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by believer1964
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: sensitivity after braces came off
Replies: 4
Views: 4955

sensitivity after braces came off

Hi, I just got my braces off 2 weeks. Just noticing extra sensitiviy when eating cold things or real hot things or when tooth paste hits certain teeth. I called the ortho to see if that is normal, they said yes , as part of the settling process. Said could take a month or so to go away. Has anyone h...
by believer1964
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Just debraced: Ortho said to wear essix 12 hours at night
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Just debraced: Ortho said to wear essix 12 hours at night

Ortho said to wear wear essix retainers 12 hours a night for the first 3 months , then just nightly after that. From what I read on here, some tell you all to wear them 24/7. How come there are differences in number of hours to wear essix retainers? Is there a reason my ortho told me to only wear th...
by believer1964
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces come off today!
Replies: 10
Views: 1424

Re: Braces come off today!

I am super happy with the results. Smile really came into place after the braces were off. REally hard to tell what the "true" smile will look like until the braces come off. I have a "pretty" smile now.
by believer1964
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dental cleaning and braces - how does YOUR dentist do it?
Replies: 38
Views: 51934

Re: Dental cleaning and braces - how does YOUR dentist do it

i scheduled 3 appts in 1 day for the following:

1. appt for ortho to remove the wires top and bottom.
2. appt to clean teeth by dentist. (removing the wires makes it much easier and better for the dentist to clean your teeth.)
3. appt to go back to the ortho to put the wires back in .
by believer1964
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 111326

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

$5600 /Virginia/braced for two years/metal/
by believer1964
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The time between consult and bonding. How did you pass it?
Replies: 19
Views: 2161

Re: The time between consult and bonding. How did you pass i

between getting consulations and actually going thru with the braces: 11 months.

Get them!!!!!! you will be glad you did !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by believer1964
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did you guys get elastics? Does it suck?
Replies: 34
Views: 5586

Re: When did you guys get elastics? Does it suck?

Got elastics at 6 months. The elastics were not too bad. I had not problem eating with them nor did they bother me. NOw if you yawn , you may notice them. My problem with elastics was remembering to take them out or put them back in when i has to wear them 10 hours a day .
by believer1964
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces come off today!
Replies: 10
Views: 1424

Braces come off today!

This 2 years years went by so fast. I am so excited.
by believer1964
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did your smile really change after debanding??
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Did your smile really change after debanding??

Hello brace friends,

Just wondering if anyone saw any changes in face and or lips after debanding. Did your smile look different after braces came off? When I take pics even tho I am real close to debanding, the braces seem to mask what my smile really will look like .
by believer1964
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whitening teeth after braces
Replies: 8
Views: 1806

Whitening teeth after braces

Hello again, My teeth are yellowish looking. Im not sure why, as I dont smoke, dont drink coffee or tea and brush my teeth 2x a day. After my braces come off, I want to get my teeth whitened. I have heard mixed reviews. Some say getting them proffessionally done will cause serious tooth sensitvity a...
by believer1964
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: retainer and grinding teeth
Replies: 1
Views: 901

retainer and grinding teeth

Hello,

I grind my teeth at night. I will need a night guard after braces are off. Will I be able to do that and wear a retainer? Or will my night guard be my retainer at night?
by believer1964
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: will face fill back out after braces are taken off? be hones
Replies: 5
Views: 1872

will face fill back out after braces are taken off? be hones

Hello brace friends,

It appears my cheekbones are more prominent and slightly sunkin in. I had no extractions and had deep overbite. I have not lost any weight.


Will that honestly go away after braces, or is the treatment altering my face permanately?
by believer1964
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What was your first meal after Debonding day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2336

Re: What was your first meal after Debonding day?

snickers candy bar
buttered popcorn
almonds
by believer1964
Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Back teeth not touching at all now
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Back teeth not touching at all now

I am in 14 months into braces. After my last adjustment, immediately my side/back molars don't touch at all now. It seems that my bottom front teeth are hitting the back of top front. I know the ortho is still working on the the very last molars on both upper and bottom. I guess this is normal?