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by CCinBraces
Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open bite extractions, small mouth, big tongue, and a vague oath
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Open bite extractions, small mouth, big tongue, and a vague oath

I do have pics, yes. However, ended up talking to another ortho today who agrees that Tads will not work for me..as they are usually for a moderate or mild open bite. UGH. He doesn't think removing my biscupids will do much either and says it will be mostly just cosmetic, leaving the actual skeletal...
by CCinBraces
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions for braces
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Extractions for braces

Thanks, Nozzlenut. It sounds like you've been through hell with it. Can I ask what you paid for surgery? I know my ortho isn't exactly being open and honest. According to him, there really aren't any concerns except my tongue. I don't just jump into things because someone told me to, however, so Ive...
by CCinBraces
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32338

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

If I am talking to you, face to face, and you have braces. I am checking them out, vs looking at you eye to eye. Heck I now find myself checking out everyones teeth as I am talking to them, and mentally coming up with a orthodontic plan for them if I think they need them. Me too....and constantly l...
by CCinBraces
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32338

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

gingenie wrote:When i take elastics out to eat I regularly forget to pick them up from wherever i've left them. Huge apologies to anyone out there who has found them and had to clean up after me...

EEEEEEWW!!! lol
by CCinBraces
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: bigger cheeks after putting braces on
Replies: 9
Views: 3576

Re: bigger cheeks after putting braces on

Do you think some of the cosmetic issue is just the braces themselves? I have a severe open bite. Without braces though, you can't tell unless Im in a relaxed position...my lips don't close. Smiling, I look like I have a big smile. With braces, my bottom lip looks absolutely weird---like a big, fat ...
by CCinBraces
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Before & After
Replies: 29
Views: 5342

Re: Before & After

Amazing! I just passed these pics on to three other people. I can't believe how much your face changed...your jaw looks so much wider and far is filled out too. Im a lady but this makes me feel better about my own treatment. Im so worried about face changes but this goes to show that its good to hav...
by CCinBraces
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: open bite
Replies: 28
Views: 25275

Re: open bite

oops! Thanks to everyone!** I missed some of the replies earlier. *Hammerman---my tongue thrusting is quite bad and caused a lot of issues since my first round of braces. TADS were mentioned to me but he now says he doesn't think they will do much for me. Then again, premolar extraction also won't s...
by CCinBraces
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: open bite
Replies: 28
Views: 25275

Re: open bite

Thanks @Mimo. I was told 40k to 70k for jaw surgery. Yikes. I don't believe 2mm is a very severe open bite...Im wondering if this is why it wasn't mentioned to me. I will be asking my ortho, however. How often do you wear the box elastics? I assume you can't work with them on if speaking is needed? ...
by CCinBraces
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open bite extractions, small mouth, big tongue, and a vague oath
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Open bite extractions, small mouth, big tongue, and a vague oath

I will check out that site for sure. It seems to be the norm here to charge for the consult. They don't charge for the X-rays and most insist on taking their own. There is no such thing here either as a "free estimate" when it comes to car repair. Ive already paid in full and am not interested in sw...
by CCinBraces
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open bite extractions, small mouth, big tongue, and a vague oath
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Open bite extractions, small mouth, big tongue, and a vague oath

Also, did you have any tongue thrust issues beforehand?
by CCinBraces
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: Extractions

Did you have any tongue thrust issues beforehand? Or teeth flaring out?
by CCinBraces
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open bite extractions, small mouth, big tongue, and a vague oath
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Open bite extractions, small mouth, big tongue, and a vague oath

Thanks for responding. What is IPR? I attempted a 2nd, 3rd, and I believe even a 4th opinion....but you are correct...the orthos say that it is a free consult. However, the hygienist/nurse takes the X-rays and then they say I need to schedule another appointment in order to speak with the doctor...w...
by CCinBraces
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: Extractions

Got it. Thanks. Im worried about having a very wide chin if I do extractions...as well as possible droopy lips. Mine already droop some in the corners so Im thinking with more teeth gone...Ill have the very sad look, naturally.
by CCinBraces
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: open bite
Replies: 28
Views: 25275

Re: open bite

I know this is old but--my ortho never even mentioned closing the open bite with elastics. Is that a fairly normal thing to do? I guess Im wondering why this hasn't been mentioned or attempted with me. Anyone else want to share their open bite experiences?