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by ~KMG~
Tue May 15, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 221742

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

It has been awhile since I provided an update on my impacted canine progress, so here it goes..... I have officially become a "failure" story. One full year filled with fun.....A TPA on the roof of my mouth, two chain reattachments (for a total of three exposure surgeries), thousands of dollars spen...
by ~KMG~
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 221742

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

I did not have my baby tooth taken out when I had my initial exposure surgery last May. My ortho let me hang onto it until we were sure that the impacted canine was moving since I was so concerned about having the gaping hole. My baby tooth was finally extracted two weeks ago and my ortho molded and...
by ~KMG~
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Feeling discouraged about impacted canine tooth.
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: Feeling discouraged about impacted canine tooth.

Hi, I am in the same boat. 34 years old with an impacted canine, which is the underlying reason why I have braces. I wish I could tell you this is an easy process, but if you read the "Impacted Canines Club" thread, you will find out that in most cases, it is a slow and often frustrating process. I ...
by ~KMG~
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Found power chain unhooked, what to do ?????
Replies: 7
Views: 10109

Re: Found power chain unhooked, what to do ?????

My ortho has intentionally skipped a loop on the power chain (near the molars), but not on a tooth itself. I agree with the previous posters......call your ortho.
by ~KMG~
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho: male or female?
Replies: 31
Views: 4143

Re: Ortho: male or female?

My ortho and primary care dentist are both females.
by ~KMG~
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which electric toothbrush do you use/like?
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

Re: Which electric toothbrush do you use/like?

I use the Oral-B Triumph and love it!
by ~KMG~
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why are my teeth getting worse?! SAD
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

Re: Why are my teeth getting worse?! SAD

I am going through this myself and it is true that things may look worse before they get better. Mine actually looked pretty good for the first 4-5 months, but got worse as they created space for my impacted permanent canine. Just chalk it up to being part of the process and trust that your ortho kn...
by ~KMG~
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 221742

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Since it has been a while since my last impacted canine update, I thought I would post. I guess I could say that a lot has happened since my last post.....One month into my exposure surgery and chain activation, the chain became detatched from my permanent tooth. Heartbreaking.....what we thought wa...
by ~KMG~
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Problems with self-ligating ceramic brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

Re: Problems with self-ligating ceramic brackets

I have had SL ceramics on my upper and lower for the past 6 months and I have had no issues. stuff luck!
by ~KMG~
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did your face shape change after braces?
Replies: 18
Views: 105999

Re: Did your face shape change after braces?

I constantly get comments about face looking thinner and my cheekbones being more prominent. As a girl with a former "full" face, I consider these to be compliments! When I compare my pre and post braces pics, there is definitely a difference, which is pleasing to me.
by ~KMG~
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: There's thingies on my wires...
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: There's thingies on my wires...

I have two of them and I recall the office calling them "activator's". Mine are placed on next to a spring that I have on my upper arch. The spring wasn't opening up space very quickly, but once those activator's were put in place, the space opened right up.
by ~KMG~
Sat May 28, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 221742

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

Just a little update on my canine......I went back to the ortho this past Monday (only two weeks post activation). Movement!!!!!! There were three links of my chain that came out of the soft tissue and the pano showed movement as well! My ortho was VERY pleased. They cut the links off and tightened ...
by ~KMG~
Thu May 12, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Questions...
Replies: 17
Views: 18023

Re: Elastics Questions...

At my first adjustment I was given light elastics, but only to wear on one side. They were trying to create some space for my impacted canine that has to erupt, so the elastics were supposed to help keep my midline in check. I only wore them for about 4 weeks though.... Since I only had one side and...
by ~KMG~
Thu May 12, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 221742

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

So, here is a little post surgery update for those of you in the same boat as me..... On Monday (one week post exposure surgery), I returned to my orthodontist to have my impacted canine "activated". I love when I arrive and the first thing my ortho says is "this is going to be the most painful visi...
by ~KMG~
Thu May 12, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TPA
Replies: 2
Views: 996

TPA

Soooo....this has not been the most stellar week for me in th orthodontic realm. I was the lucky recipient of a TPA on Monday to aid in my impacted canine eruption. This feels like torture device!! My tongue is torn up from the wire constantly resting on it. I can't eat and when I do, food gets stuc...