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by jem
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jem's belated story
Replies: 196
Views: 36186

Re: Jem's belated story

Tilly, I'm sure your ortho will offer you fixed and/or essix retainers if that is what you prefer. I think hawleys are less common nowadays, at least in the UK. I would not have wanted a hawley for 24/7 wear because of the aesthetics. But to wear at home to supplement my bonded retainer I have found...
by jem
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My braces story at 24 yrs old!
Replies: 35
Views: 4199

Re: My braces story at 24 yrs old!

How did your ortho find the space to get all your bottom front teeth in line? Amazing progress!
by jem
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jem's belated story
Replies: 196
Views: 36186

Re: Jem's belated story

Hi JPG ! Thank you for reading my story. I am pleased to hear you have also completed your active treatment. I still have the essix retainer. I never wear it but I keep it as back up should the need ever arise. I originally paid extra for an additional hawley which I understood would be more durable...
by jem
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 26359

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

Are the photos upside down because you are in Australia?
by jem
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces combined with removable appliances
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Braces combined with removable appliances

Not me. But there have been people on this site who have combined fixed braces with removable bite plates. With regard to expanders, it would seem that orthodontists usually combine fixed expanders with fixed braces or provide removable expanders before fixed braces rather than at the same time.
by jem
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon braces questions
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Damon braces questions

Movement need not be associated with pain. I had damon braces and only felt a bit of pressure-certainly not pain-after maybe 3 of a dozen or so adjustments. 6 or 7 weeks between adjustments is perfectly normal and your teeth will be moving throughout those weeks even if you are not feeling any press...
by jem
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: PLEASE HELP! Need advice
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: PLEASE HELP! Need advice

Teachers are mostly human; I reckon a word with your teacher will probably get you excused for a little while. In the meantime get as much practice speaking elsewhere as you can and you will soon be speaking close to normally again.

Good luck!

Jem
by jem
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 33, with canine substitution (missing lateral incisors)
Replies: 19
Views: 4804

Re: Braces at 33, with canine substitution (missing lateral incisors)

What a beautiful smile! Congratulations!

Jem
by jem
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Fixed retainer on front of teeth?
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Fixed retainer on front of teeth?

Your older posts suggest that you had your braces removed several years ago and that you have hawley retainers as well as fixed.If your upper fixed retainer is prone to being loosened by contact with your bottom teeth, why not just get it removed? You shouldn't need 24/7 retention so long after your...
by jem
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 10 Years After Braces
Replies: 10
Views: 2573

Re: 10 Years After Braces

It is 6 years this month since I had my brace fitted and 4 1/2 years since it was removed. I have a bonded retainer and also wear a hawley every night. My teeth have not moved at all and the retainer regime is no problem. Glad I did it!

Jem
by jem
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: OMG!!!! Disclosing Tablet.
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: OMG!!!! Disclosing Tablet.

Don@t worry, it will wear/brush off
by jem
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bend/Dip in Archwire? What does it do? (step up/step down?)
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Bend/Dip in Archwire? What does it do? (step up/step down?)

The bend looks as if it is designed to move your lateral incisor down/outwards. It is not completely possible to tell with a photo from one angle only. Trust your ortho-I'm sure you will see movement in the right direction soon. Good luck with the rest of your treatment-your teeth look pretty good a...
by jem
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Second Braces Journey @ 24
Replies: 42
Views: 3784

Re: My Second Braces Journey @ 24

Your teeth look great-just like to models the orthodontist shows you before getting braces.

If your orthodontist tells you why your brackets are so close to the gum line, I would be interested to know.

Good luck with your treatment. I can't see it taking as long as you have been quoted.

Jem
by jem
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainer question
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Retainer question

It sounds to me as if it would be sensible to wear your retainer 24/7 for a few months. Or maybe get a bonded retainer to hold your gaps closed?
by jem
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6037

Re: Just saying hello

Can you post a picture of what the biteplate looks like?