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by cdmoses6
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley vs Essix Your preference
Replies: 19
Views: 5768

Re: Hawley vs Essix Your preference

Well I have never had a Hawley, but I really like my Essix so far. Have had it for about 3 months now and no issues! I do have two sets, a regular set and a set for night time that has a bite plate so I can't grind at night. It's definitely doing its job! I don't think I'd like having a Hawley due t...
by cdmoses6
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Second thoughts

From someone who is now nearly 3 months out of braces... it was worth every second, every pain, every wedged piece of food, and every dime!!! I feel like a new person now that I have the smile I've always dreamed about :mrgreen: So much more confidence and I feel so much more comfortable with myself...
by cdmoses6
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 year old fast braces
Replies: 199
Views: 25219

Re: 28 year old fast braces

Hey you're doing awesome!! :mrgreen: I can already see such a big difference between before and now! Just hang in there, you are going to be very pleased once it's all over with. I've had my braces off for a little over a month now and trust me, the feeling is so amazing and worth it!!!
by cdmoses6
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting Braces Off!
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Getting Braces Off!

I would definitely take some ibuprofen about an hour before your appointment and then maybe again right before you go in. I also second asking them if they can use the topical anesthetic as well. Anything that will make things better for you!! Good luck with everything!! :)
by cdmoses6
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally have braces - August 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Finally have braces - August 2016

Awesome!! Congratulations!!! :D
by cdmoses6
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Black gums three days after getting braces. Is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: Black gums three days after getting braces. Is this normal?

I would definitely get in touch with your ortho or general dentist ASAP. I've not heard of this happening, and could be a serious sign. Don't freak out though, as nobody can tell you what's really going on besides your ortho/dentist :) best wishes to you! I hope everything's okay!
by cdmoses6
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braced yesterday, anyone else's first archwire look as crazy as this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1525

Re: Braced yesterday, anyone else's first archwire look as crazy as this?

I definitely know how you feel! Mine wasn't as crazy as yours, but it's always a shock to see the craziness of the very first wire. It's like the wire really accentuates how out-of-whack everything is. But don't focus on that! You are seriously going to look like a whole new person once everything s...
by cdmoses6
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12529

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

I'm glad to hear that! Did they offer you any alternatives besides the Essix retainer, like a permanent one behind your teeth? I was scheduled for a month ago but my dentist wanted to do a couple fillings first and then I had to leave town on a business trip. But, I'll finally be in the Derby offic...
by cdmoses6
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions soon - freaking out!
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Extractions soon - freaking out!

I had to have a couple extractions too!! My advice would be this... When they start applying the different anesthesia to your gums (my dentist used some stuff stuff then shots) make sure they get numbed up really really well. They will typically check by poking the spot a little and asking if you ca...
by cdmoses6
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12529

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

Your smile looks great! Congrats!! Thank you!!! I am thrilled! How are you getting on? Beautiful congrats! I'm one week away myself! Can't wait!! Thanks!! And how exciting for you!! Isn't it almost surreal to finally be this close to finished?! Looking forward to seeing your outcome! :flowerbloom: ...
by cdmoses6
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchain causing overlap
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Powerchain causing overlap

I had this exact thing happen! I contacted my ortho and got an appointment right away. I went in and my ortho was happy to make some adjustments to get things corrected :) just give em a call! :thumbsup:
by cdmoses6
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 months with braces I decided to stop my treatment
Replies: 17
Views: 2985

Re: After 3 months with braces I decided to stop my treatment

Hey there! I can totally relate to how you feel. I noticed some facial changes as well and I was not very happy. My husband even mentioned it! I was freaking out thinking... Great, I pay all this money and I ended up looking worse ?! However, I stuck it out and I just got my braces off yesterday jus...
by cdmoses6
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 year old fast braces
Replies: 199
Views: 25219

Re: 28 year old fast braces

You are going to love your smile after braces! Your teeth themselves look really nice, so I'm sure you'll have an excellent result!
by cdmoses6
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Brace-face No More!! :)
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Brace-face No More!! :)

That is amazing. Really great results. I'm on Day 1 so this is so encouraging:-) Congratulations!! Thank you! I'm so glad I could bring some encouragement to you :D And congratulations to you as well on getting started on your journey! It is definitely a worthwhile endeavor! Now that's a beautiful ...
by cdmoses6
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12529

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

Amazing results and what a difference from day 1 !! Thanks!! And agreed! I feel like a new person! :) Wow! Beautiful result! And glad your last experience in the chair was a pleasant one! Did you get your retainers right away or wait? And what kind? :jump: :rawk: :singing: :HugeGrin: Thank you!!! I...