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by KLC
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Veneers or Other Option to Close Remaining Space Post Braces
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

drpotter- It's good that your ortho told you this right up front, wish mine had. It's possible he didn't realize there would be space. Did you just get your braces on? Good luck with your process! Maybe you won't end up needing anything after all when you're all done, fingers crossed! rolo- Thanks f...
by KLC
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Veneers or Other Option to Close Remaining Space Post Braces
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

It's such a relief to know I am not the only one going through this. drrick- you bring up a great point. Braces are great at aligning teeth but not changing tooth shape. Wish they were great at doing both :-) rolo- What is IPR? Thanks again everyone, all your comments and suggestions are a huge help!
by KLC
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Veneers or Other Option to Close Remaining Space Post Braces
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

Thank you all for the information. It's a little disapointing that you go through the whole process of braces and don't get the perfect results you were hoping for but I also know my orthodontist is not a magician. He can't reshape all my teeth so they are all the same size! Big bummer! I will defin...
by KLC
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Veneers or Other Option to Close Remaining Space Post Braces
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

Veneers or Other Option to Close Remaining Space Post Braces

Hi There, I have been in braces for almost two years and believe that my time might be coming to an end soon! I had to get 4 teeth pulled (one on each side and top and bottom) to make room due to overcrowding. The spaces from where the teeth were pulled have closed up. Unfortunately my top teeth are...
by KLC
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: XxNecraxX's Braces Story - 4 Month Update Pg 14 w/Pics!!!!!!
Replies: 304
Views: 75078

Never thought I'd say this... but you're sooo lucky :lol: ! I always think elastics mean you are well on your way and I haven't gotten to that point yet. he said to wear one "red" sized elastic night and day for one week then to wear 2 "green" sized elastics at night and one during the day untill i ...
by KLC
Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For All the Single Ladies... and Men-- Dating with Braces
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

I really have not seen anyone with braces, Really?? That really surprises me. Maybe I am just obsessed with it and check out everyone's teeth- ha ha! I work for a pretty big company but there are 3 of us just in one department that have them. We're all in different locations but always share storie...
by KLC
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For All the Single Ladies... and Men-- Dating with Braces
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

I always get excited when I see other adults in braces! Makes me think that we're in this secret little club and only we can understand what it's all about- ha ha! I was at a small party a couple of weeks ago and someone else there had braces. We turned the entire conversation over to our teeth and ...
by KLC
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THINNING of face during braces
Replies: 140
Views: 91216

I agree with beth1966. When I first got my braces on I lost about 6 pounds (due to braces, extractions, 2 months of straight travel for work and a sinus infection). I have always been skinny skinny and the weight loss did not help. I had a couple of people tell me they could see it in my face. I hav...
by KLC
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had my teeth extracted today... any advice? plus I am lonely
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

And it's Sunday already. 2 days down already!! Hope you are feeling better and better each day! :)
by KLC
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For All the Single Ladies... and Men-- Dating with Braces
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

Smile2006-- Does your husband have a single brother??? :lol: And I do have to agree with Beth1966... I think guys carry them off better. Now that I have them, I notice teeth, and braces, so much more! I have met a handful of men who have them (through work, volunteering, etc...) and they just don't ...
by KLC
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sonicare or Oral-B
Replies: 18
Views: 2370

For anyone who doesn't have the $$$ to buy a pricey electric toothbrush (we all know the braces are pricey enough) I have been using Vitality by OralB and it's only $30 or so. I know it doesn't have all the bells and whistles as the more expensive ones but I always get nice compliments on my brushin...
by KLC
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had my teeth extracted today... any advice? plus I am lonely
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Hey Kallisandra! How's it going? Is your mouth feeling ok? It will get better I promise. It's going to be tough eating for the first couple of days. I would stick to soup, pudding, ice cream... soft foods. But you'll feel back to normal in no time, promise! If I can do it, ANYONE can do it :shock: Y...
by KLC
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For All the Single Ladies... and Men-- Dating with Braces
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

Wow!! I can't thank you all enough for your stories, your advice and your awesome supportive words!! Just knowing that I am not alone and that some of you have shared the same feelings, it's so reassuring and I can't thank you enough. You all bring up some great pointers and I am so ready to go out ...
by KLC
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For All the Single Ladies... and Men-- Dating with Braces
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

For All the Single Ladies... and Men-- Dating with Braces

Just wanted to see how you (someone who is single) has gone about dating and going out to bars and whatnot and meeting people. I am 32, single, and have had braces for the last 8 months. I had 4 teeth pulled (next to canines) so rigth now I have 4 gaping holes that are very noticeable when I smile. ...
by KLC
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question About Closing Holes Due to Extractions
Replies: 28
Views: 3499

I went into a treatment which supposed to be finished in 18-24 months but has taken me nearly 4 years all because my extraction gaps are closing every so slowly 4 years??? :shock: I'm so sorry!! That does not sound like fun! I was given the same sentence, 18-24 months, and am crossing my fingers it...