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by Donna
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Black Triangles
Replies: 5
Views: 2979

Re: Black Triangles

I know there is an ortho who posts here (I think it's this board) who believes if the recession isn't too severe, then the gums may fill back in. A gum graft may also be an option. By the time I got my braces off, I had a bunch of black triangles on my lower teeth, and I was so upset. I gave my teet...
by Donna
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting very discouraged and almost wanting to take them off
Replies: 6
Views: 1202

Re: Getting very discouraged and almost wanting to take them

I'm sorry your treatment isn't going as well as you hoped. What struck me was the last part of your post where you said your DENTIST is treating you. Dentists simply do not have the training or expertise to be doing orthodontic work. I'm sure he's a nice guy, but it doesn't sound like he has a clue ...
by Donna
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Desperate! Please Help-Q about Switching Orthos and Refund
Replies: 19
Views: 2912

Re: Desperate! Please Help-Q about Switching Orthos and Refu

What an ordeal. I'm glad you have a new plan! Good luck to you!!
by Donna
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Chewing Gum
Replies: 31
Views: 4487

I haven't had a piece of gum in 2 years as it's practically illegal here in Singapore. I don't really miss it...
by Donna
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: never posted the after pics **^^**
Replies: 1
Views: 1987

Your teeth are perfect! Congrats!!
by Donna
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: your next appointment...
Replies: 36
Views: 5642

My braces came off a few weeks ago, but I always looked forward to my appointments because I knew that every time an adjustment was made, it would be one step closer to getting to the final result. I never worried about the pain because for the most part, I didn't really have any.
by Donna
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where is everyone from?
Replies: 57
Views: 7617

I live in Singapore but I'm Canadian. I have not seen many adults with braces here, but when I visit Bangkok, I see tons of them. Probably because it is so cheap there.
by Donna
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does your Orthodontist have good teeth?
Replies: 29
Views: 5382

LOL, I was going to post the exact same question! My ortho has straight teeth, although they do need a good whitening treatment. But last week, when I went to pick up my retainers, I saw a different ortho (because mine was away) and I noticed her lower teeth were crowded. I thought hmmm.... I don't ...
by Donna
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How quickly will braces come off after teeth are "perfe
Replies: 20
Views: 13058

I don't know the answer, but my ortho was tinkering with very minor adjustments just 2 weeks before I was debraced. I had to wait a week to get my retainer, and I had no noticeable movement in that time.
by Donna
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: black triangles
Replies: 29
Views: 9864

VA5 - you have every right to ask, and you should if the triangles bother you. Your ortho may have a good reason why he doesn't want to, but "I don't think you need it" is NOT a good reason. My ortho did a little IPR to get rid of the trianges on my bottom teeth, but because these teeth were already...
by Donna
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Length of treatment quoted and actual treatment length
Replies: 41
Views: 11612

My original estimate was 12 - 18 months. They came off at 14 months.
by Donna
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My Teeth are Naked!
Replies: 8
Views: 2835

Congrats!!

What are you planning on getting bonded? I would like to get some black trianges fixed...and defintitely whitening!!
by Donna
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Seeing progress at 7 weeks (pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

Looking good!!
by Donna
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much did your face shape change?
Replies: 14
Views: 5890

I don't know if this has anything to do with braces, but one side of my face has thinned out quite a bit. Even my ortho noticed - asked if I lost weight. I haven't had any extractions, so I'm not sure why this has happened. Just getting old, maybe??
by Donna
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Are they perfect?
Replies: 16
Views: 7770

I'm scheduled to have my braces off this Friday, and I think my teeth are *almost* perfect, but there is one tooth that is bugging me. My lower left central incisor is not perfectly aligned to the right by a tiny amount (we're talking a fraction of a mm). We've tried to adjust it before but it just ...