After waiting years and years for braces, I finally got them in June. The journey so far has been a lot better than I expected... however, being the impatient person that I am, I spend a little time every day assessing my teeth in the mirror for any little sign of change!
The main problems:
-Overbite (may require surgery in about a year, it's a skeletal issue... my bottom jaw is too short therefore my bottom teeth have flared out at an angle to compensate for the gap)
I've had 3 wire-changes so far, and each time they've upgraded me to a new type of wire (don't know if this change is normal or not... ortho. assistant said I'm "flying through the wires") I go about every 5 weeks and my next appointment is in November.
Oh, I also just got my 3 wisdom teeth removed on Sept 8th. Everything went well and it didn't interfere with my braces.
Finally, here are some extremely unflattering pictures of my mouth for you. Sorry for the quality of the self-cams, taking pictures inside my mouth isn't so easy!
Right side, taken at initial consultation
Now, 3 and a half months into braces
Left side, taken at initial consultation (my teeth close right on top of each other, and my cross bite)
Now, 3.5 months later... my teeth don't touch when I close my mouth, so it's really awkward.
Front... giant gap, and my lower jaw is really crooked.
3.5 months later, gap is closing & jaw is slowly coming into place
3.5 months later. It was really hard to take a picture, but I hope you can tell that one wonky molar is almost in it's place with the help if a button & elastic
Now: *I can't get the picture to resize for some reason, so here's a link to the HUGE!!! picture*
There you have it!
I don't even know how all those gaps are going to be closed, I don't think there's even enough teeth in my mouth x_x