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by Jewels
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debrace Date...Yahoo!
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Debrace Date...Yahoo!

Looks great!! Congratulations!!!
by Jewels
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: You know braces off date??
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: You know braces off date??

Wow! Good for you! So then your ortho told you that you were done and gave you the date.... were your teeth perfect at the lar appointment and you just have to wait to make the de-band appointment or did you still have adjustments going on? I ask this bc I think I may still have some adjusting to do...
by Jewels
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: You know braces off date??
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: You know braces off date??

Yeah! Good for you!

Thanks for the replies - I understand there is no sure way of knowing. At least I won't worry about the possible time lapse in getting the retainer until after I have returned from my trip. Fingers crossed only a few more weeks!
by Jewels
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: You know braces off date??
Replies: 6
Views: 733

You know braces off date??

Hello all! I noticed that some people seem to know the date when their braces will come off but are still having changes done (teeth still shifting, etc). I'm impressed and was hoping I could get some insight here as I'm approaching the finish line. My estimated treatment time was 1 year to 18 month...
by Jewels
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: De-bond date and box elastics
Replies: 8
Views: 4045

Re: De-bond date and box elastics

Your teeth look great!

I'm currently wearing elastics but not in a box setting. It's amazing how quickly the elastics change things!

Good luck!
by Jewels
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)
Replies: 79
Views: 28577

Re: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)

Hello I've also noticed facial changes and I attributed it to not being able to eat the same way which caused weight loss. The braces also puff out my lips just a bit and I'll miss that when they come off! I'm older than you and I haven't figured out if these changes have made me look older but I th...
by Jewels
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)
Replies: 79
Views: 28577

Re: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)

Hello I've also noticed facial changes and I attributed it to not being able to eat the same way which caused weight loss. The braces also puff out my lips just a bit and I'll miss that when they come off! I'm older than you and I haven't figured out if these changes have made me look older but I th...
by Jewels
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Story and progress at almost 14 months. *pics*
Replies: 17
Views: 3315

Re: My Story and progress at almost 14 months. *pics*

Wow! Your teeth look beautiful!!
by Jewels
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My progress! Almost done? *pics*
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

Re: My progress! Almost done? *pics*

Wow -- great transformation! We're you surprised that you were told another 6 months? I find it very difficult to really predict how long this process takes. Best thing for me is to stop obsessing on the end date but that is difficult to do!

Good luck!
by Jewels
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Sunshiney Saga
Replies: 262
Views: 25522

Re: Sunshiney Saga

Hi Sunshiney I just read through your story -- I can relate to the feeling of hating your teeth. I was also told 12 to 18 months (well, that's what I heard.... I think he said one to two years but I'm ignoring that). From reading your story from start to today the time seems to have gone fast -- you...
by Jewels
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Canines are HUGE!
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Canines are HUGE!

Hello!
Not sure what is happening but my ortho is adjusting my braces in such a way that my canine teeth are now very big! I think he is trying to push up my incisors and front two teeth and he using the canines as leverage - does this make sense?

Anyone have this done? It's so strange!
by Jewels
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dating with braces
Replies: 10
Views: 1971

Re: Dating with braces

Thank you everyone for the nice replies. Still don't know if I'm ready to get out there with braces! Maybe once I have an estimated time for removal..... then I can say these babies will only be around for a limited time! Enjoy them while you can!
by Jewels
Fri May 30, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dating with braces
Replies: 10
Views: 1971

Dating with braces

Single people -- have you been dating while wearing braces? I'm 45 years old and feel a little strange about dating in general and even more so now that I'm in braces. Friends and family are used to my brace-face but meeting new people is a different story. What have your dating experiences (with br...
by Jewels
Fri May 16, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New here!
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: New here!

Wow! Sounds great! My gap closed up ASAP but moving the back bite is what will take time. I could have just focussed on the gap but I'm realizing how the bite is so important so here I am in braces for who-knows how long. You are fortunate to have all that correct naturally! I had my bottoms placed ...