Full Metal Braces at 35

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damoz
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Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

#46 Postby damoz » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:07 pm

tmjd wrote:I just read the whole progress. (no pictures permission yet), but based on what you are telling, I can see a great progress. Thanks a lot for the encouragement with the bite blocks. I have bite turbos and the week has been very slow for me. The sense of chewing anything has been so discomforting that I have stick to basically soups with very-fined-chopped smoked turkey for almost 7 days now.

Hope I can see the progress soon, when I have premission to view images.

I will be posting my story shortly.

:-D


Stick with it mate they do get easier. I went back after one week to ask about molar build ups but didn't go ahead with the change and the turbos aren't an issue at all now. Another week or two and you'll be eating anything you like and the turbos will be there but it won't be a problem just keep them clean and it's all good.
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r1r1r12000
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Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

#47 Postby r1r1r12000 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:58 am

Damoz is right, tmjd!

If you've made it a week with bite blocks, you are almost to the point where they won't bother you anymore. Hang in there!

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Re: Full Metal Braces at 35

#48 Postby r1r1r12000 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:17 am

Well, it looks like I forgot to update this page after my last two adjustments.

I'm now at 13 months in braces. At my visit 1 month ago, the orthodontist told me to resume wearing the elastic. That will probably remain for the duration of my treatment. This month we added a powerchain on top to close the space on my upper left. That space is the primary thing the ortho is still working on. Otherwise, just some finishing is all that remains. Still probably 2-3 months from being done.

Here's how things look with the powerchain:
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This is the gap that the elastic and the powerchain are both working to close:
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Here's the comparison from day 1 to 13 months:
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