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by CeramicCynthia
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap reopens when I remove retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: Gap reopens when I remove retainer

Does it open to its pre-braces gap, or just begin to open up? I have heard so much about the "memory" of the connective tissue that holds our teeth in place -- and after 5 years of being debraced, my retainers are still a bit tight for a few minutes when I put them in at night. Like you, I was on t...
by CeramicCynthia
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap reopens when I remove retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Gap reopens when I remove retainer

Hi folks, I got my braces off a few days ago. A few weeks before I got my braces off, I had one specific gap closed. As it had only been closed a few weeks, I guess it didn't have much time to settle. I wear my Essix retainers 24/7, however, when I remove them, this gap reopens after an hour or so. ...
by CeramicCynthia
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Different treatment time estimations given by different orthos
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Different treatment time estimations given by different orthos

Hi all, So I've been for a few consultations - 3 of the orthos said my treatment will be 12-18 months (one of those was very optimistic to have it done in 12). However the last one said that my deep bite could take "up to 2 years" to fix. Is it a red flag if one ortho is predicting a significantly l...
by CeramicCynthia
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Wisdom teeth erupting after braces are off
Replies: 1
Views: 1828

Re: Wisdom teeth erupting after braces are off

Hi Weezy. I was doing some searches and came across your post. How did you get on with your wisdom teeth in the end?
I still have all 4 in my gums (I'm 31) and am terrified they'll come down and make my teeth crooked as soon as my braces are off.
by CeramicCynthia
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Can Invisalign widen arches or do I need a palatal expander?
Replies: 8
Views: 8500

Re: Can Invisalign widen arches or do I need a palatal expander?

we dentally expand arches all the time without expanders in adults using Invisalign. In adults, the movement is going to be dental, not skeletal What does this mean in terms of the outcome? Is there any compromise in terms of aesthetics? I have a crossbite on my top left so it seems I'll need some ...
by CeramicCynthia
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Smoking with self-ligating ceramics
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Smoking with self-ligating ceramics

Can't edit my original post - the ortho I had a consult with today uses Inovation-C self-ligating braces, they are made of aluminium and are super discreet. Anyone any experience with them staining?
by CeramicCynthia
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Smoking with self-ligating ceramics
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Smoking with self-ligating ceramics

Hi guys, I smoke about 5 a day (down from 20... trying to quit) and am looking to get ceramics soon. Even if I quit, most of my friends smoke so I'll still be around secondhand smoke... and so will my teeth! 8) I know that with ceramics, it's usually the ligatures themselves that stain. However, cou...
by CeramicCynthia
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth - do they need routine extraction before braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Wisdom teeth - do they need routine extraction before braces?

Have you asked your dentist for a second opinion? I know a lot of people that had braces as a kid and now their teeth are crooked because their wisdom teeth came in. A friend of mine had a permanent retainer and it caused her wire to pop off and teeth to move. I'm getting a second opinion this week...
by CeramicCynthia
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Not happy with results
Replies: 15
Views: 2652

Re: Not happy with results

Your teeth are beautiful, I'd love for mine to look like that!
by CeramicCynthia
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Ugh... Help Permanent Retainer Horrible
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: Ugh... Help Permanent Retainer Horrible

Mine was just a thin wire, I could barely feel it. It sounds like you went to a dentist and not an ortho.
Dentists are not specialists in braces, many only do a weekend course in a specific brand and then start taking on patients. It's possible your dentist is inexperienced in bonded retainers.
by CeramicCynthia
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pulling down front incisors with braces (extrusion)
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Pulling down front incisors with braces (extrusion)

Hi guys, My central/front incisors are worn and sightly chipped from biting my nails. They've been shaved down to straighten the edges a couple of times but I continued biting, which is why they're like this today. As a result they are a little short compared to my canines. I went for a consultation...
by CeramicCynthia
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My front teeth Gap is opening up again after braces!
Replies: 8
Views: 7325

Re: My front teeth Gap is opening up again after braces!

That happened to me when i got my first set of braces off. I also had previously had a gap in my front teeth of a few mm. I had a Hawley retainer and if I took it out for even an hour you could see the gap coming back. A bonded retainer sorted it.
by CeramicCynthia
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse
Replies: 68
Views: 29186

Re: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse

Love it! I'm so doing this when I get mine on!
by CeramicCynthia
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much more did you have to pay for clear braces?
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

Re: How much more did you have to pay for clear braces?

In my area it is 100-300 euro extra per arch I think.
by CeramicCynthia
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1090
Views: 181071

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

Got my first set at 17 and now will be 31 getting my second!