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by SinkFullOfDinner
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24985

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Quick update: In an attempt to get things moving a little faster, they decided to add crossbite elastics and also cemented in an arch/bar that runs from 1st molar to 1st molar. They said the bar is for anchorage (anchors those molars to each other) so they can apply force (wire/elastics) to the othe...
by SinkFullOfDinner
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces for the second time at 25
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Getting braces for the second time at 25

Hey Kendra You could probably spend half a day just reading through all of the threads and debates on AW over The Great Metal v Ceramic Debate! There's a LOT that's been said on the topic. But at the end of it, you'd probably still be confused! I think the best advise I'd give is to get a feel for w...
by SinkFullOfDinner
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 49
Views: 3972

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Sounds like they're throwing everything they've got at this last stage. Other than how it feels right now, that's really encouraging to be told you might be ahead of schedule! I've had that "stretching fewer loops across more brackets" powerchain skipping technique and can empathize. No fun at all, ...
by SinkFullOfDinner
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24985

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

At my recent appointment, the final score was 0-0. I didn't venture to ask about how we were doing, and my ortho volunteered nothing. It felt like being in a grade school staring contest. Somehow, the tie felt liked I'd lost.
by SinkFullOfDinner
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New here, 28 exploring second round of treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: New here, 28 exploring second round of treatment

Happy to provide whatever details you need. I'll PM you rather than bomb your thread.

Oops...looks like you need a couple more posts for your username to go green and allow PMs. You should be close. PM me when it goes green.
by SinkFullOfDinner
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New here, 28 exploring second round of treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: New here, 28 exploring second round of treatment

Smart to get a 2nd opinion, but don't feel pressured to make a decision right after that. If the feedback is slightly different, don't hold back getting a tiebreaker assessment. I received four consultations and ultimately went with the fourth. I assumed I would get two opinions, but I learned somet...
by SinkFullOfDinner
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24985

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

So, what I'm hearing is that this is where my extensive life experience with being clueless gets put to good use, huh?! I can feel the unasked questions leaving my body already. Awesome news, Gia! It sounds like you're right on schedule. If it looks like lingual buttons are in your future, feel free...
by SinkFullOfDinner
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24985

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

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Hilarious! Thanks for ending my week with a laugh, Dan!

Feels like falling down the rabbit hole when all the pep talk advice is to give up...and it somehow makes perfect sense.
by SinkFullOfDinner
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24985

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

...I guess there’s no way to accurately predict how quickly (or not) adult teeth will move. It definitely seems that way. I was curious if that 1mm/month stat that I've heard was true and stumbled across a Univ of Nebraska study of rate of tooth movement through bone. While the average was approx t...
by SinkFullOfDinner
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24985

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Based on the earlier chatter between the ortho and assistant, I'd sensed things might be moving a bit on the slow side, but we hadn't really discussed it. So at the end of my appointment last week, I finally asked my ortho if he thought we were moving along as expected (hoping I'd misread the room) ...
by SinkFullOfDinner
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Complicated case, feeling discouraged
Replies: 4
Views: 2287

Re: Complicated case, feeling discouraged

Hi biene - Thought I'd try to offer some encouragement after reading your post. First, in an attempt to start off on a light note, I'd venture to guess that if you did an AW search just using the terms "much longer" and "more involved than I was anticipating," I suspect you'd get a reply with someth...
by SinkFullOfDinner
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24985

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

I was visiting family and chatting with my ever-so-observant youngest niece. Her eyes started darting up and down. You know the routine. When something has caught your conversational partner's attention, and they’re either uncontrollably curious or trying to figure out whether to say anything. I had...
by SinkFullOfDinner
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24985

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Spikes masquerading as buttons definitely falls into the category of false advertising. Does not sound fun.
by SinkFullOfDinner
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 180
Views: 24985

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

I’m not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing to hear from your general dentist, but during my six month checkup she commented that “your orthodontist should do a case study write up on your case.” Apparently, she thinks the approach and complexity is interesting. Oh, yippee. I think she needs t...
by SinkFullOfDinner
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic vs Metal - Discolored teeth appearance
Replies: 5
Views: 4169

Re: Ceramic vs Metal - Discolored teeth appearance

I don't know about others, but I noticed some slight discoloration around my brackets (ceramic). I guess your ortho confirmed my assumption that the culprit was the primer they apply first. I also assume the problem happens with both metal and ceramic since they're applied the same way. Here's a sug...