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by nitro
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: tips on how to smile and not look like a wierdo???
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: tips on how to smile and not look like a wierdo???

I've got to agree with the group here: I big smile is the best you can do. If you try to cover them up, people will notice something weird and look more closely. The best disguise really is to hide in plain sight! The added bonus of this, is the people that take notice may also take notice of the pr...
by nitro
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Note to our friends - add to the list
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Note to our friends - add to the list

NeilH wrote:A note to our friends...
Saying there was nothing wrong with our teeth isn’t helpful and makes us feel defensive.
I still think this is the most difficult one. I'd have said it was passing on curry, but I refuse to give up curry, so that one is a non-issue.
by nitro
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bring it on!
Replies: 20
Views: 2539

Re: Bring it on!

Well, it's been 5 weeks now. I think I've gotten used to having food stuck in my teeth, having people trying to be subtle when staring at me, flossing (it takes forever still), and spending lots of time in the mirror wiling my teeth to move faster. It's hard to capture in pictures, but the gap betwe...
by nitro
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do you find an inexpensive orthodontist?
Replies: 24
Views: 1018

Re: How do you find an inexpensive orthodontist?

Unfortunately, shopping around is the best way I know of. I had a handful of different quotes that were quite different from each other. The lowest quote was over $900 less than the highest quote.
by nitro
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I did it!
Replies: 16
Views: 2285

Re: I did it!

I never really liked IPR, not because of discomfort, but because I knew I'd never get the enamel back and I worked hard for that enamel damnit :wink: Did you decide to do the first day of the new job with, or without your aligners?
by nitro
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces next week - feeling nervous
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Braces next week - feeling nervous

Honestly, the worst two things about getting braces put on is the taste of the glue, and the dryness in your lips. Other than that, it's quite relaxing. At one point during my initial visit I actually dozed off!
by nitro
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Time to blossom - lilyflower's story
Replies: 68
Views: 8008

Re: Time to blossom - lilyflower's story

It seems as though you are making fantastic progress. Things are starting to look quite well aligned in the front. Have you reached the point of only checking progress occasionally? I'm just barely past my first week and notice changes every day, but I seem to remember rapid changes happening less a...
by nitro
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I did it!
Replies: 16
Views: 2285

Re: I did it!

It seems like today is the day. How did everything go? Any new questions, ideas, concerns? Also, enjoy your liquid dinner tonight :-*
by nitro
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ugh. Going back for more.
Replies: 16
Views: 1618

Re: Ugh. Going back for more.

Oh! Forgot to add that this will be the round #3 of braces -- High school, adult braces #1, and now adult braces #2. :jokerlaugh: But you know what.... I don't even care!!! I'm just thrilled that I'll finally have the results I wanted all along. :jump: I'm in the exact same boat. I completely agree...
by nitro
Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bring it on!
Replies: 20
Views: 2539

Re: Bring it on!

I don't think my ortho office has ever had someone swallow a spacer. But we've all decided that its better to swallow a spacer than a bracket, wire tie, or surgical hook. Three rounds of spacers is quite impressive. I'd say I have to agree with you on swallowing the spacer over a bracket! I can't s...
by nitro
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 579082

Re: Lig colours (colors)

Hot pink club member, checking in!
by nitro
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Zizi's Braces & Double Jaw Surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 2239

Re: Zizi's Braces & Double Jaw Surgery

Flossing is my life now. This is just what I do
This is so accurate. I, fortunately only have brackets on my bottom teeth. The blessing and curse is I can still quickly floss the top and remind myself of what I'm missing out on with my bottom teeth. :D Welcome to the team!
by nitro
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bring it on!
Replies: 20
Views: 2539

Re: Bring it on!

nice color!! i hope it is your last time with braces!!
Thanks :D I also hope it's my last time. I think I've finally learned my lesson :wink:
by nitro
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Here we go again...
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Here we go again...

I suppose I should update this. I've started posting things here:
http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=49208

Long story short: Records went well, spacers were as bad as I remembered, I now have full brackets on bottom with pink ligatures. :tingrin:
by nitro
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: The Countdown Begins
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: The Countdown Begins

I came to add advice, but I'm too late. How's your first full day in braces going?