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by BrunetteMoment
Wed May 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Losing lip support after braces are off
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Losing lip support after braces are off

Just got my braces off today, I haven’t noticed a difference in how my lips look :)
by BrunetteMoment
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally starting the implant process
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Finally starting the implant process

How did it go?
by BrunetteMoment
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth pain from popped wire?
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Tooth pain from popped wire?

Today my arch wire popped out of my bottom back molar bracket (Damon braces). The wire is the final stiff wire so I’m afraid that if I try to pop it back into the tunnel it may break off brackets since it’s not flexible at all. I’m not overly concerned as I have an ortho appointment on Wednesday. Bu...
by BrunetteMoment
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else bracefree this summer?
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Anyone else bracefree this summer?

I go for x-rays in two weeks, if my roots look good my ortho said my braces will be off next month! I thought they’d be on until at least August.
by BrunetteMoment
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Super painful wire changes with Damon-type brackets
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Super painful wire changes with Damon-type brackets

I wear Damon braces and know exactly how you feel.
The pain is the worst when they’re closing the gates over super active teeth, especially at the beginning. The less my teeth are moving, the less painful the gate opening and closing process seems to be. Good luck!
by BrunetteMoment
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Total Frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Total Frustration

Oh no, that sounds very frustrating! I tried to get Damon clear put on my teeth, but my ortho talked me into the metal because he said the ceramic weren’t as strong and would only prolong my treatment time. I was however able to get my braces taken off for three weeks for my wedding (He took the top...
by BrunetteMoment
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces are off!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1450

Re: Braces are off!!

Looks great! Congratulations!
by BrunetteMoment
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The end is in sight! (Hopefully)
Replies: 2
Views: 279

The end is in sight! (Hopefully)

I went in for a wire change today, and my ortho said that after this wire we have only one more. He told me that my bite is almost as perfect as we’re going to get it and that he only was to adjust my molars to make a slightly more broad smile. I’m also done using my class II elastics (yay!) So hope...
by BrunetteMoment
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottom braces and overbite
Replies: 8
Views: 783

Re: Bottom braces and overbite

I feel your pain! I had a bad over bite and over jet at the beginning of my treatment as well. My ortho started me with top and bottom brackets as well as 24/7 class II elastics all at once. I had bite blocks for the first 8 weeks or so. I survived off of smoothies, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, and past...
by BrunetteMoment
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your jail sentence
Replies: 52
Views: 4650

Re: Your jail sentence

Estimated was 18 months, but I had them taken off for 3 weeks at the 6 month mark for my wedding in Mexico. My orthodontist estimated and extra 3 months tacked on for the 3 weeks out of braces.
by BrunetteMoment
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone skip recommended surgery?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Anyone skip recommended surgery?

I have an over bite and an over jet; my ortho suggested lower jaw surgery for a "perfect" bite. But he also said that if I choose not to do surgery that he could still fix it as much as possible and camouflage what can't be fixed without surgery. In the end I opted not to go through with surgery and...
by BrunetteMoment
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of your braces
Replies: 48
Views: 3844

Re: Cost of your braces

$6500 in western Canada. Damon metal. Insurance is paying $2500 so the rest is out of pocket.
by BrunetteMoment
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Doubling up on elastics
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Doubling up on elastics

JCloNY wrote:Congrats on you seeing progress! Sorry about the double elastics though. The pain will soon wane and you will not know what life is like without them. :-)
Thanks!! I realize now that the soreness is gone, I may have been a bit dramatic! haha
by BrunetteMoment
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Doubling up on elastics
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Doubling up on elastics

I had my first adjustment yesterday; I got a slightly thicker wire put in and I now have to double up on my class II elastics. Before I barely noticed the elastics but now the pressure and soreness is very annoying. On my next appointment my ortho said that he'll be switching to smaller elastics :Fe...
by BrunetteMoment
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent
Replies: 19
Views: 1218

Re: Poll: Braces as an Adult versus Adolescent

I would've much more preferred braces as a teen. It was never an issue of self esteem or potential bullying, I had no issue with either, but we just couldn't afford it growing up.