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by Miss Smiley
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Martin Boyce Story - NEW PICS - 7th ADJUSTMENT TODAY
Replies: 368
Views: 78182

Happy belated!
by Miss Smiley
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded Retainer Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Mine is kind of bent in certain spots. It just looks like a wire that was bonded with out the mesh pads at the ends.
by Miss Smiley
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Retainer.
Replies: 19
Views: 13182

WELCOME, mrsphase74! Could it be that you're getting a bonded retainer on the bottom and then you will have the essex or hawley for the upper? That's the way I have it. BUT I also had an essex on the bottom for several months to straighten things out more after I got my braces off before they bonde...
by Miss Smiley
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK, I give in *July 30 Adj. p37*
Replies: 454
Views: 115806

Still hate the bonded lower... Had a cleaning last week and was told no cavities and that I'm doing an exceptional job. I guess having straight teeth does make it easier to keep them clean. I have a minimal routine of brushing twice a day and flossing every couple days. I've gotten super lazy after ...
by Miss Smiley
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Can retainers re-align teeth?
Replies: 13
Views: 54818

Okay the website declares that it does not move teeth, the retainer merely retains the current position of teeth.
by Miss Smiley
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix retainers... Well any hints for retainer wear be good
Replies: 4
Views: 4578

My Essix are super thick and a pain (literally) to get in and out!!!! Luckily, my lowers are Essix at night only but my uppers are the real pain and are 24 hour wear besides the eating and brushing. Because the uppers are so much of a pain, I was told I could wear them while eating. I'm glad these a...
by Miss Smiley
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK, I give in *July 30 Adj. p37*
Replies: 454
Views: 115806

My Essix are SUPER thick! WOW... I had no idea how thick it was going to be.
by Miss Smiley
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK, I give in *July 30 Adj. p37*
Replies: 454
Views: 115806

Today is retainer day! Next week is temporary crowns, cleaning and have a filling checked. It looks dark but it where they changed out an old amalgam filling, I want to make sure the filling didn't leak. YAY! I retainers means it's really over!!!!!!!!
by Miss Smiley
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal Bands
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

I like Tin Indian had a stubborn crown which would not take kindly to the bracket and I ended up with 1 molar band.
by Miss Smiley
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What material is your bonded lingual retainer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

I have a plain twisted wire type of bonded lower retainer. I despise the thing and will ask to have it removed an replaced with a removable.
by Miss Smiley
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Melissa's Journey - New update & pic pg. 14
Replies: 256
Views: 69925

Happy braceversary!
by Miss Smiley
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK, I give in *July 30 Adj. p37*
Replies: 454
Views: 115806

Thank you EVERYONE for your kind words. I noticed that I haven't really been eating anything different from being braced and after. I'm just less careful when I'm eating crunchy things and not having to pick everything from my teeth. I am super happy and as the days go by, more people are noticing t...
by Miss Smiley
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First bad experience: Only 2nd adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Like KLC, I too have a great group, they never make me feel bad for asking questions or randomly popping in for my many emergencies. The assistants would always take the time to ask me if I was okay, ask if my ligs were good, see if anything was hurting or poking where it wasn't supposed to. They ar...
by Miss Smiley
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not powerchains..
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Similar to powerchains, sometimes they are used in place of powerchains.
by Miss Smiley
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK, I give in *July 30 Adj. p37*
Replies: 454
Views: 115806

Pictures as promised! Then http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/realbad/ortho/050707a.jpg Now http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/realbad/ortho/030609a.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/realbad/ortho/030609b.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/realbad/ortho/030609c.jpg http://i6.pho...