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by cbraces678
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 56
Views: 9802

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

My adjustment before the gum graft and frenectomy. Today was my adjustment before the surgery next Monday. I got my first stainless steel wire on top today (16x22). Tying that in wasn’t very fun. It’s definitely very tight. Another light power chain for gaps. I also have some sort of second elastic ...
by cbraces678
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 56
Views: 9802

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

I also had gum taken from my top molars - you can’t even tell now because it healed smooth! Thanks so much for all the information. I really appreciate that. I’m glad to hear it was a quick procedure and it wasn’t too awful. I will definitely follow these tips! I will have to get some soft foods in...
by cbraces678
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 56
Views: 9802

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Meowmeowbeans2 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:27 pm
I had my grafts done prior to braces, and now I go to perio for checkups each 3 months while I’m in braces.
How did you find the gum graft procedure? I’m a bit more nervous for it than the frenectomy. She is taking the gum from behind one of my top last molars.
by cbraces678
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 56
Views: 9802

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

A progress update. I had a specific thread on this issue, but wanted to put it in my story thread as well. I was having a concern with gum recession around one particular tooth. Today I saw a periodontist about it. I need a frenectomy and a gum graft on that tooth. Luckily, it won't really affect my...
by cbraces678
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.

Updating the issue. I find that helpful in case anyone else has similar concerns. I saw the periodontist and I need a frenectomy and gum graft on the one tooth. I have my adjustment with the ortho next Tuesday, and then the frenectomy and graft will happen the Monday after. She’s doing the gum graft...
by cbraces678
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.

Thanks for bringing up the frenectomy bbsadmin. I was looking around more about it because as you can see the attachment is close to the gum that is receding in the photos. So that could be part of the cause of this issue. It actually looks similar to other pictures and would explain the “white gum”...
by cbraces678
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.

bbsadmin wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:35 am
The gum recession on my bottom two teeth did stop after the extractions. I didn't have any further recession until about 10 years after I got my braces off.
Good to know. Thanks again!!
by cbraces678
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.

I also had recession around the lower incisors. I went to a periodontist, and he said it's perfectly fine to wait until after braces my gumline was kind of similar to your bad tooth gumline. i also bought a lot of "gingigel" from amazon.. It doesn't really re-grow gums, but it kinda calmed down my ...
by cbraces678
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.

Here is a photo for reference. They’ve come quite far, and the recession is on the tooth that was originally the most rotated so I guess it makes sense. Still a bit more movement to go. Hopefully the gum can get through it lol.
by cbraces678
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.

Hi. Thanks very much for sharing your story. I am glad it all worked out for you in the end. I was thinking if it continues this way that a gum graft would be something I’d look into. I just don’t want it to get too bad during treatment. I’ve still got more than half my treatment to go. Did the rece...
by cbraces678
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.

Ok photos... The first photo shows my front bottom teeth. The one to the left of the “issue tooth” seems be where my gums all used to be on those 4 teeth prior to braces. It’s the only one that hasn’t recessed. The second photo I mirrored the image to show the change in 2 weeks. Thanks for your help!!
by cbraces678
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.

Hi everyone, A slight follow up to a previous post of mine. Just to recap, I had posted a couple weeks ago about my gum being sore and white around 1 tooth (bottom front tooth). I went to the orthodontist to follow up about the concern and he said he thinks it was just because of the adjustment. How...
by cbraces678
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth super sensitive to cold suddenly
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Re: Tooth super sensitive to cold suddenly

My turn: One of the lower right molars became sensitive to cold today. I hope this isn't an indication that the tooth is going south and a root canal will become necessary. Fingers crossed. A new wire was placed on the bottom last Wednesday, so hopefully that's the reason. Sorry to hear that. I hop...
by cbraces678
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: And just like that, I have a debracing date!
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

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

Congrats!! That is so exciting. Keep us posted on how it goes. Enjoy counting down your last month!
by cbraces678
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sore gum around 1 tooth after adjustment?
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Sore gum around 1 tooth after adjustment?

I called and they wanted me to come in to look at the white gum. He looked at it and said he thinks it’s just from the adjustment and the tooth being slightly rotated. It should go away on its own. However, he pulled up a picture of my teeth before braces to compare and you can definitely tell the f...