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by Takako
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: just got braces and my teeth don't meet!!
Replies: 5
Views: 10072

Re: just got braces and my teeth don't meet!!

My molars don't touch but it's never given me a problem when eating, only spaghetti... It's pretty normal to have happen with braces.
by Takako
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Debracing date sometime soon, but problems...
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Debracing date sometime soon, but problems...

Yeah, to be honest I didn't shop around at all. I really like my ortho, but she isn't very forthcoming with information about my treatment. So I'll be bugging her again about this tooth! I've got a new issue now... the tooth right above it, same type, is also tipped inwards a little bit... but for s...
by Takako
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley Retainer Question?
Replies: 2
Views: 1914

Re: Hawley Retainer Question?

Hawleys can fix a lot of things, but we can't answer those questions for you. You should ask your orthodontist about this. If you feel you have minor crowding issues in your lower teeth, it may be something that can be fixed before your braces come off. Let your ortho know you feel those teeth are c...
by Takako
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: sugar free cough drops ok if you don't bite?
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: sugar free cough drops ok if you don't bite?

I've had no problem eating anything I want. Just go slow and gentle. I don't like ice anyway, and normally suck on cough drops and those kinds of things until they are small anyway, so I guess I had good habits going in! The thought of crunching on hard candy and ice made my teeth hurt even before b...
by Takako
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help
Replies: 15
Views: 2725

Re: Help

Don't ever doubt that a problem can't be fixed! Overbites are corrected all the time in orthodontics. Have you discussed with your current ortho these issues? Does he or she know that you feel so unhappy? Are your braces off yet? If your current ortho does know your concerns, then definitely switch ...
by Takako
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces - estimated times
Replies: 29
Views: 4376

Re: Braces - estimated times

I was estimated at 24 months (2 years). I'm at the 2 year mark this month! Definitely not done. But hopefully by this summer!
by Takako
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY Braces Journey, 02-16-09 --> ??
Replies: 81
Views: 27592

Re: MY Braces Journey, 02-16-09 --> ??

Thanks!! I should probably take another picture one of these days. My teeth MUST be straighter or something... I know Stubborn Gap is finally closed now, although *just barely* lol.
by Takako
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: extractions after Braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 2293

Re: extractions after Braces?

My ortho actually planned it out where I had brackets put on with no wire, then I went and had the unbracketed teeth removed, then after they healed went back to the ortho and had wire put it. Three week process there with just brackets on!!
by Takako
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Debracing date sometime soon, but problems...
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Debracing date sometime soon, but problems...

I guess I'll update to myself! Hi me from the past! Wonky tooth is still wonky but you've decided it's not worth worrying about at the moment. The huge space is closed AGAIN and you're actually happy that you've let the powerchain do it's job and be PATIENT. You didn't go back to the ortho before go...
by Takako
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When in treatment did you get rubber bands?
Replies: 27
Views: 5049

Re: When in treatment did you get rubber bands?

I've been in braces over 2 years and not seen a single elastic! I feel like I'm missing out on something, especially since I happen to know my molars and premolars are WRONG; they're open and one of them is tipped in and yeah, long story. But anyway, I've been in "finishing" for eh... a few months a...
by Takako
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else started clenching their teeth since braces?
Replies: 37
Views: 30467

Re: Anyone else started clenching their teeth since braces?

I've found myself once or twice on over two years waking up with sore teeth from clenching, but it's not a normal thing.
by Takako
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fiddling with your brackets?
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Fiddling with your brackets?

I don't pick at mine, but I used to lick them. Until I got a few tastebuds caught. Now I don't! I used to play with the ends of the wires. However I had my first wires in for more than a year (!) so by the end, all four looped wire ends had actually broken off behind my molars. I guess I swallowed t...
by Takako
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Length of treatment quoted and actual treatment length
Replies: 41
Views: 11786

Re: Length of treatment quoted and actual treatment length

Well I've posted in here before, but it was a while ago. My estimate was 24 months/2 years. We're getting close to that date (february!) and my ortho seems happy. I'M not, but hopefully an impromptu consult at the end of Decmber will kick things into place :evil: I think, aside from 2 issues that I ...
by Takako
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: my tooth moved on the way home!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: my tooth moved on the way home!!

I've had teeth move on the way home! I've had gaps close due to powerchain... and I've also had them open! :evil:
by Takako
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY Braces Journey, 02-16-09 --> ??
Replies: 81
Views: 27592

Re: MY Braces Journey, 02-16-09 --> ??

Woo, no posts recently because... boringness. Nothing visibly exciting has been happening lol! I hope to get rubber bands soon so my back gaps close...