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by Skysi
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you think orthos give the standard of Two Years just so..
Replies: 13
Views: 2514

Re: Do you think orthos give the standard of Two Years just

I had my initial upfront fee paid when the braces went on, then it was x19 months of payment. The initial set of documents had the full quote on it and a sentence mentioning something about if we had difficulties paying the stated amount every month it could be adjusted, provided the final amount wa...
by Skysi
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Closing extractions.... what did your ortho do?
Replies: 16
Views: 6123

Re: Closing extractions.... what did your ortho do?

I'm in the 'juggling' phase in closing my last gap. 3nd last visit i had powerchains on my top teeth. So my teeth eventually slid side to side, no gaps. 2nd visit i had indiviudal ligs on top teeth. My top teeth re-gapped at the spot that my ortho is trying to treat. last visit i had (a few days bac...
by Skysi
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off in a week but midline seems to be off-need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3727

Re: Braces off in a week but midline seems to be off-need ad

Both my mid-lines are off too.
As much as i wish they were in the middle, i doubt my ortho can shift them there given my jaw/teeth/space etc conditions.
I'm just happy that i have a smile that looks reasonably nice compared to how crowded/unaligned my teeth were before braces. :D
by Skysi
Wed May 19, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your first impressions when you got braces...
Replies: 35
Views: 7406

ok, let me think back I remember the ceramics feeling chunky, and the metal ones a bit like smooth pebbles. I had problems closing my lips together because of the extra bulk, felt like i had to put in extra effort to stretch both lips so my mouth was closed. First thing i tried to eat was a toasted ...
by Skysi
Wed May 19, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First signs of movement...
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Mine moved pretty much from the time the braces went on. I remember going home and flossing that night, and the space between two of my teeth were bigger than normally. I had major over crowding (my wires were nowhere near straight from front on!) and knowing my teeth positions so well, any little s...
by Skysi
Wed May 19, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you feel like...
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

My treatment time got lengthened, and in one of the last few visits, my ortho jokingly said: 'don't worry, we'll have them off before 2015!' :shock: But on a more serious note, he said they'd be off 2nd half of this year and i started to get the itch of wanting them off a few months back, so i reall...
by Skysi
Sun May 02, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Biting Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

I remember when i first got braced, and as i was falling asleep i noticed that my tongue would rest heavily on the back of my lower (front) teeth, and it would hurt! so i had to reshift my tongue so the weight wasn't predominantly leaning on them. Also caught myself clenching my jaws as i slept. Wou...
by Skysi
Sun May 02, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: PowerChain and Mustard
Replies: 8
Views: 3872

haha, i hate that!
half the time when i get a new powerchain we have curry for dinner within the week!

My colour ligs still stain depending on what version of curry i had eaten. I've had dark green and dark purples get stained with yellow.. :shock:
by Skysi
Sun May 02, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long did discomfort last for after fitting?
Replies: 19
Views: 3885

I was also one of the worse cases with discomfort, i remember it being really bad for about 2 weeks and then another month or so before i could chew properly! But, I have a feeling part of the difficulty with me eating was that my teeth were really crooked and when they initially shifted, my bite po...
by Skysi
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else had brackets put on thier very back teeth?
Replies: 13
Views: 2678

I have them on my second molars too, but they didn't get put on until a year into treatment. (both upper back and lower back molar bands)
by Skysi
Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Done.....Finished......I have a SMILE!
Replies: 18
Views: 4832

Wow! I'm really happy for you
Great changes! :D
by Skysi
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 111341

1. Where are you located? Sydney, Australia 2. How much are you paying for your braces? Just under $8000 (braces costs only, excluding extractions, x-rays etc) 3. What kind of braces do you have? Ceramic tops, Metal lowers 4. What is your estimated time in braces? initially 18-24 months, its now est...
by Skysi
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Martin Boyce Story - NEW PICS - 7th ADJUSTMENT TODAY
Replies: 368
Views: 79917

Congrats Martin
Teeth look great! :lol:
by Skysi
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How am I supposed to eat?
Replies: 22
Views: 2980

Same here, i remember it was around the 2 month mark that i could get off my liquid diet haha :lol: But through out the first year I carried protein drinks around with me, cause eating was still a slow process for me. I think it was from the shifting pains from each adjustment, and also getting used...
by Skysi
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Please reassure me!! (simple question)
Replies: 14
Views: 1929

I've got 8 molar bands. My back molar, furthest back - top left used to be tilted much more than the right, but since it got given a molar band, it's evened out. I can't tell you if it has moved, but it has tilted! :lol: I also started out with 4 molar bands leaving the molars closest to my throat u...