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by metalliKa
Fri May 13, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm afraid my teeth are going to shift back into place
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: I'm afraid my teeth are going to shift back into place

It's possible, but I don't think it's anything your removable retainers can't snap them back into place. You may feel a bit of tightness for sometime, but once your teeth are settled, you'll be fine.
by metalliKa
Fri May 13, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: braces to correct an 8MM overbite
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: braces to correct an 8MM overbite

Welcome to the braces world!

You have to keep posting until your username turns green then you can post/see images. However, you can link images.
by metalliKa
Fri May 13, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wide gaps
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Wide gaps

The initial part of the treatment is to gain space so teeth can be aligned, then gaps closed (with elastics) in the middle part of the treatment towards the end. If you have questions, always ask your ortho.
by metalliKa
Thu May 12, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

Metallika your teeth look amazing ! You must be so excited to be nearly finished. Your photos have given me some much needed encouragement as I've definitely started to feel extremely impatient, so seeing yours looking so great has helped tremendously! I can't wait to see your debraced pics :D Than...
by metalliKa
Tue May 10, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

You've got to be done soon. Your teeth are perfect. I think you'l be getting good news too. When is your next adjustment? I hope I get good news at my next adjustment, the 24th, in exactly two weeks! There are a few minor things I wish can be corrected but I'm absolutely fine if can't. I went in to...
by metalliKa
Mon May 09, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting Your Braces Off For An Occasion
Replies: 8
Views: 815

Re: Getting Your Braces Off For An Occasion

I would imagine it wouldn't set your treatment that far back and I'm sure your ortho would be more than willing to remove your braces for an added cost and at your inconvenience. Always consult your ortho if you're unsure.
by metalliKa
Mon May 09, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

I have a feeling I'll be hearing very good news at my next adjustment. All the excitement and anticipation of the approaching debracing announcement is getting me all hyped up and nervous! For instance, last night's dream woke me up in a clammy and delirious state. I dreamed my upper left central in...
by metalliKa
Thu May 05, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got braces… teeth sensitive to air?
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Just got braces… teeth sensitive to air?

Yes, sensitivity is pretty normal. I found that using Sensodyne helps a lot.
by metalliKa
Thu May 05, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New here with Adult Braces!
Replies: 20
Views: 1269

Re: New here with Adult Braces!

Welcome! Twelve months will go by quick!

Before you can post images, you have post more posts until your username turns green.
by metalliKa
Thu May 05, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

Wow! This is truly encouraging - if I achieve half the progress you have then I'll be thrilled! Your teeth look incredible - well done to your orthodontist and to you, for looking after the braces so well. Worth waiting a little while longer for debracing to achieve perfection. Excited for you! Tha...
by metalliKa
Thu May 05, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Freaking Out!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Freaking Out!!!

Since I am so close to debracing, at my last adjustment, my ortho said that in the interim if I'm not satisfied with anything to give him a call. Well, yesterday, I was inspecting my teeth and noticed that a tiny gap had formed on my lower left between my canine and lateral. It's not too noticeable ...
by metalliKa
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So happy with my progress!
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Re: So happy with my progress!

That's a lot of movement for just 6 weeks! Keep doing what you're doing, it seems to help a lot!
by metalliKa
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19976

Re: Life Behind Brackets

Your teeth look amazing! Cannot wait til I get there!! :D Thank you! You will, just be patient and trust in your ortho. I know we can get discouraged at times seeing no improvement but believe me, things are moving and working! Had my 14th adjustment today. Just replacing ligs and powerchain. Ortho...
by metalliKa
Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Photo of new brace - opinions please!
Replies: 13
Views: 743

Re: Photo of new brace - opinions please!

My brackets were places very much the same as yours, close to the edge. My ortho did that to intrude, push teeth back into the gums to give the teeth a shorter appearance.
by metalliKa
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sometimes when I close my mouth I feel a little pop
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Sometimes when I close my mouth I feel a little pop

I got fizzy pops too during the first few months. I think because teeth are loose and tiny air bubbles get in between the nooks and crannies...so each time we bite down or put pressure on the teeth, those air bubbles pop. That's just my thinking. I can't be sure.