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by Steph30
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 148
Views: 14587

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

:lol: Some good tips!!! Cant wait to be onto this stage... in around a year! Lol Good luck getting here asap, Steph. Here's another tip that I discovered this weekend. Try to avoid torching the roof of your mouth with piping hot pizza if you're on a Hawley routine. Score another point for essix! oo...
by Steph30
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 96
Views: 11601

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Update: Had an adjustment yesterday (Jan 17): I explained to my ortho how I didn't want my bite to sit completely forward with my lower jaw .. because it makes me look angry and like a bulldog.. she said she will adjust my treatment accordingly so I don't know what that means for length of time left...
by Steph30
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 148
Views: 14587

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

:lol:

Some good tips!!! Cant wait to be onto this stage... in around a year! Lol
by Steph30
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 96
Views: 11601

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Day 281!

Next adjustment on Nov 17th..
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by Steph30
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starting my Braces treatment at 30!
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Starting my Braces treatment at 30!

Welcome, I got my braces put on a few months before turning 30.. i'm 8 months in and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made.. not the most comfortable, but totally worth it!
by Steph30
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Arch widening progress happiness!
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Arch widening progress happiness!

Awesome!!!!!
by Steph30
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Hi all!

Welcome! That's so sweet that you get to do this with your daughter!!! Always nice to have someone to commiserate with.

:)
by Steph30
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: braces and face changes
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: braces and face changes

All I notice is I have an actual smile!, more confident now with my braces than before. Cant wait to see the after!!
by Steph30
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 96
Views: 11601

Re: 29 - Braces Journey - updated

Just a little update - I had my adjustment on the 17th. Both power chains were removed and wires switched out, my upper and lower front teeth were tied off to keep them from moving and elastics were added from the 4th upper to the 6th lower - Ortho is trying to change my bite a bit more. I have been...
by Steph30
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bite plate misery!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3337

Re: Bite plate misery!!!

I feel your pain, although mine was removable, thank god!!!.. At first my speech was so awful, and my dental assistant who fit it made me leave it in to make my next apt and I was sooo horrified. My speech got better in time, I wore it as often as possible, but never to work. It was out within proba...
by Steph30
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 96
Views: 11601

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Hey Stephanie, as the others have already stated, ceramics are the best solution, unless you decide to get braces on the back of your teeth. If you consider these, however, you'll have to know that they impair your speaking ability and give you a slight lisp. They are also more expensive. Ceramics ...
by Steph30
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 96
Views: 11601

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Hi, I just want to say that I have ceramic upper and metal lower. Although a bit bulkier I definitely don't regret the ceramics and they are far less visible. The only annoying thing is when you have a metal coil with them - kind of defeats the object! Thank you, I'm happy I went with the ceramic u...
by Steph30
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Clapped in Metal - at 37
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Clapped in Metal - at 37

Welcome! I had similar jaw issues when starting this process 6 months ago, my jaw pain and headaches in the morning are much better already! Good luck :)
by Steph30
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 5100

Re: Just saying hello

erin5550 wrote:Fifth adjustment B6F757EC-45EC-4DF3-8F72-8FAA6CE05153.jpeg

Looking Great!!!!
by Steph30
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 96
Views: 11601

Re: 29 - Braces Journey *Updated with pics Oct 12

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