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by oldfart
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:50 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!

Be sure to get the back ends of your wires clipped!
by oldfart
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: doesn't 1 year of braces seem like forever?
Replies: 15
Views: 1368

Re: doesn't 1 year of braces seem like forever?

One year is short, its when you past that two year mark that you start worrying if they will ever come off. At that point it's hard to remember what your teeth felt like without braces.
by oldfart
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this true? Elastics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 697

Re: Is this true? Elastics question.

Translation: Wear them as much as you can or else. It's the one area you have full control over in your treatment. If u don't wear them the elastic fairies will take pics of you not wearing them and send them to your orthodontist. And they will them put you on thier wall of shame. And everyone who c...
by oldfart
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Third try at fixing my deep bite--This Wednesday
Replies: 11
Views: 672

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

Active for how long? What was your retainer orders before? I'm sure you'll talk better than me. Normally Hawley's cause a tad of a lisp but nothing extreme.
by oldfart
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which retainer after a treatment with extractions?
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Which retainer after a treatment with extractions?

Takes about 10 extra seconds to floss around my permanent one. Doesn't affect brushing one bit.
by oldfart
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Any Words of Wisdom Prior to Getting Braces?
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Any Words of Wisdom Prior to Getting Braces?

They won't tell you :) They will just keep saying "Just one more month".. for the final 8 months of your treatment.
by oldfart
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which retainer after a treatment with extractions?
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Which retainer after a treatment with extractions?

I think it would be more likely to occur. But I am relapse paranoid in my own treatment. I wanted retainers more than just the permanent ones as I had a gap from a molar extraction closed and the permanent ones don't protect molars.
by oldfart
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Any Words of Wisdom Prior to Getting Braces?
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Any Words of Wisdom Prior to Getting Braces?

18 months? That's only what they want you to think... <evil laugh>
by oldfart
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Really upset with my orthodontist, should I transfer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1742

Re: Really upset with my orthodontist, should I transfer?

I used to email 6-8 questions to my ortho every week before my apts. Just so answers would be waiting when I came in.
by oldfart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sedation for TADs??
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Sedation for TADs??

But this was outside of upper jaw above the pre molars. Other parts of the mouth could be more sensitive. I know I've seen some in the palate that look pretty scary.
by oldfart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sedation for TADs??
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Sedation for TADs??

It takes 20 sec to put one in. I just had local anesthesia just like they were doing a filling. Felt nothing except the shot. This was done by the oral surgeon. Think total cost was about $250.
by oldfart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else regret their ceramics?
Replies: 35
Views: 5618

Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

2XRound wrote:My ceramics accentuated my tout pout. :oops: If I have to go back it will be small metal for me
What is a Trout Pout? I saw you mention this elsewhere.
by oldfart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Oldfart Orthodontic Diary
Replies: 298
Views: 26410

Re: Oldfart Orthodontic Diary

Here is what they look like.
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by oldfart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Oldfart Orthodontic Diary
Replies: 298
Views: 26410

Re: Oldfart Orthodontic Diary

Nope I am still here. Lets see, Braces off Dec 2015, was supposed to be full time in retainers for a year. Went about six months before I started slacking, the last two months I've done nights only mostly, and just recently noticed some movement. Not a big deal, but had my top Hawley adjusted so bac...
by oldfart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Really upset with my orthodontist, should I transfer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1742

Re: Really upset with my orthodontist, should I transfer?

Why would the position of the brackets cause the braces to be any uglier than in the middle? I think you are having good improvement though between your two pics. For that you should be excited.