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by PuppySmiles
Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Initial wire
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Absolutely! Interested is awesome.
(Or, if you've seen that movie with Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari, you know that "Interested is InterestING!")
I think it's really cool to know the specifics. After all, this is stuff we're wearing in our mouths!
by PuppySmiles
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Initial wire
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Say, I know that ArchWired peeps are generally more informed than the average orthodontic patient, but what gives?
Did you guys just ask the ortho, "Hey! EXACTLY what kind of wire will we be starting with?"
Or was that information they gave you without being asked?
by PuppySmiles
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I ask my ortho about this?
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Switch's advice sounds pretty reasonable - your bite is going to be fixed with surgery, right? So for now rest wherever you are comfortable.
by PuppySmiles
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braced 2nd time (PICS)
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Adorable lig colors!
by PuppySmiles
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Teeth Shifting? [[PICS]]
Replies: 15
Views: 7466

Aww, no fair. You've been good, too!

Ah well, it could be worse. My Dad likes to scare people with his braces experience back in the day: he had his on for 12 years total. Eight years, and then four.

WOW, so glad it's no longer the '60's!
by PuppySmiles
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My bracing adventure - past my 1st adjustment, lots of pics
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Your teeth made a POPPING NOISE?!?
How disconcerting!
I'm kind of jealous; my progress is never so dramatic that it makes itself heard!
What if you are awakened in the night by a loud, boi-oi-oingg! And you rise to find your teeth have magically assumed their desired positions?
by PuppySmiles
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My bracing adventure - past my 1st adjustment, lots of pics
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Why, hello Lenoreo!

You've made lovely progress already. :)
by PuppySmiles
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: padlake's story - update: one week later
Replies: 6
Views: 1513

Welcome, and congrats on getting braced!

I'm with ya, those cheek expanders are the worst. I've never felt my mouth that dry before. . . BLECH! It's worth it though.
by PuppySmiles
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Age 23+, Maxillary expansion without surgery. Experiences?
Replies: 18
Views: 4787

Welcome to the forum! I've been told by the total of 4 orthodontists and 1 oral surgeon I consulted that maxillary expansion through non-surgical means wasn't possible past the age of about 16. I had to pass up the surgery option and just live with my weird bite as it is, unfortunately. So, if adult...
by PuppySmiles
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ligatures!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2798

FARLEY! Shame on you! I have broken the links to my own pics that I so helpfully posted.
Next time you ought to:
(a) do your own footwork; and
(b) refrain from hurling idiotic abbreviations at our Meryaten.
This isn't YouTube.
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

whoops, double-post.
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Welcome to the club!!!
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New... and I was just wondering...
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: New... and I was just wondering...

I talked to one of the ladies at the office yesterday while setting up my appointment and she said we could set up a consultation for braces and have a look at the tooth... but if I'm thinking about getting braces that there is no way that the tooth could be pulled, which was an option I was consid...
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Midline is off centered but ortho almost ready to deband
Replies: 22
Views: 8794

Thought a little levity was called for. My bad. I'm very much in agreement that we examine our changing teeth daily and find all details to be important, while others might never notice these things. However, without a way to see what it is that's bothering you, I wouldn't want to dismiss your feeli...
by PuppySmiles
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much to pay for 2nd opinion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Oh, haha. Sorry, Curiosity. I may have taken that more seriously than it was meant. 8) I'm chill now, I promise.