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by pearls
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Finally NAKED after 23 months!! Photos inside!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4004

Thanks guys :) I forgot to post before and after shots!! So..... Before http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/8042/teeth004aib9.jpg http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4856/14408004ard2.jpg http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/4682/teeth010agu5.jpg http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8392/11dk7.jpg Near en...
by pearls
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Finally NAKED after 23 months!! Photos inside!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4004

Finally NAKED after 23 months!! Photos inside!!

Hey All, So I actually got debanded on the 16th of March. I guess I was too excited and caught up to post my pics hehe, so I'm sorry I am a bit behind! The debracing process was incredibly quick. No kidding, I was in and out of that chair within 20 minutes. I got tops and bottoms removed, all the gl...
by pearls
Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got my braces....one issue
Replies: 8
Views: 2325

You could bring this up with your ortho. I had a deep bite, so when I was braced my ortho put things called molar build ups on my bottom molars which had the molar band on it. It was pretty much a lump of blue hard stuff stuck on my teeth to prevent my front top teeth crashing into my bottom bracket...
by pearls
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth have contact when speaking?
Replies: 17
Views: 12916

What is an edge to edge bite? I don't think I have one of those either. I'm getting my braces off in 6 days, and my top right lateral almost ALWAYS bumps into my bottom right canine when I speak and it just absolutely drives me up the wall. However my orthodontist just blows it off when I mention it...
by pearls
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: missing 2-3 or even 4 adjustments?
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

I went overseas for 5 months, and I was told by my ortho to not see a different orthodontist over there unless it was for an emergency. When I came home, one of my teeth was quite out of line, but as soon as I had my adjustment, it was soon put back to where it was. But yeah, just speak to your orth...
by pearls
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and Dating??
Replies: 10
Views: 3039

Well I got my braces about half way through what ended up being a 3 year relationship. Since breaking up, I have actually had more dates with boys now than what I had before any relationship. Granted I was in a long relationship, and was younger beforehand. But I think it's just the confidence thing...
by pearls
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: T Minus 4 hours until I'm braces-free!
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

STUNNING!!

They truly look fantastic! I bet you are stoked to have them off!!

They really really suit your face! SO natural looking. Congrats! Keep that gorgeous smile up! It's amazing.

I get mine off in 3 weeks hopefully!! Weee.

Thanks for the inspiration! :)
by pearls
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice needed!! Please help me out!
Replies: 12
Views: 2798

As far as choosing an ortho, I can't really give too much advice. The orthos who have offered you a shorter treatment time might have adjustments more frequently than the others. The only advice I would give is probably don't go to the ortho wanting to use an expander. It's just a bit odd how only 1...
by pearls
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth naturally moving themselves after braces removal?
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Thanks for your reply. About that wire bend.. I have no idea why it's there or what it's doing. My ortho doesn't mention why he's doing certain things, even though I show a clear interest in what he's doing. All I know is that that canine and the pre molar haven't moved for a long time and won't be ...
by pearls
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth naturally moving themselves after braces removal?
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Teeth naturally moving themselves after braces removal?

Hey bracefaces! I am due to get my braces removed in 4 weeks time. For about 8 months I have been having real issues with two of my teeth in particular, my lower right canine and lower right premolar? (next to canine). The premolar just sits SO high, so when I bite together, it hits my upper teeth t...
by pearls
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Pearls - Update - 6th adjustment. Pics page 9!
Replies: 131
Views: 33253

Well. It has been a long long long time since I last posted!! I have been away on a five month journey to the USA, and have had an absolutely wonderful time. I have now been back for a good 4 months and feel that I am much overdue to continue my story! I have had 3 or 4 adjustments since I've been b...
by pearls
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: A few days early, but I'm FREE!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3774

AMAZING SMILE What a transformation! They look absolutely stunning. I am due to get de banded in mid March so can only imagine how excited you are feeling right now! My midline is also off, but sometimes that's just something which can't be fixed because of the bite or teeth shape etc. Enjoy your l...
by pearls
Sat May 23, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does my slant look any better to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 4469

Gorgeous! Looks absolutely perfect to me. Congrats. I bet you're super stoked.

Can't wait to see the final results! I'll be on holiday while you get them off, but I'm going to find an internet cafe and pop onto this website just to see your lovely naked pearly whites.

Pearls.
by pearls
Thu May 21, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often are your adjustements?
Replies: 33
Views: 4506

Mine were always 5 weeks apart. But towards the later months of treament my ortho started making them 4 weeks, then 3 weeks, then 2 weeks, to try to squueze in as many asjustments before I go overseas for 5 months. Unfortunately I was not happy with my teeth, so I'm keeping my braces on whilst overs...
by pearls
Thu May 21, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Getting debanded in 11 hours! EEEEEK
Replies: 6
Views: 1952

Ken - you can save the debanding celebration for a few months :D I'm coming to the states in 4 days!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited. I do have a mini itinerary so far! LA for 2 nights San Francisco for 3 nights Billings for 4 nights (family there) Phoenix for 3 nights (family friends) NY for 1 night CAMP! T...