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by Speck
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Howdy

mattt wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:56 am
Great progress, nice hearing from you!
what is your current rubberband pattern?
Box pattern, both sides.
by Speck
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Howdy

How time flies...
Approaching the end of treatment after two+ years. Started with Hivizalign and, ultimately, made the change to traditional braces. Looks like they may come off in October. After that the dentist will address some minor issues. It's a nice feeling!

Currently:
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by Speck
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anxiety about food restrictions
Replies: 7
Views: 3141

Re: Anxiety about food restrictions

I didn't ask about food restrictions and the ortho didn't say, so it has for the most part been the usual diet all along. Early in treatment and following a clinic visit, discomfort would tend to dictate the kinds of foods I could tolerate. I've had elastomer chains for months and had opted for silv...
by Speck
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: New member

Indeed, the board isn't particularly active these days.

Anyway, welcome @zipperlips and wishing you a smooth treatment progression!
by Speck
Wed May 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 5514

Re: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns

The timing of the shut-down (and extension thereto) relative to ortho appointments has resulted in a seven-week delay of treatment. Could be worse.

June is just 'round the corner...
by Speck
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 5514

Re: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns

One can buy elastics online.
by Speck
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Getting my Aligners Tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 9029

Re: Getting my Aligners Tomorrow

Smileop wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:32 am
My ortho was so relaxed about the whole thing saying it wouldn’t be that bad or noticeable...walked out with 24 attachments and elastics. I literally was speechless in multiple ways.
Welcome to the world of Highvisalign! :lol:

Yep, my experience exactly.

Best wishes for desired outcome! :)
by Speck
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First powerchain and rectangular wire
Replies: 7
Views: 9210

Re: First powerchain and rectangular wire

Fifteen months into it with traditional braces and had (top and bottom) heavier rectangular wires and new power-chains on two days ago; tightness and tender teeth. I hadn't given thought to the idea that braces could become more conspicuous over time, but they have done so; thicker, rectangular wire...
by Speck
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Smoked after jaw surgery what to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 6035

Re: Smoked after jaw surgery what to do?

As with all things: Moderation.

I doubt the two or three smokes you had will interfere with the healing process one iota.
by Speck
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello! Braces in mid to late fifties
Replies: 16
Views: 7724

Re: Hello! Braces in mid to late fifties

Welcome to the forum and bravo on making the decision to get your bite squared away!

I'm into the second year of treatment at 58 years of age.
by Speck
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Officially through 18 months of treatment! 6 more to go.
Replies: 4
Views: 8266

Re: Officially through 18 months of treatment! 6 more to go.

Very nice--you must be thrilled!
by Speck
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Just got Braces - 36F
Replies: 2
Views: 7472

Re: Just got Braces - 36F

Congrats on starting treatment and welcome to the forum!
by Speck
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgical error/negligence?
Replies: 3
Views: 7935

Re: Surgical error/negligence?

Howdy. Might it be a good idea to check the medical malpractice statute of limitations that applies to the state in which you live?
by Speck
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will it ever feel comfortable again?
Replies: 5
Views: 5611

Re: Will it ever feel comfortable again?

Hi, Gia, it's good to hear that the anxious, panicky stuff is over! I can relate to the constant sense of discomfort. Following the last ortho visit for me (seven days ago) my whole head hurt for the first 48 hours and teeth were unusually tender for around six days. Now it's just random pain and wo...
by Speck
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar and pre-molar banding
Replies: 6
Views: 4768

Re: Molar and pre-molar banding

One would assume that bands are absolutely reliable, right? So far I've had one come loose and another break. Oddly enough, none of the glued-on brackets have failed. YMMV.

Wishing you a smooth orthodontic treatment!