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by damoz
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring

slow on the updates, plodding along still... the last visit was 10 weeks between wire changes using springs to open up the gap for where the false incisors will go.. that gap was plenty wide enough so they wired in two false incisors now and put elastics on to re-close the gap a mm or two to where i...
by damoz
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring

was looking forward to my appointment next week after 3 months and the ortho rang to say they can see the current wires still activated in my fortnightly dental monitoring correspondence to they'll cancel the meeting, continue with the monitoring and let me know when to come in. I guess it's good th...
by damoz
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring

noticed molars are starting to touch now.. only in one or two places its hard to pin point exactly what teeth on the left are touching as can't get my fingers in.. hopefully it's the sign of more to come.. might even get rid of the bite turbos by next appointment (january) now that the bottom teeth ...
by damoz
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 33, with canine substitution (missing lateral incisors)
Replies: 19
Views: 5087

Re: Braces at 33, with canine substitution (missing lateral incisors)

opposite here.. having the space opened up wider to make room for some sort of fake lateral incisors since the gaps are already about half a tooth size.. interesting to see the canine substitutions though
by damoz
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring

first wire change done (8 weeks).. they put O18N in both I believe.. will note that down here before I forget.. not that I know what it means. They made the next appointment for 12 weeks which seems like so far away but will call in earlier if dental monitoring shows a need. They also put in two spr...
by damoz
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Full Metal Braces at 35
Replies: 48
Views: 10494

Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

I just read the whole progress. (no pictures permission yet), but based on what you are telling, I can see a great progress. Thanks a lot for the encouragement with the bite blocks. I have bite turbos and the week has been very slow for me. The sense of chewing anything has been so discomforting th...
by damoz
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring

Still plodding along waiting for next wire change in about ten days. Have been doing the dental monitoring scan every two weeks. Last was Monday. About three days after a scan the app updates with a 3d progress video showing the tooth movement via a small outline for each tooth. Haven't been using a...
by damoz
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 year old fast braces
Replies: 199
Views: 24701

Re: 28 year old fast braces

Yep that's understandable.. Maybe you can reframe it although you thought 26 weeks the new time line seems more realistic.. If fast braces were possible surely they'd be the standard option. Regarding the depressed feeling just remember emotions come and go and that's okay. It's okay to feel them bu...
by damoz
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: A 25 yr old 'Braces' for braces (Story)
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: A 25 yr old 'Braces' for braces (Story)

Nice work mate. The sensitivity and eating will get easier, only thing you're left with is a feeling of 'trapped' teeth.. not really painful at all.. just doesn't feel 'free'. After 1-2 weeks eating is usually back to normal, I found the more you tried to eat normally the easier and quicker it becam...
by damoz
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: my case progression thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2641

Re: my case progression thread

wow what an awesome journey mate, very inspirational.. I've lived with both top lateral incisors missing for about 15 years and the braces are working on increasing the gaps that are only around 3-4mm to fit in implants or something eventually.. I never imagined they could put a fake tooth in with a...
by damoz
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottom braces and overbite
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: Bottom braces and overbite

So i am getting my bottom braces this friday after having had the top ones for 3.5 months. I have a bad overbite, and i mean bad, top teeth fully covering the bottom ones bad. Now i am thinking well they're gonna put bite blocks. Maybe not now cause the overjet is gonna protect them for a while, or...
by damoz
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did you start noticing changes after getting braces?
Replies: 24
Views: 3656

Re: When did you start noticing changes after getting braces?

about 2.5 weeks (last night lol).. I guess look at the gaps as the initial movements might be very subtle, fractions of a millimeter so gaps are the easiest place to notice if they appear.. get wider.. or close up. definitely take some pics every 7 or 14 days.. if anything you'll have history to loo...
by damoz
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: Going on 39, Insignia (Damon), Acceldent, Dental Monitoring

Nothing ground breaking but noticed the gap between my top two front teeth is visible the whole length now. Originally there was only a gap at the top to fit a floss brush through but water-flossing last night then checking in the mirror I noticed a small gap the entire length. Obviously it would be...
by damoz
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 year old fast braces
Replies: 199
Views: 24701

Re: 28 year old fast braces

i know we are not supposed to post a full face photo. but i dont care. i cant believe the difference between these two photos am i even the same person anymore http://imgur.com/a/uz632 wow big difference, sorry if you said it but how long between those pics? . About 6/7 months, based on the hair Th...
by damoz
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 year old fast braces
Replies: 199
Views: 24701

Re: 28 year old fast braces

tillybrace wrote:i know we are not supposed to post a full face photo.
but i dont care.
i cant believe the difference between these two photos am i even the same person anymore

http://imgur.com/a/uz632
wow big difference, sorry if you said it but how long between those pics?