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by timsmith
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Questions for initial surgery consult
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

The trip to the oral surgeon was interesting, I think I saw him for a whole 5 minutes but in reality the whole visit lasted an hour with one of the hygienists giving me the outline of what was to come. The procedure is the what seems to be standard BSSO, they want to pull all four wisdom teeth which...
by timsmith
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Questions for initial surgery consult
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Thanks guys for the suggestions, I will post again after the consult.

Regards

Tim
by timsmith
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Questions for initial surgery consult
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Questions for initial surgery consult

Hi, I have just made it to the surgery consult stage and I have an appointment for this Friday. My lower jaw needs moving forward, I have some idea's for questions to ask but I am sure that there is much wisdom out there that I could use, so please help me out. My initial list would include: What ty...
by timsmith
Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First time I've felt embarrassed....
Replies: 35
Views: 4085

Hi Lisa, Tactless little j..k, I trust he did not get a tip. As an ex pat from the UK now living in Canada for the last 11 years, it is noticeable that the worst teeth usually belong to a Brit when you look at professional people that have made the move to Canada. I am in a similar position to you, ...
by timsmith
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Flossing with Braces: small tip
Replies: 13
Views: 1780

No quicker but sooooo much cheaper!

I actually tie my floss on, the small knot goes easily between my teeth, I am going to try the twist, thanks for the tip.
by timsmith
Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthos in montreal- HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Hi SS07, There is no magic bullet in terms of time, I was told by the first ortho I saw in Montreal, West Island that my initial treatment would take 6 months then a jaw surgery and six months to finish. The next one I saw said 9 months to a year then surgery, the last one said 12 to 18 months then ...
by timsmith
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: People with gaps Please give your experience
Replies: 15
Views: 5748

Hi Bellita, I had a 2mm gap between my front two teeth when I started treatment back in March 2007. The first wire did nothing for closing the gap, general alignment improvement was the first objective. After 8 weeks the wire was changed and an elastic chain was put across the front 4 teeth, my orth...
by timsmith
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: POLL: HOW MANY OF YOU ARE OVER 40????
Replies: 27
Views: 2826

I started at 48 this March, big 50 next June and hopefully by then heading for completion. After 5 months I can say it's no big deal but I wish I had started earlier. Anyway, the second 50 years will be with great teeth and no headache's!!

Tim
by timsmith
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 month update
Replies: 1
Views: 490

3 month update

Hi to all, Progress so far, initial wires were replaced with 16 by 22 at my first adjustment in May after 8 weeks. A chain was added across my top 4 to close the gap between my front 2. Five weeks later, Tuesday this week both wires were replaced with 18 by 25 and a new chain fitted. Looks like the ...
by timsmith
Mon May 07, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces and jaw surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 1564

Hi Kerry, I think that I am about the same as you, maybe 12 months with braces, lower surgery to bring lower jaw forward by 6 to 8mm, continue with braces for another 6 months then fixed bonded retention top and bottom with a removable retainer on top for a while. I have a more pronounced chin which...
by timsmith
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I've done it but there is a problem!
Replies: 7
Views: 912

Hi Bambulka, You may think your lower teeth were perfect but your perfectly formed archwire thinks not! Do not worry, it will all be fine, I am seeing changes after a month, some that I expected, ie right direction, some wrong direction. If your ortho has positioned the brackets correctly then all w...
by timsmith
Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost
Replies: 70
Views: 10517

Interesting, Canada seems a tad more expensive, I'm paying $7100 cdn, Montreal West Island. My lowest quote was 6300, the next was 6600 to 7000 and the one I went with was 7100. I do not normally go with the most expensive quote for anything but this ortho instilled the most confidence in me. In US ...
by timsmith
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?
Replies: 263
Views: 33807

Male, almost 49, originally from Hampshire UK, then Kent, now in Montreal, braced for the first time on 15th March 2007.
by timsmith
Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Initial Consult - How much were you told ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2644

Hi Mikecl, I had 3 consults and I got progressively more detail from each one. I had a good idea what to expect in terms of the detail plan after the 3rd consult, I chose that ortho because I felt he was being more honest about complications than the other 2. The most detail did not come until the r...
by timsmith
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: flossing alternatives?
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Hi,

Stick with the flossing, I use a threader with standard floss, it was taking me 20 minutes + to begin with, after 3 weeks I am now under 8 mins complete.

I am really looking forward to a wire change sometime so that I can just have a minute to do a normal floss!!

Tim