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by PiscesFish1969
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: December debrace club
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: December debrace club

I was feeling a little sad on the day before, but now that they're off, there's no looking back. I have bonded retainers on uppers & lowers, and wear an Essix on top at night. We did the impression for the Essix in between debracing the uppers & lowers, and it was ready to take home with me at that ...
by PiscesFish1969
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: December debrace club
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

My date is Wednesday 12/8. :D I'm passing the time smiling into the mirror, obsessing over whether I'm REALLY ready for them to come off. Seems like I was much more excited about getting braces than I am about getting them off - after 27 months, they seem to be a part of me now..... :?
by PiscesFish1969
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: This may be a stupid question...
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

I have power chains right now, with no brackets on my last molars on top. The powerchain isn't pulling the teeth from back to front to close gaps. The last molars are still right next to the second molars like they were before. Instead, I believe the powerchain is really pulling everything back towa...
by PiscesFish1969
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: People who had braces in their 40's or olde-Was it worth it?
Replies: 21
Views: 4353

I'm 41, have been braced for 23 months now, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The day I realized I was able to take a bite out of a sandwich with my teeth rather than pulling a piece off with my fingers, I almost cried. They are occasionally uncomfortable, but nothing that some ibuprofen & wax...
by PiscesFish1969
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The pain of shutting doors on braces!
Replies: 17
Views: 3835

Just came from an adjustment - I have Damon 3's - and there are a couple of doors on the bottom that don't like to open, and no, it's not nearly as pleasant as the when they slide right open. But, then my ortho pulls out a different tool for those - not sure what the difference is, but it doesn't ta...
by PiscesFish1969
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1055
Views: 157290

I was 39 1/2 when I got my braces. I think it's interesting that 30 - 39 is the predominant age in the poll so far. In my case, even though I had been dreaming of braces since I was 12, it took 27 years to get to the point where I could afford to pay for them. It also took my husband going through a...
by PiscesFish1969
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The only problem with the holidays.....
Replies: 0
Views: 848

The only problem with the holidays.....

...is that I need to see my ortho but the office is closed until Jan 4! Somehow my top wire has shifted so far to the left that it's no longer in the last bracket on the right at all. I've tried moving it back, but it's a thick square wire & it won't budge for me. I'm not uncomfortable yet, but I'm ...
by PiscesFish1969
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dos and Don'ts for Unbraced People Embracing Braced People
Replies: 122
Views: 24905

Don't ask me how much longer until I get them off, and then tell me about someone you know who was told the same time range but ended up taking sooo muuuch loonnger....... In fact, just don't ask me when I'm getting them off. I really don't know. I waited many years to get them, and I'm paying dear...
by PiscesFish1969
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dos and Don'ts for Unbraced People Embracing Braced People
Replies: 122
Views: 24905

Don't ask me how much longer until I get them off, and then tell me about someone you know who was told the same time range but ended up taking sooo muuuch loonnger.......
by PiscesFish1969
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Positive changes so far in braces!
Replies: 1
Views: 694

amandajane, I think this is a great idea. :D Before braces, my teeth were so crowded it was hard to floss because it just didn't fit between my teeth. Now, even though I have to work around the wires, I can actually floss! :D Before braces, I couldn't bite into foods like sandwiches, or apples, or w...
by PiscesFish1969
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bad new for fans of Damon braces
Replies: 22
Views: 8879

I have Damons, but also had extractions. The orthodontist I chose (after meeting with four) was the most thorough at consultation, and her staff was the most friendly and informative at consultation. I did not chose the orthodontist based on her use of Damons, but rather these other factors. I trust...
by PiscesFish1969
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics/rubber bands and stages of orthodontic treatment
Replies: 10
Views: 6263

I got elastics about 10 months in, for 8 weeks, but at yesterday's adjustment was told not to use them now. I had several brackets re-positioned yesterday and new wires, so there's a lot of new stuff going on as it is! I'm sure I'll have elastics again before my treatment is complete.
by PiscesFish1969
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: different length teeth?
Replies: 6
Views: 4113

i experienced something similar - i always thought one of my teeth was just turned in really far, but once it straightened out a bit, i realized that it's actually really small & sort of an odd shape - my ortho says I'll probably need some cosmetic dentistry to make it look completely right since it...
by PiscesFish1969
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Upcoming Appointment to "reposition" brackets??
Replies: 5
Views: 4332

I've had mine on for a year next week - and on that day, I'm also having brackets repositioned. I'm not looking forward to it either.
by PiscesFish1969
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The results so far and funding for braces
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

1) First time in braces. Wanted them since I was 12, got them when I was 39. My parents couldn't afford them. So far I am very pleased. It's been 10 months, and I am seeing results. I'm amazed, really.

2) My insurance covered $1500.00 - the rest I saved for on my own.