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by paulwall
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does this look weird to you?
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Does this look weird to you?

Thanks for all the thoughtful responses. Many of you suggested good questions to bring back to my orthodontist. I'm realizing it's more emotional than practical -- I mostly want the implant because I regret allowing the extraction to happen now that I know it was a fast work-around versus a necessar...
by paulwall
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does this look weird to you?
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Does this look weird to you?

Notice anything about these teeth? threelowerincisors.jpg They're all missing a lower incisor — like me. I had one removed when I was younger (my first round of braces) to fix crowding. Now, I'm left with only three lower incisors and I regret the extraction. My orthodontist, though, said it's commo...
by paulwall
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What type of floss do you use?
Replies: 29
Views: 4612

Re: What type of floss do you use?

I've become obsessed with flossing since I got my braces in early May.

I use a combination of regular floss, interdental brushes (Dentek) and a Waterpik Aquarius with the "pik pocket" tip.
by paulwall
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I chickened out 2 years ago, gotta do this!
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: I chickened out 2 years ago, gotta do this!

Extractions can be intimating, but so worth it (when they're truly necessary). I was nervous to get my wisdom teeth removed in April. I got braces a week later. Couldn't be happier. Good luck!
by paulwall
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Which Waterpik tip do you use?
Replies: 20
Views: 3599

Which Waterpik tip do you use?

I have traditional metal braces and I use the "pik pocket" tip on my stationary Waterpik Aquarius. It seems more effective for flossing and I use a low-setting. Any particular reason I should be using the orthodontic tip? I know it's supposed to clean brackets, but my Sonicare works well. The orthod...
by paulwall
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What did your ortho "give" you?
Replies: 239
Views: 94671

Re: What did your ortho "give" you?

A travel pack including:

Toothbrush
Travel toothbrush
Toothpaste
Floss
Floss threaders
Interdental "Christmas tree" brush
Several packs of wax
Ointment for mouth injuries
by paulwall
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 108262

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Where are you located? Seattle
2. How much are you paying for your braces? $5,800 ($3,800 after insurance)
3. What kind of braces do you have? Traditional metal, top and bottom
4. What is your estimated time in braces? 18 to 24 months
by paulwall
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1078
Views: 165986

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

I'm 25 and will likely have braces until 27.
by paulwall
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Dental and Facial Implant Forum
Topic: How much did your implant cost?
Replies: 1
Views: 1554

How much did your implant cost?

I'm new to braces and will need an implant once they're off. I live in Seattle and my orthodontist said I should expect to pay as much as $6,000.

How much did your implant cost and where did you have it done?
by paulwall
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long has everyone had their braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 1637

Re: How long has everyone had their braces?

I'm in my first month of a 18- to 24-month estimate. For those of you who went beyond the initial estimate, at what point in the treatment did your orthodontist inform you?
by paulwall
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before you noticed results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

How long before you noticed results?

I'm in my first month with traditional metal braces and impressed with the progress so far. How long did it take you to notice results?

Please comment with:
1. Your treatment estimate
2. Type of braces
3. When you first noticed results and how long before your teeth straightened out completely