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by MisAligned
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worst appointment ever!
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Worst appointment ever!

Hello :) It's nice to see someone else doing SureSmile. I am curious, how many SS wires have you been through? Does your ortho ever add his own kinks? Do you ever get frustrated waiting for new wires? I have had two SS wires so far. I am due to have my third this week. But because my ortho did his o...
by MisAligned
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Invisalign to Braces?
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Invisalign to Braces?

I am a pretty self-conscious person (otherwise I might not have pursued braces), and I work with the public. I have the Damon clears, which are pretty noticeable. After about 10 months of treatment, I realize nobody seems to care but me. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait until they're off (which I an...
by MisAligned
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Kate Middleton - Extractions?
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Kate Middleton - Extractions?

I just saw a close-up profile shot of Kate Middleton in In Touch Weekly. It looks like she has only one bicuspid (it also looks like she has a veneer over it)...
by MisAligned
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DEBRACED!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

Re: DEBRACED!!!!!

Also jealous :D Congrats!! :jump:
by MisAligned
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial contour/profile
Replies: 11
Views: 2010

Re: Facial contour/profile

I also think my cheekbones are more prominent. I had figured it was secondary to a combination of the bulk of my braces pulling my lips forward and my molar build-ups lengthening my face... just a guess, though.
by MisAligned
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lifting Stains from Rubber Bands/Elastics
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Lifting Stains from Rubber Bands/Elastics

Thanks for your replies... I guess I'll have to be a little more careful!
by MisAligned
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lifting Stains from Rubber Bands/Elastics
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Lifting Stains from Rubber Bands/Elastics

The o-chain over my front teeth, which was just placed last week, developed a yellowish tint after eating a sandwich with mustard.

Is there anyway to lift this? It didn't budge with hydrogen peroxide or whitening toothpaste. :(
by MisAligned
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does this ever stop!?
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: Does this ever stop!?

I am guilty of the very same thing... drives my husband nuts!
by MisAligned
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dos and Don'ts for Unbraced People Embracing Braced People
Replies: 122
Views: 25547

Re: Dos and Don'ts for Unbraced People Embracing Braced Peop

Please feel free to tell me I don't look like I could possibly be 30. I like to pretend it has nothing to do with the braces... :D
by MisAligned
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will my teeth get centred, flossing and wire poking?
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Re: Will my teeth get centred, flossing and wire poking?

It does sound like they are trying to center your teeth... I am actually in a similar predicament. My biggest issues going in were my off-center midline (which was secondary to a congenitally absent left bicuspid) and my right canine, which protruded slightly. My right 1st premolar was extracted two...
by MisAligned
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Broken Fillings with Braces
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Broken Fillings with Braces

Last week I broke off a filling without even noticing it was happening. The filling was on the corner of a molar that is next to a gap currently being closed with a power chain. I guess with the forces being applied, it didn't take much for it to be dislodged (or crumble? I am not sure what happened...
by MisAligned
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ouchine in my Mouthy! Check out this "bend" in my wire!
Replies: 16
Views: 2823

Re: Ouchine in my Mouthy! Check out this "bend" in my wire!

Tori Anne, I am sorry - that does look painful :( But haha, I would love it if someone would bend my wire like that so my gap could be closed. I guess I am just a little impatient.

Dr. Rick, I think you have to be logged in to see the pics.
by MisAligned
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whitening before braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: Whitening before braces?

I used the Crest Whitening Strips for a few weeks before getting my braces. I was a little sensitive when they were put on, but it was still tolerable. I haven't had any trouble with brackets coming off (though I am just one person). I had been worried about the two-tone look with debanding, but oth...
by MisAligned
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal vs Ceramic?
Replies: 15
Views: 3322

I have the Damons with clear brackets on 6 of my top teeth. I really wish clear brackets were available for the bottoms, too. I feel the clear are much less noticeable - people often tell me that they didn't even notice my braces until they saw the metal brackets on my bottom teeth (which show when ...
by MisAligned
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why doesn't it hurt?
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Why doesn't it hurt?

I had my first adjustment this morning... To speed things along, the orthodontist put a much thicker archwire in my upper arch. Both he and the technician acted like I was going to be in a world of hurt today because of this. Well, it is 8 hours later and I don't feel a bit different. Has anyone els...