Hi kcgirl and Pinkypriscilla,
I haven't come across too many people who are familiar with PAC-live and Dr. Hornbrook. Most people are more familiar with LVI.
I'll check with my dentist to see how he feels about having me post his name. He does use NTI though, so if it is not something you want to try, you probably wouldn't be comfortable with him.
I already had several crowns in my mouth, so that helped ease the trauma for me. When I was a kid, I didn't have dental work done until I was really in bad shape. Ironically, going through all of that as a kid made it easier for me to make this decision.
It is nice to get more use out of my incisors. I'm hoping the permanent ones will be even better. It was really my main motivation to go ahead with it.
I remember at a project lunch at work where they brought in pizza. I tried to bite through a piece of pizza with green peppers, and I couldn't. I just sat there holding the pizza in my hand trying to think of a graceful way to pull it out of my mouth. One of the managers was watching me like he couldn't figure out what I was doing, and he just wouldn't turn away. I finally was able to tear part of it off and suck the rest into my mouth. I should have just spit it out. It would have served him right for watching me.
I hope both of you are doing well.