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by tsmurfenator
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Online dating and braces...
Replies: 13
Views: 5109

Re: Online dating and braces...

The dating web sites ask you for your eye color, age, height, weight, race, hair color, but not whether or not you have braces or not. The presence of braces probably does speak volumes more about what you are actually like as a person than any of those other factors which the web sites do ask, and ...
by tsmurfenator
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Desperate! Please Help-Q about Switching Orthos and Refund
Replies: 19
Views: 2848

Re: Desperate! Please Help-Q about Switching Orthos and Refu

I'm confused,
I thought in US one had to have specific orthodontist certification in order to practice, and general dentists were not properly licensed for orthodontics.

Is this not correct?
by tsmurfenator
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: photos taken in braces
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: photos taken in braces

Smile big, and use your favorite Photo-editing software to add in a "twinkling star" to accentuate how shiny the iron is.
by tsmurfenator
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you bring to eat when flying?
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Re: What do you bring to eat when flying?

I eat whatever they serve on the plane. I have yet to find any food in flight or out which is not braces compatible. Maybe nut-covered candy apples. Sometimes they don't have straws which is really annoying. When you fly, you can select a kosher meal, vegetarian meal, gluten-free meal, allergic-to-n...
by tsmurfenator
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Joe Girardi - New York Yankees manager
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Joe Girardi - New York Yankees manager

This isn't recent news, but I just caught it recently (I'm not a sports fan I guess) - the New York Yankees manager, 45 year-old Joe Girardi has been wearing braces for the past year or so. Plug "joe girardi braces" into your favorite search engine and there are plenty of photos & stories about this...
by tsmurfenator
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Relocating in 8 months - should I wait to get braced?
Replies: 32
Views: 4346

As I've posted before, I got my braces when I was living in the US, at a clinic in Mexico, and I got my last adjustment in the Philippines, and currently live in Israel. Hoping to the next adjustment next month in Brazil. I've also received ligature changes (not full adjustments) at probably at leas...
by tsmurfenator
Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets on far rear molars...HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 8637

I've actually felt more comfortable with brackets on the last molars than without. It felt sort of weird when I didn't have brackets on the last molars and felt more sensitive such as when touching the last bracket, now with the last molar brackets they are so far back I can't even reach back there....
by tsmurfenator
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: YOUR best and worst...
Replies: 23
Views: 4597

Best = all of the compliments & attention from the ladies :D

Worst = I have gained a lot of weight probably 20 pounds. Can't necessarily blame it on the braces tho.
by tsmurfenator
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I have braces and want to go travelling
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

My most recent adjustment was in the Philippines, I currently live in Israel, and I started braces at a clinic in Mexico when I was living in US and have had ligatures changed in several different countries (in South America, Caribbean, and Asia) on top of that. Such is life. You can go to any denta...
by tsmurfenator
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 567673

These aren't my teeth (I'm stuck on boring gray myself), but my photo of someone I recently met - http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/5251/dsc00056a.jpg Note the detailing of the upper arch: fuchsia powerchain half-links each spread over two bracket halves (creating distinct color splash in the middl...
by tsmurfenator
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Embaressed to see orthodontist
Replies: 24
Views: 4483

If you wonder what the orthodontist thinks, do you wonder what other people think? I mean just random people you pass on the subway, in the store? They are probably wondering why you do NOT put braces. Nobody cares why you didn't put them a long time ago, but when you have the chance now, why not do...
by tsmurfenator
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Keeping Old Arch Wires?
Replies: 17
Views: 3476

I have kept not only every archwire but also every ligature. I keep them filed in small zipper bags labelled by date of adjustment. I have had ligatures changed by several different dentists and none of them ever questioned me about keeping the old ones.
by tsmurfenator
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Embarassment from braces and bad teeth in general
Replies: 10
Views: 2160

Maybe there should be a dating website for braced people - they can call it "Sparks" :lol: Oh, this is absolutely beyond classic . I have actually seen this on a dating site once - something out in the Phillippines where they listed "braces" as one of the physical features along with eye color, hai...
by tsmurfenator
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Drinking out of a Straw
Replies: 17
Views: 7547

Drinking out of a Straw

I have found that since getting braces now I can't drink anything without a straw.. Have become so accustomed to it I figure it is good and reduces potential staining decay since all the sugar & colored liquids bypass teeth totally. I drink lots of cola & energy drinks.. I don't know if it actually ...
by tsmurfenator
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: great story
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

I just got back from a city in South America which had a lot of people with braces. The biggest group that I can think that we had was together was 4, but certainly when going out there would be many dozens in a given restaurant or disco or anywhere. Saw all sorts of different people with full metal...