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by atrixa
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 year old fast braces
Replies: 199
Views: 22490

Re: 28 year old fast braces

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so please for you, the difference in your face is incredible :)
by atrixa
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 10655

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

So, last Friday I had my retainer check up. They signed me off for night time use only after 3 months of full time wear. I started wearing my retainer at night only, but leaving it out for that long means that it's really tight when I put it in when I go to bed :shock: My teeth are obviously unstabl...
by atrixa
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 10655

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

SinkFullOfDinner wrote:Huge congratulations, atrixa! It's so obvious why you're happy. What a great, great result! Enjoy it. Forever!
Thank you! I'll be making sure it's forever, too! :D
by atrixa
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 10655

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

It was never going to be a completely smooth journey was it? I went in for my essix retainer earlier and it didn't fit. :-+ Looks like they didn't account for the fixed retainer properly on the left side. They took new impressions (more putty, lovely) and I have to go back in on Wednesday to pick th...
by atrixa
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!

I've had a lower retainer all through my braces treatment to wear at night, and I find that using retainer brite twice a week then brushing them with water and a soft toothbrush works fine. I was told to never use mouthwash or toothpaste, as that could scratch them.
by atrixa
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: First Time Braces at 28
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: First Time Braces at 28

Yeah, I overdid it on the wax. On the bright side, no excuse for any plaque on your teeth!
by atrixa
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 10655

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

And they're off! https://i.imgur.com/5P1z2KF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/F0aqiWk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/t8rptGb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/cvKYFd6.jpg THe fixed retainer is ON: https://i.imgur.com/4YS7IOv.jpg I'm soooo happy. The drill thing to get the glue off was a bit unpleasant, but I couldn't care le...
by atrixa
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: First Time Braces at 28
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: First Time Braces at 28

Welcome to the forum! I personally didn't get on with the interdental brushes for flossing. I prefer superfloss and my waterpik (best buy ever!). I'll probably get a sonicare in a few months as my current Oral B is getting a bit geriatric on the battery life.
by atrixa
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forum! What kind of braces did you choose to go with?
by atrixa
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 10655

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

Last photo update before I get this thing off. Gaps are now completely closed, posterior bite is feeling good. Anterior bite is massively improved but obviously not perfect due to not getting the bottoms fixed. I have definitely noticed a change in the way I eat. I used to use my tongue and my upper...
by atrixa
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY
Replies: 17
Views: 5826

Re: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY

Amazing progress so far! Good luck for your surgery :D
by atrixa
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Second Braces Journey @ 24
Replies: 31
Views: 1895

Re: My Second Braces Journey @ 24

I'm surprised they've estimated that long! Your teeth look really well aligned so hopefully they'll go into the bite fixing really quickly. Kudos on the retainer wear, it's definitely been worth it. I imagine that if you've been really good with retainers you'll do well with elastics :)
by atrixa
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally in Braces.
Replies: 21
Views: 1917

Re: Finally in Braces.

I kinda feel like a kid again getting up every morning and looking to see if there was any progress overnight :lol: I'm still like that now! I'm just waiting for one gap to close so every night I floss and see how difficult it is to get the floss in there. At least it's motivating me to floss. :rol...
by atrixa
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 30+ Years. Finally!
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: 30+ Years. Finally!

Regarding the wax, I say just use it if you feel you need to. The whole 'cheeks toughening up thing' is a bit of a con if you consider your teeth will just move and the bracket will irritate a fresh bit of cheek. One thing i've found helpful with avoiding the sores is just staying really hydrated, t...
by atrixa
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 149
Views: 15985

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Congratulations! I'm glad you managed to finally get them off, especially before the holidays :)