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by socksy
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 'Rotating' upper molar, how long for treatment?
Replies: 6
Views: 5399

Both my lower canines needed to be rotated, about 45 degrees, and I had a similar setup to what you described, with the springs, etc. It took at least four months to get them turned. It was a slow process and one re-rotated after it had been turned and we had to start over on that side. Good luck wi...
by socksy
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Staining with Radiance Braces
Replies: 9
Views: 6148

I have radiance brackets and they are beautiful (if I do say so myself :wink: ) and Tumble is correct - the brackets don't stain at all but the ligatures definitely do. I agree with Tumble on everything - I never eat curry anymore - it is the worst staining culprit and ruins the look of your ligs im...
by socksy
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has any of your Ortho's suggested
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

My orthodontist took a panoramic of my mouth and jaw before I started treatment and then about a year into treatment to see how my roots were doing. I think it's totally normal and advisable to check on how your roots are doing during treatment but I haven't heard of needing a CT scan to do that.
by socksy
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anybody have problems with tongue thrust....
Replies: 15
Views: 4058

Sorry, it was over a year ago so I don't remember which site in particular I looked at. I just googled it and found there were plenty of techniques. Just keep practicing and it should start to feel much more natural. I don't even think about it anymore, and my tongue is even in the proper position o...
by socksy
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second opinion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2776

I think it is perfectly normal to seek other opinions. It seems like that's what MOST people do - I think it is less common to just go with the first ortho you see. I had consultations with five orthos before I chose mine. Each one had different treatment plans and two said I absolutely, positively ...
by socksy
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anybody have problems with tongue thrust....
Replies: 15
Views: 4058

I had a tongue thrust, which was contributing to my open bite. I have corrected it myself, just by finding information on the web and doing exercises that were recommended. When resting, my tongue now rests on the roof of my mouth.
by socksy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1090
Views: 181052

I got mine put on when I was 34 and hopefully will have them off before my 36th birthday in April. I had considered them for about 10 years before finally taking the plunge. I had been discouraged because nearly every doctor said I was a surgical case because of issues with my bite. I found an ortho...
by socksy
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: damon braces for deep bite / wider smile / saggy face!
Replies: 4
Views: 3860

My case is different than yours - I started treatment with an overjet and open bite. During consults, I was told by three orthos that they would only work on me as a surgical case. One told me he would have to do extractions but no surgery. And the last consult - the one I went with - said we could ...
by socksy
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: jaw surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

I think it depends on your location. Here in Southern California, if you are paying out of pocket (without insurance coverage), jaw surgery can end up costing close to $100,000. :shock: This is the primary reason I opted out of it. I couldn't be happier with my results, without surgery, so I have ab...
by socksy
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: jaw surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

I think it depends on your location. Here in Southern California, if you are paying out of pocket (without insurance coverage), jaw surgery can end up costing close to $100,000. :shock: This is the primary reason I opted out of it. I couldn't be happier with my results, without surgery, so I have ab...
by socksy
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Flossing problems
Replies: 2
Views: 534

I did have a similar problem and I hate to tell you, but it turned out a filling had broken and I needed to get it repaired. :( The filling had been sort of between the teeth and since part of it came out, food would get stuck in there and cause the pain. I was able to get it filled again without an...
by socksy
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got braces - so happy!
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Congratulations! I'm sure you won't regret your decision.
by socksy
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What if my Upper Teeth are straight before bottoms?
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

My uppers have been done for a couple of months now, but their brackets can't come off because there may be some minor changes that are required in the detailing stage. The lowers seem to take much longer for pretty much everyone.
by socksy
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Impressions? Finally??
Replies: 6
Views: 912

CONGRATULATIONS! you must be so happy! :D
by socksy
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics question
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Yes, I agree with Lela - drop them in the trash. :) I wear mine 24-hours per day and I never reuse them. You'll find when you put a fresh set in they are tighter, so I think they lose their elasticity quickly. I change mine in the morning and every time I brush during the day (after meals, basically).