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by tinksqueak
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: My journey
Replies: 41
Views: 15354

Re: My journey

I have noticed a few tiny gaps appearing between my teeth as they shift but nothing big enough that anyone else would see. Saying that, my problem is overcrowding so there's not much room to spare, especially as I didn't have teeth extracted. My ortho says that once he has got the teeth most of the ...
by tinksqueak
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Four months with my lingual braces - new photos + blog!
Replies: 10
Views: 6167

Re: Four months with my lingual braces - new photos + blog!

Hi everyone! Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post. I had my forth new wire last week and am feeling really happy about how my teeth are looking so far. I can already see a big difference and my ortho commented that my teeth are moving well too, which is good to hear. Anyway, I've writ...
by tinksqueak
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Four months with my lingual braces - new photos + blog!
Replies: 10
Views: 6167

Four months with my lingual braces - new photos + blog!

I've had my lingual braces for four months now and I can't believe how my teeth have changed! I even wore red lipstick for the first time this weekend - something I never would've done before as I hated the idea of drawing attention to my teeth! Anyway, I'm getting my third new wire tomorrow so have...
by tinksqueak
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: First adjustment and new wires
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Re: First adjustment and new wires

Good luck with your first adjustment... mine was a few weeks ago now and most of the pain has subsided - just the odd achy tooth every now and again now. And the best news is, my lisp has almost completely gone!!!

It's really nice to know you're following my journey and found my blog useful. Thanks!
by tinksqueak
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: First adjustment and new wires
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

First adjustment and new wires

I've had my linguals on for two months now and had my wire changed for the first time last week, plus some buttons on my lower teeth and also some 'quick ligs' (is that right?). I've updated my blog with photos for you and an update on my progress. Take a look and leave me a comment! http://insideim...
by tinksqueak
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: My journey with linguals - new blog
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: My journey with linguals - new blog

Had my lingual wires changed for the first time last week - update and pictures on my blog here

http://insideimsmiling.wordpress.com/20 ... -pictures/
by tinksqueak
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: New braces blog - follow my journey + photos
Replies: 1
Views: 3893

New braces blog - follow my journey + photos

Hi all, I've recently started my journey with lingual braces (top and bottom) and have had lots of help from the Linguals board. However, I thought some readers on this board might like to follow my journey too. I've started a regular blog charting my progress with plenty of pictures so you can see ...
by tinksqueak
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: My journey with linguals - new blog
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: My journey with linguals - new blog

Another new blog post - one for those new to lingual braces (or probably any kind of braces)...

WHAT CAN YOU EAT WITH LINGUAL BRACES?
http://insideimsmiling.wordpress.com/20 ... al-braces/

Chocolate mousse it my saviour, that's my top tip for today!
by tinksqueak
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: My journey with linguals - new blog
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: My journey with linguals - new blog

ONE MONTH WITH MY LINGUAL BRACE!

I've just uploaded a new post with photos (my teeth have actually moved already :jump: ) on my blog:

http://insideimsmiling.wordpress.com/20 ... es-update/

I'd love it if you guys would pop over, let me know what you think!
by tinksqueak
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: My journey with linguals - new blog
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: My journey with linguals - new blog

It's now 24 hours since I had my bottom lingual brace fitted - I'm now fully braced and ready to get going properly with my journey. The lower one has definitely been more painful, but it has also improved my speech, which is weird but I really hope it lasts! I've added a photo and included a full p...
by tinksqueak
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: My journey with linguals - new blog
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: My journey with linguals - new blog

Day 13 with my top lingual brace and a teeny tiny gap has definitely appeared between my front two teeth!

Photo here: http://insideimsmiling.wordpress.com/

Back to see my ortho tomorrow afternoon to get my bottom brace fitted. Nervous and excited. Wish me luck!
by tinksqueak
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Extractions, conflicting advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

Re: Extractions, conflicting advice

My problem is overcrowding too (you can see pictures here: http://insideimsmiling.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/hello-world/) I'm seeing a London orthodontist who specialises in lingual braces and he initially said that he thought I'd need one extraction on the top RH side (you can see from the photo tha...
by tinksqueak
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: My journey with linguals - new blog
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: My journey with linguals - new blog

Today's day six with my top lingual brace and my first day back at work. Eeek! I've updated my blog Inside I'm Smiling with more about how I got on and how adjusting to my brace is going http://insideimsmiling.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/back-to-work/ I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences too....
by tinksqueak
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: My journey with linguals - new blog
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

My journey with linguals - new blog

I got my top lingual brace fitted three days ago. It was largely due to people on this board answering my questions and being brave enough to share their experiences that I had the courage to go for it, so I thought it was only fair that I should share my journey too! So, I have sent up a blog to do...
by tinksqueak
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: My journey
Replies: 41
Views: 15354

Re: My journey

Just posting to say I got my top linguals fitted three days ago and have started a blog (called Inside I'm Smiling - get it?!) to document my journey - lots of photos, a record of my experience and tips and advice as I go along. I'd love it if you'd come over and let me know what you think! http://i...