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by Steph30
Tue May 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced! Before and Afters <3
Replies: 7
Views: 3206

Re: Debraced! Before and Afters <3

Thank you!!!
by Steph30
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can’t bite down with retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 2913

Re: Can’t bite down with retainer

I have a clear plastic retainer on my top teeth and I can’t bite down and if I do bite down it feels like I might break the retainer, is this normal? I just got my retainer and it feels the same - only my back two molars connect .. I don't often sit with my bite completely closed anyways so its not...
by Steph30
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced! Before and Afters <3
Replies: 7
Views: 3206

Debraced! Before and Afters <3

Im free - after 757 days!!!!! Yahhhhh!
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by Steph30
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 120
Views: 18791

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

IM FREE!!!!!!!!!! :-* thumbnail_IMG_3849.jpg Debrace date was two days ago - It was not exactly fun.. but not super painful either... The removal of the ceramic was a lot worse than the metal... and my jaw was being tempermental but I got through it in about an hour.. :) Happy to be done - Teeth are...
by Steph30
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I'm Done Braces Are Off (before and after pics inside)
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: I'm Done Braces Are Off (before and after pics inside)

I remember talking to you in the beginning!! Your teeth look amazing!! Congrats :D
by Steph30
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces

I think if I was to do braces again I'd choose all metal - ceramic are slightly less noticeable but make my teeth look more discolored than they actually are! Which makes me very self conscious. - Once I had braces for about a month it did not bother me at all that I actually HAD braces.. but the lo...
by Steph30
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tmj
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Tmj

I am 8 months out now. I some how managed to get this far with the braces but now the tmj is flared up bad again. I just had my second square wire change on the top and the bottom had a chain and spring but was taken off and now trying to turn my last crooked tooth. My bite is still off and I have ...
by Steph30
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Give me Opinions!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Give me Opinions!!!

I'm with you with the elastics. I'm supposed to be wearing the box config. elastics for this go around. However; in the past, the unintended result has been to make the bottom molars tip in. Keeping this in mind; I'm trying to take 1 to 2 hour breaks every few hours. This is not my first go around ...
by Steph30
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 120
Views: 18791

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Thanks for the response.. I had my adjustment yesterday and we are going to keep trying on that stubborn tooth - she thinks some of it is related to shape of tooth.. I'm not entirely convinced. My bite is off - for sure, I don't think that's going to be fixed. My deep bite has been corrected but my ...
by Steph30
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Give me Opinions!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Give me Opinions!!!

Hi There- I'm not sure if you are biting down correctly for the picture but your bite appears off. I'm not an orthodontist but I think you need to go into class II elastics to pull back the upper and pull forward lower. Teeth # 6 and 7 top right look off-set slightly in first close up image of your...
by Steph30
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Give me Opinions!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Give me Opinions!!!

In pic 5, it appears that you have a larger than normal overjet (if this is your normal bite). Was this something your ortho discussed? In pic 6, the outer edge of your top right central incisor doesn't look level with the adjacent lateral. I'm only mentioning these issues becaused you asked for op...
by Steph30
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Give me Opinions!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Give me Opinions!!!

I need someone to tell me.. what I should tell my Ortho about how to make my upper right tooth more aligned. She seems to think its fine and booked me for retainer impressions on Feb 6 - But... im a perfectionist and something seems off.. we've been fiddling with this one tooth for a while now and i...
by Steph30
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 120
Views: 18791

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Had an adjustment on January 7 - Im still not happy with my one tooth and the front tops... something doesn't seem right but the ortho says she thinks it looks good. She power chained to close a small gap on top right and we rebooked for Feb 6 so long as everything looks good and IM happy we will do...
by Steph30
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?
Replies: 29
Views: 1952

Re: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?

I use ortho flossers - dipped in mouth wash in between - Probably only 5 times a week.. my dentist said my teeth and gums are in amazing shape for being in braces and Im almost 2 years in!

It doesnt take long at all.
by Steph30
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weird Question....
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Weird Question....

:-**

Thank you! Very reassuring.. Lips always are touching so that's not a concern.

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