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by koffymasheen
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Length of treatment quoted and actual treatment length
Replies: 41
Views: 11611

Re: Length of treatment quoted and actual treatment length

I was quoted 2 years, and got them off this morning nearly 3 months early - 21 months. Woo!!
Braced: Feb 24, 2009
Est Debraced: Feb 24, 2011
Actual Debraced: Dec 2, 2010
by koffymasheen
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How are people coping with permanent retainers?
Replies: 23
Views: 13132

Re: How are people coping with permanent retainers?

I got my braces off this morning and got a perm retainer on my bottom teeth. I'm still getting adjusted to the feeling of the metal being there, but it's more of a novelty to me, like playing with a sore that doesn't hurt. It doesn't really bother me, though. /: Of course, I only got it on 4 or so h...
by koffymasheen
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: December debrace club
Replies: 19
Views: 4693

Re: December debrace club

Well, it's official. I'm naked! lol Got my braces off this morning (and 3 months ahead of my 2-year estimated date!). The whole thing only took about an hour and a half, and it wasn't bad at all! The only thing that bothered me was when they snapped off the brackets, because it sounded like she was ...
by koffymasheen
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: December debrace club
Replies: 19
Views: 4693

I'm barely a member! Getting mine off on the 2nd! This Thursday! I'm so excited, it's crazy. This is worse than waiting for Christmas!
by koffymasheen
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I go back to ortho?
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Should I go back to ortho?

So I've had my braces on for 19 months now, and my ortho just told me today that I'll have my (potentially) last appt on Oct 7. If everything is good at the appt, then I'll schedule for my de-bracing (yay!) So they've done all these wacky things to my braces this time (rotating some teeth, a power c...
by koffymasheen
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: BLEH! Teeth getting pulled...
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Hm. I think there's something wrong with the ortho telling you that you need to get teeth pulled for your treatment, but you still have to pay for it. Regardless, it seems cheaper than I originally thought it was going to be. I know I'm just being a baby about it because the biggest procedure I've e...
by koffymasheen
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: BLEH! Teeth getting pulled...
Replies: 3
Views: 697

BLEH! Teeth getting pulled...

Just got back from my fifth adjustment, today. In addition to getting elastics for the first time, my ortho told me I might be getting two teeth pulled. :shock: Apparently, my overbite has gotten worse since I got my braces on (something about my jaw muscles relaxing), and now he's apprehensive abou...
by koffymasheen
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The Waiting Game
Replies: 5
Views: 975

acidcookie: Your progress makes me jealous! :P

I want to compare my pictures from first day braced and now, but unfortunately my digital camera is currently MIA. I'm sure there's some progress going on, maybe.... 8)[/i]
by koffymasheen
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The Waiting Game
Replies: 5
Views: 975

The Waiting Game

My main reason for getting braces was to get rid of the gap between my two, upper front teeth, but it seems like it's taking FOREVER for it to close! (OKay, okay, it's only been 6 months since I got braces, but still!) I had my third adjustment on Thursday, second time with a PC on top, so I know it...
by koffymasheen
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Color recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Color recommendations?

I'm getting power chains on for the first time coming soon at my 2nd adjustment. My first color choice was silver (I wanted something simple just so I could get used to the look of the braces), and now I have dark purple and dark blue. So... with my new chains coming on, and summer arriving, I decid...
by koffymasheen
Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New, new, new!
Replies: 3
Views: 827

New, new, new!

Hey everyone! I'm new to archwired, and to braces in general. I just got my first adjustment today! Anyhoo, for my first post here, I just have a simple question. I have a fairly large gap between my front two teeth, and today, during my adjustment, the ortho asst told me that for my next adjustment...