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by jessicamay
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: August Debrace Club!
Replies: 6
Views: 1794

Re: August Debrace Club!

I got my braces off today after 18 months woo!! Loving the results, although a whole hour in the dentists chair was a bit rough going to get them off! I've got fixed retainers on top and bottom and then I go back in a week to collect my Essix retainers which I'll wear at night. I had linguals on top...
by jessicamay
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Question re retainer & whitening
Replies: 4
Views: 2977

Question re retainer & whitening

Hi guys, I have lingual braces on top and ceramic on bottom and they're coming off next Thurs after 18 months, woo!! I'd like to get my teeth whitened after I get them off but I am going to have fixed retainers on top and bottom as well as wearing a clear retainer at night...does anyone know if this...
by jessicamay
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Researching upper lingual braces only, SPEECH problems?
Replies: 9
Views: 12877

Re: Researching upper lingual braces only, SPEECH problems?

Hey, I have got lingual braces on the top and had them on for 2 weeks before I got lower ceramics. My speech was slightly affected as your tongue is so used to making sounds off the back of your top teeth, it took me a few weeks till I sounded 100% normal although I was pleasantly surprised by the w...
by jessicamay
Tue May 24, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Correction wire
Replies: 1
Views: 1984

Correction wire

Hey guys, Haven't posted in a while but thought I'd give you an update - last time I went for an adjustment the ortho said that I needed a 'correction wire' which was ordered from the makers of the brace to correct the torque (tilt angle) on two of my teeth. I had that fitted today and have to say i...
by jessicamay
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Would you be happy with these teeth?
Replies: 43
Views: 20943

Re: Would you be happy with these teeth?

Hi, I think this is a really clear letter that puts your point across. I really hope your ortho sits up and takes notice. If things don't improve quickly it may well be worth seeking some legal advice about contract law, you could maybe mention that this will be your next step in the letter. Hope th...
by jessicamay
Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: How is your ortho dealing with elastics/rubber bands?
Replies: 4
Views: 4802

Re: How is your ortho dealing with elastics/rubber bands?

I have upper linguals and lower ceramics so my elastics stretch from the outside of my bottom molar to the lingual bracket on my incisors - the elastics I have are black and havent caused a problem at all, nor are they visible :-D This is to fix an overbite, hopefully you have similar options if you...
by jessicamay
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Lingual Braces Journey started . . .
Replies: 12
Views: 11539

Re: Lingual Braces Journey started . . .

Hi satbee, Congrats on starting the journey! Don't worry you'll get used to eating with them...and you don't need to stick to soft foods forever! I've tried eating pretty much everything and nothing has ever broken the brace or made the brackets come off. I'd say the only thing I've avoided is popco...
by jessicamay
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Getting used to linguals
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Re: Getting used to linguals

Hi there! I have upper lingual and lower ceramic - my main issues were an overbite, lower crowding and one protruding front tooth. I'm nearly done, due to get my braces off in a few months and have to say I've found the experience to be absolutely fine! I always say the only thing I miss is not bein...
by jessicamay
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Treatment Longer Than Expected :-(
Replies: 6
Views: 5132

Re: Treatment Longer Than Expected :-(

Good news - I get my final wire in 3 weeks then I'll be having a few adjustments in a short space of time....then I'm done!!

Its the elastics that have taken longer than expected, but now the end is in sight I'm a very happy bunny :-D

Thanks for your support guys!!!
by jessicamay
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Name the craziest/weirdest thing you've done while braced?
Replies: 8
Views: 1595

Re: Name the craziest/weirdest thing you've done while brace

Haha I like this forum topic :-D Hmmm...used a hair grip to poke out some bread that got stuck in my brace whilst out shopping... ...I'm always popping my elastics in and out at my desk at work, not sure if anyone's noticed but its sooo much trouble to go find somewhere private every time I want to ...
by jessicamay
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Treatment Longer Than Expected :-(
Replies: 6
Views: 5132

Treatment Longer Than Expected :-(

Hey guys! So I'm usually a positive poster on here...but I've suffered a minor setback... Originally when I went for a consultation (in November 2009) my ortho said that treatment would take around 12 months. Well it's now pretty much exactly 12 months after I started treatment, and apparently I hav...
by jessicamay
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: London Ortho - Dr. Sarah Hepburn (based in Harley Street)
Replies: 4
Views: 4911

Re: London Ortho - Dr. Sarah Hepburn (based in Harley Street

Hey there, My ortho is Paul Ward at Thames Orthodontics - he is brilliant and teaches other orthos (I've been the subject of one of his lessons before!) He specialises in Lingual braces (I have upper lingual, lower ceramic) The first consultation is also free - and from that they'll give you an esti...
by jessicamay
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: loose teeth??
Replies: 11
Views: 3761

Re: loose teeth??

Hey there,

I asked my ortho about my loose teeth...he said it's normal and they are likely to feel wobbly for a while, it's not until the roots set in your jaw that they will stop being wobbly.

Although it's worth asking at your next visit just to check :-)

Don't panic!!
by jessicamay
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: lingual braces for an overbite?
Replies: 4
Views: 9586

Re: lingual braces for an overbite?

Hey there, I think to answer this qu definitively you need to go have a consultation...but from what you say I don't see any reason why not? I had an overbite and when the braces first went on (upper lingual, lower ceramic), the ortho put a couple of temporary filling type things onto two of my top ...
by jessicamay
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: still having trouble eating with upper linguals
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

Re: still having trouble eating with upper linguals

Hey there, Sorry to hear you're having trouble :-( I've had my upper linguals for a year now and to be honest eating is the only thing that still annoys me every now and then - but not because it's painful or I'm worried anything will break, just because food sometimes gets stuck! I'm not sure re th...