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by Andromeda
Fri May 29, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What occupations, volunteering, does person with braces do?
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. I have the same occupation now during braces as I did before I had braces and I will have the same occupation after I get them off - I am an Aerospace Engineer. I don't see how having braces would change what your job is.... am I misunderstanding your q...
by Andromeda
Fri May 29, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 years and no end in sight!
Replies: 3
Views: 994

I know several people who've had their braces for 3 or more years. I have a friend who had to have braces for 7 years and had to wear headgear and the whole bit. He has really nice teeth now... I know it must be so frustrating for you but yes there are others out there who are going through the extr...
by Andromeda
Fri May 29, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: End of treatment dragging out
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Poor you! I hope you do get them off this time around - do you feel like you're ready? Good luck x I'll keep holding on and hoping in the meantime... :roll: Hi again, SazWiz :) I only have 4 days til debanding and I really do think my teeth are alright to go ahead now. I had gone in to get one mino...
by Andromeda
Thu May 28, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Possibly getting my braces off?
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Looking at your story, it seems like we both got braces the same month/year and at the same age. That's kind of crazy that we're getting them off the same day too! Oh my gosh, that is so crazy! I do hope you get the tops off too - just bat your lashes a little at him, haha. It's probably good to ta...
by Andromeda
Thu May 28, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainers???
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

For example, the plastic ones don't allow for any small adjustments Hmm I am pretty sure they do. I actually started treatment with ceramics on top and Essix on the bottom to straighten my teeth. The Essix could be made so it actually moved my teeth and it did work. Eventually I moved and switched ...
by Andromeda
Thu May 28, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you think of your braces?
Replies: 4
Views: 934

I also think about them all the time like all day long sporadically and I am getting them off in 5 days lol. I have always thought about them a lot - I really hate braces and can't wait for them to come off - I will not miss anything when they're gone, haha.
by Andromeda
Thu May 28, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Possibly getting my braces off?
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Well I don't know - I wonder why they didn't mention the top too and specifically singled out the fact that you'd be getting the bottoms off? I would call the office and ask because for me, it would be SUCH a disappointment if I went in and found out that it was really only the lowers coming off. Bu...
by Andromeda
Wed May 27, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: sore jaw??
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Yes definitely - especially in the lower jaw... it goes away tho so don't worry too much.
by Andromeda
Wed May 27, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainers???
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

For example, the plastic ones don't allow for any small adjustments Hmm I am pretty sure they do. I actually started treatment with ceramics on top and Essix on the bottom to straighten my teeth. The Essix could be made so it actually moved my teeth and it did work. Eventually I moved and switched ...
by Andromeda
Tue May 26, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having a "talk" with my orthodontist
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Hi uncdl, I read this before and wasn't going to post because I don't really have many answers for you but I saw that no one has posted back to you so far so I didn't want you to feel like no one was interested. I know that I had a slight open bite - my two front teeth just barely overlapped my lowe...
by Andromeda
Tue May 26, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Question about tooth movement after molds for retainer made.
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Sorry I don't have an answer for you but I have always wondered about this. Many orthos will take the molds a few weeks ahead of time and then continue to make adjustments, but that makes no sense to me because it seems like the retainers would move your teeth back to the less desirable position... ...
by Andromeda
Mon May 25, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why are my Brackets colored?
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

Is it just like a little dot on the actual bracket? My brackets had those little colored dots at first but they come off after a few times brushing your teeth. I think they are just there to help the ortho with placement and stuff.
by Andromeda
Mon May 25, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does my slant look any better to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 4548

Thanks so much everyone!!! Yes I am much happier now with them - I was a little worried there for a while but I think it's much better now :) And pearls - I hope your holiday is amazing and I really hope you can get internet access once in a while during your time here in the States!! Only 8 days le...
by Andromeda
Mon May 25, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What if you HAVE to get your braces removed?
Replies: 3
Views: 867

I agree with the above posters. I'm sure there are many good orthodontists in Europe - where in Europe are you moving to? But yea if you can, transferring your case to another ortho is probably your best bet.
by Andromeda
Sun May 24, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: de-bracing anxiety/are they really ready?
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Hmmm, so your not supposed to be able to do that? I don't even care. I just want these things off. Amen, Allisun- Hooray for June debandings! http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs12/i/2006/302/c/6/_dance__redesign_by_Chimpantalones.gif Haha I second that, beachbum!! I just want these things off lol. I have...