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by Catpotat
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 15 Year Update
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: 15 Year Update

Thanks so much for the update, I was debanded several hours ago and about to get my retainers. It's great to hear your teeth are perfect after so many years! :)
by Catpotat
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: depressed about facial changes
Replies: 2
Views: 324

depressed about facial changes

I'm 26 months into braces now and hating the way I look. After extractions I lost a lot of lip tone, my midlines are totally off and it's throwing my face out of symmetry. Since I got braces for aesthetic purposes, this has made me very depressed. My face looks contorted to the side with thinner, as...
by Catpotat
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The life with powerchains.
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: The life with powerchains.

Once I had a super stained powerchain right before a hot date so I removed it myself, went on my date and got it replaced the next day at the ortho. They were really understanding about it, impressed that I could do that myself and we had a nice chat about how nerve wracking first dates are :lol: I ...
by Catpotat
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What would you do??
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: What would you do??

I would book more consultations and seek several professional opinions to help with this decision. If the x-rays and scans are recent enough (usually within 6 months) I think another ortho can use them. After having both Invisalign and braces, I recommend braces without a second thought. Originally ...
by Catpotat
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Avoiding white patches (decalcification)
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Avoiding white patches (decalcification)

Hi there! I haven't been debraced yet so I'm not sure if I have calcification marks, but my dentist commends my oral hygiene. Hopefully I can be of some help. Routine: Brush with soft manual toothbrush and regular toothpaste. (Night only)- Floss. Quickly brush some more toothpaste around and use pik...
by Catpotat
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Well, here we go.
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Well, here we go.

There's a certain satisfaction in making the decision to get braces on your own terms. I was in the same boat and didn't want to be more of a social outcast in my younger years with a mouth full of metal. Now that I know the value of orthodontics, I'm really glad I went for treatment in my mid-twent...
by Catpotat
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching ortho?
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: Switching ortho?

Yes! I had the same experience which surprised me when I started treatment. I thought I would be mainly interacting with the ortho but the techs do most of the work and this made me feel somewhat neglected as a patient. My ortho seems too busy to properly explain things or answer my questions. When ...
by Catpotat
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice for anyone whose face is looking gaunt, sunken, or hollow.
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Advice for anyone whose face is looking gaunt, sunken, or hollow.

Just wanted to bump this comment that I found on metal mouth forum after looking for a solution to my gaunt and sunken cheeks from braces. I found it really helpful and hope it will help others who are depressed about their negative facial changes. Hi all I watched a series of videos from Dr John wh...
by Catpotat
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I want them off!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2483

Re: I want them off!!

I didn't know anyone else with braces before. After I got braced, a few of my friends who had been hesitating to take the plunge ended up getting braces too! I feel good that I was able to inspire them. Now we have a little braces club and can share the pain haha :D There ya go thats the way to do ...
by Catpotat
Wed May 24, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I want them off!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2483

Re: I want them off!!

I didn't know anyone else with braces before. After I got braced, a few of my friends who had been hesitating to take the plunge ended up getting braces too! I feel good that I was able to inspire them. Now we have a little braces club and can share the pain haha :D
by Catpotat
Wed May 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bad cut from sharp wire end
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Bad cut from sharp wire end

I used a folded up bit of cling wrap because it doesn't absorb water like tissue or cotton wool
by Catpotat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic braces concerns
Replies: 16
Views: 2672

Re: Ceramic braces concerns

Claribeary I am so excited for you! Does your ortho offer self-ligating braces? They do not use ligatures and therefore you don't need to worry about staining (unless you get power chains. I've tried clear, pearl and grey. Grey resists staining the best) After 4 extractions, my face shape changed fo...
by Catpotat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Early brace removal?
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Early brace removal?

I think you have the right to get them removed at any point of your treatment, but I would highly discourage you from doing so. If you can hold on until the end of your treatment, it will be so worth it. Ensuring that your teeth are aligned properly is important and I'm sure in several years you may...
by Catpotat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic self ligating braces
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Ceramic self ligating braces

Hello from Australia :) I have ceramic self-ligating braces too and in the 9 months they've been on, only one bracket has popped off. It sounds very frustrating for you, I hope your ortho tries to resolve the problem
by Catpotat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lingual buttons hurt!
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Lingual buttons hurt!

Update: Ortho put some composite on the button to make it rounder and less sharp. Pain went away after a day and now I can eat properly ^_^