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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:50 am
by Memran
Your teeth are looking great! You must be really pleased with that progress :)
How did I lose it, you may ask? The rubbing was so painful, I decided to take a needle-nosed plier to it to try to press it down. It didn't press down, it came off! So when I go back to my ortho, I will have some 'splainin to do! (A reference to my favorite sitcom ever - I Love Lucy!)
Deny all knowledge! lol

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:22 pm
by catfish
Ken and Rob - thanks for the chuckle!
My ortho fit me in today and I told them what happened, but not how it happened. Nobody asked, and I didn't offer! So here's a pic with the new stop. It feels sooooo much better!

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:53 pm
by BracedVeryLate
Hi Catfish, that is too funny about you and the pliers.... I would have done the same thing! I asked my husband the other night to get out the dremel-drill with an attachment to sand down something odd on one of my brackets. He thought I was crazy. Now that I read your post, I better behave and not try any do-it-yourself projects on my braces!!
take care

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:59 pm
by OhNicole
"Lucy, you have some 'splainin to do!" Hehe I got your reference!

I was just catching up on your story and was astounded at the progress your teeth have made! Congratulations, they are looking great!

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:59 am
by sparkles
hahaha I have to laugh too...I actually cut my new top archwire yesterday with my own wire cutters that I use for jewelry making (archwire was sticking out the back and stabbing my cheek) and no way was I trailing all the way back up to ortho to get him to cut like 2mm of wire :lol:
My husband suggested it but said there was no way he was doing it for me, he wasn't going to be held liable if ti went wrong
I might have had some explaining to do too if it had gone wrong!

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:42 pm
by braces4astw22
Hey Catfish

Thanks for popping by my story just read through yours and your bottoms are looking pretty good.. alot of movement for 4 months in

I have to laugh about the pliers... early on when I was having problems with my bottom expander I had thoughts of trying to fix it myself like that lol but I waited and had my ortho fix it up..

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:42 pm
by Miranbrady20
i love the way they look on your teeth!... they are the damons right!? i think they look so clean and mature! very nice your teeth are so pretty!

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:07 pm
by catfish
Thanks Necra! I've always liked my teeth, and I hope to keep them around for a while. And yes, I have Damon braces. When I first got braces, I didn't know about AW. So when my ortho showed me the brackets he planned to use, I didn't ask about other options (other than invisalign, which wouldn't work for me). I'm happy with them though, and I doubt I would have picked anything different even if I had known what my choices were.

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:25 am
by Miranbrady20
i wanted damons because of what they do and then i saw everyone with the cute lig colors and wanted thos but now after seeing them on you i think i will stick with damons because i do enjoy the classy look they have! i could stare at your teeth all day wondering what they are gonna look like on me!! lol

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:48 am
by jenny101101
Hi Catfish,

Glad to hear you got your stopper issue all worked out. Your teeth look amazing!! I have Damon's too, BTW :D although I have Damon 3's(half clear/half metal)on my social six.

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:12 pm
by Miranbrady20
im getting full metal damons!!!im soo scared too... i hope they arent too big... thats one of my many concerns... i feel that i have small teeth and idk if their size will over power my teeth...

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:13 pm
by lueyfufu
XXNECRAXX - Just think of it this way: they'll make your lips look all pouty and fuller. :D

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:48 pm
by angel84
Goodness your teeth are beautiful! I love how white they are. :D

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:37 pm
by catfish
I haven't seen different brackets side-by-side, but aren't the metal ones supposed to be small compared to the others?

Jenny - are your Damon-3's bigger than the metal brackets?

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:49 am
by jenny101101
Hi Catfish,

No, I don't think they're bigger, not by much anyway. If you look at them, you really can't tell they're half clear...they look all metal. I guess they're supposed to be a bit more discreet but, as you can see on my avatar, they're not. I don't mind though. It's what my ortho uses, not what I chose but I'm happy with them :D .