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by BeautifulDisaster
Fri May 08, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life Behind Brackets
Replies: 133
Views: 19208

Re: (See) how a metal wire straighten me out...

Congratulations on starting your journey! You already have a great smile, can't wait to see the progress!
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat May 02, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost
Replies: 52
Views: 6874

Re: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost

I live in California, and orthodontic treatment seems pretty pricey in my area.
24 month treatment (traditional metal braces) NOT including retainers is $6,000 at my ortho's office. It's an additional $200 per jaw for clear brackets. Retainer costs TBD.
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat May 02, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My braces story - progress as I go along
Replies: 39
Views: 5595

Re: My braces story - progress as I go along

I'm impressed that you've never had a cavity. Can't wait to see your progress! I bet your teeth will look amazing when this is all over.
How long were you estimated to be in braces?
by BeautifulDisaster
Fri May 01, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Can't imagine what I will look like with straight teeth
Replies: 18
Views: 3687

Re: Can't imagine what I will look like with straight teeth

I used to stare at my teeth and wonder the same thing. You should look at my Braces Story in my signature. I am about 8 months in, and the progress is astounding. I just came back from a professional conference, and I loved how I was able to confidently smile and meet new people. Having crooked teet...
by BeautifulDisaster
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 8769

Re: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed

Thanks ItsFreyja! I'm pretty amazed with the progress myself! Time is flying by. I haven't had a chance to post my 7 month update, and it's almost time to take my 8 month pictures. 2015Month7-Comparison.jpg 040515Month7-UppersComparison.jpg 20150405Month7-LowersComparison.jpg This wasn't the most ex...
by BeautifulDisaster
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hurting first time in 5 months. Pics Progression!
Replies: 25
Views: 3360

Re: Hurting first time in 5 months. Pics Progression!

Your teeth were already looking great after your last picture update. Can't wait to see how they are looking now!
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: How long until you started seeing movement?
Replies: 20
Views: 7476

Re: How long until you started seeing movement?

If you were only given 6 months for your uppers, chances are that they need very little movement. That's a good thing! I noticed the wire smoothing out after only 2 weeks on braces. It's easy to pick out the changes that happen if you take comparison pictures every month. There have been times when ...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12137

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

That's an exciting improvement after only a month! You'll be excited to see how quickly things move from here on out!
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tee's Teeth
Replies: 12
Views: 1922

Re: Tee's Teeth

Recovering from surgery couldn't have been easy, but your smile already looks great!
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Look what can happen in 1 year!
Replies: 50
Views: 5970

Re: Look what can happen in 1 year!

That's some great progress! I can't wait to hit the 1 year mark myself!
by BeautifulDisaster
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 8769

Re: BeautifulDisaster - Story Revealed

Hey BeautifulDisaster! I can't see your pictures yet (new member), but it sounds like things are going really well for you. Congrats :) I also have severe crowding and am due to have 4 extractions. I was just wondering how crowded your teeth were and how are they expanding to make space? I really w...
by BeautifulDisaster
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation
Replies: 118
Views: 12137

Re: Wonky to Wonderful: My Smile Renovation

I used Superfloss my first month in braces, but it seemed a bit pricey. I switched over to floss tied into a floss threader, and it's a good value and works great. I save the Superfloss for my purse or overnight bag. You may not notice any changes, but you'll be amazed at how much your teeth move in...
by BeautifulDisaster
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 29549

Re: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)

Braces definitely make you think twice about what you eat (and when you eat it!) A couple of days ago, my boss had me try out some potato chips he's been addicted to. I reluctantly ate one and commented, "The flavor is good, but crispy chips don't work well with braces." His response was, "Oh that's...
by BeautifulDisaster
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story
Replies: 293
Views: 33275

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

Congratulations!!! Your smile looks great!
by BeautifulDisaster
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story
Replies: 293
Views: 33275

Re: Dude Braces @ 25 --- MapleLeafMan888 My Story

Can't wait to see the big reveal! Hope your de-bracing appointment goes well!