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by Chicagogal
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're on!
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

hooray!!! I love that you're doing it the same time as your son. And i adore that you have a supportive hubbie. i went over to the sig others place last night (got my lowers tues.) and he said he could see my new "lip bump" boo, your man gets major brownie points.
by Chicagogal
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hyrax expander for 6 year old
Replies: 10
Views: 4192

i don't know anything about hyrax (is it permanent or a removable, most of the top rate orthos say removable never really "sticks") but I had an expander when i was 8 yrs old and it wasn't a big deal, though I know a lot of maturing happens 6-8. my parents were super supportive which was important (...
by Chicagogal
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long after 1st consult to get your braces on?
Replies: 20
Views: 5687

i'm somewhere in the middle of the mix. like others, it took me a while to "go for it." so the time between my initial consultation and the records appointment was long by choice. My real journey has all been in the past 5 weeks. 1/8/10 - records 1/17/09 - additional records needed from dentist 2/12...
by Chicagogal
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Palate expansion, open bite/cross bite bands & braces, g
Replies: 3
Views: 2001

this topic should probably be in the bracket club forum (now that i know about it) sorry!! perhaps i'll track down an admin to move it. Update: had the spacers last week. they were awful, i really couldn't eat solid food. I'm afraid that i'm much more of a wuss than i thought! that didn't bode well ...
by Chicagogal
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pregnant & getting braces
Replies: 18
Views: 10859

I was also told that they would refuse to do my full mouth xrays if I was pregnant and were very stringent about that. however, though i'm not pregnant, they mentioned when i was in for my spacers appointment that they needed one more image and that the dose would be so small that they didn't need t...
by Chicagogal
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Palate expansion, open bite/cross bite bands & braces, g
Replies: 3
Views: 2001

So here are my official "before" pictures in my case file. http://www5.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=1100960028/PictureID=35030040028/a=2231381028_2231381028/otsc=SHR/otsi=SPIClink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/ He's old school, no fancy digital imaging. http://www5.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=11009600...
by Chicagogal
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Palate expansion, open bite/cross bite bands & braces, g
Replies: 3
Views: 2001

So here are my official "before" pictures in my case file.

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He's old school, no fancy digital imaging.
by Chicagogal
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Palate expansion, open bite/cross bite bands & braces, g
Replies: 3
Views: 2001

Palate expansion, open bite/cross bite bands & braces, g

I'm going for it!! Wanted to share my case that may help someone else on this board, as I've appreciated all of you who let me peek into your treatment to see what kind of results i should expect and keep some of the tears at bay for the frustration of the process. Please feel free to ask any questi...
by Chicagogal
Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: first consultation and descisions
Replies: 11
Views: 2512

Thanks Maryaten. I've had many a free consultation and it's just different answers accross the board. So many of these ortho's are getting kickbacks from the newer appliances and it worries me. I had one guy tell me that invisalign would work for me (with my underbite/crossbite being class III!) and...
by Chicagogal
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: first consultation and descisions
Replies: 11
Views: 2512

Thanks for all your replies. I guess i am going to keep my other 2 consults. A few more months is nothing when i've waited this long. Actually, my dentist called me today because she received a letter from the ortho about my treatment. She strongly advises agaist having any teeth removed. The ortho...
by Chicagogal
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Couple of Lingual questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

you're so helpful lionfish!! :D

any questions you wish you would have asked at your initial consultation? the ortho at my office is pretty well known for lingual (endless articles on him) but I'm seeing one of his associates...
by Chicagogal
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Why ibraces? Tell me/us your story!
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Why ibraces? Tell me/us your story!

Hello! :idea: I've read over many of the questions and cases on here, and searched for answers to my questions but I thought it might be helpful to have a place to refer back to for your original stats/case/diagnosis (or when folks see your username pop up elsewhere to have a reference to your case)...
by Chicagogal
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: I-Braces (Lingual) Will Answer Your Questions
Replies: 47
Views: 12358

palatal expander

(I think this is the dental forum I've been looking for!!! I've been on another forum where the discussion is only around invisalign and nothing else despite the topic heading "orthodontics") I was told by one dentis/ortho that my case wasn't treatable using invisalign :evil: because i needed my upp...