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- Date of Birth
- November 6, 1979 (37)
- South Florida
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- Braces Type:
- Ceramic Braces On Top and Bottom
- Braces Status:
- Braced On Aug 5, 2010
In Retainers. Hawley On Top and Perm Retainer Lower.
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Have had my braces off for around 6 months now. I have a hawley retainer up top and the perm retainer in the lowers. I was a bit worried at first about the lower retainer being annoying, but it has worked out. Flossing around it sucks, but I make do and it is better than wearing an acutal retainer for sure.
Here's a quick pic.
Well I had an appointment this morning. Kinda a little embarrassing because I had a huge canker sore inside my lower lip from where the rubber band and bracket rubs on it. I was considering delaying the appointment till it went away, but I'm sure they see them all the time, so I said eff it and went in. The doc and staff just worked around that nasty thing...
Anyway, He tied me up with 2 rubber bands that I have to wear "as much as possible" to bring my upper teeth down
Well I have an appointment on May 1st, but thought I'd update my blog while I have the time.
I had my surgery on November 30th. So I'm about 5 months out. I'd say the swelling is 90% gone. I can still tell on the left cheek there is some. I have no complaints now, just kinda wanna get these off asap. MY ortho is still working with my back molars, applying torque. He is undoing what the palatal expander did when I was in my early 20's the first time around. The expander
So I believe I am about 3 months away from getting my braces off. The orthodontist is working some "torque" adjustments on my molars to bring them in. Unfortunately this is a slow process in orthodontics. I'm quite ready to get these off and put this behind me.
Overall my bite feels great and I'm happy with the results.