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by ditsy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off and I'm not happy
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: They're off and I'm not happy

Yeh, that's my next move if they get back to me and say they can't do anything more to help. There's a fab ortho near me an amazing reputation so they will be my next port of call.
Just waiting for a response now from the hospital. Xxx
by ditsy
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off and I'm not happy
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: They're off and I'm not happy

Little update here on the overjet situation. So I went in to get my retainer a couple weeks ago, voiced my concern and was told "your teeth always did stick out a bit and it wasn't in your plan to fix your bottom teeth". She was pretty eager to get me out of there as quickly as possible. So my next ...
by ditsy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off and I'm not happy
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: They're off and I'm not happy

Thank you for the positive replies. I'm relieved that it's not just "in my head" and that there is a noticeable problem that needs solving. I also spoke to my sister-in-law earlier, she is a dental nurse and she said she was surprised they took them off so quickly without correcting the overjet. She...
by ditsy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off and I'm not happy
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: They're off and I'm not happy

Yes, I agree. I see them on Monday, I think I'll take along someone to support and as an extra ear to hear what I am told the solution will or will not be. I am booked in for a consultation with my dentist in a couple weeks (to correct the staining on the canine) so if the orthodontist doesn't agree...
by ditsy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off and I'm not happy
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: They're off and I'm not happy

Not the greatest image but my teeth before the canine was pulled down and the brace
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by ditsy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off and I'm not happy
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: They're off and I'm not happy

That's what I thought too geeky1978, I honestly thought they would take one look at it and suggest metal on the bottom teeth to pull it back with elastic, or at least straighten the bite and I really lack knowledge in all of this stuff! She was insistent that the brace was coming off. I said I didn'...
by ditsy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off and I'm not happy
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: They're off and I'm not happy

Yeh just traditional ones. I hoped that I would get used to them over the next week but right now I feel really quite sad and disappointed. I said to before they took them off I wasn't sure if they were ready and she just looked and said "yeh I think they're fine". I will talk to her about it next w...
by ditsy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off and I'm not happy
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

They're off and I'm not happy

Pictures below. I had a brace to pull in an impacted canine.The staining will be sorted in the next couple weeks and it was only my top teeth braced but can you see why I'm not too sure about what has happened? http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/nlumber/IMG_20170220_181641_zpsuqfhsfn2.jpg http...
by ditsy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone gone from fixed to removable
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Has anyone gone from fixed to removable

Just wondered if anyone on here has gone from a fixed brace to a functional appliance? My teeth are straight but I have an overjet. I would like my fixed braces off but I'm happy to have a removable top and bottom one to fix the overjet. Most of what I have read goes from removable to fixed not the ...
by ditsy
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you gag getting brace put on?
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: Do you gag getting brace put on?

The molds are the worst bit really. Last time I was at my ortho they were joking about how she got custom fitted gum shields for her son's rugby team and only one of them was sick! So it sounds pretty normal to feel a bit sick xx
by ditsy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces due off soon, unsure if I'm happy with overjet
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Braces due off soon, unsure if I'm happy with overjet

Pictures for reference, these make me feel as though it needs sorting. http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/nlumber/IMG_20170201_223322_zpshxln8vgy.jpg http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/nlumber/IMG_20170201_223335_zps4o7yvthz.jpg http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/nlumber/IMG_201702...
by ditsy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces due off soon, unsure if I'm happy with overjet
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Braces due off soon, unsure if I'm happy with overjet

I had a brace on my top teeth to pull a canine into place. This has been fine, at first my teeth went completely off on a tangent but now they're looking pretty straight and my canine is where we want it to be. I'm booked in for 20th Feb to have my brace removed, and my ortho has expressed how impor...
by ditsy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this rubber band chain?
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: What is this rubber band chain?

I've got clear power chain (they've never offered pretty colour ones :( ) but I only really notice staining to the very back links, not much to the front ones as it's pulled very tight around my brace xxx
by ditsy
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth after 8 weeks
Replies: 33
Views: 3928

Re: Teeth after 8 weeks

They're moving fast!!!! How often are your appointments? I am finding as it's NHS sometimes it can be 7 weeks other times it can be 12-13 weeks which then I worry the brace will over compensate xx
by ditsy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth after 8 weeks
Replies: 33
Views: 3928

Re: Teeth after 8 weeks

They look really good, huge changes!!! Mines NHS too, I had an impacted canine. X