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by Sita
Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What happens if you can no longer aford your payments?
Replies: 14
Views: 12090

Re: What happens if you can no longer aford your payments?

I imagine every practice has a different policy regarding failure to make payments. I know that at my ortho they will attempt to arrange a different payment plan. If you can't afford them at all they will either halt treatment until you can start payments again or they will book you in to remove you...
by Sita
Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braceface Greeting Etiquette
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: Braceface Greeting Etiquette

I usually say "ooooh braces! Me too!" and give them a big teethy grin. Sometimes a conversation starts, sometimes they look at me like I am insane.
by Sita
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I the oldest in active treatment?
Replies: 22
Views: 1925

Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

Oldest person I know of having treatment is my brothers father in law. He's 68. If that helps any. :-)
by Sita
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: One more reason to brush your teeth!
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: One more reason to brush your teeth!

Disgusting, but I couldn't look away!
by Sita
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long will I be in elastics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1022

Re: How long will I be in elastics?

Not everyone gets them. You might be one of the lucky ones. You'll just have to ask your ortho. :-)
by Sita
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Close to 9 months... Wow
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Close to 9 months... Wow

Congrats! It was just 12 months for me. The time really does fly doesn't it?
by Sita
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: tartar build-up
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: tartar build-up

I have been using an electric toothbrush for most of my treatment. After brushing my teeth I run it lightly along the gumline to massage my gums and make sure everything is clean. I know that this works, for me at least, because I went in for my check up and cleaning today and my dentist didn't do t...
by Sita
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lisping
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: Lisping

I had a lot of 'shushing' going on. By that I mean the letter 'S' became 'Sh' and lots of words without an 'S' still ended up with a 'Sh' either at the beginning or end. This resolved itself quickly thankfully. I had trouble with the letter 'L' after my first adjustment but that was only only for a ...
by Sita
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What was your primary reason for orthodontic treatment?
Replies: 43
Views: 3023

Re: What was your primary reason for orthodontic treatment?

I had always hated my teeth and smile and wanted it fixed. I was also concerned about my top front teeth because they had been moving slowly forward over the years and I was starting to get pain. Biting into things was also starting to become painful. My grandmother passed away in 2010 and left enou...
by Sita
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many brackets have fallen off during your treatment?
Replies: 41
Views: 4181

Re: How many brackets have fallen off during your treatment?

None yet and I'm almost 12 months in. I have lost/broken/eaten B4 elastics but not had loose brackets.
by Sita
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho Work- Your advice!
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Ortho Work- Your advice!

Only an orthodontist can tell you whether or not you are a candidate for lingual braces. As for the rest I don't see why it can't be fixed, or at least improved, by braces. Seen teeth much worse than yours fixed up. Make an appointment with an orthodontist (or 2 or 3...) and see what they think.
by Sita
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who applied your braces?
Replies: 26
Views: 1638

Re: Who applied your braces?

Orthodontist. The therapist did all of the prep work but the application of glue and brackets was all done by the ortho.
by Sita
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sleeping with braces
Replies: 23
Views: 8298

Re: Sleeping with braces

I had trouble sleeping in the beginning because of the braces digging in. I had dry mouth at night time and the braces would stick to the insides of my mouth and the digging in of brackets would make me wake up in agony. Most of the time the pain left as soon as I moved my head, unstuck my mouth and...
by Sita
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone actually have traditional metal braces anymore
Replies: 144
Views: 8431

Re: Does anyone actually have traditional metal braces anymo

There seems to be a difference of opinion as to whether or not ceramic braces are just as good as the metal ones. Some orthos say it doesn't make a difference and others say it does. I have ceramic uppers and I think that they are less noticeable. Most people don't notice that I have them until I me...
by Sita
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?
Replies: 59
Views: 5290

Re: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?

I do, but only pale ones so if I get it on my braces it's not really obvious. :-)