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by catgyrl
Sun May 02, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clipping of the wires..
Replies: 11
Views: 5919

The thing about it is that there is not even enough to bend. The wire comes out the back of the bracket and they literally take wire cutter tool to cut it off. Its not sticking out far at all, but is razor sharp. When I stick my finger in there to like clear out food when eating or anything, it wil...
by catgyrl
Sun May 02, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clipping of the wires..
Replies: 11
Views: 5919

Try asking them if they can twist the end of it in the opposite direction, like more towards the front. I am not fully wired yet, so I have wires that don't go all the way back, and the tech just bent the wire in sort of a "U" shape back towards the front of the tooth. It sticks out a bit now becaus...
by catgyrl
Sat May 01, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162335

[size=18]Okay, I am officially one tooth less today.[/size]

All done! All my worry and anxiety were all for nothing (as usual). Doc looked at my xray and my teeth and said, “Oh, this should be a piece of cake.” He also said that as long as I had some ibuprofen at home, that should be all I need for pain, as this is a pretty straight-forward extraction. So, n...
by catgyrl
Sat May 01, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Mimi31's story
Replies: 10
Views: 3428

That's the spirit, Mimi! I'm finding that in all actuality, people DO NOT give a hoot whether or not you have braces. I've made comments here and there to people who don't know I have them, and when I point them out, the reaction I get is mainly, "Oh..." and that's it! No questions, no comments. The...
by catgyrl
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162335

loradora wrote:May your molar meet my #25 tooth in the hereafter. I miss you 25. :(
Amen....
by catgyrl
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162335

You have beautiful colored teeth :) Thank you. I had to read your comment a couple of times to make sure I read it correctly. I hope you meant that my teeth were a nice "white-ish" color... right? I was going to be a smart aleck and ask you "What color?" They're really not white - I think it's the ...
by catgyrl
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162335

WEEK 3: SO LONG... FAREWELL... No, I'm not leaving on a vacation... or taking a break from the ArchWired boards... I am bidding a fond adeiu and Aloha to a very special friend. She's been with me for a good 30+ years, and will be leaving this world a mere 25 hours from now. Please join me in biddin...
by catgyrl
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: HeyBuckey!'s Story
Replies: 423
Views: 103895

Aloha, HeyBuckey! I spent the longest time at work yesterday reading your thread, and enjoyed it immensely. I am a fellow “Buckey”, as you can see from the pics in my story. Your post describing your extraction day was very timely, as I’m scheduled to get MY top-left premolar extracted tomorrow morn...
by catgyrl
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162335

Great! As long as you can feel things, progress is being made. Can you imagine what it would feel like if the wires weren't moving so slowly? You'd be sitting in the middle of work when all of a sudden your tooth moved into its proper place and, "OWWW!!!!" and various other curses would come out... ...
by catgyrl
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162335

have you already noticed movement? Hey Cosmo- Well, I've definitely FELT movement, that's for sure - complete with wiggly teeth and cracking sounds; mostly on the bottom front teeth. Those 6 are probably the most crooked in my whole mouth, and even so, they're not THAT crooked that I'd notice any i...
by catgyrl
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Grampa in Braces - LARRYBOY56's Journey
Replies: 31
Views: 8804

Larry- I replied to your question re: molar bands in my story thread. I will reiterate what you said that it's the anticipation and waiting that is the worst. Once you have your consult and have your questions answered (which may bring up 100 more questions later), you'll feel a bit more at ease. I'...
by catgyrl
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162335

Cathy, You responded to my other thread ("Grampa in Braces"). Thank you. Can you tell me how many bands you ended up with (or will end up with?). I have lots of molar crowns and I am wondering if they will be shoving the spacers between all of those? Sounds like you have had a time with the spacers...
by catgyrl
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about brackets
Replies: 1
Views: 911

You may want to give them a call and check. They may not want to put elastics on a freshly bonded bracket, so that might delay it a bit. Then again, if they can fit you in to re-bond it, and then you go in for your regular appointment later, it may be fine. All depends, but it's best to let them kno...
by catgyrl
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 162335

Shoot - my "normal smile" pic is missing. Here it is:

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I can really see here how "off" my midline is. It isn't even close the center of my top lip. haha
by catgyrl
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BraceFace1109
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Welcome from me, too! BracketRacket is right - we're all in the same boat. Shoot - I'm 42 and have never been told I needed braces. I've only had 3 dentists in my whole life (2 from childhood through my late 30's), and not one of them ever mentioned braces. I was advised to get my wisdoms pulled abo...