Wow! I completely forgot I started a braces story. I can't believe 8 months have passed already, although, somedays it feels like its been 8 years!
So far so good. My teeth have moved so much it is amazing. I took me 8 months to have my first "catastrophic braces incident"! Haha, I thought I was going to make it the whole time without something bad happening. I broke my first bracket the other day on a sandwich.
After cursing everyone and their mother I finally came to and realized I was over reacting. If I am having a bad day and anything, and I mean anything, goes wrong with my braces it makes my day 34982 times worse. Funny how that works, right?
Okay cutting to the chase... PICTURES
To refresh your memory of the horror that was once my teeth, here ya go:
BUT, once upon a time my teeth used to look like this...
That is until my impacted canine teeth got jealous hiding out in the roof of my mouth all by themselves. They decided to hit the high road and see what all the fuss was about down yonder.
It was a sad sad day....
Fast forward about 2 and half years. After I got over the denial that, yes indeed, two freaking teeth just shot out of the roof of my mouth, I realized that ignoring the problem wasn't going to make it go away.
I got the baby canines pulled two weeks into braces and at my 2 month anniversary my teeth looked something like this:
Nothing short of a hot mess...
Around 3-4 months I saw a lot of movement
*NOTE* this is an upside down shot of uppers*****
So far my teeth have looked the best at 7 months, which I don't understand. At my latest adjustment my ortho moved all kinds of teeth around so now I have gaps all over the place I never had before
CURRENT SMILE 8 MONTHS*
^^my stubborn side. That little guy flew up there really quick, much quicker than the other canine but once he got there he didn't want to move anymore
Well, I can say I have definitely not regretted getting braces. Lately I have been a little fed up with them and wanting to switch over to invisalign. BUT, I know deep down inside I really want to be strong and just stick it out until xmas. I should feel lucky I have such a short treatment time
And, sorry for the novel. Clearly I have too much time on my hands