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by Acklay
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Is it common to get just top braces at first visit?
Replies: 22
Views: 5640

Re: Is it common to get just top braces at first visit?

I got my top braces a few months before getting my bottom braces on. Due to my overbite, if they put my bottom braces on at my first visit I would be biting down on them. After my bite opened up some they put the bottom brackets on.
by Acklay
Thu May 30, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Acklay's Experience with Braces
Replies: 50
Views: 10351

Re: Acklay's Experience with Braces

It's been quite awhile since I've posted an update. Things seem to be going well. I have noticed things are straightening up, and it's nice to have a straight smile for the first time in my life. I've had my braces for a little over a year now, so I am most definitely used to them. I had an adjustme...
by Acklay
Thu May 23, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!
Replies: 115
Views: 26090

Re: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!

Hey Gilly, been awhile since I've been on here. Glad to see things are still going good for you!
by Acklay
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Acklay's Experience with Braces
Replies: 50
Views: 10351

Re: Acklay's Experience with Braces

Just had my teeth cleaned for the first time since getting braces. The hygienist had braces herself at one time, and she was very good at cleaning around everything. She complimented me on my brushing and that's about it. The visit went smoothly and I was out in no time. My dentist was very impresse...
by Acklay
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Acklay's Experience with Braces
Replies: 50
Views: 10351

Re: Acklay's Experience with Braces

WOW! I hadn't compared before and after pictures since I got my braces over 3 months ago. I am shocked to see how much movement I've had! Before: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd428/jordan2992/th_Brace2.jpg http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd428/jordan2992/th_Brace5.jpg Now: http://i1219.ph...
by Acklay
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Acklay's Experience with Braces
Replies: 50
Views: 10351

Re: Acklay's Experience with Braces

Yea sorry, I forgot about posting that update. I've pretty much got the braces routine down now. Go to adjustment, hurt for a day, wait a few weeks, go for adjustment, etc. Nothing really exciting anymore. I assume this will all change when I get elastics... not sure when that is coming, but I was t...
by Acklay
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Acklay's Experience with Braces
Replies: 50
Views: 10351

Re: Acklay's Experience with Braces

I was feeling it last night. The bottoms ones definitely hurt more than the top! This morning it isn't as bad, but I'll be struggling to eat lunch at work. I may not get around to it tonight, but I'll try and get some pictures posted tomorrow. I went with something a bit different for my lig colors...
by Acklay
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Acklay's Experience with Braces
Replies: 50
Views: 10351

Re: Acklay's Experience with Braces

Sounds good. I'll make sure to post an update. The light blue ligs did just fine, though I didn't eat anything that would really cause staining with the exception of some coffee. I've had dark blue for the last 3 weeks and it has been my favorite color so far. On Tuesday I think I'm going to do some...
by Acklay
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!
Replies: 115
Views: 26090

Re: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!

Great to hear you'll be getting your bottom braces soon. I will be getting my bottoms a week from now, on next Tuesday. I don't know about you, but I'm a bit concerned eating will become more difficult. I know having my top braces causes me to use my bottom teeth more to bite into things. Not sure i...
by Acklay
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Acklay's Experience with Braces
Replies: 50
Views: 10351

Re: Acklay's Experience with Braces

Sorry, my updates have been considerably less frequent. I think it's because the newness of braces has kind of worn off. Yea I had my adjustment last Tuesday. They put a thicker wire on the top and they scheduled me for the 31st of this month to get my bottom brackets put on. I have noticed some imp...
by Acklay
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Acklay's Experience with Braces
Replies: 50
Views: 10351

Re: Acklay's Experience with Braces

My adjustments are 5 weeks apart. The blue ligs have done alright so far. The only thing I eat or drink that would really stain them though is coffee. I do drink a lot of coffee, but no issues with staining so far. As far as what color is next, I honestly don't know. I saw someone the other day with...
by Acklay
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!
Replies: 115
Views: 26090

Re: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!

Oh, you went with light blue. That's what I have right now.

Glad you have no pain. I think both of us are doing quite well in that area.
by Acklay
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating habits with braces!
Replies: 43
Views: 6572

Re: Eating habits with braces!

I'm pretty sure I ate everything on the list before my second week of braces was over. I may have been a bit slow, but I ate it anyway. Now a month and a half into the process I'm eating anything I want and I'm not slowed down at all.
by Acklay
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is your number?
Replies: 100
Views: 9555

Re: What is your number?

Was told "24 months +"

I'm a bit concerned about what was meant by "plus." Anyway, it's way to early to tell if it will be sooner or later, but from what my orthodontist has said it doesn't look like it'll be any sooner.
by Acklay
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!
Replies: 115
Views: 26090

Re: GillyWeed's Adventure with Braces!

Glad things are going well for you. When you get a chance post some pics of the blue ligs. I've been thinking about going with blue but haven't decided yet. I know what you mean about wanting new stuff. I can't wait to get my bottom brackets on so things can really get underway. Sadly at the last ad...