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by anedia
Thu May 07, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off!
Replies: 5
Views: 908

They're off!

Hi everyone, I once had a post up in my braces story part but I couldn't just keep it up to date.. but I got my braces off on Wednesday and wanted to post my pictures / thoughts. I got braced Sept 2013. I had traditional wires until July 2014 where I got switched to the robotic "suresmile" wires. I ...
by anedia
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets on the second molars?
Replies: 15
Views: 1883

Re: Brackets on the second molars?

They tried to put on brackets on my top upper molars but I had issues with the bracket and wire - I now have bands on my top but still just brackets on the bottom.
by anedia
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics on braces
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Elastics on braces

Just keep trying, you'll get used to it. I used to have to do it in front of mirror. Then I always used the camera on my phone. Now I can do it without even looking lol

WEAR YOUR ELASTICS. Not wearing them is only going to extend your time in braces.
by anedia
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fronth teeth become stable??
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Fronth teeth become stable??

Everyone's teeth are different, it's impossible for us to know what your ortho is exactly working on and how long its going to take.

Ask your Ortho questions are your next appt!!
by anedia
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions?
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Extractions?

Nope not everyone needs extractions. It just depends on your mouth and what your teeth look like.

I had to get a baby tooth removed to let the adult tooth behind it move forward. Extractions are super easy, they numb you up and take it out. It's not that big of a deal.
by anedia
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: retention after overjet
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: retention after overjet

I dont think it would be any different from anything else. Retainers - possibly the bonded kind.
by anedia
Mon May 26, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Going down a wire size?
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Going down a wire size?

Everyones treatment is going to be different - everyones teeth move at different rate and start in a different position. I did not get my class II elastics until 6 months into my treatment. Even if this does extend your treatment time, I am sure it had to be done for whatever reason. I am pretty sur...
by anedia
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The stop on my archwire popped out of my bracket! HELP ME!
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: The stop on my archwire popped out of my bracket! HELP M

Just call your ortho and schedule an appt for as soon as possible, it's not a big deal :) they'll fix it
by anedia
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating in braces....
Replies: 20
Views: 1780

Re: Eating in braces....

I pretty much cut everything up into pieces now.
It's for two reasons - front teeth are pretty sensitive AND I don't like getting food stuck in my front teeth.
You can avoid a lot of stuff getting in there by cutting things into pieces.
by anedia
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what do you think about my wisdom tooth?
Replies: 10
Views: 592

Re: what do you think about my wisdom tooth?

I had all 4 of my impacted wisdom teeth taken out at the same time.
I took ibuprofen (and that's it, they did prescribe some painkillers but it was completely unnecessary) for 3 to 4 days.
I had swelling and some light bruising, but other than that, I had no issues.
by anedia
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wire over missing teeth
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Wire over missing teeth

Yes, I am missing a premolar on the left side. It's gotten a lot better recently (about 5 months in) but I had to just take a lot of silicone wax and cover up the wire. It definitely helped.
by anedia
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anyone had experience with sandpapered teeth?
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Re: anyone had experience with sandpapered teeth?

I had some IPR done at my last adjustment. We did some between some teeth to get some more room, and then the ortho also did my front 4 teeth.
Painless and no sensitivity at all.
by anedia
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adjustment appointments
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: Adjustment appointments

I'm in the USA and the assistants do most of the work. The ortho always comes in and checks everything, but then she goes off to another patient.
by anedia
Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets on second molars
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re: Brackets on second molars

I got brackets on all my second molars when the braces went on. The wire didn't actually extend to them until my 2nd adjustment though.

However, I do now have molar bands on both top 2nd molars because the brackets wouldn't stay on.
by anedia
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: so angry! guess not getting implants then..
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: so angry! guess not getting implants then..

Bridges are cheaper, until you have to replace them after a certain number of years.