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by angeamber
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1013
Views: 221695

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

I have an update. 4 weeks ago it looked like my canine was moving, and we could see the last link of the chain sticking out of my gums. I was happy! So the ortho removed the rest of the chain and attached an elastic "string"/wire to that last link to start pulling even harder. Yesterday I went back...
by angeamber
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did your ortho activate your impacted canine after exposure?
Replies: 1
Views: 250

When did your ortho activate your impacted canine after exposure?

Hello all, I'm having a little concern. It's been almost about a year since I got my canine exposure surgery and my ortho has yet to start pulling on the tooth... I'm starting to get a little worried that the tooth will never move, especially that it's exposed and just "chilling" there. I'm definite...
by angeamber
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth just don't fit properly
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Teeth just don't fit properly

Please don’t clench your teeth together—it’s not good for them. While you’re in braces, your bite is always changing so there will be times where your bite/teeth just don’t fit together comfortably. It’s part of the process. I’m in the homestretch of my journey, and my top left first premolar don’t...
by angeamber
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth just don't fit properly
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Teeth just don't fit properly

Hi all, so this may sound a little weird, but I'm going to try and explain at best I can. So, recently I started to realize that when I clench my teeth together, my back molars do not fit properly into each other. Especially, on my right side. I try to keep my mouth somewhat closed but not clenched ...
by angeamber
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote

It's quite reassuring to know that you're unrecognizable - and for the better! - after the extractions! I had them done not even a month ago! I can't wait until they close up! :jump:
by angeamber
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Effects of premolar extractions
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Effects of premolar extractions

Yes, when you have a protrusive profile extractions are very likely to improve your profile/face in general. But when, like me, that's not the case , when your nose is already a bit large and you only miss 2mm of space for your teeth to align in the arch (leaving some overjet but nothing exaggerate...
by angeamber
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Effects of premolar extractions
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Effects of premolar extractions

Hi all, thanks for all your replies! @assertives You are really right. My ortho is also very patient with me as I vocalized I was scared, he met with me to reassure me and then even let me consult a third opinion. @wendydong Yes, I had seen so many people commenting that it changes your face for the...
by angeamber
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Effects of premolar extractions
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Effects of premolar extractions

Hi all, It's been a while. A lot happened to me in the past 2 months that I have partially had my braces on. I'm getting my 4 premolar extractions done tomorrow and I'm freaking out despite having seen 3 different orthodontists that all said that the extraction option is the only one with the less l...
by angeamber
Tue May 29, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it okay to get my regular dentist to cut/ shave down excess wire that’s shredding my cheeks?
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Is it okay to get my regular dentist to cut/ shave down excess wire that’s shredding my cheeks?

I would personally chose to go see my orthodontist considering that he is the one in charge of my orthodontic case. I just see it more in this way. For example, when you bring your car to see a mechanic. It's always better for you to always go see the same mechanic. One person changes your brakes an...
by angeamber
Tue May 29, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting your procedure written down
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Getting your procedure written down

Hello both, Sorry for the late reply. I had typed something up and then lost the whole text, so here we go again! My boyfriend's father suggested getting everything written down so that if somewhere goes sour with the procedure (given that my tooth does not come down) that I have information to brin...
by angeamber
Tue May 29, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Impacted canine (post-op)
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Impacted canine (post-op)

Hello DB27, Ouch! That sounds extremely horrible but you definitely made it through! :-** As for my side, I got the surgery and everything healed quite quickly. No pain, no tenderness, hole is closed too. I'm getting my retainer on Thursday. Everything tastes like metal in my mouth. My biggest conce...
by angeamber
Wed May 23, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Update! Teeth are looking not too bad I think...
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Re: Update! Teeth are looking not too bad I think...

Wow! Congrats Lovely Anything! Was your canine impacted? Sorry, quite new to the board! I am so happy for you that everything in your treatment is turning out to be great! Keep up the good work! And wishing you all the best of news!
by angeamber
Wed May 23, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open Bite After Braces
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Open Bite After Braces

Hello Eshinn, I would suggest asking your orthodontist, or seeing another orthodontist for a consult. I have heard about orthodontists doing free consultations with a reference. I do not know what more. I mean, the point of the braces were to make sure that your bite is corrected and thus your teeth...
by angeamber
Wed May 23, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting your procedure written down
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Getting your procedure written down

Hello everyone! So, after a long discussion with my boyfriend's parents about my orthodontic procedure at 21, my boyfriend's father, who is a lobbyist, suggested that I get a written transcript of everything my orthodontist wants to accomplish and the success rate of the procedure. I am now extremel...
by angeamber
Tue May 22, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Freaking out about first extraction...
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Freaking out about first extraction...

Hello Em! I completely know how you feel as I need to get extractions myself. I am quite worried as well because I have read everywhere that the shape of your face changes after extractions and yada yada yada! My ortho had gone with the extraction route as well. I am trying to convince myself that m...