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by HeyTeach
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Athletes with Braces
Replies: 13
Views: 2820

Yeh, Farve did adverts for a Baltimore Ortho group (and probably others too) but rarely opened his mouth wide when he had metal due to nerve sensitivity issues I understand.
by HeyTeach
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: reciprocal torque archwire
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Yup it's the thick square wire. Just a little sore today (installed yesterday). All is going well. "Won't be long now" was the comment, but next appt is 6 weeks away. All is relative I guess.
by HeyTeach
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adult Males and Females wearing Braces
Replies: 34
Views: 6197

I teach high school. Not one student said anything about it. One the day of my first adjustment I asked a class to give me advice and what to expect. THey said no big deal, a little sore, take advil. It was absolutely no big deal. A few colleagues have asked about it or told me their own stories. Al...
by HeyTeach
Wed May 21, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I the only GUY here?
Replies: 22
Views: 3009

Lots of us guys here. Hey I'm in high school with braces...as a teacher and coach. no big deal. We get them when the need, determination, and financing all mesh correctly...kinda like our bites after we're done! Like I said before elsewhere on this board..."It's my turn now." (after the kids) btw, t...
by HeyTeach
Tue May 06, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Types of braces
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Going to hazard a guess: you have self ligating brackets on the bottom (Damon or In Ovation or another brand) but on top you have a more standard metal bracket which reguires either an elastic or wire tie. These lie more flush with the tooth surface but may cover more of the tooth surface. The ortho...
by HeyTeach
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: reciprocal torque archwire
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Thank you ... great explanation! and thanks for the link too.
by HeyTeach
Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: reciprocal torque archwire
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

All is well, thanks. Upper arch metal is much less annoying than the invisalign tray, and all should be done by August/September.

Don't see you or chef at the ortho's anymore. We need to schedule a reunion appt.

You were working on a doctorate. Completion date anytime soon?
by HeyTeach
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: reciprocal torque archwire
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

reciprocal torque archwire

The ortho said I'd be getting a reciprocal torque archwire next visit. So what is it? Anyone know?
by HeyTeach
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Guy ...Second day Braced!
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Hey, welcome. I'm just back from adjustment #8. Got several power chains going here and there. I'm sure in the next day or two I will need a bit of wax as something will have moved enough to be irritating. Each person is different, but you will get used to it all and how to deal with the occasional ...
by HeyTeach
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Any adults 50 or over with braces?
Replies: 19
Views: 5506

Like you, the kids are done and it's my turn now. It all becomes normal pretty quickly. 52
by HeyTeach
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How true is this? chewing gum ruining archwire?
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

My dentist, who is a minor ortho as well, but is not doing me, chews gum and recommends Trident or Orbit as "dental safe" gums. My ortho said I could try with invisalign but it was not possible. However, now that I'm all metal I can chew gum again and it is real nice. (Also helps dislodge food if th...
by HeyTeach
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Tomorrow's the end
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

OK so I am now wired on top arch too and already the movement is beginning. If I knew at the start what I know now, I would have gone all metal all the way. Less lisp, less saliva slurp, can have a cuppa coffer mid day without taking trays out and then running to brush. A little less expensive. But ...
by HeyTeach
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Flossing question
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Had my lower arch braced for awhile and that is easy to floss. Yes the upper back teeth are hard to get to! Super Floss or Glide threader floss (thinner) have stiff ends and are easier to thread through, but it still takes some work. I am getting used to it after a week.
by HeyTeach
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: full metal
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

full metal

I began lower arch metal (GAC innovation R) and upper invisalign. From the start I found the metal more comfortable and less hassle, but I stuck with the invisalign and really followed the protocol to the letter. I was not completely pleased with the end result. (ok but not as good as I hoped) So la...
by HeyTeach
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Tomorrow's the end
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Rotating teeth can be slow and a problem for invisalign. Not everyone's mouth works well that way. As I said the results are pretty good and we could go farther , but I already have brackets on the lower arch and found them to be less problem than the invisalign so I'm glad to switch over now. No ex...