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by wilson123
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So this is me done :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Hi, yeah just over a year - v happy. I've looked at your story and it does seem you have a tooth similar to mine in that it is pushedforward by the other, it is such a great feeling to look back and see the change. Good luck with everything :)
by wilson123
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So this is me done :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

So this is me done :)

Braced 17th August 2009 - Debraced 4th November 2010 :D

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Good luck to all of you - it is def worth all the hassle :)
by wilson123
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: November Debrace Club
Replies: 20
Views: 5905

I had mine off today!!! :)

impressions for retainer taken, I have to go back monday for them
by wilson123
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 23 days to go! My journey!
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

23 days to go! My journey!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c136/lonelibertine/th_teeth-1.jpg Click to view the image bigger :) Brace fitted on 17th August 2009 and I have my removal date for 4th November 2010. Very happy with the progress - looking back, ewww those teeth were awful! Shame it took me 24 years to build up th...
by wilson123
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long have you had braces on?
Replies: 13
Views: 3576

My dentist estimated between 8 and 18 months, with a liklihood of 14...he has been almost spot on! :) I have a debrace day set for the 4th November after having them put on August 17th 2009
by wilson123
Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adults - how do you cope?
Replies: 23
Views: 4575

Someone on here once posted a quote that changed my whole outlook on having braces: 'would you rather someone sees you and thinks - oh he has braces or would you rather someone sees you and thinks - oh he needs braces'. For me, it is exactly how I feel. If anything I am now the one who scrutinises e...
by wilson123
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what foods stain clear powerchains?
Replies: 9
Views: 3000

I love my curries and have been fine, only once did it stain them bright yellow to which I was devastated (I think I only had been to my dentist the day before for a tightening). But alas, a couple of brushes later and my powerchain was back seemingly to normal - or at least to a state that didn't l...
by wilson123
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: UK Users - How much did your brace cost?
Replies: 13
Views: 3202

Oh I also had two extractions (still the worst bit of the whole process if you ask me) but he charged them to the NHS so I saved a fair bit :)
by wilson123
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: UK Users - How much did your brace cost?
Replies: 13
Views: 3202

I'm in Lincolnshire and I have had full metal uppers and lowers on. Initial assessment cost me £40, with £40 on casts. £850 each brace (x2), my fixed retainer is costing £60 and a removable also £60, with the monitoring of this costing £140 total cost £2040 :) This has included any breaks I have had...
by wilson123
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can I hope for a debrace day sooner than predicted?
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Probably hard to tell without seeing - though that said I'm no expert :P What has your dentist said? I was told it could take me 8 - 18 months and I'm at 10 months and have been told today that it will be completed by Oct time so I'll be at 14 months. I was told that I will have a finishing wire put...
by wilson123
Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting there...
Replies: 11
Views: 3004

I have my visit to the dentist tomorrow for what will be 2 weeks short of being 10 months on (wow how fast does time fly - I just noticed I started this thread over 6 weeks ago!) Hopefully I will be reporting the good news that my final wire goes in, but I won't pin my hopes just yet! They haven't r...
by wilson123
Fri May 07, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting there...
Replies: 11
Views: 3004

Thanks all :) I'm hoping when I go June 3rd again that my denist keeps his word and does change the final closing wire (much like many have said on here, he has been saying 'last wire in next time fo a few months now). Still, can't complain they seem to have shifted v v fast :)
by wilson123
Thu May 06, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your first impressions when you got braces...
Replies: 35
Views: 7406

Fortunately I booked the Thursday afternoon off and all day Friday leading me into a long weekend to help me get used to them. Immediately, whilst still in my dentist chair I remember thinking "OMG these are sticking out much further than I anticipated". I didn't look at them in the dentist only whe...
by wilson123
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting there...
Replies: 11
Views: 3004

Thanks everyone :)

I am amazed at the speed to be honest and so is my dentist. I have another visit to get a square wire on the top and bottom (apparently a thicker wire) to square them off and sort out the lean and then it is done :)
by wilson123
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off wed no retainer till monday. Teeth shifting!
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

I wouldn't worry. My teeth shifted within hours of having a powerchain removed - different scenario I know - but after that initial movement that was that. What you have to remember is the moulds they took will be of how your teeth were so I'm sure (given it is only a couple of days) they will be fo...