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by abcdebbie
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: WWYD?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Thanks you for the replys! I started my ortho journey for cosmetic reasons, I have gaps in the front at the top and always thought I had a slight overbite because of them. I was completely unaware of any bite issues. I have never had trouble eating/biting into anything, no jaw pain or unexplained he...
by abcdebbie
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: WWYD?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

WWYD?

So the Ortho says I have an underbite causing my bite to be "about half a tooth off" and is suggesting surgery. I am really questioning the need for surgery/recovery for "about half a tooth", it just sounds extreme. Would you opt for surgery or getting close with braces and calling it good?
by abcdebbie
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: new clear archwire!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1641

Interesting! Thanks for posting this!!!
by abcdebbie
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm in the Power Chain club now
Replies: 3
Views: 776

LOL Welcome to the club! It will get better! :D
by abcdebbie
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: powerchains
Replies: 1
Views: 773

I got mine at the third adjustment (about 3 months in) and the gap between my front teeth is almost closed. (see siggy for time line)
by abcdebbie
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: dental wax for braces
Replies: 16
Views: 3424

I used a LOT of wax at the beginning. But now only when they are rubbing. Hang in there!
by abcdebbie
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: November Braces Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 19905

We are luck 'cus we only have 2 bills - my car and my braces- our house is paid off. The company DH works for is down sizing and he may lose his job in February. When that happens we will have to really cut back, but I think I have about 10 months worth of payments left.
by abcdebbie
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: October Braces Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 27037

I'm a elementary school teacher, I hated the thought of feeling dumb smiling at 11 year olds in braces too.....

But, mostly I worry that some how having braces will cause more dental problems to surface. That getting braces was a vanity thing for me that may come back to "bite" me.
by abcdebbie
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: early release for good behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Congrats! Im jealous!!
by abcdebbie
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got Debanded!!!! I LOVE My new smile!!
Replies: 29
Views: 5465

congrats! your smile is beautiful!!!!
by abcdebbie
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal or Ceramic.
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

I too have ceramics on top and metal on bottom. The ceramics are bigger but less noticable. I HATE the metal ones! They are sharp and are cutting into my lip and cheeks. My lower teeth are rather small and there is no way the ceramics would fit on my teeth. I just don't get why they seem so sharp to...
by abcdebbie
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: teaching with braces
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

I teach Kindergarten and the fall session will start about 6 days after I get my bottom braces placed. I hope to quickly be able to talk around them. I worry about teaching the wrong pronunciations for the letter sounds. The tops were placed before school was out for summer. The kiddos loved my brac...
by abcdebbie
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: center bend in archwire
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

LOL I was wondering the same thing! I love this site!!
by abcdebbie
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: crackling sounds...
Replies: 7
Views: 22897

I too am glad you posted this! I just keep telling myself, "It's OK, it's OK!"
by abcdebbie
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long until your second arch was braced?
Replies: 19
Views: 1990

I have on uppers and I sure would like to get my lowers before school starts back in August. I go next week...