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by kribbo
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone's face shape gone back to normal after braces removed?
Replies: 26
Views: 20557

Re: Has anyone's face shape gone back to normal after braces removed?

me again lol. Update: I just filled out and sent a query to orthotropics. It’s for a consultation with professionals on this subject. Dr Mike Mew to be specific! Hopefully he can give me a potential treatment plan, and then I can decide what to do, I will be 18 in a few years and will be getting a ...
by kribbo
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone's face shape gone back to normal after braces removed?
Replies: 26
Views: 20557

Re: Has anyone's face shape gone back to normal after braces removed?

Hi everyone. The same happened to me, my face just looks worse. I constantly have dark circles under my eyes no matter how much sleep I get, I get dry eyes which then cause my eyelids to swell up too as my face is being “pulled down”. My lips also feel as though they’re barely touching when I have ...
by kribbo
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Changes in face during braces treatment
Replies: 26
Views: 2499

Re: Changes in face during braces treatment

Thanks for the replies and support, all. Amanygh - I've been thinking about getting an opinion from an orthodontist (I've only ever heard dentists' opinions) to see if there's anything that can be done, but I'm terrified of making it worse. Also, I hated every second of braces so I wouldn't want to ...
by kribbo
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Changes in face during braces treatment
Replies: 26
Views: 2499

Re: Changes in face during braces treatment

Sorry if this post is all over the place i just needed to get some feelings out Rant post: The past week has been tough seeing old family members and having a lot of people tell me i look different was draining. At one point I couldn't put my finger on the changes, and now i see everything so clear...
by kribbo
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone's face shape gone back to normal after braces removed?
Replies: 26
Views: 20557

Re: Has anyone's face shape gone back to normal after braces removed?

I have seen many people mention that their face shape changed during braces, specifically that their face looked thinner and their cheekbones appeared to protrude more. That has definitely happened to me and I don't like it. I've read various theories as to why this happens. The one that makes the ...
by kribbo
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad
Replies: 29
Views: 35984

Re: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad

If your teeth were not to your liking, why did you let the Ortho take them off? I couldn't tell how flared they were, I thought my lip was still bulging out because of the brackets. I found it very difficult to judge what they were going to look like once the brackets were removed. Also, I didn't h...
by kribbo
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad
Replies: 29
Views: 35984

Re: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad

Hi all, I've had my braces off for 9 months and unfortunately my face is the same. I still have sunken lower cheeks and temples, pronounced nasolabial lines and large eye bags. It's really aged me and affected my confidence. I've considered fillers but am worried about the potential risks. I very mu...
by kribbo
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)
Replies: 79
Views: 28782

Re: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)

Oh and rubyg, I'm discussing the outcome with my dentist on Friday. It sounds strange but the brackets were so bulky that I couldn't tell what my teeth would look like once they were off. Or how my mouth would close around them, which is the main problem. My appointments were always rushed without s...
by kribbo
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)
Replies: 79
Views: 28782

Re: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)

Thank you Orchid, it does help knowing that you're less panicky now, that's exactly how I've been. Finding it hard to sleep and think about nothing else at the moment, I don't feel like me anymore. I'm hoping time will heal, but my regret is massive, I feel so angry with myself for having ever done ...
by kribbo
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)
Replies: 79
Views: 28782

Re: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)

Hi Orchid, I'm in the same boat, I regret getting braces more than anything else I've ever done. I'm 32. I got 6 month smiles braces (big mistake, should've heeded the warnings on here) for very minor top crookedness and overcrowding on the bottom. Ended up with them on for 16 months with no real ex...
by kribbo
Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad
Replies: 29
Views: 35984

Re: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad

I found this link a while ago searching for braces/hollowing/cheek fat issues - this dermatologist mentions facial changes from braces and does not attribute this to extractions either. She says it as if it is now common knowledge, so I have to wonder why most people aren't warned it could happen: ...
by kribbo
Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad
Replies: 29
Views: 35984

Re: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad

Hi kribbo, Sorry to hear that you are experiencing the same thing as I am. It's really sucks not knowing what will happen once the braces come off. I talked to another girl on a different website and her face changed drastically from the braces... Same as ours. She was nice enough to send me photos...
by kribbo
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad
Replies: 29
Views: 35984

Re: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad

Is anyone that posted on this chain still on line? I would like to know if your face went back back to normal over time. I'm having the same sunken in temples, gaunt look and I hate it. I'm 18 months into my treatment and have another 15 months to go and am worried that my face will continue to get...
by kribbo
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Six Month Braces UK - 42 F
Replies: 73
Views: 6331

Re: Six Month Braces UK - 42 F

(Yawn) I don't count anymore. Last appointment eight days ago involved some enthusiastic 'oohing' noises and the announcement we have reached the 'fine tuning' phase. Oh, really? I am due to return next week for another fine tune then to return again in a further two weeks and we SHOULD be finally ...
by kribbo
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Six month Smiles, do I need them?
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Six month Smiles, do I need them?

I've had Six Month Smile braces on for 5 months, but was given a 9 month estimated treatment time. I do often worry that I've done the wrong thing, but at the time, I didn't want to go down the 18-24 month route quoted for full braces. My top arch does look better, although the front 2 incisors have...