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by 22at26
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 12 Days Remain!
Replies: 0
Views: 5599

12 Days Remain!

We have somehow shaved two months off of my expected duration, and I will have my braces off in 12 days! My anticipated debanding was late April- and then suddenly a couple visits ago it looked more like mid- February. And now... it’s in just 12 days! So many things have changed with braces. My jaw ...
by 22at26
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wait... what?!
Replies: 4
Views: 5865

Wait... what?!

So I settled in for my routine ortho appointment this morning- same old commentary about slow moving canine, elastic wear needs to continue 100% of the time, bite looks good otherwise, changing you to wire lacing, your next appointment will be your “deband-check” appointment, let’s wire tie these tw...
by 22at26
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Relapse prevention of deep bite (not overjet)
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Relapse prevention of deep bite (not overjet)

Balanced occlusion should allow your teeth to contact in such a way that they will not shift- the retainers maintain the teeth in the desired position long enough for the bone and ligaments to settle permanently, and the lack of excessive pressures (which are caused by malocclusion) will mean your t...
by 22at26
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will elastics work for an adult with overbite?
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Will elastics work for an adult with overbite?

I’m 27 and have had fantastic results with consistent and constant elastic wear. My overbite and overjet is roughly 80% corrected halfway through my anticipated time in braces. Now we are moving my midline, which is proving stubborn, but it is still moving.
by 22at26
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces made my two front teeth slanted
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Braces made my two front teeth slanted

I’m dealing with this exact thing now! My teeth are super slanted. I believe in my ortho so I’m not too worried. It’s a slow process and they have to focus on one or two issues at a a time. Right now my midline and overbite are more important issues.

You’ll get there!
by 22at26
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Bump Behind One Tooth...HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

Re: Bump Behind One Tooth...HELP

If your tooth moved significantly, the gums are used to having space and are now squished together. I had a huge diastema and when it closed the gums protruded out the back because they simply had no where to be.
by 22at26
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 5 Months Already!
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: 5 Months Already!

Now it has been 7 months and I could not be happier! I now have a huge square wire on the bottom arch and a powerchain across the social six up top. In addition, he added 24/7 super heavy class two elastics. In just three days, my diastema and gaps between the lateral and central incisors are alread...
by 22at26
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 5 Months Already!
Replies: 4
Views: 858

5 Months Already!

I was braced in late June this year. I was hit with molar build ups as someone who was naive to their existence, plus I work in a business where I talk on the phone for a living. I also picked the busiest time of the year to get braces! The first two weeks were hell- a liquid diet and sudden obsessi...
by 22at26
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overjet and buck teeth - metal or clear braces?
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Overjet and buck teeth - metal or clear braces?

Ceramics are more likely to break with tension or contact with other teeth. If your teeth are rotated or significantly horizontal, I wouldn't bother with ceramic.

I have a huge overjet and overbite, large horse teeth. I went full metal for top and bottom and I don't regret it.
by 22at26
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So it begins...pendulum + braces
Replies: 16
Views: 3170

Re: So it begins...pendulum + braces

I am less than a week in with Damon braces, and based on my research I am really glad my orthodontist chose them for me. They provide less stress on each individual tooth. This means they don't hurt as bad as traditional braces, and it lessens chances of resorption; they are easier to keep clean; an...
by 22at26
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Consultations
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Consultations

Just one for me. I was referred to my orthodontist by my general dentist. I have been really impressed with the contacts and fellowships he has with his specialists so I have full trust in my orthodontist's recommendations and treatment plan. I have nothing major (no extractions or surgery) so I had...
by 22at26
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First phase archwire
Replies: 0
Views: 467

First phase archwire

Quick question- did anyone else start their first phase with two small diameter arch wires on one arch? I have two jammed in to my brackets up top and was just curious if anyone knows why that is done.

Thanks!
by 22at26
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: New member

Good luck to you, too! I was lucky to have my wisdom teeth extracted years ago so I luckily don't have that concern.
by 22at26
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 110782

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Sacramento, CA
2. $6300 total. Insurance covers $1500. $4800 out of pocket.
3. Full metal Damon top and bottom. Cost also includes retention period, all appointments, X-rays and molds.
4. 22 months
by 22at26
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 years old and in Damon Braces - see my progress!
Replies: 42
Views: 19607

Re: 28 years old and in Damon Braces - see my progress!

Just wanted to see how things went and to find out if you are debraced yet?