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by USNrecruiterguy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello there wisdom tooth
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Hello there wisdom tooth

I’m in a similar boat. Mine came through when I was about 18, but the Navy only took the right ones out. So now 3 months into braces I’m going to get my other 2 wisdom teeth out. So any advice would be helpful.
by USNrecruiterguy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tongue Tamers
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Tongue Tamers

So update on this thread. Yesterday I went to the orthodontist and had my first adjustment. Things went pretty smoothly; however, I got tongue tamers. I knew it was coming just didn’t know what to expect. Now I have to say I have no clue how to function. No matter what I do my tongue makes contact w...
by USNrecruiterguy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First timer at 26
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: First timer at 26

Monday marked 1 month in braces. Needless to say I’m excited. I’ve seen some progress and learned some things in this journey so far. I have 3 more weeks til my first tightening and I’m kinda looking forward to it. Should be getting tongue tamers and maybe elastics. I’ve heard and seen people talkin...
by USNrecruiterguy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First timer at 26
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: First timer at 26

So I’ve had them for almost a month now and looking back this month hasn’t been that bad. The main problem I have is staying patient. When my wife had braces her orthodontist was willing to help move the process a little quicker by ways of double chains and wire ties along with appointments every 4 ...
by USNrecruiterguy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon braces questions
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Damon braces questions

I have had my Damon (self ligating) braces on for 2 weeks and I have just under 5 weeks left before my next appointment. Is it part of the self ligating process that I need to go 7 weeks between tightening or could I ask my orthodontist to shorten the down time? I had pain for about the first week b...
by USNrecruiterguy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First timer at 26
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: First timer at 26

So Monday made 2 weeks and I must say I don’t feel like this is that bad. The worst part so far is the waiting between tightenings. Still kinda worried about the pending tongue tamers, but other than that staying hopeful. Has anyone with Damon braces ever asked their orthodontist if their tightening...
by USNrecruiterguy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth grinding with braces
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Teeth grinding with braces

I have broken the same bite prop 2 times in 4 days and I don’t know why. I assume that it is possibly that maybe I grind my teeth at night. If this is true I had no clue. Has anyone on here dealt with teeth grinding or clenching with braces? Could it have detrimental effects on my treatment? Is it a...
by USNrecruiterguy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What did your ortho "give" you?
Replies: 239
Views: 95476

Re: What did your ortho "give" you?

I didn’t receive anything. I got my braces put on they scheduled my next appointment and I left. I had to go buy threaders and wax and chapstick
by USNrecruiterguy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First timer at 26
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: First timer at 26

Make that the same bite prop broken twice.
by USNrecruiterguy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First timer at 26
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: First timer at 26

So a week has passed since I got my braces. The pressure and pain from the first few days have subsided. This week has mostly been uneventful with the exception of one of the nights I somehow managed to break one of my bite props. No big deal, it is fixed now. Yet all I can think of is how I want th...
by USNrecruiterguy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whats your story?
Replies: 31
Views: 2628

Re: Whats your story?

I got braces because I hated the way my teeth looked. I had an anterior open bite, I knew that much. But when I had a consult they told me that I also have a tongue thrust. So I got braces for that. Now I’m hoping that I can break the habit.
by USNrecruiterguy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Second Braces Journey @ 24
Replies: 42
Views: 4195

Re: My Second Braces Journey @ 24

I got my Damon braces, all metal kind, on there 5 of Feb. I have an anterior open bite and a tongue thrust, meaning my time in will be about 24 months. The weird thing that I noticed is that he told me I would have to wear elastics but there is no hooks on the top set. I wonder if that means that I’...
by USNrecruiterguy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: What to expect on the day you get braces
Replies: 15
Views: 911

Re: What to expect on the day you get braces

Hi Jess. I’m John. I got Damon braces on top and bottom on Feb 5. I have an anterior open bite and a tongue thrust. So my estimated time til competition is 24 months. The thing that confuses me is that they orthodontist told me that I was going to have to wear elastics, but I have no hooks on the to...
by USNrecruiterguy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First timer at 26
Replies: 10
Views: 618

First timer at 26

I got my braces on Monday 5 Feb 2018. I have metal Damon system braces on top and bottom. I started with an anterior open bite and had no real self confidence. In the approximate week that has past, I feel more confident even though I am an adult who has braces. I will have the for 24 months.
by USNrecruiterguy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tongue Tamers
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Tongue Tamers

I got my braces on Monday, 5 February. I will have them for 24 months. Next appointment they told me that they will be placing tongue tamers. Has anyone had experience with them? I just don’t know what to expect and the kinda look scary.