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by Speck
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces Newb at 28
Replies: 10
Views: 2123

Re: Braces Newb at 28

They were an option. But, they cost more, they're bulkier, and treatment time is longer.
by Speck
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces Newb at 28
Replies: 10
Views: 2123

Re: Braces Newb at 28

Funny, had Invisalign not been an option, I wouldn't have started orthodontic treatment in the first place. After hassling with Invisalign for six months I had become sick and tired of it and changed to traditional metal brackets; they're ugly, bulky, and a food-trap, but easier than plastic aligner...
by Speck
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces Newb at 28
Replies: 10
Views: 2123

Re: Braces Newb at 28

Bravo on making the decision to get your teeth sorted! :)
by Speck
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't get Floss Between Teeth!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2371

Re: Can't get Floss Between Teeth!!!

This product works well for me:
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by Speck
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment and resultant lisp?
Replies: 9
Views: 3132

Re: Treatment and resultant lisp?

Thank you for your comments, Emily and @Mpkh. It seems there are quite a few people around who've struggled with enunciation while in braces. In a recent conversation with someone who also had a lisp-like issue, the speech impediment was characterized as more a slur than lisp and I think that's clos...
by Speck
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment and resultant lisp?
Replies: 9
Views: 3132

Re: Treatment and resultant lisp?

I have developed this as well..... others have not mentioned anything to me about it, but I definitely hear and am conscious of it as I do a lot of speaking in my job🤪 You're not helping! :lol: And like you, others have made no mention of my slight lisp, but I'm aware of it. Hopefully, it sorts out...
by Speck
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment and resultant lisp?
Replies: 9
Views: 3132

Treatment and resultant lisp?

Howdy. I've had traditional braces since December 20th and have developed a mild lisp. One of the treatment goals is to widen both arches and I suspect the lisp is a result of the top arch opening up. I hadn't anticipated this and feel a bit anxious about it. I wonder if others have had this experie...
by Speck
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Frequency of lig changes
Replies: 8
Views: 3080

Re: Frequency of lig changes

I suspect that each time the arch-wire is replaced, new ligs go in.
by Speck
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stainless steel wire and reverse curve
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Stainless steel wire and reverse curve

Hmm, your message was corrupted.

Spam, noun:

Irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients.

I doubt what you posted is spam, Gia.
by Speck
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stainless steel wire and reverse curve
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Stainless steel wire and reverse curve

Hi, Gia! Anxiety is a sucky thing and something to put away. Have you considered/tried meditation? Relaxation through meditative breathing and mindfulness is incredibly therapeutic. Meditation apps for the smart-phone are around; Sattva is one that comes to mind. The cool thing about such apps is th...
by Speck
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stainless steel wire and reverse curve
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Stainless steel wire and reverse curve

Hi, Gia, hopefully by now you're feeling better with the SS wires. My guess is the NiTis are more flexible than SS and therefore feel less imposing. In any event, arch wires definitely make teeth feel a bit odd. :)
by Speck
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Another Brace Face Newb!
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Re: Another Brace Face Newb!

The distal jet sounds like a bummer, for sure. I hope that by now things have calmed down.
by Speck
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Yikes! Second adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: Yikes! Second adjustment

It's nice to hear that you're doing well! I wonder if the snipping-pliers can't get to a short wire end and, therefore, it needs to be ground down? I'm guessing you still have eighteen NiTis? The whole business of ortho treatment takes "some getting used to", for sure. It isn't until such time they ...
by Speck
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Yikes! Second adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: Yikes! Second adjustment

Hi, Gia, hope all is well. How is treatment going?
by Speck
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ArchWired Re-Design, Opinions Wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: ArchWired Re-Design, Opinions Wanted!

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