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by lorsa
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Four Weeks Post-removal and Molars Don't Touch
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Re: Four Weeks Post-removal and Molars Don't Touch

Hi uncleezno, have you considered getting an Essix with a bite plane to wear at night? That's what I have. I have a similar issue to yours: I originally had a very strong overbite, and the braces corrected it by raising my molars, but in the last few weeks of my treatment they started to not touch a...
by lorsa
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite feels off when I take my retainers out in the morning
Replies: 5
Views: 5277

Re: Bite feels off when I take my retainers out in the morning

I got my braces off 7 weeks ago and am noticing the same thing! For the first 6 weeks I wore my upper and lower Essix retainers 24/7, except while eating. After 6 weeks, I switched to just nighttime wear. When I take them out in the morning, my bite feels off on the right side. The #1 upper and lowe...
by lorsa
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worried about my Nance button
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Worried about my Nance button

What is a Nance button? Can you describe it? (Maybe I know it by a different name...) :)
by lorsa
Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reverse curve wire! OH My!
Replies: 19
Views: 10422

Re: Reverse curve wire! OH My!

Thanks ItsFreyja! I'm really pleased with how well it worked. :D
by lorsa
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crunching and cracking sensation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2696

Re: Crunching and cracking sensation?

Every time I get a new wire, I get it for a few days. Am going through it now! And I find it kind of "addicting", I find myself opening and closing my mouth just to make my teeth crackle, lol!
by lorsa
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reverse curve wire! OH My!
Replies: 19
Views: 10422

Re: Reverse curve wire! OH My!

OK, here's my 6-week progress report: This reverse curve wire worked so well, my Ortho removed it today after just 6 weeks of wear! AND HE ALSO REMOVED THE BITE TURBOS FROM MY FRONT TEETH!! :jump: :-* :jump: (can you tell I'm happy?) As I mentioned previously, during the first few days of wearing th...
by lorsa
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite Block
Replies: 12
Views: 5045

Re: Bite Block

AAGH!! BITE BLOCKERS!! I've had them on the backs of my two upper front teeth since day one (12 months ago) and I expect I will probably have them for another 3-6 months. You can't bite into anything with your front teeth - you have to either use a knife and fork to cut your food into small pieces o...
by lorsa
Mon May 18, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The benefits of obsessive elastic wear
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: The benefits of obsessive elastic wear

Wow, good for you! And that's encouraging to me, because I am trying to be obsessive about wearing my elastics too. I keep telling myself that every minute I spend in elastics now means much less time in braces down the road. I've been braced for 12 months and have worn elastics from day 1...and am ...
by lorsa
Mon May 18, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reverse curve wire! OH My!
Replies: 19
Views: 10422

Re: Reverse curve wire! OH My!

Oh, I hate to hear that this wire hurts. I think I'll be getting one eventually as my upper incisors need to be intruded big-time. Hope everyone's teeth feel better soon. Yes, it does hurt more than any other wire I've had (I'm 12 months into treatment now, with another 8-12 months expected). It hu...
by lorsa
Wed May 13, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reverse curve wire! OH My!
Replies: 19
Views: 10422

Re: Reverse curve wire! OH My!

kids041, thanks so very much for the explanation and picture! I just got that exact wire put in my lower arch this morning (well, it looked like that exact wire!). It makes sense, because I too have a deep bite. I've worn box elastics (in the shape of a box around upper and lower 5,6,7''s) for the p...
by lorsa
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 33942

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I don't floss with string floss. I only waterpik.

Dentist and Ortho both think I'm doing an amazing job with my flossing and say to "keep it up!". :)
by lorsa
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon Clear Q: Clear on top and bottom or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Damon Clear Q: Clear on top and bottom or not?

I have Damons.... Clear on the top and metal on the bottom AND I do have bite turbos on the backs of my two upper front teeth, because otherwise I would hit the lower brackets and either break them off or damage my upper teeth. My ortho said he doesn't do clears on the bottom because they don't work...
by lorsa
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What day were you finally able to eat real food??
Replies: 12
Views: 2278

Re: What day were you finally able to eat real food??

Yes, it also depends on *why* you can't eat normally. I've been braced for 9 months now, and I still can't eat normally because I can't chew. But my issue isn't pain (I have none) - it's the fact that my upper and lower molars still don't meet each other, so I can't grind or chew food. I have to eit...
by lorsa
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm starting to notice...
Replies: 21
Views: 1469

Re: I'm starting to notice...

... The other day I ran into a total stranger and he complimented me on my straight teeth and asked when my braces were coming off <snip> It really made my day! I know exactly what you mean! Last week I went for a haircut and my hairdresser, who I hadn't seen in about 10 weeks, said "Wow! Your teet...
by lorsa
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Jaw pain
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Jaw pain

Hi lulu75, I had a similar experience. I got my braces 7 months ago at age 53. For the first 2-3 days my only pain was the discomfort/rubbing on the inside of my mouth...then BAM! The pain started. For the next week or 2 (or maybe 3) I had pain in my lower jaw, some days on the left, some days on th...