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by Featheryy1221
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced! And a retainer question!
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: Debraced! And a retainer question!

Your teeth look amazing! :) congrats!
by Featheryy1221
Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got my palatal expander
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Just got my palatal expander

The rainbow passage does help a bit with talking. But you will probably not be able to say, "you," "like," "week," "speak," "thanks," "key," "wheat," "cheese," any long e sounding words, until you get the expander off. It's been five months that I've had my expander and I still can't say those words...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I need your advice guys before starting treatment.(19/9 y/o)
Replies: 20
Views: 1268

Re: I need your advice guys before starting treatment.(19/9

I agree with the others. Orthodontists aren't always correct in their predicted time. You'll see on here that some people were told 1.5 years and they're still with them on 3 years later. This isn't always the case though, sometimes people get their braces off sooner, and usually it's about the time...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My journey (expander, then braces)
Replies: 148
Views: 19697

Re: My journey (expander, then braces)

Today I had an appointment with my ortho to just do a check on the expander. When I walked in and sat down, the assistant didn't seem to know what I was there for. She actually went up to the other assistants and was like, "I don't know what she's here for right now. It's already tied up." Then the ...
by Featheryy1221
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces, or expander w/invisalign to fix adult crossbite?
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: Braces, or expander w/invisalign to fix adult crossbite?

I find it interesting that they're suggesting using a palatal expander just to flare teeth out. I have a palatal expander in currently to fix my crossbite but it was used to actually expand my palate. That way my teeth move to where they should have been. I know from my consultations that one orthod...
by Featheryy1221
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any regrets? Newbie not so sure about this...
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Any regrets? Newbie not so sure about this...

I agree with what everyone else has said, it gets easier. I haven't gotten my braces on yet, but I do have an expander and there was times in the beginning where I was like, "why did I choose this?!" I just reminded myself the reasons why I chose to go on this journey. And I focus on the end result....
by Featheryy1221
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction & Braces for Adult
Replies: 17
Views: 5564

Re: Extraction & Braces for Adult

My sister had her four pre-molars extracted when she was 13 and her smile turned out great. Her teeth and my teeth are a little large for our tiny mouths, so in her case the extractions worked out very well. I was told by two orthos I'd need extractions (one said four premolars, the other said a low...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post extractions - Dished in mouth!
Replies: 22
Views: 4133

Re: Post extractions - Dished in mouth!

hukillmommy wrote:I remember that thread specifically because the original poster commented on what I had posted. She said she felt judged by everyone and was going to delete her profile. All that was left was our responses to the OP!
Yes. I remember this post as well. The story was exactly the same.
by Featheryy1221
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Keira Knightley on her crooked teeth
Replies: 23
Views: 20136

Re: Keira Knightley on her crooked teeth

I think some people just aren't bothered by having crooked teeth. My dad's in his late 50's and his teeth are crooked and he's never once thought about getting braces. It's his mouth and his decision. I'm sure some people judge him and think, "oh why didn't he get braces?" but you know what, he neve...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Braces (20 year old male)
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

Re: My Braces (20 year old male)

Wow, you can already tell a big difference. Congrats on your progress so far! :)
by Featheryy1221
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I need your advice guys before starting treatment.(19/9 y/o)
Replies: 20
Views: 1268

Re: I need your advice guys before starting treatment.(19/9

How did the expansion manifested then if not with the front gap? Um well, if you click this and scroll near the bottom of this page (it's my braces story), you'll see pictures of my teeth after like 13ish turns of the expander (about 3.25 mm of expansion), and when I was done turning (15 mm expansi...
by Featheryy1221
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I need your advice guys before starting treatment.(19/9 y/o)
Replies: 20
Views: 1268

Re: I need your advice guys before starting treatment.(19/9

dunno12 wrote: Did your front teeth separated and a gap was created?
No I didn't get the gap, and the expander still worked. :D Another plus in my eyes because I felt like a gap would make me more self conscious.
by Featheryy1221
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Palatal Expander Stops Turning
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Palatal Expander Stops Turning

Did you tell your orthodontist that you didn't complete all the turns? They know before you get the expander placed how much expansion you need. They should have measured the expansion at your appointment to check and see where you were at. They use a tiny ruler to check and see how many mm's your m...
by Featheryy1221
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I need your advice guys before starting treatment.(19/9 y/o)
Replies: 20
Views: 1268

Re: I need your advice guys before starting treatment.(19/9

Hן Featheryy1221, I hope you can answer my question - I understand from your signature that you're wearing a palate expander. First of all, how old are you :)? Are you using the one with the screw that you need to cork every day? How's it going so far - any expansion till now? Did you have surgery ...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I need your advice guys before starting treatment.(19/9 y/o)
Replies: 20
Views: 1268

Re: I need your advice guys before starting treatment.(19/9

Can't say I made my mind up yet since i'm very indicisive and anxious about things like that, that's why I want other peoples' opinions. I'm not sure how those rings called in English since it's not my mother language. I hope I'd be able to clarify this subject in the upcoming days. I'm indecisive ...