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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #15 on: 09. December 2019, 04:55:28 AM »
Yes, you absolutely have permission. Thank you for taking interest.

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #16 on: 09. December 2019, 07:18:02 AM »
Thank you for giving me permission.

I am just doing my part to preserve stories for everyone's benefit. Many stories have been lost when websites have shut down, gone inactive or just disappeared.

There just are not enough good braces related stories around, so when I find one I try to preserve it.

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #17 on: 09. December 2019, 07:54:40 AM »
Great start to the story! Looking forward to seeing more!

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #18 on: 09. December 2019, 16:55:37 PM »
Great job, looking forward to the rest!

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« Reply #19 on: 09. December 2019, 19:34:29 PM »
I love the story!

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #20 on: 11. December 2019, 07:18:45 AM »
Here's chapter three. I apologize if the story is moving too slow. Also who is everyone's favorite character so far?

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Flossie was surprisingly tall when she stood up, almost a head taller than Quinn. She briskly walked down the hallway with perfect posture, her heels clicking on the linoleum. Quinn couldn't help but notice the way her pigtails and headgear seemed to bounce slightly as she walked. Flossie stopped and gestured towards a doorway, and Quinn entered.

It was a small room with a single chair. Though it had been given a more modern look since Quinn was a teenager, it still felt cramped with walls of white cabinets and educational posters, a couple of ferns, and the chair, which was a light shade of purple. Quinn took a seat, as Flossie took a paper bib out of a drawer and gently clipped it around her neck. "Dr. Whiteth will be with you in a moment. She's almotht done with a patient, I'll tell her you're here." Flossie left and closed the door behind her.

Quinn nervously tapped her fingers on the armrest and looked around the room. The chair had built in trays and cups stuffed with scary looking metal instruments. The posters mostly seemed to depict normal hygiene tips, except for one which showed diagrams of women wearing different types of headgear, each one looking like more of a medieval torture device. On another wall was what looked like a group of personal pictures. They included a couple of pictures of Pearl's parents, a few showing pets, and a picture of Pearl and Flossie smiling and wearing swimsuits at a beach, Flossie looking naked without most of her devices. Strangest of all however, was one photo of what appeared to be Flossie in a dental chair, a plastic device holding her mouth open to fully show her braces and what appeared to be a rubber strap wrapped around her forehead, with an unusually excited look in her eyes.

While Quinn was processing this, the doorknob turned. "Quinn Moretti! It's been too long!" Pearl had the same round face she always had, though was beaming a jarringly beautiful smile from ear to ear. Quinn could swear she could count all 32 teeth. Her signature pigtail braids from high school had been traded for an almost military buzz cut, and she seemed to have gained some muscle tone on her short, stocky frame. She was wearing a dental uniform similar to Flossie's, with a molded blue medical mask dangling around her neck, and a pair of dental loupes propped up on her forehead.

"Hi Pearl." Quinn said sheepishly. "How have you been?" "I've been good, I finished dental school, Mom and Dad left me the practice when they moved to Florida, and I got married! And I heard you studied architecture? And you've moved back?" Pearl was talking as if they had been friends for years. "Yep" Quinn replied. Before she could answer further, Flossie appeared at the doorway, towering above Pearl. "And you've met my lovely assistant, and wife, Flossie? And yes, that is her real name." Flossie blushed. "Yes, I have." That at least explained one of the pictures. "Anyway, you're here for a regular checkup right? We'll get started." Flossie pressed a button and the chair leaned back.

Pearl pulled up her mask and put on a pair of gloves with a dramatic snap before shining the examination light on Quinn's face. Flossie also put on a pair of gloves, as well as a paper mask, which wrapped around her headgear in a way far too awkward to be practical. "Open wide!" said Pearl, brandishing a mirror. Quinn complied, as Flossie turned on the suction. "You have such a pretty mouth." Pearl muttered.

Pearl and Flossie took some x-rays, gave a quick exam, filled a small cavity. Quinn noticed how gentle they were compared to her dentist in Chicago, and especially compared to Dr. Whites and Dr. Mary. They took on a much more soft spoken tone while working, and Flossie would gently stroke her arm during the more uncomfortable parts. Eventually, Pearl left the room to check the x-rays, and left Flossie to perform a routine cleaning. Flossie didn't seem to judge Quinn on her hygiene and seemed excited to show proper brushing and flossing on a plastic model, and even gave her a jaw massage afterwards. Eventually, Pearl came back into the room.

"Well, looks like everything's checking out fine, we're just about done. One last thing though, have you ever considered orthodontic treatment?" Quinn scrunched up her nose.

Pearl chuckled. "I'm not sure how much you've already heard about this, but even though I work as a general dentist, studying orthodontics is my main passion. Right now, I'm doing a study on women your age, and by the look of your x-rays, you would be a perfect candidate."

"I'm not interested." Quinn replied.

"That's what most people say at first, but the treatment would only last about two months, and be completely free of charge."

"Sorry, still no."

Pearl must have noticed Quinn looking at Flossie. "I wouldn't worry about looking like Flossie, her treatment is a special case. She was one of my first ever patients, and has been wearing some type of braces ever since I've known her. I've learned a lot from moving her teeth around, and her smile has a long way to go, but she's happy being my little guinea pig."

Flossie grinned, showing off her appliances once again. "I've been to lot'th of orthodontith in my life, but Pearl ith definitely the betht. And I'm not thaying that jutht becauthe she'th my wife."

"Not to mention my rates of patient satisfaction, the effect my methods have on facial structure can drastically improve patient's appearances. In fact, some of my feminizing procedures helped Flossie become the woman she is today." Flossie blushed.

"No, I've made up my mind." Quinn said.

"Ah well, if you ever change your mind, let us know." Pearl replied.

Quinn scheduled another appointment six months later and walked home, her teeth feeling cleaner than they ever had before.

Later that night however, she was looking at Facebook. Shamefully, she looked up her ex-boyfriend, as she heard from a friend he had a new girlfriend already. As she grumpily looked through their pictures, something made her stop suddenly. "It can't be." she said to herself. One showed the new girlfriend smiling towards the camera, but it was a smile she had seen before. That one, impossibly perfect smile she had seen so many times, the trademark smile of one of Dr. Pearl Whites' patients.

Without thinking, she dialed the number. Even though it was almost midnight, Flossie picked up. "I changed my mind, I want the braces."

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #21 on: 11. December 2019, 08:49:45 AM »
I don't have a favourite character yet. It is too soon to really pick one.

I have been adding the chapters to TheArchive as they are being posted. It will be interesting to see how this story develops.

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #22 on: 11. December 2019, 16:15:51 PM »
very good

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #23 on: 11. December 2019, 16:48:00 PM »
I also don't have a favorite now, story ist getting an interesting way..
I'm sure that Quinn did not forget that they were not the closests friends  ;)

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #24 on: 11. December 2019, 20:27:00 PM »
Pearl is my favorite. She is very confident about herself, and I think she will be very dominant  at the end. ,,You' ve said you wanted braces, so don't complain about the headgear."

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #25 on: 11. December 2019, 20:38:47 PM »
My favorite is Quinn. I am looking forward what her treatment will be. :)

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #26 on: 13. December 2019, 16:40:55 PM »
Fantastic story. Very refreshing and interesting.

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #27 on: 13. December 2019, 22:39:58 PM »
Flossie is my favorite so far ( mainly because of her appliances)

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #28 on: 23. December 2019, 10:45:43 AM »
Here's the next chapter, sorry for the wait.

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Flossie managed to squeeze in an appointment the following Saturday morning. Quinn was glad she didn't ask what made her change her mind so quickly, ending the conversation with "Pearl and I are tho ecthited!"

Quinn felt a pit in her stomach. As far as impulse decisions went, she had done much worse. She knew free treatment from a highly rated orthodontist would be an incredible opportunity for some, and that apparently, the treatment would only last about two months, and give her a smile as pretty as Charlotte's. Her original reasons aside, this could still be beneficial long term.

However, she still had her doubts. Quinn always hated dentists, and shuddered at the idea of wearing a metal appliance like Charlotte's even for such a short time. She also remembered what little she knew about how orthodontics was done at the former Whites office. Orthodontic patients were treated in what was dubbed the "braces room", and Quinn recalled watching dental assistants leading in unlucky patients like death row inmates. Classmates would tell conflicting stories about soundproofed walls and sadistic treatments, which the doctors would neither confirm nor deny. In fact, Dr. Mary was even known to tell patients that a trip to the braces room would be punishment for unruly patients that wouldn't take care of their teeth.

While Quinn knew the rumors weren't true, they still made her feel queasy about Pearl's study, but she felt to embarrassed to ask Charlotte for advice. Nevertheless, when Saturday came, she reluctantly made her way to the office.

The waiting room was empty, but Flossie was sitting at the window. She grinned when she saw Quinn, showing off another full view of her appliances. "Pearl ith getting everything ready for you in the back, you can take a theat anywhere." Quinn nervously sat down near the window. Flossie must have noticed her fidgeting. "I wouldn't be tho anxiouth, Pearl ithn't ath thcary ath her parenth."

Quinn raised an eyebrow. "You remember Dr. Whites and Dr. Mary?"

Flossie giggled. "Yeth, I wath actually a patient of theirth for a while." She gave a small smirk. "Do you remember Ethan Park?"

Quinn raised her eyebrows again, connecting Flossie with Ethan Park. Ethan was a quiet nerdy boy she vaguely remembered from school, and also one of Dr. Whites' more unfortunate patients. He had braces all the way through high school, and was the only one unlucky enough to ever wear headgear to school, though it wasn't nearly as extreme as the appliances Flossie wore now.

"I didn't like my bratheth at firtht, but when Pearl thtarted working ath an athithtant, she helped me find an interetht in my own treatment and dentithtry in general."

As Quinn processed this, Flossie produced a thick packet of papers. "While you're waiting, could you look over thethe and thign them for uth?"

"What are they?" Quinn asked, flipping through the thick stack.

"Jutht general termth and conditionth for a medical thtudy." Flossie replied. "We'll fill you in on the important parth, don't worry."

The packet was far too long to read in one sitting, and Quinn didn't have the patience to decipher the legal and medical terminology. She flipped through to the end and signed where it said "Patient Signature", then handed it back to Flossie. Flossie gave one of her metal grins and put the papers back under the desk.

A short while later, a buzzing noise came from the desk. Flossie perked up. "Thoundth like everything'th ready for you now. I'll take you in." Flossie stood up and led Quinn down the hallway.

As Flossie turned the corner however, Quinn's heart sank. Flossie was indeed taking her to the infamous braces room. The clicking of Flossie's heels stopped, and she paused. "Ith everything alright?" Flossie gave a small empathetic smile. "Yeah, everything's fine." Quinn replied. Flossie put her hand on her shoulder and led her down the hallway.

Flossie opened the door and ushered Quinn into the room, giving her a first look around. The walls were painted a sickly shade of hospital green, and in the center of the room was a large white chair, wider than the one in the normal exam room, with a light above it that seemed better suited for an operating theater than a dental office. On all sides were trays of sinister metal instruments, which Quinn tried not to dwell on for too long. On the counters on the wall was a collection of model teeth wearing a variety of different styles of braces, as well as a couple of styrofoam mannequin heads modeling types of headgear. Flossie gestured for Quinn to take a seat, and she complied, allowing Flossie to wrap a paper bib around her neck.

"Exthited?" Flossie leaned over to ask. Quinn shrugged, but took the moment to look at Flossie's face. She noticed the incongruence with her gentle features and the harsh metal contraptions fixed around her soft face. She also noticed how her lips seemed to jut out slightly over her teeth, and how even her warm smile seemed almost queasy as it fit awkwardly around her appliances. For a second she wondered if she could count the rubber bands in her mouth without her noticing.

Flossie giggled and once again wrapped her mask around her orthodontia the best she could, as well as putting on what appeared to be pink elbow length examination gloves. Quinn heard the door open, and looked over to see Pearl had entered the room. "So how's our new test subject?" She asked, giving one of her perfect ear to ear smiles.

"I'm okay." Quinn replied nervously.

"Good to hear!" Said Pearl. "Now, just for starter's, here's the x-rays we took the other day." Pearl pressed a button on a computer monitor hanging above Quinn, showing an image of her teeth. "I've managed to devise a standard treatment plan for your case. Your bite is fairly average, and most orthodontists would not prescribe any treatment, but this study focuses on our ability to elevate typical smiles to perfection. I assume you've seen some of the results?"

Quin nodded, thinking of her ex's new girlfriend.

"And you've already read the terms and conditions for this study, correct?"

Quinn nodded again.

"Then let's get started!" she said, sitting down. Quinn heard a mechanical whir as the chair reclined, giving her a view of nothing but the ceiling tiles. Pearl leaned over, wearing her blue mask and loupes. "Before we begin, our orthodontic treatment can take a very long time, and you may feel some discomfort, so we offer sedation for our patients during their treatments. Would you be interested in this?"

"Yes." Quinn replied, wanting this to be over with as soon as possible.

"Very well." said Pearl. "Flossie, please prepare the anesthesia."

Quinn heard some fumbling, then Flossie's face appeared in her field of vision, holding a rubber mask. She gently placed it over Quinn's mouth and nose and placed a gloved hand on her forehead. "Breathe in very deeply for me now, and count backwardth from ten. Good girl." She cooed, lightly petting her scalp. The last thing Quinn saw was Pearl and Flossie's masked faces looming over her.

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When Quinn came to, it took a while for her to remember where she was, but she could feel an immense pressure in her mouth. She groaned and put a hand on her jaw as her eyes fluttered open, once again having a look around the braces room.

"You're finally awake!" said a familiar girly voice. Quinn looked over at Flossie, and was taken back to reality seeing her tight uniform and disturbing appliances. "Tho, how are you feeling, thleepyhead?"

"My mouth hurts." Quinn managed to mumble.

Flossie giggled. "Yeth, that'th normal. Would you like to take a look? Thmile!" She held up a mirror to Quinn's face. Quinn bared her teeth and recoiled. It seemed like every inch of her teeth were covered in metal. "Thorry we don't offer any fun colorth, thethe ecthperimental treatmenth are pretty bare boneth."

"Is this really how I'm going to look?" Quinn asked.

"Oh no, I haven't shown you how to put on bandth yet." Flossie replied. "Open wide for me now!"

Quinn awkwardly let Flossie place a collection of rubber bands around her teeth, restricting her jaw even further. "You'll need to change thethe daily, and take them out while eating. But that'th not all!" Quinn raised her eyebrows as Flossie brought out the worst twist so far.

Quinn was in shock as Flossie clipped a metal bar into her mouth, and wrapped the black cloth strap around the back of her neck. "You'll need to wear thith ten hourth a day, probably ath you thleep." Quinn slowly nodded as Flossie took the device off. She barely paid attention as Flossie went over basic hygiene routines with braces, as well as what foods she could no longer eat and what activities she should avoid.

Pearl walked in just as Flossie was wrapping up. "There she is! Takes a bit of getting used to huh?" Quinn nodded.

"Well, you're just about ready to head out, but there's just a couple details left to go over. First things first, for an accelerated treatment such as this, we'll be seeing you every week. Would the same time work for you?" Quinn nodded.

"Very good, also, since these methods are so new, it would be better if you refrained from seeing any other dentists or orthodontists while under our care." Quinn nodded again.

"This brings us to one last thing, which is more of a reminder than anything." Pearl took on a more serious tone. "This treatment needs the utmost compliance to be successful. If you fail to achieve this, the treatment will not go well for you. Do you understand?" Quinn nodded once more.

"Perfect!" Pearl exclaimed, showing off another flawless smile.

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Quinn walked home, still clutching her aching jaw, and holding a bag full of rubber bands, informative packets, and her dreaded headgear. She desperately hoped to not run into anyone she knew. When she got home, she chucked the bag under the bathroom sink to forget about it, and plucked out each rubber band from her teeth to throw in the garbage. Before she went to bed, she briefly remembered her headgear and Pearl's warning. Still, she went to sleep without it. "After all," she thought, "what's the worst that could happen?"

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Re: Story: Pearl and Flossie
« Reply #29 on: 23. December 2019, 15:53:08 PM »
Let's see what could happen next. Thank you for this part!