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by dagwoman
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY TEETH! ***Pics*** Debanding- November 25th!!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 32744

Thanks for all the compliments, guys. I'm very pleased with my results! I picked up my retainers today. I'm very happy with them, but it's going to take some time getting used to them! Here they are. http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/558/retainers2av9.th.jpg http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/1491/...
by dagwoman
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Showing off my chompers!
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Showing off my chompers!

Hey all, Since I've just finished with braces, I thought I'd do a before and after comparison. My treatment time was 15 months all up. http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/3840/19august07zq3.th.jpg (First day in braces- I ate a bright yellow tofu curry and quickly learnt that clear ligs STAIN!) http:/...
by dagwoman
Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY TEETH! ***Pics*** Debanding- November 25th!!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 32744

Here are photos! They look even better in person! I'll be getting a set of essix and (red!) hawley retainers in a week. Fulltime wear for three months, followed by nightly wear for a year. Following that, hopefully down to a couple nights a week. Getting them off took 40 minutes from walking in the ...
by dagwoman
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY TEETH! ***Pics*** Debanding- November 25th!!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 32744

Thanks fuzzypants! And good luck with your debanding!

In two and a half hours, I'll be sitting down to get my braces snapped off!!! Photos to come!!!
by dagwoman
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY TEETH! ***Pics*** Debanding- November 25th!!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 32744

3...... More....... Sleeps!!!!

Watch this space for photos! :)
by dagwoman
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY TEETH! ***Pics*** Debanding- November 25th!!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 32744

Guess who booked a debanding appointment for November 25th! Yesterday was hopefully my last adjustment. My ortho told me that my teeth are looking really good, and that they should be ready to come off next time. She told me to keep wearing the elastic for my midline as much as I can, since it seem...
by dagwoman
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces and your social life?
Replies: 84
Views: 15243

After not having had a girlfriend for ages pre-braces, I finally started seeing someone while in braces, a few months ago. I'm getting my braces off in a few weeks, and each time I've mentioned it, she says "you have to remind me on the day you get them off, otherwise I won't notice any difference, ...
by dagwoman
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having a pre-brace food blowout! What foods are you missing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3238

Corn chips, nuts, raw carrots, bok choy. All of them have found really interesting places to lodge under my archwires and around my brackets.

Edit: Oh! Also, broccoli, and berry smoothies- the seeds from the berries would get stuck in really visible, unattractive places.
by dagwoman
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY TEETH! ***Pics*** Debanding- November 25th!!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 32744

Guess who booked a debanding appointment for November 25th! Yesterday was hopefully my last adjustment. My ortho told me that my teeth are looking really good, and that they should be ready to come off next time. She told me to keep wearing the elastic for my midline as much as I can, since it seems...
by dagwoman
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Pearls - Update - 6th adjustment. Pics page 9!
Replies: 131
Views: 33044

Holy crap how good are your teeth looking! Your progress is amazing. I'm loving the powerchain/lig combo up top, too.
by dagwoman
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Pearls - Update - 6th adjustment. Pics page 9!
Replies: 131
Views: 33044

Pearls, looking fantastic as usual. I'm loving watching your progress.
by dagwoman
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY TEETH! ***Pics*** Debanding- November 25th!!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 32744

Thanks Melissa! I'm excited, but trying not to get my hopes up. However, I calculated that if I do get my braces off then, I will have only had them for a year and 3 months. Pretty good considering I had the standard year and a half to two years estimate.
by dagwoman
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: MY TEETH! ***Pics*** Debanding- November 25th!!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 32744

Another adjustment! Lots of little tweaks this time. Firstly, my ortho had a look at my midline, and said I could stop wearing the elastic so long as it didn't shift back. She said that if it started to shift back again, to go back to wearing them. On my top arch, she did a number of detailed little...
by dagwoman
Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth Contouring/ Reshaping
Replies: 8
Views: 2296

Thanks for your speedy replies (and words of encouragement!) everyone, particularly Maverick for that very enlightening video. I think I'll leave it until closer to the end of my treatment, unless my ortho brings it up.
by dagwoman
Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth Contouring/ Reshaping
Replies: 8
Views: 2296

Tooth Contouring/ Reshaping

Hi all, I'm sitting just at the one year mark in braces, and things are progressing really well (see the WWW link for my story and photos). I'm wondering if any of you can give me some input about tooth contouring or reshaping. My two front teeth are a little uneven and this has become even more obv...