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by fluffybottom
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Impacted Canine Teeth and Braces?
Replies: 7
Views: 21872

I had an impacted canine. If I had gotten braces as a teenager, they would have been able to bring it down fine. My dentist warned me that if I didn't deal with it, it would cause me problems down the line. Fast forward to 'down the line'. I waited until my mid 30s to get braces. Because my canine h...
by fluffybottom
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: wait time for retainer
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

I took impressions for my Hawley a week before debading so I'd have it the day I got my braces off. I took impressions for my Essix retainers at my deband appointment and picked them up the next day (they have an in-house lab for Essix). The permanent retainer was placed during my deband appointment...
by fluffybottom
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ken's FINAL DAYS!
Replies: 47
Views: 12887

So, is it just me or .. do you feel a little bit of a let down now that they are off? Don't get me wrong! I love that they are off, I love the way they feel, I love that I can eat normally, I love brushing and flossing without braces and I love the way my smile looks. But it's been years of obsessin...
by fluffybottom
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After two years, one month, two weeks, two days...FREE
Replies: 27
Views: 5250

Thanks everyone! I'm really happy with my results and the only regret I have is that I wasn't able to do this sooner!
by fluffybottom
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82364

I have to say: I am soooooo in love with brushing and flossing my brace-less teeth. It feels awesome.

Today was the first day my mouth felt healed enough to try on the Essix retainer on my top arch. Even though I have been wearing my Hawley pretty much 24/7, it was tight getting the Essix on! Yikes!
by fluffybottom
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Parents & Braces
Replies: 20
Views: 3494

I have received nothing but support from my family, friends and co-workers. My mother has repeatedly told me how proud of me she is for doing this, especially that I did this despite having a dental phobia. My dad has also praised me and my progress throughout this adventure.
by fluffybottom
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82364

Haha, thanks! I'm so happy that I am going to buy myself a vuvuzela and walk around town blowing on it!

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by fluffybottom
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How much did your retainers cost?
Replies: 13
Views: 12662

I have a top Hawley, Essix for both arches and a bonded lower retainer. The bonded retainer cost me $175 extra. The Essix retainers were billed as $600 in my treatment plan. She threw in the Hawley for free.
by fluffybottom
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82364

So yesterday was the day! As I mentioned before, I was too excited to sleep so I was up really early, trying to kill time before my 10:20a appointment. I called my mom. I ate some breakfast. I watched some tv. I walked around. I tidied up. My boyfriend eventually woke up and was kind of like 'wtf? W...
by fluffybottom
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For those of you who have had/have elastics
Replies: 7
Views: 1538

alimommy1 wrote:Sometimes they add hooks later and just make them out of wire.
This is what I had!
by fluffybottom
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ken's FINAL DAYS!
Replies: 47
Views: 12887

Congratulations to you! Congratulations to me! CONGRATULATIONS TO US!

YAY!

I'm so glad to hear that you had a great day. Doesn't it feel weird to have them off? SO SLIMY. And I don't know about you, but my teeth feel so huge.
by fluffybottom
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After two years, one month, two weeks, two days...FREE
Replies: 27
Views: 5250

After two years, one month, two weeks, two days...FREE

I started out like this:

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and, yesterday, ended up like this:

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Yay!
by fluffybottom
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82364

THE BRACES ARE OFF AND IT IS GLORIOUS!

I'll do a proper update later with pictures. I am very pleased with how my teeth turned out!
by fluffybottom
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ken's FINAL DAYS!
Replies: 47
Views: 12887

HOPE IT'S GOING WELL AND THAT YOU ARE EATING A CARAMEL APPLE RIGHT NOW!! YAY YAY YAY!!
by fluffybottom
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Fluffy's Story: IPR BETWEEN FRONT TEETH! (Pix pg8)
Replies: 187
Views: 82364

Oh my goodness, you guys! I was pretty much too excited to sleep. I went to bed around 11:30 and I was really tired so I thought I'd have no trouble sleeping. I woke up at 2:22, 3-something, 4-something and then again at 5. I told myself that I had to stay in bed until at least 6a but I couldn't sta...