My braces have been off for over a month! The overbite is dramatically reduced, and I no longer have a gap between my upper front incisors. I have a permanent bonded retainer on my bottom teeth (apparently these are more likely to shift), and I wear a removable retainer on my upper teeth at night. It’s made of softer plastic and much more comfortable than the wire and hard plastic contraption of my teenaged years. Overall, I’m really pleased with the results.
Best of all, I’m finally done paying for them! 4 months ago
today is the last day that i’ll be 51 … and tomorrow is the first day i’ll be 53 … and last friday i made a commitment to getting some serious dental work done … it is going to be six months at the minimum … and more likely nine months and it’s at least $18K or more likely $20K worth of work … some of which I will get back from HCF and in my tax return … but it’s so scary i nearly fainted just imagining it last night … so i think i need to be seeing this as a goal … and making some serious resolutions if i’m going to be spending this much money on fixing what i should never have let fall apart in the first place
but it’s no good berating myself for my loss … i will admit my grief and responsibility … or make that irresponsibility … and then i will remind myself that i was born with teeth that were not made to last and it was always just a matter of time …
my goal is to smile and talk and breathe and chew on this day next year and feel that my mouth is working and feeling and smelling better than it was a year before … 8 months ago
Picking up the next set Thursday. I can’t tell a difference yet but Kev said he noticed they were slightly straighter since he’s know me so long. 8 months ago
I’ve got the official clear braces in. Wearing them religiously to get through the phases successfully. 9 months ago
i’ve always felt uncomfortably smiling around people because i have a chip in my front tooth. Id like to go to the dentist and fix it! I did book and appointment to get them filed but then the dentist lost a family member and cancelled and i haven’t book an appoinment since! I will soon and i am so excited ! 9 months ago
I haven’t been wearing these darn clear corrects like I should be.
Need to buy portable toothbrush instead of my clunky one and just make it a normal routine at work to take them out to snack and eat lunch. 10 months ago
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I need my teeth fixed very badly. I am currently seeing two dentists in Brantford. I am hoping they suggest a good orthodontist for me to go to. 11 months ago
As promised, the update. I have gone from 4 rubber bands to 3, which is an improvement; the goal is to lower the amount to 2 and then to none at all, at which point I’ll be close to having my braces off. So that’s progress, I guess! (I have been RELIGIOUS about wearing the rubber bands, even though I hate them, because I do NOT want to do this again in another 20 years.) The good news is that we’re in the fine-tuning stage and over the halfway point. I can do anything if I know it’s just for another 6 months or so! 12 months ago
Wow, the last time I wrote about this was a long time ago. Long story short, I did go have molds taken and went through with having the braces on. We’re over the halfway point (if all goes well, they should come off in May/June 2014). I have been wearing rubber bands for about 4 months. My orthodontist took a second Panorex in August, and it turns out that I don’t need anything repositioned, which is really good (at least my determination not to go through this again has been paying off). I go back on Tuesday, so probably more to report then. 12 months ago