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by ashgerg
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debrace Date! Sectionalized but molars are sore?
Replies: 0
Views: 373

Debrace Date! Sectionalized but molars are sore?

Hey Everyone! After 2.5 years I am getting my braces off March 20th! Last week they took the wire off my molars so they could settle, but now my molars are sore when I chew/bite down. Normal?
by ashgerg
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho says I'll get my braces off in April but I still have overbite and overjet?
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Ortho says I'll get my braces off in April but I still have overbite and overjet?

Have any of you had this happen? I have not had any rubber bands or anything like that to help close it.
by ashgerg
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worried about my top teeth
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Worried about my top teeth

Hi everyone! I am worried that my top teeth will look funny once I get my braces off. I'm specifically worried that my canines are 'too high' in my smile, and that my midline is off. I have 2 months left (so my chart says). Thoughts?
by ashgerg
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "Thick" gums - normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: "Thick" gums - normal?

Yeah it's pretty much always been that way, but got worse with braces
by ashgerg
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "Thick" gums - normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 581

"Thick" gums - normal?

So I'm not quite sure how to describe it but one of my teeth that is not engaged in the wire yet on the bottom is half covered by my gum. Will this gum move out of the way once the tooth comes forward, or will it need to be cut? I will add a picture so you can see. Has anyone experienced this?
by ashgerg
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth looking yellow now that I have braces
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Teeth looking yellow now that I have braces

Hey Guys! So lately I have noticed that my teeth appear more yellowed now that I have braces. I am about 6 months into my treatment, and I have ceramics with pearl colored ligs. Now, I know that the ligs stain, but even after getting fresh ones on, my teeth still look more yellow that before I had b...
by ashgerg
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Permanent Retainers vs. Essix Retainers
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: Permanent Retainers vs. Essix Retainers

Thanks everyone!

I will talk to my ortho once I get closer to getting them off.
by ashgerg
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: clear ceramic braces vs metal
Replies: 14
Views: 2331

Re: clear ceramic braces vs metal

I have the ceramic ones and I am a BIG coffee drinker as well. I just drink mine with a straw and it isn't really an issue. Yeah, the ligatures are what stains. I get the 'pearl' colored ones, and they don't stain AS BAD as the clear ones. The day before my 1st adjustment (when they were stained the...
by ashgerg
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Permanent Retainers vs. Essix Retainers
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Permanent Retainers vs. Essix Retainers

I know I have a long way to go until I need to start thinking about retainers, but I was wondering what everyone's thoughts and/or experiences were on getting permanent retainers.

My ortho does either those or the essix clear retainers.


Thoughts?


Thanks!!
by ashgerg
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm afraid to brush my teeth!
Replies: 9
Views: 2277

Re: I'm afraid to brush my teeth!

I was the same way at first. I've had mine for 6 weeks now and I have come to the realization that I won't break a bracket from brushing haha.
Keep brushing as you were!
by ashgerg
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First Adjustment!
Replies: 1
Views: 490

First Adjustment!

So I had my first adjustment this morning, which is 6 weeks from getting my braces on! I'm excited to say that these 6 weeks have FLOWN by - and I cannot wait to see more results! I have high canines and I got them tied to the arch wire, and a powerchain going from my canine to my molar bands to bri...
by ashgerg
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got brackets on today...wire next week
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

Re: Just got brackets on today...wire next week

Ridingboots, I actually have! I have noticed that my top front four teeth are almost completely straight! They weren't HORRIBLE before, but that is where I have noticed the most movement. I have high caniness so the wire isn't connected to them yet, but I am excited to get those pulled down hopefull...
by ashgerg
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces at 44 getting a tooth pulled tomorrow...yikes!
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Braces at 44 getting a tooth pulled tomorrow...yikes!

I had to get 2 teeth pulled on top for my braces, and it was PAINLESS. A lot of pressure, and weird feeling, but no pain. My Dr also numbed pretty well haha but still. & I am a BABY when it comes to dental procedures. You will be fine!!
by ashgerg
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got brackets on today...wire next week
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

Re: Just got brackets on today...wire next week

Thanks everyone ! It's been almost three weeks with my braces on and barely anyone has notices! Or, at least they haven't said anything haha. I am definitely focusing on the results, and I'm not even the slightest bit worried about having braces anymore. If anything, I am MORE confident now knowing ...