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by rawr101
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 110504

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Where are you located? Central Florida 2. How much are you paying for your braces? ~3800..We thought insurance would cover 25%. Found out that was only if i was <18. Ortho still took 15% off anyways 3. What kind of braces do you have? Metal uppers and lowers 4. What is your estimated time in brac...
by rawr101
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When do i receive first adjustment? Gap getting bigger
Replies: 2
Views: 501

When do i receive first adjustment? Gap getting bigger

Ok so I my braces were first put on on October 14 ..I came back in a week ago to have spacers put in to make room for a TPA device. Yesterday I had another appointment where impressions were made and molar bands are fitted. I have 2 scheduled appts in Jan. The first on 1/3 where the spacers are supp...
by rawr101
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did everyone say your teeth looked fine...
Replies: 28
Views: 2830

Re: Did everyone say your teeth looked fine...

Yea..i have an open bite but non of of teeth are crowded. So when i talk to someone i often get "oh your teeth are so pretty" but in my head im thinking my teeth are a train wreck. I guess ppl dont notice the open bite or overjet unless they see me from the side. Even recently after getting braces p...
by rawr101
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else started clenching their teeth since braces?
Replies: 37
Views: 30215

Re: Anyone else started clenching their teeth since braces?

I am so glad i found this topic. I thought it was just me. I havent even had braces n for a full month yet (around 3 weeks) and few days ago my teeth just started clenching. I'll just be minding my own business and wonder why my jaw hurts..then i notice my mouth is clenched down hard. Before braces ...
by rawr101
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions on Palatal Expander for Adult
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Re: Questions on Palatal Expander for Adult

Thanks for the info!
by rawr101
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions on Palatal Expander for Adult
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Questions on Palatal Expander for Adult

I've recently had braces put on..and I was told in a month or so I will be fitted for a palatal expander. Now I have a few questions that never got around to asking my ortho and I'm helping you guys can help me. Currently i have an open bite due to years of sucking my thumb (I literally stopped the ...
by rawr101
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got braces 2 days back
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Got braces 2 days back

Sounds like we're in a similar situation. I just got my braces put on. I am supposed to be getting the TADs or mini screws in a few months to lift up my molars and close my open bite. From what I hear its a relatively easy process and a good alternative to surgery. Good Luck
by rawr101
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: extraction site going white...
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: extraction site going white...

I've had a few molars extracted and that seems to be a normal stage in the tissue healing process
by rawr101
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What did your ortho "give" you?
Replies: 240
Views: 102872

Re: What did your ortho "give" you?

A travel toothbrush..wax..child's mouth rinse which tastes amazing, floss, disclosing tablets, and trial size gel stuff for pain if i get cut..
by rawr101
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1086
Views: 177451

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I just got mine on and I'm 24
by rawr101
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone get braces without spacers first?
Replies: 44
Views: 24130

Re: Anyone get braces without spacers first?

Thanks for the responses everyone. I think I'm just anxious and thinking of all the possible things that can go wrong. Good to know that the spacers arent always necessary.
by rawr101
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone get braces without spacers first?
Replies: 44
Views: 24130

Anyone get braces without spacers first?

So I'm supposed to get braces in a few weeks but my ortho never mentioned anything about spacers for molar bands. I have an open bite and will be receiving the top braces first. Everything i have read ppl have said they recieved the spacers a few weeks before the actually braces. Now my molars are p...
by rawr101
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New User..Temporary Anchorage Device (TADs)
Replies: 2
Views: 621

New User..Temporary Anchorage Device (TADs)

I will be getting braces in about a month. I have an openbite and an overjet from years of sucking my thumb. I decided on using TADs instead of going the surgery route. My Ortho gave me the option of surgery, Tads, or just elastics. So does anyone here have and open bite and TADs and have good progr...