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by davidspd
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fixed retainer unfixed itself
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Fixed retainer unfixed itself

About a month ago I had my top braces taken off, and a fixed metal wire retainer put behind my front four teeth (also got an Essix retainer for nightime). Anyway, i was halfway through eating this evening and half of the retainer wire has come away from my teeth and is just hanging there. Is there a...
by davidspd
Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First time I've felt embarrassed....
Replies: 35
Views: 4188

Hi Lisa65, just had to add my support and say unfortunately some people are just jerks. I work in the NHS and had a young (19) patient who i'd only just met say to me "I didn't think you could have braces when you were OLD" :roll: (i'm only 43 and like yourself generally look younger). No witty repo...
by davidspd
Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sleeping with mouth open
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Sleeping with mouth open

I've had braces for just over 7 months now and am progressing fine without any major problems. But I now wake up several times a night with my mouth like a sandpit because i've been sleeping with my mouth open. Does anyone else have this problem, and more importantly does anyone have any solutions a...
by davidspd
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: davidspd: 7 months - fourth adjustment, new pics page 2
Replies: 18
Views: 5701

Almost 7 months now. Top doesn't seem to have moved at all since last time, and only small movements on the bottom.

5 months on the left, 7 months on the right.

Image
by davidspd
Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: davidspd: 7 months - fourth adjustment, new pics page 2
Replies: 18
Views: 5701

Wow. Thanks Lisa65, that'll keep me motivated.
by davidspd
Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gaps in gums
Replies: 4
Views: 2336

Thanks jenny, artroxu and lindesd, good to know i'm not the only one. I'd not heard of either IPR or bonding so have been googling them both. It's definately something i'll consider when my treatment's closer to finishing. I've just updated my pics on the Our Stories section (5 months into treatment...
by davidspd
Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: davidspd: 7 months - fourth adjustment, new pics page 2
Replies: 18
Views: 5701

Had my latest adjustment last week, and here are latest pics. Week 17 on left, 5 months on right. http://i38.tinypic.com/2qsyr7c.jpg Progress seems to be really slow at the moment. I think i get movement for the first few days after adjustment, then nothing. Oh well, at least my teeth look whiter in...
by davidspd
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gaps in gums
Replies: 4
Views: 2336

Gaps in gums

I've been in braces about 5 months now and have had quite good movement of my very overcrowded teeth. However as my teeth are moving i'm seeing gaps opening up between my teeth around the gumline. It's a bit difficult to describe, but having googled it, it looks like the "interdental papilla" are mi...
by davidspd
Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: insinu8's BRACES journal --> NEW hardware PICS on pg6
Replies: 70
Views: 22581

Hi Chris,

Just found your story and wanted to say good luck, and just to cheer you up, i'd probably say that my teeth are worse than yours :oops: Haven't done enough posts yet for a sig, but i've posted in Our Braces Stories if you want to compare :roll:

Gill
by davidspd
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: davidspd: 7 months - fourth adjustment, new pics page 2
Replies: 18
Views: 5701

A couple of weeks now after my second adjustment and i've now got my bottom braces on. Please excuse the pic quality, done at night indoors - day 1 on the left, week 17 on the right. There doesn't seem to be much change in my uppers since week 7, but can't wait for the bottom ones to start moving. h...
by davidspd
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Losing weight with braces
Replies: 30
Views: 5698

I've lost about 3kg in 8 weeks since the braces went on. Mainly been due to not eating between meals, which is a big temptation where I work - always lots of biscuits, cakes, sweeties about. Apart from between meals I'm eating completely normally and everything I used to eat.
by davidspd
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: gsb126 - Braces Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Hi gsb126 and welcome to the board :D I'm another one who's come to braces late in life (40s) after putting it off numerous times. How long is your treatment going to be, and when is your first adjustment ? I think the plastic tab thingy is for the elastic to go around so it doesn't pop off ... but ...
by davidspd
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: davidspd: 7 months - fourth adjustment, new pics page 2
Replies: 18
Views: 5701

Thanks Bekah and Katt :D I think other people are able to notice a difference more than myself. When I look at the pics, I just see what still needs doing, not what's already been done in 7 weeks. Can't wait for the ortho to get started on the bottom ones - i think movement will be much more obvious...
by davidspd
Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: davidspd: 7 months - fourth adjustment, new pics page 2
Replies: 18
Views: 5701

Ok, had my first adjustment on Friday. Can't believe it's been 7 weeks already :o. Had my clear elastics taken off and wires put on - I was expecting more elastics so that came as a bit of a suprise. Anyway, new pics attached (top row are day 1, bottom row week 7). http://i25.tinypic.com/2wqskr9.jpg...
by davidspd
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 577445

Wow, it's been really inspiring looking at everyone's colours, and everyone's teeth look so much better than mine. I wish i'd had the guts to go ahead and get metal brackets. I'm going for my first adjustment in about 5 weeks and was wondering which colour is the best for both making my teeth look w...