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by victor36
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: September Braces Poll
Replies: 36
Views: 31636

My laterals were behind my other teeth. This made the ortho a little unsure of keeping them. In the initial consultation, he said skeptically, "we're gonna try to do this without extractions". Luckily everything worked out well!
by victor36
Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: nothing like the taste of freedom!! (with pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 5132

What a lovely transformation! You must be so thrilled!
by victor36
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: UK Mark's story - 15th adjustment, 68 weeks
Replies: 150
Views: 32137

That is some excellent progress there! Congrats on the 1-year anniversary!

Victor
by victor36
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: July Braces Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 23057

When I had braces, the adjustments typically lasted only a couple of days. But, the strange part was that about 3 weeks after each adjustment (and it usually landed exactly on the 3 week anniversary) my teeth would get sore again, then the pain would subside. Weird.
by victor36
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tight Retainter
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

That's probably not a bad idea. When I got my retainers, I was told that once I start wearing them only at night, if they feel tight, I would have to wear them longer. But you should ask your ortho to be absolutely sure.

~Vic
by victor36
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Victor36: Officially Naked As Of 1 July 2008!
Replies: 22
Views: 4272

Random Thoughts

Some random thoughts now that i have been brace-free for 8 days: •When I bite down with the Essix retainers in place, the first point(s) of contact is the rear right-side of my mouth, presumably because both wisdom teeth are still back there. Not annoying, but I'm afraid that I may unconsciously c...
by victor36
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Victor36: Officially Naked As Of 1 July 2008!
Replies: 22
Views: 4272

Victor, Congratulations, your teeth look amazing, your ortho did an amazing job. Now have u whitened them, or is that another photoshop trick, either way they look great. Congrats again! Hi Jamie315, and thank you! These are still photoshop tricks, although I have bought rembrandt whitening toothpa...
by victor36
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Victor36: Officially Naked As Of 1 July 2008!
Replies: 22
Views: 4272

<wolf whistles> :P Victor, I've been away for a week, so I missed your big day. Your teeth look great, and how nice to see the face which frames them at long last :D Any news about the whitening process yet? Hi Lisa65! I postponed full-face pictures in braces because... well, you know why. No use d...
by victor36
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Joney is topless (pics added)
Replies: 16
Views: 5263

Fantastic results, Joney! You must be so excited!
by victor36
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Victor36: Officially Naked As Of 1 July 2008!
Replies: 22
Views: 4272

Thank you, Shawnie!

Hi Victor - First off I have to say your teeth are just beautiful! About using your retainers as bleaching trays, my hygenist said that they could not be used for bleaching if they were straight across vs being cut to match your tooth and gum shape. I know that it is not good if the bleaching gel g...
by victor36
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Victor36: Officially Naked As Of 1 July 2008!
Replies: 22
Views: 4272

From what I recall, the assistant said that the trays are too shallow. Didn't make sense to me since they completely cover all the tooth surfaces.
by victor36
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Victor36: Officially Naked As Of 1 July 2008!
Replies: 22
Views: 4272

Victor, your teeth look gorgeous. Don't forget to smile, smile, smile and show them off. Regards Joney Hi Joney ! Thank you for your nice compliments! I am finding myself smiling a lot more now, and checking my teeth in any reflective surface I can find... Not being narcissistic; just making sure t...
by victor36
Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Victor36: Officially Naked As Of 1 July 2008!
Replies: 22
Views: 4272

Meryaten wrote:Of course my dentist sells it as a package deal, with custom trays. It's a lot cheaper online, but then there are the trays to figure out ...
perhaps I should go against the Ortho Assistant's advice and still try to use my retainers as bleaching trays... hmmm.... tempting.... haha
by victor36
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Victor36: Officially Naked As Of 1 July 2008!
Replies: 22
Views: 4272

Thank you, Meryaten!

Thank you, Meryaten! I've never heard of it, but I will definitely look into it!
by victor36
Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Victor36: Officially Naked As Of 1 July 2008!
Replies: 22
Views: 4272

Thanks, TigerLily!

Thanks TigerLily!! Now it's time to start shopping around for whitening treatments, so that my teeth look as white as they do in my pictures! HAHA

~Victor