First time braces at 33

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Vega
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Re: First time braces at 33

#31 Postby Vega » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:09 am

Today is the Smile distractor-removalday!
5 months after the operation.
I'm nervous :?

Not much going on since my last post. No discomfort or pain.
I'm figuring out how to keep my teeth stainfree, and it's getting better I think.

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Re: First time braces at 33

#32 Postby Vega » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:49 am

Smile distractor out!
It wasn't so bad as I tought. They removed only the 'bar' but not the screws that kept the bar in place.
They will remove the screws during my next operation.
I had anesthesia in the roof of my mouth, because he gave it so quick it didn't hurt as much.
I had some pain after but after a half an hour it was gone, no painkillers needed.

I will need surgery to move my upper jaw more to the left, this will fix my midline and my bite. They will also tilt it a bit inwards because of my overbite.
Lower jaw is going to move a little forward.

Surgeon talked about the operation to be planned for november or december, if my ortho agrees.

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Re: First time braces at 33

#33 Postby Pussinboots698 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:07 am

I got my braces at 34 (10 months ago now) was the best decision I have ever made! I never used to smile because I was so embarrsed, now I cant stop :D I don't even notice the braces. Congratulations on making the brave step and wish you all the best on your journey.

Vega
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Re: First time braces at 33

#34 Postby Vega » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:29 pm

Pussinboots698 wrote:I got my braces at 34 (10 months ago now) was the best decision I have ever made! I never used to smile because I was so embarrsed, now I cant stop :D I don't even notice the braces. Congratulations on making the brave step and wish you all the best on your journey.


Thanks! I wish you all the best too :D

Small update.
Last week I had spacers again, between my back molars wich were 'free' of brackets/bands untill yesterday.
I have cemented bands placed on my back molars now. It hurts :lol:
I was getting so comfy with my braces that I forgot that they could hurt. Didn't sleep so great last night and this morning I took a painkiller.
It will get better in a few days.
He also changed my wires for a thinner one.

Next app is in four weeks, not sure what they will be doing but i'm guessing a wire replacement.

After that I can start to count down to my holiday! Jeeeeeej. :jump:
I wanted to wait untill I got my expander out to plan a holiday.

Vega
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Re: First time braces at 33

#35 Postby Vega » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:31 am

Update, had my last app the 2nd of october.

Got new wires upper and lower.
It was a relief getting my last wires out, they felt ubertight and also the wire started to poke in my cheek.
Had a lot of discomfort the weeks before my last app.

Now everthing is fine, no pain or such. :)

A few days ago I was eating a banana and i saw my upper front teethmarks in it. It was a nice arch/line shaped form. No more wonkey weird 90 degree angle.
I was so happy, i showed my boyfriend :lol:

Next app is the end of november, going on holiday first.
Then in december the first app with the surgeon for my double jawsurgery.

Vega
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Re: First time braces at 33

#36 Postby Vega » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:33 am

Back from vacation and had my last app the 20th.
Upper wire was changed for a thicker one.
I have developed a gap in my lower arch, so I got a powerchain on my lower wire now.

I had no problems on vacation with my braces. :jump:
I did bought a full face mask for snorkeling so I didn't have to bite down on a snorkel. Worked great!

Vega
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Re: First time braces at 33

#37 Postby Vega » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:43 am

I have my date of surgery.. the 16th of January

I'm not really scared for the pain after surgery. That can be managed with ice, painkillers and sleep but I always get supernervous for the prepping of the surgery.
I hate getting up early, staying sober, waiting in the room untill it's time for your surgery, getting led into the operating room, seeing everybody there getting ready for you, the machines and tools, getting the IV for the anesthesia.. I really hate that part. In my hospital we don't get a little pill to make you more calm before surgery. Maybe I should ask.

Lot's to do before the 16th, I have an ortho app the 18th, they will be adding the hooks for surgery on my brackets.
The 21st back to the clinic for measurements and photo's.
A dental cleaning on the 9th of january because my surgeon really insist on that.


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