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by Featheryy1221
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 19.6 years old - can I fix crossbite without surgery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2295

Re: 19.6 years old - can I fix crossbite without surgery?

Thanks man :) I thought that if a gap isn't appearing in your front teeth it means your back teeth are probably tipping. Could you tell me the difference between a bonded expander and a banded one? It might be good if I mention it to my orthodentist. Well, there are different types of expanders. Li...
by Featheryy1221
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 19.6 years old - can I fix crossbite without surgery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2295

Re: 19.6 years old - can I fix crossbite without surgery?

Good luck buddy :) From what I understood the indicator that the expander is working is a gap in the front teeth. Do you notice any tipping in the back teeth? Thank you! :) As for the gap, not everyone gets one. Typically younger patients always get one, since they are still growing. However in adu...
by Featheryy1221
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 19.6 years old - can I fix crossbite without surgery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2295

Re: 19.6 years old - can I fix crossbite without surgery?

Thank you very much for your help :) Both orthodentists I visited offered the same treatment, but the other one was more hesitant mentioning that surgery will be needed in the future. Both these doctors work in the same medical organization which I'm subscribed to. Now I kinda don't know which doct...
by Featheryy1221
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 19.6 years old - can I fix crossbite without surgery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2295

Re: 19.6 years old - can I fix crossbite without surgery?

Not sure if you've decided on this or not yet, but I just thought I'd tell you that I was/am in the same boat as you. I'm a couple years older than you (21 almost 22), and I went to three orthodontists for consultations. The last ortho I consulted with said I needed an expander because I have a v-sh...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My journey (expander, then braces)
Replies: 148
Views: 19697

Re: My journey (expander, then braces)

So just an update: today I got my bonded palatal expander in! :mrgreen: I'm OFFICIALLY started with my treatment! Eating is an absolute nightmare right now though, and talking is difficult. I can't pronounce anything with the "k," or "g" sound. However, I'm definitely excited that this is really hap...
by Featheryy1221
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces at 23, gaps 10mm overjet, don't want extractions Pics
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Re: Braces at 23, gaps 10mm overjet, don't want extractions

I can already tell some of the changes/movements from the photos! :) That's awesome. Good luck with your treatment! :)
by Featheryy1221
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will an expander still work?
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Will an expander still work?

I'm getting an expander as well! :) I know that I'm nervous that the expander won't work on me (I'm 21). However, my orthodontist has a guy who's in his 30's who he's treating with an expander first and it's worked so far. I think it really just depends on the skill of the orthodontist, and your mou...
by Featheryy1221
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My journey (expander, then braces)
Replies: 148
Views: 19697

Re: My journey (expander, then braces)

So I called to change my expander date appointment from Tuesday, October 1st, to Friday, October 4th. That way I'd have the weekend to adjust to the expander and I wouldn't have class the next day to worry about how bad I was lisping, and how I can't swallow my spit. lol. It sounded like a perfect p...
by Featheryy1221
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 26
Views: 2399

Re: Freedom!

Your teeth look amazing! Congrats! :jump:
by Featheryy1221
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My journey (expander, then braces)
Replies: 148
Views: 19697

Re: My journey (expander, then braces)

Hi and welcome! Sounds like you are going to be busy with dental appts....thats how my adeventure started out too. Thank you SunshineRay. :D And yes, it seems like I'm going to be very busy with appointments and everything else. Has your adventure been good so far? Hi! I'm also an "expander, then b...
by Featheryy1221
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My journey (expander, then braces)
Replies: 148
Views: 19697

My journey (expander, then braces)

So I decided today that I should start a braces story. So here goes nothing. :) I'm 21, and I've wanted braces since I was around seven/eight years old (when my front tooth came in crooked). Due to financial reasons, my family couldn't afford braces when I was young. Having crooked teeth has hurt my...
by Featheryy1221
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 111954

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Where are you located? Small town in MI
2. How much are you paying for your braces? $5700
3. What kind of braces do you have? I'm getting metal I believe.
4. What is your estimated time in braces? 18 months all together for my treatment. 12 months with braces though.
by Featheryy1221
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally getting started with my treatment. So nervous!
Replies: 20
Views: 1045

Re: Finally getting started with my treatment. So nervous!

Congratulations on taking the plunge! Thank you, djspeece! :) As time passes, you will adjust really quickly and eat almost anything you want again. I'm 5 months in and I can eat anything other than what's on the no-no list. I can easily eat steak and even kettle cooked chips. I've even gone back t...
by Featheryy1221
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally getting started with my treatment. So nervous!
Replies: 20
Views: 1045

Re: Finally getting started with my treatment. So nervous!

Your feelings are totally normal. I still dont like my braces sometimes but Im used to them now. I had an overjet the size of yours and hardly have any after 2 mos. That keeps me motivated! I am supposed to have them on for 12-18 mos but I always like to think it will only be 12 mos. Wishful thinki...
by Featheryy1221
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally getting started with my treatment. So nervous!
Replies: 20
Views: 1045

Re: Finally getting started with my treatment. So nervous!

lala81 I just realized I missed your post. :oops: Sorry about that. I was in the same boat as you; my family could never afford braces when I was younger, so I'm thankful to get them on now. I bet you are SO excited to get them on! Good luck on Thursday and with your treatment! :D