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by chocolate1978
Thu May 15, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 31; chocolate's story
Replies: 50
Views: 17058

Re: Braces at 31; chocolate's story

Wow, I haven't been on this site in almost two years. I got my uppers out 1 year ago and finally got the lowers out this week. About 4 years total of these things. And now the problem, I am left with an overbite(not overjet) that is deep and you can no longer see my bottom teeth at all when I smile....
by chocolate1978
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Honestly, do you floss?
Replies: 56
Views: 7026

Re: Honestly, do you floss?

I used to floss daily in the first two years even though it was very painful at first. I use the floss threaders since I am too cheap to buy a Water Pic and also believe that nothing replaces good old fashioned flossing. After a couple of months it gets faster but still not as fast as it would be wi...
by chocolate1978
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 31; chocolate's story
Replies: 50
Views: 17058

Re: Braces at 31; chocolate's story

Well, I moved back home two months ago and found a new Ortho just this week. He says that I should be done in three to six months. It ended up costing me about $450 more than what it would have cost in my old place. That's fine though because I want these things out by the end of the year. I will be...
by chocolate1978
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160688

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

So Happy for you Cathy. Your teeth are amazing. You must be elated.
by chocolate1978
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'll never get out of these things....
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: I'll never get out of these things....

Seriously? 7 years? Why don't you insist to have them removed? What's the deal?
by chocolate1978
Thu May 31, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 31; chocolate's story
Replies: 50
Views: 17058

Re: Braces at 31; chocolate's story

So here I am at 22 months and I honestly don't think these things will be off in the next 6 weeks. Which is when I am moving back home. Ortho overcorrected the bottom teeth, now they are too far back and we are wearing rubber bands to bring them forward again to meet the top. My bottom midline is st...
by chocolate1978
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THINNING of face during braces
Replies: 140
Views: 92766

Re: THINNING of face during braces

the pictures are not taken at the same distance from the face. That makes a BIG difference with pictures. If you take it too close to your face it will be distorted. Not to mention the fact that you can see more of your face in the first picture also will make it seem like it is a different shape. ...
by chocolate1978
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THINNING of face during braces
Replies: 140
Views: 92766

Re: THINNING of face during braces

The upper extractions where at the beginning of treatment in June of 2010. I started noticing the difference in September or so. The bottom ones where April of 2011. Just wanted to show the proof that yes, it does happen. Not all a myth. Don't truly know if I like it as I miss my rounder face, but o...
by chocolate1978
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160688

Re: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...

I have the exact same thing although I don't think it's a problem. I love my big teeth. But I still have quite a bit of an overbite about 4-5 mm although my overjet is gone. I thought about IPR on my front two teeth, but then thought, really, who does that? Is it natural? Well I guess it can be done...
by chocolate1978
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any facial changes with your braces?
Replies: 35
Views: 27259

Re: Any facial changes with your braces?

Yup, posted pics on this website too. My profile is better but I miss my more rounded face.
by chocolate1978
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Retracting teeth one at a time?? Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: Retracting teeth one at a time?? Question

After the extra gap was made the 4 front ones were pulled together as a unit using rubber bands. Yeah it was an extra step but the results are worth it to me. Otherwise my profile may not have been as different as it is now. All my gaps are closed now, just working on my bite. Now my bottoms are too...
by chocolate1978
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Retracting teeth one at a time?? Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: Retracting teeth one at a time?? Question

Yup. That's how mine were done for my big overjet. After my premolars where pulled, we first had to pull the k9's back individually, create another gap and then my front teeth were pulled back together. Doing it one a time means that they move further back instead of trying to do it as a unit. One t...
by chocolate1978
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 31; chocolate's story
Replies: 50
Views: 17058

Re: Braces at 31; chocolate's story

Just had an adjustment yesterday. Have about 7 months left. Ortho banded my last molars on the bottom because there was now a huge space there after moving the rest of the teeth forward. Boy not only are my teeth sore, but my tongue is getting chewed up like when I first got these on 18 months ago. ...
by chocolate1978
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Brace day is tommorow
Replies: 11
Views: 1790

Re: Brace day is tommorow

Anesthesiology
by chocolate1978
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Brace day is tommorow
Replies: 11
Views: 1790

Re: Brace day is tommorow

Almost 18 months. Another 7 to go.