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by deville
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Deville's Journey...First adjustment!
Replies: 39
Views: 12077

OK, so it's been a really long time since I posted. It's not that the time's gone quickly, it's that over the last few months I've grown to dislike my smile almost more than I did before I started treatment and have been deliberately trying to forget I'm on this journey. At the beginning of the year...
by deville
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tell me about spacers....
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

For me spacers were by far the worst experience - I had the rubber style. They were seriously unpleasant and I found the pain excruciating (I won't go into too many details, but honestly, they were bad!) The pain started about 12hrs after they were placed, lasted around 4 days, then disappeared. I h...
by deville
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will be getting braces soon, or something to fix my teeth
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

I also have ceramic on the 6 top front 'social' teeth and I'm happy with my choice. I initially investigated Invisalign but the cost was prohibitive ($2000 more) and it was not likely I'd acheive the result I wanted. Additionally I followed the progress of someone who had the 6 month invisalign trea...
by deville
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this normal????!!
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Hi there - this is perfectly normal. I find that sometimes my teeth will start to ache a couple of days before an adjustment is due, even if they didn't straight after the last adjustment!
by deville
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone here from NZ?
Replies: 8
Views: 979

I live in auckland, nice to see some others here!
by deville
Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: resent towards parents for not getting me braces earlier
Replies: 54
Views: 19294

Ok, normally I'd not post in a topic like this, but I see some parallels in our stories and I'm so amazed by the difference in your attitude that I just have to put in my 2 cents worth. I did not visit a dentist for over 17 years (from around the age of 13) due to lack of funds, and eventually a sev...
by deville
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Deville's Journey...First adjustment!
Replies: 39
Views: 12077

Thanks techiegirl74! I haven't bothered to take photos over the last few months, because frankly, I've been really disappointed with the changes and didn't want to keep a record of the 'down parts'. To catch you up quickly, the power chain on the bottom continued for a couple of months with nothing ...
by deville
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Uneven eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 4757

Are you sure that it was your braces? At your age your body is still growing and while I can see that the expander may have affected your maxilla, I'm not sure how braces in general could change the shape of your temporal and frontal bones.
by deville
Fri May 22, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and Glasses
Replies: 22
Views: 9811

I wear thick black glasses and I have ceramic brackets on top, metal on the bottom. Originally I planned to switch to contact while I have the braces on, then I realised how silly that was, especially once I was banded and realised how nice the brackets looked :)
by deville
Fri May 22, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Deville's Journey...First adjustment!
Replies: 39
Views: 12077

Another catch up!

First up, thanks everyone for your lovely comments! I've been keeping my blog updated with progress, but until lately I hadn't noticed many more changes, so haven't been updating here... so here's a quick catch up since adjustment 3: Adjustment 4 http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tLZcG4QSji0/ShdU3fZI0-I/AAA...
by deville
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The best or worst decision I ever made... Time will tell!
Replies: 32
Views: 8371

Hey Shar! Wow - personally I think you've had a lot of progress! I too have a pesky gap which keeps opening and closing on the right thanks to a rotated canine that's trying to figure out where it needs to go but I'm trying to take it as part of the process, and really looking forward to getting my ...
by deville
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Deville's Journey...First adjustment!
Replies: 39
Views: 12077

Terrific progress! Quick question: was it painful to have your fillings changed over? It's something I'm considering when this is all said and done. Hi there! Thank you - I'm pretty excited about how they're looking and how quickly time is going :) Don't worry, there's absolutely no pain at all hav...
by deville
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Deville's Journey...First adjustment!
Replies: 39
Views: 12077

Adjustment 3 & another new wire...

At my last adjustment, my ortho upped my wire strength and told me that I had approx. 9 more wires to work through before I was finished in total, and 3-4 more wires before he started closing my gaps (hopefully this means I'm on track for my 2 yr diagnosis). He capped it off by saying that if they k...
by deville
Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Deville's Journey...First adjustment!
Replies: 39
Views: 12077

Errrrr - what happened to the editing function that used to be there??!!??!!?!? Not sure why the pics didn't post first time around, so excuse the double up, but for some reason I can't edit :( http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tLZcG4QSji0/SX0hBwF4vjI/AAAAAAAAAQc/PkIVpgbXL4w/s320/16-jan-09-smile.jpg http://...
by deville
Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Deville's Journey...First adjustment!
Replies: 39
Views: 12077

A bit of a catch up...

I'm actually only a couple of weeks away from adjustment number 4, so this is more of a restrospective! While I've been lazy here, I've been keeping a separate blog with my updates in it so below is a condensed version, minus other ramblings :) Adjustment 2: It's now just under 2 months into treatme...