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by AlexO890
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: smile4jen braces at 42
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: smile4jen braces at 42

Hi Jen, do you still have your braces?
by AlexO890
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2698

Re: Alex needs braces

So I've decided to go with ortho 1, and I'll be getting either metal braces or ceramic. My records appointment is Tuesday the 22nd. It looks like I'll be braced sometime in August.
by AlexO890
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2698

Re: Alex needs braces

So an update on my consults... Ortho A on Monday said I'd need full braces 14 to 17 months at $4800. No extractions. $1,000 extra for ceramics and it will take longer. She said I am a candidate for invisalign. I called today and she doesn't offer damon brackets, just the traditional metal ones. I fe...
by AlexO890
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2698

Re: Alex needs braces

SpottedPickle wrote:Good luck at your consultations tomorrow! I hope you find a keeper :)
Thanks! Actually it's today (cause I posted it yesterday). I'm off right now to consult number 1.
by AlexO890
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie! Advice please :)
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: Newbie! Advice please :)

Hi Alex0890 :) I've had my braces 4 weeks today and honestly feel its the best thing I've done!! ive only had a small amount of movement but can already see how much better my teeth and smile are going to be! Do you have braces? If so which kind / how long? I'm getting braces soon. Not sure what ki...
by AlexO890
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2698

Re: Alex needs braces

Thanks everyone for all the helpful info! Tomorrow I have two consults back to back. I'm going to take the advice and focus on finding a good ortho I trust and worry less about bracket types. Hopefully come tomorrow I'll have decided on an ortho and I'll have a records appointment scheduled.
by AlexO890
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2698

Re: Alex needs braces

Newbie question here: What are self-ligating brackets? And what's the difference between those and normal brackets? As you probably know with traditional brackets, the archwire is held in place using ligatures (the colored 'o' rings) on each bracket. With self-ligating brackets, there are little do...
by AlexO890
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2698

Re: Alex needs braces

Ceramic brackets don't stain. What does stain is the ligatures. If you end up with self-ligating brackets, you should have no worries. If you have traditional ceramic brackets, you might have to look into lig colors that are less prone to staining. Mine are self-ligating, so I don't know about lig ...
by AlexO890
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2698

Re: Alex needs braces

I've done some checking and it seems like $1,000 is too much. I don't know why the ortho would price them that high. Though I've been reading and I hear the ceramic braces have issues with staining from food, and they're still visible. I might go with all metal.
by AlexO890
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottoms go on tommorow at 2!! color suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Bottoms go on tommorow at 2!! color suggestions

Why not go all out with rainbow???
by AlexO890
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2698

Re: Alex needs braces

Good luck with your other consults. It is really good you do not get panic attacks. The last one I had was during a crown prep, I started shaking and crying and made the doctor stop. I kept apologizing. He was kind about it all. Sounds awful. :( I'm lucky and I've never had any work done to my teet...
by AlexO890
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: A Whole New World
Replies: 55
Views: 6080

Re: A Whole New World

Today I had my Janky Jr. tooth checked during a cleaning at my dentist. How do they clean teeth with braces? Is it much different from how they normally do it? The good thing is you didn't have to sit in a chair forever while they braced you. How long did it take for just the uppers to get installe...
by AlexO890
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2698

Re: Alex needs braces

Thanks Spotted Pickle! Luckily I don't have panic attacks. I just freeze up. I liked my first ortho, but I'll see how the others turn out. ...and my niece is getting braces, so not fair I tell her it is okay and no biggie if I am going to try and hide mine lol. I wish I had color though. That's kind...
by AlexO890
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Alex needs braces
Replies: 45
Views: 2698

Re: Alex needs braces

Thanks Featheryy1221! I'm thinking that since they are noticeable and I'll need metal on the bottom I might bite the bullet and get full metal. But, we'll see... I have two more consults scheduled, both on Thursday.
by AlexO890
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: chichi is braced!
Replies: 161
Views: 18858

Re: chichi is braced!

You'll have your braces off as a Christmas gift! :D So do you like the way the ceramic braces look?