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by BracketRacket
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50605

Re: BracketRacket's story

Soooo.....a few more days until the three-year mark! Oy...haha! In some ways, I can't believe the surgery was more than three years ago, and in others, it seems like forever. I finally had the baby premolar removed late last year (so I guess almost a year ago -- wow!) Since then, we've been through ...
by BracketRacket
Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50605

Re: BracketRacket's story

Whoa....two years already?!?!
:huh:

:GapToothed: :GapToothed: :GapToothed:
by BracketRacket
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50605

Re: BracketRacket's story

Yeah, I can imagine how frustrating that must have been! Hopefully it's smooth sailing from now on!
by BracketRacket
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50605

Re: BracketRacket's story

Too funny! I feel like we should leave secret messages! :-*
I'm still battling the extra space, it tends to move around between my front teeth, the lateral incisors, etc -- someday it'll go away! :lol:
by BracketRacket
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50605

Re: BracketRacket's story

Wow, it's been awhile! Still braced (yay!). Just had an adjustment today. The bottom is looking pretty good, extraction gap is long gone.....but, have a new ginormous one on top -- my baby tooth finally bit the dust, had it extracted last month. So that'll be another long process, we're trying to mo...
by BracketRacket
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Can I go on roller coaster 2 months post op sarpe?
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Re: Can I go on roller coaster 2 months post op sarpe?

When I asked my surgeon if it was OK to go on roller coasters, he looked at me like I was crazy, and was like "of course!" Granted, this was well more than two months post-op! I have ridden many coasters since, and had no issues. If I were you, I'd check with your surgeon, though, just to be safe!
by BracketRacket
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchain ow (and not of the usual variety!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Powerchain ow (and not of the usual variety!)

So I have even more to look forward to? Yippeee! :lol:
Thanks -- trying to keep it waxed, but it's a challenge. I'll let you know if I get any enligtenment!
by BracketRacket
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50605

Re: BracketRacket's story

So I was wrong when I said ow last week. This week OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! I've been pretty miserable since Wednesday. On that fateful day, the "fake tooth" was removed, and I got a powerchain between the right lateral incisor and the remaining central. I got a wire on the bottom (ha...
by BracketRacket
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchain ow (and not of the usual variety!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Powerchain ow (and not of the usual variety!)

So, I had a lower central incisor extracted, and the fake tooth bonding was just removed so that we can start closing the gap. I have a powerchain from the lateral incisor to the remaining central. It's three loops long, one hooked around each tooth and one in the middle just kind of hanging out. Th...
by BracketRacket
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50605

Re: BracketRacket's story

Ouch! :-+
by BracketRacket
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50605

Re: BracketRacket's story

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab148/BracketRacket/Teeth7-31.jpg So I'm going through one of my "my teeth are so gross, ugh" modes. One day... So, I had the extraction. Had the lovely extraction gap for, oh, one day, then my ortho made me a fakey (red arrow) -- it even has its own bracket. The ...
by BracketRacket
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should she get a palletal expander or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Re: Should she get a palletal expander or not?

forsus is really not less invasive than an expander
by BracketRacket
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE picture progress.. I still hate this gap 4 month later
Replies: 46
Views: 9594

Re: SARPE picture progress.. I still hate this gap 4 month l

You had a bone-borne expander! You are the first (other!) person I've seen with one! Check out my story (click link in my signature) if you want to see my pics. My gap closed a lot on its own before I got the top braces, but you'll get there, I promise! Roughly a year later, the gap between my front...
by BracketRacket
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50605

Re: BracketRacket's story

Thanks opera^gal. Getting nervous...two days to go. Here are some pics taken today, haven't posted pics in months! You can see the bottom, the right central incisor, (on right in pic) is the one who's time in this world is nearly up. Will try to get a sharper pic, but you can see the bottom row have...
by BracketRacket
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BracketRacket's story
Replies: 131
Views: 50605

Re: BracketRacket's story

Yeah, he's going to close the gap -- he said it came down to four premolars or the incisor! I wasn't quite expecting it with the surgery (SARPE), but can't avoid it, I guess! My extraction is scheduled for 6/22 in the morning. They are planning to use IV sedation -- don't know if it's really necessa...