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by parsleysage
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 23128

Re: So excited to get braces!

My retainerbrite and sonic cleaner came today! And OMG. I was a little skeptical but my retainers were literally shining and sparkling. They looked like the ones on the box. They weren't even that clean when they gave them to me! I'm really happy with it. I'm super paranoid that I'll turn out to be ...
by parsleysage
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 23128

Re: So excited to get braces!

I know what you mean about the Essix hurting! I have both a Hawley and an Essix. The Hawley was included in my contract but I bought an Essix because I wanted something clear. I actually prefer the Hawley and I didn't expect that all. The Essix really hurt my teeth the first few days. What do you l...
by parsleysage
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 23128

Re: So excited to get braces!

Bracesat57 wrote:Your teeth look fantastic!

Beautiful smile!
Aww, thank you! I'm getting happier with them by the day!
by parsleysage
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 23128

Re: So excited to get braces!

Just another update on the retainers. They got much less painful the next day and I've been wearing them about 15 hours per day. I'm super paranoid about my teeth being encased in plastic bacteria traps so basically once I eat, I don't put them back in unless I can brush my teeth first. I have been ...
by parsleysage
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 23128

Re: So excited to get braces!

Thank you so much Jaime!! :D Well my happiness is still here but is tempered a bit... (1) Now that the braces are off I am struggling with being overly critical of the imperfections I still see. My top arch is still flared out at the front and I wish I had noticed that before I got them off... nothi...
by parsleysage
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 23128

Re: So excited to get braces!

BYE BYE BRACES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rsz_115672969_10207617500146569_3142087165576949842_n.jpg It took a loooong time, but it went smoothly. My impressions for the retainer were nowhere near as bad as last time. I think the asst maybe put less goop in there; I'm not sure, but I was able to g...
by parsleysage
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 23128

Re: So excited to get braces!

Congrats on your journey almost finishing! Quick insurance question question -- I read on your other posts that you had this covered by Aetna POS II. I'm upgrading my insurance to Aetna POS II next year in hopes to get it covered. Do you know how you/your insurance coordinator emphasized your masti...
by parsleysage
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 23128

Re: So excited to get braces!

One more day! I am SOOOOOO excited!!!!!! I bought 2 pounds of almonds that I am going to put into the crockpot to make sugared almonds as soon as I get home! I'm gonna eat asparagus and popcorn, too! SooooOOOooOoOoOooOOOoooooOOOOooo happy!!!!! :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:...
by parsleysage
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 23128

Re: So excited to get braces!

Well, I have a "tentative" date for getting my braces removed!!!!! December 20, 2016! Best Christmas present ever! :HugeGrin: I got them on June 3, 2014. So, that is 932 days, or 2 years, 6 months, and 18 days! Holy guacamole! It's "tentative" because we had to change up my elastics today so they wa...
by parsleysage
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: A gift to myself - at 37. All sorts of crazy inside.
Replies: 29
Views: 2716

Re: A gift to myself - at 37. All sorts of crazy inside.

The gap in my upper teeth closed so, so, so fast. It was totally gone within 4 months! So yes, definitely, I see some progress! Congratulations on taking a positive step to invest in YOURSELF after giving of yourself to others for so long. Can't wait to see where this braces journey takes you!
by parsleysage
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 23128

Re: So excited to get braces!

Wow, so much has happened since my last update. First, I celebrated 2 years of braces on June 3! In February my (then) fiance was severely injured when a reckless driver crossed into his lane and hit him while he was riding his motorcycle. Not going into all the details but his left leg was amputate...
by parsleysage
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what do/did you hate the most at parts of your treatment?
Replies: 28
Views: 2011

Re: what do/did you hate the most at parts of your treatment?

Impressions. I still get awful shivers thinking about them.

Other than that, my biggest issues are food getting stuck and if I'm not compliant with my elastics, when I put them back on my teeth kill me.
by parsleysage
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Back in Braces again after removal and jaw surgery
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: Back in Braces again after removal and jaw surgery

Oh my gosh! My "old" archwired friend! Sherry, I am soooooo sorry to hear that you have to have the braces put back on. I know that must be disappointing and after everything you've been through and the great result you had, it's got to be so frustrating having to go through it again and not knowing...
by parsleysage
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do you find an inexpensive orthodontist?
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: How do you find an inexpensive orthodontist?

I think costs can also vary wildly by treatment type and length, so a resource probably wouldn't be very helpful as it wouldn't even give you a ballpark. I would go to at least three orthodontists for opinions and choose the one you feel the most confident in. Unless there is a true outlier (like on...