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by desertd
Thu May 14, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 25
Views: 7158

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Better, updated views of the gaps. Are the gaps on bottom getting larger in ~2 weeks?
by desertd
Thu May 14, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 25
Views: 7158

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Should update. Was able to get in last week; got a steel wire on bottom. Still in the crossbite bands. They must not only be doing their job on bottom but also on top. I'm developing a nice little gap between my front tooth and one of my laterals, and also between several of my bottom teeth. The pic...
by desertd
Fri May 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How is everybody doing??? Hanging in there???
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: How is everybody doing??? Hanging in there???

I'm doing good. I had an appointment pushed back but so far it's still on for next week. Being home more sure makes it easier to keep up on the hygiene aspect. I think the extra time on my hands gives me more chances to notice the remaining imperfections in my teeth, but then I have to remember I'm ...
by desertd
Fri May 01, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho Positives from Covid-19
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Ortho Positives from Covid-19

I'll admit, the mask hiding my braces is nice. On the other hand, though it may just be where I am in my treatment, I have more time on my hands & I am noticing the remaining imperfections in my teeth more.
by desertd
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 25
Views: 7158

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

OFFICIAL 13 Month update:

Appointment got pushed back a couple of weeks due to Corona. Currently scheduled for May 7; hopefully that will hold.

Top wire and rubber bands appear to be working, as far as I can see. Pics in the next post.
by desertd
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 13 Months In!
Replies: 1
Views: 455

13 Months In!

I've had braces for 13 months now. Some days I love having braces. One, they feel like they have become a part of me. Two, the ability to improve myself in some way. Three, I got them for a painful bite and the pain I had before is gone. Other days, I'm ready to be done with them. To see my new teet...
by desertd
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 25
Views: 7158

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

I am now officially in the rubber band club. Got hooks on the back of my top first molars, wearing elastics between those and the brackets on the bottom first molars. Also got put in a .019x.019 extra-wide wire to tip my top teeth out some more.
by desertd
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 25
Views: 7158

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

I'll give y'all a top teeth view and a front view as well
by desertd
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 25
Views: 7158

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Night before my next appointment. Molars have moved quite a bit in just six weeks. Will post an update tomorrow, expecting some upgrades.
by desertd
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 31
Views: 8119

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

Looking good!
by desertd
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First powerchain and rectangular wire
Replies: 7
Views: 6012

Re: First powerchain and rectangular wire

Would agree. I look back at my teeth when I first got braces vs. now and the thicker wire makes a difference appearance-wise. Currently have .018x018 square wires on both top & bottom, a lot more visible than the .014 round wires I had to start with.
by desertd
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2nd Time in Braces
Replies: 3
Views: 2539

Re: 2nd Time in Braces

Dang. Best of luck!
by desertd
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 25
Views: 7158

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

My ortho was talking about putting my top teeth in an wide-arch wire so I bet he's going to try to tip them out a bit next. That would create some more room I bet so I hope that means extractions are off the table.
by desertd
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Don't be shy....join in the discussion!
Replies: 4
Views: 2184

Re: Don't be shy....join in the discussion!

Welcome! Glad to have you. Yeah this place has been a bit quiet lately but there are some regulars. I'm 11 months in myself so I don't have a ton myself but I also want to put my name out there as well in case anyone ever has a question.