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by Jami1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix vs Hawley
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Essix vs Hawley

Hey Everyone, I got my braces off a few weeks ago after about 17 months. Ortho gave me Essix retainers and said I only needed to wear at night. Well.... that makes me VERY nervous so I have chosen to wear them as often as possible. Here are my questions: 1. Do Essix retainers stain? I had clear brac...
by Jami1
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching to metal brackets (anyone done it?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Re: Switching to metal brackets (anyone done it?)

I did not switch but can definitely understand your reasoning. I too, feel that I am always talking with a lisp although others have told me they don’t hear it. My ceramic brackets are much larger than my teenager’s metal ones and I think this is why eating is so much harder with food constantly bei...
by Jami1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Contouring
Replies: 1
Views: 2084

Contouring

I am nearing the end of treatment with subtle tweaks happening. I am still not entirely happy with the frontal view of my top 4 teeth. The lateral incisors appear to still be slightly behind the centrals although they are definitely aligned from the side view. The ortho has said the appearance is du...
by Jami1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Speed braces
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Speed braces

From what I have read, they are purely cosmetic and do not do anything for bite correction. I have also read that sometimes they can do more harm than good. I would definitely do my research.... everyone’s case is different and it might be fine for some and not for others. Good luck!
by Jami1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IPR????!
Replies: 2
Views: 4418

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: 430

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: 4659

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: 4282

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: 4530

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: 3939

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: 4252

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: 19932

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: 2865

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: 1141

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.