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by desertd
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Progress!
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Progress!

So far so good, thanks! A little bit of work to do in the back since I just got my second molars on top braced last appointment. He was originally only going to brace my top teeth during the last 16-20 months of treatment since my bottoms needed more work but he did the top to start with & honestly ...
by desertd
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Progress!
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Progress!

Not a ton changing especially up front but just want to shout out, if you have any problem with your teeth and are considering braces, DO IT! I got them to take care of crowding teeth pain and not only am I getting that but I am also pleased with how my teeth look already after only 5 1/2 months!
by desertd
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Now, with power chains -
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Now, with power chains -

Keep up the good work! You'll be able to post pics after somewhere between five and twelve posts (I was able to after seven). Hopefully the pain will ease soon for you, if it hasn't already.
by desertd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ligature wires vs elastics
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Ligature wires vs elastics

I am actually jealous of people with non-self-ligating at times because of the elastic ties. I currently have a lingual arch that uses traditional bracketed bands and my ortho uses wire ties on those. They have a tendency to poke my tongue and/or cause me to wonder what's stuck in my teeth even if I...
by desertd
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost five months in
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Almost five months in

I have been updating in detail on my thread but decided I would share my progress here! So pleased with the progress.
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by desertd
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2196

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Update pic time!
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by desertd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I go for undoing extractions as soon as possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 2176

Re: Should I go for undoing extractions as soon as possible?

Quoting seems to work better after you get full privileges, I.e. after 5-12 posts (like with pics). I had the same problem.
by desertd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Now, with both arches on -
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Now, with both arches on -

The hooks on my bottom braces really drove me nuts at first too. They would get caught in my lips and cheeks and hurt like crazy. That part got better though they still catch a ton of food it seems.
by desertd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cracking in mouth
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Cracking in mouth

Has anyone else had this? I have read other posts about people having jaw cracking noises/feelings with pain. I have had cracking noise in the back of my mouth (can't tell if it's more toward the TMJ or the back teeth) but I have not had pain associated with it. Should I be concerned or is this norm...
by desertd
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2196

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Finally got braces on my top 2nd molars, so now I have braces on all my top teeth. Back down to a .018 round wire with the new brackets. Upgraded to a .020x.020 NiTi for the bottom teeth (originally they were going to try to get a .019x.019 steel wire but they couldn't get it in). Bicuspids on botto...
by desertd
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ADA Contacts Federal Agencies About SmileDirect Club Plastic Teeth Aligners
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

Re: ADA Contacts Federal Agencies About SmileDirect Club Plastic Teeth Aligners

Not surprised. Smile Direct Club seemed awfully shady from the get-go.
by desertd
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2196

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Decided to upload a clearer pic from the other day.
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by desertd
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces BEFORE extractions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Braces BEFORE extractions?

I've heard of this. Not sure why they do if they're just going to take them out just a few weeks later. I've also heard of people having different teeth taken out than the usual because the one usually taken out is healthy & one of the adjacent isn't, etc. The two bicuspids are different sizes so it...
by desertd
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2196

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Another adjustment about two weeks ago. Upgraded to .018x.018 square NiTi wires top and bottom. Ortho says he's happy with the movement in my second bicuspids, so I'm hoping I'll get the next lingual arch next appointment. I'll admit I'm getting a little more daring food-wise, getting easier to eat ...