OK--This was not the plan!

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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#721 Post by klobird » Tue May 21, 2013 6:51 pm

Thanks Real--I still enjoy coming to this site, but am afraid I might be ticking some people off because I am debraced now....I know I had a little trouble with it to be honest. It's hard to admit that I felt that way, but I really, really did......

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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#722 Post by iBorg » Tue May 21, 2013 7:37 pm

You look very happy....and you should be!

Do you find yourself looking at mirrors, smiling at yourself and then smiling inside? You have a great result.....I'm sure you think it was worth it.


(and being debraced, I hope I didn't irate you too much. I felt part of giving back to this group was to help hold the hands of others much like others held mine)

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I wore braces (this time) for 1294 days or 3 years, 6 months and 17 days.
But who's counting?
Jaw Surgery June 1, 2009
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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#723 Post by klobird » Tue May 21, 2013 8:01 pm

Well like I told you earlier--I have ALWAYS appreciated your input Mike. It has always meant a lot to me. So, I guess I'll hang around and encourage others!

As far as looking at myself in the mirror--CONSTANTLY! I still can't believe those are my teeth! I feel like I look like a "normal" person now (as opposed to looking like a horse--which someone told me once...). It's just really nice--you know what I'm saying....!

Thanks for your comments!! :heart:

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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#724 Post by SunshineRay » Wed May 22, 2013 10:47 am

I just browsed through your story and your teeth look great! Congrats!!

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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#725 Post by starfish88 » Fri May 24, 2013 4:52 pm

I agree that if you want to stay you should! It's great to have the input of people who have finished, who else could we ask all our debanding questions to and who else to remind us if the light at the end of the tunnel. So glad you are loving your 'new teeth'!
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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#726 Post by Kipepeo » Fri May 24, 2013 5:17 pm

You know what, Klo....there are people who read this site and find encouragement from others who go through all this expense, pain, irritation, etc, finish treatment, and then are giddy beyond belief. If you don't come back every now and then and post that you are still happy, what will those folks get out of it?

Also, if you come back and post issues you're having in the retention phase, then it gives those still in treatment something to consider, and perhaps discuss with their ortho.

For example, I rarely read the naked tooth forum. I read the braces diaries, and the metal mouth message boards almost exclusively. There have been many times someone has posted some issue about debanding (I need to make sure my ortho actually uses the Damon bracket remover), type of retention (I switched from lower bonded and upper/lower hawleys), relapse (mine move fast, so I can't go even a few hours without retention).

You need to stay here and contribute, even if to remind us and yourself how awesome your result is, how worth it it is, and usher the next generation through.

I miss you and your wit on here....come back and play with us!

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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#727 Post by Dee17 » Fri May 24, 2013 5:23 pm

No, Klobird, I agree with Kipepeo. I think it's important that you keep coming back. People like you are great help and inspiration to people who are just starting out and who need to know that the light at the end of the tunnel really isn't the headlight of an oncoming train!
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,
but by the moments that take your breath away.
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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#728 Post by EbonyQ » Sat May 25, 2013 1:26 am

Stay on this site Klobird!!! I need you! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:


And I love your teeth!! WOW!!!!!!! :shock: :jump: :jump: :shock: :shock: :rose: :dance: You should be very proud of yourself for doing it 100%! :)
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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#729 Post by BracedSurgeryStudent » Sat May 25, 2013 1:38 am

Klobird you look so beautiful and happy to share here is me without braces on too. :)
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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#730 Post by klobird » Sat May 25, 2013 8:58 pm

I'm still coming back.....it's just such a habit!! I also look mainly at the braces stories and metal mouth forum. Even now, I don't look much at the retainer or naked tooth or whatever that forum is.

Hey BSS!!--Your teeth look FANTASTIC!! It's so weird when people post their pics--they become very real, and so not like what you think! You look great!

Thanks Kip and Dee and Star! Eb--I am going to post on your blog....

It's weird now--except for when I look in the mirror, it's like I never even had braces...well, except when I put in the pain in the butt Essix retainers--I'm saying as I drag myself to the bathroom to brush and put them back in.... :yuck: .

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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#731 Post by Dee17 » Sun May 26, 2013 8:15 am

I am also looking forward to when this whole experience is a distant memory. I know it will all be worth it in the end. I've been doing a lot of walking lately with my dog because I want to try to lose 50 lbs by the time I get my braces off in 18 months. So far, I have lost 15. For me, walking is a real chore. Even though I have my lovely little doggie's company, I do NOT enjoy it. But I walk 2 miles with with in the morning and then again in the afternoon. I guess that's sort of how I view my journey in this mouth hardware. You just have to put one foot in front of the other and just DO IT and it will be worth it when you get to the finish line. Right? Right? Please someone say that's the truth!
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,
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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#732 Post by klobird » Sun May 26, 2013 8:43 am

Hey Dee---I admire you! Losing 15 pounds is not easy to do! Maybe I need to get a dog too--but knowing me, I would probably pick out a hound, or something totally not interested in walking. Actually, I really LOVE to walk and hike and there is so much to see and so many new places to hike where I live. I just don't have enough time. :wink:

It will ALL be so worth it Dee!! I absolutely promise you---you will not be sorry for sticking with it!!!!!

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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#733 Post by Dee17 » Sun May 26, 2013 8:49 am

Hey Klobird,
Thanks for your encouragement. Yes, I know that losing 15 lbs is not easy. My little doggie just LOVES to walk and he is always ready to go so that part has been pretty easy. I must say that losing the weight has not been all that hard. I really haven't changed my eating habits all that much. I've just been much more attentive to portion sizes. I know the walking has really helped me. I want to lose 50 lbs by the time I get my braces off so that I will be a totally different woman! I think I can do it.
I'm also pretty motivated because I know that if I lose 50 lbs my diabetes will go away. I've been diabetic for about 25 years with no complications as yet. I'd like to get rid of it completely so I have another good reason to try to walk the rest of this weight off me.
You've been a tremendous inspiration and help to me along my braces journey and I'm very grateful to have "met" you, Klobird. I am so happy that everything worked out so well for you in the end!
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,
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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#734 Post by BracedSurgeryStudent » Mon May 27, 2013 6:16 am

Thanks klobird and I couldn't agree more, I've had my picture taken many times with braces on and I've had em for a while so to look at my pictures without braces is wow even to me.
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Re: OK--This was not the plan!

#735 Post by Realizingadream » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:29 pm

BracedSurgeryStudent wrote:Klobird you look so beautiful and happy to share here is me without braces on too. :)
Oh my goodness Braced Surgery Student: I thought someone had posted my picture here! YOU LOOK LIKE ME only younger and with STRAIGHT TEETH. Wow, I have a vision for my future!

Real

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