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by Chicken
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How tight should your arches be?
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: How tight should your arches be?

I have had my class 2 elastics since 4/29/14 and I am supposed to get impressions for permanent lingual retainers on Thursday. I don't think my teeth are ready yet! Chicken! Your teeth are gorgeous!! I've been wearing class 2's longer than that and mine is where it's staying. Yours is definitely cl...
by Chicken
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How tight should your arches be?
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: How tight should your arches be?

I have had my class 2 elastics since 4/29/14 and I am supposed to get impressions for permanent lingual retainers on Thursday. I don't think my teeth are ready yet!
by Chicken
Fri May 30, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fastbraces / 6 Month Smiles / Traditional Ortho
Replies: 26
Views: 7806

Re: Fastbraces / 6 Month Smiles / Traditional Ortho

I would go with the whole works the orthodontist has prescribed. It will save many issues in the long run. You may want to have a second ortho consult if you can. I am hoping to get my braces off next month and I just turned 50. I am also from the U.K. but live in the USA. Good luck with your decisi...
by Chicken
Fri May 16, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is SEATING?
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: What is SEATING?

No seating. I went for my adjustment and nothing awful happened. He didnt bring it up and I wasnt about to remind him by asking what it is. I may when I get them off out of curiosity.
by Chicken
Sat May 03, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't find one pic of wire ties on Ceramic braces.
Replies: 18
Views: 1310

Re: Can't find one pic of wire ties on Ceramic braces.

I have had wire ties on my top arch from day one. I love them no staining at all. I had a regular powerchain at one adjustment that got badly stained so I requested the wire. You can check my photos using the link below.
by Chicken
Thu May 01, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally Got Them!
Replies: 54
Views: 7982

Re: Finally Got Them!

Thanks parslysage. Do you have a date yet?
by Chicken
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally Got Them!
Replies: 54
Views: 7982

Re: Finally Got Them!

Final Adjustment!!! Well I didn't get seating what ever that was. I am thankful, I am sure. I had a new wire on the bottom after some IPR and a power chain and I am wearing class ii elastics 24/7. My molars do not touch. I will be going back on 12th June to get impressions, then not sure what happen...
by Chicken
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My dentist has Invisalign. What gift should I get her?
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: My dentist has Invisalign. What gift should I get her?

Flowers or a plant are always nice. Great result.
by Chicken
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is SEATING?
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: What is SEATING?

Oh dear. I feel very afraid. I go away on vacation a few days after the next adjustment. I will refuse to wear such a contraption while I am away and try to eat gourmet food with it. It will be bad enough celebrating my half century while wearing the braces. It sounds like it maybe similar to having...
by Chicken
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally Got Them!
Replies: 54
Views: 7982

Re: Finally Got Them!

He did say 15-18 months I am guestimating the end of June. You should definitely ask. It will be earlier than the 18 month mark. Let me know what he says.
by Chicken
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally Got Them!
Replies: 54
Views: 7982

Re: Finally Got Them!

Thank you parslysage. I am excited to see my bare teeth too. I will look forward to following your story. It is wonderful to see peoples smile transformations. Good luck :D
by Chicken
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My beloved diastema - aka I love my gap tooth!
Replies: 16
Views: 2106

Re: My beloved diastema - aka I love my gap tooth!

My dentist explained that if you smile a lot that will cause the diastema to widen due to the muscle that caused it in the first place. I had a
frenectomy to remove the muscle. And I do smile alot. :D
by Chicken
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My beloved diastema - aka I love my gap tooth!
Replies: 16
Views: 2106

Re: My beloved diastema - aka I love my gap tooth!

Glad my gap is gone. Unfortunately the older I got the wider it got. I was becoming more embarrassed, self conscious and smiling less. I am very happy it has gone. That is understandable. Most people don't like their gap. I'm not sure why I like mine so much. Have the braces changed anything else a...
by Chicken
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before you stop noticing braces in your mouth?
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: How long before you stop noticing braces in your mouth?

Can't say that I have not noticed them, I have been aware of them constantly while awake. In the beginning I would wake up through the night with sore jaws from clenching. Thankfully that chapter has passed.
I can't wait until they come off.