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by BracketRacket
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Top Braces Coming off!
Replies: 11
Views: 3778

No advice -- but good luck and congrats!
by BracketRacket
Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50386

Thanks, Ken!
I've seen a lot of your posts across the forum -- lots of great information!
by BracketRacket
Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So, what would you do? Going on a blind date with braces on
Replies: 11
Views: 3397

Quite honestly, what I'd do is nothing. Don't worry about warning him in advance, just act as naturally as you can. Smile, don't hide them, but don't go out of your way to show them off. When the moment is right -- talking about your orders, maybe -- mention it. Something offhand about what you're o...
by BracketRacket
Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm being impatient
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

I'm being impatient

Sorry! I have my follow-up visit with my ortho soon (the 21st) and I guess I know all the details then...but....I'm just a worrier (and being impatient!) Obviously, this all depend on each patient and their situation and what course of action the doctor deems best, but I was just wondering what the ...
by BracketRacket
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50386

BracketRacket's story

Hi guys -- "pre-newbie," just want to share my story. I've always had a small mouth and knew I would need braces, but didn't get anything done for a few reasons -- you know how that goes! Anyway, I'm 24 now, and my dentist really feels now is the time, since my front teeth are starting to show a lit...
by BracketRacket
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What type of toothpaste do you use?
Replies: 59
Views: 33016

What type of toothpaste do you use?

Sorry if there's a bazillion threads like this, most I saw recently were questions about specific types. I'm about to start treatment, and heard it may be good to use a sensative teeth type beforehand. Any opinions? In any case -- what kind do you use? Do you use a few different kinds depending on a...
by BracketRacket
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else had to delay adjustments due to finances?
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

I'm sure in this economy you're not the only one. Have you called your ortho? You're probably not alone, and they may be able to work out a new payment plan, defer a payment, etc. Can't hurt to ask! Have you looked into Care Credit? It's a credit card with a very low interest rate that can be used f...
by BracketRacket
Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sensitivity to metals
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Sensitivity to metals

I have some sort of reaction to certain metals that literally turns me green! :roll: I generally try to wear only sterling silver, stainless steel or gold jewelery, although some "sensitive ears" or nickel-free earrings are okay -- others are just painful (although interestingly enough, the metals t...
by BracketRacket
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What would you do differently?
Replies: 12
Views: 2717

Thanks everyone --- feel free to keep the advice coming, I really appreciate it! :D I'm going for my first consultation tomorrow -- from what I understand, it's going to be basic, and then we'll go over a specific treatment plan in a number of weeks. That said, is there anything specific that I shou...
by BracketRacket
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What would you do differently?
Replies: 12
Views: 2717

What would you do differently?

Hi all. I'm a 24-year-old "pre-newbie," just begining this journey with my first consult in two days. I'm sure I'll post all my teeth-rific details soon, but since I'm just starting out, I was wondering what you would do differently given the opportunity -- anything from going for more consults, to ...