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by MsViola
Mon May 26, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: About assistant changing ligature
Replies: 23
Views: 2957

Piglet stay out of the mirror, it will make you crazy :crazy: I know I did it at first to0 :oops: Seriously, don't look everytime you see a mirror or stop at a red light. No, he never gave me an exact amount of time..originally rough estimate of 24-30 months. I am up to 36 months now. Dang, saying t...
by MsViola
Mon May 26, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: About assistant changing ligature
Replies: 23
Views: 2957

Initially, I had a few small gaps which closed within 4 months (all except a tiny one between my bottom front teeth - extra gum tissue is making that a "slow go"). It was amazing but like I said they were small gaps to begin with. I never really noticed them until they closed up :D I had 2 premolars...
by MsViola
Mon May 26, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Encourage me!! - Today I want them off!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Encourage me!! - Today I want them off!!!!

I know it is just one of those days, but I want them off!! I usually enjoy my braces and wonder what I will do when they come off. However, today, my teeth are sore and I have a headache. I know the feeling will pass ...........but right now I am not "happily braced" :cry:
by MsViola
Mon May 26, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: About assistant changing ligature
Replies: 23
Views: 2957

Again, I can relate. I am just now adjusting to the extraction gaps from December. At first I thought everyone was looking at them. I finally got over that but I am constantly measuring the spaces with my tongue. I keep asking "will they ever close???". My Ortho keeps telling me they will. Now he is...
by MsViola
Mon May 26, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Chewing
Replies: 20
Views: 2759

I had to smile when I read your post :lol: I still have that problem everytime I think I am a big girl of 16 months and don't cut up my food into small pieces. Nothing like choking in front of your co-workers :oops: to bring me back to reality. I guess we will have to accept that it will take us lon...
by MsViola
Mon May 26, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Asking for opinions about my consultation
Replies: 11
Views: 1457

Welcome Riot :-1 I paid about $5400.00 (including records, x-rays). I had 3 consults and they were all within $300 of each other. Price also depends on the type of braces you choose (all metal vs ceramic/clear) as well as the need for other orthodontic appliances. I hate to say it but your estimate ...
by MsViola
Sun May 25, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hi, just got braced, just a question
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

Lucky you!!!

Welcome and congrats on being braced :-)o
by MsViola
Sun May 25, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How are you paying for your braces?
Replies: 91
Views: 10964

Rasberry: Were you charged the extra amount simply because you had a new Ortho continue your current treatment plan or did you require a new treatment plan?
by MsViola
Fri May 23, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: DeeDee's Story~5th Adjustment 10/16/08 Posted Pic pg 4
Replies: 52
Views: 8848

Congrats on your B-day :-)o I had extractions done 11 months into the process. My Ortho decided to wait on the extractions because : 1) I was terrified of the idea of pulling teeth ( I had never had a tooth pulled) 2) He gave me the option of seeing for myself that I really needed 2 pre-molars extra...
by MsViola
Fri May 23, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Missing Braces
Replies: 12
Views: 2268

I still have my braces but I think I understand how you are feeling. I often to say I will be lost when they come off. Lucky for me my braces will be on forever :wink: They are such a big part of me now I wonder how I will feel once they are off. Oh well maybe I will find out in about 18 months! Con...
by MsViola
Fri May 23, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: About assistant changing ligature
Replies: 23
Views: 2957

It took a week for me to stop feeling like I had made a mistake by getting braces. It took about 3 weeks for me to get used to having my teeth braced. It took about 2 or 3 months for me to not think about them all the time or feel like everyone noticed them. It took me about 6 months to get brave en...
by MsViola
Fri May 23, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: About assistant changing ligature
Replies: 23
Views: 2957

I feel stupid! :?
by MsViola
Fri May 23, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: About assistant changing ligature
Replies: 23
Views: 2957

:( oops again!
by MsViola
Fri May 23, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: About assistant changing ligature
Replies: 23
Views: 2957

Sorry, the site is acting up again!!
by MsViola
Fri May 23, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: About assistant changing ligature
Replies: 23
Views: 2957

Welcome and good luck!!! I agree with the rest of the group. You probably have made more progress than you think. Hang in there!!! At first movement came quickly and now has slowed considerably but I was warned. As long as it continues I am happy. The assistants in my Ortho's office always do the ch...