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by Andromeda
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: goodbye braces :-D
Replies: 15
Views: 5085

YAY! Congratulations Danish, I'm so excited for you after the long journey you have endured 8)

Hope everything is going well and you are enjoying being brace-free! I know I am, hehe.
by Andromeda
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My road to straight teeth - updated 03-Dec-08 *PICS on p.7*
Replies: 140
Views: 52350

Hey Danish, that's awesome :D Congratulations!! You know, I think sometimes the braces make the small imperfections seem more apparent than they really are. When I got mine off, the little things I had been annoyed with didn't seem as visible to me anymore. Maybe it's because the braces sort of act ...
by Andromeda
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reminder: Don't post photos of your full face
Replies: 3
Views: 20311

I haven't posted full face photos and will not do so in the future either, but I am just curious... are you mainly referring to photos of faces with the braces on or does that include photos of faces without the braces? I don't see too many full face photos but the ones I have seen on here are mostl...
by Andromeda
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got a debanding date!
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Yayyyyy!! Congrats :-88 :jump: :banana: :mrgreen: That's very exciting - I know because mine just came off 2 days ago and I'm into the Crest White Strips now. They are actually working pretty well. I've only used 3 applications out of 14 and I can already see the difference. I do wish the strips wer...
by Andromeda
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how many teeth do you have left?
Replies: 19
Views: 2734

Well when I was 11 I had to have 2 adult molars removed due to cavities on the bottom arch. Then last year when I got braces I had to have two bicuspids removed on the top arch to make more room. I still have all my wisdom teeth. So that makes me missing 4 adult teeth - not sure how many we are supp...
by Andromeda
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gum shaving?
Replies: 23
Views: 35829

Aww thanks! Yea I'm pretty happy with how the teeth turned out but some whitening and gum removal will make them look a lot better I think :)
by Andromeda
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what did you wish you had known prior to bracing?
Replies: 19
Views: 3492

Aww sorry to scare you briggsy! It was not pleasant getting them taken off but I have come away from it ok. Still got the same end result, just with a *bit* more pain at the end :? Anyway, it was still worth it (of course) to have had the braces whether it be ceramics or metal but at the beginning I...
by Andromeda
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Sweet - Done!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3017

Thanks guys! So glad to finally be rid of those annoying, painful contraptions haha.

SDFD TSchott - I sent you a message answering your questions:)
by Andromeda
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No More Braces :) And a few questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

No More Braces :) And a few questions

Hey all, I got my braces off yesterday which I posted an update with some pics in my braces story on page 7 here: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=29473&start=90 And also a short post in The Naked Tooth forum that shows a better close-up here: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic...
by Andromeda
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Browneyedgrl's Journey~Updated~ 12/16
Replies: 225
Views: 50663

Awesome B!! Glad to hear you got to the office in time for them to still take the braces off - that would have been frustrating if they didn't have time. I think your teeth look really nice! Enjoy! (I know I am, haha ;))
by Andromeda
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Andromeda's Braces Story
Replies: 110
Views: 42078

Could that appliance be called a "positioner"? There have been some here who had to have one and do like you said in wearing it. Enjoy that great new smile! Ken. YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Haha, thank you SO much Ken! That was what he called it :) I knew it was a normal-ish word that I'd heard before but c...
by Andromeda
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces come off tomorrow
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Yay congrats! I just got mine off today and it feels nice :) I don't miss my braces AT ALL, haha. They were always such an annoyance and most of the time they caused me pain in varying amounts. Maybe they will let you keep them as a memento!
by Andromeda
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: GUM OVER MOLAR BANDS
Replies: 6
Views: 7327

I don't know about the molar bands because I didn't have them, just had regular brackets on all my teeth. But my gums swelled alot during braces and when I got them off today, the ortho said they had swollen up over some of the glue/cement that was holding the brackets on so he couldn't get it all o...
by Andromeda
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what did you wish you had known prior to bracing?
Replies: 19
Views: 3492

Well I just got my braces off today and you know what, I wish I knew how painful the ceramic ones are to remove! It was baddddd - felt like my teeth were being twisted out and then they kept breaking so the ortho had to use the sander drill to drill the rest of the bracket off and it took forever. T...
by Andromeda
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Sweet - Done!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3017

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