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by Mpkh
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do traditional metal braces move teeth only or they can move the whole jaw?
Replies: 14
Views: 730

Re: Do traditional metal braces move teeth only or they can move the whole jaw?

Well did you ask your ortho why he recommended braces for top and bottom? Instead of us offering conjectures and possible reasons, maybe its best to get it from the horse's mouth.
by Mpkh
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic self ligating braces
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Ceramic self ligating braces

Sounds frustrating. I have self ligating ceramic on my social six...so far so good! Talk to your ortho and see if he can do something.
by Mpkh
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do traditional metal braces move teeth only or they can move the whole jaw?
Replies: 14
Views: 730

Re: Do traditional metal braces move teeth only or they can move the whole jaw?

When you align and straighten the bottom teeth, the upper teeth will change too. That's why you need both arches in braces. I don't believe braces move jaws.
by Mpkh
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cracked front teeth due to biting/grinding onto lower brackets?
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Cracked front teeth due to biting/grinding onto lower brackets?

My orthodontist put turbos so that I wouldn't bite down on my bottom brackets...they also supposedly speed treatment time up a bit.

Maybe you can ask your orthodontist about getting turbos next time you go in?
by Mpkh
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32885

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I don't always brush after every meal, and I definitely don't floss every day.
by Mpkh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: My Blog!
Replies: 6
Views: 3647

Re: My Blog!

by Mpkh
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I want them off!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2673

Re: I want them off!!

Braces suck, but hang in there. It will be worth it in the end. We're all in this together! Sending good vibes your way.
by Mpkh
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2.5 hours in adult braces - should I not be in pain ??
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: 2.5 hours in adult braces - should I not be in pain ??

I experienced the same thing as you! First day was a breeze...second day was when the pain hits. But now the pain's gone for the most part. It will all be worth it in the end...we just have to stick it through!
by Mpkh
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reccommended type of braces? and Colour?
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Re: Reccommended type of braces? and Colour?

I have ceramic for the "social 6" and metal for the rest. I have self ligating braces and so far, I've have no trouble with them.
by Mpkh
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brushing Habits
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Brushing Habits

I brush in the morning and at night, and I try to brush after meals, if I am able to. If not, I usually rinse with water and use mouthwash. I try to floss once a day, but that doesn't always happen!
by Mpkh
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day 1 and I already want to rip them off! Help!
Replies: 20
Views: 1188

Re: Day 1 and I already want to rip them off! Help!

Take some painkiller--Aleve or Motrin will do the trick. Also, you may have to live off smoothies for a bit...try eating cold things, like yogurt or ice cream. The cold helps to temporarily numb the pain. You can also try Oraljel too, to temporarily help with the mouth sores. Braces aren't fun but t...
by Mpkh
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1087
Views: 177908

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

Started my journey at 29!
by Mpkh
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: De-brace tomorrow!
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: De-brace tomorrow!

Congratulations!
by Mpkh
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: My Blog!
Replies: 6
Views: 3647

My Blog!

I just started braces, and I thought I'd start a blog to chronicle the journey.

http://theorthodonticjourney.blogspot.ca/

Come take a look!
by Mpkh
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 110619

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Where are you located? (city, state) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2. How much are you paying for your braces? Total cost is $6995. My insurance covered $3000 of that. And since I opted to pay the remaining $3995 upfront, I got a 7% discount. I paid $3715.35 out of my pockets. 3. What kind of braces ...