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by vegathestar
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Canted Smile - help please?!
Replies: 13
Views: 5493

Re: Canted Smile - help please?!

Omg I have the same exact problem! Anyone who got their canted smile corrected please keep me posted!
by vegathestar
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace FREE!!!!! 3 Months Earlier
Replies: 21
Views: 7573

Re: Brace FREE!!!!! 3 Months Earlier

NIKKIBABE!! Congratulations!! I'm so happy to see that you have finally debanded!! Remember the old days when we were talking excitedly about closing our diastema? Phew, I guess that was over a year ago. But I still remember you! Your smile is wonderful and you have super white teeth that i'm jealou...
by vegathestar
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Soreness after removal of molar rings?
Replies: 0
Views: 568

Soreness after removal of molar rings?

Hi everyone, i'm surprised I haven't seen any similar threads on this... I'm down to my final 2 appointments and on my last appointment, my orthodontist decided to remove my molar rings first before i'm officially debraced on the following month. What I noticed is that while removal of molar rings d...
by vegathestar
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3mm Gap?
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

Re: 3mm Gap?

Apologies if i'm not using the correct term (not an expert in this area) but I meant having two elastic power chain - with one over another. Its awesome!! Closed the gap real quickly even though I have very, very stubborn teeth. I swear I have the slowest progress ever with the normal wires/elastic ...
by vegathestar
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces-induced tmj?
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: braces-induced tmj?

Hi Anna!

I have clicky jaws even before starting my braces treatment. However I do realized getting power chains during my last adjustment gave me temporal pain just underneath my ears. If not, my clicky jaw are left in the same exact condition even before I got braces
by vegathestar
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3mm Gap?
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

Re: 3mm Gap?

In my experience, my extraction gap reduces by around 1mm each month with normal wire + elastic chain.
However my diastema gap closed REAL FAST! It moved by close to around 2mm in hours when my orthodontist used a double chain on me. It was like a miracle and I was pleasantly surprised.
by vegathestar
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces-induced tmj?
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: braces-induced tmj?

my jaws are clicky ALL the time but they aren't hurting so my ortho doesn't seem worried
by vegathestar
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Curve of Spee (lower arch curving upwards at front)
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Curve of Spee (lower arch curving upwards at front)

Does curve of spee happens for upper arch as well?
I think my upper arch are curving upwards, like a smiley face :|
by vegathestar
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is 4 mm a significant overjet?
Replies: 14
Views: 23935

Re: Is 4 mm a significant overjet?

http://i40.tinypic.com/1zp1lhj.jpg I'm near the end of my treatment (my gaps are almost closed) and yet i'm still having the same amount of overjet right from the start, this is devastating! I raised my concern with my orthodontist and I think he plans to leave it at that because he thinks my overj...
by vegathestar
Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 109748

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

JeniK wrote:Woobster...Small world.....I have family in your area!!
Thats prettyyyy cool!! Ask your family to get braces there (that is, if they require)!! They are so much cheaper in Asia! :mrgreen:
by vegathestar
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 109748

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Where are you located?Sg, small country in Asia 2. How much are you paying for your braces? $4,000 in our currency, which is around US 3200 3. What kind of braces do you have? Full Metal Mini Braces 4. What is your estimated time in braces? 24 months I'm surprised that braces are so much cheaper ...
by vegathestar
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Profile Changes
Replies: 18
Views: 2515

Re: Profile Changes

if your teeth are not flaring out or anything, its not worth getting braces. Think of all the pain and implications involved. Forcibly pushing your entire arch back is gonna cause a lack of tongue space (eventually causing tongue thrusting and buck teeth), and extraction of teeth to make space can c...
by vegathestar
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is 4 mm a significant overjet?
Replies: 14
Views: 23935

Re: Is 4 mm a significant overjet?

I have a 3~4 mm overjet and my orthodontist claimed that its normal and refused to treat it for me :| but i'm pretty sure it isn't! I thought a 1mm-2mm overjet is much more optimal
by vegathestar
Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?
Replies: 59
Views: 5323

Re: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?

I look awkward with any lip gloss/lip stick. Currently i'm using lip stain, gives a nice natural flush ;)
Few more mths before I can get my braces off *cross fingers* gonna run out and buy lipstick once its off!! :yuck:
by vegathestar
Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces didn't fix my overjet
Replies: 1
Views: 2856

Re: Braces didn't fix my overjet

Trust me, I have the same problem. My overjet is probably less than yours and I specifically went to the orthodontist to get braces for my pretty mild overjet. I had to get a tooth extracted for that. Fast forward, over 1 year later my overjet is still the same. I realized that your upper arch are l...