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by leager2000
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life before and during braces.... Pictures 4th adjustment
Replies: 57
Views: 26222

Re: Life before and during braces.... Pictures 4th adjustmen

Hey, I have been debraced since June 1st. I am wearing Essix retainer and am having a hrd time keeping them clean. I have to wear them for 24/7 for now because when I take them off for more than an our. My teeth start to shift. My orthodontist states that I may need a permanent retainer. Does anyone...
by leager2000
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life before and during braces.... Pictures 4th adjustment
Replies: 57
Views: 26222

I was finally debraced. Yesterday was my big day. It took about 2 hours for the process to be complete. I love my new smile.

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by leager2000
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life before and during braces.... Pictures 4th adjustment
Replies: 57
Views: 26222

I saw my orthodontist on April fool's day and he told me that I will get my braces removed on my next visit. I thought it was a joke until he told me that I need to wear my elastics around the clock until that appointment. I cannot wait.
by leager2000
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life before and during braces.... Pictures 4th adjustment
Replies: 57
Views: 26222

My orthodontist said we will discuss debracing at my next visit. This is great timing; my college reunion is in May. By the way, I put a before picture below. Money well spent.


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by leager2000
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: bracedagain - Ken = New Update
Replies: 369
Views: 141333

Thanks for the encouraging words. I posted some post-frenectomy pictures.
by leager2000
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life before and during braces.... Pictures 4th adjustment
Replies: 57
Views: 26222

Pardon the errors above. What I meant was the sutures have not completely dissolved and the swelling is going down.

By the way Ken you were right. The recovery period is not so bad.
by leager2000
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life before and during braces.... Pictures 4th adjustment
Replies: 57
Views: 26222

OK, I had the frenectomy and below is the picture. The pain was bad, but tolerable. It is improving daily. Glad it is over. The sutures have not completely resolved. Thank God the sweeling is going down. I thought I would have to get plastic surgery to correct my new fat lip! http://img684.imageshac...
by leager2000
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Progress in Pictures...adjustment #6
Replies: 40
Views: 13474

Your smile is beautiful. Congratulations on being debraced!!
by leager2000
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 20 years young braced 3/2/09 pics inside..
Replies: 85
Views: 32058

Your teeth look amazing!!!
by leager2000
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life before and during braces.... Pictures 4th adjustment
Replies: 57
Views: 26222

I found out that my insurance will cover the frenctomy at 80%. I am scheduled on Dec 17 and am very nervous about the pain post-procedure.
by leager2000
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ali @ 6 weeks/Gap/*Pics*
Replies: 26
Views: 12857

I can definitely see some progress. The appointment may have been pushed put due to the holidays. If I were you, however, I would ask him if I could return sooner if they scheduled me for another 3 month appointment. I have been very eager to get debraced since day one and have gone back and forth w...
by leager2000
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ali @ 6 weeks/Gap/*Pics*
Replies: 26
Views: 12857

I can definitely see some progress. The appointment may have been pushed put due to the holidays. If I were you, however, I would ask him if I could return sooner if they scheduled me for another 3 month appointment. I have been very eager to get debraced since day one and have gone back and forth w...
by leager2000
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life before and during braces.... Pictures 4th adjustment
Replies: 57
Views: 26222

I am going to be evaluated for a frenectomy at the end of this month. It is not covered by insurance, so I have to cough up $390 dollars for the procedure and $50 for the consultation.
by leager2000
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2 Weeks with braces with pictures
Replies: 16
Views: 4451

Thanks for the encouraging words. I remember when I was just starting out and how much I wanted the experience to be over. Your smile is going to be great and the time will fly by.
by leager2000
Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Life before and during braces.... Pictures 4th adjustment
Replies: 57
Views: 26222

Thank you. I am suppose to have a frenectomy to remove that tissue between my two front teeth.