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Offline MikeB

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Re: Wife's braces journey
« Reply #195 on: 03. May 2018, 21:18:31 PM »
Haha, she seems to fall down about once a year on average! Luckily her lips are always there to break her fall. She's fine now. It wasn't really a big deal.

It WAS funny, though!  ;D

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« Reply #196 on: 10. May 2018, 21:54:38 PM »
In other news, Carrie's pushing back her May 19th adjustment AGAIN. We got a chance for a free trip to Mexico that weekend, so it seems like a reasonable "sacrifice."

She's rescheduling today. I told her she needs to get another Saturday appointment so we have the whole weekend for...fun.  >:D

But at this rate, she'll be in braces for two years. Sweet!

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« Reply #197 on: 09. July 2018, 21:18:55 PM »
So Carrie FINALLY went to the ortho after postponing two adjustments. Surprisingly, her ortho didn't even scold her! Changes at this adjustment:

- Repositioned the bracket on her left upper front incisor
- Removed her wire ties (were on upper canines)
- Tweaked her lower archwire to try to "widen" her arch a bit
- Went with purple ligs (she was tired of the silver she's had for ages)

Elastics are the same at 3/16" and 6.5 ounces.

She took off for Virginia the day after the adjustment, but she hasn't mentioned any soreness in texts or videos she's sent me.

Video here: http://anonym.to/?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z138AdlE1Cs

Next appointment is scheduled for September 1st. We'll see if she postpones that one, too!  ;D

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« Reply #198 on: 11. July 2018, 01:54:20 AM »
nice that you can extend the treatment time this way, but you must have nice ortho.  My kids (and then us as parents) got the lecture every time they missed an appointment, though they seemed to roll easier with my wife when she missed an appointment. 

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« Reply #199 on: 11. July 2018, 19:40:02 PM »
Yeah, he's a very nice guy. He's a mild, soft-spoken Mormon man. In retrospect, I really don't know why I thought he'd scold her for postponing appointments. It would be out of character for him. And it's not like her postponing appointments creates extra work for him, so I'm sure he doesn't care if she's in braces longer than expected.

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« Reply #200 on: 16. July 2018, 16:24:43 PM »
To take it one step further - you are a paying customer, he is kind of service provider for you, and scolding a paying customer is quite inappropriate in most situations ;-)

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« Reply #201 on: 16. July 2018, 18:35:15 PM »
Paid in full already, too!  ;D

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« Reply #202 on: 16. July 2018, 22:01:08 PM »
I posted an "interview compilation" video on YouTube. It's mainly just 20 minutes of Carrie talking about her braces after each adjustment, if that's of any interest.

http://anonym.to/?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpZYSQrW7oM

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« Reply #203 on: 21. July 2018, 02:42:14 AM »
So as it turns out, we're going to attend a large wedding in Boston in early October. I asked Carrie if she wants to have her braces off by then (which would be understandable). Her response: "I don't care if I still have braces in October."

Okay then. I guess we'll shoot for two years in braces!  >:D

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« Reply #204 on: 27. July 2018, 21:11:49 PM »
So as it turns out, we're going to attend a large wedding in Boston in early October. I asked Carrie if she wants to have her braces off by then (which would be understandable). Her response: "I don't care if I still have braces in October."

Okay then. I guess we'll shoot for two years in braces!  >:D

it sounds to me like she's rather enjoying this after all! :)