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by Dark_angel
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who has or had a headgear? How long?
Replies: 6
Views: 7845

I was in high pull headgear for about a year, wearing in around 12 houres a day or at least aiming for that. I was wearing it from the age of 17-18 and i've worn it outside once or twice but i wouldnt make it a regular thing. I wore it to stop my molars moving into my extraction gaps, we were also h...
by Dark_angel
Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Before they came off...
Replies: 11
Views: 2928

Personally i thought my teeth had some minor gaps and imperfections before my braces came off but when they were removed things looked much better and because i have an upper hawley my teeth will settle :)
by Dark_angel
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Are Off!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Braces Are Off!!

Well yesterday was the day when after 21 months of brackets, ligs, molar bands, headgear, powerchains and elastics it was all over. I do apologise for this being rather long. Well the days leading up to my removal saw an increasing ammount of nerves on my part, it was the old butterflies in the stom...
by Dark_angel
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Herbst Appliance
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

I know the twin block appliance has the same function as the herbst but the twin block is removable so i'd like to suggest that will be a major possibility although im not too sure of its function in adults.

If it is the twin block its not too bad from what i can remember :)
by Dark_angel
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: retainer buildup
Replies: 7
Views: 2042

What kind of retainer do you have?
by Dark_angel
Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting Debanded in 8 days-11 months early-NOT-NEW PLAN PG 4
Replies: 49
Views: 5435

You have very nice arches and really nice teeth but in my opinion your smile is still quite gummy and it looks like your teeth (mainly upper) are quite small and could perhaps be brought down a little.

Your teeth have been brought into well really well.
by Dark_angel
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions
Replies: 12
Views: 1763

I have a question form everyone who had extractions. I just recently found out I might also be having 2 extractions of my (4th bicuspids). What I want to know if how long did it take, or is taking for your gaps to close? Because my ETT was 10 months and its been about 4 already, I'm scared that my ...
by Dark_angel
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wooty woot!
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Happy Anniversary

Hope things are going well for you.
by Dark_angel
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: NEWBIE! (=
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Hello and welcome. Congratulations on getting your braces, here are a few tips to help you get used to your new braces Rinse your mouth with warm salt water often Put wax on any brackets/spots that are rubbing stay well hydrated apply lip balm/vasaline to your lips Im glad you like your colour choice.
by Dark_angel
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ooops 3 weeks early
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Glad to hear things are progressing well :) if your not too keen on the aqua ligs dont worry the colour will change slightly as they stain a little, or at least mine did. Aqua was one of the colours i quite liked, i going to miss my ligs :cry:
by Dark_angel
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Updated with PICS formerly NAKED TOMORROW!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2832

All the best, let me know how it goes, im getting mine off tomorrow too :D:D
by Dark_angel
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions
Replies: 12
Views: 1763

I just had my back molar removed today and although there is a dull ache there there is no real pain to speak of. I've been eating and drinking as normal and everything seems fine, i guess it depends of the tooth / location of the tooth/person.
by Dark_angel
Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Puffiness around gumline after removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Im a university stuent and its currently summer break, my second year dosent commence untill the end of september and it'll be nice going back without my braces :D Happy teaching
by Dark_angel
Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Puffiness around gumline after removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

I've actually heard this can be a possibility due to the removal process i believe, i guess i'll find out on thursday. My suggestion is to use warm salt water rinses and brush the area very gently to give it some time to heal.
by Dark_angel
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: length of time between visits
Replies: 18
Views: 2208

My appointments have varied between 7 and 11 weeks appart, which seems like a long time but movement is still happening so its not such a big deal. In my opinion its better for me to go less because my ortho is in the city and im a fair few miles out. Like someone else has said it also can depend on...