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by Mpkh
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ...And they're off!
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: ...And they're off!

So you have a permanent upper and lower and then they gave you a removable one too?? That's actually pretty cool. I think I"m only getting permanent lower and removable upper. At least that is what I remember him saying 3 years ago. Yup I have a permanent retainer for both arches...I may need to as...
by Mpkh
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ...And they're off!
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: ...And they're off!

Hey there; I'm getting close to the end point myself. Congratulations on crossing the finish line! So the ortho did not tell you to wear retainers during the day? I know my neighbor and my own past experience it was 24/7 first six months then transition to night wear only. Perhaps though I was misi...
by Mpkh
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ...And they're off!
Replies: 13
Views: 922

...And they're off!

https://imgur.com/a/2s6QTpp After 673 days, my braces came off today! Upper and lower permanent retainers were applied prior to the brackets' removal; the process for that was maybe 10-15 min in duration, but it seemed rather involved and detailed oriented for the tech. The actual bracket removal w...
by Mpkh
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: many consultations later, Suggestion needed
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: many consultations later, Suggestion needed

I would pick the orthodontist that you feel like you can develop a good rapport with, and one whom you can trust. Seeing as how both orthodontists’ plans are very similar, practically the same, the difference lies in the orthodontists themselves. Braces and Invisalign aren’t exactly fast processes—t...
by Mpkh
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And just like that, I have a debracing date!
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: And just like that, I have a debracing date!

Everything going as scheduled for you? I had my molds appointment yesterday but it turns out my ortho wants to correct one small detail that was bugging me, so I'm in braces for another almost 2 months. I'm so sad. :( That’s frustrating! Hopefully by the end of the 2 months you’ll be braces free! A...
by Mpkh
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon braces first few days
Replies: 9
Views: 2692

Re: Damon braces first few days

I got braces on a Friday, had the weekend off and was back to work on Monday (I’m also an RN!). While there were definitely challenges with speaking, it wasn’t too bad for me. Beside, by the end of that first shift, my lisp solved itself!
by Mpkh
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth super sensitive to cold suddenly
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Tooth super sensitive to cold suddenly

I’ve had random teeth being sensitive throughout my time in braces...and each and every single one of those tooth stopped being sensitive without input from me. Just another normal part of braces I guess!
by Mpkh
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ok, I've got options. Which way should I go?
Replies: 26
Views: 2014

Re: ok, I've got options. Which way should I go?

There is no archwire or orthodontic appliance that can “crowd” teeth back to their original positions—that’s called relapse and it is dependent on the individual. Sone people’s teeth don’t relapse, and some do, to varying degrees of severity. As for jaw surgery, it is an invasive procedure, and one ...
by Mpkh
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And just like that, I have a debracing date!
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: And just like that, I have a debracing date!

Heartofdarkness wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Yeees, congratulations! I'll get impressions made Jan 31 and debracing will be hopefully like a week after so perhaps we'll get the same date. :)
Congratulations to you too! We can be debracing buddies :lol:
by Mpkh
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: If braces come off will teeth go back to the way they were?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: If braces come off will teeth go back to the way they were?

If you wear your retainers as prescribed by your orthodontist, the risk of your teeth shifting is mitigated.
by Mpkh
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And just like that, I have a debracing date!
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: And just like that, I have a debracing date!

djspeece wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:37 am
Congratulations! Now you just need to remember to wear your retainer as directed. :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:
I feel like there will be a learning curve with retainers! But it will be the next phase in braces and I’m looking forward to it :jump:
by Mpkh
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And just like that, I have a debracing date!
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

And just like that, I have a debracing date!

Today’s appointment was for assessing for debracing...and I’m good to go! Next appointment the braces will come off, permanent retainers will go on, impressions will be made, and I will pick up my Essix retainers the same day! The countdown for Feb 8 is on! (Originally was going to have it off on Fe...
by Mpkh
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth just don't fit properly
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Teeth just don't fit properly

Please don’t clench your teeth together—it’s not good for them. While you’re in braces, your bite is always changing so there will be times where your bite/teeth just don’t fit together comfortably. It’s part of the process. I’m in the homestretch of my journey, and my top left first premolar don’t ...
by Mpkh
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic weight
Replies: 12
Views: 1945

Re: Elastic weight

The difference is the amount of force exerted by the elastics on your teeth.
by Mpkh
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clicking bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Clicking bracket

Thank you so much for your helpful reply, really appreciate your help, I have got some soft chocolate which contains popping candy can I eat chocolate containing popping candy with braces? Thank you! Technically, hard candy is a no go. But if you just let it melt and not bite down on the candy, sho...