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by BracketRacket
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rare sight: Overcrowded teeth on braces....
Replies: 72
Views: 28316

Awesome news! :D
by BracketRacket
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debracing w/Gap
Replies: 4
Views: 798

People tend to comment on what they know...I'm sure you'd rather wait for someone with good advice to comment, then a bunch of "I don't knows" and bad advice, right? :wink:

Can you call the office? Maybe that would give you some indication of whether it's something they'd want to see you about?
by BracketRacket
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50604

Sorry for the poor quality -- photos of photos in bad light! It's weird when I look at these, because I don't feel like they look like my teeth. Also, to some extent, they didn't feel natural when they were taking them because they would be like "bite down" and my response would be "how?!?" My bite ...
by BracketRacket
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second opinion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

My dentist seemed to agree with the orthos findings, and also mentioned that all of the others she would refer me to work with the same OS. She suggested I do the consult with him, and then go from there. I posted some pics here http://archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=329939#329939 (try not to r...
by BracketRacket
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just SARPE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Sorry for the poor quality -- photos of photos in bad light! :oops: It's weird when I look at these, because I don't feel like they look like my teeth. Also, to some extent, they didn't feel natural when they were taking them because they would be like "bite down" and my response would be "how?!?" M...
by BracketRacket
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just SARPE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Thanks -- I do have an appointment in a few weeks with the oral surgeon...as far as I know, just to discuss the palate expansion. I guess I'm just wondering if I should be expecting him to mention anything else -- I'm not one for surprises! :roll: I know a lot of it depends on my specific case. It j...
by BracketRacket
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just SARPE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Just SARPE?

Hi, Just reading around, it seems like a majority here have SARPE, and then down the road end up having upper/lower or other surgery. Is that typical, or just the nature of it being an oral surgery forum? My ortho has sent me to an OS because of my narrow upper arch, and I'm just wondering if I shou...
by BracketRacket
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second opinion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

And just a small update -- having a consult with the OS the ortho recommended on the 22nd -- so I'm sure I'll have lots of questions coming up. Thanks for putting up with me!
by BracketRacket
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second opinion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

Thanks guys...going to see my dentist tomorrow to talk things over with her, ask her for another referral and get a semi-ouchy tooth checked out (wish me luck :evil: ). Anything specific I should be asking? I'm thinking of asking about any other similar patients she's had and what they ultimately de...
by BracketRacket
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Round 2 of Braces at 30
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

by BracketRacket
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces take II - Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

50 years YOUNG. :-P

Lots of luck tomorrow! Your pics are pretty neat -- and they'll be great to compare your progress!
by BracketRacket
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second opinion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

Thanks guys. I'm actually thinking of trying to sit down with my dentist (who has noted some issues and referred me to the ortho in the first place), to discuss what he said, and also to ask if there is anyone else that she recommends for a second opinion. Does this sound reasonable or should I go w...
by BracketRacket
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second opinion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

Second opinion?

So against my better judgment, I was very happy with the first ortho I consulted with (he was recommended by my dentist, the office seems very nice, he was very thorough, the price seemed reasonable, they're local, etc.) and I had pretty much decided that I was going to stick with him and not seek a...
by BracketRacket
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 477990

I made it! (Through all 91 pages, that is! :wink: ) Was just told I need SARPE at my consult, I'm bummed. I guess next on my list is to consult with an oral surgeon. It's already rough, because I'm getting the "why would you put yourself through that/looking for trouble/maybe mineral-rich mouthwash ...
by BracketRacket
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Preparing For Braces - Second Time Around...
Replies: 28
Views: 5884

Good luck! :D