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by leprechaun
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: 65 and Getting Braced
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: 65 and Getting Braced

Good luck on your new braces! If anything, it will be act as a cool conversation starter. :)
by leprechaun
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Running blog turned braces blog
Replies: 12
Views: 4058

Re: Running blog turned braces blog

Thanks for the updates! Keep us posted on your progress.
by leprechaun
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Hi there!

Hi there!

I'm actually moving to Australia soon, and will probably be getting bimax from the land down under.

Anyways, hope you're feeling better! The swelling will take its time but, if anything, it will give you time to adapt to the "new you". :)
by leprechaun
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Will extrasions change my face
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Will extrasions change my face

One thing to keep in mind is that, if you happen to have deep nasolabial folds, extractions might further exacerbate their appearance. Food for thought.
by leprechaun
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: First time braces at 33
Replies: 82
Views: 18309

Re: First time braces at 33

It's comforting seeing how many people above 20 are getting braces. I might join the fray pretty soon!
by leprechaun
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beware "Holistic" Dentists
Replies: 34
Views: 21701

Re: Beware "Holistic" Dentists

Decent advice. I think some patients are just passive and take whatever their doctors say for granted, even if they don't understand the reasoning behind it. They assume that they just "know better". And, in all fairness, they probably do. However, as in any field, if you are unable to explain a con...
by leprechaun
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adult palate expansion and face pulling
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: Adult palate expansion and face pulling

I've recently had a consultation with an orthodontist who claimed that all non-surgical expansions in adults are unstable. For what I've seen online, the results are non-existent. The few widely circulated befores/afters that depict tangible changes seem very suspect (in regards to camera angles, li...
by leprechaun
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1081
Views: 174681

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I think I'll probably get mine when I turn 29. It seems that I'm headed for double jaw surgery.
by leprechaun
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What to expect at a first visit
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: What to expect at a first visit

I think what most people don't ask is: How to prepare for a consultation? Does anyone read/study/research any material beforehand? Did that information help you make more informed choices about your treatment? If so, how do you typically go about preparing (whether for an orthodontic or facial/jaw s...
by leprechaun
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How to fix bimaxillary protrusion + maxillary excess?
Replies: 0
Views: 328

How to fix bimaxillary protrusion + maxillary excess?

I'm a 28 year old male that has both bimaxillary protrusion and vertical maxillary excess. I believe the protrusion is both dentoalveolar (upper teeth slightly tipped forward) and skeletal (protruding jaw bones). The protrusion itself is likely a consequence of bad oral posture and mouth breathing d...