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by kreyFL
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace free!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Brace free!!!

Your teeth look awesome! I know its a cropped photo, but I can tell it is such a genuine smile :D
by kreyFL
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 28061

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

You do have quite an open bite, but I feel confident in your ortho simply because he feels that he can improve upon your bite enough to not have to opt for surgery - I feel surgery is the easy way out for orthos in a lot of cases - technology in orthodontics is getting so advanced that now there are...
by kreyFL
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New/How much longer will I have my braces on for?
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: New/How much longer will I have my braces on for?

:? Sorry to hear! Uhmm well, it is impossible for anyone to say how much time you have left - even if an ortho were answering your post. Before and current pics would be helpful. I am a firm believer of demanding certain answers from our providers. I understand their inability to be firm on certain ...
by kreyFL
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace free!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Brace free!!!

Say whaaa? Wow, it doesnt seem like our chats on the forum were that long ago!?!

CONGRATS!!!! 8)

It's so cool isn't it?

KRey
by kreyFL
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Me and my Braces one year on (pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 2857

Re: Me and my Braces one year on (pics)

Wow - JUST WOW! I am in shock at how freakin' awesome they look! :shock:

Amazing progress, and what a beautiful set of chompers! Congrats to you man, you deserve to have the smile you always wanted.
by kreyFL
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting used to a correct bite?
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: Getting used to a correct bite?

Hi there - I had drastic bite changes with my orthodontic treatment as I had an open bite. 9 months after getting my braces off I do not have this issue really anymore...I do think it is mainly because a correct bite feels foreign. The worst for me was when my teeth would hit in this loud scrape noi...
by kreyFL
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open Bite Treatment?
Replies: 24
Views: 17839

Re: Open Bite Treatment?

I can barely remember now - I had my uppers put on first, then lowers went on 7 months later...and then I had elastics about 3 months after that so almost a year into treatment before I had elastics. I had periods where my open bite seemed worse...I just tried to remain calm and really talk to my or...
by kreyFL
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open Bite Treatment?
Replies: 24
Views: 17839

Re: Open Bite Treatment?

Links to previous posts of mine that include pics: 7 months in includes open bite pics (none of my pics do my open bite justice - it was way worse than the photos show) http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=39243 Braces are off/Before & After pics On pages 1 & 2: http://www.archwired....
by kreyFL
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open Bite Treatment?
Replies: 24
Views: 17839

Re: Open Bite Treatment?

I had a significant open bite (I want to say 5mm on the left side and 4mm on the right). My open bite is what prompted me to get braces and my ortho was somewhat hesitant about confirming my treatment path. He mentioned LOOP (Kim) Wires as well as the potential for surgery. He really felt that if we...
by kreyFL
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pictures after 23 months
Replies: 45
Views: 4347

Re: Pictures after 23 months

I must be losing it. I could have SWORN (seriously I would have lost money on a bet) that you already had those suckers off! Well nonetheless, Im smiling because I know how freakin awesome June 18th will be for you. It is amazing and emotional and fantastic in every possible way and you are going to...
by kreyFL
Mon May 20, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wooooohooooo!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: Wooooohooooo!!!

Look how that little tooth just popped right into place! Looks like things are moving fast for you - which makes the progress photos lots of fun!

Congrats, feels good huh?
by kreyFL
Mon May 20, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does having braces change your personality
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: Does having braces change your personality

I would say yes in both regards. I don't think people really treated me different when I had braces on, but I definitely acted different. When I smiled or was speaking with someone new, my braces were on my mind the entire time. I know this came through to other people - it made me insecure and awkw...
by kreyFL
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 28061

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=43251 http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=39243 Sorry no real great pics of the open bite, it actually doesn't look too bad in those pics :? . But it was, I promise. Almost 3mm on the right side and almost 4mm on the left :shock:...
by kreyFL
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Expander in, no pain and no pressure?? HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Expander in, no pain and no pressure?? HELP

Ehhh good ol palatal expanderhuh? I had one when I was a kid(the AWFUL one with the key - torture, inhumane torture that scarred me for life, lol) However, a friend of mine just got one on as well (no key just the expander) and I asked him as well if it hurt or if he had any pain - he had it on for ...
by kreyFL
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting close...how do they look?
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

Re: Getting close...how do they look?

They look FANTASTIC!

How do YOU think they look is the big question? They look straight and beautiful to me, so any tweaking you feel you need (hard to see the lowers in the pic) is simply just that - tweaking. We are talkin' weeks, not months.

Gettin' antsy aren't ya? :wink: