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by Jami1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IPR????!
Replies: 2
Views: 1805

IPR????!

In finishing phase and I am not entirely happy with where we are at this point. I still feel that my upper front teeth are not perfectly aligned although ortho and most people say they look great. My front two teeth are very large by comparison to others (sorry don’t know technical names), and the t...
by Jami1
Fri May 31, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clarity Braces
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Clarity Braces

Like you, I wanted Invisalign but due to bite issues, I was told that I would need numerous buttons etc on Invisalign and results would never be as good. I decided to go with ceramic as I am a professional and do a lot f speaking in my job. I was originally told the standard 18 to 24 months. I am ab...
by Jami1
Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Class II elastics causing gaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 2577

Re: Class II elastics causing gaps?

I had a gap form in lowers rather quickly after moving to class 2 heavy elastics with power chain on top. Ortho placed chain on lower and gap closed within 2 weeks. Ortho told me this is to be expected!
by Jami1
Wed May 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?
Replies: 9
Views: 3053

Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

I am (correction.... WAS) a big red wine/ coffee drinker. Despite this, I Frequently had people tell me how white my teeth were. I occasionally used whitening trays and had a pro whitening done once. Fast forward to ceramic braces....... yuck, my teeth look very yellow to me. (Ligatures stain). I no...
by Jami1
Mon May 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Very new, very scared!
Replies: 6
Views: 2950

Re: Very new, very scared!

Good Luck to you! It took me a very long time to finally take the plunge but I am so glad I did. Is it easy? NO! Do I hate the way I look in braces? YES! With that being said however, I keep my eye on the end result and know that this time in braces will go by quickly and hopefully I will have that ...
by Jami1
Mon May 13, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing phase time????
Replies: 4
Views: 2820

Finishing phase time????

I’m curious as to approximate times for “finishing” stage where fine adjustments etc. are made. I have read that the initial alignment phase generally moves fairly quickly around 6-7 months. The second phase or “bite alignment” I believe typically takes the most amount of time. Does anyone have any ...
by Jami1
Fri May 10, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced! Before and Afters <3
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: Debraced! Before and Afters <3

Beautiful results!!!!
by Jami1
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 120
Views: 18769

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Your teeth look gorgeous!!! Congratulations😀😀😀
by Jami1
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment and resultant lisp?
Replies: 9
Views: 2632

Re: Treatment and resultant lisp?

I have developed this as well..... others have not mentioned anything to me about it, but I definitely hear and am conscious of it as I do a lot of speaking in my job🤪
by Jami1
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gaps opening with class 2 elastics
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Gaps opening with class 2 elastics

Yes....went to stainless wire about 6 weeks ago but there again, my understanding is that since the stainless is more rigid than niti, there is generally less movement.
by Jami1
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gaps opening with class 2 elastics
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Gaps opening with class 2 elastics

I have been in class 2 elastics for about 3.5 weeks and am noticing gaps opening in my lower teeth with a bit of shifting as well. This seems strange to me... any thoughts? I also have a power chain across the top teeth to close some slight gaps.
by Jami1
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ok to waterpik twice a day?
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

I asked my hygienist as I am a waterpic junkie..... 3 or more times per day! She said absolutely no ill effects😀
by Jami1
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment persuaded others?
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

Re: Treatment persuaded others?

I say definitely go for it at 24..... I started considering it in my 20s , had several consults over the years, and finally took the plunge in my 50s after sooo many years of self consciousness about my smile! The time does go fast but oh how I wish I would have done it much much sooner. Good Luck!!
by Jami1
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And just like that, I have a debracing date!
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: And just like that, I have a debracing date!

Excited (and a bit jealous) for you!!!! Congrats😀😀😀😀
by Jami1
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stainless steel wire?
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Stainless steel wire?

I had the same question.... I am about 6 months in and will be getting stainless steel wires and likely bands next month. I still have a couple of teeth that aren’t perfectly aligned. I am hoping they will continue in their alignment once bite correction begins as I don’t think I will mind the addit...