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by shinyRiver
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Chelsea's Story.
Replies: 303
Views: 59475

Re: Chelsea's Story.

you should post a picture so other impacted canine people can offer advice! :D
by shinyRiver
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Chelsea's Story.
Replies: 303
Views: 59475

Re: Chelsea's Story.

Chelsea has news! I hope she posts it soon!!!! *hint hint*
by shinyRiver
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My two year journey starts TODAY.6/7/2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3072

Re: My two year journey starts TODAY.6/7/2012

your teeth get polished before brackets are glued on. This can make the color of your teeth look uneven and make it appear as though you have *white spots* this will usually even out in a few days. they are probably not tooth scars. you can get tooth scars from crowding though (because you can't cle...
by shinyRiver
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Being a 24 year old girl with bracing
Replies: 25
Views: 3924

Re: Being a 24 year old girl with bracing

I didn't even notice that you were missing a canine. Your smile looks awesome already. Some tentative advice- try not to drink til drunk with braces too often. If you go to bed with sugary alcohol on your teeth and don't brush them (or worse, if you throw up- even if you DO brush them immediately af...
by shinyRiver
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lia 77's story (with pictures of course!)
Replies: 55
Views: 26317

Re: Lia 77's story (with pictures of course!)

WOW! Our stories and our smiles match! I had criss-crossed wiring on my front teeth to start out, and huge wires eventually pulling my canines down, and even that *tubing* over a ton of wires where there had been gaps from extractions! A really great tip: DO NOT eat ANY curry or Indian food while yo...
by shinyRiver
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Rivvie's Rollercoaster Ride (will include surgery)
Replies: 17
Views: 4142

Re: Rivvie's Rollercoaster Ride (will include surgery)

NOTE TO SELF: never get elective maxillofacial surgery in the Netherlands. Oh my goodness how awful it must have been for you! And I had dental surgery with intravenous anesthesia at a teaching hospital! That being said- WOW!!!!!!!!! The difference already is amazing! I cannot wait to see updated ph...
by shinyRiver
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 92966

Re: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/308470_623699241720_105394874_n.jpg Greetings from lovely Banff, Alberta! Husband and I enjoyed our honeymoon here last September and I was so happy to be able to grin like a crazy person in all of our photos. In case you can't tell, we are havin...
by shinyRiver
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did your Essix retainers last?
Replies: 8
Views: 6510

my old ortho said hawleys were the way to go. he was very young (20 something) and just graduating from ortho college. he said they help maintain your bite better than essix because they allow your teeth to touch and that they last longer. he said his wife still had the SAME hawleys that she had in ...
by shinyRiver
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting braces at 20 years old!
Replies: 15
Views: 7896

hey jdwallac my lips felt thin stretching over my crooked teeth. I hate my lips before. And I was a little worried that they would sink in after I got my braces off, not having the brackets to puff them out anymore. But after I got my braces off- I love my lips! Having a nice arch really makes your ...
by shinyRiver
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 92966

Err... I guess this:

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would be more accurate now, considering the naked teeth!
by shinyRiver
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 92966

Thanks, cosmo! believe me, your day fast approaches! it will sneak up on you so fast and you'll be smiling like a lunatic! I keep forgetting to smile with my teeth- after all the years of hiding them. Then I suddenly remember how normal my teeth look now and I totally cheese out :D and grin like a c...
by shinyRiver
Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 92966

thanks everybody. I love my teeth right now. I love my life! braces were SO worth it!
by shinyRiver
Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 92966

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Best Day of My Life
by shinyRiver
Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 92966

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by shinyRiver
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 92966

I am SO NERVOUS! I don't even sleep anymore.