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by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lingual Arch
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Lingual Arch

I have a transpalatal bar. It took me about 3 days to get used to it. I used to feel like the bar was pressing down on my tongue when I had my mouth closed. My back molars also got sore from the extra pressure in the beginning. I had a tiny bit of a lisp. I've gotten over all of those things. I do t...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are your second molars banded or bracketed?
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Are your second molars banded or bracketed?

I am 4.5 months in. My lower second molars still aren't bracketed. My top second molars were banded early on because I got a transpalatal bar to help develop the arch. There's still no word in getting the lower ones bracketed, but I trust my ortho's timing. It sounds like it's common to leave them o...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root canal and braces
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: Root canal and braces

I had a root canal 2.5 months into braces. It was an easy process. I didn't have any wires removed or extra trips to the orthodontist.
by BeautifulDisaster
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1 month with braces and no progress
Replies: 4
Views: 5560

Re: 1 month with braces and no progress

It helps to take pictures every month. It's hard to see much of a difference because the changes happen so gradually. But all of those subtle changes make a big difference over the long run. Like others have mentioned, even if you can't notice any movement in the teeth themselves, the changes in the...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 27179

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

Congratulations. Those are great results, especially since they were achieved without surgery!
Do you know how much longer you'll be in braces?
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting Braces Next Week How to Tell People?
Replies: 23
Views: 2634

Re: Getting Braces Next Week How to Tell People?

I got my braces on a Saturday, and didn't tell anyone at work. When I showed up on Monday, one of my coworkers yelled out, "YOU GOT BRACES???" just as I said "good morning" and sat down. A couple of people commented how that was an embarrassing way to let everyone know I got braces, but to me, it wa...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 8985

Re: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed

And here's my four month update. 011015Month4-Comparison.jpg 011015Month4-UppersComparison.jpg 011015Month4-LowersComparison.jpg I finally had my first wire change! I had my teeth cleaned yesterday, which was a 2 hour ordeal. I went to my ortho to have my wires removed, then to my dentist's to have ...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 8985

Re: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed

I have really been slacking on the updates, though I have continued taking pictures to track my progress. Here are my December pictures. (Please excuse the stained ligs): 120214Month3-Smile.jpg 120214Month2-UppersComparison.jpg 120214Month3-LowersComparison.jpg Unfortunately, a couple of days before...
by BeautifulDisaster
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally Got Them!
Replies: 54
Views: 8039

Re: Finally Got Them!

Your teeth look perfect! Such a beautiful smile.
by BeautifulDisaster
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starting Braces at 26!
Replies: 31
Views: 3290

Re: Starting Braces at 26!

Great progress! Your teeth have come a long way in just 2 months!
Must be exciting to see so much improvement.
by BeautifulDisaster
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 63
Replies: 73
Views: 11930

Re: Braces at 63

I also have clear on my uppers, and it takes a while before people realize I have braces.
Can't wait to see your progress!
by BeautifulDisaster
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 8985

Re: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed

I'm back with my 2 month update! My lateral incisor has come a long way. It's a lot more visible now. 110214Month2-Comparison.jpg My crossbite is slowly disappearing. Check out how much the wire has smoothed out! 110214Month2-UppersComparison.jpg 110214Month2-LowersComparison.jpg There was definitel...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 26 years old, I am getting my braces on tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: 26 years old, I am getting my braces on tomorrow

I'm 26, and I just got mine 6 weeks ago. I hope you are adjusting well. I have no regrets on getting mine and actually kind of like them.
by BeautifulDisaster
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 8985

Re: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed

I have made it through my first month with braces! Here are my 1 month progress pictures: 100414Month1-Comparison.jpg There wasn't much change in my uppers, but at least I've gotten used to the sub-palatal bar going across my mouth. 100414Month1-UppersComparison.jpg The most impressive change was de...
by BeautifulDisaster
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 579067

Re: Lig colours (colors)

I loved the teal, but I went with more neutral colors this time. 092014-Week2.jpg Clear and silver. The clear ligs make my teeth look oddly dull and yellow. On the plus side, you can barely tell I have braces in pictures. It took my friends a while before they realized I got braces. I'll probably st...