First week with Braces !
by, 05-18-2012 at 02:11 PM (945 Views)
Hello everyone !
I'm not entirely new to the forum, I've been checking it daily and watching everyone's progress and thoughts and thought I might start my own blog as soon as I had my braces installed.
I've needed braces since I was 14, but could only start affording them this year. (I'm 20 now) I went in for a consult mid-April because of severe crowding and an overbite. My impressions, molds and x-rays were done and my braces were finally put on on May 11th 2012. The orthodontist says my treatment time is about 2 years. After six month he will evaluate whether or not he needs to extract one of my lower teeth (which grew completely behind the other ones) He thinks he might be able to fit it in.
Here are pictures of my teeth the day before braces:
Here are pictures of my teeth now, 1 week into treatment:
Sorry for the poor quality of some of the pictures, had a hard time with my phone haha. So there isn't much progress yet, this is mainly for my introduction. As you can see I have bite turbos to prevent me from biting down on my lower brackets, which makes eating quite tough, and my speech is different but I'm getting used to it. Pain wasn't too bad, some teeth are still tender but its not as uncomfortable as I thought it would be !
My next appt is on July 10th (8 weeks and a half.. my ortho is on vacation end of June so he cant see me earlier) I'll make sure to post pics every couple of weeks to show the progress ! Sorry for the long post guys, have a nice dayyy :bye: