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by Twangsnap
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 175
Views: 22182

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Glad you see you haven't lost your sense of humour! And great news on the one side at least - is your orthodontist still being noncommittal about a debonding date? What else has been moving in there? I'm LOVING life post-train-tracks but having very off bite issues which will hopefully sort themselv...
by Twangsnap
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Before and After - Yay!
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: Before and After - Yay!

Lowers
by Twangsnap
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Before and After - Yay!
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: Before and After - Yay!

Uppers
by Twangsnap
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Before and After - Yay!
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Before and After - Yay!

Hi all, I dropped off for a while because i was waiting for the after photos - so here are the results after 14 months in metal lower and ceramic upper braces. Aesthetically, it's been an amazing success, but I'm still having some bite issues and eventually may need a second retainer to move the bot...
by Twangsnap
Wed May 10, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Débaguée (as they say in France...)
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Débaguée (as they say in France...)

So today I had a tentative debonding appointment, rendered very much wishful thinking during my last appointment when my orthodontist raised a number of last minute issues including bite being off and clashing canines. There was only 2 weeks between that appointment and today. And sure enough my ort...
by Twangsnap
Tue May 09, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 175
Views: 22182

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Oh my gosh, I just realized that I'm staring at him with my mouth hanging open in astonished appreciation. It wouldn't be my reaction to watching someone eat an eyelash/insect but that could be just me! So I'll go with that, that's totally how it went from her perspective :D btw, your FIRST elastic...
by Twangsnap
Tue May 09, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello and OMG elastics are to be despised
Replies: 19
Views: 2166

Re: Hello and OMG elastics are to be despised

Well only 24 agonising hours of wait left to find out if my teeth make the grade. I want to see a pliers in my orthodonist's paws tomorrow or I'll be rifling through the toolbox myself. I think I'm right on the limit - I've got double elastics on now and the bite is *just* about right, the molars ar...
by Twangsnap
Mon May 08, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 175
Views: 22182

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Oh dear, I'm sorry but that made me laugh out loud properly. Priceless. It's the poor cheese lady I feel sorry for. I'd love to hear her version of that story :lol:
by Twangsnap
Mon May 01, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 175
Views: 22182

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Well only 9 days to go for both of us to get no news whatsoever. I have friends arriving on the 11th and would so love to not have braces on my face at that point. Oh well...sigh. Also, I may be starting a new job in the next few weeks and I really don't want to do that with brackets on. I used to w...
by Twangsnap
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 175
Views: 22182

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Oopsy, sorry to hear about the gaps. It's that sinking feeling when the dental floss offers no resistance whatsoever. It's obviously gap-time in bracketworld. Though in other news, two of my black triangles have disappeared since the elastics came off in what my orthodontist would surely describe as...
by Twangsnap
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My Happy Day, April 24th!
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: My Happy Day, April 24th!

Oh wow, that's like TOMORROW!! So glad it all worked out in the end and so quickly too - I have my (in theory) last appointment tomorrow before I get these bad boys off on May 10th but still not getting excited because of new gaps that have appeared. All will be revealed tomorrow...but not in the sa...
by Twangsnap
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello and OMG elastics are to be despised
Replies: 19
Views: 2166

Re: Hello and OMG elastics are to be despised

I feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, reliving the same day over and over. I guess I'll just wait until I show up for an appointment and they start pulling stuff off. Yes totally empathise - I used to get excited about appointments because so much was happening but then months went by with the ...
by Twangsnap
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: A month in Italy! Red Wine and ligatures...
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: A month in Italy! Red Wine ans ligatures...

Turmeric is immediate and if you forget about it, you'll definitely get a reminder when you find the next mirror. Yup, what he said! Don't worry at all about red wine - I live in France where wine is cheaper than water so I drink it lots and I've never had staining. Turmeric however :shock: :shock:...
by Twangsnap
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Two debracing appointments cancelled
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: Two debracing appointments cancelled

I just hope that after the braces come off, I won't have any other issues. Yes, this is now my line of thinking too - the time to fix the issues is now, not after the braces are off. My bite is significantly worse now that it was a month ago...I really don't want my braces coming off until that's f...
by Twangsnap
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello and OMG elastics are to be despised
Replies: 19
Views: 2166

Re: Hello and OMG elastics are to be despised

Lol, thank you Sink for making me smile and being positive. I have given myself a stern talking to and told myself that my goal shouldn't be getting the braces off, my goal is getting my goddamn wonky teeth fixed. So if that involves a few extra months in tracks, I can live with that. That doesn't m...