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by msw
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dating with Braces
Replies: 12
Views: 1761

Re: Dating with Braces

In the time that I had braces: I got divorced, signed up for a dating website, went on dates with attractive men (who also found me attractive!) and entered a serious relationship. Having braces while dating was not an issue whatsoever. In fact, I think it was a major turn on for this one guy I went...
by msw
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bad smell when changing wires
Replies: 8
Views: 3488

Re: Bad smell when changing wires

YES on the Waterpik! Try blasting your tonsils to knock off any tonsil stones that may have developed. You can use a flashlight to examine back there. For mouthwashes, I recommend either Closys or TheraBreath, but getting rid of tonsil stones will make a HUGE difference!
by msw
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: wire ties vs regular ligatures
Replies: 11
Views: 14626

Re: wire ties vs regular ligatures

I got wire ties on 6 of 8 brackets at my first adjustment in January. The ortho said she was using them on teeth that needed rotation and that the ties would hold the brackets to the wire better than the ligs would. At adjustment #2 two days ago, all the wire ties came off but the ortho repositioned...
by msw
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Round 3
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Round 3

I'm one week in, and I can already see some improvement. Below are before and one-week pics. I know the orthodontist will do more detailing, but I'm pleased with the progress so far.
by msw
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Round 3
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Round 3

Yeah, some of the teeth were rotated and one tooth was shorter than the others. Of course, the orthodontist also found additional issues that I hadn't even noticed, so I'm really glad I decided to visit this new orthodontist after some frustrations with my previous one. Basically this is the finishi...
by msw
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Round 3
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Round 3

I took the plunge last Thursday and got braces again to correct some imperfections on my bottom arch. I was still in retention with my previous orthodontist but selected a new doctor for the re-treatment, and I'm very pleased with this decision. I'm braced on my bottom front 8 and treatment is expec...
by msw
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ugh. Going back for more.
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Re: Ugh. Going back for more.

Oh! Forgot to add that this will be the round #3 of braces -- High school, adult braces #1, and now adult braces #2. :jokerlaugh:

But you know what.... I don't even care!!! I'm just thrilled that I'll finally have the results I wanted all along. :jump:
by msw
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ugh. Going back for more.
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Re: Ugh. Going back for more.

Hey y'all, I had my consult with the new orthodontist today, and I feel so much better now! She said my bite was great but suggested some finishing and detailing work that we could do to fix minor cosmetic issues. She agreed that my bottom front teeth could use some minor adjustments, and she also s...
by msw
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ugh. Going back for more.
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Re: Ugh. Going back for more.

Glad this was helpful! My "bar" is actually probably bigger than what others have.
by msw
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ugh. Going back for more.
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Re: Ugh. Going back for more.

I raised my concerns with my current orthodontist yesterday, and he said I should start wearing my bottom Essix retainer full-time and see if that moves the bottom teeth back into place. (I had been given a Essix retainer to wear just at night to keep my molars in their place as spaces had opened up...
by msw
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Back in Braces again after removal and jaw surgery
Replies: 18
Views: 1588

Re: Back in Braces again after removal and jaw surgery

Hey samoorelaw, that sucks. I'm sure you must be so frustrated. I hope it goes well with re-bracing today, and I hope the third time really is the charm. I'm in a similar situation -- my bottom teeth have gotten a bit crooked, despite (or maybe because of) a permanent retainer. Although I'm not sure...
by msw
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ugh. Going back for more.
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Re: Ugh. Going back for more.

Here's a picture. I Know it's minor, but you can clearly see that the front teeth aren't properly aligned. I raised this concern with my orthodontist back in August, and his response was that the teeth look the same as they did when my braces were removed. So hellooo, obviously they weren't perfect ...
by msw
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ugh. Going back for more.
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Re: Ugh. Going back for more.

Yeah, that's very good advice. I would definitely prefer a short course of Invisalign over more braces! The ortho office called back yesterday and said that the ortho wants more time to talk with me at the consult, so we moved it to December 8. I'm very encouraged by that! I feel like my current ort...
by msw
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ugh. Going back for more.
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Ugh. Going back for more.

Hey guys. I got my braces off in March/May, but ever since I haven't been 100% satisfied with my bottom front teeth and the way they're positioned. Top teeth are great, bite is great, but I still notice small imperfections when I scrutinize my bottom teeth in the mirror. Today, I finally got the cou...
by msw
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bonded PLUS Removable Retainer?
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Bonded PLUS Removable Retainer?

I got a lower bonded retainer going from canine to canine. Unfortunately, this wasn't sufficient to keep my back teeth from moving, and a gap opened up between my first and second molars about a month after my lower braces were removed. Then another gap opened. Long story short - 2.5 months after de...