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by babyduck
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ? About Self-Ligating Braces
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Yes, it has helped tremendously. I'm assuming that either, as was mentioned, the DA was confused or that maybe it's common practice there to allow people to add color even to the self-ligating braces. I'll definitely ask about how doing so may affect my treatment. I'd like to get a little funky with...
by babyduck
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Everything you ever wanted to know about babyduck
Replies: 24
Views: 3317

Thanks for the welcome! My ortho actually said, as well, that my teeth have a nice shape and he's hopeful about my potential for a beautiful smile! It's weird to actually get compliments on them as they've always been either gapped or crooked. cwatt1 - Actually that tooth IS bracketed! Talk about im...
by babyduck
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ? About Self-Ligating Braces
Replies: 2
Views: 986

? About Self-Ligating Braces

Well, I'm learning SO much already since joining a couple of days ago. I'm getting hip to the lingo and this apparatus that has taken over my mouth and essentially my life at the time being haha. I have ran across a question, though, that I can't seem to find a definitive answer for on my own. I gue...
by babyduck
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: double post
Replies: 0
Views: 367

double post

Sorry, double post
by babyduck
Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clear vs. Metal (opinions please)
Replies: 31
Views: 3830

Well, I'm brand new (just got my braces on Monday), but I'll give you my opinion so far. My upper teeth are braced with In-Ovation clear, and my bottom teeth are braced with In-Ovation metal. From my understanding, the clear In-Ovation is a brand new option. It's been my experience that adjusting to...
by babyduck
Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Everything you ever wanted to know about babyduck
Replies: 24
Views: 3317

Everything you ever wanted to know about babyduck

Well, I took some pics that I wanted to show off and figured...what the hey...may as well share the whole dern kit and kaboodle and tell my story. I was born to a modest family on a typical September dawn.... Well, I won't bore you with that much of my history. My dental woes started when I was a yo...
by babyduck
Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Introducing myself...
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Oh, thanks for that antacid tip. My poor tongue feels like I've shaved off a layer of it on my right side because I keep smashing it between my crooked tooth and an upper tooth. Thanks for the link, as well! I was coming down here this morning to research my particular style of braces and you've don...
by babyduck
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Introducing myself...
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Thanks, KK! I hope that as that back tooth pulls more and more into place that I'll have better luck with the chewing. It quite literally grew in from the side of my gum in toward my tongue. It's hard to explain, but has been a thorn in my side since childhood. I'm not sure what it all means other t...
by babyduck
Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Introducing myself...
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Thanks for all the wonderful advice and links! I'm definitely going to check out those colored ligs on the ceramics. I'm thinking hard about those pink and blues haha. I was also thinking of saving the pink and blue until a little later because my husband and I have secretly planned on possibly expa...
by babyduck
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: POLL: HOW MANY OF YOU ARE OVER 40????
Replies: 27
Views: 2884

Hi, discomom. I'm 26 and just got my braces yesterday. But I go to church with a lady who I would estimate is in her late 50's (she's got adult grandchildren) and she got braces a few months ago. I actually see it a lot in my area.
by babyduck
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Its official!
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Now that you've made your decision, I'll say that I agree with the route you've decided on. I desperately wanted to do Invisalign (I'm 26!), but my ortho really advised against it. He said that the Invisalign really takes the control away from the ortho because he wouldn't be able to tweak it and ma...
by babyduck
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Introducing myself...
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Introducing myself...

Hi, I just got my braces yesterday and I'm so glad to have found this message board. I'm a 26 year old mother and wife. The ortho used a diamond blade to sand between some of my teeth because of crowding and that has caused most of my discomfort. My gums have actually been fine, but the pressure on ...