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by Chrissy1066
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regrets?
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Regrets?

I am almost 52, have had two orth consults and am making the decision of whether I want to have treatment. I have always been self conscious about my teeth and wanted them to be straight. However, I read a lot of "horror" stories, pain, inconvenience etc. etc. I'm nervous that if I get them on, I ma...
by Chrissy1066
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Two Consults, Conflicting Opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Two Consults, Conflicting Opinions

I'm 51 and doing this for the first time. I've had two orth consults. My lower teeth are very crowded and one sits back much more than the others. First ortho said remove lower incisor...Second ortho is against that, says he can do it with IPR, making room shaving teeth down, wants to keep things ev...
by Chrissy1066
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions Vs. IPR
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Extractions Vs. IPR

I'm new to the board, so I realize this question has probably been addressed many times before. I'm 51, in my 20s I had an ortho consult who wanted to remove one of my bottom incisors because of crowding. I didn't have the treatment done. Fast forward 30 years.....I decided that now is the time I re...
by Chrissy1066
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many consultations?
Replies: 19
Views: 424

How many consultations?

I'm 51, just went for a consult last week. Everything I have read advises you to get more than one opinion. However, I really liked this ortho. I liked his personality, he took lots of time with me answering my questions and I like what he says his tentative treatment plan would be. Of course, we ha...
by Chrissy1066
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Impacted Third Molars
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Impacted Third Molars

I agree, removing them would be a deal breaker for me too. I also wondered if your teeth moving from the braces would maybe cause them to flare up. Did your ortho say if the braces might cause problems with the impacted teeth? So far, I have never even had a slight issue with them and I want to keep...
by Chrissy1066
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of Braces
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Cost of Braces

I'm just about to go in for an ortho consult and was wondering what to expect as far as cost for braces? Anybody know about what is the average cost for adult treatment?
by Chrissy1066
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Impacted Third Molars
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Impacted Third Molars

Is there anyone who has gotten braces and still has impacted wisdom teeth? I am 51. My upper ones were removed years ago. My bottom ones are impacted and turned sideways. An oral surgeon told me he wouldn't touch them at my age, unless I had an issue. I am scheduling orth consults and was wondering ...
by Chrissy1066
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Over 50, Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Over 50, Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Hi everyone, New to the forum and wanted to say hello. I am 51 years old. My crowded teeth have always made me very self conscious. When I was around 20 I had an orthodontic consult but never followed through with treatment....he wanted to take out 4 impacted wisdom teeth and I was scared to death. ...