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by LithpingLitha
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do adults teeth fall out of alignment after braces?
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

Re: Do adults teeth fall out of alignment after braces?

Teeth shift throughout life, regardless of retainers. All of my relatives had perfectly straight teeth and as they aged, their teeth began to shift. It's been a shocking reversal, since I was the only one of the family with crooked teeth needing braces. Now I wear my retainers to keep the shape (tho...
by LithpingLitha
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Did you have cavities as a result of the braces?
Replies: 38
Views: 32597

Re: Did you have cavities as a result of the braces?

Having braces didn't cause me to have cavities. I had work done before the braces went on and then it was several years before I got another cavity. I was also obsessive about my hygiene while I was in treatment. :D
by LithpingLitha
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How treatment changes!
Replies: 2
Views: 406

How treatment changes!

I went through my own braces saga years ago and have been faithful in wearing my retainers...(even so, teeth will shift!) Now I have a daughter going through her own braces story and I can hardly believe some of the changes in treatment choices. Part of it may be due to moving a few thousand miles f...
by LithpingLitha
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I'm enjoying my naked teeth!
Replies: 2
Views: 1891

I'm not enjoying the retainers.
I got them on yesterday and wanted to rip them out all day.
A few times saliva built up and gagged me.
My tongue is sore and I'm lisping again. :?

I have to wear them full-time for 6 weeks and then night-time only.
by LithpingLitha
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: December Braces Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 35900

My brackets popped off while in the ortho chair. :lol:
by LithpingLitha
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I'm enjoying my naked teeth!
Replies: 2
Views: 1891

I'm enjoying my naked teeth!

My gums and lips are adjusting. It feels strangely good so far.
I get hawleys in a week! :D
by LithpingLitha
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LithpingLitha's Log *De-braced*
Replies: 71
Views: 34758

I've been debanded! :-V

I get my hawley retainers in a week.

I'm trying to get used to my new smile. My lips and gums have that phantom feeling as though the braces are still there, but they're not.
And I can whistle again!
:D
by LithpingLitha
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much Floss do you go through a day?
Replies: 10
Views: 1428

I use two pieces, one for the top the other for the bottom, that total about 26 inches.
by LithpingLitha
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LithpingLitha's Log *De-braced*
Replies: 71
Views: 34758

Thanks flesh-was-sweet!
I scooted over to your story and looked at your pics. Great progress!
Your braces will be coming off about a month before mine. Congrats!
by LithpingLitha
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Anni's Braces Story - Braces are off!!!! Pics Page 9!
Replies: 112
Views: 50441

Congrats on your upcoming de-bracing.
You're scheduled a month ahead of me. ;)
Your teeth look great! :thumbsup:
by LithpingLitha
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LithpingLitha's Log *De-braced*
Replies: 71
Views: 34758

My October Update!! I was given a braided wire with a lace tie on my uppers. My lowers will stay in the steel. No elastics. My ortho does not wish to put me in elastics because of the overbite. He said the braided wire will help the teeth sorta relax & come together a bit more on the bite. 6 more w...
by LithpingLitha
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LithpingLitha's Log *De-braced*
Replies: 71
Views: 34758

Thank you for sharing your story, shinyRiver!
I'm glad that you were brave and started your ortho journey even though it involved extractions and that you are happy with your decision. :D
by LithpingLitha
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: .........ugly gap..............
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

I don' t know what to say.
My powerchain closed the gaps almost immediately.
I took pics the same day and you'd never know I had gaps.
by LithpingLitha
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The ability to chew...
Replies: 16
Views: 2207

I couldn't chew at the beginning either. It was much too painful. I ate soft foods as much as possible and took pain meds when it was really bad.. As I got further into treatment I chewed through the pain on sugar-free chewing gum, not bubble gum. A few hours of this type of chewing after an adjustm...
by LithpingLitha
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and your kids
Replies: 5
Views: 974

I'm not embarrassed to have braces. I was more embarrassed pre-braces because of my crooked teeth.
My daughter is in braces as well. It is something special to share and I feel happy inside when I see other children in them.