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by Ciara
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting bottom braces next monday, very worried
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Getting bottom braces next monday, very worried

I got my bottom ones on 4 months after the top ones and I really saw no big difference. It took about 2 days for me to get used to them and I never really had to eat soft food. I had power chains on the top and bottom for about 6 months and never had any real pain. Try to relax. Since you didn't hav...
by Ciara
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regrets and cavities
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: Regrets and cavities

My front teeth finally budged some more and now I see another black spot. I regret not fixing this issue as a kid and kicking myself for it. I hope I don't need to get crowns because brackets don't stay put as well. I should have gotten dentures. They're cheaper. I have 1 crown and yes, the bracket...
by Ciara
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic brackets: self-ligating or clear ligatures?
Replies: 9
Views: 3956

Re: Ceramic brackets: self-ligating or clear ligatures?

I got my upper linguals just a week ago and in january I'll get lower ceramics. I can't post pictures yet, so I hope this works! My orthodontist offer two options for ceramic brackets: Clarity SL (self-ligating, see picture here: http://www.better-smiles.de/German/Resources/beh31.gif ) Clarity Adva...
by Ciara
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic brackets: self-ligating or clear ligatures?
Replies: 9
Views: 3956

Re: Ceramic brackets: self-ligating or clear ligatures?

I've said this once, and I'll say it again: if you're going with traditional ceramic brackets, request SS wire ties. Clear ligatures stain immediately. The SS wire ties with ceramic brackets are great if you want subtle. It bothers me when people mention often someone at the ortho office makes excu...
by Ciara
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My journey is over. 18 months later and they're off!! (pics)
Replies: 21
Views: 2290

Re: My journey is over. 18 months later and they're off!! (p

Your teeth look amazing! Congratulations!!!!
by Ciara
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic brackets with metal ligatures
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Ceramic brackets with metal ligatures

I've had metal ligatures with ceramic brackets from day one. I find the metal ties not very noticeable....some people didn't notice I had braces for a few months. The great thing about metal ties is they don't stain (the brackets don't stain either) so you can eat all the curry, tomatoes, wine, coff...
by Ciara
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket Repositioning--I snuck a pic with them off!
Replies: 14
Views: 1653

Re: Bracket Repositioning--I snuck a pic with them off!

Great progress and I too like the "tooth jewellery" bracket!
by Ciara
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally Got my deband notice!!!! I'm getting my braces off!
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Finally Got my deband notice!!!! I'm getting my braces o

Congratulations! Your teeth look fantastic!
by Ciara
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I have 12 hours to decide what kind of braces to get!
Replies: 12
Views: 989

Re: I have 12 hours to decide what kind of braces to get!

I have ceramic with metal ties so no staining but I now have power chains that do stain. If I could do it all again, I would probably choose self-ligating, ceramic braces.
Good luck!
by Ciara
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They came off 3 months early!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1321

Re: They came off 3 months early!!!!

Congratulations! I'm very happy for you!
by Ciara
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: is a 6mm underbite 'bad'
Replies: 13
Views: 2200

Re: is a 6mm underbite 'bad'

Oh good luck! I'm glad to hear you will be getting surgery. I hope your family will come around and be more supportive.
by Ciara
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DEBRACED today: ahead of schedule!
Replies: 19
Views: 1977

Re: DEBRACED today: ahead of schedule!

Wonderful results! Congratulations on your early release!
by Ciara
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ramblings On Avoiding Exaggeration, Quackery and Malpractice
Replies: 23
Views: 22251

Re: Ramblings On Avoiding Exaggeration, Quackery and Malprac

Wonderful advice! This should be pinned and all people new to adult orthodontics should read it.
by Ciara
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: List of food that can discolour braces
Replies: 33
Views: 13465

Re: List of food that can discolour braces

Nothing! I have metal ties instead of elastics and have no staining. The ceramic brackets themselves don't stain. If you want to know what stains elastics/powerchains then the list is endless: anything with turmeric (often pumpkin and tomato soups have this to enhance the colour) curry coffee tea wi...
by Ciara
Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1 yr progress - lateral incisor extraction
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: 1 yr progress - lateral incisor extraction

Amazing! Really fantastic progress. Congrats. on your wedding too!