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by LeahRuth
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My journey with Six Month Braces
Replies: 20
Views: 43742

Re: My journey with Six Month Braces

Ah, alright. I have bonded retainers and a plastic retainer too. So annoying:(
by LeahRuth
Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My journey with Six Month Braces
Replies: 20
Views: 43742

Re: My journey with Six Month Braces

Hi, welcome :) The coloured dots on your brackets will eventually disappear with brushing. a friend of mine had braces for 6 weeks (WHAT?) to close a gap between her top front teeth. They moved fast and looked great, but she's failed to wear to retainer properly and her teeth are back to how they we...
by LeahRuth
Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LeahRuth's self-ligating braces story *pictures*
Replies: 27
Views: 25158

Re: LeahRuth's self-ligating braces story *pictures*

thank you! I'm so happy they're off now. I'm loving the shape but they could really use some whitening
by LeahRuth
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BuckTooth No More!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 68
Views: 14369

Re: BuckTooth No More!!!!!!!!!

"in some cases do your teeth look worst before they look better?"

Absolutely! I found myself staring in the mirror a lot and saying "WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY TRYING TO DO IN THERE?!"
Everything comes together in the end though :)
Happy 1 month!! Nice progress so far.
by LeahRuth
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: anxiousgirl's braces story.
Replies: 121
Views: 38380

Re: anxiousgirl's braces story.

Hi there! I also developed an anxiety disorder at the age of 13, and the dentist chair was a lovely way to generate panic attacks. But through having braces, I actually learnt how to be calm and relaxed even while someone is prodding my mouth. It's awesome you were able to overcome your fears and ge...
by LeahRuth
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MarciLouWho's Excellent Braces Adventure
Replies: 34
Views: 15280

Re: MarciLouWho's Excellent Braces Adventure

Your teeth have made so much movement. And you've got my favourite colours going on in there :)
by LeahRuth
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: essix retainers are painful!!
Replies: 3
Views: 10376

Re: essix retainers are painful!!

When I first got mine, it was really painful because my teeth had shifted the few days between debonding and getting my retainer.
Mine does fit different than yours though... there's no space between the bottom of my teeth and the retainer, and the gumline measures up.
by LeahRuth
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Debonded! (pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 5296

Re: Debonded! (pics)

I guess I should post a smile too lol
Image

... still trying to figure out how to smile without feeling self conscious
by LeahRuth
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Debonded! (pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 5296

Debonded! (pics)

Hi, copying and pasting the pics from my braces story post. On June 11th I got my braces off, just before my 2 year bonding anniversary. I have a permanent white gold chain retainer top & bottom, and an essix retainer for the top :) Lots of before and after pics. Lateral Ceph before & after (before ...
by LeahRuth
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: LeahRuth's self-ligating braces story *pictures*
Replies: 27
Views: 25158

Re: LeahRuth's self-ligating braces story *pictures*

Got my braces off on June 11th 2011!! Lots of before and after pics. Lateral Ceph before & after (before wisdom teeth removal and braces, after lower jaw surgery and braces) http://i53.tinypic.com/23t47dw.jpg Pan xray before and after, with permanent retainers http://i51.tinypic.com/snjh2u.png http:...
by LeahRuth
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: That Last & Good Pre-Surgery Meal
Replies: 12
Views: 2563

Last meal? I took advantage and had a last week of meals & packed on 4lbs of pizza, pasta, chinese food & grilled cheese :)
by LeahRuth
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Finally...Some progress pics!
Replies: 22
Views: 4000

Wow congratulations! It's totally worth all the pain and discomfort in the end, isn't it? :)
by LeahRuth
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: October buddies
Replies: 224
Views: 23951

Izzy - I was 10 days post op when I took a 4 hour trip. I spent most of the first couple of days just lounging on the couch with my boyfriend and family though. 12 & 13 days post op I had to help plan/shop for/host my sister's baby shower. I was exhausted by the end and I couldn't eat any of the foo...
by LeahRuth
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery in Ontario, Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 4074

I get $1500 from Sunlife but I believe that was all used on my braces.
I'm 19 so my parents are in charge of this.. not too sure about the details.
by LeahRuth
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: October buddies
Replies: 224
Views: 23951

ennazusie- have you tried taking gravol? I was taking a couple a day for the first week after surgery because I kept getting waves of nausea. Luckily, I made it the whole time without vomiting. I hope you can start to stomach things and that your pain eases up. My worst days were 2-5 but I had compl...