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by dojo
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Yes, it's the million-dollar oral sex question again
Replies: 18
Views: 4548

Re: Yes, it's the million-dollar oral sex question again

I'd only be concerned with lingual braces or protruding wires, other than that it should go pretty OK. Do take it slowly though, try to re-adjust to how your teeth are now feeling. I'm not an orthodontist, but don't think this activity would impact your treatment, it's not like a 3+ year old sucking...
by dojo
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: ArchWired ReLaunch: Guest Bloggers Needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 6473

Re: ArchWired ReLaunch: Guest Bloggers Needed!

So happy to hear you'll update the content on ArchWired. It's my favorite place to hang out, whenever I needed info' about orthodontics. I stopped treatment years ago, but, if you think my experience would still be worth it, I'd love to help out.
by dojo
Fri May 05, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New to braces at 23
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: New to braces at 23

Great progress so far. Looking forward to your stories, please keep us posted

Fingers crossed :)
by dojo
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Start w Damon finish w Invisalign ?
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Start w Damon finish w Invisalign ?

I don't recommend it. I did it and Invisalign was a waste of time. I will need to re-do the treatment and will go with Damon all the way. Works well and it doesn't look that bad anyway.
by dojo
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I making the right decision?
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: Am I making the right decision?

My doctor does take photos and x-rays, but only to dcument the case. A good orthodontist can create a plan even without them, especially someone with such extensive experience.
by dojo
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did you start seeing results in your teeth?
Replies: 16
Views: 3241

Re: When did you start seeing results in your teeth?

Had a 'high' incisor that showed progress in 2-3 weeks already. Sure, small progress but, for someone like me who studied their teeth daily, it was pretty visible.
by dojo
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Removing brackets
Replies: 13
Views: 1564

Re: Removing brackets

It depends on how sensitive your teeth are. some people have them more sensitive, so you might experience some soreness. But I don't think it's anything more serious, at least it wasn't in my case.
by dojo
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: First day with Invisalign
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: First day with Invisalign

I had some issues with a tray being a bit too 'hard' on my tongue, but got used to it pretty fast. Hang in there, it will get better. And don't forget, wear your aligners AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. Some say at least 20 hours/day, make sure you do wear them as much as humanly possible. Take them out to eat,...
by dojo
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 30 with Braces!
Replies: 16
Views: 2546

Re: 30 with Braces!

I know it sounds weird, but that pain is indeed good pain. It shows the treatment has started and your teeth are ready to go to their set position. Hang in there, you'll be 'shocked' to see how nicely they align and how amazing all this stuff works. In 2-3 months your mouth will already look differe...
by dojo
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stained bands after eating curry
Replies: 10
Views: 5283

Re: Stained bands after eating curry

They do change the ligatures periodically, so you'll get new clean ones. To be honest it doesn't look bad like this either. Many patients choose colored ligatures anyway, so it's not out of the ordinary.
by dojo
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "Well is was either plastic surgery...
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: "Well is was either plastic surgery...

Kudos to you. Age is less important, what matters is YOU and what you expect of your life. While many people are just there crying about their gone youth, you are changing something in you. Really impressive choice and great spirit. Keep us posted on your progress and best of luck with the treatment...
by dojo
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 27yrs old from UK getting prepared for my Braces journey!
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

Re: 27yrs old from UK getting prepared for my Braces journey

Welcome to the community and thanks for sharing this with us. Your teeth will probably look worse before they look good, just hang in there and it will be OK. A lot will happen in this time and you'll be amazed at how great your teeth will look in no time. Keep us posted with your progress and best ...
by dojo
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fully braced!
Replies: 4
Views: 3355

Re: Fully braced!

Don't worry, they look nice. And what matters is that you don't need to wear them for a lifetime, so just hang in there. The soreness will disappear in few days and then you'll just see how your teeth move slowly to the 'correct' position. BEST OF LUCK with your treatment and congratulations for doi...
by dojo
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: For everyone who has invisalign, is it really worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

Re: For everyone who has invisalign, is it really worth it?

No. I had Damon braces for 7 months for my 'laterals' (was a weird treatment,since I was a radio DJ back then and didn't want to lisp. So we moved the 'hard' stuff (molars) with Damon and had to finish with Invisalign (which was easy to remove, during my shows). Damon worked AMAZINGLY fast and nice,...
by dojo
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Life after braces - great!
Replies: 8
Views: 1557

Re: Life after braces - great!

Mary, we all thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It's so nice seeing how happy this made you. Life in braces is not the most exciting thing, but the results make it all worth while. Enjoy your beautiful smile and congratulations for doing all the work to get there :)