Just saying hello

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jem
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Re: Just saying hello

#16 Postby jem » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:45 am

You are welcome. I hope I didn't sound too harsh. You seem to have a good sense of humour and I'm sure that will help you through this process.

Jem
Sectional brace with Damon clear brackets fitted to front 6 upper teeth 3 January 2012
Brackets added to premolars 2 April 2012
Estimated treatment time originally 6-9 months
. Brace removed on 22 July 2013 after 18 months and 19 days
Now enjoying bonded upper retainer plus part time essix/hawley( I have both)

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Steph30
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Re: Just saying hello

#17 Postby Steph30 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:23 am

jem wrote:You are welcome. I hope I didn't sound too harsh. You seem to have a good sense of humour and I'm sure that will help you through this process.

Jem


No, not harsh at all! :)
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erin5550
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Re: Just saying hello

#18 Postby erin5550 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:13 am

Steph30 wrote:
jem wrote:Hi Steph30,

Your bite plate is probably there mainly to correct a deep bite rather than protect brackets. The idea is that the bite plate keeps your molars apart and the molars have space to extrude spontaneously, thus correcting your deep bite. If you do not wear the bite plate consistently this may not happen or may take longer.

Whilst your ortho will probably not expect you to manage to wear the bite plate 24/7 in your first few days, they will expect it after that. If your speech is not 100% by the time of your first adjustment, the ortho will know that you have not been wearing the bite plate full time and you may risk being given a fixed bite plate instead. Your speech is probably nowhere near as bad as you think. If you wear the bite plate 24/7 this weekend your speech will probably be fine for work on Monday.

Good luck

Jem


Ahh Jem! You're killing me! hahah... When its out my mouth is literally open a bit so my molars aren't touching. I cant touch my molars right now even if I wanted to because my bottom brackets wont allow it.. My mouth doesn't close..

But you are right I do need to put on my big girl panties and just .... try to adjust. My next apt is not until the end of May.. I have a bit of time but I would like to get over this. It really is silly that I care so much about how I sound.

Thanks for the gentle push! lol :lol:


Steph, how are you doing with the bite plate now? I hope it's gotten better for you.
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Re: Just saying hello

#19 Postby Steph30 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:12 pm

erin5550 wrote:
Steph30 wrote:
jem wrote:Hi Steph30,

Your bite plate is probably there mainly to correct a deep bite rather than protect brackets. The idea is that the bite plate keeps your molars apart and the molars have space to extrude spontaneously, thus correcting your deep bite. If you do not wear the bite plate consistently this may not happen or may take longer.

Whilst your ortho will probably not expect you to manage to wear the bite plate 24/7 in your first few days, they will expect it after that. If your speech is not 100% by the time of your first adjustment, the ortho will know that you have not been wearing the bite plate full time and you may risk being given a fixed bite plate instead. Your speech is probably nowhere near as bad as you think. If you wear the bite plate 24/7 this weekend your speech will probably be fine for work on Monday.

Good luck

Jem


Ahh Jem! You're killing me! hahah... When its out my mouth is literally open a bit so my molars aren't touching. I cant touch my molars right now even if I wanted to because my bottom brackets wont allow it.. My mouth doesn't close..

But you are right I do need to put on my big girl panties and just .... try to adjust. My next apt is not until the end of May.. I have a bit of time but I would like to get over this. It really is silly that I care so much about how I sound.

Thanks for the gentle push! lol :lol:


Steph, how are you doing with the bite plate now? I hope it's gotten better for you.



Hey! Thanks for asking. I always goto work with good intentions of keeping it in, by the 3rd pr 4th call I'm putting someone on hold and pulling it out of my mouth haha... its so tough!! I wear it 70% of the day.... I'm very careful when I don't wear it though. I still hate it... ☹️
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Steph30
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Re: Just saying hello

#20 Postby Steph30 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:21 pm

erin5550 wrote:I am a newbie. I just got top and bottom metal braces and a removable upper bite plate on 3/9. I would like to know the best way to clean a bite plate if anyone has experience with this. It looks like it's turning yellow where I bite down on it. I have an overbite and tend to grind my teeth while I sleep.



It's your one month mark! Woohoo! How are you doIng?
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Heidirs
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Re: Just saying hello

#21 Postby Heidirs » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:39 am

In regards to cleaning a bite plate, I would call your ortho's office just to be sure, but I use denture cleaner for my mouth guard. I imagine it would work for a bite plate as well. But make sure you call first and get the okay.

Glad things to be going well for you. :thumbsup:
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Re: Just saying hello

#22 Postby erin5550 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:16 am

Steph30 wrote:
erin5550 wrote:I am a newbie. I just got top and bottom metal braces and a removable upper bite plate on 3/9. I would like to know the best way to clean a bite plate if anyone has experience with this. It looks like it's turning yellow where I bite down on it. I have an overbite and tend to grind my teeth while I sleep.



So far so good, thanks! If I remember tonight I'll upload my before and after pictures. :D

It's your one month mark! Woohoo! How are you doIng?
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Re: Just saying hello

#23 Postby erin5550 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:17 am

Heidirs wrote:In regards to cleaning a bite plate, I would call your ortho's office just to be sure, but I use denture cleaner for my mouth guard. I imagine it would work for a bite plate as well. But make sure you call first and get the okay.

Glad things to be going well for you. :thumbsup:


That's what I was thinking. I'll ask the orthodontist. Thanks!
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Re: Just saying hello

#24 Postby Steph30 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:49 pm

I'd Love to see pictures :)
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Re: Just saying hello

#25 Postby erin5550 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:58 am

Steph30 wrote:I'd Love to see pictures :)


Here's a before.

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Re: Just saying hello

#26 Postby erin5550 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:59 am

The top teeth...

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Re: Just saying hello

#27 Postby erin5550 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:02 am

Bottom teeth

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Re: Just saying hello

#28 Postby erin5550 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:04 am

Side views

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Re: Just saying hello

#29 Postby erin5550 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:05 am

And finally... Braced.

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Re: Just saying hello

#30 Postby Steph30 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:28 pm

I love your colour choices!
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