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by SDFD TSchott
Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 13 weeks between appts
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Treatment times vary a bit depending on a few factors. But yes 8-10 weeks sounds about right. I know when I had braces my appointment times ranged from 4-10 weeks apart.
by SDFD TSchott
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SDFD TSchott Re-Brace Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 5487

I'm currently out of town and away from computer so I won't get to detailed with this post since it's all done via cell phone internet :-) The consult was alright, probably got radiation poisoning (just kidding) had taken one panorama xray and that turned out horrible, took a second one and the xray...
by SDFD TSchott
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Yuck! Flossing in the steam room!
Replies: 16
Views: 2839

Yup I'm sorry I would be just like you Lynn and open my mouth... That is jusgt disturbing in a public place like that.
by SDFD TSchott
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: opera^gal's story
Replies: 681
Views: 154573

then comes the decision about the cutting/scraping/screwing/healing/cutting/healing/finallyatooth implant route Hmm love that description :( I go in on Friday to talk to the implant specialist and see where things will be moving from that view point of things. So far I know I need at least one impl...
by SDFD TSchott
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainers not touching teeth
Replies: 2
Views: 1483

I would say get ahold of the Orthodontist and voice your concerns with them if you can, they can give you a solid answer to if you still need it, and will the modified retainer cause any issues.
by SDFD TSchott
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 30th Birthday Present to Myself!
Replies: 13
Views: 2817

Congrats again, I could be wrong but does it look like the upper braces are sitting a bit high?
by SDFD TSchott
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: opera^gal's story
Replies: 681
Views: 154573

Hate to break it to you TSchott, but when my fella got his implant several years ago, it was close to $1500..yes..singular implant..without any insurance break...he opted for a bridge this last time around when he shattered a tooth on a frozen Baci candy. Darn well I will discuss with with the spec...
by SDFD TSchott
Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Forsus springs
Replies: 7
Views: 6132

Hi bb, Here's a link to a webpage that has pix and explanation of forsus. I actually prefer the plain silver colour to the purple in the video's I've seen. http://www.orthodonticproductsonline.com/issues/articles/2009-SI_04.asp My ortho works primarily it seems on children and I suspect he began us...
by SDFD TSchott
Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: should I try to correct my child's underbite?
Replies: 6
Views: 9816

I would say wait until around 7 years old then seek ortho treatment. My co-worker waited for her kids to turn 7 before starting them on ortho treatment for a various of reasons and underbite was one of them.
by SDFD TSchott
Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: opera^gal's story
Replies: 681
Views: 154573

Interesting, so opera^gal, I finally got my consult for my dental implant and it falls on October 1 (HOPE IT'S NOT EXPENSIVE)
by SDFD TSchott
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Joining the club of braces faces!
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

Awesome, looks like you have a great journey to go full steam ahead :) Looking forward to your story.
by SDFD TSchott
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Forsus springs
Replies: 7
Views: 6132

Here is an interesting video showing them in use and how they work...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9KOAywmijE
by SDFD TSchott
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Joining the club of braces faces!
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

Oops! posted too fast. Here are 2 shots before: You can see the lower crowding and upper shifting. Hygienists always have a hard time cleaning the bottom and I get quadrants cleaning concentrated here to avoid periodontal disease that develops even if I carefully clean my teeth. *sigh* http://www.f...
by SDFD TSchott
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 30th Birthday Present to Myself!
Replies: 13
Views: 2817

Before your b-day ... * warm salt water rinses once a day – a pinch of salt in a small amount of warm water * setup your travel dental cleaning kit, or buy a dentakit from this site * stock up on consumables ... wax, mouthwash, interdental brushes, stiff ended floss etc * never forget why you're do...
by SDFD TSchott
Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Probably a dumb question...
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

If anyone has any photos that they want the braces cropped out send me a link to them via PM and I will try my experience in clearing them off your teeth... I've been working on photo retouching for some time now and I can't guarantee a great job but will try something "Free of Charge" Just to test ...