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by Kevinr144
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

I got my braces off Thurs. After 28 months, here are the results. http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b629/OutdoorsguyAZ/20160625_095052-kdcollage_zps4rfkjb42.jpg I stuck with my same ortho and sat down with him to discuss my concerns in depth. After that, he really spent the extra time needed to de...
by Kevinr144
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

I had a consult with another ortho. He agreed with the concerns I have and he stated he would take off the upper front 6 brackets and start over with a clean slate. He estimated 3 to 5 months to fix everything and finish. I have a lot of confidence in him. He explained exactly what he would do and w...
by Kevinr144
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

I'm at the end of my patience. Today, they told me they're going to start charging me $150 a month until I'm done because I'm at month 25 of my estimated 24 months. I asked them if I'm still in treatment because I haven't followed treatment or missed appointments. They said no. I asked if I'm still ...
by Kevinr144
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

My upper right tooth has started to protude out now. I called the ortho and went in and he put some more bends in and said its definitely protruding and shouldn't be. Then the assistant told me we need to finish my treatment otherwise they will have to start charging me by the month since I'm over m...
by Kevinr144
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

Alright, it's been a week since my last adjustment. Once again, my ortho tried to convince me that everything is as good as it gets. I was getting the feeling that he just wanted me to stop taking up his time since my braces have been paid off for a few months now. He wasn't interested in finishing ...
by Kevinr144
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

Hi Kevin, I would have thought it would be easier for your ortho to remove and replace the brackets on your front four teeth than to try to make adjustments by bending the archwire. You might have to go back to a smaller archwire as I did when I had brackets removed and replaced in different positi...
by Kevinr144
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

IOB, thanks for the kind words. I know I'm my own worst critic but I also know I deserve the smile I want after spending $5,000 and over 2 years of my time. Here are some pics from different angles to illustrate my point. Regarding the protruding lateral incisor: when I compare it to the incisor on ...
by Kevinr144
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

Once again, after another adjustment, my 4 front upper teeth are even more crooked. I seriously feel like he's just guessing at this point. It's not even one step forward, two steps back anymore. It's just two steps back. Every time I think the end is in sight, my teeth get more crooked. My brackets...
by Kevinr144
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

I'm back. I'm 23 months now with no end in sight. When I look back at my pictures from 16 months, my teeth were much straighter and I was happier with them than I am now. I should have been done months ago but they repositioned 4 brackets on my upper fronts and everything got much worse after that. ...
by Kevinr144
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

I'm back :) Still have my braces. I'm about 16 months now I think. My ortho is still working on a few things. I've been wearing elastics for a few months now. They're a pain in the you-know-what! http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p37/Kevinr20/Braces6.30.2015.jpg My bite feels pretty good. I'm mainl...
by Kevinr144
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

Also, my bite is still somewhat open and most of my front teeth on the top are level with each other except for one of the middle fronts. It's crooked and higher. I mentioned how one is higher and the assistant said the dr will probably just shave down the rest to level them all out. Why wouldn't th...
by Kevinr144
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

I haven't updated in a long time because I've been disappointed with my progress and I'm concerned it's my orthos fault. Over the past 6 months, I have had 4 brackets repositioned to help straighten certain teeth out but only 1 got straighter. 3 became more crooked. This month, my ortho put some ben...
by Kevinr144
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

Nice progress! Those clear power chains stain very easily and could be making your teeth look dingy. You're right, the chains definitely make the rest of the teeth look dingy but I still notice a slight staining on the teeth. I guess I shouldn't be too worried about it. I'll get my teeth whitened w...
by Kevinr144
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

newbite wrote:Holy cow that is incredible!! :-88

Thanks, newbite! I'm very happy with the progress so far. I just have to keep wondering if its attributed to the Acceledent or if I'd have made the same progress without it.
by Kevinr144
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Adult braces while using Acceledent
Replies: 56
Views: 10284

Re: Adult braces while using Acceledent

And here's my 6 month front view. I'll admit, I did color correct the stained ligatures in photoshop because I felt it distracted from the teeth themselves. http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p37/Kevinr20/fronttest.jpg I can't wait to have the brackets on the front 2 teeth repositioned so they strai...