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by isthistaken
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Same treatment- $2000 difference WWYD?
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

Re: Same treatment- $2000 difference WWYD?

Since it's so important that it's done right, if it were me I might consider the one hour drive, since ortho appointments usually aren't that close together. It is a bit inconvenient but two years goes by quite fast.
by isthistaken
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Same treatment- $2000 difference WWYD?
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

Re: Same treatment- $2000 difference WWYD?

What about 2 and 3?
by isthistaken
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Filing front teeth
Replies: 9
Views: 2150

Re: Filing front teeth

This is a terrific question and I am having similar concerns. If he mentioned IPR that would be Interproximal Reduction. They refer to it by all sorts of euphemisms. I think the last one I heard before they did it was "polishing." I was worried about this but it was fast and painless for me. In lieu...
by isthistaken
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else have a worse bite now during treatment?
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Anyone else have a worse bite now during treatment?

Mine's changing daily if not hourly. I think I'm too old for this. :FeelSick:
by isthistaken
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else have a worse bite now during treatment?
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Anyone else have a worse bite now during treatment?

Whew, thank you, biker chick! :)
by isthistaken
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Food, Glorious Food
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Food, Glorious Food

Awesome, junglejulie... I'm not a huge yogurt fan so I tried Greek for the first time the other day. Good but spendy, so I read one can make this by putting regular yogurt--I just grabbed some Dannon vanilla--in a coffee filter in a colander--I'm using the coffee drip thing and let the whey drip out...
by isthistaken
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else have a worse bite now during treatment?
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Anyone else have a worse bite now during treatment?

Somewhat related question: I just noticed kind of a ridged area on my formerly smooth sides of my mouth. I assume these are callouses. I also noticed the braces were a bit more comfortable today. But will the callouses ever go away? #freakingoutabouteverything
by isthistaken
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Food, Glorious Food
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Food, Glorious Food

So true... who knew there were so many calorific soft and creamy things to eat? :tingrin:
by isthistaken
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had my first consultation today..
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Had my first consultation today..

That's quite the family business. I hope you get a second or third opinion especially about something as permanent as extractions.
by isthistaken
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else have a worse bite now during treatment?
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Anyone else have a worse bite now during treatment?

Dittoes...had upper/lower full metal braces for one week and noticed almost immediately my bite seemed even more off than before, haven't eaten any solid food yet.
by isthistaken
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cutting poking wire yourself
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: Cutting poking wire yourself

I was told to come in and have them do that. The only thing they said I should do myself was put wax on anything that was bothersome.
by isthistaken
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Food, Glorious Food
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Food, Glorious Food

Ouch! So glad I don't have spacers, as I am a lightweight about pain. But maybe they are coming down the pike, you never know with this orthodontic bunch what they will spring on you next. Kind of like a magician at the circus pulling endless instruments of dental torture out of a hat. "And for my n...
by isthistaken
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extracted molar
Replies: 13
Views: 750

Re: Extracted molar

I'm one who won't go to the doctor because I can't even bear a blood test. I wonder what my face looked like when they broke the news about the TAD. A screw? In my jaw? Say it ain't so... :shock:
by isthistaken
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Food, Glorious Food
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Food, Glorious Food

Thanks, Tobilei! I've been joking that I'm going to lose so much weight that I'm going to slide out of my braces. This must be REALLY hard for growing teenagers who actually need to eat.
by isthistaken
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extracted molar
Replies: 13
Views: 750

Re: Extracted molar

Indeed, she said the spacers hurt terribly. Her ortho has since retired. Her teeth turned out beautifully but bands might be a bit old school.