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by AndAndAnd
Fri May 31, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign - serious effects on my body
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Invisalign - serious effects on my body

What makes you think wearing Invisalign braces has caused your health problems?
by AndAndAnd
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Front tooth overjet
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Front tooth overjet

There’s no reason why it couldn’t be corrected.
by AndAndAnd
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Can't Chew At All!
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Can't Chew At All!

I feel for you. It’s bad at first, but believe me you get used to it after a few weeks. There are a lot of pitfalls to overcome in the first couple of months, and eating is one of them. I eat pretty much anything now. That ‘material’ you speak of are ‘bite blocks’ or ‘build-ups’ used to help create ...
by AndAndAnd
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ArchWired Re-Design, Opinions Wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: ArchWired Re-Design, Opinions Wanted!

Like Tim, let me think about it as well. I am a software developer and spent a decade or so developing websites before moving into apps. I haven’t had Wordpress experience though. Is it purely functional and UX behaviour you are asking about? I gather you are not looking for design input, as you’ll ...
by AndAndAnd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Mold made for my teeth but no feedback?
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Mold made for my teeth but no feedback?

You need to call the orthodontist and get some concrete answers, either by speaking directly by phone or by asking to arrange another appointment to explain what’s happening.
by AndAndAnd
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How did you manage to work with a splint in for 5 weeks?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: How did you manage to work with a splint in for 5 weeks?

I’m in lingual braces so can relate to the issues with speech problems. When I first got them on I cycled home from the orthodontist and practiced speaking when no one was near... I could barely pronounce a single word. You do adjust to changes in your mouth over time, but it can take time and needs...
by AndAndAnd
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brown spot on tooth. Cavity?
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Brown spot on tooth. Cavity?

Hi - probably best just to see your dentist again and get them to clarify it for you.
by AndAndAnd
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Options for my teeth / Good orthodontist in London?
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Options for my teeth / Good orthodontist in London?

I can’t recommend any orthodontists in London, but you should be spoilt for choice there. I’m in Berkshire and the second orthodontist I saw charged £200 for the initial consultation (which would be taken off the overall fee). The consultation lasted over 2 hours and I feel it was good value. I too ...
by AndAndAnd
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And just like that, I have a debracing date!
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: And just like that, I have a debracing date!

I’ve got to say I’m envious. I’m fed up wearing braces and can’t wait for that final appointment.
by AndAndAnd
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Here - Braces at 43
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: New Here - Braces at 43

Hi - your story reads much the same as mine, except that I’m a year into treatment. The bite build ups you get used to. My orthodontist didn’t even forewarn me about them, and it came as quite a shock that I couldn’t chew properly. Nowadays there is very little food I avoid. It just takes time getti...
by AndAndAnd
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber bands at 25
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Rubber bands at 25

Do you mean overjet? The YouTube video is correcting an overjet protrusion. I’m currently having the same treatment, and am considerably older than you. The only issue age plays is that we will need to wear a retainer after treatment, whereas a younger person would not as their bones are still malle...
by AndAndAnd
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Recovery story and questions
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Recovery story and questions

I’m just in regular braces so can’t offer you any practical advice, but just wanted to say that you posted an interesting, eye-opening read. By the sound of it the pain is slowly reducing for you, so hopefully in time it will get even better! I’m sure the outcome will be worth all the pain.
by AndAndAnd
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic weight
Replies: 12
Views: 1718

Re: Elastic weight

From the packs I’ve seen tension of 2.5 oz is light and 3.5 oz medium. 4.5 and above may be considered heavy.
by AndAndAnd
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Introducing myself

@Speck, the first burger is the worst. I had to resort to using a knife and fork the first time. What’s odd is that after a while nothing is that much hassle anymore.
by AndAndAnd
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: bed time elastics
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: bed time elastics

He he, normally people don’t want to wear them during the day because they are visible, but don’t mind wearing them at night! How are they uncomfortable? Personally I would persevere. You’ll risk puttting yourself back by one week, and possibly more if your teeth shift back a bit. You may also suffe...