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by BracedVeryLate
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second Adjustment/First Real Adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

NYG - my tooth was removed due to extreme crowding on the bottom. if i just got the bottom teeth straightened, they would have 'jutted' out, messing up the relationship with the top arch....
by BracedVeryLate
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catfish's Journey - updated with pics 11-7-08 (page 5)
Replies: 132
Views: 41723

Hi Catfish, Your teeth look nice and straight in this short amount of time!!! I had a similar crowded bottom arch, and I agreed to having one lower tooth pulled, because my ortho said if I didn't, my bottom teeth would jut out too far, and then the top ones would have a problem.... I should have got...
by BracedVeryLate
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Grutty's story: braced at 40 - NEW three month pics page 3
Replies: 39
Views: 10006

Hi Grutty, great progress, it looks like they have been braced for months. You have great teeth, so your smile will be perfect in the end. Yep,... spacers are nasty, I agree. I am glad I didn't read about them first. I just went into the ortho's office blindly, and thought, oh, how cute, little blue...
by BracedVeryLate
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix
Replies: 54
Views: 11054

Jenny , thanks for the comments. --------------------------------------- Well, I am 4 months into this whole endeavor. I am getting a little bored with my braces, so it's always fun to post some new photos and look at the changes.... At today's adjustment I got another new wire. It's doing its job ...
by BracedVeryLate
Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second Adjustment/First Real Adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

hi NYG, I believe we have the same gap in front. I got a small chain on the front almost immediately, and I was expecting extreme pain, but, I felt nothing. A few weeks ago, i got a longer chain put on, and once again, felt nothing. The teeth next to the gap are moving so much, I cannot believe they...
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lela's braces: 12-08 update photos
Replies: 45
Views: 13021

Lela -- You have great teeth already - and so many!!! (just jealous because i had to lose a few - wisdoms were not cooperating) With a little straightening, they will look amazing. I am 41 and have had braces for 3 months now. I am used to it (mostly). Where I live, so many people have braces, it's ...
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OzKelly - 2nd Adj - Still problems with the sliding Archwire
Replies: 21
Views: 5008

Hi Oz, your braces look great. i really should have chosen clear on top, or at least the top front 6 teeth!! Oh well! I hardly snack anymore, too much trouble cleaning the teeth. I had the absolutely worst food today - steamed broccoli. those little teeny tiny florets were everywhere. even my waterp...
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jenny101101's Story**8 month UPDATE~ pics-Pg.16**
Replies: 270
Views: 63460

Looks good Jenny, that top arch is REALLY round! Can't wait till mine look like that!!
Patricia
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The never ending story of Clo's braces
Replies: 137
Views: 103296

Clo,
sorry you are going through all this. I am sending my best thoughts your way.
I hope things get better for you soon.
take care!
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Overbite, overjet, midlines, & a clicky jaw - Ghotieyes
Replies: 79
Views: 65567

Great story ghotieyes, I just caught up with it. Your teeth look fantastic. You obviously have a lot of patience -- and I need more!! I went back and forth about extractions and I ended up getting one single lower incisor pulled. Now, it seems I have heaps of room and I honestly don't know where the...
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First time I've felt embarrassed....
Replies: 35
Views: 4315

Hi Lisa, wow, that was nasty. Honestly, I would have been caught SO off guard I wouldn't know what to say. Maybe he had a problem working that night and seeing you and your group having a fun time caused him to react that way. I usually assume that someone rude is having a bad day, week, month..... ...
by BracedVeryLate
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 60 minutes Interviews - Extractions & Orthodontics
Replies: 27
Views: 5287

um - why is everyone eating popcorn? popcorn is just about my favorite snack, but I am afraid to eat it with braces.... you rebels!!! i enjoyed reading this post for the same reason as the previous poster. i have two little children that will most likely need braces, because even their baby teeth a...
by BracedVeryLate
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bracesweden: painful brackets....
Replies: 38
Views: 8308

I think you are both talking about the little 'handle' thing on the inside of the banded tooth, on the lingual side? I believe this is how the molar band is pressed onto the tooth, and once the band is on, it's not needed. Mine were KILLING my tongue, so on my second adjustment, I had the tech bend ...
by BracedVeryLate
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jenny101101's Story**8 month UPDATE~ pics-Pg.16**
Replies: 270
Views: 63460

Hi Jenny,
happy 6 months - are you 1/4 done now?!!

Your teeth are looking great, I hadn't seen your story for a while. I try to check in every once in a while - it's so inspiring to see the photos. I am at 3 months now, so not quite a newbie, but not a veteran like you now!!
Patricia
by BracedVeryLate
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced Very Late - 6 months and counting! new pix
Replies: 54
Views: 11054

Hi I AM,
ha ha, I guess I will measure my progress in the type of seeds that can get stuck in the gap. At least I am lisping less now.

I am still shocked, one day after an adjustment and I am not in pain!! It was steak and pasta for dinner tonight!