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by plugnickel69
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Near Completion - Shaping Teeth
Replies: 16
Views: 1749

Re: Near Completion - Shaping Teeth

Wait until they take the brackets off and then decide. If you're not sure at that time, don't do it then. It could be done at any time and if you're not happy with the result you're not going to want to go through the process and expense of going back to the way they are.
by plugnickel69
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 10 weeks left, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: 10 weeks left, but...

Sounds like you didn't have the conversation with him at your appointment regarding your concerns. Absolutely call immediately! I could always email my ortho and he would respond very promptly, even on weekends.
by plugnickel69
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice: Bands on teeth with crowns?
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: Advice: Bands on teeth with crowns?

My lower molars have crowns so the ortho put bands on them "with cement". I didn't think they would fit but the spacers I wore for 10 days before did the trick. My three front top teeth are also crowns and as I have ceramic brackets on the top of course the brackets on the three crowns fell off in ...
by plugnickel69
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice: Bands on teeth with crowns?
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: Advice: Bands on teeth with crowns?

I had a minor problem with two lower first molars that had crowns. They bonded brackets on each one. A few days later one came off, then about a week later the other side came off. There was not enough space to fit bands, so they put in spacers, but reapplied the bonded brackets again. They sandblas...
by plugnickel69
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 years in, what do you think? (pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: 3 years in, what do you think? (pics)

You need to have 7 posts before you can post images.
by plugnickel69
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer(s) for top teeth?
Replies: 9
Views: 1815

Re: Retainer(s) for top teeth?

I've had upper and lower fixed retainers for about 14 months. No issues except for the extra time flossing. Can bite anything. They do hold everything in place! Also have upper Essix.
by plugnickel69
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 30 year old brace face
Replies: 33
Views: 3967

Re: 30 year old brace face

[quote="All of a sudden I'm noticing the wire Sticking out at the end of my back braces, haven't felt them before, don't know if that's supposed to be there... Surely I would have felt it already?"quote] If the wire sticking out is bothering you, clip it off with a nail clipper. This happens all the...
by plugnickel69
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: is it much easier to close your lips after debracing?
Replies: 8
Views: 2497

Re: is it much easier to close your lips after debracing?

Did you have lip incontinence before braces?
by plugnickel69
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this considered an emergency?
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Is this considered an emergency?

You should call the office and explain the situation. They will probably have you come in.
by plugnickel69
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 30 year old brace face
Replies: 33
Views: 3967

Re: 30 year old brace face

You can't believe everything you read on the web. I'm well into my sixties, grew up on non-fluoridated artesian well water. Kept my teeth clean. Most people I knew from those days had many cavities. I still drink non-fluoridated well water (not by choice), but have been using fluoride toothpaste for...
by plugnickel69
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anxious and scared for debracing.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: anxious and scared for debracing.....

Hi Anna: Sometimes people will tell you your teeth look great to make you feel good. In your case, when people on this site tell you, Anna, your teeth look great! they are telling you the absolute truth. Many people here would kill to have your smile. Anna, don't be afraid to get your braces off. Yo...
by plugnickel69
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces in next 2-3 weeks. Super anxious/nervous.
Replies: 21
Views: 2234

Re: Braces in next 2-3 weeks. Super anxious/nervous.

Making the decision is the hardest part. It was almost three years ago, but I still remember the butterflies in my stomach as I signed the paperwork and made the appointment for installation. I went on with my life during braces same as before. Eighteen months later I was done. No pain except for th...
by plugnickel69
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 116080

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

I've got bonded upper and lower. No problems whatsoever.
by plugnickel69
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 1 year since debonding, black triangles...
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: 1 year since debonding, black triangles...

Your teeth actually look real good! The black triangles I was left with were significantly larger and bonding has only been mildly successful. No one will even notice yours, Actually, I don't think they qualify as black triangles.
by plugnickel69
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainer keeps breaking
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Re: Bonded retainer keeps breaking

My ortho said forever with the bonded retainers. I have had no breakage after a year and do not worry about what I eat. Maybe they need to use a stronger bonding material for you.