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by MrPlenty
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Second Braces Journey @ 24
Replies: 42
Views: 3951

Re: My Second Braces Journey @ 24

Thanks for posting your progress!
by MrPlenty
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: This has been a long time coming...
Replies: 20
Views: 1267

Re: This has been a long time coming...

Awesome progress! Continue the good work!
by MrPlenty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Super painful wire changes with Damon-type brackets
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Super painful wire changes with Damon-type brackets

Just like yours, my first orthodontist only offered self ligating brackets. They are much more of a hassle than whatever “quicker” results you may think you see. Also it is a must in regards to using proxa brushes with those brackets. The build up will be noticeable if you don’t use them. They are s...
by MrPlenty
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Super painful wire changes with Damon-type brackets
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Super painful wire changes with Damon-type brackets

I remember my days of self ligating brackets. The opening and closing was horrible. And I feel it’s because they are more of a pain to clean than traditional brackets. Food particles etc get stuck in the crevices over time and even if your dental hygiene is superb it will still cause issues when it’...
by MrPlenty
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else having problems sleeping since braces?
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Anyone else having problems sleeping since braces?

I am having a terrible time sleeping since I got my braces. I am in elastics now (class 2) and am constantly aware of my jaw position, tongue position (trying to break a tongue-thrusting habit that was causing my bite to open), mouth position (trying to fight my habit to breathe through my mouth), ...
by MrPlenty
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of replacing power chains?
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Cost of replacing power chains?

^^^interesting huh?
by MrPlenty
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6164

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

Your results are awesome!
by MrPlenty
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Not happy with results
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

Re: Not happy with results

FlyByNight wrote:My ortho got rid of the sharp edges on my lower canines. The others are still a bit wonky but I'm happier now.
See, all you had to do was mention it.
They won't hear you on a forum lol. Awesome teeth btw.
by MrPlenty
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do I have flared teeth after braces?
Replies: 30
Views: 11496

Re: Do I have flared teeth after braces?

Yes your teeth are flaring. That orthodontist needs to simply do their job. For the amount of flaring that you have I'm not sure if IPR will be enough to upright those teeth. Simply put the solution here is extractions. With IPR you are limited with the amount of enamel that can be removed before co...
by MrPlenty
Fri May 19, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are self-ligating brackets worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Are self-ligating brackets worth it?

Self ligating brackets are not worth it. You won't finish treatment any faster. Ceramic braces are not worth it. They will still be visible as your tooth color and the ceramics will differ. Ligatures discolor. Powerchains discolor. Everything that you will try to avoid with conventional braces you w...
by MrPlenty
Fri May 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nearly done (after 3.5 years)
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: Nearly done (after 3.5 years)

Wow what a difference. Congrats.
by MrPlenty
Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any1 else had to wear elastics for this long?
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Any1 else had to wear elastics for this long?

17 months in...I have about 12 months in 24/7 elastics. I do believe I will possibly wear them until the end (supposedly 19months).
by MrPlenty
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Brace-face No More!! :)
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Brace-face No More!! :)

Wonderful result! Thank you for sharing!
by MrPlenty
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Damon Braces Journey/Open Bite
Replies: 104
Views: 14020

Re: Damon Braces Journey/Open Bite

You have come a very long way! U must be ecstatic! Awesome progress!
by MrPlenty
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile
Replies: 75
Views: 15207

Re: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile

Wow awesome result! Thanks for posting your entire journey!