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by lau
Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Hey there brace world, so I've reached the 12 month mark. Should have a few months to go (I hope) and so I feel like it should be downhill from here, as a wise fellow Braceface pointed out recently. The gap still hasnt closed BUT the good news is I have been placed on the rectangular wires- that hur...
by lau
Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: braceface74 story with pics
Replies: 115
Views: 19227

Re: braceface74 story with pics

wow! amazing progress!!!! your bottom is done and your top are well on their way-
congrats- you should be very proud

all the bes
by lau
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Hi braceface2010- my ortho is still having me alternate between class III and class II elastics. They did both top and bottom ipr so I wouldnt get a class III. One of my gaps reopened :-( but i'll have to wait 2 more weeks till next appt This process is taking long- and once it closes only THEN i'll...
by lau
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

hey anyone out there reading my forum- so here i am in my 11th month, cannot believe its been this long with metal mouth! yikes :frogbraces: I went for my 4 week adjustment and they changed my ligs and my chains- only that the next day i ate hot dog with mustard - so my new clear chains look APPLE G...
by lau
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

hey BF2010- i have been reading about midlines for a year and each ortho takes a different approach. Mine was to do IPR top and bottom and wear chains on the top on one side to pull the teeth. if i was you i would bring it up on the next visit and see what he says. my dr wanted to remove 3 of my tee...
by lau
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Hey braces world, I cannot believe that it has been 10 months already. so here goes my photo update. still wearing the elastics V shape to close the bottom ipr gaps. So far i only had one IPR session on 4 teeth which was 8 weeks ago, most has closed up. the one on top is very noticeable but the orth...
by lau
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

hey there, fellow metal mouths- just got back from my 2 week vacation, I've been very lazy and didnt floss. I am being such a rebel! anyway so here is my belated 9 month pic with the new gaps and powerchains (first ones so far), supposedly they need to do more IPR still but they did quite a bit. The...
by lau
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Ok quick update: i went to the adjustment and talked to the ortho. Even showed her my pics from 5 years ago to show her how my midline has moved now that my teeth are straight. My dental assistant was super nice he said they want me to be happy with the results so i had the IPR done top and bottom. ...
by lau
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Thanks Jem!! The removal of the tooth happened when i was 11, the ortho at that time said to my mom the overcrowding would be solved but after 25 years it is now a problem. My current ortho always wanted to center the midline but i was fine with it being a bit off, but now that i see what 5 mm mean ...
by lau
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Noni's braces story
Replies: 49
Views: 14308

Re: Noni's braces story

Noni, i am the same as you- i dispise this metal so bad!
but you're looking good!! Your teeth will look perfect when you are done.
hope your TMJ pain subsides soon.
by lau
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Hey Noni- thanks for dropping by and for your positive comments- they are much appreciated! :mrgreen: your comment about the elastics is spot on, this is what i thought too- the problem is that i have overcrowding. also i am missing a tooth on my left side (it was taken out when i was 11, i know can...
by lau
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 93504

Re: Bye Bye Vampire Fangs... Hello Spaghetti Face!!!

VERY inspiring! thanks for checking back with us!!
by lau
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

update for month 8: no changes from last month. I go to the next adjustment on June 21 before my 2 week vacay- In the picture below I have added my smiles in 2005, 2007 and 2011 to compare to what i look like now. I think the ortho definitely improved by bottom teeth except my bite is a Class I but ...
by lau
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Here's to the next 913 days! *With Pics!*
Replies: 48
Views: 9344

Re: Here's to the next 913 days! *With Pics!*

wow! great job-
by lau
Wed May 30, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My progress with ceramic braces
Replies: 21
Views: 17143

Re: My progress with ceramic braces

amazing!!! you are looking great :-*