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by smilehope
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Can I do it?
Replies: 534
Views: 72063

Re: Can I do it?

Hi EbonyQ, I've not written much on your thread but I am another who wishes you well. I'm the other way round to you - had lowers fitted first and just had uppers done.
Good to see your bottom set wired up - they will look beautiful when you're through!
by smilehope
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bite plate misery!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: Bite plate misery!!!

Hi, Watson. I have just finished 6 months with a bite plate. There don't seem to be a huge number of people on here who have them. The advantage I had was mine was removable, but I could only take it out for cleaning so it was there all the time. The lisp at first is horrendous, isn't it? Your tongu...
by smilehope
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Smilehope's story
Replies: 120
Views: 19170

Re: Smilehope's story

Ha ha ha Yippeeeee!!!! Bite plate gone gone gone. 6 months of yuk all behind me and now my uppers can get moving. I'm so happy after my appointment today. Ceramic uppers fitting a doddle when you know what to expect from lowers. My husband met me outside the office, we walked into town for a coffee,...
by smilehope
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Smilehope's story
Replies: 120
Views: 19170

Re: Smilehope's story

Hi all, not been here a while. I can't believe I've been braced nearly 6 months. 12-18 months to go doesn't sound nearly as bad as the 18-24 estimate I started with!! Only 5 days to go until I should lose the horrid plate but also get my upper fixed brace. Starting to get nervous - I'm so used to ea...
by smilehope
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Smilehope's story
Replies: 120
Views: 19170

Re: Smilehope's story

Thanks, Jem. Without my plate I'm biting on braces so it's a bit hard to tell how it's doing at present. I can tell the molars are closer, but you wouldn't see that in a pic. I asked my ortho if the teeth would start to move quicker because of the pressure they have had from the plate and he said no...
by smilehope
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Smilehope's story
Replies: 120
Views: 19170

Re: Smilehope's story

Ok, so went for my 3rd adjustment today, at 4.5 months. Ortho seems very pleased. When he looks at my teeth he's muttering "mm that's very good, excellent" and that sort of thing. When he changed the ligs he offered me coloured ones this time, "for summer". I chickened out and kept with silver - I w...
by smilehope
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lips sticking out?
Replies: 22
Views: 7944

Re: Lips sticking out?

Keep posting a bit more, once your name goes green you can do it
by smilehope
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite Plate (Removable)
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

Re: Bite Plate (Removable)

Hi, Angel, how's the speech coming along?
by smilehope
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Single arch treatment?
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Re: Single arch treatment?

Hi Jem, how are you doing? Have you got bite problems now?
by smilehope
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Smilehope's story
Replies: 120
Views: 19170

Re: Smilehope's story

Lip healed just in time for long rehearsal this pm and concert this evening!
by smilehope
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 48099

Re: Betsy's getting braces

Looking good, Betsybug. I wonder why your lowers are slower? Your uppers are looking lovely!
by smilehope
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Car Accident
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Car Accident

Ouch, poor you. I cut my lower lip on my braces last week - at 1cm sounds so much less worse than yours, but still my whole lip blew up instantly. I was dancing with my daughter in a ceilidh and she jumped up when I didn't. The worst bit was that I have an upper plate which needs removing to clean e...
by smilehope
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Smilehope's story
Replies: 120
Views: 19170

Re: Smilehope's story

OK guys, here's a tip for you. Don't dance with 8 year old girls. I was at a ceilidh with my daughter last night. She jumped up when I didn't. Cue a cut lip from braces which is ever so swollen ! Ooowwwwwww
by smilehope
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: up or down?
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: up or down?

Sorry I can't see the pic, but my ortho said they never pull them away from the bone
by smilehope
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Smilehope's story
Replies: 120
Views: 19170

Re: Smilehope's story

This process really is roller-coaster, isn't it? Whereas a week ago, when without my plate in my molars were starting to touch, now they don't and I'm biting on braces again. My teeth don't look like they've moved in the last week but they clearly have! As long as it is a means to an end and my uppe...