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by isthistaken
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second guessing myself now!
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

Re: Second guessing myself now!

If you're like me, you will regret a decision if you did not fully consider it even if it was the right decision. It is not necessarily that all that time contemplating a decision yields a better result, but if it doesn't turn out you don't blame yourself for not taking your time to consider all th...
by isthistaken
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: One bracket fell off. Orthodontist says it's ok??
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: One bracket fell off. Orthodontist says it's ok??

Making it unanimous, 4 days is probably too long let alone 4 weeks, unless there is something particularly insignificant about this bracket. :Questions:
by isthistaken
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: time to fix overbite/jet w/ or w/o extractions?
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: time to fix overbite/jet w/ or w/o extractions?

My overbite and overjet plus crowding and misaligned bite are in for about 16 months, no extractions.
by isthistaken
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 7 months & seeing no difference,I think my overbite is worse
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: 7 months & seeing no difference,I think my overbite is w

Snowglobe32 wrote:I see a huge difference between the last two photos! I'm wondering what everyone else is looking at. :wink:
I believe she has shifted her lower jaw forward in that photo.
by isthistaken
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 7 months & seeing no difference,I think my overbite is worse
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: 7 months & seeing no difference,I think my overbite is w

It's hard to tell but I think I see quite a difference, especially if you look at the lips rather than just the teeth. I noticed the same difference in my own smile. Before and at the beginning of treatment my smile looked different, not the right shape, and now it has a more pleasant, curved shape ...
by isthistaken
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Twisted front teeth - Advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Twisted front teeth - Advice needed

Don't worry, they will take xrays and have a good look at how things are lining up and you will be good to go. :D
by isthistaken
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Twisted front teeth - Advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Twisted front teeth - Advice needed

Well, my teeth were not this crowded, I have some bite issues that didn't seem to raise a lot of red flags with me or my previous dentists, and still I am going to be in braces about a year and a half using some of the most modern treatment available, and the cost is in the upper single-digit thousa...
by isthistaken
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second guessing myself now!
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

Re: Second guessing myself now!

If you're like me, you will regret a decision if you did not fully consider it even if it was the right decision. It is not necessarily that all that time contemplating a decision yields a better result, but if it doesn't turn out you don't blame yourself for not taking your time to consider all the...
by isthistaken
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second guessing myself now!
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

Re: Second guessing myself now!

You should definitely consider full-term treatment if you have bite issues. I don't know anything about SMS but it doesn't sound like it would address major issues. I'm your same age and have metal traditional braces, 5 months in, maybe 10 or so to go, so a third done already--addressing crowding, o...
by isthistaken
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?
Replies: 59
Views: 5491

Re: Ladies: Do you wear lipstick?

Roses wrote:I wore red lipstick last night! Some people actually said to me that braces suited me. That was lovely to hear :) And I have the full-on metal look!
Yeah, red is the best.
by isthistaken
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dr Ellie program?
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Dr Ellie program?

Given that tea is the national drink of some areas with well-known proclivity to dental problems, I don't think that last bit helps your argument much. :?
by isthistaken
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lose weight? Gain weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 2926

Re: Lose weight? Gain weight?

papa joe, did you have build ups on your teeth, or no? great that you got back to exercising and clean eating though! I'm already afraid of too much ice cream, just because it's so easy! Not sure what you mean by build ups, i do get food stuck in there. But nothing a quick rinse or brush doesn't fi...
by isthistaken
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Photos and Braces, Hide them or Flaunt them?
Replies: 36
Views: 3414

Re: Photos and Braces, Hide them or Flaunt them?

I tend to smile more with braces, but I look awful in photos. Since I have Damons, I'm all metal, so in photos it looks like I have dark or rotten teeth. Not flattering at all! So now I either smile with my lips shut or run when I see a camera. Hopefully it won't be much longer and then I'll make u...
by isthistaken
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Photos and Braces, Hide them or Flaunt them?
Replies: 36
Views: 3414

Re: Photos and Braces, Hide them or Flaunt them?

Kezza wrote:I just have to smile big...If I try to hide them I just end up looking weird!
I agree...I look like a vampire or a dog if i just barely smile with just a few glints of the braces showing. :lol:
by isthistaken
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lose weight? Gain weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 2926

Re: Lose weight? Gain weight?

As thus far I have been sticking to soups and maybe some sausages cut up really small, the cut in carbs I'm hoping will have some positive affect! Although I worry that it will all be reversed when I can eat properly again. Same here, I'm starting to eat more now and it is definitely a worry. I gue...