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by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Including pictures and 3D scans! Please help! Getting conflicting opinions from orthodontists about bicuspid extractions
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

Including pictures and 3D scans! Please help! Getting conflicting opinions from orthodontists about bicuspid extractions

PICTURES>>> https://imgur.com/gallery/WI6lUmC I’m concerned because I was fully expecting to need 2 extractions on my lower set of teeth, as they’re very crowded. The ortho I’m going with says he wants to create space by shaving other teeth down and shifting everything. Looking at my teeth, I just c...
by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The truth about extractions. Share your Good and Bad stories? [with pictures]
Replies: 26
Views: 3212

Re: The truth about extractions. Share your Good and Bad stories? [with pictures]

It would be really helpful if someone posted links to pictures of cases where extractions ARE recommended, and where they aren’t recommended. I’m being told conflicting things about my extractions by orthodontists right now and I feel lost. It’s hard to determine if it’s in my best interest or not.
by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Men with Braces
Replies: 21
Views: 3915

Re: Men with Braces

I’m a 29 year old man and I’m getting braces next week! I do feel like I see more adult women with braces than men but it’s completely anecdotal and I imagine the distribution is close to 50/50
by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Cleaning waterpik
Replies: 7
Views: 3705

Re: Cleaning waterpik

I run a mix of vinegar and peroxide through mine periodically!
by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting my braces off! Mental preparations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: Getting my braces off! Mental preparations?

[quote=Mpkh post_id=507129 time=1553015017 user_id=29643] Oh I totally found flaws in my teeth post debracing. My top arch has a slight cant to the left and my midline isn’t in the middle. My top lateral incisors aren’t as rounded into the arch as they could be. But I didn’t really care about any of...
by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: A Less Expensive Alternative to Acceledent: BitePod20
Replies: 10
Views: 6350

Re: A Less Expensive Alternative to Acceledent: BitePod20

Curious if there has been any updated data to this? I’ve been reading about acceledent and I’m skeptical to say the least. I wouldn’t worry as much with this potentially smaller investment
by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: My teeth still don't look straight after Invisalign? + Pics
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: My teeth still don't look straight after Invisalign? + Pics

I feel as though they look quite straight but the size differences distract from the overall aesthetic. I have different size teeth as well so this is something I’ve been wondering about
by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is there any functional difference between invisalign and braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: Is there any functional difference between invisalign and braces?

Just my 2 cents, I was told by an orthodontist that there isn’t much difference functionally between the 2, but traditional braces were still recommended for more complex cases
by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do I know if my potential orthodontist is good / bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Re: How do I know if my potential orthodontist is good / bad?

I’m looking around for orthodontists right now as well and it’s really hard to determine who is good/bad. I went to one place that had excellent reviews, I show up and their clinic looks new and fancy, and then I see they have a big sign in the lobby that says “leave a google review and get a Starbu...
by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can glue on brackets become weakened?
Replies: 10
Views: 1815

Re: Can glue on brackets become weakened?

Related to this topic, I’m curious if a bracket pops off how urgent it is to get it reatttached. Is it something you need to get done right away, or can you wait a few weeks until your next adjustment?
by DeSnek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1078
Views: 166741

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

Just turned 29 a few days ago and I’m about to take the plunge. I wish I got them sooner but I’m excited nonetheless!