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by lau
Thu May 17, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this part of the progress?
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Is this part of the progress?

since my journey i have read a lot of posts that say 'it will get worse before it gets better'- and this is what they mean. In my case my teeth were really crooked so any change was good, but in case of mix straight teeth and crooked this might happen. mention it to your ortho just in case but it is...
by lau
Thu May 17, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14760

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

oh no hate when that happens! looking fwd to seeing your pics
by lau
Thu May 17, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jem's belated story
Replies: 196
Views: 37830

Re: Jem's belated story

Hey Jem! great to see you posted your story :-) :thumbsup:
here's hoping progress comes soon for you- hang in there.
by lau
Wed May 16, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Hi Klo! awesome to hear you and your friend Mr forsus are doing well! :thumbsup: Thanks about the compliment of my teeth being white. After I got the cavity filled i feel I am not doing enough to clean my teeth. I hadn't had one in many years, so i felt like I need to waterpik more. About my treatm...
by lau
Tue May 15, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Full Metal Bracket Nightmare
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Re: Full Metal Bracket Nightmare

hey Bijou22- Like everyone says IT WILL GET BETTER, and you will get used to having the braces. For me i think after 1 month, it didnt hurt anymore. the flexible wire (not sure in self litigating) is the only one who cut my cheek. after month 4 i went to a thicker wire and it never pinched again. Th...
by lau
Tue May 15, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How does rotating the teeth really work?
Replies: 29
Views: 17433

Re: How does rotating the teeth really work?

Hey metalmouth93 ! my flexible wire was put behind my thicker wire (around all of my teeth bottom and top) and then it was twisted in the back to get a tight fit and then cut. Here is the link to the picture http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/download/file.php?id=971 After 4 weeks I went to my adjustme...
by lau
Tue May 15, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Hi Jem! glad you're doing well. another coincidence - I will go to the next adjustment on June 21 as from the 25th i will be out on vacation for 2 weeks.
how's your journey treating you?
by lau
Tue May 15, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: no more white wire!
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: no more white wire!

looking good!! how much more do you have? i couldnt find your Story to see when you started.
by lau
Mon May 14, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Had an adjustment today! :pinkbraces: and the filling of a cavity :GapToothed: Everything looks good he said. he tightened and replaced my ligs. I need to go back in 6 weeks (not 4) I asked him about the position of the teeth and he said they are pretty much as they will be. I do still have the 4 mm...
by lau
Wed May 09, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: starting to lose faith in my ortho...
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: starting to lose faith in my ortho...

sorry to hear, i would feel the same as you. Noone should be wearing these ugly things longer than we need to.
Bumping this up for a more senior member to respond based on their experience.
by lau
Fri May 04, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Thanks NICURN85 and CleoAZ for accompanying my journey and the kind words!
by lau
Fri May 04, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK--This was not the plan!
Replies: 765
Views: 116094

Re: OK--This was not the plan!

great to hear Klo! So glad it feels much better and that you saw a big change. :jump:
by lau
Thu May 03, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41424

Re: Lau's Story

Happy 7th Month-niverssary to me!! here are my progress pics.
its been 20 days since they added flexible wires to my teeth to rotate them. I don't see a lot of change so i will ask them on my adjustment on the 14th.
by lau
Wed May 02, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My story
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: My story

Hey there- Welcome to the Club!
It was great to read your story. You definitely have the right attitude! This board is amazing, it really makes this journey much more pleasant (for a lack of a better word) :-)

AD: Post some 'Before" pics so we can follow your progress

All the best!
by lau
Wed May 02, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Cleo's ortho journey :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: Cleo's ortho journey :)

I can perfectly tell you how we manage at work, we just make it happen :-) LOL I think the worst part is over, when people stared at first or trying to swish around so i wont have food stuck when i eat in front of coworkers. I promise it gets much easier. Now if time would fly by, I'd be even happie...