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by shinyam
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about Essix retainers. Cheap options?
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Question about Essix retainers. Cheap options?

Wow, that is cheap! I am being fleeced. :( Dental insurance is not worth buying privately. The premiums are the same as the max benefits per year. :(
by shinyam
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about Essix retainers. Cheap options?
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Question about Essix retainers. Cheap options?

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I'm glad I checked in on Archwired. It is DEFINITELY not worth saving a few bucks to have your teeth relapse and need braces again! ljms, that is so cheap! I live in Alberta, and this is the only province where dentists have no fee schedule. They can charge what they...
by shinyam
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about Essix retainers. Cheap options?
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Question about Essix retainers. Cheap options?

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Actually, I found the above news story on Clear Retain, and it seems legit. I regret buying my retainers. :(
by shinyam
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about Essix retainers. Cheap options?
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Question about Essix retainers. Cheap options?

Hi, I have not been on this site for ages! I had braces done twice, starting about ten years ago! First time doing braces was a nightmare. The guy turned out to be only a dentist who did braces, not an orthodontist. Two years of wasted "treatment" and about $4k was wasted. The second was a great ort...
by shinyam
Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Would you be happy with this end result? (Pics. included)
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Honestly, I wouldn't be too happy either, for the reasons you mentioned. Maybe you should see another ortho to see if the open bite can be fixed. Your front tooth is definitely not level. It seems very crooked. I think your teeth will look great when the ortho levels your front teeth, and maybe you ...
by shinyam
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Resentment toward someone else for their bad dental hygenie
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

I'm not exactly sure what you mean but we have people coming in our clinic all the time saying things like: "You can clean my teeth all you want I'm still not going ot brush." They say these things to our hygienists! Then why come in for a cleaning!?! And they get mad that they only have 5 teeth in...
by shinyam
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: resent towards parents for not getting me braces earlier
Replies: 54
Views: 20186

I know where you're coming from, believe me. I went through a lot of aggravation and frustration over the last five years just to have normal teeth. My parents did the best they could, but that wasn't enough. They didn't think braces were necessary, when they were. It's not going to do anyone any go...
by shinyam
Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The never ending story of Clo's braces
Replies: 137
Views: 103933

Wow

I have not posted here in a while. My braces are coming off on Monday, and I just wanted to check up on Clo, as s/he made such an impact on me. The first two years of my treatment were a nightmare, but after reading about Clo's ordeal, my problems were nothing compared to his/hers. I hope to hear go...
by shinyam
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Loss of Bone
Replies: 20
Views: 2499

It seems she suffered from loss of bone, not root resorption. Those are two different things.

Is it possible to have a bone graft done to fill in the lost bone? My periodontist mentioned it to me before.
by shinyam
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Loss of Bone
Replies: 20
Views: 2499

Do you have a paypal account? I think it would be a good idea if members who can afford to put in a few dollars to help her pay for her implants. After reading this story, I think it is the proper thing to do.
by shinyam
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Loss of Bone
Replies: 20
Views: 2499

OH.. MY... GOD... That is just horrific. I am facing the possiblity of losing my lateral incisor because of severe bone loss, and that alone freaks me out. I am so sorry that that happened to you. You should definitely sue your dentist. Even though it was unitentional, he should have known of the ri...
by shinyam
Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How big can an orthodontic failure be ...
Replies: 12
Views: 4885

Clo, I am in my third year of treatment. This is my second time in braces after ortho 1 didn't do a good job. He used an expander when the only option was really to extract teeth. I will have my braces off in a year, hopefully. I really, really wish your treatment goes well this time around (third t...
by shinyam
Thu May 10, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchains on crowded teeth?!
Replies: 2
Views: 914

The EXACT same thing happened to me. My four top teeth were pretty crowded, and after they put a powerchain across the top four, they are worse. I had extractions, and they put the powerchain on after using elastics to close the gaps. I think the powerchain is used to hold the four front teeth toget...
by shinyam
Mon May 07, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Central Incisors and Lateral Incisor: Not on equal plane
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Central Incisors and Lateral Incisor: Not on equal plane

My central incisors are not flush with the lateral ones, they protrude a couple of mm outwards, and this is very noticable. I noticed that almost everyone has perfectly even teeth (all four front teeth are on the same plane). I told my ortho, but he said it was because of the shape of my teeth, whic...