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by onwardsandupwards
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: [Warning: graphic!!] Cloudy film over extraction site?
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: [Warning: graphic!!] Cloudy film over extraction site?

Also, don't worry if the white/grey stuff starts to grow.. mine got *really* big - it was pretty gross, but it's normal. They will fall off in their own time when the gum is sufficiently healed underneath.
by onwardsandupwards
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: [Warning: graphic!!] Cloudy film over extraction site?
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: [Warning: graphic!!] Cloudy film over extraction site?

Yes totally normal! The white/greyish stuff is basically your mouth's version of a scab - try not to disturb it as much as you can as it is helping to keep a protective layer over the blood clot. Just be gentle when brushing around the extraction areas and it'll be fine :) I was constantly worried I...
by onwardsandupwards
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Damon Clear braces journey!
Replies: 35
Views: 35239

Re: My Damon Clear braces journey!

What a really super result, congratulations! Thanks so much Neil! I am so delighted. I hope all is good with you! Wow they look amazing! Congrats!! I am absolutely dreading the part where the sand the glue off! The smells and the noise :yuck: Thank you! Don't worry about it - when you're in the cha...
by onwardsandupwards
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: how long will i hurt for
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: how long will i hurt for

I feel you, I really do. When I got my extractions & braces, I was using a hand blender to blend up my porridge in the morning because I couldn't even chew that, and it was the really fine stuff. For me, the worst of the pain was probably over after a month - it was a gradual process of improvement....
by onwardsandupwards
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gaps after de-bonding...?
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Gaps after de-bonding...?

Hey all, Hoping somebody can offer some advice on this. I had 2 upper bicuspid extractions prior to getting my braces. I got the braces taken off last Wednesday (the 12th) & had permanent retainers fitted onto my front 6 teeth, top & bottom. I was then told to come back in 2 weeks to get my removabl...
by onwardsandupwards
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Damon Clear braces journey!
Replies: 35
Views: 35239

Re: My Damon Clear braces journey!

THEY'RE OFF!!! :jump: Exactly 14 months after getting them on, I am free!! I am so delighted with my result, I could never ever have imagined what I would look like with straight teeth before. I thought in the last few months I had some idea of how they'd look as I'd imagined them many times without...
by onwardsandupwards
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: A Year In - Braces at 22
Replies: 24
Views: 4322

Re: A Year In - Braces at 22

Your teeth are going to look absolutely wonderful when they're off, 3 years is a looong time! Your patience and dedication will definitely be worth it. Huge admiration for you!! Not long now :wink:
by onwardsandupwards
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 year old fast braces
Replies: 199
Views: 24987

Re: 28 year old fast braces

Hang in there - I remember feeling exactly the same when things started moving and rubbing the hell out of my cheek where they hadn't before. I cried over my dinner because the wax kept falling off and it was so painful to chew! It gets better though I promise. You've made a lot of progress already ...
by onwardsandupwards
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces... Part Deux Progress!
Replies: 18
Views: 2866

Re: Braces... Part Deux Progress!

Amazing progress so far! It's crazy how quickly teeth move - they will look wonderful when they come off. And yay for early removal! Fingers crossed you stay on track :)
by onwardsandupwards
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Damon Clear braces journey!
Replies: 35
Views: 35239

Re: My Damon Clear braces journey!

Your teeth look like the model teeth they use to advertise the Damon ceramics! So jealous- going to look incredible when they are off. Thank you so much Shelleyt! That's really kind of you to say. On the subject of getting them off... I have a little update. I have a debracing date... and it's next...
by onwardsandupwards
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Damon Clear Story!
Replies: 86
Views: 10154

Re: My Damon Clear Story!

They look amazing! Congrats!! :jump: Got me super excited about getting mine off now :mrgreen:
by onwardsandupwards
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Damon Clear Story!
Replies: 86
Views: 10154

Re: My Damon Clear Story!

I'm so excited for you!! Your teeth are looking great :jump: Looking forward to seeing your brand new smile sans braces :wink:
by onwardsandupwards
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm sure this is normal, but...
Replies: 11
Views: 865

Re: I'm sure this is normal, but...

Totally normal, don't worry! I often found the teeth I least expected to hurt/click/wiggle were the ones that did. I think molars & pre-molars are especially prone to clicking, at least in my experience! I've also usually noticed after an adjustment it would be the teeth directly adjacent to the one...
by onwardsandupwards
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Damon Clear braces journey!
Replies: 35
Views: 35239

Re: My Damon Clear braces journey!

Thanks for the kind words, guys! Your teeth look wonderful already! I'm thinking of starting a braces story myself. :) Definitely do! It's so wonderful being able to look back on your progress. Gives you a real boost when you're having a one of those days when you wish you could rip your braces out ...
by onwardsandupwards
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Damon Clear braces journey!
Replies: 35
Views: 35239

Re: My Damon Clear braces journey!

Wow it has been a loooong time since I posted an update :shock: I hope everybody is doing well & making excellent progress :) I've officially had my braces now for over a year, wahoo! The time has absolutely flown by. When I first started this, the thought of 14-18 months in braces felt like an abso...