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by Tinman80
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newbie in Philly area
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Newbie in Philly area

They are on! It took just over an hour. I took a farewell video of my naked teeth and went into the office. The assistant removed spacers on each molar testing band sizes for each before repeating the process. Then she removed each band to glue it in place. Next was the etching on each tooth. After ...
by Tinman80
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newbie in Philly area
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Newbie in Philly area

I had to replace my own spacer last night. It had come loose after eating some Chinese food. I could feel, and when I got home, see the center hole as it hung down between my molars. I decided to take it out and try to replace it as today is my busiest day of the week. I removed it with tweezers. Ne...
by Tinman80
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newbie in Philly area
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Newbie in Philly area

I went in this morning and signed the paperwork. After that they took me back for records, which consisted of photos of me smiling and a profile shot. Then the photos were in the chair. They had hand held retractors for each side and took pictures of every angle they could, even some with a mirror i...
by Tinman80
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Consultation
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Consultation

I went to several consultations over the past month trying to see what the consensus would be. All of them were free but most of them didn't want to commit to a full treatment plan until x-rays are done. They were between $100 and $175, although one practice did them for free. This was the practice ...
by Tinman80
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Condylar Hyperplasia - Surgeon Recommendations (Eastern PA)
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Condylar Hyperplasia - Surgeon Recommendations (Eastern PA)

Have you tried the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia?
by Tinman80
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My date approaches
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: My date approaches

If anyone is following, how long between the time you got spacers and the actual braces bonding? My spacers go in on Friday, I was just wondering how long will it be for me.
by Tinman80
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of your braces
Replies: 48
Views: 3849

Re: Cost of your braces

$4,978 in the Philadelphia suburbs. They waving my down payment since my insurance doesn't cover adult braces. My treatment will most likely be 24 months but they are willing to let payments go beyond my removal to keep my payments low.
by Tinman80
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My date approaches
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: My date approaches

I have been compiling a list of off limits foods, or messy foods to eat with braces so I can have a farewell tour of eating. Last night was corn on the cob and a candy apple for dessert. Earlier in the week a sandwich with crusty bread followed by caramel popcorn. Anything else I should indulge in?
by Tinman80
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My date approaches
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: My date approaches

On my Instagram page I am posting each food on the farewell tour. I'm Tin_man_80
by Tinman80
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My date approaches
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: My date approaches

[quote="strinder"]Congratulations on finding the right ortho for you!!

Enjoy chewing gum and apples. They're the two things that I've not eaten and never realised how often I get offered these!![/quote]
Gum already aggravates my tmj disorder. Thanks though.
by Tinman80
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My date approaches
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

My date approaches

After going to my 3rd consultation I think I have found the place. The office was gorgeous, the staff was courteous, the wait was short etc. The best part was the orthodontists: during my consultation I saw two who both looked at my bite, and teeth and discussed my x-rays. Their plan was roughly the...
by Tinman80
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 1st consultation down
Replies: 3
Views: 678

1st consultation down

I'm just here today to share the details of my first consultation. To no one's surprise I need braces. Not Invisalign BRACES! I'm 2 weeks away from turning 37 and I am soon to be sporting full metal braces. This ortho was able to get me right in for records and impressions to come up with a game pla...
by Tinman80
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Consultation questions
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Consultation questions

I'm going for my first consultation on Monday and I'm wondering what questions should I ask. What do you all wish you asked?

Thanks
Tinman80
by Tinman80
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Consultations
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Consultations

Thanks for the posts. I didn't look at health grades yet. It reassured me about some of the calls I made. My appointment on Monday is with the highest rated ortho in the area. I do want to meet a few, but I suppose I will know the right one when I meet him or her. The appointments for next month are...
by Tinman80
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Consultations
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Consultations

I'm new here (my story begins here http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=52455) I just wanted to know how many different orthodontists people here consulted with before committing to one. I have 6 consultations lined up in 4 weeks. Is that excessive? I am 37 I don't know anyone who has...