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by MissV
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: After 4 years and 2.5 Months!
Replies: 1
Views: 2660

After 4 years and 2.5 Months!

My braces will be removed this coming Wednesday (morning appointment). My Teeth look beautiful save for a hair width space between the top left canine and molar (I had extractions which in part why this process took so long) and I don't give a damn about that cause I am ready to have my teeth back :...
by MissV
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic Braces having doubts
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Ceramic Braces having doubts

Hi Manjel09, I started off with full ceramic (Damon braces) and just recently switched to dull metal Damon braces. The ceramics did not seem to impact the enamel on the bottom row but have sure impacted the top row...specifically my 2 front top teeth. I have a class II case being corrected (an overb...
by MissV
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else regret their ceramics?
Replies: 35
Views: 5277

Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

My only regret is they are too big for my teeth...a/k/a on the bottom row the ceramics are almost the same size of the teeth which makes it look like I have 4-D teeth LOL! :shock: :lol:
by MissV
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: !@!!&#! Elastics
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: !@!!&#! Elastics

Beginning Day 2 with elastics...still painful but getting used to it. Thank you all for the encouraging words! :D
by MissV
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: !@!!&#! Elastics
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: !@!!&#! Elastics

will do but I plan to be a brat about it for the next hour! :P
by MissV
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: !@!!&#! Elastics
Replies: 6
Views: 526

!@!!&#! Elastics

Four month anniversary of having my braces today and I was "rewarded" by the ortho graduating me to the rubber band stage to correct my overbite/overjet. These things hurt like a mofo!

That's all, just felt like sharing (complaining). :evil:


Miss V
by MissV
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth Dreams
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Tooth Dreams

So sorry for following up on this months later...unfortunately a lot of family stuff had me preoccupied.

Sometimes I forgot the braces were on I was so caught up in multiple dramas.

Im glad I am not the only person who has these dreams :)
by MissV
Mon May 04, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth Dreams
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Tooth Dreams

One month in to my braces journey and I am already seeing progress which I am happy about...but had the following dream a few nights ago. Without telling the long drawn out version here is the jist: I woke up (in the dream) and half of my teeth had fallen out of my mouth! They weren't in my mouth, j...
by MissV
Mon May 04, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Former Lurker/Newbie---Braces Launch in 36 Hours
Replies: 15
Views: 1334

Re: Former Lurker/Newbie---Braces Launch in 36 Hours

[quote="currystained"]Hellooo. About 2 weeks in myself, ceramic uppers and lowers with wire poking everywhere..... Also had the upper premolars extracted (a bonus, as I was originally told all four would need to go). I hope you're over the sore bite issue now? Things are a bit tender here but nothin...
by MissV
Mon May 04, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost
Replies: 52
Views: 6815

Re: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost

Total cost for damon clear braces upper and lower a little over $6,000. Luckily with the $1,500 employer contribution plus a $1,300 discount for my ortho being an in-network provider and a 3% discount for paying my ortho the balance in full, my out of pocket expense was around $3,800. FYI: The ortho...
by MissV
Fri May 01, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Former Lurker/Newbie---Braces Launch in 36 Hours
Replies: 15
Views: 1334

Re: Former Lurker/Newbie---Braces Launch in 36 Hours

Awesome! My extraction sites healed up pretty quickly but it was hard getting used to chewing. I kept thinking there were premolars to chew with but always met with an angry archwire :) Keep dental picks with you in all food related situations!
by MissV
Fri May 01, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Can't imagine what I will look like with straight teeth
Replies: 18
Views: 3667

Re: Can't imagine what I will look like with straight teeth

Totally understand! Im one month in and am already seeing an improvement and its strange. I was so used to my bite and crowding issues for so long its weird to see this slow motion change taking place. But Im looking forward to the end result! *Left my intro in the Metal Mouth Message Board because ...
by MissV
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 31675

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

2 weeks in to having my braces and so far: -I am still using Colgate Optic White to brush -Coffee, tea, wine...bring it on! I'm not giving up my "vices". Does it help I do not put sugar in the coffee and tea? :) -bought and attempted to use the floss for braces, a slow moving nightmare, immediately ...
by MissV
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Former Lurker/Newbie---Braces Launch in 36 Hours
Replies: 15
Views: 1334

Re: Former Lurker/Newbie---Braces Launch in 36 Hours

Thanks everyone for the welcomes and hellos aspiromusings, not at bad as I expected. My ortho and her team are really great. It was encouraging that she mentioned my teeth are going to move fast. I will say it weird for the first few days (my poor cheeks were getting wrecked! but I adjusted by the w...
by MissV
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Former Lurker/Newbie---Braces Launch in 36 Hours
Replies: 15
Views: 1334

Former Lurker/Newbie---Braces Launch in 36 Hours

Hello all, I will get braces on Monday and I am quite excited to get on the road to improve my smile and bite. Early 30s, Damon clear upper and lower

Looking forward to participating on the forum :)

MissV