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by Level75
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long were you on Niti wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 3129

Re: How long were you on Niti wires?

Thanks, that's helpful.
by Level75
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long were you on Niti wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 3129

How long were you on Niti wires?

I had my braces (standard) fitted in November. I've had round NiTi wires then square and today he's moved me onto steel. I was reading that the majority of time is spent in NiTi but is this correct? Basically I'm trying to work out how far through treatment I am. I was told 18 months total and I'm l...
by Level75
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Men with Braces
Replies: 21
Views: 3895

Re: Men with Braces

I know 2 guys who have had braces as adults. Don't let it put you off that more women have than men. Think of the end results!
by Level75
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Can't Chew At All!
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Can't Chew At All!

I was the same and echo the others that it will get better. Partly they wear down so you get a closer bite and partly you get used to them. Some food will be easier than others. I find salad leaves particularly tricky as they are thin but do need chewing. You'll find you adjust what you eat.
by Level75
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction gap closure time
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: Extraction gap closure time

It's amazing to think they can change the mid line. Before I started on this journey I had no idea how complex it all was. My ortho said it would take 18 months total but to my mind there wasn't much to do. I'm thinking the main time thing may be getting the gaps closed and everything settled.
by Level75
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction gap closure time
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Extraction gap closure time

Hi. What are people's experience of the time taken for extraction gaps to close? I've had 2 top teeth out, 5th in (sorry don't know technical terms) and was just wondering. It's been 3 months and I reckon it's a third closed. Just moved off round wires onto square.

I'm in ceramic braces. Thanks
by Level75
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction gap closure time
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Extraction gap closure time

Hi. What are people's experience of the time taken for extraction gaps to close? I've had 2 top teeth out, 5th in (sorry don't know technical terms) and was just wondering. It's been 3 months and I reckon it's a third closed. Just moved off round wires onto square. Thanks
by Level75
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon wearers... Talk to me about "square" wire.
Replies: 13
Views: 6641

Re: Damon wearers... Talk to me about "square" wire.

I know this is old post but I came in looking for others who are finding the move the square wires really painful. I don't have any of the cuts and sores from the initial time but I can't bite down without pain. I think it's worse than the initial wires, I literally can't chew anything.