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by EmilyTravels
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Intense anxiety/panic since braced
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: Intense anxiety/panic since braced

I hope the meds help, Gia. I was pretty lucky, I guess...my lower braces removal went pretty smoothly, and the half Valium I got from my mom, who also suffers from dental phobia, may have taken the edge off a bit. I have the other half saved for when I get my upper braces off a week from today! I go...
by EmilyTravels
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!

I just got a lower Essix retainer today (top braces come off next week) and realize that I didn't ask the tech. how often to brush/wash it. Do I need to do this every time I take it out to eat or brush my teeth, or only once a day. I am on full-time wear for 3-4 months and already can't wait to go t...
by EmilyTravels
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regrets?
Replies: 20
Views: 938

Re: Regrets?

I don't regret getting braces at age 56-57 as my bite was really wonky after a jaw fracture due to a bike accident. For me, getting braces was a must-do. However I do regret that I only went to one consultation and chose my ortho based on convenience and one personal recommendation. He's a nice man ...
by EmilyTravels
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How quick do bottom teeth shift w/perm retainer but no Essix?
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: How quick do bottom teeth shift w/perm retainer but no Essix?

Thanks Jethro.

I had already decided I'd better go this Monday and pick it up, just in case. I did some research online, and some orthos only prescribe fixed retainers, no Essix at all, so I would be surprised if my teeth moved that fast, but it's just not worth taking the chance.
by EmilyTravels
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost done- opinions on teeth - pics
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Almost done- opinions on teeth - pics

Hi Steph! I got the lowers off today. Yippee! I will give you a link to my braces story thread. The first post shows photos of where I started, and if you don't want to slog through all the posts (and I can't blame you!) just go to the very last page and last post to read about today's appointment a...
by EmilyTravels
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces after Jaw Fracture at Age 56!
Replies: 64
Views: 5824

Re: Braces after Jaw Fracture at Age 56!

I got my lower braces removed today! I didn't know that was happening until I called to confirm yesterday. They are not the best at communication in this office, I must say. Removing the brackets was a breeze. I warned the tech that I had sensitive teeth and to go slow and easy with the glue grindin...
by EmilyTravels
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How quick do bottom teeth shift w/perm retainer but no Essix?
Replies: 2
Views: 325

How quick do bottom teeth shift w/perm retainer but no Essix?

I just got my bottom braces off today (tops come off 10/29), and a fixed retainer was placed on the back of my incisors. They also took molds for an Essix for the bottom arch. However, the tech neglected to inform me that the Essix would be made that day and I should just wait to take it home with m...
by EmilyTravels
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Intense anxiety/panic since braced
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: Intense anxiety/panic since braced

Thanks for your reply, Gia! I will definitely let the tech know that I am anxious about the removal and may need breaks. I have had two brackets re-positioned over the time I've been in braces, so I kinda know what to expect. It wasn't awful but not pleasant either. But some of my teeth seem to be m...
by EmilyTravels
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I losing this tooth too?
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Am I losing this tooth too?

I am so sorry this happened to you, but I am afraid that you probably signed a contract with your ortho absolving him/her of any damage to your teeth from orthodontic treatment. I know I did...they do a real CYA in their contracts. Still, that's really wrong. I too would be livid -- and sad. :-+ :ev...
by EmilyTravels
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost done- opinions on teeth - pics
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Almost done- opinions on teeth - pics

Wow your teeth look fantastic! Your bite looks great too! Thank you so much! I just found out today when I called to confirm tomorrow's appointment, that I am getting my lowers off! They took an impression for my permanent lower retainer at my last appointment, but I didn't realize my lower bracket...
by EmilyTravels
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Intense anxiety/panic since braced
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: Intense anxiety/panic since braced

I'm so sorry that you are going through all this, Gia. But I'll agree that you have an amazing ortho! I have never shown my ortho how much anxiety I have about my braces...not really about braces per se but just long-standing dental anxiety. I look at everyone in the other chairs and try to realize ...
by EmilyTravels
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket came off - day 4
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: Bracket came off - day 4

How's your freaking and retainer going? Surprisingly, I am still in braces! Was supposed to get them off in August, then September. But I'm actually glad he didn't take them off, as I can see minor but real improvements in the last few weeks, and I am glad I've been able to wear the triangle elasti...
by EmilyTravels
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bracket came off - day 4
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: Bracket came off - day 4

Gia, I have crowns on all my first molars, and these also are my last bracket on each side and arch. All four of these brackets have fallen off once, and one of them fell off four times! Each time he used the etching and special glue for crowns. Finally, the fourth time the one on the bottom left (w...
by EmilyTravels
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost done- opinions on teeth - pics
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Almost done- opinions on teeth - pics

Ahh im so sorry you have to rush out of your braces before youre 100% Satisfied!.. I'd love to see some pictures? Sorry for the late reply -- was traveling with family and had no internet. Here are two photos I took two weeks ago, on my 13-month anniversary in braces. Looks like I'll be in for righ...