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by Freckles
Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Done and yay for crown lengthening!
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Thanks again everyone :) linda21 - Pretty much I think! I'm not exactly sure on the technical bits but in my case he removed bone as well as gum to expose more of the tooth structure (we are only talking 2 mms !) My problem was I had short teeth not just overgrown gums (in that case the excess can j...
by Freckles
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Done and yay for crown lengthening!
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

No that's ok Bekah I know what you meant :lol:
by Freckles
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Done and yay for crown lengthening!
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Thank you all for your lovely comments :) Dawna - Good question! No they aren't crowns, they are my real teeth. Basically crown lengthening is a procedure where they reposition your gum level. It's a bit more complex than simply trimming gums that have overgrown - they reshape the bone and gum to ex...
by Freckles
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Done and yay for crown lengthening!
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Done and yay for crown lengthening!

OK, I'm done - well I've been done for a while (Nov 07) but I have to admit I kind of wasn't overjoyed so never posted. I see all the beautiful teeth on here and I didn't end up with the big sparkly straight teeth I'd hoped for. My ortho's fault? Nope. My expectations? Yes! :wink: Ok there were some...
by Freckles
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: gummy smile
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Hi candycin, sorry can't help with your query but I'd love to see some before/after pictures when you are all healed up. I'm considering having this procedure done when I have my braces removed and love seeing pics of the results :)

good luck with the healing :)
by Freckles
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainer top and bottom?
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

No problems, linda21 , glad I could help :D Apparently my top braces are definitely coming off on 7th November and maybe the bottoms at the same time. If he's not completely happy with the bottoms, he's going to leave them on a few more weeks. I'll be happy just to have the top ones off anyway, I ca...
by Freckles
Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainer top and bottom?
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

Thanks so much for both your replies :) Now I can just sit and wait for the big day!

PS Linda21, I tried to PM you but I don't think it worked... anyway, you might need to check your "My Braces Story" link in your sig. It doesn't seem to takes me to your story, but maybe it's just me :)
by Freckles
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainer top and bottom?
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

Thank you so much for the replies, Granola and Linda21 :) I am very excited about having them off and I'm pleased that I'm having the bonded retainers as I can be quite forgetful and would most likely lose/forget to put in removable retainers. I actually had my top braces temporarily taken off a yea...
by Freckles
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainer top and bottom?
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

Bonded retainer top and bottom?

Hello :) Well I've been reading this site a lot over the last 3 years! Anyway, I finally had the orthodontist visit I've been waiting for and have been told my braces are coming off finally after 3 years. My orthodontist has told me I will just have a bonded retainer on top and bottom (which I'm act...
by Freckles
Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pregnant with braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 2951

I am pregnant too! Now I don't feel so crazy! I'm 20 weeks pregnant and been in braces 18 months. Have had no problems and my ortho said he thought my teeth would move faster but unfortunately I haven't noticed that effect on my annoying extraction gaps - oh well :) Congratulations and good luck :D
by Freckles
Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thinking Of Becoming Pregnant While In Braces
Replies: 13
Views: 2167

Well... I am!

I just found out I'm pregnant! :lol: I've been in braces since December 04 and was given the usual 18-24 estimate so I am hoping to have them off by the end of this year. If I'm lucky, they will be off before the baby is born but I'll have them most of the pregnancy. Funnily enough at a previous adj...
by Freckles
Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Oral-B Sonic Complete (Woo Hoo!)
Replies: 6
Views: 2745

Oral-B Sonic Complete (Woo Hoo!)

I have my new Oral-B Sonic Complete toothbrush and I love it :-** I was worried that it may not be worth getting as I already have an electric toothbrush but it is fantastic. I can't use my electric toothbrush effectively as it hurts my sensitive teeth especially if I try to go over the brackets. Th...
by Freckles
Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: THe Perfect Toothbrush
Replies: 7
Views: 3329

I love my Oral B ortho toothbrush - I make sure I soak it under the hot tap first so it's soft and it works much better than any other (manual) toothbrush I've tried :)