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by jem
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Second Braces Journey @ 24
Replies: 42
Views: 4195

Re: My Second Braces Journey @ 24

Yes those hooks look quite scary! Also, I notice your powerchain is placed on top of your archwire. I only had short chains and they were placed underneath the wire. I wonder if there is any reason for the difference.

Your teeth are looking great!

Jem
by jem
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What would you do??
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: What would you do??

And did you get metal or ceramic brackets? How long will you have them?
by jem
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What would you do??
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: What would you do??

I hope it is improving. Can you post some pics?
by jem
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What would you do??
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: What would you do??

It sounds like it might be a trans-palatal arch. You can find pictures of them if you do an internet search. I never had one but I think they are quite common and people on this site who have had them seem to have adjusted to them OK. Don't worry, you won't look horrible- you will be the same you an...
by jem
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Has anyone found it hard to tolerate invisalign?
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Has anyone found it hard to tolerate invisalign?

One ironic positive of having fixed braces is that you have no option to take them out, so you just have to get on with them and no willpower is required..... Good luck with your treatment. I think all orthodontic treatment gets easier after the initial stages-it just becomes the new you for the nex...
by jem
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces after Jaw Fracture at Age 56!
Replies: 64
Views: 6352

Re: Braces after Jaw Fracture at Age 56!

Agreed you have a great smile. Are you still riding your bicycle?

I hope your move from the US goes well.

Jem
by jem
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces after Jaw Fracture at Age 56!
Replies: 64
Views: 6352

Re: Braces after Jaw Fracture at Age 56!

Excellent improvement, Emily, but wouldn't it be worth keeping your braces on for a few more months to finish the job properly?

My treatment went to double my original 9 month estimate, but I have no regrets.

Good luck!

Jem
by jem
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Over 50s -
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Over 50s -

At 57 I kind of dipped my toe in the water rather than took any plunge. See my story below and my recent post about reaching 5 years since ending active treatment. I did not have major issues but did have problems with my upper front left quadrant which needed something done. I have no regrets other...
by jem
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 5 Years on
Replies: 5
Views: 987

5 Years on

It is now 5 years since I finished my active orthodontic treatment. I still have a bonded retainer and wear my hawley retainer every night. Neither is any problem and my teeth have not moved at all. My only regret is that I only had my top front teeth straightened. My bottom teeth are not bad and my...
by jem
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Thinking of getting a backup Essix. Good idea?
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Thinking of getting a backup Essix. Good idea?

Why not just ask your ortho to make you two sets of retainers? They will take impressions far more skilfully and accurately than the DIY impressions you will have to do yourself for an internet provider.
by jem
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainer Q's
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Retainer Q's

Why not get two hawleys-one without a tongue crib for work and one with a tongue crib for home?

Good luck!

Jem
by jem
Wed May 09, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2nd time, permanent top retainer?
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: 2nd time, permanent top retainer?

Yes. My ortho fitted the bonded retainer, then removed my brackets, then took impressions . I had one impression for records, one for the standard essix retainer and one for the additional hawley I requested.
by jem
Tue May 08, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2nd time, permanent top retainer?
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: 2nd time, permanent top retainer?

I have had an upper bonded retainer for nearly 5 years and it has never been a problem. I do not have a very deep bite so my bottom teeth do not touch it. I also wear a removable retainer at night.

Good luck with yours!

Jem
by jem
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Partial braces for buck teeth
Replies: 14
Views: 1549

Re: Partial braces for buck teeth

Fantastic progress in such a short time. Congratulations !
by jem
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Free at last, free at last
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Free at last, free at last

Your teeth look great-congratulations!

Jem