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by thisgal201
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clenching/Grinding Teeth
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: Clenching/Grinding Teeth

I would wake up with my teeth clenched many times while in braces. I can't recall that happening before I had them. I know I have read of it happening to others as well.
by thisgal201
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: So hard to talk with retainer in
Replies: 9
Views: 17533

Re: So hard to talk with retainer in

I have the same kind. They are called Essix retainers. In my experience, the longer they are in my mouth the more natural my speaking sounds. I don't have to wear mine 24/7, but for a while after I first put them in, I end up lisping a bit and it sounds a little goofy. Hopefully with more time it wi...
by thisgal201
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And they are off.....
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: And they are off.....

Congrats on being free! Wonderful smile :D
by thisgal201
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces on! pic
Replies: 16
Views: 1716

Re: braces on! pic

It feels so weird when they are first on. Your mouth will adjust! :-*
by thisgal201
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Swollen gums?
Replies: 0
Views: 991

Swollen gums?

My braces were removed last week and I have been dealing with swollen gums. My gums weren't this way while I was still in braces. I have been brushing and flossing and doing some salt water rinses. I guess I assumed the swelling would be gone by now. If you had swelling, how long did it last after y...
by thisgal201
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: teeth clinching caused by braces
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: teeth clinching caused by braces

I did that a lot throughout my treatment. I would wake up and be so surprised that I was clenching like that.
by thisgal201
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And they are off!
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

Re: And they are off!

Thanks so much! I wish they were actually that white, that must be from the camera :lol:
by thisgal201
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spaces forming
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Spaces forming

Normal! A lot of times things get worse before they get better :) You'll likely have spaces that appear and then eventually are gone throughout your treatment.
by thisgal201
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DEBRACE DAY YAY!!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1134

Re: DEBRACE DAY YAY!!!!!!!!

Woo hoo, how exciting!! :jump:
by thisgal201
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic braces on top, metal on bottom. Is this the norm?
Replies: 23
Views: 4285

Re: Ceramic braces on top, metal on bottom. Is this the norm

I had ceramic on top and bottom, but I have heard of others only having ceramic on top :) Nobody likes to think about being in braces but it will be so worth it in the end! Congrats on preparing to take the journey :mrgreen:
by thisgal201
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And they are off!
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

Re: And they are off!

Thank you everyone!

Anna5 wrote:WOW, great result, congratulations!!!

Your arch has widened so much! How did your ortho achieve this? Only with braces or did you have an expander?
Only braces, no expander :)
by thisgal201
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And they are off!
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

And they are off!

I was debraced just a little while ago and it feels so weird! I feel like my teeth look big and I can't seem to smile without it looking awkward lol. Is there an adjustment period of getting used to your lips and smiling post braces? I feel like my teeth are hitting off my bottom lip or something. I...
by thisgal201
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How accurate are OD duration estimates?
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: How accurate are OD duration estimates?

I was told 18 months when I went in for my consult. I might have my braces off at the end of the month if my bite feels ok. I almost had them off this week, but we both felt my bite could be improved a bit. You can see in my ticker how long I have had them on. As long as I get them off before Februa...
by thisgal201
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost brace day!! 11 hours to go!!
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Almost brace day!! 11 hours to go!!

Woo hoo! It won't be long now :thumbsup: