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by stitch
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Stitch's Braces - 8 Week Update
Replies: 8
Views: 7775

Hi Stitch, Nice progress! It is funny how you can stare at those teeth and they don't seem to move, then all of sudden, Bingo! they seem to have magically made that progress. Anyway , your arches are starting to shape up nicely. Keep up the good work and those 2 yrs. will fly by. I'm just about to ...
by stitch
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Stitch's Braces - 8 Week Update
Replies: 8
Views: 7775

:banana: WOW, two years, I was quoted 18 months..... and I am already counting down the months..... I can't wait to bite into chocolate agin........ I miss my chocolate! I know - two years sounds like quite a long time, doesn't it? You're lucky, you've only been given an 18-month sentence! I guess ...
by stitch
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Stitch's Braces - 8 Week Update
Replies: 8
Views: 7775

Hi Sara - thanks for your encouraging words. My ortho said I'd be in braces for 2 years. What about you?
by stitch
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Sarah-27 (1st chap with pic's) my experience with linguals
Replies: 11
Views: 4915

My diet has changed I can no longer eat crisps, chocolate .... Its just far to uncomfortable and for the enjoyment of eating that food it just does not seem worth the discomfort. I tend to eat foods in a sauce now- so plany of pasta, mince, chips as long as they are not crispy, rice, curry, pizza.....
by stitch
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Stitch's Braces - 8 Week Update
Replies: 8
Views: 7775

It's funny how you can stare at your teeth everyday for weeks, straining to see if there's any movement at all. And then, you realise - "Wow!" - that moment came for me a couple of days ago. Here's the pictures: http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg133/mysticwhiskey/Braces/8%20Weeks/th_Lower.jpg htt...
by stitch
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Stitch's Braces - 8 Week Update
Replies: 8
Views: 7775

Stitch's Braces - 8 Week Update

Hi everyone, I thought I'd make a new thread about my progress, seeing as how I only had the introductory one in the 'Bracket Club' section. First, here's my pictures soon after the braces were put on, about 7 weeks ago (all pictures are clickable for a larger version): http://i247.photobucket.com/a...
by stitch
Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Timing issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2160

I first called the ortho on a Saturday, left a message on their answering machine, and was called back the following Monday asking if I'd like to come in that day. I got the consult that day, and made an appointment to get xrays done the next day. Back in the ortho's on Wednesday to go over the xray...
by stitch
Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1078

Hi jessiemae , I'm new to this site too, after also lurking for a while! Sounds like we're both in a similar situation, although I have been in braces for a week now. My orthodontist also thinks lower jaw surgery is in my future, but she did say we'll see how my teeth go before recommending it (I ha...
by stitch
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello - Stitch has braces!
Replies: 9
Views: 6798

Hi shoezy, I hope they will too. I haven't been using wax on the brackets for a while now to see if my mouth toughens up. I think it is - at first without the wax it was really irritating, now it's just a mild discomfort.
by stitch
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello - Stitch has braces!
Replies: 9
Views: 6798

Hi acd thanks for the reply! I also regret not getting the braces sooner, but better now than never I guess. :) Hi again bracedagain , it is pretty amazing, isn't it! A few people at work have asked how braces work, so it's good to know that I'm not the only one interested in that sort of stuff. Oh,...
by stitch
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello - Stitch has braces!
Replies: 9
Views: 6798

Hi catfish ! Thanks for the warm welcome! I can relate to your situation with your mouth stuck to the braces when waking up - happens to me too :) I've learnt quite a bit from this forum, and it's good to know that other people have been through this and are here to reassure us newbies that things w...
by stitch
Sat May 31, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello - Stitch has braces!
Replies: 9
Views: 6798

Hi bracedagain and Miss Smiley , thanks for the kinds words of encouragement! Just when I think I'm starting to get used to the braces, I woke up this morning to find I've bitten the insides of my lips with the brackets during the night, if that makes sense! :shock: Also had to go back on the painki...
by stitch
Fri May 30, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello - Stitch has braces!
Replies: 9
Views: 6798

Hello - Stitch has braces!

Hi everyone, I thought I'd introduce myself - I've been lurking around for a couple of weeks, and just wanted to say there's a great bunch of people here! I've read some of your stories & have found you all to be a great source of information and support. I'm 32 and have had braces now for almost a ...