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by Fionisimma
Tue May 26, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Getting a permanent retainer put in a month before braces removed
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Getting a permanent retainer put in a month before braces removed

As I near the end of my treatment in Clarity SL ceramic upper and lower I have a question that I cannot seem to find information/answers to.... At my last adjustment my Orthodontist had an impression/mould taken of my lower teeth and informed me that at my next appointment in 4weeks he would be putt...
by Fionisimma
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How Long Off Work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1880

Re: How Long Off Work?

Hi Sparkles... I'm scheduled for BSSO on September 3rd and have been told to expect at least a 6 to 8 week recovery period before going back to work due to the physically demanding nature of my job :shock:
Wishing you a successful surgery and s speedy recovery!
by Fionisimma
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about ankyloses
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: question about ankyloses

He did put two tiny metal tubes clamped around the archwire on either side of this tooth. Any idea what these are for? They are tiny. Those tiny metal clamps or "stops" are put there to limit the archwire from sliding or moving in the bracket slot of the bracket..... I have several of them on both ...
by Fionisimma
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Black Triangles - Bonding Not Working
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Black Triangles - Bonding Not Working

Sorry to hear that... May I please ask which teeth/where the bonding was placed...? I currently have significant size black triangles (which opened up as my teeth started to straighten) between both central incisors and their adjacent lateral incisors... Still hoping to avoid veneers too....
by Fionisimma
Fri May 09, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "Propel" - treatment to speed up teeth movement
Replies: 0
Views: 677

"Propel" - treatment to speed up teeth movement

Just wondering if anyone has experience of "Propel" treatment....???? Would appreciate any information about the procedure (pain/discomfort levels?) and results (faster movement of "stubborn" teeth?) Thank you!
by Fionisimma
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: starting braces @ 33 yrs old - overbite, crowding, etc..!
Replies: 64
Views: 9275

Re: starting braces @ 33 yrs old - overbite, crowding, etc..

Ortho says I'll be getting some elastics next time I go in :( I'm not really looking forward to those.

No, me neither when that time eventually comes.... :shock:

Your progress pics are awesome - giddy up :jump:
by Fionisimma
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Progress at 42!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1517

Re: Progress at 42!!

Your smile is looking GREAT - I really don't see an odd shaped tooth on the top!!! Thank you again for posting your pics and giving those of us still in the early stages encouragement and hope.... :jump:
by Fionisimma
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fidget's story
Replies: 37
Views: 4317

Re: Fidget's story

You are continuing your really good, steady progress and looking great! :jump: I understand the frustration of how sloooooooow it feels even though others see and tell you how much movement there has been.... Your Orthodontist must think so too if your next adjustment is on the 23rd :) I'm @ 12weeks...
by Fionisimma
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First picture post...7week update
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: First picture post...7week update

Awesome progress :D
by Fionisimma
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Running out of food choices
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Running out of food choices

Eggs, fish, avocados and Greek yoghurt are a few of my "soft food faves" which don't require much painful chewing :)
by Fionisimma
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The dreaded "Black Triangles"
Replies: 13
Views: 7578

Re: The dreaded "Black Triangles"

Interproximal reduction - a procedure (often used in Invisalign cases) in which part of the thickness of a tooth's enamel is trimmed where space is needed for orthodontic realignment. Basically your orthodontist polishes away small amounts of enamel to help your teeth fit together better - but using...
by Fionisimma
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 49 and new braces to prep for future jaw surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: 49 and new braces to prep for future jaw surgery

Welcome aboard! This forum is a gold mine of information and support :)

What sort of braces did you get? I'm 10weeks into ceramic Clarity SL upper and lower @50 prepping for jaw surgery in September :-1
by Fionisimma
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When you just start to feel "over it"
Replies: 30
Views: 2442

Re: When you just start to feel "over it"

No more waking up with my lips "glued" to my brackets. . How right you are!!!!! Can I add to that the seemingly never ending dry lips all day causing them to stick on the brackets when trying to talk....???? So not attractive.... :shock: I must have chap stick and little boxes of that silicone wax ...
by Fionisimma
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The dreaded "Black Triangles"
Replies: 13
Views: 7578

Re: The dreaded "Black Triangles"

I may go with veneers in the future, but do not want to end up with an unnatural look. I see people all the time who look like they have fake teeth due to their veneers or crowns. Agreed.... and there is no going back after teeth are prepped for veneers since you lose so much (though it's a "small"...
by Fionisimma
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Surprised
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Surprissed,

Congratulations.... that's great news after all the challenges!!! :D