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by sneed1o1
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 33741

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

My orthodontist told me not to chew gum...I haven't stopped chewing gum (sugar free even). I've had gaps in between my teeth pop up towards the end of my treatment that my orthodontist hasn't put chains on...I put my own chain on and will switch back to O-rings before my next appointment :lol: I'm s...
by sneed1o1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Tie Wires
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Tie Wires

Welcome! It could be possible, but I would check with your orthodontist to be sure. I'm in my final month of braces, and I JUST RECENTLY got wire ties on my braces. My gums swell easily with braces (this is my 2nd time :roll: ). If you're cleaning well, it could very likely be a reaction to the meta...
by sneed1o1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molars don't touch :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: Molars don't touch :(

the plastic retainers have a tendency to intrude your molars, at least from what I've read experienced. I think moving to Hawley retainer where your biting edges touch all the time may improve it although it's weird that only your left side changed. Thanks for the affirmation about the essix retain...
by sneed1o1
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 7357

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

My appointment this past Monday was another interesting one :shock: My tooth pictured in number 1 was slightly crooked. The orthodontist claims my bracket had been loose, but I think he put too much pressure with the wire there from last visit. Somehow or another, the bracket came off at the appoint...
by sneed1o1
Sun May 28, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Effectiveness of tongue thrust treatment on adults
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: Effectiveness of tongue thrust treatment on adults

Hello, I was told the same thing at my consultation for braces. I had never heard of a tongue thrust. My ortho didn't recommend a tongue therapist but she did note that I would need a tongue crib. I turned to youtube and found tons of videos from people who specialize such treatments. I started doi...
by sneed1o1
Fri May 26, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Request to get braces removed 4 weeks early?
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Request to get braces removed 4 weeks early?

Amen to that. If you can be flexible with the appointment (e.g., come in early before that first scheduled appointment) then it should not be a big deal. Does the ortho also need to take impressions for a retainer at this appointment as well? Maybe that is the issue that is causing all the hub-bub....
by sneed1o1
Tue May 23, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Request to get braces removed 4 weeks early?
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Request to get braces removed 4 weeks early?

Yes, it seems reasonable since this would actually be on schedule, and definitely worth a conversation with your ortho. Thanks for the reply. I called and spoke with one of his assistants and I should know later this afternoon what the verdict is. The assistant told me that I was going to get her i...
by sneed1o1
Tue May 23, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Request to get braces removed 4 weeks early?
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Request to get braces removed 4 weeks early?

I want to request for my braces to be removed 4 weeks early. Before I receive backlash, here is my reasoning: This is my second time with braces. I had them in my teens to correct gaps. However, that orthodontist did not focus on my bite. As a child, I really was not concerned about that. I'm not 26...
by sneed1o1
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: White spots? Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: White spots? Help!

Research dental fluorosis. I have a mild case of this. Ask your dentist. He may can give you some whitening treatments.
by sneed1o1
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gums receding?
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: Gums receeding?

Braces have had the opposite effect on me. My gums have gotten swollen! I could stand to get some gum recession... :lol:
by sneed1o1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 7357

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

LADIES AND GENTS, I HAVE A REMOVAL DATE! August 2, 2017 I will be getting these things off. I got my final wire on the bottom today. Next appointment, I should be getting my final wire on top. Then, I will have consecutive appointments until I get these removed. Has anyone told their orthodontist w...
by sneed1o1
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What retainers did you have? Do you like them?
Replies: 19
Views: 4948

Re: What retainers did you have? Do you like them?

I got my braces off in November 2016. I spent a total of years in braces (switched orthodontists because of insurance) and i have vivera. I noticed they felt looser. So i put in my original essix retainer, and it was extremely tight. I love my vivera, but am also looking for other opinions as well!...
by sneed1o1
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent retainer too close to gums?
Replies: 3
Views: 2106

Re: Permanent retainer too close to gums?

This is one of the reasons I'm concerned about getting another set of bonded retainers after my braces come off this time around. My first time, I had a lot of plaque build up around the bonded retainers. This will forever be a debate between the orthodontists and dentists. I'm going to really press...
by sneed1o1
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 7357

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

LADIES AND GENTS, I HAVE A REMOVAL DATE! August 2, 2017 I will be getting these things off. I got my final wire on the bottom today. Next appointment, I should be getting my final wire on top. Then, I will have consecutive appointments until I get these removed. Has anyone told their orthodontist wh...
by sneed1o1
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 7357

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

They look amazing! I've never seen two power chains. You ladies amaze me with your knowledge of classes and wire sizes. How do you all know all this stuff? Am I not asking or do your orthos tell you all? LOL well the nurse in me loves to research things like this :-* My orthodontist usually tells m...