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by chichi
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Broken Essix Retainer
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Broken Essix Retainer

I got my braces off in January, so it's been just about 11 months of retainers. I've been wearing the essix at night and, when I took it out Friday morning, a piece cracked off towards the back. I can still wear it, but my bite doesn't feel as good as it did when I had a whole retainer. My ortho can...
by chichi
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story
Replies: 294
Views: 41279

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

Dude! Congratulations! Just read your whole journey and your teeth look bloody amazing. I'm getting mine off in one week but I'm still not 100% happy with them. My concern is the slight cant I have, speaking of which, were you able to get yours corrected or did the ortho just brush it off? And also...
by chichi
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story
Replies: 294
Views: 41279

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

My ortho also just ordered me a lower essix. I'm not sure why they don't give them to us when we get the top ones :?:
by chichi
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story
Replies: 294
Views: 41279

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

Your teeth look fantastic!!

And, FYI... another thing no one ever mentions is how hard it is to remove the Essix retainer when you first get it. I thought "oh I'll just pop it in, pop it out." I didn't think there would be an actual struggle the first day or two
by chichi
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story
Replies: 294
Views: 41279

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

Well?!?!?! I want to see!!!

Hopefully you're done by now. I know you'll let us know how it went. My debanding hurt like a b... hope yours was less painful
by chichi
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: chichi is braced!
Replies: 161
Views: 18856

Re: chichi is braced!

igneous wrote:Wow, your teeth are perfect! Congratulations!!
Thank you so much!
by chichi
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Damon price question
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Damon price question

I had Damon clear top, metal bottom, and if I remember correctly, I paid about $5,800 (£3,750). It'll vary depending on your location and the orthodontist.
by chichi
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: chichi is braced!
Replies: 161
Views: 18856

Re: chichi is braced!

Hey chichi! How has brace free life been now???? How are the bonded retainers??? I'm 4 weeks out and am really not looking forward to getting one put on for life....... Hope you've eaten lots of hard foods and enjoyed not getting food stuck in your teeth ahhaha! Later :) It's been fantastic! I stil...
by chichi
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: chichi is braced!
Replies: 161
Views: 18856

Re: chichi is braced!

Thank you all so much!

Still getting used to the bonded retainers. They're really just not comfortable at all :roll:
by chichi
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: cdnbracegirl's story: Finally getting braces at age 30
Replies: 86
Views: 11391

Re: cdnbracegirl's story: Finally getting braces at age 30

Your teeth look fantastic! I'm also jealous that you only have 1 sensitive area. Having the glue scraped off was horrible and now everything in my mouth throbs when I brush or have a cold drink :( can't wait for things to settle down
by chichi
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: chichi is braced!
Replies: 161
Views: 18856

Re: chichi is braced!

Wow another amazing result chichi I'm happy for you! Two of my braces twins who I've followed since the beginning got debraced today! I hope you and cdnbracegirl stick around long enough to see my deband in march 11th :D I'm definitely looking forward to seeing your results! We've been in this toge...
by chichi
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: chichi is braced!
Replies: 161
Views: 18856

Re: chichi is braced!

I'M DONE!!!!!! I have a permanent retainer on top and bottom front 6 and I go next week to get my essix-type retainer. The ortho absolutely shredded my gums when he was removing the glue, so I look forward to seeing what it looks like with less puffy gums. He also plans to do a little more shaping/e...
by chichi
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story
Replies: 294
Views: 41279

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

Sorry your deband date isn't happening yet. I feel your pain... I've been going weekly since September. In August, I was told I'd be finished in September, then it changed to November, and now I just don't even talk about it anymore. If I had to guess, it'd probably be sometime after the holidays at...
by chichi
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces to correct an open bite
Replies: 100
Views: 11211

Re: Braces to correct an open bite

Congratulations! They look amazing!
by chichi
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: bottom braces: [Metal] vs [ceramic with molar buildups]
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: bottom braces: [Metal] vs [ceramic with molar buildups]

I had buildups. They were certainly annoying at first, but you'll get used to them. However, if I had the choice between having them and not having them, I would choose not to have them. They gave me a little bit of a lisp while I was getting used to them because I couldn't touch my front teeth to m...