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by cata
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molars don't touch :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Molars don't touch :(

I've been on nighttime wear only since 3 days after getting my braces off. So a little update... my orthodontist cut my upper essix so that my molars are no longer being held, and it has already made a difference in 4 days! They still don't touch, but the spaces are noticeably smaller. I have a foll...
by cata
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molars don't touch :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Molars don't touch :(

^It's actually both sides now.
by cata
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molars don't touch :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Molars don't touch :(

I got my braces off about 9 months ago. I had a lot of things wrong with my bite- class III (edge to edge), anterior open bite, crossbite... My orthodontist said my results weren't going to be perfect because I was likely a surgical case, but I didn't want to go the surgical route. After 30 months o...
by cata
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: so depressed
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: so depressed

That's a relief! I find it odd that the other orthodontist was just going to leave it.
by cata
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Progress with photos
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

Re: Progress with photos

Very nice! It looks like your have better lip support now. :D
by cata
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it normal for top front teeth to touch bottoms?
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Is it normal for top front teeth to touch bottoms?

I got my braces off last week. While in braces, my upper central and lateral incisors didn't touch the bottoms at all. They were pretty close but didn't touch. Now I'm noticing that the back of the uppers, mostly the central incisors, is touching the front of the bottoms when I bite down. I don't no...
by cata
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having regrets i think? NSFW (Yellow teeth)
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Having regrets i think? NSFW (Yellow teeth)

You just got your extractions a couple months ago and think you're already seeing negative effects from it?
by cata
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces likes and dislikes
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: braces likes and dislikes

For me the biggest dislikes are the cost, extractions (in my case), and the pain I got after some adjustments. Overall, nothing was ever too bad and time has flown by. The cost was definitely worth it. I just got my braces off yesterday. As crazy as it sounds, I kind of miss them!
by cata
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After three weeks
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: After three weeks

That happened to me too. Things got worse in the beginning, but as treatment progressed everything lined up nicely.
by cata
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting my braces off next Monday (hopefully)
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Getting my braces off next Monday (hopefully)

I started with an open bite, crossbite, and underbite (edge-to-edge). My treatment plan was a compromise because I didn't want to have surgery, but my bite has turned out pretty good... not much of a compromise at all. For the past month, I've been wearing an elastic for a crossbite at night only (j...
by cata
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Really upset with my orthodontist, should I transfer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1650

Re: Really upset with my orthodontist, should I transfer?

It's not uncommon for things to get worse before they get better. My bite got a lot worse before finally getting better... none of my molars touched anymore, my edge-to-edge bite was no longer edge-to-edge but clearly an underbite. Everything got better though. Call and make an appointment to sit do...
by cata
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else regret their ceramics?
Replies: 35
Views: 5326

Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

In the beginning I somewhat regretted it, but after 2.5 years I don't care anymore. lol
by cata
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clenching teeth with braces on
Replies: 10
Views: 2672

Re: Clenching teeth with braces on

This happened to me too, especially when I started wearing elastics on both sides.
by cata
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces are off for good this time!
Replies: 24
Views: 973

Re: Braces are off for good this time!

Looking great! Hope your bite remains stable. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!
by cata
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I think my orthodontist told me to wear my elastics wrong?
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: I think my orthodontist told me to wear my elastics wrong?

Agree with what everyone has said. I have an underbite, and my ortho has me wearing class II on one side and class III on the other... to shift my midline.