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by metalliKa
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

Well, we can kiss pearly white teeth good bye! I tried an at home whitening system with the LED light and by the third day, my teeth became so sensitive to cold air that breathing was unbearable! And I didn't particularly care for that gritty feeling in my teeth after! :soremouth:
by metalliKa
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: the end of my SMS journey, at last!
Replies: 19
Views: 1708

Re: the end of my SMS journey, at last!

Welcome back! Hope you had an amazing time in Italy! Yes, my teeth did shift too. When I went in for my one month retention appointment, I mentioned it to my ortho and he said my teeth are still trying to settle so with the braces off, there's less retention. As long as I wear my retainers my teeth ...
by metalliKa
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got braces off... Need to whiten teeth now!
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Just got braces off... Need to whiten teeth now!

Don't do it! The sensitivity that comes with white teeth is not worth it! I did an at home whitening system and I couldn't get through one 10 ml tube of whitening agent. On my third session, my teeth became so sensitive to air, it hurt just to breathe.
by metalliKa
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

Congratulations metalliKa! What a transformation for you! I loved following your journey and I'm so happy for you that it's done! Freyja! Same to you too! Flossing is easy breezy now, don't you think? They look incredible! :D Thank you, Kirky! How's your journey so far? Wow awesome result! Thanks, ...
by metalliKa
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile
Replies: 75
Views: 16139

Re: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile

Wow! Freyja! Your teeth look great! Wonderful result! I agree that debanding was not a pleasant experience. The yanking combined with loud clippings was quite uncomfortable. At one point, I felt my bottom teeth were going to come off with the brackets. Would I go through the experience again? Never ...
by metalliKa
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's wrong with my bite?
Replies: 26
Views: 1639

Re: What's wrong with my bite?

Can an overjet not be corrected or even improved with sms? Even if i insist i wear it for longer than the 6 month average treatment time? What about if i have the opposite molar extracted as mentioned above? I just don't think your dentist have enough the experience like an orthodontist to correct ...
by metalliKa
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Broken Brace
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Broken Brace

I would advise you to call your ortho and explain to him your current situation And see why he recommends.
by metalliKa
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's wrong with my bite?
Replies: 26
Views: 1639

Re: What's wrong with my bite?

I think you may have to get an ortho to correct your overjet. It's something that SMS cannot correct.
by metalliKa
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regretting my decision
Replies: 30
Views: 2563

Re: Regretting my decision

The first few months are the hardest to adjust, so hang in there. You'll be amazed at how little people pay attention to your braces, even your speech. However, if you're having anxiety over this, maybe it's a good idea to go see a therapist. They're very good at listening.
by metalliKa
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kiligeorge's Story! Braces for an openbite.
Replies: 21
Views: 2990

Re: Kiligeorge's Story! Braces for an openbite.

Beautiful result! I got mine off a month ago and boy! I'm so glad to be able to floss normally again!
by metalliKa
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: the end of my SMS journey, at last!
Replies: 19
Views: 1708

Re: the end of my SMS journey, at last!

Congrats on your removal! Your teeth look great! In regards to the care of your clear retainers, my ortho advised to brush them in dish soapy water with a soft toothbrush. If I want to soak them, I can do with efferdent tablets when needed. Absolutely do not soak them in warm water or in mouth wash ...
by metalliKa
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10479

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

Congratulations! Your teeth look awesome! And good luck on the whitening and gum graft! Also, don't forget to document those procedures as well.

I inquired at my dental office about whitening. Holy mackerel! $450 for the zoom system whitening! I decided just to do otc stuff later.
by metalliKa
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fed up, waiting for appointments = doubling brace time!!
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Fed up, waiting for appointments = doubling brace time!!

Are they that booked that you can't get an earlier appointment?
by metalliKa
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: is going through an airport with braces weird/awkward?
Replies: 9
Views: 2793

Re: is going through an airport with braces weird/awkward?

I flew numerous times during my treatment and I walked through security with a breeze.
by metalliKa
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12503

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

Can't wait for your final reveal! Tick tock! Tick tock!