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by SharMarali
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: braces911
Replies: 18
Views: 3257

Welcome, braces911! You're getting your braces on the same day that I have my ... Gosh, eighth or ninth adjustment I guess. They take some getting used to, but after a few days you won't be sore and after a couple of months, believe it or not, you'll forget you have them (except when you get somethi...
by SharMarali
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The best or worst decision I ever made... Time will tell!
Replies: 32
Views: 8154

Wow, I can't believe I haven't updated in over four months! Been busy with work and class and going out of town and some bad stuff too, but mostly good. Anyway, I have a TON of pictures cause I do a set every month, but I'll just put up the most recent ones. It's funny, every single month when I tak...
by SharMarali
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The best or worst decision I ever made... Time will tell!
Replies: 32
Views: 8154

OK, I found a whole new reason to hate elastics. I've had these things for a week. I had gotten used to them. Today, I started sneezing uncontrollably. All day. For hours and hours and hours. I must have sneezed 80 or 90 times today, no exaggeration. 5 to 8 sneezes in a row, once or twice an hour. W...
by SharMarali
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Amtrak
Replies: 10
Views: 1892

Hi Amtrak, welcome to the club! :dance: I'm 29 also, and I got braces 5 months ago (well, I got brackets 6 months ago, but no wires til 5 months ago, so no progress was being made that first month). I'm not gonna lie to you, it WILL be a shock the first time you see the braces on your teeth. After t...
by SharMarali
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Braces Are Causing My Chin To Wrinkle
Replies: 2
Views: 3600

Hard to say, Ivy1. I would suggest discussing your concerns with your orthodontist and maybe getting a second opinion from a dermatologist. I've never heard of braces causing wrinkles, although I know they do tend to alter facial aesthetics as a whole because they can change the arrangement of the l...
by SharMarali
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The best or worst decision I ever made... Time will tell!
Replies: 32
Views: 8154

Phooey, I accidentally posted an earlier lower arch shot. How I messed that up, I don't know, cause the elastic is SO visible in the current one! Anyway, here's the current shot, not that it's much different from the last one: http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p132/SharMarali/Teefs/03-26-09LowerArc...
by SharMarali
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The best or worst decision I ever made... Time will tell!
Replies: 32
Views: 8154

Ow, Marley, those look like they suck unbelievably! I'm mostly used to the elastics already. I have been VERY good about changing them every 4 hours and putting them back in after eating and brushing. The little "snap" when they get in place stings every time, but I'm not popping Aleve anymore! Anyw...
by SharMarali
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The best or worst decision I ever made... Time will tell!
Replies: 32
Views: 8154

Elastics suck. There, I said it. I didn't wind up needing colored ligs on top at all, because they put me in wire ties on top. Then I got the elastics. Man, I've only been in braces for 5 months, I was hoping I'd have several more months ahead before needing these things. But alas. They hook from th...
by SharMarali
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dani1983's not-so-cleverly titled braces story
Replies: 15
Views: 6016

Hi Dani. Congrats on your decision! Is your orthodontist aware of your tongue-thrust issue? Most orthodontists don't like to begin treatment until tongue thrust is under control, because not only does it pose a risk of undoing all the treatment afterward, but it also can slow down progress during tr...
by SharMarali
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Couple of Braces :)
Replies: 10
Views: 7808

Wow, that is SO AWESOME! You'll be there to support each other and actually understand when one of you is having a bad day pain-wise, and you'll be able to enjoy your new happy teeth together! Good luck to both of you, and congrats on the decision!
by SharMarali
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The best or worst decision I ever made... Time will tell!
Replies: 32
Views: 8154

Thanks everyone for your comments! And here I thought nobody thought my story was interesting! :oops: I did take some before pictures, but unfortunately I didn't have a nice camera until Christmas, so my early pictures (on the first page) are incredibly blurry and it's hard to see real progress from...
by SharMarali
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Deville's Journey...First adjustment!
Replies: 39
Views: 11737

Hi deville! I am soooo jealous of your progress. Your teeth are looking SO great already! I got braced about a month before you did and I absolutely can't WAIT for my teeth to look as fabulous as yours do already. Great job on keeping your clear ligs unstained! I, unfortunately, started smoking agai...
by SharMarali
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I can't believe I'm starting a blog about this. Ewwww.
Replies: 14
Views: 5734

I agree. It's ultimately your choice, but you said in the beginning that you used to be happy with your teeth. Wanting to improve them a bit so that you don't have irregular wearing and other problems down the road makes perfect sense. But what if this CLEARLY dishonest orthodontist screws them up? ...
by SharMarali
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: opera^gal's story
Replies: 681
Views: 153265

I kept both my top AND bottom original wires for about 4 months. I won't lie, I felt a little cheated! I wanted a bigger wire to do bigger work lol! Obviously I know my orthodontist knows best, and I'm sure that the reason the wimpy wires were kept in place for so long was because there was so much ...
by SharMarali
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The best or worst decision I ever made... Time will tell!
Replies: 32
Views: 8154

Probably not going to name the car... I did that with my first car, a 1989 Pontiac Sunbird (quick refresher - I'm 29 lol) I named Damien because I swear that car had it in for me from day one, but I was 18 and it was cool enough just HAVING a car! My next car was a 94 Corsica that I never really bot...