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by ssfw
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thinking of getting braces
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

Glad you decided to get braces. I thought about getting braces for about 4 years. I had severe crowding on my upper and lower teeth and an overjet on my upper teeth. Because I was over 40 years old, what took me so long to make my decision was waht people I work with would say about me hawearing bra...
by ssfw
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting Re-Braced after 7 months
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, but glad you brought this up to your dentist who referred you back to the orthodontist. How did the open bite in the back occur - did it happen after your braces were removed?

Did you get your braces placed on your teeth yet? I hope it all goes well!

ssfw
by ssfw
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm married!!!! (Pics)
Replies: 13
Views: 2465

You look beautiful and your wedding gown is beautiful too. I'm so glad that your orthodontist was willing to remove your braces for your wedding and honeymoon. Is he going to charge you for this? Just curious, did he remove your lower braces too? I bet your teeth felt weird without the braces. Wishi...
by ssfw
Sun May 31, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and Glasses
Replies: 22
Views: 9825

The most imporatant thing is to choose some frames that you really like because you will enjoy wearing your glasses more. Don't be embarrassed about wearing glasses and braces - these are not unusual things to have to wear.

Good luck.
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by ssfw
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DO I NEED BRACES? **pictures** ADVICE NEEDED
Replies: 25
Views: 4642

Hi farleyjd , I think your teeth look nice and you have a beautiful smile. From experience, and years of delay on proceeding to get braces, I knew I wan't completely satisfied of how my teeth looked. Then one day, I told myself it's now or never. I am so glad I made the decision to get braces. If yo...
by ssfw
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First Appointment
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Hi retsac , MrMetalMouth1029 had great questions to ask your orthodontist. You may want to bring a list of questions so that you don't forget to ask any of your questions. Some suggestions for questions is to think about what has gone through your mind, such as what are the pros and cons of ortho tr...
by ssfw
Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newly braced and new to the site
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Congratulations on getting your braces MrMetalMouth1029 . For me, making the decision to get the braces was the most difficult part, but once I made the decision, the rest seemed easy. I had my braces for 2 years and 7-1/2 months, almost a year past the estimate he gave to me at my consultation. Bel...
by ssfw
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Two Year Anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 829

I'm glad you haven't lost your enthusiasm and patience of having your braces longer than you anticipated. I had my braces a year longer than the initial estimate I was given at my consultation, and not once did it ever bother me. I just got my braces off 2 weeks ago and as I had always said, I was s...
by ssfw
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tells Us Why Are U Grateful For Braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

I'm grateful for having braces because it made my teeth straighter and gave me a better bite. I also have met the nicest people in my orthodontist's office - this was one of the reasons I enjoyed having braces - they were such a kind and compassionate group of people. I know taking this step had bee...
by ssfw
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: please help - stuck between lingual and ceramic :(
Replies: 36
Views: 3186

I had ceramic on the upper and metal on the lower back and ceramic on the lower front teeth. I think both the ceramic and metal look fine - I was just a bit self conscious about having all metal brackets. The metal brackets look nice and are very small. If I had to wear all metal braces to have my t...
by ssfw
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So tired of people's comments
Replies: 18
Views: 2550

When I made the decision to proceed with orthodontic treatment, I didn't tell anybody. Of course, when I got the braces, I got a few of the same questions, but, that will stop after a couple weeks. It was interesting, I didn't get alot of comments - I think some people felt that if I didn't say some...
by ssfw
Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainers - 8/26/08
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Retainers - 8/26/08

I got my retainers earlier this week on 8/26/08 (braces were removed 8/19/08 :banana: ). My orthodontist had 2 sets of retainers made - one was clear that fits over my teeth and the other set was the standard retainers. My orthodontist told me that I can wear the clear ones during the day and to wea...
by ssfw
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ligature colors - which is the least noticeable?
Replies: 12
Views: 6735

Hi IceBlonde , Good luck with getting your braces on this Friday. I had no problems when they placed my braces and hope your appt. goes as smoothly as mine did. The lig color that worked very well with me was opal blue - it was clear with a very slight tinch of baby blue in it - not very noticeable ...
by ssfw
Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Removed - 8/19/08
Replies: 12
Views: 1810

Thanks for the posts and kind words. It has only been four full days since my braces were removed and I am still amazed at how my teeth look. Yes, for anyone out there that may get discouraged whether it is just due to tired of wearing braces or if your time in braces takes longer than expected, it ...
by ssfw
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Removed - 8/19/08
Replies: 12
Views: 1810

Hi Chantal , I'm sure lots of people would be frustrated having their orthodontic treatment extened by a year. I never even gave it a second thought because I knew it wasn't anyone's fault for this extended period in braces. I truly was so use to wearing braces that it really didn't bother me. I was...