodontist I've chosen works with both.
by thegolfer86
Tue May 31, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12365

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

How did your last appointment go? Seems like you're getting pretty close to the end so you must be excited about that! I have a few questions for you, if you don't mind. First off your orthodontist office (3 orthos, multiple locations), the brand of braces, & Carlos OKelleys sound very familiar. Yo...
by thegolfer86
Sat May 28, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will tooth extraction ruin my face?
Replies: 15
Views: 7409

Re: Will tooth extraction ruin my face?

Not usually. Of course there will always be a few non-textbook cases, but for the most part it has good results. If there isn't enough room for all of the teeth, trying to straighten without first creating room can cause other problems, such as flaring of the teeth. If your teeth are severely crowd...