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by UGHBRACES
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discouraged.
Replies: 24
Views: 5859

Re: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discourage

You have the worst part of braces over with. Its all downhill from here, hang in there!
by UGHBRACES
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discouraged.
Replies: 24
Views: 5859

Re: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discourage

Any time an ortho gives a timeline, its just an estimate. Your teeth may not move as quick as he anticipated and it could take longer. There is a dentist that posts on here who is the developer of a technique called powerprox six month braces which may be the technique your dentist is using so he ma...
by UGHBRACES
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did anyone get veneers after braces?
Replies: 16
Views: 17212

Re: Did anyone get veneers after braces?

getting braces will not change the shape of your face. it will just straighten you teeth. Random. And incorrect. It depends on what the individuals issues are. I can show you before and after braces pics where you can see great facial profile changes/improvements. Back on topic. I would think when ...
by UGHBRACES
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces + RPE, now I'mgetting 4 wisdom teeth removed -NERVOUS
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: Braces + RPE, now I'mgetting 4 wisdom teeth removed -NER

I had to be put to sleep to have 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed years back. Recovery wasn't bad from what I remember. I don't think having braces in would make recovery any different.
by UGHBRACES
Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overjet "camouflage"?
Replies: 7
Views: 3511

Re: Overjet "camouflage"?

It depends on the individual situation. But some people can have their overjet fixed just by extraction two upper premolars and be left with a nice stable result. Sounds like I love my teeth's overjet was due to a retracted lower jaw. But lets say a persons lower jaw is in an ideal position, but the...
by UGHBRACES
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: ****~~Finally taking the plunge~~!****
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Re: ****~~Finally taking the plunge~~!****

Its going to take some time to get used to the braces, but once you do its a piece of cake.
Congratulations on going for it!
by UGHBRACES
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overjet "camouflage"?
Replies: 7
Views: 3511

Re: Overjet "camouflage"?

Maybe you can have a couple of upper teeth extracted and that will allow the room to retract the overjet.
by UGHBRACES
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: tooth into alignment?
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: tooth into alignment?

The archwire will bend in and connect to the bracket.
by UGHBRACES
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Help! Really upset..Broken permanent upper retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 3615

Re: Help! Really upset..Broken permanent upper retainer

Personally I would get a Hawley because it will last you much longer than essix. The advantage to permanent retainers is your compliance is guaranteed because you can't remove it. But if you are 100% compliant with wearing your removable, then it will likely do just as good a job at retaining(maybe ...
by UGHBRACES
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth whitening
Replies: 9
Views: 1818

Re: Teeth whitening

Here is some happy news :yuck: ; my ortho said that I can get them whitened ONE WHOLE MONTH after debracing! According to her, the braces, no matter which ones, do cause some damage to the teeth; so you need to do a one month treatment with a toothpaste that contains a lot of fluoride, so your teet...
by UGHBRACES
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Top Row off but question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Top Row off but question.

Wow I can't believe some people have to wait up to 4 weeks! I only had to wait about 4 hours. My dr. has a practice with 2 or 3 other orthodontists under the same roof and they have a lab on site.
by UGHBRACES
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Think I made a Mistake...
Replies: 21
Views: 8955

Re: Think I made a Mistake...

That is what I thought. I really wanted invisalign, but beyond that, there was going to be something on my teeth. That plus my concerns about the ligs staining made me decide for metal. The ligs that go on metal brackets are the same thing and will stain as well, but the staining is harder to see u...
by UGHBRACES
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Face profile
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

Re: Face profile

What is your teeth and bite like?
by UGHBRACES
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gums swelling?
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

Re: Gums swelling?

Just make sure you do a good job flossing in between all teeth everyday. Food lodged in the gums will cause them to swell. Actually for myself I had what turned out to be an eyelash buried right in between my gums that was causing me issues for weeks before I finally got it out. Once it came out the...
by UGHBRACES
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: The braces have left the building :D
Replies: 2
Views: 1829

Re: The braces have left the building :D

Nice! Congratulations.
The freedom from braces is a great feeling.