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by Jewles
Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can I switch from metal braces to Invisalign?
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Can I switch from metal braces to Invisalign?

Im sure he could do it but I don't think it is realistic to expect it for half price. You are over half way through treatment and would have to start all over again on invisalign, extending your treatment and forcing your otho to outlay a huge amount of money to purchase the specially made invisalig...
by Jewles
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting extractions for braces
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Re: Getting extractions for braces

I know loads of people including myself and my brother who have had extractions with no negative side effects. I think the problem is that not many people mention it unless things turn bad. I didn't regret my extractions a bit!
by Jewles
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Uh oh!
Replies: 1
Views: 1381

Uh oh!

I can't believe it has happened but my dog ate my retainer. I caught him chewing something and had to drag it out of his mouth! He jumped on my bed then onto my bedside table and stole it. When I called my ortho and told her she laughed and asked if I had lost it, she laughed even harder when I told...
by Jewles
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: specialist registar not orthodontist?..
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: specialist registar not orthodontist?..

Can you get a loan and go through a private ortho? I would be pretty close to giving up on the NHS!
by Jewles
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 2241

Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

Also remember the ortho can make minor adjustments using the retainer :) I was afraid he wouldn't let me debraced last week due to a few tiny issues but he said it can all be easily fixed with the retainer!
by Jewles
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THURSDAY IS MY BIG DAY!
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Re: THURSDAY IS MY BIG DAY!

Yay :) I'm so excited for you! I was debraced on friday and barely slept on thursday night I was so excited! The good news is it really didn't hurt at all, the drill that gets the glue off was a bit sucky but thats only because I hate the sound of it. Let us know what your ortho says about whitening...
by Jewles
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Last two weeks before getting braces - what should I do?
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Re: Last two weeks before getting braces - what should I do?

If I had to do it over again I would spend the 2 weeks before my braces not staring at my teeth in a mirror, because believe me from the day those braces go on you will be spending 2/3's of your day checking if there had been any movement or if anything is stuck in them :) enjoy the lack of mirror O...
by Jewles
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: February Debrace Club
Replies: 26
Views: 4941

Re: February Debrace Club

They are off!!

The results are better than I expected :)

My teeth feel so slimey and look huge tho! I have spelt all day eating previously forbidden foods haha.
I only have to wear a top essix 24/7 for 6 weeks and then just at night. I am very happy :)
by Jewles
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: February Debrace Club
Replies: 26
Views: 4941

Re: February Debrace Club

Its my debrace day today!!
My teeth aren't 100% perfect but thats because some of my teeth are funny shapes. I may get bonding later on :)

3.5 hours to go!
by Jewles
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dental nightmares
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: Dental nightmares

I had a similar dream not long after being braced. It was complete panic :P
by Jewles
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Intentional Relapse
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Re: Intentional Relapse

I would wait until the pain has stopped and your teeth have found a happy position and have the retainer made then. There may have been slight movement but atleast it will prevent a full on relapse!
by Jewles
Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When in treatment did you get rubber bands?
Replies: 27
Views: 4721

Re: When in treatment did you get rubber bands?

I swallow atleast 2 a day and snap a few a week. You definitely get used to it :P
by Jewles
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any Feedback on Zoom Whitening???
Replies: 8
Views: 2149

Re: Any Feedback on Zoom Whitening???

Waiting 3-4 weeks after debanding seems to be the very common theme for a few reasons. Firstly to allow time for your gums to settle down (you dont want yellow rings at the top of your teeth once the swelling in your gums goes!), because your teeth can be sensitive after debanding and whitening can ...
by Jewles
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When in treatment did you get rubber bands?
Replies: 27
Views: 4721

Re: When in treatment did you get rubber bands?

I had upper brackets, lower brackets, powerchains and elastics from day one. The pain was horrible but atleast I became used to everything at once. My ortho told me I was in the 'final stage' about 6-7 months in. He did not mention that the stage would last another 18 months! try not to get your hop...
by Jewles
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After braces fitted - your experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 3418

Re: After braces fitted - your experiences?

I found the first 2 weeks to be really painful, but it took atleast 6 months until I could bite into sandwiches or burgers without having to cut them up into tiny pieces. It took 6 months for my extraction gaps to close so the constant movement meant constant pain particularly in my canines. I still...