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by lilymouth
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Severe crowding – confused about the different treatments
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: Severe crowding – confused about the different treatment

Hey twentyseven! Thanks for the info. I didn't know that about expanders, there is so much to learn :? My teeth are more or less aligned I think, it is mainly crowding. So it sounds like an expander is not something for me to consider. If I go down the Invisalign route I do get a video of how the te...
by lilymouth
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Severe crowding – confused about the different treatments
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: Severe crowding – confused about the different treatment

That's great Langers00, not long to go at all :jump: Thanks for the reassuring words, its really good to hear from people who have had extractions (and from the UK!). How much gap is left to close? The video of my treatment shows that once the teeth are straightened there will still be small gaps, s...
by lilymouth
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Severe crowding – confused about the different treatments
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: Severe crowding – confused about the different treatment

Thanks for the reassurance. I've just found out that both my sisters have had extractions (not sure how I didn't know that!), although they had 2 premolars and 2 wisdom teeth out, rather than 4 premolars. But they both look good (and their smiles are certainly better than mine!). I'm now feeling tha...
by lilymouth
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Severe crowding – confused about the different treatments
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: Severe crowding – confused about the different treatment

Thank you for the advice. I've delayed my extractions and am looking for a third opinion. Although I don't think I would want too much flaring (also I doubt my gums would cope if the teeth were pushed out too much), but lets see. It may be less damaging to take out 4 teeth (I have all my teeth, incl...
by lilymouth
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign: attachments vs no attachments
Replies: 6
Views: 9923

Re: Invisalign: attachments vs no attachments

I'm surprised you didn't get to see the video! I had to approve mine before he would order the trays. Although now I think I was too hasty and didn't ask the right questions. The plan without attachments is a little over a year and a half. He didn't tell me how long the one with attachments would be...
by lilymouth
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will tooth extraction ruin my face?
Replies: 15
Views: 7196

Re: Will tooth extraction ruin my face?

I've been really worried about this as well as I am due to have 4 premolars out for severe crowding. There is so much on the Internet stating that it will ruin the face, cause TMJ, breathing problems etc. Rationally I know this is not true (there is no way this happens to everyone!), but it certainl...
by lilymouth
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction of 4 bicuspids while awake
Replies: 15
Views: 5790

Re: Extraction of 4 bicuspids while awake

Hey! I'm due to get 4 2nd premolars removed, and I'm pretty scared! There are so many negative stories about extraction, it's nice to hear about people getting it done and not regretting it. The plan for my treatment is to remove the premolars, straighten the front teeth and then move the back teeth...
by lilymouth
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign with Extractions
Replies: 9
Views: 8627

Re: Invisalign with Extractions

Hey junebugls, I've signed up for Invisalign with 4 2nd premolar extractions. I haven't started the treatment yet but I have committed to it (and paid a lot!). My orthodontist seems confident that he can do it with Invisalign, but like you I also had some doubts (due to the lack of people doing the ...
by lilymouth
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bikerchick85's Quest for a Perfect Smile *With Pics!*
Replies: 183
Views: 23155

Re: Bikerchick85's Quest for a Perfect Smile *With Pics!*

Hi Bickerchick! Thanks for sharing your story, it sounds like you had great success :D I'm due extractions and your posts have been really reassuring. Did you get your braces off?
by lilymouth
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction positives, celebrities with extractions!
Replies: 64
Views: 27184

Re: Extraction positives, celebrities with extractions!

Thanks for the reassuring thread! I'm due 4 premolar extractions, but I keep postponing because there are so many scary stories on the Internet. I know I need it (I have severe crowding that won't magically fix itself), but when all you see are negative comments it really puts you off. I'm sure most...
by lilymouth
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 8689

Re: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed

Hey BeautifulDisaster! I can't see your pictures yet (new member), but it sounds like things are going really well for you. Congrats :) I also have severe crowding and am due to have 4 extractions. I was just wondering how crowded your teeth were and how are they expanding to make space? I really wa...
by lilymouth
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Severe crowding – confused about the different treatments
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Severe crowding – confused about the different treatments

Hi, I have moderate to severe crowding, and my front teeth are very crooked. I can’t upload a pic as I am a new member, but both top and bottom are overcrowded by about the width of a tooth. For my top front teeth, I have a tooth that sticks right out (lateral incisor). There is only a 2mm gap for i...
by lilymouth
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign: attachments vs no attachments
Replies: 6
Views: 9923

Invisalign: attachments vs no attachments

Hi, I'm looking into getting Invisalign for severe crowding of my front teeth. The plan at the moment is to extract 4 2nd premolars, straighten the front teeth, and then move the back teeth forward to fill the gap. I don't have any issues with bite etc. For my top front teeth, 1 tooth sticks right o...
by lilymouth
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign: Move back teeth forward to close gaps?
Replies: 3
Views: 2188

Invisalign: Move back teeth forward to close gaps?

Hi! I have moderate-severe crowding, which has caused my front teeth to become very crooked. I don’t mind crooked teeth so much, but my top front tooth (lateral incisor) sticks right out (there is only a 2mm gap for it), and it makes me quite self-conscious (mouth always firmly closed when I smile i...