Finally in Braces.

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2Low4U
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Finally in Braces.

#1 Postby 2Low4U » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:36 pm

Been a very long journey to get these Teeth Fixed.
I have been always self conscious about My Teeth, I would never Smile or hardly show my teeth.
My Teeth Very Crooked Upper and Lower teeth, Over Bite & Over jet on the upper.
I finally Broke and went to see about getting them Fixed.
I went in for a consultation in April.
He Said that I Would need to have a upper & lower Palate Expander Installed to Widen my narrow Mouth and Braces to Follow, or Have Surgery to Re-position my Mouth and then Braces.
I went with the first option.
Went in July to have my expanders installed. Went Back in October to see how the progression was with the expanders, The Lower was at the proper width and the upper still had some more movement to go, I had Molds taken and was told not to adjust my expanders till the next Visit.
Headed Back in This Past Wednesday to Have My Damon Braces Installed, He Removed my Lower Expander and Told me to start turning my upper again 2 times a week.
Was there for 2 hours to put the Braces on, Teeth were ok for a few hours before they started to get tender.
Went to Eat my Lunch the next Day that is when I Realized that it Hurt like a SOB to Chew anything. Ended up Having Stew and Bread For Supper that night.
Today was a bit Better Had Chowder and Potato Wedges for Lunch and A Couple of Burgers for Supper.
I Will keep this updated as much as I Can through my Journey.
Here is some Pics.
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Damon Braces Installed 11/15/2017.
Issues with Teeth, Too many to List!

EmilyTravels
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Re: Finally in Braces.

#2 Postby EmilyTravels » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:42 am

Congratulations on overcoming your fears and getting into orthodontia! You definitely have serious issues, but orthodontists can do amazing things. I wish you all the best with your treatment!

You will become an expert on soft foods and which ones work best for you. Make sure to eat as healthfully as you can (veggie soups and frozen vegetables that tend to be mushy) are your best friends. Yogurts, fruit smoothies, sweet potatoes, pastas, and many other foods will keep you from getting too bored. And milkshakes are the best treat!

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atrixa
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Re: Finally in Braces.

#3 Postby atrixa » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:18 am

Congratulations on getting them on! You won't recognise yourself in a few months :)
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My braces journey: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=51689

2Low4U
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Re: Finally in Braces.

#4 Postby 2Low4U » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:21 am

Thank you for the replys.
I have full trust in the orthodontist I have, he is a great guy.
The soft foods are not too bad in the past couple of days The only problem is that I go to the gym quite a bit to workout and when I come home I am usually starving lol.
So I eat a big meal usually and then head to clean my teeth for 20-30 min.
I only try to eat a couple of big meals a day to keep me at bay, I don't want to be brushing my teeth 6 times a day.
I am thinking that my teeth are starting to shift around already as my molars today seem to be itchy if that makes any sense and I still have a dull pain on the front upper and lower teeth.
My upper i teeth are touching lower brackets as of this morning so I know something is moving around.
Damon Braces Installed 11/15/2017.
Issues with Teeth, Too many to List!

2Low4U
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:30 pm

Re: Finally in Braces.

#5 Postby 2Low4U » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:35 pm

1 week update!
Been noticing Movement in my Teeth Already, been a week today since I had them Installed. :D
Sorry for not shaving! :lol:
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Damon Braces Installed 11/15/2017.
Issues with Teeth, Too many to List!

2Low4U
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:30 pm

Re: Finally in Braces.

#6 Postby 2Low4U » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:39 pm

gonna try the pics again.
http://imageshack.com/a/img923/2875/tbYQRt.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img924/7155/Zgi10Z.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img922/6774/D2eBsx.jpg
Sorry I am not advertising for the Big Bang Theroy BTW :lol:
These Pics Were Taken Tonight so ,it ha been a week and 2 days.
My upper Front Teeth Look Angled on the Front pic but They are straight, just the camera angle.
Been really noticing alot of small Changes in my teeth within the past week.
Front upper Teeth are starting to Tilt in and the spaces are closing up.
My Lower Front teeth are moving inline I think in the next couple of weeks they should almost be in line with one another.
I am gonna have to be really careful as my Upper I Teeth are Contacting the lower Brackets.
I Will update again next week... see yas!
Damon Braces Installed 11/15/2017.
Issues with Teeth, Too many to List!

2Low4U
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:30 pm

Re: Finally in Braces.

#7 Postby 2Low4U » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 pm

Not much to update, my lower teeth are still moving, I have some random pains in my Teeth, yesterday was my 3 Front lower teeth and Tonight it is one of my pre molars on the left Side that are sore.
The lowers are really moving around now they should be inline within the next month or so.
I am not seeing any movement on the upper Teeth or pain but I never felt any Pain with my palate Expander on the upper just always the Lower teeth.it probably is but I Don't Notice.

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/3253/HMBq1Y.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img922/6548/uXvQ9U.jpg
Damon Braces Installed 11/15/2017.
Issues with Teeth, Too many to List!


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