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by atrixa
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Here. Paaainnnnn....
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: New Here. Paaainnnnn....

Hi Blackdog! I'm glad that you've taken the plunge and gotten a brace, hopefully it will make a huge difference with the problems you've had.

Pain seems to vary wildly from one patient to the next, but it's usually 5 days after an adjustment before I feel back to normal again!
by atrixa
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: John Oliver had work done and now I am too
Replies: 33
Views: 5258

Re: John Oliver had work done and now I am too

I'm so excited for you! Did they give an estimated treatment time?
by atrixa
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 10823

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

Updating to show what the power chain has done. A lot on my left side and not as much on the right, it seems. Gross orange stained ligs are a few days before my last adjustment and the blue is today: http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa41/atrixa/20170521_093921.jpg http://i199.photobucket.com/album...
by atrixa
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces journey starting 2016-03-17
Replies: 71
Views: 14122

Re: adj. #12 new wires on top

I asked him what to expect. He said that the new wire will help close a gap I've noticed between the central and lateral incisor on the left that appeared since last adjustment. The new wire is also supposed to help with the back molars on top - these are tilted slightly to the front so I don't hav...
by atrixa
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 113
Views: 15441

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Steph30 wrote:
This was taken on yesterday (May 31) - just over 2 months progress on my uppers!
Fantastic progress- they've aligned really nicely by the looks of it. :D
by atrixa
Wed May 31, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 year old fast braces
Replies: 199
Views: 22707

Re: 28 year old fast braces

See the bad lower chains have pushed the tooth out of the arch I don't understand why some orthodontists put power chains on before the teeth have aligned properly. Surely if a tooth comes out of alignment the best thing to do is to take them off and make sure teeth don't go where they aren't wante...
by atrixa
Wed May 31, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 1st rodeo @ 27
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: 1st rodeo @ 27

Welcome to the board! Not everyone has molar bands (I don't have any), but it's such a shame they didn't warn you properly! I hope everything goes smoothly next week. Let us know what it was like.
by atrixa
Sun May 28, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Damon Clears - Overbite, narrow arches, crowdedness
Replies: 10
Views: 1623

Re: Damon Clears - Overbite, narrow arches, crowdedness

Wow, those molar build ups are brutal! Have you gotten used to them or are they still a nightmare?
by atrixa
Thu May 25, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally about to get braces at 19 years old...!
Replies: 11
Views: 1283

Re: Finally about to get braces at 19 years old...!

I was wondering, those who have had an overjet. did braces seem to help with your mandible positioning in the end, even if only a little? Welcome to the board, Nurbles! I also have an overjet, and I've had braces before as a teenager and now again on the upper arch as an adult to fix the drift that...
by atrixa
Wed May 24, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 10823

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

I had my second adjustment today. I now have a thicker wire and a power chain (YES!) from lateral to lateral. We're going to close the first 4 teeth first, then sort the canines out later. I am relieved that the massive gap between my right central and lateral will be closing- it's getting quite big...
by atrixa
Mon May 08, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at age 39 - Advice Please!
Replies: 76
Views: 8185

Re: Braces at age 39 - Advice Please!

Me too! Your upper arch looks much straighter already.
by atrixa
Mon May 08, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 year old fast braces
Replies: 199
Views: 22707

Re: 28 year old fast braces

I'm quite jealous of your power chains! When I get those that means my gaps are going to close. Did you get much choice of colour? When I had braces as a kid, I think they only had clear.
by atrixa
Mon May 08, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Rockin' the Braces Again at 32
Replies: 55
Views: 12027

Re: Rockin' the Braces Again at 32

Are you managing to eat ok with the open bite? Your overjet reminds me of my teeth. Mine are definitely in a 'worse before better' stage right now. I reckon my overjet has increased by at least 2mm while they're aligning my teeth :roll: Oh well, all worth it in the end, right?
by atrixa
Mon May 01, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New to braces at 23
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: New to braces at 23

I'm so excited for you! I have a traditional metal upper and you can have a bit of fun with band colours.

Don't worry too much about extractions. I had my bicuspids out as a kid and it wasn't a big deal at all.
by atrixa
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My Happy Day, April 24th!
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: My Happy Day, April 24th!

Congratulations! They look fantastic :D