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by quentin
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DEBRACED today: ahead of schedule!
Replies: 19
Views: 1979

Re: DEBRACED today: ahead of schedule!

Wow, amazing results ! Your teeth are beautiful. The fact that you got debraced earlier gives hope that not ALL treatments end up longer than expected. That's great ! If I may ask, did you have to correct your bite as well, or just the alignment of your teeth? Hi! I had to correct an underbite, as ...
by quentin
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DEBRACED today: ahead of schedule!
Replies: 19
Views: 1979

DEBRACED today: ahead of schedule!

debraced13Aug2014.jpg Hey everyone, I'm so thrilled to report that I got my Damon braces off today! It's been such an incredible journey, and I definitely find it surreal to be the proud owner of this 'Colgate' smile :BigTeethGrin: Full details & progress updates on my blog: http://fullmetalpanda.w...
by quentin
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon braces: 1 year update
Replies: 17
Views: 1958

Damon braces: 1 year update

1yearupdate.jpg Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted, and I just wanted to share the dramatic improvements! I crossed the one year mark in February :) I have Damon Clear uppers and Damon metal lowers. Had a hidden right incisor, was fitted with spring/button/elastic to bring that forward. ...
by quentin
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon braces, upper and lower
Replies: 35
Views: 6983

Re: Damon braces, upper and lower

Congrats, Slack!! 13.5 months is quick!

I'm so happy for you!
by quentin
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hidden tooth progress!
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: Hidden tooth progress!

I agree.....great progress!! I am always impressed when I see updates like this!! I cannot wait until I see improvement with my own teeth. I do have a question.... in the last picture...it looks like there is something in the back of your mouth? May I ask.....what is it ? and painful ??? There's no...
by quentin
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hidden tooth progress!
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: Hidden tooth progress!

Wow! What a huge difference, and in such a short time as well. Was it pretty painful to have that incisor being pulled in that fast? P.s I'm getting damon clear uppers, they look like they would feel quite big, you have any trouble with that? Hi! No, it did not hurt. I had a open coil spring for a ...
by quentin
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hidden tooth progress!
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Hidden tooth progress!

Hi everyone!

I just passed the six month mark in braces, and am thrilled at the progress of how a hidden incisor has steadily made its way forward, and thought I should share my pictures in the interest of others in a similar situation!

I have Damon Clear uppers and metal lowers.
by quentin
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gift for ortho office?
Replies: 19
Views: 4505

Re: Gift for ortho office?

Love the suggestion of Edible Arrangements! I was going to bring some cupcakes and treats from a famous local bakery in my neighborhood during one of my adjustment visits, but it just seems so inappropriate to give sweet, sticky treats to people who work on teeth?! I even thought of including a note...
by quentin
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: just got my impressions!
Replies: 16
Views: 806

Re: just got my impressions!

Hi! Congrats on the braces! Yes, I was rather tickled at the "flavors" too. I was offered a myriad of options including green apple, grape, and cotton candy among others. I don't even remember what I picked! Thankfully the RDA I got was REALLY good. I read so much about bad gag reflexes and was most...
by quentin
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 weeks with braces but i don't see a difference
Replies: 15
Views: 4283

Re: 3 weeks with braces but i don't see a difference

I took pictures every week and didn't seem to notice a difference either, until a friend who had braces told me to observe the change in the curvature of the wire. Here's an example of my Day 1 versus today at Week 24, Day 168 (I just had an adjustment): week24compare.jpg See how much the wires have...
by quentin
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone get braces without spacers first?
Replies: 44
Views: 23801

Re: Anyone get braces without spacers first?

Hi there! The first orthodontist I saw (traditional braces) suggested 4 extractions and spacers immediately after. I wasn't too comfortable with the suggestion and sought a second opinion. In the end, the orthodontist I went with (and adore!) used Damon system (self-ligating). I have no extractions,...
by quentin
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic are weaker than metal brackets?
Replies: 31
Views: 2605

Re: Ceramic are weaker than metal brackets?

I'm on the Damon system and have ceramic uppers and metal lowers. My ortho was candid about preferring to work with metal brackets because metal = more pliable than ceramic, therefore logically there's less possibility of breakage, and easier to debond. He did not offer Damon Clears (ceramic) on the...
by quentin
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Blog: Damon braces in Los Angeles
Replies: 6
Views: 4905

Re: Blog: Damon braces in Los Angeles

Thanks for the compliment!

I just posted an update about my hidden tooth: it didn't get braced, but it did get a button and elastic! Details at my blog :)
by quentin
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Celebrating 3 weeks with Damon Braces (metal)
Replies: 8
Views: 2844

Re: Celebrating 3 weeks with Damon Braces (metal)

Hi there! Congrats on "surviving" 3 weeks! I am pleasantly surprised by my Damon braces too, and have heard far worst horror stories from others about adjustments with traditional braces. Maybe we're just lucky! I use the Oral-B electric toothbrush that I already owned pre-braces and had the orthodo...
by quentin
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon braces, upper and lower
Replies: 35
Views: 6983

Re: Damon braces, upper and lower

I totally can imagine the awkwardness of wearing the elastics at work. I have an underbite that has improved a lot, but I suspect elastics might be in my future.... And I have a feeling I wouldn't want to be wearing them when meeting clients either! :oops: