Discuss life after braces and in retainers.
So it is now 7 days until I get my braces off!! What a crazy 16 months! I got so giddy today when I woke up to a text message on my phone asking me to call and confirm my appointment! I called, and spoke to the front desk asking HIM to confirm that I was indeed getting my braces off. After a few moments he comes back and says "It says here you're scheduled for de-band". SCORE!!! Then, after another brief pause, he comes back with "Uh oh,
Updated 11-16-2012 at 07:37 AM by BlondeAddiction
HOLY CRAP!! I literally just finished crying on the way home from my Ortho appointment!! Just finished up my appointment and my Ortho says everything is perfect!! He removed my powerchains, cut my wires on uppers and lowers from the Canine and removed them so I now only have a wire attached to 6 teeth on top and bottom! He then put white ligatures around each bracket to help hold my new tiny wire in place. I look like I have traditional braces now and it's so funny looking to me. I asked about my
Updated 10-27-2012 at 07:57 AM by BlondeAddiction
Yippers!!! Finally I'm a happy girl!!
I snuck in an appointment today even though my actual date is Oct 24th. I had mentioned in my last Blog I was going to do this to talk to my Ortho regarding my "off" front central incisor. I'm TONS happier after this afternoon's drop-in with him!!!
He explained to me that what I'm seeing is just the way my arch is. That's how it's gonna stay, and he told me we're a million times better than when we started out. I got a
Where the hell has BlondeAddiction been?? LOL!
Yeah I know- smack me! I started the awesome schooling and sport of Solo Skydiving which has drained me mentally as well as physically. I also got a new Phone AND Laptop (The keyboard had broken so I had no way to update LOL) so NONE of my old photos and stuff have been transferred over to this one. I feel 'empty' regarding my progression photos. I haven't even TAKEN a photo in about a month so yeah, slacking tremendously. School started up for
Updated 10-04-2012 at 06:47 AM by BlondeAddiction
Had another Ortho appointment Wednesday afternoon. Nothin too major. We've been moving my powerchain over tooth by tooth to fix my midline and we still had 5 more teeth to move so I was expecting the powerchain to go to my canine and be done with it. Instead I was pleasantly surprised when he said we were gonna go ahead and put my powerchain back across the entire uppers- from molar to molar! Woohoo!! It's been 3 days now and all my gaps are closed across the entire uppers! I also
Updated 08-26-2012 at 06:17 AM by BlondeAddiction
Not too much to update about considering my last appointment was only 7 days ago BUT still enough to keep record of. :) I went in an hour ago and as scheduled, were putting on a new powerchain to move over my upper central lateral. In case you missed last weeks' blog, we're moving each tooth over one-by-one since we had to shift my midline last month- so I have 2 more spots to move over before THAT's done. Just as my Ortho's assistant removed the old powerchain and put the new one on- POW! The bracket
Updated 08-09-2012 at 03:41 AM by BlondeAddiction
12 HOUR UPDATE AT BOTTOM:
Guess who slipped in another adjustment this afternoon?! <== THIS GIRL!!
Been monitoring my huge GAP situation for a few days now and decided I was getting pretty darn agitated with it. Called my Orthos office to stop in and grab some more Elastics since I had run out over the weekend and was using my old ones in the meantime. My Ortho sat me down and took a quick peek. "WOW! Did your teeth do that in just 1 week"?! "Um. actually
Updated 08-02-2012 at 03:40 AM by BlondeAddiction
My newest Ortho appointment was yesterday morning and it was a pretty quick one. He took a look at my bite and informed me that my lower jaw has finally come forward to as far as it's going to go (I think that's a YAY lol). He also did a quick check to make sure all lower gaps were closed and said that we were DONE with lower powerchains for good! He removed the small silver one he had placed last month on half of my lowers and we got to work on my midline. Since my lower center gap had closed,
Updated 07-28-2012 at 02:21 AM by BlondeAddiction
I'm stoked!!! SO much stuff has happened today at my appointment and I'm jumping for joy! I just got home and I had to hurry up and write this because there is so much to cover! I'll try to keep it as short as possible. Pfft, who am I kidding, this is ME you're talking about. LOL!
I arrived at my Ortho 10 mins early and they saw me right away. I saw my ortho for just a few mins before we got to start on my 3 month cleaning with my Hygienist. I mentioned I had a malfunctioning bracket
Updated 07-17-2012 at 05:58 AM by BlondeAddiction
Hey everyone! Another braces update for you guys (and myself for the sake of documentation)!
I can't say I'm thrilled with today's appointment- I'll tell you why.
Had my Ortho appointment 3 hours ago and thankfully I'm not as sore as I was expecting I would be so that was a PLUS. As soon as I arrived, the assistant (who I adore) got to work on removing my Powerchains before my Ortho came in. Whew, no discomfort. Another plus. He had me do all the usual- "bite down,
Updated 06-04-2012 at 09:38 AM by BlondeAddiction
Sportin my new white Powerchains today!
*NEW 24 hour update with pics at bottom!!*
So today is *drumroll* my 9 month anniversary of my braces!! I also had my Orthodontic check up to celebrate the occasion. Heh. More great news and more great progress!
Had my appointment at 10:30 this morning, and I knew I was due for a new set of Powerchains since I had just gone 6 weeks without having them so I was prepared for that.
Updated 04-20-2012 at 08:08 PM by BlondeAddiction
So tonight I was taking my normal 3 week progression photos when I realized three things.
1) The time is FLYING by so fast that I feel like I'm taking pics every week even though I'm not.
2) My bite has changed a LOT in just the last 3.5 weeks.
and 3) I've really come to love (and appreciate) my Elastics! lol!
Being that I never really had a 'bite' per-say, it is so wonderfully awkward biting down without teeth hitting and poking the roof of my mouth.
Updated 03-24-2012 at 06:04 PM by BlondeAddiction
It's been about 16 hours since my Ortho/Dental Appointment and I'm still feelin the discomfort.
I blogged last week that I had an appointment in 2 days but my Ortho had a last-minute cancellation and had to reschedule me for this week. I was already set for my 3 month cleaning and polishing with my Hygienist and since they're in the same office we try and schedule them at the same time. I was excited to get my teeth all nice and pretty again and switch to a clear or white powerchain!
Updated 03-09-2012 at 09:17 AM by BlondeAddiction
Hey Bracesreview.com members!:wave:
This is my first Blog and while I was gonna start with all my background information, I figured since I'm only 2 days away from my next adjustment I'd just start in "real time" on this one.
I am currently at 7.5 mos into my Braces and in the last 6 weeks I have had TONS done in my Orthodontic Treatment! Had an Adjustment on Jan 31st where my Ortho put on my back molar brackets that had popped off in the early stages of
Updated 03-04-2012 at 01:10 PM by BlondeAddiction