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by md1512
Tue May 21, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No Wire Change?
Replies: 4
Views: 4688

Re: No Wire Change?

There was definitely periods where I had no wire changes between appointments. Also, my teeth absolutely looked worse before they got better! I had huge gaps in to make spaces that I'd never had before, so you might just be in that period
by md1512
Wed May 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum swelling after adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 4061

Re: Gum swelling after adjustment

My gum swelled up recently and was sore, but I am near the end of my brace time. I think it was due to moving one particular stubborn tooth, I just brushed it very gently and flossed and it seems to have calmed down now
by md1512
Wed May 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Very new, very scared!
Replies: 6
Views: 4601

Re: Very new, very scared!

I am so pleased I finally did it, I spent years hating my teeth and now they are nearly ready to come off, its such a good feeling. I was super self concious at first, but you honestly do forget about them and no one cares half as much as you do. Itll be so worth it in the end!
by md1512
Wed May 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can feel root of tooth
Replies: 6
Views: 6245

Re: can feel root of tooth

Thats reassuring, glad its not just me then! My ortho has tried to push it back in a bit but my brces are due to come off in a few weeks, so I'm really hoping the dentist will say its normal or ok. That tooth was quite far back initially so maybe bringing it forward it just has a large root. Let me ...
by md1512
Wed May 15, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?
Replies: 9
Views: 4375

Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

I'm getting whitening trays but have also wondered this, I drink red wine so wondered how quickly they could stain?
by md1512
Wed May 15, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 15 Year Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: 15 Year Update

Hi! Thanks for the update, great your teeth are still in great shape. DId you have a permanent retainer fitted?
by md1512
Wed May 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Brand new to braces at 28
Replies: 4
Views: 4736

Re: Brand new to braces at 28

I think I talked with a lisp for about a week or two and at first felt so strange. I also found that when I was a bit dehydrated thats when the brackets would rub my mouth if it was dry, so drink plenty of water. Other than that you get used to it so quickly, and its so worth it!
by md1512
Tue May 14, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing phase time????
Replies: 4
Views: 4010

Re: Finishing phase time????

My finishing phase (which is nearly finished) has taken the longest and has been the slowest part, its been a pain getting tiny movements over a couple months!
by md1512
Tue May 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can feel root of tooth
Replies: 6
Views: 6245

can feel root of tooth

Hello, My braces are nearly ready to come off, but one of my lateral incisors has a prominent root above the tooth. My ortho has made some torquing adjuments but has said it probably wont go totally back, the bone is most likely thin around there. I've got a general dentist check up this week but ju...