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by joney
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Open bites and Essex
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Hi Sherwood Forest I had an openbite at the start of my treatment, it is still ever so slightly open. I had my brace removed, top in June 08 bottom in Sept 08. I am now in Essex retainers and so far so good, no opening up of my bite. The openbite was corrected with elastics and, touch wood, is behav...
by joney
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First time I've felt embarrassed....
Replies: 35
Views: 3965

Hi Lisa I've had similar comments and one such comment from a woman the same age as me (43) but most people have said that they'd love to do something about their crooked teeth but aren't "brave" enough to wear a brace. I really think they must be very insecure if they think wearing a brace is brave...
by joney
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: To extract or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

I'm in my 40s and I had a 12mm overjet that was reduced via 2 extractions and can only say that it worked for me, I am delighted with the results. Extractions aren't for everybody but for some they work. I also had a really messed up bite with an openbite but never had any problems eating. Human bei...
by joney
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What kind of bite is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Hi Flaka Don't worry, I had a similar thing happen to me early in my treatment, it looked like my bottom teeth were "going downhill". I have to admit I was a bit worried by it but it has all been sorted out and my teeth fit nicely together now. I started with an openbite but was amazed how quickly i...
by joney
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: "four on the floor" any input
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Hi roost22 I know it didn't work out for Mike but it has worked out for me. I had one upper removed as a teenager. Recently I had the matching upper premolar removed and one lower premolar removed so you would be in the same position as me. It probably depends on jaw size and I am very petite. Howev...
by joney
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Rage has avoided jaw surgery…(Pix update 07/11/08)
Replies: 201
Views: 131005

Fantastic results, really pleased for you.
by joney
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this condition called? How is it fixed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

I know it's not easy but the answer is Patience. At one stage my lower teeth looked like this \, literally like they were sloping downwards but they sorted themselves out in the end.

You both have lovely teeth already and you'll get there. It's frustrating but it just takes time.
by joney
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Rage has avoided jaw surgery…(Pix update 07/11/08)
Replies: 201
Views: 131005

How did it go Rage? I bet you're feeling delighted.
Regards
Joney
by joney
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much wax do you use between each adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

I, like Meryaten, think that people should use wax as much as necessary. Why suffer, that's just silly. I used wax in different spots sporadically quite a lot and it really helped. Your mouth will tell you when you don't need the wax. It is a hassle taking wax out to eat or sometimes swallowing it i...
by joney
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Debanding date (a long way off!)
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

Congratulations Florencegal, we're both getting there. I'm hoping that my bottom brace will come off maybe August or more realistically September (that final gap I have is closing but it is so slow). It would be nice if you get a cancellation. I know that feeling of wanting to be free for a special ...
by joney
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Joney is topless (pics added)
Replies: 16
Views: 5201

Thanks for the compliments. I actually feel I should have waited until after my cleaning to post a pic but I was excited. The black triangle was mostly tobacco staining (shame on me) and has now more or less disappeared since I had my cleaning. Still enjoying being topless and getting used to not ha...
by joney
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Victor36: Officially Naked As Of 1 July 2008!
Replies: 22
Views: 4206

Victor, your teeth look gorgeous. Don't forget to smile, smile, smile and show them off.

Regards
Joney
by joney
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Victor36: July 1 Progress Report: Nakedness! Pics on Pg 17!
Replies: 212
Views: 50506

Well done Victor, enjoy your freedom. Looking forward to your pics. I had my top brace removed last week, great feeling isn't it.

Regards
Joney
by joney
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Joney - update 29 June 08 - top brace off
Replies: 123
Views: 49216

Thanks Sara, having a brace definitely tests your patience. I am an impatient person too but some things you just can't hurry. Braces certainly do work though but sometimes it seems like nothing is happening, other times there is very quick movement. It is definitely worth it, hang in there, before ...
by joney
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Joney is topless (pics added)
Replies: 16
Views: 5201

Thanks Ken, Lisa, Tin Indian, Meryaten, and Miss Smiley.

Florencegal, hope your turn comes soon. Not sure how much longer with the bottom, another few months I think as the gap still needs a bit more closing.