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by testimony777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 3 WEEKS FOR RETAINER???!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: 3 WEEKS FOR RETAINER???!?

I can only imagine how frustrating this must be for you. I can't speak to whether this is a normal wait time But I wanted to share that I recently heard of orthodontists putting "dimples" in a retainer (the clear kind at least) that can accomplish some minor movements (another term was a "fix retain...
by testimony777
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did it take you to feel normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: How long did it take you to feel normal?

First, congratulations!! Second, you too?!! Thank goodness it's not just me operating on braces habit autopilot so much! It's been a couple weeks, and I'm mostly weened off the subconscious reactions, but found myself so many times skipping something hard at first, or automatically shoving nuts, dr...
by testimony777
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What retainers did you have? Do you like them?
Replies: 19
Views: 4783

Re: What retainers did you have? Do you like them?

I have fixed retainers on the top and bottom. So far they are completely fine; flossing was fairly easy (compared to what I used to have to do) and they are comfortables. I will get a clear retainer next week but I only have to wear it at night so I am not anticipating that being too much of a probl...
by testimony777
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did it take you to feel normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 927

How long did it take you to feel normal?

Hello everyone. I had my braces removed yesterday, woo hoo! I am loving my new teeth but I find myself still defaulting to how I acted with braces. For example, last night I woke up in the middle of the night and freaked out for a second because I thought I had forgotten to put in my elastics. Just ...
by testimony777
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Issues right before getting your braces off
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Issues right before getting your braces off

I was in a similar situation. At my last appointment my ortho said that my braces will come off at my next appointment, January 5. However, at that visit one of my bottom left molars was clearly not aligned and because of the position of that tooth I was a bit shocked when my ortho gave me a debondi...
by testimony777
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anything you miss about braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 1992

Re: Anything you miss about braces?

I can't imagine missing anything about these things! I am nearing the 18 mos point (but not the end as I was told :( ) and, though they are not really painful or uncomfortable, I am still very aware of them. I am baffled by (and envious of) those of you who talk about forgetting you have them in aft...
by testimony777
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off! Pics
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: Braces off! Pics

Congratulations! Your teeth look fantastic:)
by testimony777
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off! Pics
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: Braces off! Pics

Congratulations! Your teeth look great:)
by testimony777
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm FREE!!
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: I'm FREE!!

Congratulations; your teeth look amazing!
by testimony777
Sun May 28, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Effectiveness of tongue thrust treatment on adults
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Re: Effectiveness of tongue thrust treatment on adults

Hello, I was told the same thing at my consultation for braces. I had never heard of a tongue thrust. My ortho didn't recommend a tongue therapist but she did note that I would need a tongue crib. I turned to youtube and found tons of videos from people who specialize such treatments. I started doin...
by testimony777
Tue May 23, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long has everyone had their braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Re: How long has everyone had their braces?

I am a little over a year into the 18 month estimate I was given and so far so good. At my last appointment I was switched to a wire that will allow her to do fine tuning of individual teeth. She told me that my teeth were almost there so if all goes well I should get them off on or before the 18 mo...
by testimony777
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What I'm looking forward to after my braces come off
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: What I'm looking forward to after my braces come off

I am looking forward to: CURRY!!!!! normal brushing and flossing not feeling brackets on my teeth (it has been almost one year and while my braces are not painful anymore I am definitely aware of them at least 80% of the time) And finally not having to: remove and replace elastics before/after a mea...
by testimony777
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do I need to remove my wisdom teeth?
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Do I need to remove my wisdom teeth?

I am just under a year into treatment and I have all four of mine. Neither my orthodontist nor my dentist has ever mentioned me needed to have them removed. In my case I have enough room in my jaw to accommodate them and they have never caused me any problems (save for some discomfort when they were...
by testimony777
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unexplainable...
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Unexplainable...

From my understanding they don't dissolve, they must be removed by the ortho. You should give your orthodontist a call and let her/him know the issue you are having.
by testimony777
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regretting new braces..
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Regretting new braces..

It definitely gets better. I have ceramics on the top and bottom and my first 48 hours with braces had me questioning all my life choices up to that point. I was absolutely miserable and couldn't imagine it getting bearable as even a 100% improvement would have left me in pain. But by the end of the...