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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: 1826

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: 1826

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: 1826

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: 1826

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: 1573

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: 2662

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: 1573

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...