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by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

I'm in a dance show on December 16, so I vainly want to do it afterwards ;) I don't have any Christmas holiday plans since my family is doing a cruise in February as our "holiday" celebration this year, so I'll just be at home with my husband and covering work over the holidays for the folks who wan...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

Second gum surgery was a breeze compared to first. Not sure if that was more psychological since I knew what to expect :P The weird part was that this time my gum grew OVER some of the non-dissolvable stitches, so they have to do some cutting to get those out later this week. I’m getting on and off ...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Rockin' the Braces Again at 32
Replies: 55
Views: 14415

Re: Rockin' the Braces Again at 32

How did you choose that combo of retainers? Are there pros and cons to each one? My contract offers bonded ones "if requested" but I have no idea if they're worth it!
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Carriere, retainer, ceramic braces journey at 31 y/o
Replies: 21
Views: 3781

Re: My Carriere, retainer, ceramic braces journey at 31 y/o

Thanks for posting such detail! One ortho proposed carrière and invisalign but I couldn't find much info online. The though of my canines getting long and loose freaked me out so much that I decided to go full metal braces route instead.
by Meowmeowbeans2
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do your black triangles change size during the treatment
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Do your black triangles change size during the treatment

OMG this is my greatest fear! I'm getting braces on to prevent further gum recession from my bad bite, but I'm terrified of getting black triangles, especially on my upper front teeth!

Let us know what the ortho says please!
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

Second gum surgery scheduled Oct 11, then braces go on Dec 18! I'm giving my gums 10 weeks to heal. Perio said I'd be good to go after 4 weeks, but right now I'm 7 weeks out from surgery one and still have on and off sensitivity in the teeth at both surgery and donor sites. I also have a work trip a...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

To clarify - the photos are from ortho 1 consult PRIOR to the gum surgery. So far, I have had my right lower premolars grafted :)
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

Photos of current teeth: https://imgur.com/a/kW7imVc Questions that ortho 2 responded to via email - love that she does this too! My Email: I did have a few follow up questions: You said we need to "make space" to move my lower teeth back. What does that entail? Would the first appointment be to put...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

I've had quite a summer of dental dilemmas! Dental insurance changed, so in June I went to a new dentist who pointed out an upper canine in crossbite, hinted that I grind my teeth, and said there's some stress lines in my teeth and said I need braces or a $600 mouth guard because "your teeth could c...
by Meowmeowbeans2
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Jaw surgery vs. carrière motion III + Invisalign?
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Re: Jaw surgery vs. carrière motion III + Invisalign?

I've since seen 2 other orthos who say a year in regular braces is all I need, thank goodness! I think the first guy was too aggressive and wanted "perfect" and I will plan to just do braces and get to "better" in my bite.
by Meowmeowbeans2
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Carriere distalizer plus invisalign?
Replies: 8
Views: 2784

Re: Carriere distalizer plus invisalign?

How was the carrière? Was it painful or just about the same discomfort as braces/Invisalign? Was it visible?

I'm considering a similar carrière motion 3 on the right then Invisalign!
by Meowmeowbeans2
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Jaw surgery vs. carrière motion III + Invisalign?
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Jaw surgery vs. carrière motion III + Invisalign?

I had braces 15 years ago and wore retainers well for 7-8 years before stopping. My teeth still look straight, but I've developed a crossbite on the right side and my front teeth are almost end to end, causing some gum erosion. I don't have any jaw pain or sensitivity, and didn't even notice the gum...