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by sneed1o1
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Looking for Post-braces Open Bite Success Stories
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: Looking for Post-braces Open Bite Success Stories

Thanks for making this thread! I have a similar case, so I'll be checking in too! :D I'm curious to know what retainers were used for retention. I had bonded to top and bottom, with an added Essex on top, and I STILL ended up having to get braces again because of tongue thrusting :yuck:
by sneed1o1
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 4th Adjustment Wire Change...YAY!
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: 4th Adjustment Wire Change...YAY!

I have seen extensive changes with the elastics! I haven't had a wire change yet, but I'm hoping it will come soon! I'm about to have my 3rd adjustment, so maybe my teeth have moved enough by then! :P Do you know the purpose for each type of wire?
by sneed1o1
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What colour bands draw the least attention to braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2342

Re: What colour bands draw the least attention to braces

There's a topic on here called "Lig colours (colors)". A dude posted a side-by-side comparison of his colors, and there's a really good comparison of the silver and smoke. The silver is least noticeable in my opinion just because of how it blends with the wires: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewt...
by sneed1o1
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Bands
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Elastics Bands

Do they hurt as much as I hear? Depends on what you have heard and how you need to put them on. After almost 14 months of elastics in different configurations, I think the worst I've had to do was triangles to pull my top canines down, and even then the first few days were pretty bad and then it wa...
by sneed1o1
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Laser Gingivectomy
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Laser Gingivectomy

Hello all! I had been searching for posts on laser gingivectomies prior to braces REMOVAL. A lot of experts seem to believe that it is best to have this done after your braces are removed. My orthodontist and I agree that it makes more sense to have this done prior to removal. Here is my reasoning: ...
by sneed1o1
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Bands
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Elastics Bands

I have an underbite, and it took me a week to really notice a difference. Pain is definitely a sign that things are moving. It also depends on the size of the elastics (light, medium, heavy). My orthodontist had me wear light elastics (but I doubled them to make them move faster, which I don't sugge...
by sneed1o1
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Gum removal

OP, you got a gingivectomy whilst having braces? Did they remove the wire?
by sneed1o1
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces on Short Rooted Teeth
Replies: 9
Views: 12600

Re: Braces on Short Rooted Teeth

I also have short roots, but mine are on my 4 lower incisors. Slight underbite, and have been braced for about a month now. The orthodontist has applied class III elastics to my central lowers to my back upper molars. I would think this would make effect my roots on my incisors, but so far so good. ...
by sneed1o1
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction of bicuspids and benefits on the profile
Replies: 103
Views: 12125

Re: Extraction of bicuspids and benefits on the profile

Great side profile! Did your orthodontist do any IPR or teeth reshaping? My teeth are kind of thick on the edges, I would love to be able to slenderize the edges of my teeth like your's!
by sneed1o1
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What colour bands draw the least attention to braces
Replies: 15
Views: 2342

Re: What colour bands draw the least attention to braces

Beckett wrote:Smoke is another good color for being less noticeable.
Does the brand matter? My orthodontist doesn't use 3M, I think he orders from American Orthodontics. I'm wondering if the smoke color I've been seeing is a matter of brand...
by sneed1o1
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is orthodontic treatment quicker for the second time?
Replies: 4
Views: 2347

Re: Is orthodontic treatment quicker for the second time?

I agree with verso. From my own experience, I had to have braces 18 months the first time around and 10 months this time around. It's been about 5 years between the orthodontia. My teeth seem to be moving faster, too. I've noticed significant movement in 1 month :thumbsup: Only time will tell!
by sneed1o1
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction of bicuspids and benefits on the profile
Replies: 103
Views: 12125

Re: Extraction of bicuspids and benefits on the profile

I had powerchains too, during nearly all my treatment. They were double for most of the time. Like you, I had gaps between my incisors on the middle of the treatment. So that's the proof that your teeth are moving back well! Moreover I had a special arch with loops, to accentuate the moving back of...
by sneed1o1
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 36 and braces
Replies: 29
Views: 4888

Re: 36 and braces

Nice! Do you mind me asking what color ligatures you have on the bottom? They blend in pretty well! I'm looking for something discreet like that, and hopefully some that won't stain too terribly!
by sneed1o1
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 1/2 months in..
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: 6 1/2 months in..

Yes, the alignment will continually change as your orthodontist makes adjustments :) I'm in an opposite situation, as my teeth started out not touching, and now my teeth finally touch in the front! :D I've only had braces for a month so I know there's many more changes to come! I'm sure the final re...
by sneed1o1
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6311

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

This is my progress as of today! I'm surprised at how much movement I've had in a month's time! :o Adjustment in 3 weeks! I have an appointment with a periodontist next Tuesday to see about doing a laser gingivectomy in between some of my top teeth. I've had this done before after my first round of ...