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by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 22
Views: 4905

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: 22
Views: 4905

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: 22
Views: 4905

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: 22
Views: 4905

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: 22
Views: 4905

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 ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontist suggests surgery, any advise would be appreciated.
Replies: 15
Views: 2596

Re: Orthodontist suggests surgery, any advise would be appreciated.

The first ortho I went to said I had to have surgery, so I got 2 other opinions. The other orthos said 12 and 16 months in braces is all I need since I don't have functional issues. I had an edge-to-edge bite and crossbite, so I think the surgery would have been widening upper jaw and bringing lower...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 22
Views: 4905

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

7th adjustment today. I'm also back in elastics, ahhhhhhhh! My teeth are all nice and straight, so it's all about the bite. They removed the bite turbos to start, and the surfaces underneath feel kind of rough and gross. I brushed them rights afterward, so hopefully, they go back to being nice smoot...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 22
Views: 4905

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

6th adjustment, time is flying! Apparently, my top teeth are done! They're in the strongest wire to keep them in place with a "sling" of a powerchain still running under the front 4 brackets to get them a bit less flared and more straight up and down. Bottom canines were still a bit rotated from my ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Complicated case, feeling discouraged
Replies: 4
Views: 3495

Re: Complicated case, feeling discouraged

I also wanted to add some encouragement! I was told gum grafts and jaw surgery by one ortho, then just braces by two other orthos. I ended up going a middle route and did 2 gum grafts then put braces on. This delayed getting my braces on by about 6 months, but my gums are doing well and I'm glad tha...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 22
Views: 4905

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

Ok once I got home this evening and properly inspected my very sore teeth, I found there’s a lot going on! Steel tie around lower canine that had been super rotated by the class III elastics. Then figure 8 ligatures on all the other bottom teeth. The top is actually a light grey powerchain that is n...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are they overcorrecting my underbite?
Replies: 5
Views: 4527

Re: Are they overcorrecting my underbite?

To close the loop on this, YES my teeth were overcorrected! Apparently, they do not assume that people will wear their rubber bands correctly (I think she said 60% of people don't wear them?!) and build in lots of extra time between appointments for elastics to work. Because I wore mine religiously,...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 22
Views: 4905

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

Fifth adjustment today. I had posted on the general Metal Mouth forum on July 1 about how my upper lip was sticking out quite a bit and it was hard to press my lips together - I went from an underbite to an overbite since starting with class III elastics in April. I ended up not trying to get an ear...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are they overcorrecting my underbite?
Replies: 5
Views: 4527

Re: Are they overcorrecting my underbite?

To compare, see the underbite I had on April 23, day 1 of the elastics. So much overjet now!!
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by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are they overcorrecting my underbite?
Replies: 5
Views: 4527

Are they overcorrecting my underbite?

I started with an edge to edge bite. Since April 23 (so about 10 weeks now), I’ve had class III elastics running from upper back molars to lower canines to pull all lower teeth back and all uppers forward. Now I have a crazy overjet, like 5mm or more, causing my upper lip to be sticking out! It’s ha...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 22
Views: 4905

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

Other comparison - edge to edge bite to a bit of overbite!
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