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by Chicagogal
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rebraced? whats the shortest time you've had between braces?
Replies: 14
Views: 5018

Re: Rebraced? whats the shortest time you've had between bra

Well I appreciate the sympathy, so sorry to bum anyone out! I WISH WISH WISH I could point to something and say that it could've avoided it (i wore an advanced hawley retainer, with a bumper behind my front teeth religiously). The one thing I would say is not to jump the gun on being "done." Your or...
by Chicagogal
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rebraced? whats the shortest time you've had between braces?
Replies: 14
Views: 5018

Rebraced? whats the shortest time you've had between braces?

I'm in a bit of a depressed place right now, marching to my doom today to get braces again...only 16 months after they were removed and retention was started. I know lots of people on here are getting braces again as adults following an adolescent stint, but what is the shortest time anyone has had ...
by Chicagogal
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adult Non-Surgical Palatal Expansion
Replies: 74
Views: 43917

Re: Adult Non-Surgical Palatal Expansion

Welcome to the forum! I'm about a year out after my palate expander, and though I'm not exactly an uplifting case (I'm getting brackets back on today), my expansion seems to have held so far without significant tilting or gum damage. If you have that much space from extractions I'd imagine that the ...
by Chicagogal
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: THEY ARE OFF!!! Retainer Questions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: THEY ARE OFF!!! Retainer Questions!!

I just got mine off TODAY (10-25-11) after 15 months. I'm not enjoying getting used to top and bottom hawleys, but still happy to be free. I feel like i see the 27-7 for a month and then nightly a lot, but my ortho just said one week of fulltime wear and then just night time, is that odd? also anoth...
by Chicagogal
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Whitening
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Re: Whitening

I got mine off TODAY!! (10-25-11) and my ortho said I could start over-the-counter whitening right away, but just pay close attention to my already sore and puffy gums. Once my gums get back to normal and I get a few days of brushing with a sensetivity toothpaste underway, I'll start the 20% opulenc...
by Chicagogal
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: had a "Kim" wire with your elastics?
Replies: 28
Views: 5927

Re: had a "Kim" wire with your elastics?

smilelikeyoumeanit: Looks like we are very similar with our brace dates. I am 8 months with uppers and 2.5 months with my lowers. I get the stupid crazy wires in September....I bet you are getting yours around that time as well? Keep us posted on your visit today! Do you have an open bite as well? ...
by Chicagogal
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debanding Date Set
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: Debanding Date Set

These darn things are coming off Nov 1. Wow! that's kind of amazing, i'm from Illinois and I have almost the exact time in braces you do and I'm also set to have mine off the week of 10/29. Amazing! i'm not super confident they actually will though. here's hopin! congrats on the debracing imminence!
by Chicagogal
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Debanding Fears and What you Did - Anyone push back date?
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

Re: Debanding Fears and What you Did - Anyone push back date

thanks for the help everyone! I did decide to tell my ortho that it bothered me, even if it pushed back the date (still set for two weeks from now, we'll see) he still didn't notice it until I told him, but then couldn't believe that he hadn't fixed it. literally, he acted baffled. though the appoin...
by Chicagogal
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What was your first meal after Debonding day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

Re: What was your first meal after Debonding day?

Big fat juicy steak... I'm just gonna pick it up with my hands and sink my teeth into it caveman style....lol only the first day that is lol This made me actually laugh out loud. I love it! particularly considering your screen name. I've done the steak thing in tiny pieces, but I get what you mean ...
by Chicagogal
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What was your first meal after Debonding day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

Re: What was your first meal after Debonding day?

I know that this question has been posted on here a hundred times, but to me, i never get sick of daydreaming of the post-braces foods. my SUPPOSED deband date is in 3 weeks, but I wont let myself believe it's true until the little rascals are getting pried from my teeth. now, for the foodlust: I'm ...
by Chicagogal
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Flouride Mouth Rinse
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: Flouride Mouth Rinse

My ortho also passes on things he gets for free, wax, wax substiutes. All the latest that he gets sent or picks up at conferences. So it couldn't hurt to ask for a handful of sample sizes. THAT being said, it may not have been a sample size. I have a sample size of the colgate "rx" toothpaste that h...
by Chicagogal
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do teeth get filed down after debracing??
Replies: 9
Views: 7730

Re: Do teeth get filed down after debracing??

I asked the SAME type question in the naked tooth thread. Though I'm not sure if mine could be evened out by filing or if should tell my ortho that I'm willing to extend my treatment time (push back my debracing date) in order to get them even. argh. I think I could deal better with filing (my denti...
by Chicagogal
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Question re retainer & whitening
Replies: 4
Views: 2922

Re: Question re retainer & whitening

I'm getting excited for debanding in a couple months and really wanting to whiten. Reading the most recent posts I looked up Opalescence and this is what I found: Many studies at a 2007 session International Association for Dental Research (IADR) examine whether whitening can damage the structure of...
by Chicagogal
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Debanding Fears and What you Did - Anyone push back date?
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

Re: Debanding Fears and What you Did - Anyone push back date

thank you both! I think your insight is dead on. The midline I can live with I think, not sure if I'm being insane about the leveling in the front (see pic) or if that could be tweaked now. To bullfighter's point, I feel the same way. unlike some others, the time hasn't flown by, as I've been acutel...