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by sneed1o1
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6309

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

Lovespain5 wrote:It looks very nice!
Thank you!
by sneed1o1
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6309

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

atrixa wrote:Looking great! It seems like you're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now?
Thank you! Yes, hopefully for the last time!
by sneed1o1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6309

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

Update from my February appointment: My bottom gap is now closed. They placed two powerchains on top of each other (painful at first), but it worked! The pain from adjustments disappears much more quickly between appointments now, so I guess that means my teeth are stabilizing. I'm in class IIIs for...
by sneed1o1
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6309

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

January 16, 2017 Another adjustment appointment that included another round of IPR :yikes: This was much more uncomfortable than the first time I got IPR! I had it done between ALL of my lower teeth this time, and he cut into my gums! :FeelSick: The pain felt like I was getting braces all over again...
by sneed1o1
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6309

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

My teeth are quite similar to yours in the first set of photos! I just had metal braces put on the top teeth, and I'm thinking about getting them on the bottom too to correct my bite, but my ortho has quoted me at least 18 months :( It will go by faster than you think! I wish my bite would have bee...
by sneed1o1
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6309

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

Here's a photo from my last appointment (November 28, 2016). The orthodontist put me in the standard class III elastics, added a top powerchain from canine to canine, and increased the bottom wire size. I am supposed to wear the right elastic for 24 hours, and the left one for 12 hours to align my ...
by sneed1o1
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: If you've had braces for an open-bite please come inside!
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: If you've had braces for an open-bite please come inside!

I had a very mild anterior open bite, but do to tongue thrusting. Surgery was suggested, but definitely didn't want to go down that route either. This is my second round in braces though. First round, treatment was more focused on closing spacing, and I had more of an edge-to-edge bite then. Tongue ...
by sneed1o1
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6309

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

Here's a photo from my last appointment (November 28, 2016). The orthodontist put me in the standard class III elastics, added a top powerchain from canine to canine, and increased the bottom wire size. I am supposed to wear the right elastic for 24 hours, and the left one for 12 hours to align my b...
by sneed1o1
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket placement - opinions needed
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Bracket placement - opinions needed

Again, it's always good to get more than one opinion. As stated, everyone obviously has different perspectives, whether professionally or between peers. I've seen two different periodontist telling me two completely different things, both professional. :roll: I don't blame OP for branching out. Ther...
by sneed1o1
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket placement - opinions needed
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Bracket placement - opinions needed

I think I would take my ortho's guidance since she has the training and experience. That's not how it works around here! :lol: Haha, right? I hate when people get rude over others asking for our opinions. It's simple, if they want their orthodontist's opinion, they'll ask the orthodontist. The pers...
by sneed1o1
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Over torqued teeth elastics
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Over torqued teeth elastics

I had a similar situation where my bottom front teeth needed to come in towards the tongue due to tongue thrust pushing them forward. My orthodontist had me wear elastics from my top molars to my bottom incisors, a different kind of class III underbite configuration. It wouldn't surprise me if your ...
by sneed1o1
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gaps
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Gaps

I had gaps my first round of braces, minus the gum disease. It took about a month for me to see them closed.
by sneed1o1
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket placement - opinions needed
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Bracket placement - opinions needed

I feel the same way about my top teeth brackets! I feel mine are placed too high, but like the previous poster said, there is definitely a method to their madness... :wink: trust them. If not, you can always get a second professional opinion. Do you see them when you smile? Unfortunately for me, my ...
by sneed1o1
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 109435

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

Arlington, TX
$3200
Traditional metal
10 months estimated 8)
by sneed1o1
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6309

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

My third orthodontic appointment was Tuesday! I got a larger wire on top (I think he said it was a 16?). I was told this wire is to straighten out the roots of my teeth, which I'm still not clear on HOW they achieve this, in comparison to other wires. No wire changes on the bottom. They replaced my ...