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by JHova
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off but my teeth dont touch
Replies: 13
Views: 14384

Re: Took my braces off but my teeth dont touch

I'm in the same boat as you- braces off 8 months ago and molars haven't "settled". I really can't see how they can move since they are held in place by the retainer. 4 months ago my ortho said I may have to get braces on molars only to make them touch- why this wasn't done before?-I'll never know!!...
by JHova
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off but my teeth dont touch
Replies: 13
Views: 14384

Re: Took my braces off but my teeth dont touch

How have you been chewing your food for the last year if your teeth don't touch??? I would definitely go back to the ortho...one of the BIG things that are addressed with braces is your "bite". It sounds to me like you don't have a bite so to speak. If your "teeth would naturally move into place an...
by JHova
Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off but my teeth dont touch
Replies: 13
Views: 14384

Took my braces off but my teeth dont touch

Took my braces off about a year ago and it looks nice and straight. Went to my family dentist yesterday and he made me aware, that none of my back teeth touch. The only teeth that touch are the front teeth. I asked my orthodontist about this a year ago, and he said it was normal and that the teeth w...
by JHova
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off in record time!
Replies: 23
Views: 4844

Re: Took my braces off in record time!

LOL! I like regular retainers as opposed to the clear ones, but it's a bit of a hassle either way, you have to take those out too. If you wanted to, I'm sure you could ask your ortho to make you another set - but they might make you pay extra for them. BTW your teeth look great! Did the rembrandt w...
by JHova
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Losing weight worries
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Losing weight worries

It'll get better, i guarentee you. In the mean time, what you can do is make protein shakes and eat soft foods to get those extra calories in. Personally I was living off shakes, yogurt, oatmeal, fruits and diced vegies after I pulled 8 teeth out. If you have a blender, try this: Milk, blueberries, ...
by JHova
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off in record time!
Replies: 23
Views: 4844

Re: Took my braces off in record time!

If I thought braces were bad... retainers are on a whole nother level. I currently have the clear retainers, but does anyone recommend getting the one with the wire across? One advantage is that no one sees me wearing them. But i always have people asking me why Im not eating, then I gotta tell them...
by JHova
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I just removed braces, Should i get the x-rays?
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: I just removed braces, Should i get the x-rays?

felicia, i am wondering the same thing. There must be a logical reason for me to get x-rays after i had removed my braces right? Is it worth getting them?
by JHova
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My molars dont touch!
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

My molars dont touch!

I had my braces taken off 3 months ago. It feels like my molars don't touch. Is this normal? I plan to ask my orthodontist about this during my next appointment. Anyone else in the same boat?
by JHova
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I just removed braces, Should i get the x-rays?
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

I just removed braces, Should i get the x-rays?

I had my braces removed about 3 months ago. They told me to get some x-rays done asap but i kind of forgot to do them... Its now 3 months later and i was wondering if i should go get them? They were panoramic and lateral ceph x-rays. I didn't have money at the time and im sure they cost a lot.

Thanks
by JHova
Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off in record time!
Replies: 23
Views: 4844

Your teeth are stunning, just beautiful!! Did you have them professionally whitened? If so what brand/process did you use? Thanks and congrats on a wonderful smile. i used Rembrandt's 2 hour whitening kit. It didnt do the best job, but it was decent for the price i paid for it (costs around $20). I...
by JHova
Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: debrace in a year only... but unhappy. HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 2147

how hard is it to say "doc, i have a few questions"? Then lay her your concerns. Im sure she can spare a few minutes during your appointment to discuss these issues...Your the one paying for her service, not the other way around. Speak up...
by JHova
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off in record time!
Replies: 23
Views: 4844

thanks for all the positive comments. i appreciate it.
by JHova
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off in record time!
Replies: 23
Views: 4844

VA5 wrote:What kind of braces system did you use? Is it the damon or another "faster" system?
to be honest, i've got no idea. My orthodontist just gave me options of metal or ceramic.

I had my wisdoms pulled and about 4 incisors on the first day.
by JHova
Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off in record time!
Replies: 23
Views: 4844

Re: Took my braces off in record time!

Chrystal wrote:Wow you're teeth look amazing!
JHova wrote:Next step is whitening :)
Huh? but your teeth look lovely and white already! :D you lucky thing you :x :lol: (I'm just jealous, ignore me!)
they can be whiter! >:)
by JHova
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off in record time!
Replies: 23
Views: 4844

thanks! I was so excited to get them off. I feel like a brand new me haha. I just turned 20 recently so this was a nice surprise.

VA5, to answer your question, my teeth were practically set since January. I couldnt tell the difference from then until now :)