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by PARR
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So confused...
Replies: 23
Views: 3165

Many dentists don't discuss orthodontic possibilities with patients after the teen years unless there is a glaring need. The thought being most folks won't want the hassle or "embarrassment" and if the need is minor why go to the expense. However, if you ask for for your dentist's medical and profes...
by PARR
Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: full metal
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

August? That's fast! Congrats on moving up to the real thing! (no offense to anyone with other appliances, but in almost every thing I've read and heard, metal brackets get the best and quickest results and are the most comfortable.) You are encouraged to disagree if you like. I don't take offense.
by PARR
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New and got my braces today.
Replies: 12
Views: 1554

Welcome, and don't get discouraged. You are going through a process and it will soon become routine. You are doing this for your oral and general health and that is your business. You will soon get used to the cleaning process you will need to observe. Stock up on super floss or threader floss and d...
by PARR
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Hangin in there
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

So I should have put in there somewhere: Omlettes: the best thing for the day after and adjustment. Is soft but not mush, does require some mouth movement. Protein, warm comfort food (cheesy yes!) Tonight soup...in which I can dunk bread. Tomorrow, pasta and ground meat, by Easter, leg of lamb no sw...
by PARR
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Hangin in there
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

Hangin in there

So 9 months into the ortho scene, 8 months wired up, what is there to say? The novelty has worn off; it is now routine. Just back from an adjustment and pleased with how things are going. Lots we (my partner and I) didn't expect, doing this together. But the support and understanding has been great....
by PARR
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What to say to a fellow braceface?
Replies: 24
Views: 3372

I just say "hi". Anything else takes care of itself. If indeed you are curious and want to talk about your ortho experience, you will probably have to bring it up yourself. Don't expect the other person to be prescient.
by PARR
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Chewing to ease discomfort
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

Chewing increases blood flow to the gums and teeth. That's good fer them.
I chew orbit gum...doesn't stick to anything metal and is sugar free.
by PARR
Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rude things people have said to you
Replies: 114
Views: 16472

People haven't been rude to me, just stupid. "Bet you'll be glad when you get all that off!" No, bet I'll be glad when you shut up about it! lol I'm paying big bucks for this and I want it as near perfect as possible and I have the patience to see to it I get it! My bro who is a paraplegic and uses ...
by PARR
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adult with Braces
Replies: 5
Views: 931

I am an adult with braces and headgear, a professional working in health care. I did it by choice. I was given the option and I took it after consideration. So I would guess this is a choice you will make. You have several opinions and treatment plans to choose from? If you are not 100% with your tr...
by PARR
Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: modelling and braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 3842

PARR you must be making big bucks modelling designer undies! i never knew that tats and piercings were desired in modelling though! i always thought that they weren't preffered (from watching america's next top model!) pearls Oh wouldn't that be nice, but no, no big bucks, no Times Square billboard...
by PARR
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lets Talk Dollar Signs
Replies: 36
Views: 4316

we are paying a lot for a board certified orthodontist with years of experience my 24 months in GAC Inovation R self ligating gear with headgear etc will come to about $5500. chef will pay more for closer to 36 months and a tpa thingy and lots of elastics and who knows what else, $6300. this was a b...
by PARR
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: modelling and braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 3842

kind of you to ask. chef and I have modeled designer male underwear for a gay catalog. If our faces show at all we are usually posed in a tough guy mouth closed glare at the camera stance. Abs pecs tats and piercings are what counts for the camera. No I'm not the soloflex guy.
by PARR
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Headgearjoe is FREE
Replies: 34
Views: 4039

Congrats! And I'm seeing the results of my headgear diligence too! (Not to mention the clear radio reception I get!) So it's worth it, slurp, yuppers.
by PARR
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: modelling and braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 3842

There are lots of modeling jobs that never show your teeth. In fact chef and I are paying for our ortho work with cash from just such gigs. And I'm not even good looking...guess muscles are useful for something.

So yes, ask, make calls, get info.
by PARR
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hi Starting the Journey at 22
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Well, all of it feels weird and sore at first. And I was convinced I couldn't chew for a few days because my teeth weren't where they should be. But you get used to it real soon. Brush and floss well after eating, warm salt water rinses, eat softer foods at first, take tylenol or ibuprophen before y...