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by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

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: 1031

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: 14
Views: 2360

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: 1031

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: 1031

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: 14
Views: 2360

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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by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

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

Comparison photos!
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by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

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

Fourth adjustment today! The ortho didn't even check my mouth - the tech did everything. Same wire on the bottom and a wider one on top. Still in all powerchains and the same rubber band configuration from upper molars down to lower canines to pull lower teeth back. I asked for darker grey powerchai...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

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

A month with just slightly stronger wires flew by - I went to my 3rd adjustment today, and I'll be in this configuration for the next eight weeks! The ortho did a quick check in the beginning and said my bite was already coming together nicely on its own, who would've thought?! :lol: Different from ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum swelling after adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 2240

Re: Gum swelling after adjustment

My periodontist says to rinse with warm salt water for any gum issues!
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

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

I just had a 4 month dental cleaning, and I wanted to ask others' experiences. I was told at my pre-braces dental cleaning in December that my lower gums are swollen, especially around the lower front four, and I should get a waterpik and come in for 4 month dental cleanings (instead of 6 months) wh...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

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

Second adjustment today! The ortho said I have a stronger steel wire on the bottom and I think a 16x22 wire on top with some extra pressure on the last 2 teeth that need to straighten out more (a canine and incisor next to each other). At the next adjustment in 5 weeks, we will start to close the ga...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ...And they're off!
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: ...And they're off!

Hooray! Similar to you I have an edge to edge bite and a canine in crossbite at the start - you give me hope! Amazing what braces can do!!
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 46
Views: 3494

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Oh with the first one (done on a Monday) I kept my face so still, put a note on my door at work that I couldn’t talk all week, and even called the dr to ask if I was allowed to smile after 5 days :lol: of course I was! Maybe like 4-5 days after you should be good? I think the most critical healing p...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 46
Views: 3494

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Glad to hear it went smoothly! Enjoy some ice cream ;)