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by Happy2Smile
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Happy2Smile's Story
Replies: 15
Views: 6325

by Happy2Smile
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Happy2Smile's Story
Replies: 15
Views: 6325

Happy2Smile's Story

I was hoping the pictures would show up right away! That is why I am trying again. Okay so here are some before! Although I do have expander in! http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/8011/bpalatalexpanderteethb4.th.jpg http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8707/bpalatalexpander002.th.jpg http://img299.ima...
by Happy2Smile
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Happy2Smile's Story
Replies: 15
Views: 6325

Happy2Smilie's story

Here are some photos of what my teeth looked like before, and some current photos! http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8707/bpalatalexpander002.jpg http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/8011/bpalatalexpanderteethb4.jpg http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8011/bpalatalexpanderteethb4.jpg http://img543.ima...
by Happy2Smile
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Happy2Smile's Story
Replies: 15
Views: 6325

Happy2Smile's story

I love the emoticons! :D I think the only thing I forgot to say is that the process is supposed to take 3 to 4 years. :shock: Seems like a long time, but I am sure, I will be done before I know it!
by Happy2Smile
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Happy2Smile's Story
Replies: 15
Views: 6325

Happy2Smile's Story

I am reposting my story in the our braces story section, because I was encouraged to do so, as it might be easier to find. I also had this all typed out once and thought I submitted it but must not have went through . :? I have been ashamed of my smile for a very long time. :cry: In 2004, I did ort...
by Happy2Smile
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Happy2Smile's story
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

I am totally excited hal2me! So then to continue on my story, June 8th I got spacers put in and June 10th I had the expander put in. The hardest thing for me at first was trying to figure out how to swallow my spit! I ate soft foods for awhile (lots of mashed potatoes), but gradually got used to eat...
by Happy2Smile
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Palatal Expanders
Replies: 69
Views: 35586

Junkee wrote "After i was done turning my ortho said i could have it taken out. In total, i wore it for 3 months" I am surprised that you were able to take it out so soon after being done turning. Once I am done turning I will still have to wear the palatal expander to make sure everything is stabl...
by Happy2Smile
Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Happy2Smile's story
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Happy2Smile's story

I have been ashamed of my smile for a very long time. :cry: In 2004, I did ortho-records and went for my consult. The first step was to get my bottom wisdom teeth cut out since they were impacted, and not able to come up, because I did not have enough space. It was then discussed for my over-bite. T...
by Happy2Smile
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Palatal Expanders
Replies: 69
Views: 35586

Happy2Smile wrote: I think it would be encouraging to see more before and after photos of those who have had sucess with palatal expanders without surgery, and those with, but especially those without. Thank you to those who have responded and posted links to see their before and after photos. It i...
by Happy2Smile
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Palatal Expanders
Replies: 69
Views: 35586

Before and after pictures palatal expanders

I think it would be encouraging to see more before and after photos of those who have had sucess with palatal expanders without surgery, and those with, but especially those without.
by Happy2Smile
Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Palatal Expanders
Replies: 69
Views: 35586

palatal expander

I am 38 years old and I have wanted to fix my teeth since second grade. I am now finally in the process, which is totally exciting. :D When I went for my consult, in May 2010, to my dismay I was told that I would need to have a palatal expander. My dentist wanted to try first without surgery, but wa...