mimmymoo's moving teeth!

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Mimmy
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mimmymoo's moving teeth!

#1 Post by Mimmy » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:16 am

Hey all, I have already introduced myself in the bracket club section but as my journey is beginning properly I decided to start a thread here too :D .

So, here's a few facts about me:-
- my name is Mim
- I'm almost 22
- I live on a tiny rock between England and France
- I work as a fund administrator *yawn* :D
- I had braces for 2 years between the ages of 16 and 18
- I didn't wear my retainer :oops:

I have recently moved in with my boyfriend's parents after living in a flat for the last four year so for the first time I am in the right place financially to get braces again. Although we are classed as British, we are not part of the UK and don't have the NHS or anything so everything has to be paid for :cry:

Before all my treatment began, I had severe overcrowding and an overjet of 13mm. I had 5 teeth out, braces for 23 months and they managed to reduce my overjet to 5 or 6mm (if I remember rightly). I know this is not 'perfect' but it was perfect for me! :D

Below are some pictures of how my teeth look at the moment. Compared to how they were when I was 15 they look amazing but my overjet had crept back up to 11mm :oops:

Upper arch -
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Showing the overjet from underneath -
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Natural smile from left side -
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Showing the overjet from left side -
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I was referred by my regular dentist to Mr Wallis and he has suggested two treatment options -
1) Lefort 1 and BSSO
2) Braces (but he apparently couldn't achieve the same result as I had when I got my braces off at 18)

I'm not happy with this or how long I would have to wait to get the ball rolling due to his waiting list so i've made an appointment with a different ortho for 13th and I will see what he says then.

Thanks all,
Mim x
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#2 Post by Mimmy » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:26 am

Last night I had probably the first of many dreams about my teeth and it was HORRIBLE. I remembered it about five minutes ago and my heart is racing just thinking about it.

Basically, I needed a tooth removed so I wobbled it a bit with my tongue and it just dropped out...no blood or pain, nothing apart from my gum feeling weird and soft. Anway, after that every tooth I touched just wobbled and dropped out. Then I noticed a big white molar emerging from the roof of mouth which fell out and dropped down my throat. I managed to cough it back up but I was panicking because my teeth were just falling out all over the place.

This is what the interweb has to say about it...

http://www.spiritualplatform.org/dreams ... reams.html

Shudder. I feel sick.
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#3 Post by Memran » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:39 am

I think you'll find that dreams like the one you just had are very very common for people undergoing dental/orthodonic treatment. I would imagine that they may even become more common while you have braces since from time to time your teeth may actually be loose, but thats all part of the movement process :)

Good luck :)
Upper brace on 23rd June 2008
Lower brace on 27th August 2008
Expected treatment time: 30 months :shock:
Braces removed on 6th June 2010
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#4 Post by Mimmy » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:30 am

Hiya Memran, I'm sure you're right...if this is happening now then it's only going to get worse right?! :D I don't remember if I had these dreams the first time round but hey, that was years ago.

Also, I've started grinding my teeth again. I don't think these braces could be coming any sooner.
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#5 Post by Mimmy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:29 am

Yesterday I skipped into the ortho's office, all excited at the possibility of him telling me nice things. HA. Here's the story...

I go in, fill in a health form and get called through. He has a look in my mouth and seems to have trouble locating which teeth I had out but eventually figures out that 5 are missing (I told him that already). The he puts the oh so sexy lip spreaders in and takes photos. It was so hard not to laugh!! Next up were the impressions...the bit I hate. The top wasn't too bad because he got me to sit forward so I didn't feel like I was going to choke but the bottom was horrible because the tray was digging in to my gums at the back and was really quite painful.

Anyhoo, we go over and have a look at my gnashers on the computer screen and I'm shocked to see that I have a brown spot on one of my front teeth that I had never noticed. How come the dentist and hygienist didn't notice it either? Great, one more thing to be paranoid about. That and the fact that one of my canines is quite yellow. JOY. Used to pride myself on my white teeth and I don't drink or smoke so I have no idea how that has happened.

So he says that he wants to get my moulds made up etc and devise some treatment plans before saying anything certain but he says it looks like I have three options:-
1) Teeth out to make space to bring the others back
2) Some sort of crazy implants to pull them back one by one from the very back teeth
3) SARPE

Estimated time for any option picked - 3 years.

He also wants me to see the visiting consultant when he's over which should be in the next 6 weeks.

He looked at me and said "this is really expensive and time consuming you know" in a very patronising way. Errrr, yes, I know and am fully prepared and aware of everything! I've done my research. I've probably done too much research!

I'm leaning towards the teeth out thing but....do I really want to remove healthy teeth?

I guess I will just have to wait and see what he says.
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