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  1. Tray 4-refinements

    On tray four of my refinements. My teeth hurt, so it must be working. I have to admit, refinements aren't as fun as the original treatment was. At the beginning I could notice the slightest improvements but not I barely can tell anything, aside from the slight pain. At the end of the month I go to get my 6th tray plus a few more. I'm not sure if I'll get more IPRs or what. I can't believe I have a whole year more of this. So strange. My teeth were so bad before and I had 35 trays and now that they're ...
  2. I've been bad...

    I haven't been on here in so long and forgot how much I loved it!

    I'm on tray 14 of 14 Upper and 16 Lowers and am 100% positive I am going to need refinements. I'll post some pics and you'll see why. The progress is great, but I am definitely not done yet.

    I've gotten used to the elastics, but hate the fact that if I didn't have them, I'd be able to go upper tray free for 8+ hours a day since I am done with the uppers after Friday. But since I need to wear my elastics, ...
  3. 2 years later: progress pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Boira View Post
    Hello all,
    It's been ages since my last post or blog update. Two years have passed without even noticing and I'm extremely happy with the results so far.
    The lower arch was complicated: 60 trays, no less. And that's without the refinements that surely will come later. It needed a mid course correction but things are right on track and I want to share it with you all.

    I don't remember what sipping coffee at work is anymore, or going out without worrying about how long
  4. Tray 25(:

    Can't believe I am already on tray 25. Wow time really does fly. In two weeks I go in for a few more attachments (on my front teeth, etc) and get five more trays. Only ten more to go! This is crazy. I couldn't be happier. I know I'll need refinements but the progress I've seen already is more than enough to be grateful for. Can't wait to see what they look like after the last set, never mind after refinements.
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  5. First Adjustment!

    Yep! Already 5 weeks down! lol. It seems to have gone slow though and I had been waiting for my first adjustment for what seemed forever! lol

    It wasn't really painful, more just pressure when the ortho was taking the ligs off the teeth and also putting them back on. Its like he knew which tooth would cause me pain as when I made a "arghh" and he would go "yes i thought so!" lol.

    I got a new thicker wire on the bottom, but kept the same wire on top, ...
  6. A month down!

    I have had my braces for over a month now and my first adjustment is on tuesday! YAY! looking forward to seeing my orthodontist and what he has to say and getting some new wires and baby pink ligs hehehe. I am excited for some colour!

    Anyway, I was sitting here and decided to take a pic of my upper arch to see the difference so far and wow... it shocked me! I LOVE IT and cannot believe the progress in just one month.

    The top pic is before any orthodontic work or extractions, ...
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  7. PROGRESS PICS! after 17 days!!

    Hi everyone, thought I would take some pics tonight as I can notice some progress, I am amazed that they have moved this much already! Look at the wire, you can see the movement better :) yay!

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  8. 1 month of fasbraces completed!

    I officially completed my first month with fastbraces on the Feb 14th :) I had my first check up and i now have all my top braces. At the dentist office i saw the pictures of my teeth from before and when they put the first 4 on and i saw a difference, so i'm super excited about that! I have powerchains on top and they suck super bad, because food gets stuck so easily. Here are some pictures of my progress :)

    1 month down "?" to go!

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  9. tray 18 with pics /:

    Still don't feel comfortable with my teeth but after looking at my before and after I feel so much better. Moments ago when I switched into my 18th tray I was kind of upset. For my bottom teeth I am only suppose to have 19 trays, leaving me with 4 weeks until they should be complete but I don't think that is going to happen. I mean who knows but just stinks. I know refinements are common but I have 35 trays for my top teeth and I'm almost positive they wait until my whole mouth is done to do refinements, ...

    Updated 03-05-2013 at 06:31 PM by tiffany

    Need Advice , Countdowns , Pictures , Progress , Getting Started
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  10. Fastbraces, Finally!

    [SIZE=3][SIZE=4][FONT=Fixedsys][FONT=Lucida Console][FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=2][SIZE=2]Ok, so I'm 25 and finally getting braces! While researching braces I stumbled across "fastbraces".. After looking into it, it sounded amazing!! Half the time.. 3 months- a year of braces! After going to my consultation, I found out my overbite would require jaw surgery... But I went ahead and decided to get the braces, because I mostly cared about my teeth being straight and would be perfectly happy ...
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  11. Invisalign - Trays 20 and 21

    Hey everyone.....I've not posted since before Christmas, so I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years. :)

    I'll be going to the ortho in 2 days time to pick up tray 22....my penultimate set!! I am soooo close to the finish line now. I say this in almost every blog entry but I just cannot believe how fast the time has gone. It only feels like yesterday that my ortho called me to say that my trays had arrived and everything is ready for me to begin treatment. Time sure flies. ...
  12. Invisalign - Trays 18 and 19

    Hey everyone,

    I've been meaning to update my blog but haven't found the time until now. I'm currently on day 10 of tray 19. I'll be changing onto tray 20 on Tuesday. Where has the time gone? Just 4 more trays to go. Everything is looking fab and my ortho is extremely happy with my progress. Trays 18 and 19 have been a total breeze, so nothing major to report other than my teeth are looking straighter than ever. Woohooo

    Ever since starting invisalign, i've always seen ...
  13. Invisalign - Tray 17


    It's another milestone for me today as it's my 8 month Invisalign Anniversary which = 245 days of plastic. Can't believe i've made it this far. Woohoo! Hopefully a little under 3 months to go for me now and i'll be done with this initial round of treatment.

    These past 11 days with tray 17 have been an absolute breeze. I had my last lot of IPR done during my last ortho visit where my ortho made a 0.2mm gap between 2 of my upper teeth. It really is amazing how ...
  14. Invisalign - Tray 16


    Today is my fifth day of wearing tray 16 so I thought I'd drop by and let you know the latest happenings with my treatment....

    On Tuesday, I went back to the ortho to get tray 16 fitted and to have some more IPR done. Having already had my first lot of IPR done during my previous appointment, I felt a lot more relaxed about it as I knew what to expect. This time, I had 3 gaps made, all of which were 0.2mm so I can't even notice the gaps he made. Once again, the ...
  15. 2 week update (with tons of PICS!!!) on my blog!

    So I wanted to see if there was any progress the past 2 weeks since my orthodontist mad a TON of tweaks on my wires and I have a new elastic configuration with smaller rubber bands.

    I'm happy to report that there was a LOT of progress!! Check out my progress pics on my BLOG!

    My teeth are even, gaps are closing, and I'm almost done! Hopefully my next adjustment in 2 weeks will bring me some good news :-)
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