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by klobird
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Desperately wanting my braces off
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Desperately wanting my braces off

When the end was actually close for me, it just couldn't come fast enough...it's like when you're in the middle you just kind of accept it...but ohhhhh boy--when you can actually see the finish line--the excitement, the thoughts of eating normally and flossing normally and being able to see the resu...
by klobird
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Forsus appliance - spring coils
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Forsus appliance - spring coils

Yes I had Damon Q and the Forsus...if you choose to go with the Forsus it WILL make treatment go faster. I would recommend that you make a deal with the ortho that you can get the Forsus removed if or when you cant deal with it. Its not as bad as it looks but for me it was really such a high mainten...
by klobird
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Forsus appliance - spring coils
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Forsus appliance - spring coils

Yes I have had the Forsus...My biggest problem was that mine had so many technical problems..I spent a lot of time at the ortho getting parts replaced...
by klobird
Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP !?
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: HELP !?

My ortho told me the same as BraceForIt--that it's not crucial until later. However, EVERY Dr. of any kind should have back-up-- no matter where they are or when. Call the ortho office--the recording may direct you to the ortho covering for him, or just see your regular dentist.
by klobird
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Considering stopping treatment
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Considering stopping treatment

I really do understand and sympathize--it's not a happy place to be mentally. I wish I had an answer for you, I really do.
by klobird
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite turbos
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Re: Bite turbos

Why don't you see if you can make you're appt for like the 20th---it might be a good idea if you want to be confident and comfortable on the day with all the talking...just an idea!
by klobird
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And they are off.....
Replies: 15
Views: 1228

Re: And they are off.....

WOWIE ZOWIE!!! An amazing transformation!! Congrats!
by klobird
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber Bands - take off for awhile?
Replies: 8
Views: 2545

Re: Rubber Bands - take off for awhile?

I had elastics the entire time I was in braces (2 years). I think the longest mine were ever out was about 90 minutes. From what I've heard, you lose a lot of progress by taking them out for longer periods of time. Elastics probably aren't going to be the only visible/impairing thing you're not goin...
by klobird
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Considering stopping treatment
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Considering stopping treatment

Well I DO know how you feel---it's a terrible feeling that was even beginning to affect my mental health. I had the Forsus appliance. One day I just went in and told him I couldn't take it anymore--and he took it out--no problem!...You never know, the ortho may have other things up his sleeve. Just ...
by klobird
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho MIA?
Replies: 19
Views: 1583

Re: Ortho MIA?

Well....the ortho could have a serious illness; the office could be in danger of closing due to unpaid taxes--there are a lot of reasons why they are being so evasive. The ortho may be looking for another ortho to take his place or buy his business....whatever the reason, you have the right to ask i...
by klobird
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces on! pic
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: braces on! pic

Good for you!!! :tingrin:
by klobird
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: eek braces on tuesday!
Replies: 14
Views: 825

Re: eek braces on tuesday!

Good luck tomorrow--you will be thrilled with the changes you see along the way!
by klobird
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: This is an instrument of torture
Replies: 18
Views: 4681

Re: This is an instrument of torture

Has your ortho given you the option of the Essix retainer? Very easy to wear...
by klobird
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Great news!!
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Great news!!

YaY!! Finally, huh? You're one of the oldies around here!!
by klobird
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone not get permanent bonded retainers?
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Anyone not get permanent bonded retainers?

I have a bonded retainer on the bottom--I would much rather have that than have to wear a removable retainer every night. I already have to wear the top removable retainer every night forever. I don't have to do anything to maintain the bottom permanent retainer--which I really prefer....