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by Meowmeowbeans2
Fri May 29, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Strange retainer instructions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

Re: Strange retainer instructions?

Thank for your response! Since I’m just sitting at home, I’m wearing it as much as possible. I also don’t like the fit of upper tray my 2nd set of retainers, so they’re letting me come back in 2 weeks to check it out or potentially make a new one for me. I’ll be able to have them check the “gap” in ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Sun May 24, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Strange retainer instructions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

Strange retainer instructions?

Hello! I was debraced on Friday, May 15 and given 2 sets of essix retainers. The instructions are to wear them for 10 hours/day (after dinner through sleep) for 4 months and then just 6-8 hours/day (just sleep) after that. I was surprised there wasn't a 24/7 period, and they explained that they have...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Fri May 15, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

THEY ARE OFF!!! And so beautiful! Because of covid, they came off one month late - May 15 instead of the projected April 18. 654ACD11-B6CF-4163-8132-8291C26EE7BE.jpeg I have two sets of Essix retainers now for my peace of mind if one breaks. She said to wear for 10 hours/day for 4 months (after dinn...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon May 11, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 3334

Re: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns

Hi all - I was emailed last week to come this Friday, May 15 to get debraced! It's their first day reopening, so I assume it will all be super clean and everyone on staff will have been self-isolating and therefore healthy. I do feel that one upper front tooth is slightly out of line - basically one...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

Our state's restrictions on non-emergency medical and dental are ending today 4/30. My ortho reached out today and gave me an appointment for May 15! Unfortunately, my powerchain had snapped on a lower second premolar this week, and I've noticed that one front tooth has shifted back out of line with...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: COVID19 - can't get my braces off for foreseeable future!
Replies: 10
Views: 3147

Re: COVID19 - can't get my braces off for foreseeable future!

To follow up, I went in for just an adjustment today, and the staff all had bigger, fancier masks on. I was told they have a list of priority people who just need their braces taken off, and we’ll get called in as soon as it’s safe - currently the guidance estimated in 6 weeks. Other people in the o...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

12th adjustment today - I was supposed to be getting my bottom braces off... On Monday, the orthodontist’s office emailed to say they cannot remove braces under the coronavirus threat because the process of polishing off the glue creates aerosol droplets, and they would need N95 masks and hazmat sui...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: COVID19 - can't get my braces off for foreseeable future!
Replies: 10
Views: 3147

COVID19 - can't get my braces off for foreseeable future!

Unexpected consequences for orthodontia... 😭 #bracesforever I hope this email finds you well. We are contacting you in regards to your upcoming orthodontic appointment. As we continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very closely, there are actions we need to take based on guidance fr...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

Well, my teeth definitely move fast because in about 10 hours MY FRONT TOOTH WAS PERFECTLY IN LINE!

Look at these beauties today...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

11th adjustment today - so close but not there yet :cry: One of my top central incisors still had not come into line after the bracket repositioning on February 11, so my debrace has been postponed again. She put a step-down bend in the wire for that tooth and kept the spring on my right lateral inc...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

10th adjustment! I came in with my list of concerns about my top 6 teeth not being straight. She didn't quite agree with me that the lateral incisors were different lengths, but still agreed to raise the right one. She pointed out how the teeth have different anatomies and wear patterns but was happ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

Also, I don't think I've mentioned it on here before, but my left maxillary lateral incisor has a talon cusp on the back that goes almost to the bottom of the tooth. I basically bite on it now on my lower teeth, so maybe the cusp is keeping the left teeth apart while the right are able to merge bett...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

I noticed this morning that one loop on a molar in my lower powerchain had snapped, either at breakfast or maybe yesterday. I called the ortho's office right when it opened and they had me come in to replace it this afternoon. Turns out it was an administrative day, so there was just a tech in the o...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

9th adjustment, and MAYBE MY LAST!!! :D She was super happy with how things are going except that she wants to make sure my bite hits more on the back teeth and less on then front teeth. Today she did IPR on my lower 4 front teeth to bring them back a little. On the uppers, I got bends in the wires ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

8th adjustment today. My midline got back in line these past few weeks, woot! Fresh power chain on top plus added a power chain on bottom. Bite is great on the right side, so I’m just doing the box elastic at night to maintain it. Left side bite is still wonky? so I have a triangle elastic on upper ...