Here's the set of photos on my Flickr account!
Braces - a set on Flickr
Here's a sneak peek at what you'll see...
(gums are a bit swollen in this pic. They reassure me it won't look so odd when the swelling goes down and the retainers smash the teeth back together).
So it started out by taking some molds which I don't know why, but they did. Then she took the power chains off (all FOUR). Then she let me know that it's going to be a loud snapping noise as she broke the bond on each bracket, but it won't hurt my teeth. The ones in the back didn't hurt, but when she got to my four front teeth, yes it did. She did them fast though and did them on 1,2, 3! So I could hold my breath and "brace" myself haha. I'd say in all, they were off in a matter of less
Well it's finally come, those magic words - DEBANDING!! Monday April 25 is the big day and I think it may be the happiest day of my life. I'm so excited! It's been a painful and frustrating and happy road all at the same time, and I can honestly say I'm not going to miss these for ONE SECOND! :D I am glad it brought me to make some good new friends on this board tho!
Had another appointment today. Thought I'd be getting a debanding date. 3 weeks ago, I spoke with my orthodontist about closing up the gaps and being done. Today I get in the chair and the assistant starts to take my lower wire out for 'detailing'. Um, what? I thought we were done with detailing. He told me 2 months ago we were done with detailing. She then takes the wire out and says, oh look at all the calcite buildup, no wonder your teeth aren't moving, let's get that cleaned up while I'm here