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by binx
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 31595

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

Oh, caramel, too.

I did have caramel apples, but had to cut them up. But I was determined!
by binx
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debrace Date...Yahoo!
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Debrace Date...Yahoo!

Way to go!
by binx
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 31595

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

Well, I'm rebraced, so I obviously didn't wear my retainer! (Don't be me!) ;) But when I had braces before, I drank tea, coffee, wine, ate popcorn, and didn't floss super-faithfully. Everything was okay. I never ever popped a bracket, either. Trying for the same record this time, but with proper com...
by binx
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 19 Years Old: Braces Round 2 with Damon on top and bottom.
Replies: 77
Views: 8944

Re: 19 Years Old: Braces Round 2 with Damon on top and bottom.

I just got rebraced at 44, so you are NOT ALONE. :D Hope it's going well!
by binx
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)
Replies: 79
Views: 26935

Re: Facial changes with braces (not that happy)

I don't think that you look vastly different (or at all "bad!") -- but slightly different can feel weird when you're used to what you see in the mirror.
by binx
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I want my permanent retainers out
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Re: I want my permanent retainers out

Seconding what others have said, if you don't use retainers and your teeth shift, the results can be unpredictable. I had extractions and bracing, and a pretty good result from my first round of orthodontic work. Because my Essix retainers were uncomfortable, I was a flop at wearing them, and now 7 ...
by binx
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Look what can happen in 1 year!
Replies: 50
Views: 5877

Re: Look what can happen in 1 year!

Looking great!
by binx
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Teeth shifting after braces
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

Re: Teeth shifting after braces

Let your dentist know you're wearing your retainer. I would wear it 24/7 if I were you, for now. But definitely call if you're worried.
by binx
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Does the Lisp Ever Go Away?
Replies: 12
Views: 15860

Re: Does the Lisp Ever Go Away?

I've had various appliances (a flipper for a tooth lost, a retainer, braces, and now I'm rebraced) and you do eventually learn to talk around the hardware. :) It may vary from person to person, but don't be discouraged. And old broadcaster trick for fixing speech issues is to talk around a pencil gr...