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by elpi
Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Martin Boyce Story - NEW PICS - 7th ADJUSTMENT TODAY
Replies: 368
Views: 80683

I don't get on here much these days but interesting to see where your teeth are at Martin. I'm in a similar boat, one gap has closed, 3 haven't. I've had elastics for the last few weeks and at the last visit my ortho said to wear two on on side and one on the other, which felt rather odd at first, b...
by elpi
Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: elpi's toothie adventures - got my wisdoms braced...ouch!
Replies: 87
Views: 23708

Well I went for my fourth adjustment on Thursday and the ortho said I was ready to move up a wire, which means that he could put brackets on my wisdom teeth and brace them too, yay!. He didn't want to brace them earlier with the thinner wire cos he thought the span from each of them is so large to t...
by elpi
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Martin Boyce Story - NEW PICS - 7th ADJUSTMENT TODAY
Replies: 368
Views: 80683

wow, your lateral incisor is barely recognisable! cool :)

I had to laugh at your dog with a chew toy analogy, my hubbie says sometimes with braces I eat like an otter eating fish!!! :lol:
by elpi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Unhappy teeth's story- Updated with photos (page 5)
Replies: 68
Views: 18108

wow your teeth look amazing I didn't know that linguals could work that fast!
by elpi
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: elpi's toothie adventures - got my wisdoms braced...ouch!
Replies: 87
Views: 23708

Hehe thanks for the unexpected flurry of lovely comments people! It's easy to lose sight of the fact that my teeth have changed a lot when I'm focusing on how they've done very little in the last couple of months. Yep bracedagain it has been about a month since my last adjustment, I'm not noticing a...
by elpi
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Martin Boyce Story - NEW PICS - 7th ADJUSTMENT TODAY
Replies: 368
Views: 80683

ELPI I like yourself have thrown myself into a fitness regime, hell bent on being in the shape of my life when the braces come off. Im 82kg at current, i wanna be 90-100 and lean with it by summer of next year. We'll have to show gym progress photos too :) If you click my profile pic on facebook th...
by elpi
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: elpi's toothie adventures - got my wisdoms braced...ouch!
Replies: 87
Views: 23708

Here are some snaps to update my progress... or lack thereof! I went for alternate pink ligs on the bottom, except the large powerchain rather spoilt the sequence (I'd have asked for all pink had I know I was getting one - but no matter) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2828786236_aeebf37c4c_m.jp...
by elpi
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: elpi's toothie adventures - got my wisdoms braced...ouch!
Replies: 87
Views: 23708

Thanks for the comments all of you, they're much appreciated! I had my adjustment today and was all psyched up for getting my wisdom teeth braced only to be told "it looks like we'll be able to brace your back teeth next visit"....He seemed very busy in the surgery today and a little brusque compare...
by elpi
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Martin Boyce Story - NEW PICS - 7th ADJUSTMENT TODAY
Replies: 368
Views: 80683

Thanks Martin :) I can totally relate to getting a bit fed up with braces and needing to distract yourself. It's such a passive and boring thing waiting for teeth to move once they've done the intial exciting bit! I've gone mad on exercise too, cos getting fitter seems much more satisfying cos at le...
by elpi
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SK's 2 month pics 23/10 - 1st adjustment and lowers on!
Replies: 84
Views: 31990

Hey SK, looking good, it's nice to see things starting to round out! Glad you can still eat, I felt quite weak the first couple of weeks because I struggled so. I wouldn't worry too much about staining the silver ligs, even when I ate a tonne of curry they only went faintly metallic green and it did...
by elpi
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Honestly, do you brush after EVERY single meal?
Replies: 25
Views: 7573

Re: Woah, your ortho said you didn't have to floss?

Your ortho said you didn't have to floss? What was his reason for that? I ask, because I haven't been flossing and feel nervous about it. But the whole flossing ordeal just drives me crazy right now!!! I think in the UK dentists are not so pro-flossing as over in the US, they seem to accept that it...
by elpi
Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SK's 2 month pics 23/10 - 1st adjustment and lowers on!
Replies: 84
Views: 31990

Just come back off hols! wowee SK they're on and yes rather similar to me. I hope eating hasn't become too painful, I really struggled in the first couple of weeks. Have you got a date set for the lower arch? Reading your banding post reminded me that I'm getting my wisdoms braced on the 3rd Septemb...
by elpi
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Honestly, do you brush after EVERY single meal?
Replies: 25
Views: 7573

No I don't brush after every meal either. I do proper brushes morning and night and usually a quick brush once or twice in the day and I never floss at all since I got my braces cos my orthodontist and hygienist said it was okay not to. I do avoid soda totally and sugary foods / fruit juices for the...
by elpi
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Martin Boyce Story - NEW PICS - 7th ADJUSTMENT TODAY
Replies: 368
Views: 80683

Sounds like you've had it a bit tough there Martin :( hope the pain subsides soon and you can get your wayward tooth attached on the next adjustment. I know it sounds daft of me but I'm really looking forward to seeing it get in line, I bet it could be quite dramatic! make sure you get some pics whe...
by elpi
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: elpi's toothie adventures - got my wisdoms braced...ouch!
Replies: 87
Views: 23708

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