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by VioletJay
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Argh! Wow. These bottom braces are killing my mouth. I have about eleventy hundred mouth ulcers, I've bitten both sides of my cheeks more times than I can count and I'm just....torn up. I've been on Ensure for about four days straight - I dared eat a slice of pizza tonight and the salt just burned. ...
by VioletJay
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Here are my lowers! As you can see they're pretty overcrowded too. My ortho is going to file between them at the next appointment to make them a little smaller, so that they all align correctly in the space they have. It'll be nice to have an actual bite someday! http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/r...
by VioletJay
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Here we go! Pictures, as promised!

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by VioletJay
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Right! This morning I am getting braces put on my BOTTOM TEETH!!! I'm only three months into treatment so this is MUCH sooner than either I or my orthodontist thought. It's exciting; my top teeth have been moving extremely quickly - they seem to know where I want them to go - and aside from a couple...
by VioletJay
Thu May 31, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Wow - I can't believe how much progress my extraction gaps have made! We're now less than two weeks away from the placement of the lower braces and I must admit, the last (almost) three months have flow by... If it goes this quickly all the way through, the whole two years will have passed quick as ...
by VioletJay
Fri May 18, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Here are pictures as promised. Apparently they're going on the bottom on June 11th!!! That's about two months sooner than I thought... Anyway, today my mouth is annoying me - very achy indeed! I kinda want to take the braces off, but not - you know? The sensation would be relieved by my taking them ...
by VioletJay
Thu May 17, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Wah! Okay - arch wire was replaced this morning. I think I now have a size 16 rather than a size 12. Left wire tie (over the extraction gap) was also replaced as it broke - but right one was not. Guess what? The right wire tie just broke again. It did that once before. So off we go, back to the orth...
by VioletJay
Mon May 14, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

First proper wire changing adjustment on Thursday, too!!! Exciting!
by VioletJay
Sat May 12, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Right - pictures as promised! Here's a few days after brace day from the front... http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/JayBowyer/Teeth%20progress/P1080387.jpg Here is yesterday - just about nine weeks... http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/JayBowyer/Teeth%20progress/9WeeksSmall2.jpg From on...
by VioletJay
Fri May 11, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Okay guys and gals! There has been HUGE movement. I need to take pics and post them but suffice it to say my top row of teeth is looking significantly different than before! There are actually spaces where there weren't before, which is weird, but also the front four teeth are more straight than the...
by VioletJay
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Well, it's six weeks in now and there are VERY noticeable changes. VERY. Here's day four: http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/JayBowyer/Teeth%20progress/Day4v22.jpg Here's today: http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/JayBowyer/Teeth%20progress/P1080495.jpg As you can see, I am now sporting a...
by VioletJay
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: HeyBuckey!'s Story
Replies: 423
Views: 103119

Re: HeyBuckey!'s Story

Ooooh LOVELY teeth! And how gorgeous you are! :)
by VioletJay
Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

Went back today to have the wire tie end on the right clipped off - it had been impaling me in the lip and tongue since yesterday's rough manipulation and replacement by a tech I can only describe as a car-mechanic-turned-ortho-assistant. I felt like she was manipulating the wiring in an engine yest...
by VioletJay
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

Re: Jay's Braces Journey...

I think my right premolar has moved out too - that would make sense as it's been super sensitive!
by VioletJay
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jay's Braces Journey...
Replies: 77
Views: 14789

New Four Week Pictures!

Picture time everyone! I think you can really see how they're moving from the change in the shape and location of the archwire... :) First Day: http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/JayBowyer/Teeth%20progress/5FirstDay.jpg Four Weeks: http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/JayBowyer/Teeth%20pro...