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by Andromeda
Sun May 17, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does my slant look any better to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 4555

Thanks for the inputs so far - I'm really glad to have your opinions. I guess it has improved some but yea I think there is definitely room for more improvement so I will just keep up with elastics wear and hopefully they'll keep on moving :) Pearls - I REALLY hope things work out for you tomorrow a...
by Andromeda
Sun May 17, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does my slant look any better to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 4555

Does my slant look any better to you?

Last month I had elastics on my left side to bring my bite closed more and not on my right side because it wasn't ready yet. The left side showed drastic improvement literally overnight, but that led to my teeth looking slanted since the left side was more closed than the right, like so: http://i601...
by Andromeda
Sat May 16, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long is the debanding process?
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

I had ceramic brackets removed from my teeth last year when my new ortho wanted to put his own type of brackets on and it still only took like 20 minutes including scraping all the glue off and stuff.
by Andromeda
Sat May 16, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My road to straight teeth - updated 03-Dec-08 *PICS on p.7*
Replies: 140
Views: 53184

Hi Danish! That is excellent news that the turbo bites have worked for you!!! It sounds like you are well on your way and hopefully will be able to stick to your tentative debanding date; that is really exciting :D I am SO excited for mine haha. Although now that it's been moved up, I feel like time...
by Andromeda
Fri May 15, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clear Wire Question
Replies: 16
Views: 6562

When I first got braces I asked about the tooth colored wire and he hadn't seen them before but he said he'd check into it for me. He had no problem finding it and ordering it for me - no extra charge. Then I moved across the country so I had to get a new ortho and he only uses a specific type of br...
by Andromeda
Fri May 15, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Buttons!!
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Yea I remember posting in that thread on this topic not too long ago. I had the buttons and I talk about it there :)
by Andromeda
Fri May 15, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confused and venting
Replies: 17
Views: 2681

It sounds like the male ortho is the better choice here - but that's just my opinion. I don't really like how the female ortho didn't have time to look at your records at your initial consult in which she only spent 4 minutes with you. Normally orthos will spend a good bit of time with you on a cons...
by Andromeda
Fri May 15, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Blake24 - Braces Story
Replies: 62
Views: 19715

Wow TWO sizes bigger?! Hope your teeth arent *too* sore... but that is actually really awesome that you weren't due for another wire for a month and a half and you got it now - that should be speeding your progress right along! Let us know how it's going :)
by Andromeda
Thu May 14, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Have my debonding date
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Sweet :) Sorry to hear he couldn't fit you in sooner but hopefully this will be your last time in braces and your retainers will do the job right this time. Id think since you are done growing, it should be a lot easier this time. Good luck on debanding day!
by Andromeda
Thu May 14, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: teeth shape
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Hi jjjmac, I have the same shape teeth you are describing and know how u feel. I wish they were all square and similar sizes but nope. Im due to get the braces off in 3 weeks so Im gonna wait and see how they look before doing anything. My ortho said I could get bonding material added to them esp. t...
by Andromeda
Thu May 14, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Blake24 - Braces Story
Replies: 62
Views: 19715

Ok good haha, glad I am not repeating myself to you :) Anyway, yea if they give you a larger wire I think maybe it would still be a good idea to ask them to leave a tiny bit at the end and then bend it. And if they say you need to stay at your current wire size, maybe they could give you a new wire ...
by Andromeda
Thu May 14, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Blake24 - Braces Story
Replies: 62
Views: 19715

I feel like I posted this before but don't remember who it was to... Sorry if it was you and Im repeating myself but can't they bend the end of your wire so it can't pop out? They do that for me so if it gets too long it won't poke me and it also can't fit through the bracket to come out if its got ...
by Andromeda
Thu May 14, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jenny101101's Story**8 month UPDATE~ pics-Pg.16**
Replies: 270
Views: 64372

Hi! I just wanted to comment on how your one front tooth is longer than the other. My left front tooth is a little uneven from wear so my ortho purposely made it longer. He said when I get my braces off, he will file it down to be smooth on the edge and since its a bit longer now, it will wind up th...
by Andromeda
Thu May 14, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces: when do you get used to them?
Replies: 16
Views: 6507

I am getting mine off in 3 weeks and I did get used to the pretty much constant pain and discomfort but that does not mean I didn't still think about them. I think about them all the time like all day long. I can always feel them there and am aware of them all the time - they do not feel like "part ...
by Andromeda
Thu May 14, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long is the debanding process?
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

I have an appointment to get mine off in 3 weeks and they scheduled it for 45 minutes. I think they are planning on doing retainer molds and photos in that time as well because I go back 2 hours later to pick up my retainer and I've already had my last adjustment so theres no other time for molds. I...