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by starfish88
Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: levelling lower incisors
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: levelling lower incisors

It will depend on why they are uneven I think. Your ortho will probably get the roots in line with repositioning brackets / bends then use bonding/filing to match the tops up if needed. Great progress!
by starfish88
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: teeth and anxiety
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: teeth and anxiety

Your teeth are great! I honestly don't think you need SARPE! I have anxiety too and had BDD in the past which still flares up occasionally. Stick with the counselling it will get better. Also if you can't see how great your teeth are now I would worry you would still be unhappy after surgery or just...
by starfish88
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starfish's braces
Replies: 146
Views: 24174

Re: Starfish's braces

Thanks everyone! That means so much. I have always hated my smile so its taking a while to adjust but I'm feeling more thrilled with the result! I still can't quite believe it though...I still have to force myself to look at my teeth in the mirror! The retainers are still quite tight so its a battle...
by starfish88
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho removing braces tomorrow. Please advice (PICS)
Replies: 26
Views: 2553

Re: Ortho removing braces tomorrow. Please advice (PICS)

Your teeth look great! So straight and even. And your bite looks great too! They will look even better when you get them cleaned/whitened (whatever you are planning in 10 days!) How did you find de-bracing? I don't envy you having to get all those ceramics off! Ouch! Are you in retainers now? How ar...
by starfish88
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces to correct an open bite
Replies: 100
Views: 10863

Re: Braces to correct an open bite

Totally think you'll get a great result without surgery...they are looking pretty great now! And such an improvement - your teeth look much more level!
by starfish88
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starfish's braces
Replies: 146
Views: 24174

Re: Starfish's braces

And here is the whole braces journey! (Well not quite - I go back next week for bonded retainers and a premanent removable retainer)
by starfish88
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starfish's braces
Replies: 146
Views: 24174

Re: Starfish's braces

Had some lunch and feeling much better. With all the dental appoinments I went from 7am to 3pm without eating and it did a number on my blood sugar level and resulted in yet another angsty post...sorry about that! So here are my teeth in their de-braced glory with Essix retainer. (The retainer is st...
by starfish88
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 days to go...what do you think?
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: 6 days to go...what do you think?

So here we go....final pictures - braces off and in Essix Retainers. When the braces first came off I actually really didn't like how my teeth looked...they just looked too big and weird! But I've had some lunch and feel much happier with them! Yay! Dental odessey almost over! ....going to need to p...
by starfish88
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starfish's braces
Replies: 146
Views: 24174

Re: Starfish's braces

Well that was stressful! Please read the following with a pinch of salt. I had had terrible dental fears so today was pretty awful for me. I bet it wouldn't be half as bad for anyone normal. Plus I had to take some anti anxiety meds so I always feel a bit glum as they wear off. Getting the brackets ...
by starfish88
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho removing braces tomorrow. Please advice (PICS)
Replies: 26
Views: 2553

Re: Ortho removing braces tomorrow. Please advice (PICS)

Hi. I Think I'm getting my braces off the same day as you! (Today for me but could still be tomorrow for you depending on where you live!) Your teeth look amazing! I would be totally happy with those teeth. They look really white too! Good luck!
by starfish88
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starfish's braces
Replies: 146
Views: 24174

Re: Starfish's braces

Don't worry Dee they can put hooks onto any brackets so it won't be a problem when/if you need elastics. I'm freaking out right now with a day to go. I know part of it is seeing a dentist I don't know for the clean. I'm scared they will tell me I have loads of cavities and I will spend the next mont...
by starfish88
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: FREEDOM!! (Good-Bye Braces, Hello New Smile!)
Replies: 20
Views: 1376

Re: FREEDOM!! (Good-Bye Braces, Hello New Smile!)

They look really great now! I'm glad that you got such a great result and your so happy! Are you planning anything special to celebrate?
by starfish88
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 days to go...what do you think?
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: 6 days to go...what do you think?

GIRL! What are you saying about less than perfect?! Those are gorgeous teeth you got there!! Don't worry about feeling they are not "perfect" or ready to come off.. I had the same dilemma and I get mine off tomorrow morning!! (November 4, 2013 at 12pm.) :) I hear lots of people saying that look so ...
by starfish88
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: MOST MISSED FOODS!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1501

Re: MOST MISSED FOODS!!!!

Corn on the cob! I'm going to eat 2 or 3 for dinner on Wednesday when the braces come off! Everything else I have eaten anyway including nachos but I could never get to grips with corn in braces!
by starfish88
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 days to go...what do you think?
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: 6 days to go...what do you think?

I only meant not perfect as in not orthodontic text book perfect. For an ideal result I would have had SARPE and got 2 to 3 mm more palate width and BSSO so my result wouldn't be quite the same. There have been people on the board worried about also turning down surgery and not getting 'perfection' ...