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by Shutter
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm Free!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

I am going to have a permanent retainer on my lower teeth as well. It is good to see a picture so I know what to expect. Do you find it hard to floss with it on? Congrats again!!! :banana: Thanks!! No, compared to flossing with braces, flossing with the bonded retainer is a piece of cake. I use Sup...
by Shutter
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm Free!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

I'm Free!!!!!

Well, 19 months, 1 week and 4 days after I got my braces on, I am free!!! I originally had an estimate of about 2 years, so my treatment was about 5 months shorter than the original estimate. The debanding process took about an hour and was painless - definitely a lot more fun then getting the brace...
by Shutter
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shutter's Story
Replies: 47
Views: 24424

I'm Free!!!

Well, 19 months, 1 week and 4 days after I got my braces on, I am free!!! I originally had an estimate of about 2 years, so my treatment was about 5 months shorter than the original estimate. The debanding process took about an hour and was painless - definitely a lot more fun then getting the brace...
by Shutter
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: If You Ask Me I'm Ready....debraced date!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Congratulations! Your teeth look great!

I'm one week behind you :D
by Shutter
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So Excited!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Good luck!!

My ortho had been saying 'soon' for a very long time. She finally gave me my debrace date at my last adjustment. I am getting my braces off in 12 days! I'm so excited.

I hope that you also get your date tomorrow!
by Shutter
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye-bye braces! :-) ...
Replies: 13
Views: 5180

Congratulations! Your teeth look great!
by Shutter
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shutter's Story
Replies: 47
Views: 24424

Woohoo! congrats! How come you gotta use the essix for the bottom even though you're gonna have bonded retainers there? I think that the bonded retainer only covers the front 6 teeth, so you still need the Essix to hold the rest. But I only need to wear the lower for 12 hours a day for the first 6 ...
by Shutter
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debracing June 9th!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2555

Congratulations!! I am getting mine off on June 21st! I know exactly how you feel :D :D
by Shutter
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shutter's Story
Replies: 47
Views: 24424

I got the magic words!!

I went for my 17th adjustment this week and I got the magic words .... "your braces are ready to come off!!" :D :D :D Total time will have been just over 19 months, which is about 5 months less than my original estimate of 24 months. :D :D My debanding day is June 21st, and then I get my retainers t...
by Shutter
Sun May 16, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shutter's Story
Replies: 47
Views: 24424

My 16th adjustment

I had my 16th adjustment last week. My ortho said that my teeth are looking very good. Basically at this point we are just waiting to make sure that my bite is stable. She made a couple of very minor tweaks to one of my wires and told me to stop wearing the elastics all together. I asked her how muc...
by Shutter
Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Done.....Finished......I have a SMILE!
Replies: 18
Views: 4722

Congratulations! Looks great!
by Shutter
Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! My mouth is killing me.
Replies: 19
Views: 4265

Canker Cover

Try Canker Cover. Canker Cover is a little tablet - you put it on top of the sore - it sticks to the sore and forms a kind of a bandage. Very effective.

The only two downsides - expensive and they can make it hard to talk (depending upon where they are). I tend to only use them at night.
by Shutter
Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shutter's Story
Replies: 47
Views: 24424

My 15th adjustment

Had my 15th adjustment this week. Things are progressing well. My ortho made a few small bends to my upper wire and told me to cut back on wearing my elastics to only 6 hours per day (for the last month I had been wearing them 12 hours per day). She told me that we need to cut back on wearing elasti...
by Shutter
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shutter's Story
Replies: 47
Views: 24424

I had my 13th update last month. Uneventful and disappointing. My ortho said that my midline had not moved enough, so I had to wear the dreaded 'across the front of my mouth' elastic configuration for another 4 weeks (24 hours a day). Ugh. Well, I survived the last month and had my 14th adjustment t...
by Shutter
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Shutter's Story
Replies: 47
Views: 24424

Hey Shutter, Congrats on your progress...your teeth are looking very straight indeed. I have been in heavy elastics (box config on both sides) for several months and know how uncomfortable they can be. My midline has drifted off a little so I suspect I'll be getting a similar config at some point. ...