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by oldfart
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Just got braces off for the second time and my teeth are moving!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Just got braces off for the second time and my teeth are moving!!!!

I think the permanent retainer helps, but it no way would I do it as my only retainer. I'm doing both Hawley and the permanent and its doing good. Had some movement on the top but I also wasn't wearing my top one as much as I should. I've heard from a lot of people who did the permanent only and the...
by oldfart
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Third try at fixing my deep bite--This Wednesday
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Third try at fixing my deep bite--This Wednesday

Unless they are evil like mine.
by oldfart
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Why are my teeth so yellow
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Why are my teeth so yellow

Also when was your last professional cleaning? be sure to keep doing those every 4-6 months in braces.
by oldfart
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Why are my teeth so yellow
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Why are my teeth so yellow

Do you use mouthwash? Some of those cause staining pretty bad.
by oldfart
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this true? Elastics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 697

Re: Is this true? Elastics question.

Or you can be like me, the last four months of my treatment, I kept asking if I could have more elastics in more places. True story.. But I also had a hard deadline. After moving I could only afford six more months of treatment. So found someone who would do six months for $1500. So knew braces woul...
by oldfart
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces soon, I hope!
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Braces soon, I hope!

And get more than one opinion/consultation.
by oldfart
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Feel too old for this
Replies: 65
Views: 5834

Re: Feel too old for this

I play armchair ortho all the time! Although not very good as I hit maybe 20% of my own appts correct when guessing what was going to be happening at them.
by oldfart
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 12 and a half more hours until I'm in braces!
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: 12 and a half more hours until I'm in braces!

Resistance is futile. Prepare to be assimilated.
by oldfart
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much does a second consultation cost?
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: How much does a second consultation cost?

Type up your list of questions. And send it to your office. Maybe someone can answer all your concerns. I remember you posted a pic some time ago, and I thought either your front teeth were too low, or your back teeth were too high. Having a wire that is lower in the front than the back may adjust t...
by oldfart
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Kissing with Class II elastics
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Kissing with Class II elastics

I'm in retainers with adjustments to the retainers being made. Treatment is never finished :)
by oldfart
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Kissing with Class II elastics
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Kissing with Class II elastics

I'm in retainers with adjustments to the retainers being made. Treatment is never finished :)
by oldfart
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this true? Elastics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 697

Re: Is this true? Elastics question.

Sometimes teeth only need a little pressure to move, or to stay put after being moved. Sometimes they need a lot of consistent pressure. Trust your ortho.. That's why you are paying them the big bucks. (but feel free to ask them. I drove mine nuts with questions).
by oldfart
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 38 years old with Damon clear/metal - my journey
Replies: 38
Views: 4266

Re: 8 days until B-Day!!!

Give it a month or so, instead of two weeks. Everyone's teeth move at different speeds.
by oldfart
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Kissing with Class II elastics
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Kissing with Class II elastics

I was always more worried about having hooks, or bracket edges, or metal pieces slice my wife, more than ever worrying about elastics.
by oldfart
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Choosing a treatment plan & ortho (invisalign vs. ceramic)
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Choosing a treatment plan & ortho (invisalign vs. ceramic)

I would get more than two options if you can. I am probably one of the few that think invisalign looks worse than braces. I had the invisalign type retainer for a bit, and boy did it cause my mouth to go dry. Even more than when I had braces. It also was a bacteria magnet, even just off saliva it lo...