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by SimplySpiffy
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchains
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Powerchains

Hey all! I just had powerchains put on yesterday to close up extraction gaps and as crazy as this probably sounds, I swear the gaps are already starting to close! It might be my imagination, but I've been paying a lot of attention to my gaps lately, so I'm pretty sure I do feel movement. Just curiou...
by SimplySpiffy
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I hate coil springs!!
Replies: 20
Views: 46230

SimplySpiffy wrote:I had coil springs to make space for my incisor to come down
And by incisor, I actually meant canine. Didn't notice that until I read back over what I posted!
by SimplySpiffy
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I hate coil springs!!
Replies: 20
Views: 46230

I had coil springs to make space for my incisor to come down (it was way up in the gumline). It wasn't a walk in the park, but it doesn't last forever. Just remember, it is working! These things take some time. Even if you don't see the progress yet, you will probably just wake up one day and realiz...
by SimplySpiffy
Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SimplySpiffy's Braces Story (with pics!)
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

Thanks, everyone! I really am pleased with my progress so far. It's nice to begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel! :) Missann - As far as facial changes go, I think that if anything at all, mine have been slight. I think something is different about my face, but I'm not sure I'd really be ...
by SimplySpiffy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ken's FINAL DAYS!
Replies: 47
Views: 12900

Congrats! You must be thrilled! Can't wait until I can say that I'll be brace free in mere days! ;)
by SimplySpiffy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Brace-face saga
Replies: 19
Views: 8126

SimplySpiffy wrote:Good to hear that you're getting used to the braces! I remember when I got past that initial "what have I done?!" mindset. It's all downhill from there. :)
Of course, I mean "downhill" in a good way!
by SimplySpiffy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Brace-face saga
Replies: 19
Views: 8126

Good to hear that you're getting used to the braces! I remember when I got past that initial "what have I done?!" mindset. It's all downhill from there. :) I was also nervous about my extractions. Like you, I've never had so much as a cavity, so when my ortho told me she wanted to extract four premo...
by SimplySpiffy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SimplySpiffy's Braces Story (with pics!)
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

Re: ninath1

What an inspiration! I'm waiting to get braced in the next couple of days and have pre-molar gaps from extractions just like yours Spiffy. Being new and un-informed, how come your gaps are still apparent though the rest of your teeth have moved beautifully? Are the gaps the last bits to get moving?...
by SimplySpiffy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SimplySpiffy's Braces Story (with pics!)
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

Re: Simply Spiffy's braces story

Wow, your teeth look amazing for such a short time. An inspiration to those of us in our very early days with braces. Thanks for sharing. My high canines have always bothered me and to see yours come into line so beautifully - fantastic! They'll be in line in no time, I'm sure! I anxiously awaited ...
by SimplySpiffy
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Cleaning the day after first adjustment?
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

I had a similar thing happen before my last adjustment. I had inadvertently scheduled my cleaning for the day after my adjustment and called the dentist back as soon as I noticed it to have it moved to later in the week. That is even after having had at least 5 adjustments before. Even now, I still...
by SimplySpiffy
Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SimplySpiffy's Braces Story (with pics!)
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

SimplySpiffy's Braces Story (with pics!)

Hi all! I meant to actually begin posting on here when I had my braces put on, but alas, that did not happen! I still wanted to share my experience here though, mostly because I do follow so many of yours and I felt I should pay it forward. My damon braces were placed on September 14, 2009. During ...
by SimplySpiffy
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Irate Oral Surgeon
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Wow. It sounds to me like maybe the oral surgeon has a chip on his shoulder. Maybe this is a common complaint and he's sick of hearing it or maybe he assumed you were going to make a huge deal about it from a financial standpoint. Or, maybe he is a power tripping kind of guy who doesn't like to be q...
by SimplySpiffy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: $6900 for Damon Braces - Did I get Fleeced?
Replies: 34
Views: 20161

Wow, I think I got really lucky! My damons will cost $4800 ($4200 if I pay cash up front) and that includes gum contouring that I'll need once my teeth are aligned, and the retainer I'll have to wear as well as the visits my ortho will want to have in the year following removal of the braces just to...
by SimplySpiffy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to the wonderful world of braces!
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Welcome! I'm new too, just got braced a couple of weeks ago after having 7 extractions less than a month ago (ouch!) I told everyone I was getting braces, they're hardcore metal ones so they're very obvious and there's no chance of hiding them. I found that the more I talked about it the better I f...
by SimplySpiffy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to the wonderful world of braces!
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Hi SimplySpiffy! I just had my braces put on Monday after being told Invisialign wasn't an option for me either due to crowding and other issues. I wasn't nervous about it until I left their office with them on because I knew when I got back to work everyone would want to see...and they did! But af...