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by sjs8906
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Coligation?
Replies: 12
Views: 8614

Re: Coligation?

I'm sorry I'm no help because I've never had that, but I had to giggle at "argyle sweater of torture." :D

I certainly hope it feels better soon!
by sjs8906
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I schedule cleaning for same day of braces removal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: Should I schedule cleaning for same day of braces remova

I wanted to update and say that I didn't schedule my cleaning for the same day and I'm glad I didn't. My gums were pretty irritated afterwards and I certainly wouldn't have wanted any poking and prodding. My teeth were a little sore too later in the day, so I think I too will advise against having t...
by sjs8906
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Yay me, I'm brace free! (With pics)
Replies: 41
Views: 6599

Re: Yay me, I'm brace free! (With pics)

Wow! Looks great!! :D
by sjs8906
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jade's Story - braces round 2
Replies: 124
Views: 63911

Re: Jade's Story - braces round 2

Thank you Jem!! :)
by sjs8906
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jade's Story - braces round 2
Replies: 124
Views: 63911

Re: Jade's Story - braces round 2

Thanks so much BetsyBug and Kipepeo!! :D

I don't think I have stopped smiling all day hahaha.

Aaannd one more photo just for the heck of it. 8) Feels strange posting my full face!
by sjs8906
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Too many unanswered questions
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: Too many unanswered questions

Honestly, most of the information I know is because I researched it myself. My orthodontist would explain a little, but nothing too technical. I guess he assumes patients don't understand the technicalities or don't care...I'm not sure. Definitely ask questions though if you are so inclined...I was ...
by sjs8906
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I Have A Severe Open Bite!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1789

Re: I Have A Severe Open Bite!!!

I had a severe open bite too! I found a orthodontist I felt comfortable with and trusted and he succeeded in closing my open bite without surgery. The non-surgical technique is becoming more and more common, it is done by intruding the upper molars with TADs (temporary anchorage devices, basically t...
by sjs8906
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jade's Story - braces round 2
Replies: 124
Views: 63911

Re: Jade's Story - braces round 2

Thank you so much Kipepeo and Gillyweed!!! Kipepeo, I will definitely think of you while I eat Halloween candy haha! I can't wait to have caramel. So...they are OFF!! The removal went very smoothly. Some of my teeth felt kind of tender when she was snapping off the brackets but it went super quickly...
by sjs8906
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jade's Story - braces round 2
Replies: 124
Views: 63911

Re: Jade's Story - braces round 2

Tomorrow is the big day!! After 20 months in braces and more than 2 years since I began treatment with the TADs and expander...tomorrow is removal day!! :-* I am SO excited. A little worried about the permanent retainers I'm getting because I'm scared that they will affect my speech, and after the a...
by sjs8906
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jade's Story - braces round 2
Replies: 124
Views: 63911

Re: Jade's Story - braces round 2

Hi sjs8906, I have been reading your story and need an opnion from someone who has been through the same treatment as my dentist proposes. I have a very severe open bite approx 7-8 mm and only my back teeth touch. I have been reading your story. Anyway I have read out surgery ect and it is definatl...
by sjs8906
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I schedule cleaning for same day of braces removal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Should I schedule cleaning for same day of braces removal?

Sorry if this has been asked before (I'm sure it has!), but I did a quick search and couldn't find anything. Does anyone know if it is advisable to have your teeth cleaned the same day you have your braces removed? I need to make my cleaning appointment and it would be easiest to have it all done on...
by sjs8906
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Scheduling cleaning same day of braces removal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: Scheduling cleaning same day of braces removal?

Oops...posted this on the wrong board but I suppose it will work here too! :lol:
by sjs8906
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Scheduling cleaning same day of braces removal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Scheduling cleaning same day of braces removal?

Sorry if this has been asked before (I'm sure it has!), but I did a quick search and couldn't find anything. Does anyone know if it is advisable to have your teeth cleaned the same day you have your braces removed? I need to make my cleaning appointment and it would be easiest to have it all done on...
by sjs8906
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jade's Story - braces round 2
Replies: 124
Views: 63911

Re: Jade's Story - braces round 2

Thanks bustachaina and Joye!!



Soo...
I got a removal date! October 31st, Halloween! :jump:
by sjs8906
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TADS (ortho screws)
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: TADS (ortho screws)

I have had 2 TADs during my treatment, also for an open bite! The placement of them wasn't bad at all, I don't even notice that they are there, and I've had one removed and that wasn't painful either. I have pictures and more details in the link in my signature if you wanted to see. Good luck! :)