So it's been five months since I had my traditional braces put on and I've had my monthly change of ligatures today. My dentist has told me that she will be performing Interproximal reduction (IPR) on my teeth next month. Anyone got any stories about having IPR done on their teeth? Pros and cons?
I'll try and post some pics up soon as well if I can.
Ok so I had my monthly checkup today, where my dentist puts new ligatures on my brackets, and she did a scale of my teeth. I think that she has created a black triangle inbetween the two front teeth on the bottom, because it definitely wasn't there before I went to the dentist and it's certainly there now!
It looks like shes either chipped my tooth or cut off the top of the gum inbetween the two teeth.
I read a post by Gerilyn Alfe, DMD Chicago Cosmetic Dentist after
Had my first set of wires changed on Monday. Now all my teeth are in the wire and kept in with a rubber ligature. Where before two of my teeth were kept in the wire with another wire.
I was getting used to my other wires, now these new wires are hurting my teeth a little bit more than the others did.
My friends are saying that I'm sounding different now, like I'm drunk lol
I'm happy with how it is going so far. Its been over three months now and both
Last night I went out for a meal and I think it must have been one of the small chicken pieces that I ate, because I could tell it was a bit hard, but I chewed it a couple of times and thought nothing of it. A few minutes later I could tell there was something not right. So I went to the toilet and one of my ligatures (which was a wire wrapped around the bracket on my lower left no. 5) had dissappeared and the wire was out of the bracket.
I was really annoyed with myself as I could
Had my second the other day and it went well. Still got two brackets on wires instead of ligatures, but they are getting closer so I think maybe next month they will both be on ligatures.
I can definitely notice the difference on the bottom set of teeth, but the top don't look any different to me. Do the top move slower or something?
I asked my dentist how long she thinks I've got (after two months I know lol) and she wouldn't commit to anything. She estimated 18-20