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by Candy
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My bite is getting so bad, so depressing...new pics
Replies: 1
Views: 960

My bite is getting so bad, so depressing...new pics

Having a down day today, my bite has been getting worse as expected, but when I took pictures today you can see just how bad. He is going to work on my bite this summer with bands and we expected it to get worse as I had upper crowding and bringing them in line is causing them to go out. Since I am ...
by Candy
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Procrastination
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Good luck on your journey!! I used my daughters Ortho so I had known them for 3 years, they evaluated her at 7, brought her back when she turned 8 a year later and then when they took her braces off at age 10, I booked my consult! I was very impressed with the care they took of her and the orthodont...
by Candy
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Allow me to introduce myself...
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Congrats on your decision!!! It's such a huge thing! Non-braces people have no idea, but for those of us debating and having them takes over our lives!!! I was braced in January, at age 31 and after 20 years of thinking about and wishing I had braces! I am still pinching myself! I have good days and...
by Candy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Top and bottom front teeth directly on top of eachother?
Replies: 5
Views: 5422

Look forward to seeing pics, I think I have some on here somewhere of mine....I am on bracesreview.com more so I have them on there on my blog. I was glad to hear my ortho's reservations of not taking teeth for that reason, as it really does make sense...they would make big extraction gaps and I wou...
by Candy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Top and bottom front teeth directly on top of eachother?
Replies: 5
Views: 5422

I can't really offer any insight, but was interested to see your post as I will be in elastics by June or so, and I always wonder what it will be like. the way you describe yours seems to be how mine will be. I have no idea how they will fix this bite of mine, but I'm guessing he knows the deal. Can...
by Candy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Help with Ticker?
Replies: 4
Views: 7079

by Candy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adult orthodonia and pain variability
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

I never had braces as a child, but as a 31 year old, they sure do cause me a little grief...some days more than others and especially when they pulled together a gap that had opened up in my front teeth. (the gap took minutes to close) and that hurt! It was nothing than motrin or advil couldn't fix ...
by Candy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How soon do you notice changes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2136

I noticed slight changes within the week, but definitly by the 1 month mark, I had gaps, teeth were shifting. Now it's 2 months, and my canines are considerably lower than they were and my teeth look very different than before.
by Candy
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weird / Goofy / Screwball-y / Habits and Mannerisms ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

hmm, lets see...I have a mirror that I keep on my desk so that I can do a quick check if someone walks in on me eating my lunch. Did I mention I look in this mirror a lot to see if my teeth have changed, then jump on my Walgreens account to look at my pre braces pics. All in the middle of the work d...
by Candy
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: just 4 more days till the new me....
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

oh goodness Brace, it's funny isn't it? all those years you think you are so alone, and then BAM, everyone on here knows what you're talking about!!!! I always kept my feelings to myself about my teeth, I felt like if I talked about it, people would look even more. I probably thought way worse of my...
by Candy
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nervous
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

The best part of the illusion of feeling like we have straighter teeth soon gives way to teeth that are actually moving...and very quickly!!! I can't believe that in just 2 months, that my stupid fangs are down so much, they are almost right next to my other teeth instead of being higher. That was p...
by Candy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nervous
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

awww, sorry you had such a hard time, it's nice that they are working with you. You won't have any regrets,...like I said, the beginning is the hardest part...but each day you have braces is one day closer to that beautiful smile! I was so bummed on Jan 2, when my braces went on, and my next appoint...
by Candy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nervous
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

Brace-you sound just like me!! I am the ultimate closed mouth smiler and camera avoider!!! Have to change that now! LOL, impossible to smile with your mouth closed when you have braces! It looks so bad on me! LOL I missed out also, was pretty quiet in school and in my career. I have friends that I l...
by Candy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone being teased?
Replies: 36
Views: 5037

No teasing here, but I do kind of do it to myself, so people can see that I am fine with braces. I am concious of them, but I am so happy to finally have them that I can live with them. I mean, I hated my teeth and smile for years...I still have the same teeth, only this time they are being fixed, I...
by Candy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nervous
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

I can relate also, I got my braces on in January, at age 31...I have wanted braces for so long, and to have it finally happen..I still can't believe it sometimes! The first week was the hardest, and I was miserable, in pain and feeling completely self concious. I am at 2 months now, had my first adj...