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by ivorynectar
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Don't be shy....join in the discussion!
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Re: Don't be shy....join in the discussion!

Nope! No color difference at all!
by ivorynectar
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello! Braces in mid to late fifties
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: Hello! Braces in mid to late fifties

I’d do some research on 6 month smiles. It seems like some people have had bad experiences with that. I just finished two years or regular braces. It was only my front teeth that were crooked. But to straighten out the front teeth, you are going to impact the back teeth. You might end up with straig...
by ivorynectar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got Braces in College at 21
Replies: 5
Views: 2059

Re: Got Braces in College at 21

I agree! Nobody really notices adults in braces...other than to say 'Oh, I thought something looked different about you but I didn't know what' (after you tell them about your braces.) Hold your head high ....the time goes fast, and at the end of it you will have a beautiful smile. One other tip. Af...
by ivorynectar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Deep bite
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Deep bite

I had a deep bite. I did not have bite blocks or anything extra. The deep bite was corrected through the wires....I believe it is the 'reverse curve' process someone else mentioned. The net effect was that my lower molars where slloooowwwwllllyyy raised (extruded). I know it sounds gross and painful...
by ivorynectar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Don't be shy....join in the discussion!
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Don't be shy....join in the discussion!

Ok - I get it -- you want to learn about braces, or see if what you are experiencing is normal. I have been through two years of braces and just got de-bonded this week. (That is the official term for getting your braces off!) Anyways, I read this forum A LOT during that time. It was really helpful,...
by ivorynectar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Black Triangles?
Replies: 3
Views: 3080

Re: Black Triangles?

I had my teeth 'shaved' a little bit. It is called Inter Proximal Reduction. I was able to eliminate the black triangle on one side, but still have a little one on the other. There is a delicate balance between how much you can 'shave' off to improve the look, without taking off too much -- which co...
by ivorynectar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Slightly OT, looking for gum graft recovery information
Replies: 1
Views: 2280

Re: Slightly OT, looking for gum graft recovery information

You have probably had your gum surgery by now -- but I just saw the post! How did it go? Did they use the tissue from your palate? Do you know if you had a full thickness graft or a partial? I had one of each, and the recovery was a little bit different for each. For me, I had a really hard time tal...
by ivorynectar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello! Braces in mid to late fifties
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: Hello! Braces in mid to late fifties

Hi - I have been lurking on here for the past couple of years, but never felt like I had anything to offer. I am also in my mid-fifties, and JUST got de-braced this week! I had them on for just over two years. It sucked a bit, but it was totally worth it! I really wish I would have done this decades...
by ivorynectar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why are some permanent retainers affixed to every tooth?
Replies: 0
Views: 3235

Why are some permanent retainers affixed to every tooth?

Hi - Just got my braces off and have a permanent retainer behind the lower teeth. Talking to others, it seems some people have the lower retainer anchored to the canines (which is what I have) and some have it glued to the canines as well as the four lower incisors. Anyone know why? Is it just a dif...