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by Etal64
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: clear or metal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2295

Re: clear or metal?

Aaaand I just changed my mind. Ceramic for the top it is. I’ve been going back and forth but I think I’ll be happy with this decision. They use a self-ligating system so there won’t be any bands to worry about staining.
by Etal64
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of your braces
Replies: 48
Views: 4046

Re: Cost of your braces

$5300 metal self-lighting braces. Insurance will cover $1500, putting down $500 then 18 months of $184 interest free.
by Etal64
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: clear or metal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2295

Re: clear or metal?

I’m doing metal just to avoid any of the typical issues with ceramic (breaking, staining). The staff said treatment time is sliiightly less, so that’s a plus. Honestly, I’m going to look.... not my best... for the next 12-18 months regardless of which braces, might as well get it done with as fast a...
by Etal64
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Show of hands if you’ve had a POSITIVE experience post extractions
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Shoe of hamdsbif you’ve had a POSITIVE experience post extractions

Thank you! Makes me feel a bit better. Sorry about your accident, hope your heal quickly. My husband got in a dirt bite accident as a teen and his teeth are still... let’s just say “expensive”. Thank god for dual dental insurance.
by Etal64
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Show of hands if you’ve had a POSITIVE experience post extractions
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Show of hands if you’ve had a POSITIVE experience post extractions

I had 4 extractions when I was 16... about 17 years ago. That’s never filled due to multiple reasons. I’m back at it, braces go on in a couple weeks, trying to close gaps, correct a deep bite, and widen my very narrow arches. I’m (still) so upset about the fact I had the extractions and am dishearte...
by Etal64
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whats your story?
Replies: 31
Views: 2686

Re: Whats your story?

I had lingual top/traditional metal braces when I was 16/17. Had 4 extractions due to severe overcrowding. I was annoyed that I needed braces, was non compliant, and my results were subpar. Now, at 33, I’m getting metal braces to correct a deep bite, close gaps from extractions, and realign my molar...
by Etal64
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who has had four premolars extracted AND all four wisdom
Replies: 17
Views: 4751

Re: Who has had four premolars extracted AND all four wisdom

Me. I had 4 extractions when I was 16, then had lingual braces. I was non-compliant because I did NOT want braces. My gaps never fully closed. Fast forward 17 years, just got all 4 wisdom teeth removed earlier this year. Braces go on in a couple weeks. I think it’s weird that I’m “missing” 8 teeth, ...
by Etal64
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your jail sentence
Replies: 52
Views: 4869

Re: Your jail sentence

I was told 12-18 during my consult. Teeth are relatively straight from lingual braces years ago, but I have an 80% Deep bite, gaps from extractions that never fully closed, and my molars are a bit wonky.