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by ItsFreyja
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile
Replies: 75
Views: 16104

Re: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile

First of all, I am blown away at how beautiful your smile looks! Awesome results! I have a few questions for you if you don't mind: 1. What was the purpose of the clenching exercises? 2. I think I remember you being one of the people who noticed thinning of the face as well with braces. Since you g...
by ItsFreyja
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I'm going to get braces this year!
Replies: 390
Views: 39437

Re: I'm going to get braces this year!

NeilH, I missed your original debracing post while I was away from the board and am just now seeing it. WOW! Your teeth look fantastic and I am glad you are nearly free from having to think about retainers in the daytime. Congratulations!
by ItsFreyja
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19941

Re: Life Behind Brackets

Congratulations metalliKa! What a transformation for you! I loved following your journey and I'm so happy for you that it's done!
by ItsFreyja
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 28 years old and in Damon Braces - see my progress!
Replies: 42
Views: 19555

Re: 28 years old and in Damon Braces - see my progress!

Looking good! I certainly think you have some room to keep pushing those upper incisors but you have made a ton of progress on that front already.
by ItsFreyja
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 30636

Re: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)

Wow Prof, your teeth look amazing! I'm sorry I missed your debracing post while I was away from the board. You had lovely teeth all along -- isn't it wonderful how orthodontists can envision them brought out to their full, beautiful potential? Congratulations.
by ItsFreyja
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile
Replies: 75
Views: 16104

Re: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile

I AM FREE!!! :-* :-* :-* Before I post my before-and-after photos, let me recap my story in case anyone finds this and doesn't want to reread all my posts. My teeth were not that bad to begin with -- I had not really needed braces as a teenager -- but my teeth have been moving during the last few ye...
by ItsFreyja
Tue May 17, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile
Replies: 75
Views: 16104

Re: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile

Well, I postponed getting my braces off. :roll: After my last post, I decided to go back to the ortho for a bit more fine tuning. I wasn't happy with how the shape and tilt of my upper central incisors made my whole smile look slightly lopsided. (See the orange lines I've drawn in the pictures below...
by ItsFreyja
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile
Replies: 75
Views: 16104

Re: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile

Long overdue update! Due to a job change I just haven't been able to tool around on the internet like I used to. Since I last posted here, I've had my final adjustment and am scheduled for debracing on May 3. :jump: 7 to 11 months.jpg Yes, I'm rocking purple sparkle powerchain. It is NOT a flatterin...
by ItsFreyja
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Introduction, bite blocks, and gluten free soft foods...oh my!
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Introduction, bite blocks, and gluten free soft foods...oh my!

Wow, 8 pounds is a lot of weight loss in 18 days. No wonder you're feeling lightheaded. My proteins of choice on my bad days are mostly legume-based (think hummus and other bean purees) and dairy-based. I am hurting from an adjustment yesterday and am planning on a big bowl of tuna salad (hold the c...
by ItsFreyja
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bringing upper jaw forward
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Bringing upper jaw forward

These are great questions, but not ones that strangers on the internet can answer for you! You should consult with an orthodontist in your area (in the US, these consults are usually free) and possibly also an oral-facial surgeon. There are many, many treatment possibilities out there, ranging from ...
by ItsFreyja
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: LOOKING FOR BRACES ADVISE
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: LOOKING FOR BRACES ADVISE

It depends; braces aren't super fragile. But you definitely should call your ortho and ask him, since he knows what your exact situation is and we don't.
by ItsFreyja
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and depression
Replies: 25
Views: 15261

Re: Braces and depression

Perloo, I want to affirm you putting yourself out there to us. We're always happy to listen, because we know how unexpectedly traumatic braces can be at times. So please don't think I'm disregarding your painful feelings when I say: No one cares about your braces that much. Really. Do you have any e...
by ItsFreyja
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile
Replies: 75
Views: 16104

Re: Metal braces for a crowded, gummy smile

Today was adjustment number 7, and it was a busy one! I got what was left of my molar buildups removed! :jump: I also got: 1. A Class 2 elastic on one side only, "Trumpet." (Equivalent to Ormco Impala. I am realizing what a thrifty dude my ortho must be, as many different companies as he orders from...
by ItsFreyja
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I'm going to get braces this year!
Replies: 390
Views: 39437

Re: I'm going to get braces this year!

NeilH, I'm so happy for you that you're nearly arrived at the end of your journey. I've appreciated your thoughtful, knowledgeable, and encouraging postings. I'm thankful for all of the folks here who put in more than they take out, and you are definitely one of them!
by ItsFreyja
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My 17 months progress feeling worried.
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: My 17 months progress feeling worried.

Hi Snowblaze, sorry you haven't gotten any replies yet. I'm a little confused about your ortho's plan to start charging you for visits after the 24th month, as it sounds fairly unusual. Many cases overshoot the ortho's original estimated treatment time, and it sounds like it could be quite a racket ...