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by metalliKa
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

TheProfessor wrote:Your smile looks great! :jump: Isn't life so much better with naked teeth???
Thank you!

Yes, I love my new and naked teeth! Only three weeks since debracing and I have already forgotten that I had braces.
by metalliKa
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

Lovelyteeth wrote:Congrats. What an excellent result. Good on you.
Thank you! I'm so relieved to have them braces off! I breeze through flossing now! And flossing with braces is something I won't miss!
by metalliKa
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post braces gaps!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3006

Re: Post braces gaps!!!

To my entirely untrained eye, it looks like there are no gaps. You appear to have full contact on your teeth, closer to the incisal. Looks like gingival recession to me. Maybe the triangles could be reduced by a bit of IPR and then closing those gaps. I'd definitely talk with a general dentist (muc...
by metalliKa
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

littlething wrote:WOW!!! They look amazing - you must be thrilled! Congratulations! :)
Thank you! I was excited then after I got my cleaning, I developed small black triangles! Argh!
by metalliKa
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post braces gaps!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3006

Post braces gaps!!!

On 5/24, I got my braces off. The next day, I went in for a cleaning. To my horror, the hygienist said I have quite a bit of plaque build up. She drilled away and I swear, my mouth became a pool of blood. Anyways, after my cleaning, I noticed I have black triangles on my lower front teeth between th...
by metalliKa
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?
Replies: 22
Views: 16655

Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

I don't understand why more orthos don't use fixed retainers whenever possible to complement the removable ones. I was thinking the same! I just got my braces removed on 5/24 and now I'm noticing small gaps between my bottom front, mostly small black triangles. I was given clear retainers and instr...
by metalliKa
Sat May 28, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Chipped tooth
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Chipped tooth

If it's a small chip, the ortho will even it out. But if it's big, you'll have to get bonding from your dentist after your braces come off. However, mention this to your ortho and he can tell you what he can and can't do.
by metalliKa
Fri May 27, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

Wow!! They look amazing! Gives me hope! Thank you! Yes, just keep plugging along, you will get there in no time! Woohooo!! Congratulations! They look amazing, so happy for you!! What a wonderful surprise :D It was a big surprised! The pictures were right after the braces were off. Now that it's bee...
by metalliKa
Wed May 25, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

WOOOOOOO! Congratulations! Thanks! I think I'm still dreaming! It hasn't really sunk in yet, and I feel like I have no teeth! Wow, congratulations! What a super result, I bet you must be delighted. And welcome to the world of retainers, do you have them yet and what type do you have? Did this come ...
by metalliKa
Tue May 24, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

I am FREE! I am FREE! I am FREE!

I went in for my 15th adjustment today and was told if I wanted to get out of jail, I could. "Heck yeah!" I think I'm still dreaming so a thorough report will be due later.

Image

:jump: :jump: :jump:
by metalliKa
Mon May 23, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: An Offer I Couldn't Refuse
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: An Offer I Couldn't Refuse

Hooray for you! I hope for good news for you on your next adjustment too!

Btw, what was the offer he made that you couldn't refuse?
by metalliKa
Sun May 22, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Need help deciding on brackets & orthodontist
Replies: 20
Views: 857

Re: Need help deciding on brackets & orthodontist

Ultimately, the decision is yours and yours to make. However, I would go with the more experienced ortho.

I have a question. Where do you live that your treatment is so cheap?!!!
by metalliKa
Tue May 17, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Professionals with braces: thoughts or concerns?
Replies: 27
Views: 3508

Re: Professionals with braces: thoughts or concerns?

I see people all day long and no one cared or cares to comment on my braces. And if they do, it's usually out of curiosity for "how much and how long?". I had a little 9 month once that every time I show him my brace face, he giggles uncontrollably. It was rather cute! If others don't seem to be bot...
by metalliKa
Sat May 14, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

uche123 wrote:Your teeth are amazing

Well done to your Ortho and to you of course
Thank you! My ortho is an excellent teeth carver! I hope they look as good without braces!
by metalliKa
Sat May 14, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you get professional cleanings with braces?
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: How often do you get professional cleanings with braces?

The regular six month cleaning is sufficient. However, if you feel you need more cleaning in between, and if money is not an issue for you because insurance won't cover the extra cleaning, go for it!