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by Tommm
Wed May 12, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: piscean's story
Replies: 39
Views: 8243

Woot! It sounds like you're going to be free pretty soon! I know how you feel about the comfort of having elastics to keep everything in place. However, it's nothing compared to the comfort of not getting crap stuck in your teeth after every meal :) Can't wait to see some pics Pisceangirl!
by Tommm
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Woo hoo (and synopsis)!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Congrats!!!
by Tommm
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: A few days early, but I'm FREE!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3666

Looks pretty perfect to me. Congrats!!
by Tommm
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Blake24 - Braces Story
Replies: 62
Views: 18926

Just read about your dead canine. That's nuts! You can probably get a veneer on it or something too if the bleaching doesn't work. Besides that your arches are looking great though!
by Tommm
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tommm's story
Replies: 105
Views: 31111

Thanks Blake! Sorry to hear about your setback but just think about how fast this last year went by. October will be here in no time. Looking forward to your updates man :)
by Tommm
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: FREEEEDOM!
Replies: 1
Views: 1454

Thanks Ken! You're right. I don't miss having food stuck in my braces at all :)
by Tommm
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tommm's story
Replies: 105
Views: 31111

Thanks Rachel and Amanda. You guys are next! We all started about the same time so I can't wait until we're all finished together. Looking forward to your updates! :)
by Tommm
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tommm's story
Replies: 105
Views: 31111

Thanks bracedcml and Margie! Bracedcml: At first my ortho told me 2 years too. I said "what if I was neurotic about taking care of my teeth and followed all of the directions" and she then told me 18 months. I was totally expecting 1.5 years but then I just kept doing what my ortho told me and it go...
by Tommm
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: FREEEEDOM!
Replies: 1
Views: 1454

FREEEEDOM!

Figured I'd share the good news here too. The full story is in my braces story here: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=292869 but here's a quick picture preview! Day 5 looked like this: http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/523/day5web.jpg 12 months, 3 weeks, and 1 day later: http://img10.ima...
by Tommm
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tommm's story
Replies: 105
Views: 31111

FREEEEEDOM! I can't believe it's over. The debanding process was more painful than I expected but it wasn't too bad. My teeth didn't feel slimy like I was told they would. It just plain felt good to not have crap on my teeth anymore! Overall I'm super happy with the results. I have a box of Whitest...
by Tommm
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tommm's story
Replies: 105
Views: 31111

Surprise! The molar bands for my 2nd molars were removed a week ago so we can reduce the gap after removing all of the bands. My ortho told me to call if I noticed some odd movement. I'm so neurotic about my teeth at this point, I thought my bite was getting a bit off so I made an appointment today...
by Tommm
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Retainer Brite vs. Sonicbrite
Replies: 0
Views: 1996

Retainer Brite vs. Sonicbrite

Does anyone with experience have a preference between the two?

I'm actually leaning towards using the Retainer Brite tablets in the Sonicbrite machine but that is probably getting way too neurotic.
by Tommm
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tommm's story
Replies: 105
Views: 31111

I was told 2 years at first. Then I talked her (the ortho) down to 18 months. Now it's going to be done at 13 months. I guess being neurotic about cleaning and wearing elastics paid off!
by Tommm
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: After 14 months I am naked!
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Woot! I just saw this and I'm so happy for you!! Do you have any pics up somewhere?? Congrats!!

BTW, I'm getting mine off in 2 weeks too :)
by Tommm
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tommm's story
Replies: 105
Views: 31111

HOHOHO! I guess Christmas came late or I got an early birthday present because my ortho told me today that: MY BRACES ARE COMING OFF IN 2 WEEKS!!!!! I'm soooooo happy that it's ridiculous. This is going to be the longest 2 weeks of my life! I'll update with pics once it's done and I'm a free man. Ch...