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by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

I had three wisdom's out recently, so I can feel your pain. Think the bleeding was the most upsetting part. Had to keep reminding myself, it's okay, it's okay, as long as it stops within 24 hours it's okay. . . But thank goodness it's over and now they're healing! My braces were already on before th...
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Midline is off centered but ortho almost ready to deband
Replies: 22
Views: 8794

Just learn to smile crooked! :wink:
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ligatures!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2798

Oh, rats. I've got pics to share, but I have clear brackets in the front. For what it's worth, you can see them on the metal brackets that I have in the back: Silver looks nice with the metal, and doesn't seem to stain. Here are Silver in the back: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/NakedSpace/L...
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I NEED SUPPORT!!! 4 Days Braced for the third time
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

I'm with Meryaten, here. Honestly, people don't notice your braces. Have you ever checked out the lig colors thread on this forum? There are those among us who have changed the colors on their braces to something WILD, and been disappointed because nobody noticed. TumbleDry has a good point, too - I...
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much to pay for 2nd opinion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

In the area I live in, its common to pay nothing for a pre-braces consultation. However, that's not really the situation you're in right now. Given that the percentage of 2nd opinion seekers that convert to patients is probably significantly lower than those seeking an initial consultation, any ort...
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much to pay for 2nd opinion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Hmmm. That is a sticky wicket, indeed. All four of my consultations were free, and two of those involved taking panoramic X-rays. Of course, I didn't have the braces on yet, so it was a different situation than yours. Faced with the same predicament, I would probably go for whatever free consultatio...
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 595913

Oh, so pretty, sparkles!
by PuppySmiles
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My molars don't touch!
Replies: 15
Views: 33800

Re: ear clogged

My molars dont touch either. Is it normal for this to cause some tension in the jaw or for the ears to feel clogged up? I am having these symptoms now and I am wondering if there is a connection. I would mention this at your next appointment. Although I have heard that a few jaw joint symptoms are ...
by PuppySmiles
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New with questions!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Welcome! I believe the slight wobbliness of our teeth comes and goes throughout treatment. After all, they are on the move, which means they can't stay tightly in their original places, right? Or else we'd all ask for our money back! My braces have been on for a month, and I find that I can actually...
by PuppySmiles
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can you have a "bad" bracket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

This is just my personal opinion, but I'd prefer an ortho to just say "we're going to have to reposition this bracket, it could be doing a better job in there" than try to pass it off as a defective bracket.
Not that it's that big a deal I guess.
by PuppySmiles
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 9 Teeth pulled
Replies: 9
Views: 3062

Goodness, 9 at one time! You are an awesome warrior. While I was having 3 removed in the dentist's chair on Saturday without being put to sleep, I thought I was pretty brave. But then the Romanian assistant came in, and she said that in Romania, there was no anesthetic for this stuff when she was a ...
by PuppySmiles
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Check out the progress! (pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Good gracious! Looking lovely, keep up the good work!

(I always think, even though it's the ortho's expertise that places the braces, the hard work is us putting up with them and keeping them clean.)
by PuppySmiles
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got my braces off
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Congratulations on your new teeth! I hope that you enjoy them.
by PuppySmiles
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can you have a "bad" bracket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Hmmmm. Sounds fishy to me, but I'm not an orthodontist.
by PuppySmiles
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lisp Speech Defect
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

That depends on the cause of your lisp, and the outcome of your braces. I have a little lisp related to a tongue thrust problem. It won't be fixed by the braces, because they aren't closing my open bite. To the contrary, I need to go to a speech pathologist to get rid of the tongue thrust (and the l...