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by Mimo1985
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: open bite
Replies: 28
Views: 23096

Re: open bite

I know this is old but--my ortho never even mentioned closing the open bite with elastics. Is that a fairly normal thing to do? I guess Im wondering why this hasn't been mentioned or attempted with me. Anyone else want to share their open bite experiences? It seems pretty standard from what I know ...
by Mimo1985
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: open bite
Replies: 28
Views: 23096

Re: open bite

I have braces right now for a open bite of 2mm - I actually have photos of the progress on this website in "Our braces stories" I can post a link http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=50261 I was told one time by ONE ortho that I need surgery, but then several other orthos told me I did no...
by Mimo1985
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5460

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Hi everyone - I had my 6 week visit a little earlier than planned because I managed to break a bracket off in the back (so I saw my ortho at week 4) but she decided that everything was moving so well that we didnt need to change the wire or replace the bracket. She changed by rubber band positions t...
by Mimo1985
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 28, severe rotated incisor and shifted jaw w/ pics
Replies: 7
Views: 3908

Re: Braces at 28, severe rotated incisor and shifted jaw w/ pics

Great progress!!
I have a similar shift on my lower arch like yours - I am really looking forward for it to be lined up with my too arch

Congrats!
by Mimo1985
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Why did I do this again!? Re-fixing my stubborn teeth :/
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: Why did I do this again!? Re-fixing my stubborn teeth :/

Glad you're feeling better! No worries about ranting. I do it all the time - I think a lot of people do, lol I'm not familiar with holistic orthodontics or any of those appliances but I really hope your progress goes smoothly! Keep us updated on how things are going. Are you sticking with your curre...
by Mimo1985
Tue May 31, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5460

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Hi all - I have a short 3 week update with pics. Things are moving I think! Not a lot but some. Bite is getting closed more, but I also think the accelerated speed is also due to my bumpers being ground down. I have a tooth touching in the front that I haven't felt touch in ages. Im looking forward ...
by Mimo1985
Sat May 28, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5460

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Here is an update from Day 17. Not a huge difference but I noticed one tooth has moved more forward. My boyfriend actually noticed it first. Today is actually day 20 and the only thing I can tell is that I feel like my teeth feel squishy - if that makes sense. I can basically eat everything I want t...
by Mimo1985
Fri May 27, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5460

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

When do you get your braces on? Don't know yet. I saw 3 orthos for consultation. One wanted me to set a tentative brace date before leaving the office, which I did for July 19. Another had me go see an oral surgeon (done yesterday) prior to putting together a treatment plan. I see him again on June...
by Mimo1985
Thu May 26, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Week 2 braces progress
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Week 2 braces progress

I can definitely see movement already! Your bite is considerably less open! It's amazing how quickly these "torture devices" can move things along! Congrats! Thanks Katie - Me too, Im sort of baffled it went down that much. I hope by month 6 itll be mostly closed. Ill keep my fingers crossed :rose:
by Mimo1985
Thu May 26, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5460

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Welcome, your braces look great! Your journey is starting a couple of months before mine, but I have a similar open bite and cross bite. Looking forward to seeing your progress as I'll probably be follow a similar treatment plan. Let me know how annoying those tongue spurs are, as these were mentio...
by Mimo1985
Thu May 26, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5460

Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Hi all - I decided to start a thread here so I can monitor my progress (hope thats ok). Short intro - Im 31 and had braces from 15-17. I dont even remember what my smile looked like when I got them off except that everything was pretty much perfect but about a year later things relapsed (jaw growth,...
by Mimo1985
Thu May 26, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can tooth issues mimic a jaw problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Re: Can tooth issues mimic a jaw problem?

Im wondering the same thing. I had one previous ortho suggest surgery (strongly) to help correct a slip on the right side of my jaw, assuming it was an issue extreme enough fr that option - but then several other orthos have told me that they could fix the slip without surgery (just with braces and ...
by Mimo1985
Thu May 26, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this in my mouth?!
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: What is this in my mouth?!

PS - Your purple bands are so cute! :D
by Mimo1985
Thu May 26, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this in my mouth?!
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: What is this in my mouth?!

I dont know for sure - but its a coil right? The only thing Ive seen in YouTube vids is people have those coils to push apart the teeth to make room.
I could be wrong!
by Mimo1985
Thu May 26, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Week 2 braces progress
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Week 2 braces progress

demarcheesy wrote:Crazy progress for two weeks! I bet you're stoked!
Totally :D

Im not going to lie - having these for two weeks has been a drain but if I keep seeing progress - it just motivates me that I made the right decision.