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by lau
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 40869

Re: Lau's Story

one more photo before and after post to compare my smile :-)

Happy Friday!!
by lau
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: HELP!Essix does not have a perfect fit in upper right molars
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: HELP!Essix does not have a perfect fit in upper right mo

Thanks Tobilei- you were right, i woke up this morning and the retainer is almost a perfect fit.
I hope at one point my top retainer starts to be easy to pop in and out as the bottoms :D
Tks
by lau
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: HELP!Essix does not have a perfect fit in upper right molars
Replies: 2
Views: 874

HELP!Essix does not have a perfect fit in upper right molars

Just got my essix retainers 54 hours after debanding - and it doesnt fit like a glove on my top back molars.
I think I am going to go see the ortho-- i told her about it right away she said, it will fit in a little while, but 5 hours after it is still the same. what is a little while?
by lau
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: braceface74 story with pics
Replies: 115
Views: 18984

Re: braceface74 story with pics

great progress! your bite is really good too
by lau
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 40869

Re: Lau's Story

a little bit- yesterday was VERY weird I spent a lot of time looking at them- but today it's more normal :-) I do feel prettier and younger for some reason- I am 38 and half, but feel 30. so its a great feeling! I feel like I smile more and people smile back- I know that will go away in a month or s...
by lau
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 40869

Re: Lau's Story

I am happy :-) it was time for me. I'm getting essix i believe the plastic one- he said 24 hrs for 3 months then only at night. Not too bad no?
by lau
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 40869

Re: Lau's Story

here is my final before and after- i still need to do the whitening
by lau
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 40869

Re: Lau's Story

Thanks Gillyweed!! i cant believe it still!! :-) all the best with your journey
by lau
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 40869

Re: Lau's Story

hey guys- THE BEST POSSIBLE NEWS EVER!! i got the braces off. more to come, but since i am so busy at work I wanted to leave you with a preview Basically, I walked in and told them that I was pleased with my smile and wanted the braces off today. they checked me and said OK. I am getting my retainer...
by lau
Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 113709

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

hi Klobird-
excellent, you look done to me!! congrats
by lau
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jem's belated story
Replies: 196
Views: 36413

Re: Jem's belated story

Jem, that's the attitude! :BigGrin:
almost there-
by lau
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: slb1107's Journey!
Replies: 25
Views: 3488

Re: slb1107's Journey!

wow! that is progress! I remember when you first joined. Hadnt posted in a while- glad to have you back and congrats on your journey!
by lau
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 40869

Re: Lau's Story

hi Jem- they told me the thin wire is so that teeth move together. The ortho tightens it at every adjustment and cuts off the tips. My top midline will still be off and its ok, I've learnt to live with it. its gotten much better with IPR, but the fact is I am missing a tooth (they extracted it when ...
by lau
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 40869

Re: Lau's Story

Jem, here i painted in red the chains so you can see how they run
by lau
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 40869

Re: Lau's Story

Hi Jem-
yes and no. I mean I have elastic chains on both sides that pull from the front to the back of my top teeth (not the ones that go in every tooth) then i have thin wire between my teeth and the archwire. My mouth is pretty much hardware :-#)