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by orchid
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)
Replies: 28
Views: 6928

Re: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)

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#retainerlife

Seriously, how do you live with this thing? Crazy.
by orchid
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)
Replies: 28
Views: 6928

Re: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)

Update: I went in to my ortho's office. The assistant placed my lower fixed retainer and the ortho placed the upper one. The retainer I have is not an Essix, it is a Hawley. It's really uncomfortable and tastes funny :( Although I think I can get used to it. I feel a bit better today. The ortho ackn...
by orchid
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)
Replies: 28
Views: 6928

Re: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)

So... braces are off. Not 100% happy with the results. My front tooth is still crooked and maybe 1 mm further out than the other. My ortho said he couldn't do better with the linguals. He said that he would adjust a bit more with the retainer, although I'm not sure he will. I will go in tomorrow and...
by orchid
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)
Replies: 79
Views: 26930

Re: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)

I got my top braces on in October of last year and my bottoms on in feb of last year. I wore an expanded on top for a few months. I didn't have no teeth removed expect wisdom teeth a long time ago. I had a lot of crowding and a small palette. I also struggle with the same issues that orchid has. Wh...
by orchid
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)
Replies: 79
Views: 26930

Re: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)

It's been a while since I've posted here. Life with braces is getting kind of boring and I'm ready to get rid of them. Unfortunately my left front tooth is stubborn and not the right angle yet so I'm guessing maybe 6 more months or so. My facial changes are still prominent, but haven't gotten that m...
by orchid
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)
Replies: 28
Views: 6928

Re: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)

Soooo. Had an adjustment yesterday. It was very uneventful and I left the ortho feeling quite unsatisfied. I was looking forward to the pain, feeling movement and knowing that my great smile is on its way ... but instead he just looked in my mouth, twisted the steel ligature some more and said every...
by orchid
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces-are-go on 31st of July!
Replies: 62
Views: 4353

Re: Braces-are-go on 31st of July!

I hope you're feeling better! I'm curiously awaiting pictures since we have the same configuration :wink:
by orchid
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: !@!!&#! Elastics
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: !@!!&#! Elastics

When I got elastics, I thought they were the worst thing that has happened to me since PMS. After a week I got used to them and now it feels weird to be without them. The pain subsided in that first week and even though it's still hard to eat in public sometimes, I like the feeling they give me. Pla...
by orchid
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)
Replies: 28
Views: 6928

Re: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)

Hi Orchid, I'm having what sounds like the same configuration as you - Lingual uppers and bottom ceramics by American Orthodontics 'radiance' - I think! They are going on all at once on the 31st of July 2015. I've been reading through your story so far and I was curious to know if you ever asked yo...
by orchid
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)
Replies: 28
Views: 6928

Re: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)

I'm not going to the ortho until August but I feel that something is happening. My wonky front tooth is still not in line and my bite is now open and terrible, but everything does look better! I guess I'll just have to trust the process. I've worn my elastics 24/7 except when brushing and during som...
by orchid
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)
Replies: 79
Views: 26930

Re: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)

Hi Kribbo, I'm very sorry to hear about your horrible experience. Changes in your face mess with you. I know. The only comfort I can offer is that, although the changes are still there, I feel less panic-y over them. I think I regained some volume (very little) once I could use my chewing muscles be...
by orchid
Thu May 28, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics HURT!
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: Elastics HURT!

After reading up I found out that I'm wearing class II elastics and I'm instructed to wear them 24/7.
by orchid
Thu May 28, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics HURT!
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Elastics HURT!

I got elastics yesterday. I've been looking forward to this for some months now and I felt like a kid when my ortho pulled them out and showed me how to use them. After a night in them ... I no longer feel as excited. I woke up in the middle of the night and both of my arches were hurting like crazy...
by orchid
Thu May 28, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)
Replies: 28
Views: 6928

Re: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)

So it's starting to hurt pretty badly from the elastics and I'm actually getting tired from the pain but here's a progress pic. The photo to the right is taken today after the adjustment. You can se the steel tie/ligatures (I don't know what it's called) on my very stubborn front tooth. http://i60.t...
by orchid
Thu May 28, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)
Replies: 28
Views: 6928

Re: Orchid's journey (lingual top, bottom ceramics)

So I had my adjustment today! It was almost as painful as the last one. My ortho changed both wires and I'm actually on my last one in my lower arch. He filed my bottom teeth some and now they look pretty. It's weird cause I've never thought about my teeth as "pretty" before. After the wire change i...