Search found 716 matches

by browneyedgrl
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Phase I and Phase II Ortho Treatment
Replies: 16
Views: 21439

I did phase one and phase two when I was a teenager and ended up having to go through again 27 years later. I'm all for phase one/two treatment if it's necessary. I brought my son to the ortho for the first time at 10. I could have started phase one treatment and my ortho advised me that if my son w...
by browneyedgrl
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: should I try to correct my child's underbite?
Replies: 6
Views: 10022

Have you taken him to your regular dentist? If you have, what did he suggest?

B
by browneyedgrl
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Today was my consult
Replies: 18
Views: 3312

Great Avatar!!!
by browneyedgrl
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Today was my consult
Replies: 18
Views: 3312

I was working in outside sales when I got my braces. I ended up getting my braces on a Thursday afternoon, so I met with clients in the am then had lunch and got my braces. I scheduled to be in the office the next day and only worked half a day. If you are talking with lots of people on a daily basi...
by browneyedgrl
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I go back to ortho?
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

I would definitely call, I was scheduled for my debanding and had an issue a week before and went in and I ended up wearing my braces for an additional 3 weeks.

Good luck.

B
by browneyedgrl
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Today was my consult
Replies: 18
Views: 3312

Hi, Welcome to the forum. I'm going to make a suggestion since you're planning on going to work after you get braced. Eat a really good breakfast, take two motrin 30 minutes before your appointment it really helps and keep some extras with you for a couple of hours later. Also, drink lots of fluids ...
by browneyedgrl
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what foods stain clear powerchains?
Replies: 9
Views: 3000

I wore clear chains on my ceramics for almost a year and they did stain terribly. I never ate mustard or curry. I'm a bigtime coffee and tea drinker and went inbetween appointments to have them changed.

B
by browneyedgrl
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you...
Replies: 36
Views: 10450

My ortho recommended night-time wear only from day one. I have a lower bonded retainer as well.

B
by browneyedgrl
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I don't plan to wear my retainers. can my teeth be glued?
Replies: 35
Views: 5904

I wore my retainers on and off for close to 12 years and still ended having relaspe. I ended up repeating treatment almost 27 years later. If you want to keep you smile looking the way they did when your braces came off, just follow your ortho's recommendations. I have an upper hawley and an orthodo...
by browneyedgrl
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: How do you keep bracket on a crown
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

I had a bracket on a crown(lower molar) and had no problems. It didn't come off until it was removed.

B
by browneyedgrl
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: People who had braces in their 40's or olde-Was it worth it?
Replies: 21
Views: 4704

It was totally worth it!!! I got mine 3 months shy of my 40th birthday and taken off 2 months after I turned 41.

B
by browneyedgrl
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: out of curiosity - how many of us are second/third timers?
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

I completed round 2 last year!!! I wore my retainers for a number of years and stopped. I was involved in an auto accident back in 1992 which led to my tmj problems much later on and the relapse.
by browneyedgrl
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ken's FINAL DAYS!
Replies: 47
Views: 12859

Congrats Ken!!!

Got to see pics!!!

b
by browneyedgrl
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Getting braces again- do you think its worth it???
Replies: 1
Views: 1858

Hi V, I agree with Ken, if you're having bite issues, you're better off taking care of it now. Make sure that you get a orthodontic nightgard after you go through treatment. I was having issues with chomping and clenching and cracked my upper retainer. About 6 months ago my ortho made me a nightgard...
by browneyedgrl
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ken's FINAL DAYS!
Replies: 47
Views: 12859

Good Luck Tomorrow, Ken!!! :-)o

Cheers,

B