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by MsViola
Thu May 29, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: first follow appt...*HAVE QUESTION*
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

hislig: Maybe you should make a point of asking questions and telling them what you would like. I bet you could have gotten a colored powerchain if you had asked. I find it strange that the people sticking their hands in your mouth don't have enough courtesy in them to tell you what they are doing :...
by MsViola
Wed May 28, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ready to turn in 'OVERBITE' Memebership Card
Replies: 34
Views: 4004

Again wow! I was truamatized over making a decision about whether or not to have 2 pre-molars pulled to "make room". I finally decided to do it and I am glad that is behind me.

I am sure you will make the right decision. Go with your "gut"' instincts. Only you know how important it is for you.
by MsViola
Wed May 28, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How did you feel when you saw the first photo of your teeth?
Replies: 43
Views: 7018

Unfortunately my pics (6) views of everything, including profile shots are attached to my file. The file is put in the holder at the station. I have the added "blessing" :roll: of seeing those pics each and everytime I visit my Ortho.

Fun, fun, fun........Not!!!
by MsViola
Wed May 28, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ready to turn in 'OVERBITE' Memebership Card
Replies: 34
Views: 4004

Yrhino: Goodness!! That is a bummer! :Questions: What did he suggest you do to keep it from happening? Are your teeth loose enough that you can actually push them forward with your teeth?

Good luck with keeping that tongue still :D !
by MsViola
Wed May 28, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ready to turn in 'OVERBITE' Memebership Card
Replies: 34
Views: 4004

Jessiemae: How long is your sentence and what will the surgery do for you?? I never liked my teeth before but I didn't dwell on them. Now that I am on my way to having teeth I thought I would never get.........I can't wait to have my teeth "unbucked" :-9 It will be a time to celebrate :banana: :bana...
by MsViola
Wed May 28, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ready to turn in 'OVERBITE' Memebership Card
Replies: 34
Views: 4004

Wow! I was grinding and clenching when I got them, but I stopped after about 6 months. My jaw and neck feel better now. :jump:
by MsViola
Wed May 28, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ready to turn in 'OVERBITE' Memebership Card
Replies: 34
Views: 4004

One more :?: Iborg:

Why were you given a bite plate? I think one of the consults I got suggested a bite plate. However, the other 2 did not recommend it.
by MsViola
Wed May 28, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ready to turn in 'OVERBITE' Memebership Card
Replies: 34
Views: 4004

Wow, I have only had one pop off and it was on a crown. I asked about all metal and he "strongly" advised against it. The clear brackets are "cute" and are nearly invisible on my top teeth, but I wear bright powerchains now so it doesn't even matter. :-#)
by MsViola
Wed May 28, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ready to turn in 'OVERBITE' Memebership Card
Replies: 34
Views: 4004

Iborg: Why did you go from ceramics to all metal?
by MsViola
Tue May 27, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ready to turn in 'OVERBITE' Memebership Card
Replies: 34
Views: 4004

Ready to turn in 'OVERBITE' Memebership Card

I have had an overbite all of my life. However, when the Ortho stated it was (10mm) I started thinking of myself as "bucky the beaver". I really didn't focus on my teeth until I got braces. Today I notice everyone who has a overbite and mentally compare them to myself. Now that I have seen improveme...
by MsViola
Tue May 27, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How did you feel when you saw the first photo of your teeth?
Replies: 43
Views: 7018

I can't wait to see major improvement in my profile. It is good to know that I am looking less like "Bucky the Beaver" each day :-)o
by MsViola
Tue May 27, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hey, I'm new to this!
Replies: 15
Views: 2195

Cali: Don't worry about what others think have fun with this experience. You will be surprised at how many people will admire your courage. Several people I know are now considering braces. Like so many have said, if people are looking they are going to notice whatever color you are wearing. I start...
by MsViola
Tue May 27, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How did you feel when you saw the first photo of your teeth?
Replies: 43
Views: 7018

Callmes: My extraction gaps seem to like staying where they are :( so it seems like they are going to need more time to become convinced that they need to close. I am ashamed :oops: to say it now, but I have not been taking pics of my progress. I lost my camera on a cruise 2 months before I was brac...
by MsViola
Tue May 27, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How did you feel when you saw the first photo of your teeth?
Replies: 43
Views: 7018

My Ortho originally estimated 24-30 months. I am up to 36 months now :( I wish I could say those teeth are mine :cry: I need to change my pic back to the viola. I actually have clear brackets on the top. To my credit my teeth are straight :jump: I still have an overbite but you would never know by l...
by MsViola
Mon May 26, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: hello! I'm a newbie!
Replies: 13
Views: 2351

Hi Kaleeky: Welcome :-)o I have too many crowns to count (yet another reason why I am in braces) anyway.............I have lots of crowns!!! 6 to be exact!!! :shock: I now realize that I MUST have x-rays at least twice a year. By the time I feel like something is wrong it is very bad. I said all tha...