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by luchababe
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Doubt
Replies: 12
Views: 1979

sarah 2747 - That's just like me! I've had popping and locking (and not the awesome breakdancing kind) for YEARS and had NO IDEA there was something actually wrong! I just though it was a thing that happened. If I hadn't gone to the ortho to find out about straightening teeth I never would have foun...
by luchababe
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Doubt
Replies: 12
Views: 1979

Is there a medical issue involved or it purely cosmetic? That can influence your decision. I really should have my TMD reduced and the start of an open bite stopped now to prevent all sorts of issues in the future. Straight teeth will be a result of that.
by luchababe
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pre brace jitters
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

classII - Such wise words, about your mom telling you to have to get your teeth fixed vs. now when the choice is your own. I know I have problems to fix that will prevent even worse problems in the future. I hope I feel better once he's had a closer look at me and can tell me more details about the...
by luchababe
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 591630

Since I'm getting the clear brackets my top fronts, I think I'm going to get clear ligs, at least for the first 6 weeks. I hemmed and hawed about blue or pink or lavender. I drink 2-3 cups of coffee/tea a week total, have a spaghetti/chilli dinner once a week, have one tomato based soup and one can ...
by luchababe
Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pre brace jitters
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Pre brace jitters

What am I getting myself into?! If it wasn't for my curiosity about fixing some crowding teeth, I never would have gone to the ortho and never found out about my TMD, my open bite and the potential for teeth to start erupting. I could have gone YEARS and never knew anything was wrong until it was to...
by luchababe
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long after consultation to having your braces fitted?
Replies: 22
Views: 34169

I had my free consult, he told me what was wrong, what he'd fix and two weeks later I'll be getting the records, molds and braces all in one day, which is next thursday. I'm expecting a more thorough explanation of what will be happening and since I'm the grown up now getting braces I know I can ask...
by luchababe
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What colour of ligature resists staining the most?
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

I have been looking through that thread of lig colours, but there are SOOOO many posts it was taking ages to find an answer. But I did find out about all the colours! I might try the tooth coloured or the light blue....
by luchababe
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What colour of ligature resists staining the most?
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Oh man, I really didn't know I might have so many choices of colours. Nothing like when I first had braces as a kid. I want something discrete since I'm getting clear brackets and I would think that a colour would defeat the purpose of "blending in". I guess I'll have to see what they suggest for me...
by luchababe
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What colour of ligature resists staining the most?
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

What colour of ligature resists staining the most?

I'm getting braces shortly and am choosing the clear brackets for top and bottom. I'm afraid of staining them with food, coffee, tea etc. I've read that light lavender and smoke grey don't stain and don't show up as much as the other colours. White or clear one stain the easiest. Is this true? I HAT...
by luchababe
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: some thoughts before my appointment
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

If you hold my hand on the 22nd, will you hold mine on the 28th? That's when I get mine! I too have TMD on one side. I was told that he could fix the teeth but the jaw and bite problems might not get better. Or he could fix the jaw and bite and then the teeth would straighten automatically during th...
by luchababe
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces AGAIN 20 years later...what's new?
Replies: 0
Views: 1018

Braces AGAIN 20 years later...what's new?

I just came back from my first visit to the orthodontist this morning. I was curious about my options for straightening my teeth. They aren't too bad, so I thought, and was wondering about Invisalign or braces. Little did I know I have TMD and that should be fixed first and the teeth will come later...