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by browneyedgrl
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ken's FINAL DAYS!
Replies: 47
Views: 12847

Congrats Ken, that's awesome!!! Can't wait to see pics!!!

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by browneyedgrl
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: When should kids see the ortho?
Replies: 7
Views: 10023

My son has been screened by the ortho since he was 10. I would have brought him in sooner, but he started loosing teeth very late. He lost his first tooth at 7 1/2.

We just started treatment yesterday. I hope we have an easy time over the next 21 months....

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by browneyedgrl
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Insurance Covering Cost for Adults
Replies: 35
Views: 6685

I have delta and they covered $2,000 of my treatment, which they paid 50% at my banding appointment and they paid the remainder 6 months later. I paid the difference over a 10 month period after my initial deposit. My son just started treatment yesterday and now my ortho is contracted with delta so ...
by browneyedgrl
Tue May 18, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic records with no molds taken
Replies: 18
Views: 7810

I had my records done the day I got braced which didn't include impressions. I had an upper impression done 5 weeks before my braces came off for my upper retainer.

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by browneyedgrl
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got my braces....one issue
Replies: 8
Views: 2359

I had that problem at the beginning and my ortho put a bumper (a lig with a cushion on it) on the lower tooth that I kept bumping into. It totally helped.

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by browneyedgrl
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Will coffee / tea stain my clear braces?
Replies: 3
Views: 2972

Hi Amy,

I'm a coffee drinker and when I had my braces placed, I asked the assistant if I could get wire ties on my ceramics and my ortho was fine with it. Once I had powerchains, it was a different story... I was going inbetween adjustments to have them changed.

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by browneyedgrl
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ligs for ceramic braces
Replies: 5
Views: 2015

I had ceramics on my social eight and had wire ties on them for the mostpart. I'm a big time coffee drinker. When I started wearing powerchains which was at about 5 months of treatment I tried silver which I didn't like and ended up using clear and going inbetween appointments to get them changed. B
by browneyedgrl
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long after 1st consult to get your braces on?
Replies: 20
Views: 5688

I had my consultation in November 2007 and got my braces the following January.
by browneyedgrl
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Length of treatment quoted and actual treatment length
Replies: 41
Views: 11597

My estimate was for 12 months and went 17 months. My teeth were stubborn.

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by browneyedgrl
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: impressions before or after debanding
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

I had an upper impression made before my braces came off. My upper hawley was waiting for me on my debanding and I have a lower bonded retainer.

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by browneyedgrl
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1087
Views: 178176

I got them at 39 (for the second time) three months shy of my 40th birthday. I had them at 13 years old way back when.

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by browneyedgrl
Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I ask for the ortho to see me on each appointment?
Replies: 25
Views: 4157

Yes, I'd expect to be seen at a scheduled appointment! My ortho always checked my teeth at every scheduled visit. He would write his notes for the next appointment and what he did at the current appointment. My ortho would sometimes take a peek when I'd go in to have my chains changed (which I sched...
by browneyedgrl
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket on porcelain crown?
Replies: 4
Views: 1731

I have a porcelain crown on my lower first molar and had a buccal bracket attached to it and had no problems.

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by browneyedgrl
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clear or Metal...Is one better?
Replies: 33
Views: 6459

I had ceramic uppers on my social eight and the only time I dealt with staining was when I was wearing clear powerchains which was the last nine months of treatment. At at point I was going in for adjustments every four weeks so I did go inbetween and have my chains replaced. Good luck with your dec...
by browneyedgrl
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Preparing For Braces - Second Time Around...
Replies: 28
Views: 5883

Hi Mike, Welcome to AW!!! I just read your story and there are a bunch of us going through this for the second time. Patience is totally key, your given an estimate and you never know if your going to hit a bump in the road. I went 5 months over (stubborn teeth) it is what it is. The other great thi...