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by PARR
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does you ortho treatment include the teeth cleanings?
Replies: 16
Views: 1919

I just came back from a regular dental appt today. Took almost twice as long as usual because the hygienist did an excellent job of cleaning around the braces with the wires in place. My dentist took a look and said, "Wow, you are going to be really pleased with the results when it's all done. Your ...
by PARR
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Smoking with Braces
Replies: 9
Views: 3643

Tobacco (smoking or chewing or dipping) inhibits blood flow and bone growth/development, and does a number for sure on oral tissues. People who use tobacco are generally expected to loose teeth beginning in their 40s, assuming they begin as teens. Aside from that prediction of the AMA and others, it...
by PARR
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Double HG wearer .. Update (Pics Included)
Replies: 11
Views: 4773

I'm one of the other recent hg wearers here on the site. I have an upper hg similar to yours only black in color, but the lower arch has j hooks that clip right into the tubes at the side of the mouth without crossing the front of the teeth. My strappage is black web combi with spring tension, very ...
by PARR
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Pessimistic Sufferer....another newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 637

welcome to the board! great to hear things are going well! I've been wired since August, and a year to year and a half more to go.
by PARR
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: self ligating brackets
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

got a mouthful of inovation r by GAC. I'm comfortable. seem to be working. nothing has come loose or gotten jammed.
by PARR
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Siblings in braces
Replies: 16
Views: 3015

My partner and I are doing braces together. We've had a few appointments together but mostly not because of treatment and work schedules. My brother is now thinking about it, but we are not living in the same state so doubtful we'll have same ortho etc.
by PARR
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wandering Elastics
Replies: 21
Views: 2603

chef's are all over the place except the kitchen...so far he has managed to keep them out of the food, both here and at work!
by PARR
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Scared Of Starting Orthodontic Treatment
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Do it for sure! I have not been sorry a day since I began back in August.
by PARR
Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 29 and in braces hell
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

just the usual, toughen up the tissues with gentle warm salt water rinses several times a day, and wax where needed if possible. OTC pain meds when needed.
by PARR
Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Smoking and Braces!
Replies: 5
Views: 2649

Don't mean to lecture but:

1) smoking interferes with bone growth and stability and will lengthen and possibly compromise your ortho treatment

2) you've heard the other health issues

3) there are all kinds of great options out there to help you quit now

4) ok said enough
by PARR
Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HEADGEAR an sinus pressure
Replies: 25
Views: 3386

joe, I don't have a time frame other than 18-24 months initial estimate. Originally I was going to loose a few teeth but things were moving so well the ortho said he could do this without extractions IF I could see myself using headgear. Well here I am. I suppose once everything is where he wants it...
by PARR
Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HEADGEAR an sinus pressure
Replies: 25
Views: 3386

several kids/teens in church with braces, but none in the choir at present. I'm the only adult showing any mouth metal.

I don't have any sinus issues (unless I have a bad cold) but have to say I'm used to the pressure now and it feels "right".
by PARR
Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS....and, there's a newbie in town
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Thank you. Happy New Year etc back at you. You don't have to have anything earth shattering to say. Just check in and say hi. c ya round.
by PARR
Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HEADGEAR an sinus pressure
Replies: 25
Views: 3386

I'm a tenor, got good pitch and I can read music. I don't sing with the gear in cause I'd spray too much.
by PARR
Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why do you have to get braces/other appliances? COME ON!
Replies: 27
Views: 4026

crowding, before the wisdoms came out, misalignment, slight bite issues