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by Momto5boys
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Frequency of lig changes
Replies: 8
Views: 2837

Re: Frequency of lig changes

My ortho has me come in every 4wks.
by Momto5boys
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces coming off but why???
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Braces coming off but why???

I've seen people have elastic in a certain configuration to close gaps like that. Kind of in a triangle.
by Momto5boys
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost done- opinions on teeth - pics
Replies: 14
Views: 735

Re: Almost done- opinions on teeth - pics

Have you done elastics? How long have you been in braces? Did you have any extractions? To me, you bite looks off still. You can absolutely fix an overbite without surgery. My ortho did with just elastics. I had a HUGE overjet/overbite as I sucked my thumb until I was 16. I've been in braces for 16m...
by Momto5boys
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth Placement
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Teeth Placement

If you are wearing them for an overbite, they are definitely wrong. I have been wearing elastic for my overbite for about 4 months now (I've been in braces for 13mo.) And I wear them differently (I wear them from the top front canine to the bottom back molar).
by Momto5boys
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will my dentist know if I double my elastics
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Will my dentist know if I double my elastics

He might not know but you can cause damage to the roots of your teeth if you do. There's a reason why they move the teeth at a certain speed.

I get it though....I've had elastic for a couple months and want my teeth to move faster.
by Momto5boys
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can biting down on lower brackets pop them off?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Can biting down on lower brackets pop them off?

Yes it can. I have molar build-ups because my top molar broke off one of my bottom brackets.
by Momto5boys
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New coil
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: New coil

My son had his coil span over a tooth and they removed the bracket under the coil. Not sure why they left yours on. :Questions:
by Momto5boys
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: dental implants? gums teeth ruining my life in late 20s
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: dental implants? gums teeth ruining my life in late 20s

I'm going to get implants when my braces come off. I never got dental cleanings when I was younger (I'm 41 now) and as an adult, was to scared to go. That resulted in tons of decay that made my upper molars crack and break off at the gum line. I've always been subconscious of my teeth as I have/had ...
by Momto5boys
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did you start noticing changes after getting braces?
Replies: 24
Views: 3488

Re: When did you start noticing changes after getting braces?

I have been taking photos once a week but have not seen any differences yet. I'm due for a new set of photos tomorrow, so I'll be looking closely. I really didn't have much soreness after getting new wires on the 18th, but self-ligating are supposed to hurt less than traditional ligating brackets, ...
by Momto5boys
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did you start noticing changes after getting braces?
Replies: 24
Views: 3488

Re: When did you start noticing changes after getting braces?

I noticed about 2-3 weeks in. (I have traditional metal). I had "buck teeth" and crowding on the bottom. I'm 41yrs old. I'm now in my 4th month.
by Momto5boys
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's your favourite elastic colours?
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: What's your favourite elastic colours?

So far I've had light pink, light blue, and silver. My favorite is probably the silver because it blends with my brackets.
by Momto5boys
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Slimy?
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Slimy?

Anyone else wake up in the morning and have a slimy feeling in their mouth? Its so gross. I brush, floss and use mouthwash before bed and wake up yucky. This didn't happen before I got braces. What gives? :yuck:
by Momto5boys
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how much do you pay a month for your braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: how much do you pay a month for your braces?

Total is going to cost me $3250. I put $500 down and monthly payment is $117/mo. wow! $3250, where do you live?! It's so expensive where I'm at. I live in Southern CA. I'm actually shocked the price was as inexpensive as it is. Its a very small practice. Its my dentist's office that has the orthodo...
by Momto5boys
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how much do you pay a month for your braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: how much do you pay a month for your braces?

Total is going to cost me $3250. I put $500 down and monthly payment is $117/mo.
by Momto5boys
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Morning routine
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Morning routine

I use my water flosser, then brush, then floss, then use mouthwash. That's my routine in the morning, after I eat anything, and before bed.