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by Neptune
Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Woe and Triumph – Neptune’s Tale
Replies: 0
Views: 1054

Woe and Triumph – Neptune’s Tale

Better late than never, right? As I near the end of my treatment, I decided to finally document my experience before it’s all over. Sure, I’m doing it the illogical way, one day (I hope!) before getting disbanded, but I’m trudging ahead nonetheless. I decided to get braces to address some issues I h...
by Neptune
Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces to start my 30's...3rd Adjustment.
Replies: 67
Views: 31115

Wow...that was depressing. I'm so sorry about that -- I think I just took my reply to you as an opportunity to vent. If I think about it hard enough, things aren't that dire. It's just that I'm more than ready to move on to a new phase of life. How are you doing? Any news on how your treatment will ...
by Neptune
Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces to start my 30's...3rd Adjustment.
Replies: 67
Views: 31115

Hi Flaka! My treatment is going...alright. It's a two steps forward, one step back type of thing. :) Recently, the left side of my arches started to line up, but then the ortho decided to on closing the gaps in my lower arch, and that effort pushed things off course a bit. (My ortho closes my lower ...
by Neptune
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Blake24 - Braces Story
Replies: 62
Views: 19329

Hi Blake24.

I, too, have the same baby tooth as you, except on both sides of my lower arch. Off the top of my head, I don't recall anyone on this forum whose ortho decided to leave their premolar baby teeth in -- it's refreshing to see that I'm not alone. :)
by Neptune
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else have feel they have a low pain tolerance?
Replies: 13
Views: 2486

I generally have a high pain tolerance - when something is "forced" it usually results in "pain" of some sort until you get used to it. Simple as that. In fact, I'm usually really surprised to hear that other people are surprised that having braces results in either sharp moments of pain, dull/droni...
by Neptune
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adjusting to teeth moving closer
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Hi blackapple . That sensation you're feeling is the pressure of your two front teeth that are now touching each other. As someone who also used to have a gap, it was REALLY WEIRD to suddenly not be able to force a large volume of air through the space between my teeth. It's something you'll get use...
by Neptune
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces to start my 30's...3rd Adjustment.
Replies: 67
Views: 31115

Hey Flaka. I've read a few comments of yours lately where you say you've been in braces for 30 months. Each time I thought, wow, that's a long time. Then it hit me -- you were braced within a week that I was braced, so it means that I've been in braces 30 months as well! Where's the smiley with the ...
by Neptune
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will continue treatment in another country
Replies: 8
Views: 1805

Hi Flaka, I'm sorry to hear about your recent turn of events. :: hugs :: You've had quite a journey with braces so far. I hope your doctor will be able to make the transfer to a new doctor in a different country a little bit easier (both financially and treatment-wise) given the circumstances. Maybe...
by Neptune
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting a little bored....
Replies: 29
Views: 5112

BracedVeryLate, you've got quite a ways to go after the braces experience is over. You are more deserving of frustration than I! I just re-read my post and I sound so bitter!! Thanks for sympathizing, Laney'sBraces and BracedVeryLate -- it felt really good to get that sentiment off my chest! I'm jus...
by Neptune
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting a little bored....
Replies: 29
Views: 5112

I'm at the 2 and 1/2 year mark and I've been bored for maybe a year, and DEFINITELY for the last 6-10 months. What's significant about that amount of time? Well, nothing was happening. In order to address a specific location where my teeth meet, the ortho moved brackets, bent the archwire, removed t...
by Neptune
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Karencoutts' Story with Carriere Distalizers and Damons
Replies: 124
Views: 62980

Your commentary on retainers is appreciated. I'm not in the retainer-wearing phase of this experience just yet, but I have often figured that it would be best to have both sets for the reasons you cited. It can sort of be compared to wearing contacts during the day, but wearing glasses in the evenin...
by Neptune
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 93015

Congratulations on finishing your braces treatment, on getting married, and on look great in your glasses! (On seeing your first debraced picture, I thought, "Those are great glasses -- oh yeah, nice smile too!")

There's lot's of new in your life. Enjoy it all.
by Neptune
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dos and Don'ts for Unbraced People Embracing Braced People
Replies: 122
Views: 25546

Don't think I want to talk to you about braces JUST BECAUSE the both of us are wearing braces. I never needed/wanted to talk to you before... To other braces wearers (and to the person I reference in the sentence above): Don't go into EXTRA DETAILED conversations about yours (or my) braces in group ...
by Neptune
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: single- more attention since getting braced..
Replies: 15
Views: 3432

Hi Squara square face ...you're not alone. Since I got braced at 25 I've been in one long term relationship and dated (and kissed a few...) more guys in the last two years than I ever did before braces. Now, I really don't think this has anything to do with the braces themselves, I think it's like t...
by Neptune
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces to start my 30's...3rd Adjustment.
Replies: 67
Views: 31115

Re: Is my bite ever going to be corrected?

I just wonder if my bite will ever be normal and if anybody feels like this at this stage of the treatment. I try to stay positive but there are times where I just want to be over with this. Hi Flaka, I'm struggling through this right now. I have just passed my 2 year mark; I was initially given an...