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by dangerdude
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: WIsdom teeth coming through...
Replies: 9
Views: 2717

My bottom teeth were straight, then the wisdom popped up. One is impacted, sideways. Now the bottom teeth in the front are crooked and its still moving :( Started about 2-3 years ago. Going to have it extracted sometime in 1Q 2011. Just remove yours since it doesn't look like its going to come up st...
by dangerdude
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Yes, finally decided to get braces!
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

Congrats! Count me in for the no smiling/no confidence either. I'm hoping to get braced in 2011 after having other work done first. I wish I would have at least gone to an ortho in my twenties to see what it would cost and how long. I'm 30 now. I thought I could never afford it but in reality, I alw...
by dangerdude
Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: gingivectomy? Anyone had this done?
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

No gingivectomy done but I did have a piece of gum grow and cover over half of a tooth out of nowhere. Dentist sliced it off and glued something over the area. Didn't hurt at all. There was some blood after the glue thing went away. Just take some advil ahead of time and you'll be ok. I always take ...
by dangerdude
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finishing what began 20 years ago...
Replies: 55
Views: 17014

It looks like its easier to floss though :lol:
by dangerdude
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: One week on for the wife
Replies: 1
Views: 757

http://stopmybracesfromhurting.com/default.asp

I would look into something like that. Or make her something.
by dangerdude
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Wife (42) got them Monday
Replies: 13
Views: 3541

Congrats to the wife! What type of periodontal work did she have done prior? I'm at that stage now. Getting the bones and periodontal pockets in check before I can proceed with the braces. I've only had a deep cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing) and 1 regular cleaning. Next up is peeling back my gum...
by dangerdude
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New to Braces!
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

I don't have braces yet either but for chips and salsa, you could always crush the chips, mix it in with the salsa and spoon eat it. Thats what I do sometimes when I'm lazy :D
by dangerdude
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: lady's Journey Through Braces
Replies: 24
Views: 8825

Its going to be interesting to see that canine move. I'm not braced yet and mine looks the same way. Is the extraction behind that tooth? My consultation didn't mention anything about extractions and I don't know how the crossbite next to the canine will move forward :(
by dangerdude
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New to Braces!
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Welcome!

Nice to know we have an insider here :lol: Spill some secrets. Why is there such a huge markup for clear brackets?
by dangerdude
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Relocating in 8 months - should I wait to get braced?
Replies: 32
Views: 4307

How about doing the Six Month Braces Technique :lol:

I would do the braces now. I'd rather start a new job already comfortable with how the braces feel on. Plus you said you will have extractions. I wouldn't want the gappy showing for the new colleagues.
by dangerdude
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6327

Good prognosis? It was everything I didn't want to hear, surgery after surgery :lol: I had a small panic attack on the drive home because didn't want to get cut up. Of course the periodontis made it sound like it was a walk in a park :shock: All of the staff was nice though, never been in a friendli...
by dangerdude
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6327

I went to the periodontist today. I have bad news and some good news. Bad news is that I would need osseous surgery/bone grafting to be done by the periodontist. Surgery so they can clean everything under the gums better. Slice into my gums, peel them back and then sew it back on later :shock: All o...
by dangerdude
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: cost is a deal breaker at my age.... right?
Replies: 25
Views: 3856

Dental schools have reduced rates. That should cut the cost in half or so.
by dangerdude
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: cost is a deal breaker at my age.... right?
Replies: 25
Views: 3856

You could finance it if you have some decent credit. Something like $200/month.
by dangerdude
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6327

I called to get a quote on laser periodontics and I was in for sticker shock, $7,100 :shock:

Needless to say, I have an appointment with an in-network perio doc under my dental plan later this week.