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by ripchord
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ripchord's braces story- month 22
Replies: 131
Views: 31702

Wow, it's been a long time! It's almost been a year since I got my braces off, and I'd say that my teeth still look the same. I haven't whitened my teeth again for a while so they're not as nice and bright as they were before, but that's about it. I wear my retainer once every other night or so and ...
by ripchord
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: XxNecraxX's Braces Story - 4 Month Update Pg 14 w/Pics!!!!!!
Replies: 304
Views: 75668

Hey, Necra! Remember me? hehe
Your teeth have really changed! They look awesome and will be so gorgeous when the braces come off :)
by ripchord
Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 92971

Your teeth look so good and I hope they take out your holding arch soon! You must be so happy (:
by ripchord
Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ripchord's braces story- month 22
Replies: 131
Views: 31702

Hey guys! Everything is going great. It's been 2 months since I had my braces taken off and my teeth are still just as straight as the day they were removed. I had a retainer check a couple of weeks ago, and my orthodontist said my teeth were holding up great and tightened the wires on my retainer a...
by ripchord
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ripchord's braces story- month 22
Replies: 131
Views: 31702

Oh, I forgot to update. I'm done with my white strips, so I'll try to post some end result photos soon. Also, my hawleys are at my ortho office, and I go in to see if they fit on Friday. I never expected they'd need to set up a whole appointment to see if my retainers fit, but oh well. I'm excited t...
by ripchord
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 92971

Can't wait to see how Mr. Wonky has progressed!
by ripchord
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ripchord's braces story- month 22
Replies: 131
Views: 31702

Thanks, River! Glad to hear from you :)
by ripchord
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ripchord's braces story- month 22
Replies: 131
Views: 31702

I just called the ortho office to see if my retainers in, but they're not here yet. Oh well, more time with the clear and more esthetic retainers. They don't bother me at all now, but I'd imagine they're harder to clean than hawleys.
by ripchord
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 2 year brace is off!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

I'm really surprised that being debanded was painful for you. Having really sensitive teeth isn't uncommon, but personally, I think you should get it checked out. I'm sure something can be done about it.

Anyways, your teeth look wonderful! What a difference!
by ripchord
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: WARNING bad teeth.
Replies: 5
Views: 2789

I would have to say maybe it's stained glue or possibly buildup. I got some buildup in the same area from not being able to reach it properly with braces, but it was white like tartar. I can also still feel some glue on my teeth, but I'm going in for a cleaning as well to get it removed. Good luck w...
by ripchord
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: After and Before Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 2680

Wow, impressive change, PfectPitch! I agree with jenjen on your bite. It's perfect! I had a deep bite as well and it is so much more comfortable to bite down now that it's fixed.
by ripchord
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My teeth have been freed!
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

Thanks Kristiana and PfectPitch. Kristiana, I didn't get a gingivectomy yet. My mom advised me to wait until I'm a bit older to make that decision and I think my teeth look decently longer without braces. I can wait a couple years :) I will definitely be wearing my retainers! I've never had them out...
by ripchord
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ripchord's braces story- month 22
Replies: 131
Views: 31702

Thanks melissa :D

'm liking them so far. I have four days left of them.
by ripchord
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: XxNecraxX's Braces Story - 4 Month Update Pg 14 w/Pics!!!!!!
Replies: 304
Views: 75668

It really depends on the case/orthodontist on whether the elastics are a sign of getting them off soon. Usually orthodontists sort out the bite with elastics after everything is straightened out, which seems to be the case for you. After that they'll do some minor adjustments then you're done. It se...
by ripchord
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Chastity's Braces Story - Updated on September 30 with Pics!
Replies: 93
Views: 37494

Hi Chastity! Your teeth look really nice. How strange that you had a damaged bracket. I've never heard of that happening. Good thing you caught it! Now that gap can close up :D