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by plugnickel69
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Musings on a year in braces
Replies: 73
Views: 6506

Re: Musings on a year in braces

Went for six month checkup and cleaning today. My regular dentist was off but his associate who last saw me three years ago just before braces checked me over. When she saw my fixed retainers her first words were "Was Dr. D. your ortho? Those fixed retainers are his signature. No one else around her...
by plugnickel69
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Musings on a year in braces
Replies: 73
Views: 6506

Re: Musings on a year in braces

Dee, Sorry to hear the upper fixed bothers you. My upper one encompasses six teeth, and I am only aware of it when I am not involved in anything. It doesn't bother me at all, just gives my tongue something to play with. My lower involves eight teeth, and I can barely feel it at all. To me, the only ...
by plugnickel69
Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Musings on a year in braces
Replies: 73
Views: 6506

Re: Musings on a year in braces

Anyone have any additions to my list?
by plugnickel69
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Musings on a year in braces
Replies: 73
Views: 6506

Re: Musings on a year in braces

I'm out of braces for a year-and-a-half now but was reviewing this post and thought I could be helpful. I made some minor changes and a few additions. 1. The worries about the reaction of others was totally unfounded. Nobody else cares. 2. Braces won't impact your social or professional life unless ...
by plugnickel69
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How do you clean your retainer?
Replies: 19
Views: 6902

Re: How do you clean your retainer?

I was told very soft brush that they use at the ortho's office and antibacterial liquid soap. Seems to work. Been doing that successfully for a year-and-a-half.
by plugnickel69
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worrying about my teeth after last adjustment.
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Worrying about my teeth after last adjustment.

Whenever I had this type of concern I discussed it with my ortho who always took my concerns seriously. As many have said, sometimes things get worse before they get better. But you have the right, and the obligation to yourself, to have the discussion. What I can say is that the problem you are con...
by plugnickel69
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Still Unhappy With My Teeth...
Replies: 8
Views: 2613

Re: Still Unhappy With My Teeth...

Obviously we are not experts here, but it seems that you would need quite a bit of room in your arches to move your teeth back. Extractions probably are your only option. Most likely your dentist doesn't want to say anything negative about another professional in the business, especially if he recom...
by plugnickel69
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Still Unhappy With My Teeth...
Replies: 8
Views: 2613

Re: Still Unhappy With My Teeth...

[quote=]Thanks for this. I'm glad someone else can see what I do. I've been unhappy with the results since I had my braces removed but I've just never found the courage to speak to my Orthodontist about the matter. In the initial consultation I had there was some mention about having four teeth remo...
by plugnickel69
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not long to go
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Not long to go

I was looking at taking part in the Color Me Rad 5k run later this year but not sure if coloured corn startch getting in my mouth would discolour the braces or not.
Just do the run and have fun. You're overthinking this!
by plugnickel69
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: confused regarding braces
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: confused regarding braces

You always have to get past the marketing and past the dentists (and some orthodontists) who use invisalign as an easy way to make a buck. Go to a 3rd or 4th consult with different orthos, then make a more informed decision. Many of us have had the experience of completely different takes on and app...
by plugnickel69
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Still Unhappy With My Teeth...
Replies: 8
Views: 2613

Re: Still Unhappy With My Teeth...

I hate to say this, but I certainly would be unhappy with this result as your front upper teeth protrude substantially. That said, when you went for your consult what did your ortho say could be accomplished? Did he recommend extractions, but you didn't want to get them? That would certainly comprom...
by plugnickel69
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are my teeth "bad enough" for braces? Chickening out, help!
Replies: 27
Views: 3567

Re: Are my teeth "bad enough" for braces? Chickening out, he

Didn't your ortho check the bracket placement? My ortho always does the bracket placement; the techs do the prep work. I understand your concern about your lower bracket placement and agree the bracket on your lower right incisor looks misplaced. I suggest you call your ortho's office and ask to hav...
by plugnickel69
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "But your teeth are fine! Why waste money?"
Replies: 23
Views: 2249

Re: "But your teeth are fine! Why waste money?"

Before I got my braces my massage therapist, who had some minor overlapping of her incisors, talked to me about getting veneers, or possibly braces. She started the conversation by saying to me, "Your teeth are virtually perfect." Had to laugh, as I was thinking about getting braces as I was wearing...
by plugnickel69
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: clear ceramic braces vs metal
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Re: clear ceramic braces vs metal

The ceramic brackets don't stain, the rubber ligatures do, especially the clear ones. They can use steel ligatures to tie in the wire to the brackets if staining becomes a concern.
by plugnickel69
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Underbite & crossbite correct w/Damon, IPR, Acceledent etc
Replies: 172
Views: 18910

Re: Underbite & crossbite correct w/Damon, IPR, Acceledent e

[quote="newbite"]No pain no gain, I guess! quote]

Don't believe that "no pain, no gain" stuff. I never had any pain through my treatment. Sometimes minor discomfort, but never anything more. It depends on your body and mind.