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by busy bee
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 Month Progress - For those thinking about it ... Do it!
Replies: 34
Views: 3470

Re: 6 Month Progress - For those thinking about it ... Do it

Wow, your teeth look amazing! I had extractions too and I love them. My gaps haven't closed as quickly as yours but they're nearly there. Great progress!
by busy bee
Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Veneers after braces
Replies: 13
Views: 5464

Re: Veneers after braces

Your teeth look fabulous by the way! That's a hard decision! I think your dentist is right, you need to give yourself time to get used to your new teeth once the braces come off. In time you might become really happy with them without veneers. The thing that worries me about veneers is the permanenc...
by busy bee
Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No Flossing with Waterpik?
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: No Flossing with Waterpik?

I believe the official advice is that you should floss as well but you have to find what works for you. Personally I find interdental brushes easier, quicker and more effective than flossing. And, the water pik is pretty good at getting between your teeth if used correctly so I would use water pik a...
by busy bee
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Turn
Replies: 26
Views: 3906

Re: My Turn

Fabulous!
by busy bee
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How obvious is my off center midline?
Replies: 16
Views: 6857

Re: How obvious is my off center midline?

I think your teeth look fantastic! However, I also have an off centre midline, which was part of the reason I got braces in the first place. I know how distracting it is. Every time I look in the mirror I notice it and feel a bit annoyed. I think if it bothers you then you should ask your orthodonti...
by busy bee
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When closing a gap do the teeth move forward or backward?
Replies: 4
Views: 1931

Re: When closing a gap do the teeth move forward or backward

I have exactly the same problem. When I asked my orthodontist about it he was very non-specific and just said the teeth move "a little bit forwards, a little bit back". I'm not worried about it too much as I trust the orthodontist to know what they are doing, but I'm interested to know how it works....
by busy bee
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2 months, 3 weeks in! (PICS)
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Re: 2 months, 3 weeks in! (PICS)

Wow! They look amazing! It's great to see such good progress in such short a time.
by busy bee
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off June 18th, before-after PICS
Replies: 50
Views: 5230

Re: Braces off June 18th, before-after PICS

Congratulations! Your teeth look amazing!
by busy bee
Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long do you think it will take to close this gap?
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: How long do you think it will take to close this gap?

I think it depends what your orthodontist is trying to do. I had a gap similar to yours and my orthodontist first used a power chain specifically to begin to close the gap. In about three months it was half closed. Now his aim is to improve the orientation of the teeth so closing the gap is no longe...
by busy bee
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain, pain go away...
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Pain, pain go away...

I don't think I'll be any help really but just to say I'm seven months into treatment now and last adjustment was the worst yet! The pain lated for seven days! I just kept taking pain killers and telling myself it will all be worth it in the end. Hope you're feeling better.
by busy bee
Wed May 29, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did you have your teeth filed down and filled in?
Replies: 6
Views: 3656

Re: Did you have your teeth filed down and filled in?

I'm interested in this too as I have the same problem.

Your teeth look amazing by the way!
by busy bee
Sun May 26, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Got my lower brackets fitted today
Replies: 12
Views: 3823

Re: Got my lower brackets fitted today

The extraction gaps have not closed completely but they are much less noticeable now and I've had the braces for six months. I had power chains on for the first three months and in that time they closed about half way. I was never really too bothered about them though as the top one closed really qu...
by busy bee
Sat May 25, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off in two weeks...top teeth sticking out
Replies: 30
Views: 3713

Re: Braces off in two weeks...top teeth sticking out

Yay, congratulations! They look great!
by busy bee
Thu May 23, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Got my lower brackets fitted today
Replies: 12
Views: 3823

Re: Got my lower brackets fitted today

Loads of progress! I had extraction gaps which quickly started to close up with power chains. I can honestly say that the upper ones were uncomfortable at first but it didn't take long to get used to them. Other people who I've known to have both upper and lower have said that the upper ones are muc...
by busy bee
Tue May 21, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not sure whether to go a head with treatment
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: Not sure whether to go a head with treatment

I had second thoughts before getting braced too. And then when I got my braces on they were so uncomfortable I wished I hadn'tdone it! But it only took a couple of days getting used to them and now I often forget I have them on. No one seems to notice or if they do they don't say anything. You've go...