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Old 01-04-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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Hopes please tell me how you pick only a portion of a previous post to put in the grey box. I usually end up quoting the entire post but it isn't always necessary. Many thanks.
When you quote the entire post by hitting the quote button on the actual post, you can simply delete what you don't want.

Just make sure the codes remain. The codes are in the brackets before and after the post.

These are the brackets ---------> [ ]

The brackets at the start of the post say [quote= & someone's name with numbers]

The brackets after the post say [/ QUOTE] without spaces.

I only typed them that way so you can see them.

Don't touch what's between the [ & ] at the start or end of the post.

Just delete whatever you don't want that is actually part of the post between the first and second brackets.

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Also what are the differences in the 2 different quotes in the lower right hand corner and what is quick reply to this message.
AT THE BOTTOM OF THREAD:

The quick reply button is just a quick way to respond to a thread without quoting anyone.

The go advanced button is a way to go to a normal post screen that has smiley options.


AT EACH POST:

The quote button on each person's post accomplishes what I explained at the very start. It brings up the entire quote from someone's post.

The little box to the left of the quote button on people's posts allows you to select MULTIPLE PEOPLE'S POSTS to quote all at once in one post. As you're reading a thread, if you see a post you want to respond to, you can click that little box to the right of the quote button. It will turn a different color. As you continue reading the thread, you keep selecting different posts you want to respond to. When you're done reading the thread and want to respond to all of the posts you selected, click the QUOTE button. Then you'll bet a post box that has all of the quotes you selected.

Once you start noticing how the codes between the brackets are made. You can write your own codes with brackets and add posters names.

Like this:

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Originally Posted by LittleMissMuffetSatOnATuffetEatingHerCurdsAndWey
Notice the username for this quote I created? I just wrote it in myself without using a quote feature. But that's advanced. First practice messing around with deleting parts of posts and then you can progress to typing your own start quotes and end quotes.
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ease don't make me read the directions. I just hate to read directions or instructions. I'd rather bat my lashes and get somebody nice to explain it to me.
Funny! You must have some great lashes!
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Originally Posted by no kudzu View Post
Hopes please tell me how you pick only a portion of a previous post to put in the grey box. I usually end up quoting the entire post but it isn't always necessary. Many thanks. Also what are the differences in the 2 different quotes in the lower right hand corner and what is quick reply to this message. ease don't make me read the directions. I just hate to read directions or instructions. I'd rather bat my lashes and get somebody nice to explain it to me.
I'm not Hopes but I can answer....

If you only want to quote a portion you can either hit the "quote" button and delete the part you don't want (that way the poster's name is retained) or you can copy and paste a portion into your reply box, then highlight the quoted segment and then click on the little quote icon (looks like a cartoon quote balloon)

"quick reply" is just the box that you can type your message in then hit submit (like you are most likely normally doing); if you want the little smiley icons to appear, instead of typing your response in the box below, click on the button in the lower left that says Post Reply (or something) that will bring up the smilies as options.. (like if you hit "go advanced" instead of "submit" in your quick reply.

The difference in quotes on the bottom right is to either quote the one post (like I did here) or, if you want to multi-quote (quote several different posts) you would click on the button that just has a picture of quotes but doesn't actually say "quote"....click on as many posts as you want to include, then hit Post Reply (lower left button).....All the posts you noted will appear in a reply box and you will then be able to add your own thoughts (and smilies LOL)...

Hope this makes sense, I was going from memory....
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Ah - Hopes chimed in when I was typing...wasn't sure if she was off to bed!
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:19 PM
 
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Looks like you and I are the night owls tonight, maciesmom!

I tried to sleep but I couldn't. Hubby was snuggling in his sleep. I need my space when I sleep. I'll try again later when I'm so exhausted it won't matter. LOL
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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When my son was 9, the orthodontist said he has huge permanent teeth coming in and no space. He gave us a 2-step plan, the first was to take place while he still had lots of baby teeth. We didn't do it because it was frighteningly expensive, and sounded a bit like overkill. A year later, he has lost a lot of his baby teeth, and that has naturally taken care of what would have been phase 1, so when we took him back to the orthodontist, they were able to implement phase 2. So what I'm trying to say with all my babble is that he is now 10, and they just applied his main braces. Each child is definitely different, but I'm not going to get too excited with my 7 year-old until she loses more baby teeth. I hate to be cynical, but I think it's a bit of a racket with the baby teeth.
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Thanks Hopes and Maciesmom. I'll try it later when I'm more awake. I'm sure other readers can use this info as well.

Also thanks to everybody who related stories. Wish I had married an orthodontist........they must be rolling in dough...
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:42 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Here's another story: Once upon a time, I was a little girl. This was back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I had a receding chin. It was pretty bad. So bad, that all these years later, I still have one. Just not as bad as it was then, before The Great Extinction.

My grandfather was my dentist. Back then, there weren't endodontists and orthodontists and implant specialists and blah blah. There was "the dentist" or there was "pull it out yourself, bubba."
My grandfather had me in braces from the time my permanent teeth came in. I wore braces and retainers for a total of ten years. Most of it was to move my lower teeth forward in my lower jaw, to force my lower jaw forward and give me that chin I didn't have. This overbite I had was SO bad that I could clench my jaws tight and stick my tongue all the way out between my front upper and lower teeth. I had no "occlusion."

Back in the day, kids got spacers. I didn't have spacers, but it was a pretty common thing, then. Spacers is what gives the teeth the opportunity to grow in straight, thus -preventing- braces later down the line. If you have bad alignment of upper and lower jaw (or none, as in my case), you can end up with some pretty serious jaw and sinus trouble when you're older.

Spacers are a pain if you're a kid. But not nearly as bad as 10 years worth of full braces with elastics connecting upper and lower jaw at the molars, and brace adjustments every 2 weeks by the dentist with a needle-nose pliers.

If you can get spacers, get'em.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Just made appt with highly regarded ortho doc in my area. Her web site says they like to see and evaluate children starting at 7. Wish I hadn't just taken dentist's opinion as gospel but at 8 we aren't too late. She describes 2 part process and I'm looking forward to getting this started.

I'm so glad I and sister #1 don't have to fear having teeth pulled. I think that is the think that kept me from pursuing ortho visit. This is a kid who screams when I take a bandaid off.
Thanks all for the info. I feel so much better now.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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Our son had "stage one" ortho treatment which included braces at age 8. We're so glad we did that, because now it looks like he probably won't need "stage two". It really does help to catch things early.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I, too, am going through this with my 8-year-old. When my daughter's dentist mentioned an orthodontic evaluation, I was surprised because I didn't get braces until I was in 6th grade and I had them through Junior High. I expected the same thing for my daughter and as a parent volunteer at my daughter's school, I haven't seen many kids below 5th grade with braces.

I have asked a lot of questions, talked with lots of parents and done my own research and here's what I have learned. The days of getting teeth pulled before braces are put on are pretty much over for the average kid. I had 6 teeth pulled, headgear I had to wear at night and what can only be described as "massive metal" in my mouth (braces that wrapped completely around each tooth) for 3 LOOOOONG years. Orthodontics have come a long way since then.

Now, at age 8, an evaluation will be done on your child to determine how the permanent teeth will come in (an x-ray will show you the teeth below the baby teeth). Instead of pulling teeth to make room, spacers and possibly retainers will be given to your child to move her teeth, jaw and palatte around so that the permanent teeth won't cause havoc when they come in. When braces are actually put on, they're not on for very long. My next door neighbor has been especially helpful as her children have all gone through this. It DOES start when they are around 8 years old, and what results is your child having lots of space between their teeth (from their teeth being moved around) and then the braces go on for about a year.

I also was nervous about the cost, but according to my neighbor (who does not get any help from dental insurance), she paid about $5,000 for each child and that's including the evaluation, spacers, retainers (her children had retainers for 1-2 years) and finally braces. The total number of years spent in orthodontics was about 4, but only 1 year with the actual braces.

Each child is different and each orthodist might have a different way of doing things, but one thing I have heard over and over again is that the teeth pulling days are over for most kids. Now, it's about enlarging the palatte to make room for the teeth (minus the wisdom teeth...those still get pulled for the most part).
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