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by starfish88
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Wednedsay!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Braces Wednedsay!!!

Don't be worried if you have regrets. A lot of us did. When braces first go on and they feel so big and uncomfortable! It won't last, as soon as you start seeing movement you'll be so glad you did it!
by starfish88
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Opting for braces instead of Invisalign
Replies: 33
Views: 2334

Re: Opting for braces instead of Invisalign

I planned on invisalign but the more I read about it the more it put me off. I didn't think the invisibility was that great when attatchments were added and I have heard that people struggle in the first few days getting the trays in and out and as a dental phobic I was worried I would get in too mu...
by starfish88
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starfish's braces
Replies: 146
Views: 25146

Re: Starfish's braces

Wow! the first few weeks of braces went so slowly while I was getting used to them, then I sort of forgot about them and life continued as normal at a normal pace. But the last week and a bit has gone so slowly! No one warned me how slowly time would pass waiting for my braces to come off! Part of w...
by starfish88
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it OK to settle for less than perfect?
Replies: 39
Views: 4198

Re: Is it OK to settle for less than perfect?

I have to say that since braces I notice imperfections in other peoples teeth a lot more! Maybe because my mind is on teeth more and I know whats normal and whats not! That said minor imperfections as long as they arent doing you any harm (TMJ disorders or wear etc)I think are great and add characte...
by starfish88
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can braces really broaden your smile?
Replies: 11
Views: 2972

Re: can braces really broaden your smile?

I dont know if I had a crossbite. I know that both my uppers and lowers tipped in (uppers much more so) which may have been a factor, so my bite was terrible. My ortho is wonderful but he's often so busy I dont get a chance to ask as many questions as I want. That added to the fact I was so dental-p...
by starfish88
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: final wire!
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: final wire!

Me neither! I was told that I would be getting my last wire at the following appointment but then my ortho decided I didn't need that wire afterall. I think it was a wire he could bend to do some tweaking but he repositioned a couple of brackets instead and that fixed it without the last wire. It ju...
by starfish88
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can braces really broaden your smile?
Replies: 11
Views: 2972

Re: can braces really broaden your smile?

Yes! Check out my journal thread! I refused SARPE but got an amazing result anyway! Will post a pic for you after me debanding on Weds!
by starfish88
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 days to go...what do you think?
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: 6 days to go...what do you think?

Wow! Beautiful arches now. :D Your bite looks more comfortable too. It's crazy how much more comfortable it is. I had no idea all the back teeth were meant to meet! And the difference it makes to my jaw joints not to have to hold my bottom jaw 12mm forward to bite into something! I probably had TMJ...
by starfish88
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TOMORROW
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: TOMORROW

Your braces look great! How are they feeling? Did your ortho give you a goody bag with wax etc?
by starfish88
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 days to go...what do you think?
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: 6 days to go...what do you think?

Thanks! I can't wait to get the braces off...my teeth need a good clean...Its so gross where I couldn't clean behind the powerchain!
by starfish88
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starfish's braces
Replies: 146
Views: 25146

Re: Starfish's braces

Here we are with less than a week to go! Gosh my teeth need a good clean!
by starfish88
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 days to go...what do you think?
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: 6 days to go...what do you think?

Crazy...it was only when I saw those pictures side by side that I realised how much change has happened!
by starfish88
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 days to go...what do you think?
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

6 days to go...what do you think?

Less than a week to go to my de-brace day and this is what my teeth look like. What do you think? Remember that because I refused surgery this is a less than perfect end result...apparently.
by starfish88
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 41329

Re: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)

Looking great! Can't be too much longer now!
by starfish88
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Starfish's braces
Replies: 146
Views: 25146

Re: Starfish's braces

I have had elastics but they werent to widen my arch, they were class II to bring my bottom jaw forward. My arch was widened by the wires alone. A lot of the widening has come from tipping the teeth straight from where they were (tipping into my mouth) but I feel like there has been some actual expa...