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by Mightymildred
Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Need advise regarding poking wire
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Need advise regarding poking wire

Mmm I had a similar problem- when my teeth were moving lots the wire would poke out the back and stab me in the cheek. Very uncomfortable and distracting. In the end I took some nail clippers to it and that resolved the problem... Ortho didn't mind either- said they would have done the same. Also fo...
by Mightymildred
Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do they clean your teeth before braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 2725

Re: Do they clean your teeth before braces?

Hi,
I had a proper hygienist appointment where they charted all my teeth- periodontal pocket depth, scaled, cleaned, polished.
Then went through to a different room where they placed the brackets.
Good luck in your journey. Keep us posted!
by Mightymildred
Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice on private orthodontic treatment - your thoughts?
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: Advice on private orthodontic treatment - your thoughts?

Hi, I think you should go for a second opinion. My ortho is very much against extractions- unless absolutely necessary! You can do so much expanding arches and shaving bits of tooth here and there... Once you've lost a healthy tooth, you'll never get it back. I lost my upper 6,7,8 the 7 was iatrogen...
by Mightymildred
Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much did you guys pay for your braces?
Replies: 114
Views: 16120

Re: How much did you guys pay for your braces?

£4500 First consultation Damon system Mini screw placement Clean before and afterwards Photography at every appointment. Ceramic uppers Metal lowers Bonded (fixed retainer) at end of treatment... Gosh looking forward to that! Two dental kits (wax, brushes etc) Erm.... And a really lovely dentist and...
by Mightymildred
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Feeling really low, need some support.
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Feeling really low, need some support.

Hi, Thank you so much for your replies, I cant tell you how much this has cheered me up. Sometimes I feel so isolated with my braces and its just made me feel so much better actually joining in and participating with this forum rather than just reading. My confidence has taken quite a bashing. The b...
by Mightymildred
Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Feeling really low, need some support.
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Feeling really low, need some support.

Hi, I've been lurking on here for a year or two and found some good advice and inspirational stories. I had my braces fitted in December 2012. I have Damon clear uppers and metal lowers. I have a scissor bite, massive overjet and the added complication of iatrogenic tooth loss- no upper 6,7 or 8 on ...