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by MrsCharisma
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 months progress pic - diastema? What diastema?
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: 3 months progress pic - diastema? What diastema?

Congrats!! I also started out with a pretty large (5mm) diastema. Didn't hate it but was happy to see it go.

Can't wait to see you all finished!
by MrsCharisma
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth crooked after adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: Teeth crooked after adjustment

The path to straight teeth is not straight!

Sorry! :)

I had moments were things were definitely a little "wonky" but then it just works. Sometimes they have to make it "worse" to get some tooth to do what they need it to do; and then they can "correct".
by MrsCharisma
Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 590720

Re: Lig colours (colors)

I got a pretty blue this time. I might go for top and bottom colored ligs my last few weeks of treatment! :-*
by MrsCharisma
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress
Replies: 124
Views: 13303

Re: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress

Thank you!!!

One of my "friends" always comments on my closing my gap. Uhmm. It's more than that, thanks!

My teeth are making me super happy right now!
by MrsCharisma
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainer impressions
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: Retainer impressions

Like gramma2xander, I will get impressions done on one visit and then come back in ~3 weeks to have braces removed and receive retainers. You should ask your ortho what s/he does. Seems like it varies widely! Also, because of my diastema, I am getting an upper fixed retainer and then Essix. Last tim...
by MrsCharisma
Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress
Replies: 124
Views: 13303

Re: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress

Before and Month 19 (edited to say: There's not really a midline difference - trust me! I've asked and double and triple checked!! :) It's the way I smile; I sort of slant my mouth.
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I am getting VERY excited to see my un-braced teeth! :-* :lol:
by MrsCharisma
Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress
Replies: 124
Views: 13303

Re: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress

I want to KT!!! I want to force the issue so badly! Like, okay...I'm done!

I think September will be it. Gah. I don't know! LOL!
by MrsCharisma
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces tightened 1st time....OUCH!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 5017

Re: braces tightened 1st time....OUCH!!!

Also confused when I hear "tightened".

In general; I have had varying degrees of pressure, pain and discomfort over the last almost 18 months. It seems pretty unpredictable too! Here's hoping things improve quickly!
by MrsCharisma
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What will your celebration be?
Replies: 20
Views: 1348

Re: What will your celebration be?

My biggest celebration will probably be me jumping up and down about my nighttime cleaning routine not being a 20 minute episode!!! :-)

Does anyone else put music on while they floss, waterpik, brush, etc?!?
by MrsCharisma
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie question: Teeth moving pretty fast!?
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Newbie question: Teeth moving pretty fast!?

What I've learned from orthodontics...

Have low expectations.

Seriously. My ortho has been happy with my alignment and bite since around March. We are trying to move one stupid, unresponsive tooth!
by MrsCharisma
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What will your celebration be?
Replies: 20
Views: 1348

Re: What will your celebration be?

Ha! I immediately thought "teeth are not scissors!!!" Lol!
by MrsCharisma
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What will your celebration be?
Replies: 20
Views: 1348

Re: What will your celebration be?

I've eaten popcorn since about month 6 :shock: lol!

I think my celebration will be a good ole BBQ. Ribs eaten off the bone! Corn on the cob!!!!! Biting into bread without it being gooey dough everywhere!!
by MrsCharisma
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress
Replies: 124
Views: 13303

Re: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress

I do love my ortho. He's great!

Well today we went back to the powerchain and "evaluate the space" in 4 weeks. I'm getting sad because every visit adds 2 months.

I go back in September and even if he decides that that's it, it'll be another 4 weeks minimum before they'd be removed.
by MrsCharisma
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Quick question...
Replies: 15
Views: 1161

Re: Quick question...

Another vote for - odd. I go every 4 weeks. Assistant removes ligs and calls over ortho. Ortho takes a look (bite together. Smile. Bite together) and gives direction to assistant. Assistant replaces/changes wires/ligs/etc. My ortho has ALWAYS placed my brackets. The assistant preps the tooth but my ...
by MrsCharisma
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: use only permanent retainer.
Replies: 24
Views: 2921

Re: use only permanent retainer.

Sorry to be blunt, but you want someone here to tell you that it's okay to ignore your ortho and only wear your bonded retainers. But the thing is, it isn't okay. And you really need to go and explain the problem to your ortho. People are trying to prevent you from being back here again in braces li...