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by BeautifulDisaster
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confidence
Replies: 26
Views: 1433

Re: Confidence

My crowded smile was a big factor in my low confidence. About a week into my braces, my confidence completely shot up. I've never felt more comfortable talking, smiling, and laughing. It helps that my upper braces are clear because I don't feel self-conscious about them at all. I rarely get comments...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth hit braces
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Tooth hit braces

I started with really crowded teeth, and I definitely experienced my top teeth clashing against my lower teeth or brackets. I was very patient and gentle during that time because I knew there was no way my teeth could straighten out without that awkward stage. Luckily for me, the molar buildups help...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thinning face update
Replies: 12
Views: 2210

Re: Thinning face update

I have been told that my face looks narrower/thinner recently. I think the change is subtle, but more noticeable among friends who don't see me often. I didn't have any extractions, but before braces I had underdeveloped jaws and crowded teeth. I think my face settled into smoother angles as my jaws...
by BeautifulDisaster
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 8773

Re: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed

I have made it a year in braces!!! As usual, I am a bit behind on my updates. I'm really excited to make my Day 1 vs. 12 Month comparison, but first thing is first. Here is my 11 month update. 2015Month11-Comparison.jpg 081115Month11-UppersComparison.jpg 081115Month11-LowersComparison.jpg The big th...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My braces story - progress as I go along
Replies: 39
Views: 5596

Re: My braces story - progress as I go along

That's a lot of movement in only 4 months. Very exciting!
by BeautifulDisaster
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: TuZZi's 18 years of waiting are finally over! -Update Jan 10
Replies: 72
Views: 30912

Re: TuZZi's 18 years of waiting are finally over! -Update Jan 10

Congratulations on the beautiful smile! Your results are amazing. I literally can't believe you had braces for less than 2 years. Big kudos to your ortho!
by BeautifulDisaster
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 25 with Suresmile braces: progress so far (with pics!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: 25 with Suresmile braces: progress so far (with pics!)

Congratulations! Your smile looks amazing!
by BeautifulDisaster
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Board Certified Necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Board Certified Necessary?

I don't think it's necessary, but I think it helps to consult with a board certified orthodontist to make a decision. My orthodontist is fairly young. He had just become board certified when I started seeing him, but I was a lot more comfortable with his explanation and treatment plan than orthodont...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic team
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Orthodontic team

I love my orthodontic team. I see my orthodontist at his satellite office on Fridays/Saturdays, so I find that the staff varies a lot from appointment to appointment. But I've had a great experience with all of them, and I absolutely love my orthodontist.
by BeautifulDisaster
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what food/snack on the 'no, no' list do you crave, but dont dare try eat?
Replies: 26
Views: 1223

Re: what food/snack on the 'no, no' list do you crave, but dont dare try eat?

Chewing gum is the one thing I stopped cold turkey when I got braces.

I miss not being paranoid about eating tough meat, popcorn, nuts, chips, and bread...but I still do it. :wink:
by BeautifulDisaster
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: a post about how much (or really how little) people notice when you get braces
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: a post about how much (or really how little) people notice when you get braces

I have ceramic uppers, so it took a while for most people to notice them.
My friends didn't notice until I had a hard time eating. My brother thought I was wearing a retainer.
I had a cleaning last month, and my boss thought I'd had them removed.
by BeautifulDisaster
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how much worse do bite turbos make trying to chew food?
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

Re: how much worse do bite turbos make trying to chew food?

I had a hard time with my bite turbos. I stopped eating salads and any food that required grinding (especially tough meat).

My best advice is to cut up food into bite-sized pieces to eliminate the need for chewing. There was a time I would eat my burgers and sandwiches with a fork and knife.
by BeautifulDisaster
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic on top and Metal on bottom or ALL METAL?
Replies: 22
Views: 8222

Re: Ceramic on top and Metal on bottom or ALL METAL?

I have ceramic uppers, and metal lowers (traditional braces). I love how discrete they are. Here is a professional picture and a typical camera phone picture: prof.PNG phone.PNG I do experience staining with the ligs, but I would still prefer a yellowing over a metal mouth. I'm 27 and can pass for 1...
by BeautifulDisaster
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any way to Whiten stained elastics?
Replies: 7
Views: 33831

Re: Any way to Whiten stained elastics?

I have the same problem. It seems as though the staining cannot be reversed.
Most ortho's offices will happily replace ligs between appointments. If it's not too much of a hassle, you can see if your ortho's office will do this for you.
by BeautifulDisaster
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone willing to share before and after pics?
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Anyone willing to share before and after pics?

The link in my signature has my monthly progress pictures. I will hit the 1 year mark soon and can't believe how far I have come.