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by Chaplains Assistant
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I schedule cleaning for same day of braces removal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

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

I don't suggest it. I was debraced on July 23rd and my teeth were sore and very sensitive for about 10 days. I got my cleaning done on August 3rd which just about right. Good luck!
by Chaplains Assistant
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My midline is off! :(
Replies: 15
Views: 37743

Re: My midline is off! :(

Good luck - my midline is off 5mm to the left and my ortho said that even if I had 1 upper and 1 lower tooth extracted on the right he wouldn't be able to move all those teeth over as far to the left as would need to be to fix it. He also said that if those were extracted there was a real possibilit...
by Chaplains Assistant
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Shaping Teeth-On deband?
Replies: 5
Views: 2571

Re: Shaping Teeth-On deband?

I asked my ortho when I got debraced 7/23 and he said he likes to wait until the teeth settle for at least 6-8 weeks. I am looking forward to it myself as i have a few teeth that are longer and need to be same length as teeth next to them.
by Chaplains Assistant
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dental cleaning and braces - how does YOUR dentist do it?
Replies: 38
Views: 52047

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

In the 2 years I had braces I never had the wire removed - the distance between the offices wouldn't have been easy to do as they are 45 minutes apart. I just got debraced on July 23rd and have my 6 month cleaning this Friday so i"ll see if there is anything wrong. I was so glad that my ortho debrac...
by Chaplains Assistant
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer and Gagging
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Re: Retainer and Gagging

Went back and they cut a wire off and shaved some of the acrylic off. It's doing much better. Now if the lisp will just go away :lol:
by Chaplains Assistant
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer and Gagging
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Retainer and Gagging

So I got debraced yesterday and my bottom retainer (Hawley) is making me gag everytime I try to talk and it is hurting the right bottom under side of my tongue. If I want to talk at work without gagging I have to take it out. Is this normal or will it just take time?
by Chaplains Assistant
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Renee's Story
Replies: 19
Views: 7002

Re: Renee's Story

Well today I got debraced :D happy that they're off but definitely not happy with the results - 5mm midline shift that can't be fixed unless I want double broken jaw surgery. So I get to my appointment at 1:00 - first one there after their lunch break. Sit and sit and sit some more waiting for ortho...
by Chaplains Assistant
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Frustrated Need Opinions
Replies: 42
Views: 5731

Re: Frustrated Need Opinions

Well today was the day I finally got debraced even though my ortho totally messed up my midline. It is off 5mm to the left but he said only way to fix was breaking both jaws with surgery. It makes me sad to see how off my smile is and to think I paid $6000 for it :'( Trying to adjust to wearing my r...
by Chaplains Assistant
Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Have you ever had a second opinion? (while already braced)
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Have you ever had a second opinion? (while already brace

I had a second opion near the end of my treatment - unfortunately he said he would have to charge me to put damon braces on if switched to him becasue he doesn't use just the typical metal braces. He did the consultation for free and took xrays too. Good luck!
by Chaplains Assistant
Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New Waterpik Fun Times
Replies: 18
Views: 2177

Re: New Waterpik Fun Times

I've had mine since my braces went on and I use it all the time. it's true that even after flossing and brushing you still get stuff out with it. I couldn't have gone this far on my journey without it. I get debraced on Monday at 1:00 and I plan on still using it everyday. The trick to using it is t...
by Chaplains Assistant
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Frustrated Need Opinions
Replies: 42
Views: 5731

Re: Frustrated Need Opinions

Thanks LadyJennifer! I'm pretty tired of the excuses he gives me too. Will see what an attorney will do.
by Chaplains Assistant
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does an ortho "file" your teeth?
Replies: 13
Views: 32627

Re: Does an ortho "file" your teeth?

I asked about that today with my deband date coming soon and he said he wouldn't do any filing until my teeth settle. He would be affraid that they would move more after debracing and he'd have to do it again. I was ok with that but not much else he's done to my teeth. I may just have my regular den...
by Chaplains Assistant
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Frustrated Need Opinions
Replies: 42
Views: 5731

Re: Frustrated Need Opinions

So I went to the ortho today for an adjustment when I went in 3 weeks ago I told him he was going to do impressions today. He said we'd see. He had 1 tooth my #3 on the left that was tilted a bit that he wanted to tweak. You've had 23 months of tweaking I told him and nothing you can do to my teeth ...
by Chaplains Assistant
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41588

Re: Lau's Story

Lau, My midline is shifted 5mm to the left and like you I was missing a tooth that the Army pulled on my left bottom side. The ortho in his wisdom pulled an upper left tooth and thought that he'd just line my teeth up with that. Well I am not happy with that much of a shift either. But i am almost 2...
by Chaplains Assistant
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 46326

Re: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!

I have the same small open bite on the left but my ortho said it wouldn't get any better and if he fixed that it would change the right side. I do have a terrible midline shift but he messed that up and to fix it completely I'd have to have both upper and lower jaw surgery (not gonna happen). I'm su...