My Innovation journey, age 25

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str8k8
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My Innovation journey, age 25

#1 Postby str8k8 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:12 pm

Hey guys,

I've had my braces now for 7 weeks (and counting) and we've had our ups and downs

The first few weeks were quite literally a pain. I've now (luckily) reached the stage where they don't really hurt anymore :D but this feeling seems to be joined by the feeling of being SO TOTALLY OVER IT!! :evil:
So I figured there's no better time to start my braces story to get a wee bit of encouragement from the lovely Archwired community.

I have Innovation-C on top. I will be getting Innovation-R (I think) on the bottom next month.

Pics to follow after this, my 7th post :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Before braces

#2 Postby str8k8 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:40 pm

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/1152/fSHfrF.jpg

(unsure if this is the best way to upload)

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After 6 week adjustment

#3 Postby str8k8 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:42 pm


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Re: After 6 week adjustment

#4 Postby erin5550 » Thu May 18, 2017 8:34 pm

str8k8 wrote:http://imageshack.com/a/img924/7602/C3PMTx.jpg


Looking good!
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Re: My Innovation journey, age 25

#5 Postby strinder » Fri May 19, 2017 3:49 pm

They look great! I'm not sure what the difference is but I got ice braces fitted today and they look pretty similar to yours :) how have you found them?

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#6 Postby str8k8 » Sat May 20, 2017 8:37 am

strinder wrote:They look great! I'm not sure what the difference is but I got ice braces fitted today and they look pretty similar to yours :) how have you found them?


Yer i think ice brackets are pretty similar!

Theyve been pretty good so far! Im definitely happy that i wwnt with ceramic over metal. I'm on the second wire now and can barely feel that theyre there. Although i didnt eat with my front teeth for maybe 6 weels because it felt so strange haha.

How are you finding it on day 2?

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Re: After 6 week adjustment

#7 Postby nybizzle » Sat May 20, 2017 11:57 am

[quote="str8k8"]http://imageshack.com/a/img924/7602/C3PMTx.jpg[/quote]

Wow! Big changes in just 7 weeks! Do you have ceramic on the bottom too?

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#8 Postby strinder » Sat May 20, 2017 1:47 pm

[quote="str8k8"][quote="strinder"]They look great! I'm not sure what the difference is but I got ice braces fitted today and they look pretty similar to yours :) how have you found them?[/quote]

Yer i think ice brackets are pretty similar!

Theyve been pretty good so far! Im definitely happy that i wwnt with ceramic over metal. I'm on the second wire now and can barely feel that theyre there. Although i didnt eat with my front teeth for maybe 6 weels because it felt so strange haha.

How are you finding it on day 2?[/quote]

I'm really pleased I went for the clear ones over metal, I can't even begin to think how different I would look with metal ones. Also I'm pleased at how much I'm getting used to them and they feel weird is after I brush my teeth.

However my teeth are hurting so much! I only have one tooth that isn't hurting so I had to use only that tooth to eat my dinner this evening. I even went out today to buy some extra painkillers! What was your experience?

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#9 Postby str8k8 » Sun May 21, 2017 8:48 am

nybizzle wrote:Wow! Big changes in just 7 weeks! Do you have ceramic on the bottom too?

Thank you for your encouraging words :D :D :D
I only have the top braces on so far! But il be getting metal on the bottom in 3 weeks.

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#10 Postby str8k8 » Sun May 21, 2017 8:55 am

strinder wrote:I'm really pleased I went for the clear ones over metal, I can't even begin to think how different I would look with metal ones. Also I'm pleased at how much I'm getting used to them and they feel weird is after I brush my teeth.

However my teeth are hurting so much! I only have one tooth that isn't hurting so I had to use only that tooth to eat my dinner this evening. I even went out today to buy some extra painkillers! What was your experience?


Ah the first week or so were difficult at meal times. I learnt to love soup! My back molars on each side aren't bracketed and i definitely remember just having to use those teeth to eat with. I also remember the day when a dairylea cheese triangle was too hard. But that will quickly get better so dont you worry!! They are distant memories for me now!

...Until i get my bottom braces next month! I don't know how it would be with both top and bottom braced at the same time. Did you get both? Or just top?

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Re: My Innovation journey, age 25

#11 Postby KellyGreen » Sun May 21, 2017 8:26 pm

Wow, you and I have very similar "before" teeth (with the titled top incisors). I'm definitely going to be following your story! How long are you in for? It has been 1 week for me so far. 12-18 months to go, lol!

A lot of people mention more pain after the first wire change. You didn't experience that? What are your goals?

I posted a story, but it won't let me upload pics. :(

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#12 Postby str8k8 » Sun May 21, 2017 10:30 pm

KellyGreen wrote:Wow, you and I have very similar "before" teeth (with the titled top incisors). I'm definitely going to be following your story! How long are you in for? It has been 1 week for me so far. 12-18 months to go, lol!

A lot of people mention more pain after the first wire change. You didn't experience that? What are your goals?

I posted a story, but it won't let me upload pics. :(


Ahh i will keep an eye out for your story and pics too...I think you will be allowed to post pics after 7 posts!?

So im alnost at 8 weeks now, out of a total estimated 18 months.

I was expecting a few sore days after the first adjustment but i had very little pain...It just felt very tight for the first day or two afterwards. And tbh i havent noticed any more movement since either...Although its only been two weeks. I need more patience haha. I remember seeing pretty awesome results at around 3 weeks with the first wire.

Im sooooo looking forward to a straighter and wider smile!!

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Re:

#13 Postby KellyGreen » Sun May 21, 2017 11:48 pm

str8k8 wrote:
KellyGreen wrote:Wow, you and I have very similar "before" teeth (with the titled top incisors). I'm definitely going to be following your story! How long are you in for? It has been 1 week for me so far. 12-18 months to go, lol!

A lot of people mention more pain after the first wire change. You didn't experience that? What are your goals?

I posted a story, but it won't let me upload pics. :(


Ahh i will keep an eye out for your story and pics too...I think you will be allowed to post pics after 7 posts!?

So im alnost at 8 weeks now, out of a total estimated 18 months.

I was expecting a few sore days after the first adjustment but i had very little pain...It just felt very tight for the first day or two afterwards. And tbh i havent noticed any more movement since either...Although its only been two weeks. I need more patience haha. I remember seeing pretty awesome results at around 3 weeks with the first wire.

Im sooooo looking forward to a straighter and wider smile!!


Did your ortho indicate how wide he could get your arch?

My ortho was vague. His family actually invented the Damon braces so I just assumed he knows how to make the most of them even though I gained significant knowledge about braces before I went in. I need to ask next time.

I wonder if I can bookmark your thread.
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#14 Postby str8k8 » Mon May 22, 2017 1:34 pm

KellyGreen wrote: Did your ortho indicate how wide he could get your arch?


No, I still haven't asked that question. I think I'm slowly seeing my smile widen. Although I could just be imagining that haha. I guess if/when my ortho attached brackets to my final molars it will widen.

Do you have brackets on all of your teeth? My last molar on each side is currently unbracketed.

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Re: My Innovation journey, age 25

#15 Postby claribeary » Tue May 23, 2017 6:40 am

Your progress after 7 weeks is amazing! :D They make me excited. I just got my braces on last night and I can't wait to see some form of noticeable change. :jump:

My last molars are unbracketed as well - a total of 4 of them. :)
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