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by Porge
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces For My Spaces II
Replies: 47
Views: 8330

Re: Braces For My Spaces II

How exciting you are nearing the end, Bec! You might not remember me (I haven't logged on for a long long time) but your story really inspired me last year right before I decided to get braces (so happy I did!). I will also be looking into this surgery for the muscle so I will be interested to hear ...
by Porge
Thu May 03, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Help... I'm in pain
Replies: 25
Views: 3071

Re: Help... I'm in pain

Good idea with the smoothies! I haven't tried them yet but have made soup and apple sauce which have been easy to eat. Goodluck with your boys this weekend :)
by Porge
Thu May 03, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Help... I'm in pain
Replies: 25
Views: 3071

Re: Help... I'm in pain

I'm with you. This is my second day with braces top and bottom and my mouth is feeling it today. Mouth ulcers are the worst. I think salt water should really help and you can do it more frequently to try expedite the healing. I don't know from experience that it gets better but from what I have read...
by Porge
Thu May 03, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting rid of the gap
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Getting rid of the gap

I have taken pictures but I am yet to do the uploading and all, I'm sorry. I must admit, I feel kind of lousy right now :( I am excited about my teeth moving (that's what all this pain is about, right?!) but there seems to be a constant ache in my mouth since late yesterday. I also have some sore ch...
by Porge
Tue May 01, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Reluctantly leaning toward braces at 25
Replies: 24
Views: 2722

Re: Reluctantly leaning toward braces at 25

It wasn't so bad you were right :) I was expecting to feel like I had a monstrosity in my mouth but surprisingly it all feels pretty okay right now! I wasn't expecting the big lips though.. The assistant called it "instant botox", it could be worse I suppose! When I open my mouth wide or smile my li...
by Porge
Tue May 01, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting rid of the gap
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Getting rid of the gap

Today was the day! I'm so happy I found this forum before today because the stories and support from other members has really helped ease my nerves. My story.. I'm 25 from Australia and have a gap in my front teeth and an open bite. The gap has bothered me since I became conscious of it (read - teas...
by Porge
Tue May 01, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Reluctantly leaning toward braces at 25
Replies: 24
Views: 2722

Re: Reluctantly leaning toward braces at 25

Yay, I'm glad you know now! I believe it's 20% of whatever you spend over $2000 (the first $2000 you don't get a rebate, the rest - 20%). You can also include what you spent with your general dentist (me = lots!). Tomorrow is the big day for me and I feel very unprepared. I thought I should buy one ...
by Porge
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Reluctantly leaning toward braces at 25
Replies: 24
Views: 2722

Re: Reluctantly leaning toward braces at 25

I promise I won't back out :) The cost of mine is $6800, ceramic on top and bottom. I hope you didn't get extorted for being in a country town. Were you told to put them down as medical expenses on your tax? I got told this so I hope to recoup a little something come tax time. Are they reducing your...
by Porge
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces For My Spaces II
Replies: 47
Views: 8330

Re: Braces For My Spaces II

Love it :heart: Congrats Bec!
by Porge
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Reluctantly leaning toward braces at 25
Replies: 24
Views: 2722

Re: Reluctantly leaning toward braces at 25

Hey Bec! I'm so happy for you, your smile looks fantastic and I am amazed by how quickly you have progressed! Your update came at the perfect time too, I get my braces in just 3 days and I am feeling nervous and unsure again. Seeing your smile is just what I needed, thank you :D
by Porge
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 111333

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Where are you located? (city, state)
Sydney, Australia

2. How much are you paying for your braces?
$6800

3. What kind of braces *will* you have? (ceramic, metal)
Ceramic with SureSmile wires

4. What is your estimated time in braces?
12 months
by Porge
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: finally worked up the courage
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: finally worked up the courage

Wow, good for you Julie! I too had never considered real braces when I went in to get my consultation and dismissed it almost immediately. It took me weeks to get used to the idea so I think you are very brave for setting up the appointment for the impressions tomorrow! I hope all goes well.
by Porge
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces For My Spaces II
Replies: 47
Views: 8330

Re: Braces For My Spaces II

I'm sure you are seeing even more progress now, I look forward to your next pics! I'm sure I will be asking you lots of questions in the coming months :)
by Porge
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Soon to be brace-face =)
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Soon to be brace-face =)

Hi pocketlint I'm in the same boat as you - I get braces May 2 and I am excited and nervous! I hope all goes well for you :)
by Porge
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces For My Spaces II
Replies: 47
Views: 8330

Re: Braces For My Spaces II

Thank you so much for posting your progress Bec! My front teeth are spaced almost exactly as yours were to begin and seeing yours move so fast gives me real hope. I can only imagine how happy you are :) I get my braces in two weeks today, very excited now!!