So first couple days of retainer life have been good, I dont feel self conscious much and my speech adjustment has been really easy, better than braces. It feels less weird to have something on the roof of my mouth, at first it felt a bit suffocating but it goes in and out easily. Only real annoying thing is drinking, you can only have water with retainer in so if you want to sit and enjoy a coffee or drink then I'm worried I have it out too long.
I love love
OMG they are OFF!!!!!!!!!!! And I can not believe how awesome it feels to not have braces in my mouth. It wasn't too bad having the brackets clipped off my yuckkk the scrapping was horrible and I almost gagged on my spit and I just wanted her to stop touching my mouth. LOL. I go back for retainers and polishing and shaping in a couple hours but wow my mouth feels SOOOOO EMPTY, I can close my mouth, I can't stop licking my teeth. I AM THRILLED, it feels like a big weight is off my shoulders and I
Updated 08-22-2012 at 02:06 PM by Ellebraced
The countdown continues. Yesterday I had all 8 molar bands removed and my wire cut. I have no idea why he removes in these stages but I think its to get the molars to set on their own and then 2 weeks later your brackets are removed......BUT NOT ME.... they are on vacation so instead of getting them removed Aug 15th I have to wait to the 22nd oh well I am trying to think they will just be more stable when brackets come off.
So the removal of the bands was quite nasty I must say. They
Oh 43 days left and I am so done. I was on vacation 4 hrs away and realized last night that my elastic was around my wire??? How could that be, did I drink too much vodka, inhale too much campfire smoke, heat stroke???? Did my wire become magical?? NOPE it was broken. HORROR worst possible thing on my lower right side where a tooth really needs to move still. Sooooo called the ortho this morning, of course ortho is on holidays next week so I
Okay just a quick update because I got millions of houseguests and barely survived a reunion with a bunch of rude selfish family members. SERENITY NOW SERENITY NOW!!
So I had an adjustment yesterday and he did some major tweaking cause things were really sore. You know when you accidentally hit your front teeth together OUCHIE!!!
I am in upside down triangle elastics still and will be getting molar bands off in 4 weeks then some funky elastics that sound a bit like
So good news I have a DEBRACE DATE :party: ..........bad new it's a couple weeks after I hoped but it is this summer .......
AUGUST 22nd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8am
69 days away !!! I have another adjustment in 4 weeks, then 4 weeks later 7 molar bands (one came out because wire was too short) removed then 2 weeks later brackets REMOVED and lower permanent bar only and upper hawley!! I will wear the upper retainer for 6 weeks (24/7) then to nights only forever. They said no
Well since I am nearing the end :party::party::party: I thought I would give my opinion of my experience in braces as an adult.
This is my second time in braces and my teeth had shifted since having them removed at 13. My upper front tooth was wonky, my lowers were crowded and I had a 10 mm overbite.
APPEARANCE with Braces
-I was concerned about my husband being older than me and looking too young, but not one person said anything to me
-I was afraid people
I am soooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!
I am in the Final stages of my braces after 17 months :shock: My original sentence was 2.5 years so I am ahead of schedule and have 2-3 months left. He said he may do 1 more (maybe 2 more adjustments) which are 4 weeks apart now (not 6) and then they slowly take them off, molar bands first then a couple weeks later BRACES OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That means by mid August I will be free, not in time for the big family reunion July long weekend but less
Sorry its been so long since I posted pics. Things get kinda boring after 500 days :D I notice somethings opening up, some things closing but overall its getting there. My overbite was 10mm at the start and as you can see its almost not existent, a mm or 2. My right side seems to have opened up a bit again but left side just has a small black spot so thats good.
I took a pic of the front elastic I wear at night time and the upside down triangles I wear 24/7 though I prefer the class
I went in for my adjustment (15 months in almost). I thought my upper back molar band wire was bent (probably from eating popcorn and chips and yummy evil foods) It was and she said it didn't fit in the molar bracket/band anymore and since this is my finishing wire with a million complicated bends in it they took it out. So the tooth is FREE, OMG it feels so good. It didn't hurt at all just a cut and the molar band was off and now I can't stop licking it and feeling a really naked tooth.
Okay so not much new as I said early they are boring now
1) My natural smile now
2) Side view, no overbite really
3) New elastics
You can see my new upside down elastics in the one pic. I think my big front teeth are on an angle though?? Or is it my smile?? Midline still a bit off but I guess he will wait closer to the end to fix that?
Well Its true braces get very boring. I had my 10th adjustment they said everything looked GOOD and I did a great job wearing my elastics to move my lower jaw forward/upper backwards so now after about 6 months of the same elastic configuration I am now in the holding position (upside down triangles) :party: I can't believe my jaw is finally where it should be, I started with a 10mm overbite which is crazy and now its great with only elastics use and wire adjustments, no forsus
One Year in braces :braces: and probably less than a year to go :thumb: !!!!!!
I have not posted in awhile cause my braces are getting VERY VERY boring. I barely have any overbite maybe 1mm compared to 10mm a year ago when I started this journey.
I went in for my 9th adjustment yesterday and asked the question....... SOOOOOOOOOOOO it's been a year, do I have another year and a half??? And he kinda thinks and hesitates and says OH NO, a year tops and maybe if I'm really
Updated 12-20-2011 at 12:44 PM by Ellebraced
Well after another crazy busy summer I am finally updating my blog with a pic.
I can't believe its been 300 days already, its feels like I just got them yesterday but also that I have had them forever and can't wait to get them off. I try not to think about them much but I know in the back of my mind its a huge reason why I don't feel as happy as I should and also I HATE SEEING PICTURES of how uncomfortable I look in pictures.
The last few adjustments have been the
Hi everyone, been a long busy summer so I will post more in the next couple weeks when things get back to normal and post some new pics but had a quick question...
I have been in my finishing wires for 13 weeks and 7 weeks. Braces on for almost 9 months, my original estimate was 28-30 months. There is a bit of an overbite still (maybe 2mm) and some gaps but most of my teeth are straight and inline but 2. I just don't see how it can take another 20 months unless things don't move.