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by Featheryy1221
Mon May 02, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My journey (expander, then braces)
Replies: 148
Views: 19210

Re: My journey (expander, then braces)

Wow that is quite an ordeal! I hope you find a new ortho that will listen. What retainer do you recommend or would get if you could go back? Sounds like the clear ones were a nightmare! And what beautiful results you have!!!! To be honest, I may never go to a new ortho. Lol. I should really have go...
by Featheryy1221
Sun May 01, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My journey (expander, then braces)
Replies: 148
Views: 19210

Re: My journey (expander, then braces)

I haven't been on here in forever, mainly because I never obsess about my teeth anymore. lol. But I've been out of braces for almost a year now. Which it feels like longer. I had A LOT of issues with the retainer life. My top retainers were impossible to get out and were constantly breaking. The sta...
by Featheryy1221
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not sure what to do anymore.
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Not sure what to do anymore.

I have considered going to another orthodontist to just get retainers made. I'm just not sure how to go about it. I went to both orthos near me to get consultations pre-braces so I'm not sure they'll help me. My ortho does make the retainers in the office. My top retainer now was a thinner plastic t...
by Featheryy1221
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not sure what to do anymore.
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Not sure what to do anymore.

Hi guys, Today I'm writing this in hopes for some help in what to do. As some of you may remember, I've been having issues with retainers breaking after only 5 months of being out of braces. This issue is not getting fixed. :( I had two cracks in my top retainer in Novemeber (one near my back molars...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not happy with ortho office after braces.
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Not happy with ortho office after braces.

Thanks. They break because I have nothing to grab onto on the back corners. One side I do. The side that broke, I didn't. I've tried explaining this to them. They don't understand. They just cut the back part off because I guess i'm getting my bite splint now and I'll use that instead. She asked me ...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not happy with ortho office after braces.
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Not happy with ortho office after braces.

Well the top retainer broke again on Sunday morning. I'm going in today to get a new retainer. :roll: I'm going to ask if I need to get new retainers because these clearly aren't working out. There was a huge hairline crack where my left side canine tooth was. That wasn't where it broke though. It b...
by Featheryy1221
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Change in facial appearance after palate expansion?
Replies: 9
Views: 37600

Re: Change in facial appearance after palate expansion?

My face changed after palatal expansion. I had 15 mm of non-surgical palatal expansion and when I compare my before and afters my face has changed for the better. I notice I now have cheek bones which I never had before. They're a lot more pronounced. My smile is leaps and bounds wider. I also can b...
by Featheryy1221
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: To newbies worried if people will notice
Replies: 12
Views: 1329

Re: To newbies worried if people will notice

Haha I just think its funny that here I spent over $6000 on my teeth and it took forever for some people to notice. Lol.

Yes, it's worth every penny. But man, I was expecting people who saw me in braces to notice they were off. (Majority did, but I still get some clueless people. Lol).
by Featheryy1221
Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: To newbies worried if people will notice
Replies: 12
Views: 1329

To newbies worried if people will notice

Yesterday a girl who I've had classes with since May, said to me, "oh did you get your braces off?" "Yeah... A while ago. In July." Hahah. We both laughed and she said, "oh well I never noticed." Yup, that's right. Moral of the story: people don't notice things when it comes to your teeth, so don't ...
by Featheryy1221
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching ortho?
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Switching ortho?

Assistants doing the majority of the work is pretty standard. Sometimes my ortho would ask me how I was, but sometimes he wouldn't. I only asked him a few questions during my time with braces and when I did I made sure it was before he left my station. You have to remember they have a TON of patient...
by Featheryy1221
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not happy with ortho office after braces.
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Not happy with ortho office after braces.

Thank you all for your replies; I really appreciate it. I've been wearing them only at night because that's what I was told by one of the assistants at my retainer checkup. I was trying to follow their instructions in order to seem like a compliant patient. I do put them in some days for longer than...
by Featheryy1221
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not happy with ortho office after braces.
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Not happy with ortho office after braces.

Hi all. If you've followed my posts across various threads, you'll know that I got my braces off July 14th of this year. Less than a month after that, my top essix retainer chipped and they cut the retainer down. However because of that i had to pull the retainer from one side, which lead to the top...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'M FREE!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 3115

Re: I'M FREE!!!

Amazing! You are proof that it can be done past the teen years. :D Thanks! :) I was really lucky. Hi Featheryy1221! I'm a 23 yo female with crossbite and open bite and am also looking into palatal expansions. I'd love to see the progress you made with your expander but I can't see your photos! :( d...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cleaning retainers when you're sick
Replies: 10
Views: 30653

Re: Cleaning retainers when you're sick

Okay good to know it should be working properly. I'm following all the directions on the package. :) I wish I could go without the retainers, but if I even more than 12 hours without them, certain teeth shift (the joys of my ortho not waiting long enough for things to settle a bit more before he too...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cleaning retainers when you're sick
Replies: 10
Views: 30653

Re: Cleaning retainers when you're sick

Sorry to bring up this topic again, but I'm stuck as to whether or not I need to buy a different retainer cleaner product. I was diagionised with a positive strep test on September 1st, after four days of the same antibiotics I had in July, they weren't working at all so I got a new prescription I h...