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by hdavies91
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adjusting midline
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Adjusting midline

Thank you both. I just thought I would update - I ended up getting a powerchain across the front teeth. I have elastics now but not for the midline, just to deepen the bite slightly. I am now on my final wires..braces off in four weeks!
by hdavies91
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adjusting midline
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Adjusting midline

Hi all, I have had braces now for about 8 months with about 6 months left to go. My ortho said the next step is to adjust my upper midline by about 2mm. At the moment I have a gap on the correct side and only my incisors will be moved. My canines are in the right place already How do they usually go...
by hdavies91
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're on! How do I eat...?
Replies: 19
Views: 1387

Re: They're on! How do I eat...?

I think it was about 3 or 4 weeks before I felt like I was eating normally again. Even at that point I still couldn't bite with my front teeth. It gets easier though. I am about 5 months in now and I don't even notice them :)
by hdavies91
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 100
Views: 12546

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Hi, I just want to say that I have ceramic upper and metal lower. Although a bit bulkier I definitely don't regret the ceramics and they are far less visible. The only annoying thing is when you have a metal coil with them - kind of defeats the object!
by hdavies91
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Moving house mid way through braces treatment
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Moving house mid way through braces treatment

Hello, I am in the UK I am about 3 months into 12-18 months with Damon braces. I live in the south of England and have unexpectedly been offered a job that I can't refuse. This would mean relocating about 300 miles up North and therefore it would be very impractical to travel back for my reviews (es...
by hdavies91
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just had braces on
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Just had braces on

It may feel like forever but you will get used to them. It took me about a month to eat fairly normally again but some people are fine after 10 days. After the first 3 weeks I didn't really have any pain apart from the odd individual tooth. I had my first adjustment 2 weeks ago, had 1 day of discomf...
by hdavies91
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your jail sentence
Replies: 52
Views: 4210

Re: Your jail sentence

Mine is 18 months but my ortho said 12 months is possible. Fingers crossed! Only 2 months in so a long way to go!
by hdavies91
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon Braces and rotated lateral incisor
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Damon Braces and rotated lateral incisor

Hi guys :) I am fairly new to braces (a couple of months in) and have a question:- I have Damon Clear braces on the top though my upper right lateral incisor is not bracketed yet. This is because it is rotated (around 90 degrees) and there is no room to fit the bracket/wire to it as there is very li...
by hdavies91
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello :D
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Hello :D

Good luck :) Look forward to hearing about your braces :D This forum is so useful!
by hdavies91
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New braces
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: New braces

Hi. I have Damon Clear on my top teeth and metal on the bottom - I was told that having clear on the bottom is risky as the ceramic brackets can be quite abrasive on the top teeth. Plus they are bulkier than the metal and as no one can see them I didn't mind asking for metal, especially as the small...
by hdavies91
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Water flossers
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Water flossers

They don't replace manual flossing but certainly helps knock food out of the braces and makes cleaning easier. I use a water flosser followed by a large interdental brush to clean around the brackets. Then I will use a tiny brush to get in between the teeth where possible, followed by brushing.
by hdavies91
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of your braces
Replies: 48
Views: 3379

Re: Cost of your braces

I'm 25 and in the UK. I have Damon Clear on the top and metal on the bottom and it is costing £2800 (would be £3500 all Damon Clear I think).